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May 17, 2017
IRON AND ICE
The Aerospace Corporation leads Asteroid Impact Exercise at IAA in Tokyo



El Segundo CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
Dr. William Ailor, Aerospace Fellow at The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace), will lead a realistic asteroid impact threat exercise at the 2017 International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Planetary Defense Conference in Tokyo, Japan, May 15-19. Aerospace, co-sponsor of this conference, brings together global experts and space agency leaders to discuss asteroid threats, mitigation strategies, and to consider international disaster response plans. Aerospace's interest began early in 2003 with ... read more

NUKEWARS
North Korea poses threat to China, Russia: US admiral
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
A top US Navy commander on Wednesday pushed for a "sense of urgency" over North Korea's nuclear and missile development, stressing it even threatens Pyongyang's allies China and Russia. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea test-fires missile in bid to test South, US
Seoul (AFP) May 14, 2017
North Korea fired a ballistic missile Sunday in an apparent bid to test the South's new liberal president and the US which have both signalled an interest in negotiations to ease months of tensions. ... more
IRON AND ICE
Twisting an Asteroid
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 16, 2017
Scientists and engineers from all over the world will gather from 15 to 19 May in Tokyo, Japan, at the 5th Planetary Defence Conference (PDC) to discuss the threat posed by asteroids and comets. ... more
WATER WORLD
Teleconnection between the tropical Pacific and Antarctica
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) May 16, 2017
In April 2016, a large-scale breakup of land-fast ice was observed in Lutzow-Holm Bay near Syowa Station, a Japanese research facility. It was the first comparably large calving in the region since ... more
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NUKEWARS
New S.Korean president talks to China, Japan leaders
Seoul (AFP) May 11, 2017
South Korea's new president Moon Jae-In spoke to the leaders of China and Japan Thursday, hours after a telephone call with his US counterpart Donald Trump, officials said, as he began shaping his approach to the nuclear-armed North. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Strong quake hits southern Japan, no tsunami risk
Tokyo (AFP) May 9, 2017
A strong earthquake hit southern Japan on Tuesday, though there was no tsunami warning nor immediate reports of damage or injuries. ... more
CHIP TECH
Dawn of organic single crystal electronics
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 03, 2017
Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences (Japan) have developed a method for high performance doping of organic single crystal. Furthermore, they s ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Japan to offer patrol planes to Malaysia: report
Tokyo (AFP) May 5, 2017
Japan plans to donate retired military patrol aircraft to Malaysia, a report said Friday, as alliances strengthen in response to China's maritime claims. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Oil-rich Alberta lands energy agreement with Japan
Washington (UPI) May 5, 2017
A deal with a Japanese oil and gas company was among agreements reached during a recent trade visit to Asia, the provincial leader of Alberta said. ... more
MARSDAILY
Japan aims to uncover how moons of Mars formed
Tokyo, Japan (The Conversation) May 03, 2017
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced a mission to visit the two moons of Mars and return a rock sample to Earth. It's a plan to uncover both the mystery of the moons' creation ... more


Scientists suggest the world should brace itself for a new wave of biological invasions

TECH SPACE
New coating surface for superior rust resistance with 'colorless' color
Nagoya, Japan (SPX) May 04, 2017
Polymer chemists at Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan invented a novel and simple coating process to color metals, leading to higher performance and saving the energy. The method involves a ch ... more
AEROSPACE
Lockheed Martin to upgrade sensor systems Japan's Apache helicopters
Washington (UPI) Apr 27, 2017
Lockheed Martin has received a contract to upgrade the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor, or M-TADS, for Japan's fleet of AH-64 Apache helicopters. ... more
NUKEWARS
US aircraft carrier starts drill with S. Korean navy
Seoul (AFP) April 29, 2017
The US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on Saturday kicked off a joint drill with the South Korean navy, officials said, as tensions rose over North Korea's latest test-fire of a ballistic missile. ... more
NUKEWARS
French ship in Japan for naval drill as N.Korea tensions rise
Tokyo (AFP) April 29, 2017
A French warfare ship arrived in Japan Saturday for an international drill as tensions mounted over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch in defiance of a US push for tougher global sanctions. ... more



Healthcare bill inspires road rage: Tenn. woman tries to run Congressman off road
Washington (UPI) May 14, 2017
Outrage over the GOP's healthcare bill spilled out of a town hall event and onto the roads in Tennessee over the weekend. On Saturday, Wendi Wright, a 35-year-old woman from Obion County, followed a car carrying Congressman David Kustoff, R-Tenn., and his aide. When Kustoff's ride finally stopped, Wright got out of her car, screamed at the politician and attacked his vehicle, banging on ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) May 15, 2017
Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2017
New fiber-based sensor could quickly detect structural problems in bridges and dams
Paris (AFP) May 7, 2017
Marine Le Pen: far-right firebrand who has shaken up French politics
HP Enterprise unveils computer 'for era of Big Data'
Washington (AFP) May 16, 2017
Researchers from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise on Tuesday unveiled what they claimed was a breakthrough in computing with a new machine capable of handling vast amounts of data at supercomputing speeds. The prototype named simple "the Machine" uses a new approach to computer architecture which the company says can be adapted for a range of Big Data applications, handling tasks at thousands of t ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
Inverse designing spontaneously self-assembling materials
Friedrichshafen, Germany (SPX) May 16, 2017
"Airbus Friedrichshafen: new satellite hub lays groundwork for the future"
Houston TX (SPX) May 17, 2017
'Hot' electrons don't mind the gap
Fish should figure in to fate of nation's aging dams
East Lansing MI (SPX) May 16, 2017
As nearly 75 percent of the nation's largest dams approach the high maintenance years, safety and economics figure large in decisions to fix or replace. A recent study by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers makes a case to consider how those dams affect the streams and fish that live in them. Big dams - many approaching 50 years old - span the United States. In some areas, like the ... more
Atescatempa, Guatemala (AFP) May 15, 2017
Dying Guatemala lake underlines climate change threat
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) May 16, 2017
Teleconnection between the tropical Pacific and Antarctica
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Large storms can flood aging sewer systems with harmful bacteria, viruses
Scientists print nanoscale imaging probe onto tip of optical fiber
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging probe onto the tip of a glass fiber as thin as a human hair, accelerating the production of the promising new device from several per month to several per day. The high-throughput fabrication technique opens the door for the widespread adoption of this and other nano-optical st ... more
Upton, NY (SPX) May 02, 2017
Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale
Osaka, Japan (SPX) May 04, 2017
X-ray microscope optics resolve 50-nm features while eliminating chromatic aberrations
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
State Dept. approves UAE for possible PAC-3 missile buy
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday the possible sale of Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to the United Arab Emirates. The proposed sale, approved by the U.S. State Department, is worth an estimated $2 billion. "The proposed sale will enhance the UAE's capability to meet current and future aircraft and missile threats," the agency said in a press release. " ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin contract for AEGIS system development
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
US approves sale of $2 billion in missiles to UAE: Pentagon
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives Patriot missile contract for Qatar
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
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Live interactions with robots increase their perceived human likeness
Washington DC (SPX) May 15, 2017
Most human interactions with robots come from behind a screen. Whether it's fiction or a real-life interaction, rarely are we put face to face with a robot. This poses a significant barrier when we look towards a future where robots will be part of our everyday lives. How do we break down this barrier? A recent study by researchers at the University of Koblenz-Landau, University of Wurzbur ... more
Minneapolis MN (SPX) May 11, 2017
3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch
Paris (AFP) May 11, 2017
Robotic 'exoskeleton' prevents elderly falls: study
Washington (AFP) May 9, 2017
Amazon's new Alexa speaker has a screen too
China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China has freed a prominent human rights lawyer on bail, Amnesty International said Wednesday, after he admitted to his crimes in what critics called a show trial. Xie Yang, who had worked on cases considered politically sensitive by China's ruling Communist Party, was among hundreds of legal staff and activists detained in the so-called "709 crackdown" in 2015. He pleaded guilty Monday ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
NASA Aims to Create First-Ever Space-Based Sodium Lidar to Study Poorly Understood Mesosphere
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 17, 2017
A team of NASA scientists and engineers now believes it can leverage recent advances in a greenhouse-detecting instrument to build the world's first space-based sodium lidar to study Earth's poorly understood mesosphere. Scientist Diego Janches and laser experts Mike Krainak and Tony Yu, all of whom work at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, are leading a research-a ... more
New Haven, CT (SPX) May 15, 2017
In measuring gas exchange between water and air, size matters
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
How satellite data led to a breakthrough for Lake Erie toxic algal blooms
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 16, 2017
Researchers apply data science to better predict effect of weather and other conditions
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Chinese exporting adulterated fish to Brazil: police
Brasilia (AFP) May 16, 2017
Brazilian police said Tuesday they have uncovered a ring that imported Chinese fish illegally adulterated to be heavier and as such, worth more when resold. Investigators from the agriculture ministry in the southern state of Santa Catarina found local businesses selling adulterated pollock, hake and other imported species, police said in a statement. The fish had been injected with "wat ... more
Paris (ESA) May 17, 2017
Novel use of satnav saves precious water
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) May 11, 2017
Tillage farming damaging earthworm populations
Zurich (AFP) May 5, 2017
Syngenta shareholders accept ChemChina offer
'Warm Neptune' Has Unexpectedly Primitive Atmosphere
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 15, 2017
A study combining observations from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveals that the distant planet HAT-P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium. Located about 437 light-years away, HAT-P-26b orbits a star roughly twice as old as the Sun. The analysis is one of the most detailed studies to date of a "warm Neptune," or a planet that is Nept ... more
Tucson AZ (SPX) May 16, 2017
Variable Winds on Hot Giant Exoplanet Help Study of Magnetic Field
Exeter UK (SPX) May 15, 2017
Primitive Atmosphere Found Around 'Warm Neptune'
Bethlehem PA (SPX) May 16, 2017
New 'styrofoam' planet provides tools in search for habitable planets
Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to malaria?
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
A non-toxic mixture of chitin-rich crab shell powder and nanosized silver particles could be an environmentally friendly way of curbing the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes, and malaria in particular. This is according to a series of experiments led by Jiang-Shiou Hwang of the National Taiwan Ocean University. The findings are published in Springer's journal Hydrobiologia. Mosquitoes ... more
Tampa FL (SPX) May 11, 2017
Mosquito-borne viruses like Zika may be spread at lower temperatures
Paris (AFP) May 10, 2017
10-year lifespan gain for some HIV patients: study
Stanford CA (SPX) May 04, 2017
Stanford researchers analyze what a warming planet means for mosquito-borne diseases
I.Coast rebel troops end mutiny as deal inked
Bouake, Ivory Coast (AFP) May 16, 2017
Rebel soldiers in Ivory Coast said Tuesday they were ending a four-day mutiny which drew in troops from across the country after reaching agreement with the government over a wages dispute. News of the deal was confirmed by a spokesman for the disgruntled troops, who said their financial demands had been met, ending a dispute which began in January. "We have found a basis for agreement. ... more
Abuja (AFP) May 16, 2017
Nigeria army chief warns troops about 'politicking'
Nairobi (AFP) May 12, 2017
Wounded author Kuki Gallmann vows return to Kenyan ranch
Abidjan (AFP) May 12, 2017
Gunfire as I.Coast troops resume protest despite 'apology'
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ISS crew harvest new crop of vegetables grown in space
Houston TX (SPX) May 17, 2017
While preparing for the 200th spacewalk on the International Space Station, the crew members in orbit performed the latest harvest of vegetables grown in space. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer collected the latest crop of Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage for the Veg-03 investigation. Some of this was consumed at meal-time, and the rest sealed for analysis back on Earth. Understanding how plants re ... more
Miami (AFP) May 12, 2017
'Awesomesauce,' proclaims US astronaut on historic spacewalk
Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) May 15, 2017
Six-legged livestock - sustainable food production
Houston TX (SPX) May 09, 2017
External commercial ISS platform starts second mission
N. Korea says 'new missile' can carry nuclear warhead
Seoul (AFP) May 15, 2017
North Korea Monday celebrated the launch of what appeared to be its longest-range ballistic missile yet tested in a bid to bring the US mainland within reach, saying it was capable of carrying a "heavy nuclear warhead". Leader Kim Jong-Un personally oversaw the test on Sunday, the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said, and pictures by state media showed him gazing at the missile in ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
ICBM launch facility receives comprehensive maintenance
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 16, 2017
US would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley
Tehran (AFP) May 14, 2017
Iran's delayed gold rush disillusions voters


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