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24/7 News Coverage About Japan
September 12, 2017
VENUSIAN HEAT
Equatorial jet in Venusian atmosphere discovered by Akatsuki



Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Observations by Japan's Venus climate orbiter Akatsuki have revealed an equatorial jet in the lower to middle cloud layer of the planet's atmosphere, a finding that could be pivotal to unraveling a phenomenon called superrotation. Venus rotates westward with a very low angular speed; it takes 243 Earth days to rotate once. The planet's atmosphere rotates in the same direction but at much higher angular speeds, which is called "superrotation." The planet is covered by thick clouds that extend ... read more

FLOATING STEEL
Navy to issue order for heavy lift of the USS John S. McCain
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
The U.S. Navy is planning on issuing an order on an existing contract for the salvage, repair and transport of the USS John S. McCain to Yokosuka, Japan, using a heavy lift. ... more
EARLY EARTH
Techniques used in forensic science help discover new molecular fossils
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Researchers in Japan and China believe they have found new molecular fossils of archaea using a method of analysis commonly used in forensic science. According to a system designed by microbio ... more
FAST TRACK
Modi, Abe to kick-start India's first bullet train project
Ahmedabad, India (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will break ground on India's first bullet train project on Thursday in western Gujarat state, as the country seeks faster travel for millions. ... more
ROBO SPACE
New Japanese sniffs out smelly feet
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Do your feet smell bad? Just a little or absolutely awful? ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR
PM opens country's fifth nuclear power plant
Islamabad (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday inaugurated the country's fifth nuclear power plant, developed in collaboration with China amid hopes that his government could end chronic power shortages this year. ... more
SPACEMART
ASTROSCALE Raises a Total of $25 Million in Series C Led by Private Companies
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
ASTROSCALE completed a Series C round and raised $53 million in total to date. Private companies, ANA Holdings Inc. (ANA - parent company of ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS Co., Ltd.) and OSG Corporation, join r ... more
WATER WORLD
Japanese seaweed is welcome invader on US coasts: study
Miami (AFP) July 17, 2017
A kind of Japanese seaweed that is considered an invasive species in the United States is actually serving an important role in restoring barren and vulnerable coastlines, US researchers said Monday. ... more
NUKEWARS
Russia in new battle of wills with West over North Korea
Moscow (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
As Washington and its allies push for sanctions on North Korea after its latest nuclear test, Russian President Vladimir Putin has emerged as one of the most strident voices against punishing Pyongyang. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima: Japan
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Japan Wednesday again upgraded its estimated size of North Korea's latest nuclear test to a yield of around 160 kilotons - more than ten times the size of the Hiroshima bomb. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russia's Gazprom examines LNG options in Japan
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Russian energy company Gazprom said it signed preliminary agreements for small- and mid-sized liquefied natural gas projects in the Japanese market. ... more


N.Korea crisis sparks nuclear debate in Japan, S.Korea

NUKEWARS
Japan, S.Korea push Putin over Pyongyang sanctions
Vladivostok, Russia (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday echoed South Korea's demand for more pressure on Pyongyang after its nuclear tests as the leaders of the two countries looked to grind down resistance from Russia's Vladimir Putin. ... more
NUKEWARS
North Korea and its missiles: what next?
Seoul (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Tensions between North Korea and the United States are spiking again in the aftermath of Pyongyang's latest weapons test, when it lobbed an intermediate range missile over northern Japan. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Scientists use CRISPR gene-editing technology to alter flower color
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Researchers in Japan have reported in a new study they used the gene editing technology CRISPR to alter the color of a Japanese morning glory, a popular garden flower. ... more
NUKEWARS
Trump, Moon agree to boost S.Korean missile capabilities
Washington (AFP) Sept 2, 2017
The United States and South Korea agreed Friday to strengthen Seoul's defenses and Washington gave a nod to billions in arms sales to the country, the White House said, days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan and threatened further launches. ... more



Global split over Rohingya crisis as China backs Myanmar crackdown
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
International divisions emerged on Tuesday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on a worsening refugee crisis in Myanmar, with China voicing support for a military crackdown that has been criticised by the US, slammed as "ethnic cleansing" and forced 370,000 Rohingya to flee the violence. Beijing's intervention appears aimed at heading off any attempt to censure Myanmar at the council when ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Sometimes 'sorry' makes things worse
Washington (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
With Irma goodwill gesture, Tesla's remote control raises eyebrows
Wellington (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Christchurch's quake-hit cathedral to be rebuilt
New tools for exploring the surface of Mars
Paris (ESA) Sep 12, 2017
In past decades, spacecraft have sent back huge amounts of complex data about Mars, providing a wealth of information about the planet. More than ever, the scientific community needs a way to sift through, compare, and analyse these data, prompting the development of two new tools for exploring the surface of the Red Planet: the iMars webGIS and the Planetary SUrface Portal (PSUP). Among t ... more
Chennai, India (IANS) Sep 12, 2017
192 Indian space objects currently in orbit
Brussels, Belgium (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Molecules move faster near sticky surfaces
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
Europe's biggest X-ray laser begins operations
NASA team find evidence of sea level 'fingerprints'
Pasadena CA (JPL) Sep 12, 2017
Researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and the University of California, Irvine, have reported the first detection of sea level "fingerprints" in ocean observations: detectable patterns of sea level variability around the world resulting from changes in water storage on Earth's continents and in the mass of ice sheets. The results will give scientists confiden ... more
Kiel, Germany (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Taking a deep breath in the North Atlantic
Apia, Samoa (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Vulnerable Pacific states demand urgent climate action
London, UK (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
More 'losers' than 'winners' predicted for Southern Ocean seafloor animals
UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle
Amherst MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
When environmental and soil chemist Baoshan Xing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst began reading in 2014 that a new, two-dimensional material known as layered black phosphorous (BP) was gaining the attention of biomedical researchers for use in drug delivery systems and tumor photothermal therapy, he was both intrigued and concerned. "I am not only a soil chemist, but an environme ... more
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
A more complete picture of the nano world
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
What the world's tiniest 'monster truck' reveals
Livermore CA (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Carbon nanotubes worth their salt
S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest
Seoul (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
South Korea and the United States on Thursday completed the deployment of a US missile defence system to counter North Korean threats, sparking demonstrations by residents and a diplomatic protest from Beijing. A convoy of US military trucks carrying four launchers for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system made their way through an activists' blockade at a former golf course ... more
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
S.Korea, US to deploy more anti-missile defences: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
S. Korea launches missile drill after North's nuclear test
Washington (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
US cites its nuclear capabilities in defense against N.Korea
China, Russia to Have Smooth Space Cooperation, Says Expert
Washington DC (Sputnik) Aug 31, 2017
China and Russia plan to sign an agreement in October on joint space exploration from 2018 and 2022, which would benefit both nations particularly in manned and future missions to the moon, CGTN reported on Monday. The bilateral agreement will cover five areas including lunar to deep space exploration, special materials development, collaborations in the area of satellite systems, Earth re ... more
Beijing (XNA) Aug 31, 2017
Kuaizhou-11 to send six satellites into space
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 29, 2017
Russia, China May Sign 5-Year Agreement on Joint Space Exploration
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
ESA and Chinese astronauts train together
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
NASA awards SSL new funding for Dragonfly on-orbit assembly program
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
SSL reports that NASA has awarded the next phase of funding for its ground-breaking Dragonfly on-orbit satellite assembly program. The contract modification to move forward with the detailed design of a semi-autonomous robotic system for in-space satellite assembly confirms NASA's confidence in SSL and the success of this "Tipping Point" public private partnership, which is enabling the de ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
New Japanese sniffs out smelly feet
Beijing (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Chinese robotics artist makes real-life 'Transformers'
Berlin (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Voice assistants promise a light-fingered future
Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Hong Kong students have accused their universities of suppressing freedom of speech after banners and signs calling for the city's independence from China were taken down from campuses. The move has fuelled fears that freedoms are being squeezed in the semi-autonomous city and that Beijing is tightening its grip in a range of areas, from politics to media and education. Since the failure ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Hanergy tycoon gets 8-year ban in Hong Kong
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Airbus to reshape Earth observation market with its Pleiades Neo constellation
Toulouse, France (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
The production of Airbus' four new very high resolution satellites, which together will form the Pleiades Neo constellation, is well on schedule for launch in 2020. They will join the already world leading Airbus constellation of optical and radar satellites and will offer enhanced performance and the highest reactivity in the market thanks to their direct access to the data relay communication ... more
Paris (ESA) Sep 07, 2017
New era in air-quality monitoring a step away
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
High Resolution Smallsats Built by SSL Arrive at Vandenberg AFB for Launch
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Cloud formation suppressed by biogenic organic emissions
Scientists developed 'smart fertilizer'
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
According to the head of the works Tatiana Volova, Professor of SibFU and the Head of Laboratory in the Institute of Biophysics KSC of SB RAS, development of a new generation of drugs with the use of bio-decomposable materials which decompose under the influence of the microflora to innocuous products and provide a gradual release of the active principle into the soil, is the newest area of rese ... more
New York (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
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Los Angeles (AFP) July 13, 2017
Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand
Hanover NH (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
Drought response in global crops may be as complex as day and night
Climate change for aliens
Rochester NY (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
In February NASA astronomers discovered - seven Earth-like planets, potentially harboring life, orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1, not too far from Earth. Scientists have yet to discover life, or evidence of civilizations, on these or other planets. But in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, they often categorize hypothetical worlds according to the amount of energy their inhabitants ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
X-Rays Reveal Temperament of Possible Planet-Hosting Stars
Boston MA (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
X-rays Reveal Temperament of Possible Planet-hosting Stars
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Could TRAPPIST-1's Seven Earth-size Planets Have Gas Giant Siblings
WHO sounds alarm over DRCongo cholera epidemic
Kinshasa (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
The World Health Organization on Saturday sounded the alarm over a cholera outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has already claimed 528 lives and reached "worrying proportions". The UN says cholera is a major public health problem in the country with millions of cases registered every year. Last year, the disease claimed 817 lives there, according to the WHO. "The cholera o ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
New boarding procedures could limit spread of infectious inside airplane cabins
Miami (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Flooded Texas faces higher risk of disease, experts warn
Johannesburg (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Actress Charlize Theron dreams of AIDS-free S.Africa
DRCongo troops chasing reporter 'force entry' at UN base
Kinshasa (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
The UN said Tuesday that soldiers "forced entry" into its base in the volatile Kasai region of DR Congo aiming to arrest a journalist critical of President Joseph Kabila. Journalist Edouard Diye Tshitenge had been planning to present a manifesto on Monday demanding the removal of Kabila, who has refused to step down despite constitutional limits. But the general who heads operations in t ... more
Luanda (AFP) Aug 23, 2017
Angolans vote as Dos Santos ends 38-year rule
Freetown (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
Africa Endeavor 2017 communications conference starts in Malawi
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Three astronauts blast off for five-month ISS mission
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the International Space Station in a nighttime launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday, heading for a five-month mission. The Soyuz MS-06 rocket carrying Alexander Misurkin of the Russia's Roscosmos space agency, NASA first-time flyer Mark Vande Hei and his veteran colleague Joe Acaba launched as scheduled at ... more
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