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February 08, 2017
MISSILE NEWS
China tests its new super-accurate missile during war games



Beijing (Sputnik) Feb 07, 2017
The Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force has begun practicing the deployment of medium-range Dongfeng (DF) missiles capable of reaching strategic US and Japanese bases near China, the latest iteration of Beijing's war game-preparations for an armed conflict in the South and East China Seas. While the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday celebrations carried on, Beijing focused on defense preparations. DF-16 missiles, first unveiled to the public in late 2015, were tested in the deep forest duri ... read more

MARSDAILY
UAE Aims to Launch Its First Ever Mars Mission in 2020
The United Arab Emirates has set an ambitious goal of sending nation's first mission to Mars in 2020, launching its unmanned orbiter from Japan's space center. The unmanned orbiter Hope, desig ... more
NUKEWARS
US, Japan conduct test of joint missile
The United States and Japan have conducted the first interception of a ballistic missile target using a jointly built system, amid heightened tensions over North Korea's missile program. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
U.S. Navy deploys new 'digital quarterback' in Japan
The U.S. Navy is strengthening airborne radar and detection capabilities in the Asia-Pacific with five E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes early warning and control aircraft. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China ships sail near disputed isles after Mattis visit: Japan
Japan said Chinese coast guard vessels sailed Monday into its territorial waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea, days after the new US defence chief vowed to defend Tokyo's control of them. ... more
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TECH SPACE
Japan's troubled 'space junk' mission fails
An experimental Japanese mission to clear 'space junk' or rubbish from the Earth's orbit has ended in failure, officials said Monday, in an embarassment for Tokyo. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
US-Japan alliance 'cornerstone' of stability: Mattis
US Defense Secretary James Mattis told his Japanese counterpart on Saturday that their alliance remained a "cornerstone" of regional stability as he wrapped up a visit aimed at reassuring key Asian allies about Washington's commitment to their security. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China warns US after Mattis says Senkakus covered by treaty
China warned the US Saturday it was risking instability in Asia after President Donald Trump's new defence secretary vowed to back Japan in any military clash with Beijing over a disputed island chain. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Radiation level in Fukushima plant at record high
/> Radiation levels inside a stricken reactor at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant have hit a record high capable of shutting down robots, in the latest challenge to efforts aimed at dismantling the ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
France's Areva picks up Japanese investors
France's troubled nuclear energy company Areva announced Friday that two Japanese companies would take equity stakes as part of its restructuring as investors approved a state bailout. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Raytheon contracted for Patriot missile support
Raytheon received a $202 million foreign military sales contract to provide engineering services for its Patriot weapon system. ... more


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EARTH OBSERVATION
Research journey to the center of the Earth
Researchers in Japan say they may be one step closer to solving the mystery at the core of the Earth. It has long been established that approximately 85 percent of the Earth's core is made of ... more
SUPERPOWERS
New Pentagon chief seeks to underscore alliances with Japan, S.Korea
New Pentagon chief James Mattis on Wednesday heads to South Korea and Japan, where he will seek to reassure the key US allies about American security commitments in the region. ... more
WATER WORLD
Ocean acidification can also promote shell formation
More carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air also acidifies the oceans. It seemed to be the logical conclusion that shellfish and corals will suffer, because chalk formation becomes more difficult in more a ... more
EARLY EARTH
Mechanism for photosynthesis already existed in primeval microbe
A Japanese research group led by Associate Professor ASHIDA Hiroki (Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe University), Academic Researcher KONO Takunari (Graduate School of Huma ... more

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Afghans dig with 'any tools possible' for avalanche survivors
Afghan villagers were digging with shovels and whatever else they could find in a desperate race Tuesday to save survivors days after avalanches buried whole villages in the mountainous north and east. Army helicopters were sent to deliver aid as rescuers on the ground battled snowdrifts to reach remote towns. But blocked roads and difficult terrain meant rescue equipment was in short su ... more
Six cosmic catastrophes that could wipe out life on Earth

Radiation level in Fukushima plant at record high

Climate change drove population decline in New World before Europeans arrived

Aavid Thermacore Europe's technology will keep solar satellite cool
A solar satellite with a deep space mission to capture the most spectacular images ever taken of the Sun will be cooled by technology pioneered by a North East England-based firm. The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter will use k-Core Annealed Pyrolytic Graphite technology (APG) designed and manufactured by Aavid Thermacore Europe Ltd. Aavid Thermacore's technology will keep instruments ... more
Scientists discover helium chemistry

New beam pattern yields more precise radar, ultrasound imaging

Anatomy of a debris incident

Controlling electron spin makes water splitting more efficient
One of the main obstacles in the production of hydrogen through water splitting is that hydrogen peroxide is also formed, which affects the efficiency stability of the reaction and the stability of the production. Dutch and Israelian researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology and the Weizmann Institute have succeeded in controlling the spin of electrons in the reaction and thereby almos ... more
A closer look at what caused the Flint water crisis

Size matters for marine protected areas designed to aid coral

Marine ecosystems show resilience to climate disturbance

Supercomputing, experiment combine for first look at magnetism of real nanoparticle
Barely wider than a strand of human DNA, magnetic nanoparticles - such as those made from iron and platinum atoms - are promising materials for next-generation recording and storage devices like hard drives. Building these devices from nanoparticles should increase storage capacity and density, but understanding how magnetism works at the level of individual atoms is critical to getting the best ... more
Scientists determine precise 3-D location 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle

1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips

Three magnetic states for each hole

New Age, New Aims: CIS Air Defense to Be Upgraded for Aerospace Tasks
The Commonwealth of Independent States' (CIS) joint air defense system will be adapted to meet the challenges of aerospace defense, the press service of the CIS Executive Committee stated. On February 8-9, the CIS Executive Committee in Minsk will host an expert group meeting to consult on draft documents regarding the cooperation of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the military sphere. ... more
New US Missile Hits Target in Space

Raytheon contracted for Patriot missile support

Lockheed Martin to perform additional THAAD development

China looks to Mars, Jupiter exploration
China's plans for deep-space exploration included two Mars missions and one Jupiter probe. China plans its first Mars probe by 2020, said Wu Yanhua, vice director of the China National Space Administration. A second Mars probe will bring back samples and conduct research on the planet's structure, composition and environment, Wu said. Also on the agenda are an asteroid explorat ... more
China's first cargo spacecraft to leave factory

China launches commercial rocket mission Kuaizhou-1A

China Space Plan to Develop "Strength and Size"

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MIT's wearable AI system can detect a conversation's tone
It's a fact of nature that a single conversation can be interpreted in very different ways. For people with anxiety or conditions such as Asperger's, this can make social situations extremely stressful. But what if there was a more objective way to measure and understand our interactions? Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Institute o ... more
500 years of robots go on show in London

Transparent gel-based robots can catch and release live fish

New wave of robots set to deliver the goods

Exile, jail, abduction: the hazardous lives of China's rich
The mysterious case of a billionaire who went missing from Hong Kong last week, reportedly abducted by mainland security agents, has underscored the precarious lives of China's ultra rich. Local media say financier Xiao Jianhua was last seen at his apartment in Hong Kong's Four Seasons hotel and is under investigation in connection with China's 2015 stocks crash. There is no shortage of ... more
Missing Chinese billionaire targeted over stocks crash: report

'Abduction' of China tycoon sparks fear in Hong Kong

Hong Kong leadership favourite testifies in corruption trial

First Light for Breakthrough Listen at Parkes Telescope
Breakthrough Listen, the 10-year, $100-million astronomical search for intelligent life beyond Earth launched in 2015 by Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking, has announced its first observations using the Parkes Radio Telescope in New South Wales, Australia. Parkes joins the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia, USA, and the Automated Planet Finder (APF) at Lick Ob ... more
Search for ET underway with Parkes Radio Telescope

Breakthrough Listen to Search for Intelligent Life Around Tabby's Star

New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground

NASA Taking Stock of Phytoplankton Populations in the Pacific
The microscopic size of phytoplankton, the plant-like organisms that live in the sunlit upper ocean, belies their importance in the global environment. They provide the food source for the zooplankton that ultimately feed larger animals ranging from small fish to whales. And like plants on land, phytoplankton use carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to grow and thrive through photosynthesis, which ... more
Why the Earth's magnetic poles could be about to swap places

An application of astronomy to save endangered species

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Persistent tropical foraging in the New Guinea highlands
The development of agriculture is frequently seen as one of the major economic, social, and demographic thresholds in human history. From the perspective of the modern world it is often seen as an inevitable, desirable subsistence strategy, allowing larger populations, settled life, and the development of cities. Likewise it has even been argued that long-term human survival in tropical forests ... more
Spain's Balearic Islands hit by deadly olive tree bacteria

Italy's military 'narcos' cook up cannabis cures

Corn turning French hamsters into deranged cannibals: research

Santa Fe Institute researchers look for life's lower limits
When energy and nutrients abound, a bacterium will repair itself while synthesizing new parts to create a twin and then split, all as quickly as conditions allow. But if resources shrink, so does growth rate. The cell responds by shunting its dwindling supplies from replication to repair, shutting down processes until it's running a skeleton crew to survive. Below a crucial level, it's all over. ... more
Dedicated Planet Imager Opens Its Eyes to Other Worlds

New planet imager delivers first science at Keck

First footage of a living stylodactylid shrimp filter-feeding at depth of 4826m

Two Months to Stop Pandemic X from Taking Hold
Over the past several years, DARPA-funded researchers have pioneered RNA vaccine technology, a medical countermeasure against infectious diseases that uses coded genetic constructs to stimulate production of viral proteins in the body, which in turn can trigger a protective antibody response. As a follow-on effort, DARPA funded research into genetic constructs that can directly stimulate p ... more
Bird flu outbreak spreads to Belgium

UTA materials scientist invents breath monitor to detect flu

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Somalia to elect president amid security, drought woes
Somalia is to hold its presidential election on Wednesday after numerous delays, with ongoing security concerns and warnings of famine topping the agenda for the new administration. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is seeking re-election against 22 other candidates. The troubled Horn of Africa nation, which has not had an effective central government in three decades, had been promised a ... more
Elite I.Coast troops fire protest shots at two bases

A struggle for land and survival in Kenya's restive highlands

Weapons seized from Gambia ex-leader's home: general

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A new recruit for ESA's astronaut corps
Matthias Maurer, from Germany, has started his astronaut training as part of ESA's astronaut corps. Matthias was among the 10 finalists in 2009 selection, and is now undergoing basic training at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is on the International Space Station and all the original class of 2009 have now flown in space. Matthias Maurer's n ... more
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Defiant Iran in missile exercise day after US sanctions

Trump slaps sanctions on Iran as tension mounts

VP Pence warns Iran against testing Trump's resolve



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