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February 09, 2017
NUKEWARS
US, Japan conduct test of joint missile



Washington (AFP) Feb 6, 2017
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. The two nations have been working together since 2006 to develop a variant of the Standard Missile-3, a ship-launched missile that operates as part of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. Friday's test off Kauai in Hawaii saw the Standard Missile-3 "Block IIA" successfully hit its target in space, the US ... 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
CYBER WARS
Japan taps Elbit subsidiary for cybersecurity training help
Israel's Cyberbit Ltd. is helping launch a cybersecurity training and simulator facility in Japan under a contract from Ni Cybersecurity Inc. ... 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
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
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TECH SPACE
New material that contracts when heated holds great industrial potential
Materials scientists in Japan have discovered a new material that contracts when heated, a rarity. ... 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 NEWS
China tests its new super-accurate missile during war games
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 lates ... 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
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


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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
TECH SPACE
NASA's New Shape-Shifting Radiator Inspired by Origami
Japan's ancient art of paper folding has inspired the design of a potentially trailblazing "smart" radiator that a NASA technologist is now developing to remove or retain heat on small satellites. ... more
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

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Facebook on Wednesday updated its Safety Check feature with a way for people to lend, or get, helping hands after disasters. A new "Community Help" feature provides a forum at the leading social network where assistance can be offered to victims of floods, earthquakes, fires or other kinds of natural or accidental tragedy, according to Facebook vice president of social good Naomi Gleit. ... more
Afghans dig with 'any tools possible' for avalanche survivors

Six cosmic catastrophes that could wipe out life on Earth

Radiation level in Fukushima plant at record high

New beam pattern yields more precise radar, ultrasound imaging
University of Rochester researchers have developed a novel beam pattern that promises to lend unprecedented sharpness to ultrasound and radar images. The beam's mathematical pattern yields wavelengths that momentarily collapse in on themselves, briefly forming a precise and powerful beam of sound or light waves. "All the energy fits together in time and space so it comes together ... more
Anatomy of a debris incident

Japan's troubled 'space junk' mission fails

New material that contracts when heated holds great industrial potential

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
Scientists find huge ancient landslide on Great Barrier Reef

Size matters for marine protected areas designed to aid coral

Great Barrier Reef building coral under threat from poisonous seaweed

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 US Missile Hits Target in Space
The US Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency and Raytheon have successfully tested a missile that intercepts enemy missiles in space. The SM-3 IIA missile can sense ballistic missile attacks from space and neutralize the threats. The SM-3 made its debut by eliminating a ballistic missile fired from the Navy's USS John Paul Jones destroyer. The idea for the mission was conceive ... more
New Age, New Aims: CIS Air Defense to Be Upgraded for Aerospace Tasks

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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500 years of robots go on show in London
Why do humans build machines that resemble them - and what does that say about us? A London exhibition opening on Tuesday is surveying 500 years of simple to sophisticated robots to find out. Take a lip-syncing monk from the 16th century or a cartoon-like humanoid avatar that helps children with autism today. They and 100 other robots on display at the Science Museum chart an evolution of m ... more
Switzerland orders Protector remote weapon stations

Transparent gel-based robots can catch and release live fish

MIT's wearable AI system can detect a conversation's tone

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
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'Abduction' of China tycoon sparks fear in Hong Kong

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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

Mobile phone and satellite data to map poverty
An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymised data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure poverty. The researchers, led by WorldPop at the University of Southampton and the Flowminder Foundation, have worked with Telenor Research and mobile phone company Grameenphone to examine rates of poverty and it ... more
NASA Taking Stock of Phytoplankton Populations in the Pacific

Why the Earth's magnetic poles could be about to swap places

An application of astronomy to save endangered species

Syngenta says profits down as ChemChina takeover looms
Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta said Wednesday that restructuring costs hit 2016 earnings, even as its planned takeover by ChemChina looks set to be completed by the middle of the year. Last year, Syngenta raked in a net profit of $1.2 billion (1.1 billion euros), which was 12 percent lower than a year earlier, blaming ballooning restructuring and impairment charges, including costs ... more
Miracle crop: Can quinoa help feed the world?

Students brew beer using 5,000-year-old recipe from China

Persistent tropical foraging in the New Guinea highlands

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
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Ivory Coast govt in bid to end elite troops' mutiny
The Ivorian government on Wednesday pressed a bid to defuse a revolt by special forces, as fears of renewed unrest spread following weeks of protests over pay by security forces. The authorities went into talks with protesters from the elite special forces - the latest troops to mutiny in recent weeks - while sharply condemning the soldiers who fired in the air in the army barracks town o ... more
Somalia to elect president amid security, drought woes

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