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September 13, 2017
ROBO SPACE
New Japanese sniffs out smelly feet



Tokyo (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Do your feet smell bad? Just a little or absolutely awful? If you don't dare to ask a friend, one Japanese start-up might have the answer with a new robot dog that will sniff your feet and give you a pitilessly honest verdict - even fainting if the stink is especially strong. Malodorous feet can be socially awkward in Japan where shoes are removed at the entrance to every home. Hana-chan - a play on the Japanese word for "nose" and a common girl's nickname - is a helpful little robot mut ... 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
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
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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
NUKEWARS
N.Korea crisis sparks nuclear debate in Japan, S.Korea
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Nuclear-armed North Korea's testing of long-range missiles that could possibly reach US soil has kindled debate in Japan and South Korea about developing their own nuclear deterrent, prompting fears of a North East Asian arms race. ... more


Japan, S.Korea push Putin over Pyongyang sanctions

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
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 ... 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
Geneva (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Thousands need shelter, healthcare in Caribbean after Irma: UN
Washington (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
US environmental regulators probe Arkema after explosions
Naples, United States (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Hurricane Irma exacts heavy toll on Florida's mobile homes
Ultrathin spacecraft will collect, deposit orbital debris
Los Angeles CA (Sputnik) Sep 13, 2017
A new design gaining the interest of NASA could see the inexpensive and efficient removal of Earth's orbiting space debris. A proposed design for a space trash collector has received a second round of funding from NASA, and the technologies involved could benefit developments in miniaturization back on Earth. A flat quadrilateral, a sort of magic carpet less than the thickness of a human ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Dormant, Yet Always-Alert Sensor Awakes Only in the Presence of a Signal of Interest
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Van Allen probes survive extreme radiation five years on
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
New microscopy method for quick and reliable 3-D imaging of curvilinear nanostructures
Man-made reefs: A compelling diving alternative
Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Artificial, man-made reefs can be more attractive to divers than nearby natural coral formations and can help mitigate potential reef damage, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. The paper, published in the Journal of Environmental Management, examines artificial coral reefs as "recreational ecosystem services," offering a new methodology to eva ... more
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
Paris (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Your tap water may contain plastic, researchers warn
'Nano-hashtags' could provide definite proof of Majorana particles
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
In Nature an international team of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and the University of California - Santa Barbara presents an advanced quantum chip that will be able to provide definitive proof of the mysterious Majorana particles. These particles, first demonstrated in 2012, are their own antiparticle at one and the same time. The chip, whic ... more
Amherst MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
UMass Amherst environmental chemist flashes warning light on new nanoparticle
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
Navy tests AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
A simultaneous air and ballistic missile defense test using the Navy tests AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar has been conducted by the U.S. Navy. The event took place off the west coast of Hawaii on Sept. 7, involving a short-range ballistic missile target and a number of air-to-surface cruise missile targets, according to U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command. The Raytheon AN/S ... more
Seoul (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest
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
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
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Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
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New Japanese sniffs out smelly feet
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
Do your feet smell bad? Just a little or absolutely awful? If you don't dare to ask a friend, one Japanese start-up might have the answer with a new robot dog that will sniff your feet and give you a pitilessly honest verdict - even fainting if the stink is especially strong. Malodorous feet can be socially awkward in Japan where shoes are removed at the entrance to every home. Han ... more
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
NASA awards SSL new funding for Dragonfly on-orbit assembly program
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
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
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Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
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Cloud formation suppressed by biogenic organic emissions
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Researchers have found evidence that near-ground biogenic emissions of organics suppress cloud formation in cool-temperate forests in autumn, providing clues to how global warming will affect cloud formation and the overall climate. Submicron atmospheric aerosols, although they are not so visible, play a pivotal role in the climate system. They cause temperature variations by scattering or ... more
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
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Boston MA (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
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Toulouse, France (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
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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
Los Angeles (AFP) July 13, 2017
Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand
New York (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
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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
Paris, France (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
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Boston MA (SPX) Sep 12, 2017
X-rays Reveal Temperament of Possible Planet-hosting Stars
New method for producing malaria treatment at large scales
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Compared to smallpox or typhoid, malaria is proving one of the most challenging human diseases to eradicate - and so remains a real and constant danger to nearly half the world's population. Twenty years ago, two million people died each year on average from malaria, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Despite numerous advances in treatment, 212 million cases were reported in 2015 ... more
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Tick tock and the risk of tick-borne disease
Kinshasa (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
WHO sounds alarm over DRCongo cholera epidemic
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
New boarding procedures could limit spread of infectious inside airplane cabins
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
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Freetown (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
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Crewed Missions Beyond LEO
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Sep 13, 2017
Sending humans to Mars has been a dream of scientists and a large part of the population ever since Nicolaus Copernicus first postulated that it was a planet, about 500 years ago. Even before that first Soviet satellite, Sputnik 1, was sent into orbit 60 years ago, a mission to Mars has been the subject of many science fiction articles and books. Over the past half-century technological ad ... more
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
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Miami (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
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Paris (ESA) Sep 05, 2017
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EU seeks to ramp up N.Korea sanctions pressure
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
The European Union will enforce new UN sanctions over North Korea's nuclear programme while pressing ahead with work on fresh measures of its own, the bloc's diplomatic chief said Tuesday. The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously backed new sanctions against Kim Jong-Un's regime, including restrictions on shipments of oil products, drawing an angry response from Pyongyang. The move ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
North Korea says will make US suffer over 'vicious' UN sanctions
Buenos Aires (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
Cancel Iran nuclear deal, Netanyahu says in Argentina
Seoul (AFP) Sept 13, 2017
N. Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions


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