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November 03, 2017
NUKEWARS
US sends supersonic bombers over South Korea



Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
US bombers overflew the Korean peninsula Thursday as part of an exercise with Japanese and South Korean warplanes, the US Air Force said, days before President Donald Trump arrives in the region for a trip set to be dominated by the nuclear-armed North. Tensions are high over Pyongyang's ballistic missile and atomic programmes, which in recent months have seen it test ICBMs and carry out its sixth nuclear blast. Flights by supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers in the area always infuriate North Korea, ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Weakened on the domestic front, President Donald Trump embarks this week on a long and challenging Asian tour set to be dominated by the North Korean nuclear threat after months of verbal escalation between Washington and Pyongyang. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Japan PM Abe begins new term with vow to increase North Korea pressure
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
A newly re-elected Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday pledged increasing pressure on North Korea to force the nuclear-armed country to the negotiating table, days before a visit by US President Donald Trump expected to be dominated by the threat from Pyongyang. ... more
NUKEWARS
EU, Japan ask UN to condemn N. Korea over rights abuses
United Nations, United States (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
The European Union and Japan asked the United Nations on Tuesday to condemn North Korea for gross human rights violations, drawing a link between severe hunger endured by North Koreans and Pyongyang's missile and nuclear programs. ... more
NUKEWARS
200 dead in tunnel accident at N.Korea nuclear test site: report
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
More than 200 people are feared to have died when a tunnel caved in at North Korea's nuclear test site after its latest detonation, a Japanese news report said Tuesday. ... more
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AEROSPACE
Japan donating Beechcraft TC-90 aircraft to Philippines
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Japan is donating five Beechcraft TC-90 training aircraft to the Philippines to help the country protect its coasts, the Nikkei Asian Review reported. ... more
NUKEWARS
NATO chief calls N. Korea 'global threat' during Japan visit
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg called North Korea a "global threat" Monday and said he backed tighter sanctions against it during a visit to Japan, which has been targeted by Pyongyang's provocations. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Tsunami reveals human noise pollution in Hawaiian waters
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
A tsunami that struck Hawaii in 2011 and caused a temporary halt to boat traffic has provided scientists a rare glimpse into what the bays might sound like without human activities. The tsunam ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Fujitsu, Lenovo agree to PC merger
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Japan's Fujitsu said on Thursday it had agreed to merge its struggling PC business with Lenovo, giving the Chinese computer giant a controlling share of the business. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Japan taking on more oil
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
For the first time in two months, the economy in Japan took on more crude oil from Kuwait, posting a gain of more than 20 percent from last year, data show. ... more
CAR TECH
Investors fuel a multibillion-dollar ride-sharing frenzy
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Investors including Japan's SoftBank and Google-parent Alphabet are fueling a drive to a ride-sharing future, betting on startups such as industry giants Uber and Lyft which have so far failed to deliver profits. ... more


Japanese earthquake zone strongly influenced by the effects of friction

SHAKE AND BLOW
Typhoon Saola brings heavy rain in southern Japan
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Typhoon Saola barrelled towards Japan's southernmost Okinawa island chain on Saturday bringing heavy rain as authorities issued a warning for strong winds and landslides. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Report: Japan eyeing SM-6 missiles for defense program
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Japan may add SM-6 missiles to the country's future ground-based defense system to intercept missiles, Yomiuri Shimbun reported. ... more
NUKEWARS
Hiroshima survivor to accept Nobel Peace Prize for nuclear watchdog
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 28, 2017
Setsuko Thurlow was 13 years old and standing only a mile away from ground zero when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945. ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Bringing the atomic world into full color
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A French and Japanese research group has developed a new way of visualizing the atomic world by turning data scanned by an atomic force microscope into clear color images. The newly developed method ... more





New SOFT e-textiles could offer advanced protection for soldiers and emergency personnel
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
New technology that harnesses electronic signals in a smart fabric could lead to advanced hazardous-material gear that protects against toxic chemicals, according to research from Dartmouth College. The advancement could have big implications for the military, emergency service personnel and other workers that rely on "haz-mat" protection to perform their work and keep others safe. I ... more
McLean VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
SATCOM and Disaster Recovery Plans Withstand Irma
New York (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Displaced Puerto Ricans find refuge in New York
Paris (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
$129 bn in extreme weather losses last year: climate report
New property found in unusual crystalline materials
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Most metals and semiconductors, from the steel in a knife blade to the silicon in a solar panel, are made up of many tiny crystalline grains. The way these grains meet at their edges can have a major impact on the solid's properties, including mechanical strength, electrical conductivity, thermal properties, flexibility, and so on. When the boundaries between the grains are of a particular ... more
Boulder CO (VOA) Oct 31, 2017
Radio Pollution Creates Space Shield for Satellites
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Guiding the random laser
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Small droplets are a surprise: They disappear more slowly than they 'should'


Scientists map coastal communities most vulnerable to natural disasters
(UPI) Nov 2, 2017
Scientists have identified coastal communities where poverty, poor infrastructure and exposure to the elements combine to create a unique level of vulnerability to natural disasters. These varying levels of risk are showcased on a new map of the Caribbean and South America published this week in the journal PLOS ONE. "We found that more than 500,000 people in Latin America and th ... more
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Climate change could transform key bacterial interactions in the ocean by 2100
Durham NC (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Taste, not appearance, drives corals to eat plastics
New research explore the limits of nanomaterials and atomic effects for nanotechnology
Swansea UK (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Research by scientists at Swansea University has shown that improvements in nanowire structures will allow for the manufacture of more stable and durable nanotechnology for use in semiconductor devices in the future. Dr Alex Lord and Professor Steve Wilks from the Centre for NanoHealth led the collaborative research published in Nano Letters. The research team defined the limits of electri ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluids
Providence RI (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Researchers show how nanoscale patterning can decrease metal fatigue
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Metal-silicone microstructures could enable new flexible optical and electrical devices
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Russia conducts ballistic missile tests
Moscow (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Russia conducted several ballistic missile tests on Thursday from "land, air and sea" as part of its strategic nuclear programme, the Defence ministry announced. A "Topol" intercontinental ballistic missile was fired from the Plesetsk testing ground in the northwest of the country and three ballistic missiles were launched by two nuclear missile submarines (SSBNs), two from the Okhotsk Sea, ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Report: Japan eyeing SM-6 missiles for defense program
Syracuse NY (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Lockheed Martin missile defense sensor technology receives prototyping contract
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Lockheed Martin to develop missile defense tools under DoD deal
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth. C ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission


Researchers unveil tool to debug 'black box' deep learning algorithms
New York NY (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Computers can now beat humans at chess and Go, but it may be a while before people trust their driving. The danger of self-driving cars was highlighted last year when Tesla's autonomous car collided with a truck it mistook for a cloud, killing its passenger. Self-driving cars depend on a form of machine learning called deep learning. Modeled after the human brain, layers of artificial neur ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Physics boosts artificial intelligence methods
Sussex UK (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
Laguna Beach, United States (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI
Majority of Chinese newborns are second children: state media
Beijing (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Over half the babies born in China in the first eight months of 2017 were second children, official media reported Tuesday after the relaxation of the longstanding one-child rule. The number of parents choosing to have a second child has surged since Beijing loosened strict caps on family size in January 2016 to try to rejuvenate the ageing labour force. Some 52 percent of the 11.6 milli ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
Manila (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Philippine Everest conqueror sets sail for China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
China mulls three years' jail for anthem disrespect


Wind satellite vacuum packed
Paris (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
With liftoff on the horizon, ESA's Aeolus satellite is going through its last round of tests to make sure that this complex mission will work in orbit. Over the next month, it is sitting in a large chamber that has had all the air sucked out to simulate the vacuum of space. Aeolus carries one of the most sophisticated instruments ever to be put into orbit: Aladin, which includes two powerf ... more
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Initial Signals Received From Six Small Satellites Built by SSL for Planet
Dulles VA (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Orbital ATK Successfully Launches Minotaur C Rocket Carrying 10 Spacecraft to Orbit for Planet
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Warm Air Helped Make 2017 Ozone Hole Smallest Since 1988


The advent of 'green' cattle
Bristol UK (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Implications of livestock farming on climate change should not be drawn from aggregate statistics, reveals a study based on a new method of carbon footprinting for pasture-based cattle production systems that can assess the impacts of individual animals. The new method, developed by a team from the University of Bristol and Rothamsted Research, records the environmental impact of each anim ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Marijuana farming is harming the environment, study shows
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
RUDN University researcher found out what happens to organic matter on rice fields
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Flour power to boost food security
Evolutionary theory suggests aliens might not look all that alien
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
On TV and in the movies, aliens have been imagined a variety of strange forms - slimy, green, reptilian, insect-like, big-headed. But new research suggests alien life forms wouldn't necessarily be exotic or especially strange. Aliens might, in fact, look familiar. Some might even look like us. Of course, artists and directors have to use their imagination. If there is alien life ... more
London, UK (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
'Monster' planet discovery challenges formation theory
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Atmospheric beacons guide NASA scientists in search for life
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 02, 2017
Overlooked Treasure: The First Evidence of Exoplanets


Tracking mosquitoes with your cellphone
Stanford CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
It's a sound that can keep even the weariest among us from falling asleep: the high-pitched whine of a mosquito. This irritating buzz already makes us run, slap and slather on repellant. But if Stanford University researchers have their way, it may also prompt us to take out our cellphones and do a little science. The Prakash Lab at Stanford, led by Manu Prakash, assistant professor of bio ... more
Buffalo NY (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
Scientists are successfully breeding disease-resistance into mosquitoes
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
New test rapidly diagnoses Zika
US mission in Niger not what US commanders say it was: reportw
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
The military operation that left four US commandos dead in Niger was actually a mission to capture or kill a jihadist leader, not a routine reconnaissance patrol as asserted by the Pentagon, ABC News reported Thursday. The target of the October 3-4 overnight operation was a jihadist leader - known locally as Dandou - linked to the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, the network said, quoting senio ... more
Abidjan (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
Death of soldiers highlights US military presence in Niger
Washington (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Pentagon looks at stepped-up Africa role to counter IS
Washington (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
US military to pursue Niger operations after deadly attack


Saudi Arabia to invest $1 billion in Virgin Galactic
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund on Thursday announced a $1 billion investment in British billionaire Richard Branson's space tourism company Virgin Galactic. The announcement on the sidelines of an investment summit in Riyadh comes nearly a month after the Virgin Group founder said he would invest in the kingdom's Red Sea project that aims to turn 50 Saudi islands into luxury tourism ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Mice, fish and flies: the animals still being sent into space
Moscow (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Dog star: Scientist recalls training Laika for space
Paris, France (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
The Noah's Ark of animals sent in to space
IAEA inspectors in Iran working 'without problem': Amano
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
The head of the UN atomic agency said in Abu Dhabi on Sunday IAEA inspectors are doing their work in Iran "without problem", a day after Tehran was implementing its nuclear commitments. "Our inspectors (in Iran) are discharging their responsibilities without problem," Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told reporters in Abu Dhabi. He was speaking on the sidelin ... more
Seoul (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: president
United Nations, United States (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
EU, Japan ask UN to condemn N. Korea over rights abuses
Vatican City (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
Vatican to host high-level push against nuclear weapons
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