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November 30, 2017
MOON DAILY
Japan signals growing support for Deep Space Gateway concept



Tokyo, Japan (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2017
The Land of the Rising Sun hopes to be able to put its astronauts on the moon sometime during the 2020s as part of an international program to build a space station in the moon's orbit, local Iomiuri newspapers reported, citing sources in the government. Tokyo believes that contributing to the multinational mission and sharing Japanese technology in water and air purification and to protecting astronauts from radiation will land it a spot at the station, from where it could eventually put an astro ... read more

SHAKE AND BLOW
New Zealand says no charges over killer quake building
Wellington (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
New Zealand police on Thursday ruled out laying criminal charges over the catastrophic collapse of a office block that claimed 115 lives in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. ... more
FARM NEWS
Japan, China dominate list of world's top restaurants
Paris (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Japan and China have more of the world's best restaurants than anywhere else, according to the La Liste ranking, which will be published next week. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Japanese auto giant Toyota Wednesday showcased a humanoid robot that can mirror its user's movements, a product it says has uses as varied as elderly care and disaster response. ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Tuning the wavelength of fluorescent carbon tubes
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Carbon is not just the most important element for life, it also has fascinating properties of its own. Graphene - a pure carbon sheet just one atom thick - is one of the strongest materials. Roll gr ... more
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CAR TECH
SoftBank offer for Uber shares to cut valuation: reports
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
An investment offer from Japanese tech giant SoftBank for a stake in Uber is being made at a 30 percent cut from the ridesharing giant's lofty valuation, media reports said. ... more
NUKEWARS
DPRK Missile Launch: Frequency over Amplitude
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Wednesday's early morning North Korean missile launch was a rude awakening, but another predictable step in North Korea's military strategy. The missile did not fly as far (horizontally) as some rec ... more
NUKEWARS
UN Security Council faces calls for more N.Korea sanctions
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting Wednesday to discuss North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and calls from the United States for more sanctions on Pyongyang. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea tests ICBM in fresh challenge to Trump
Seoul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a missile that could bring the entire continental United States within range, ramping up its nuclear strike threat in a major challenge to President Donald Trump. ... more
NUKEWARS
US send F-22 jets to SKorea in show of force; China bridge close temporarily
Seoul (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
The US will send F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to South Korea for a joint drill, reports said Friday, in a new show of force aimed at Pyongyang. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE
Solar minimum surprisingly constant
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Using more than half a century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each tim ... more


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TECH SPACE
Monopole current offers way to control magnets
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
In work published in Physical Review Letters, scientists from RIKEN in Japan have discovered interesting new magnetic properties of a type of materials known as "quantum spin ice." These materials d ... more
MARSDAILY
NASA Selects Instrument for Future International Mission to Martian Moons
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
NASA has selected a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of Mars planned for launch in 2024. The instrument, a sophisticated neutron and gamma-ray spectrog ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russia reviews LNG options with Japan
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Russian energy company Gazprom said it was reviewing the opportunity to expand its only operational liquefied natural gas plant with its Japanese partner. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Slow growth, high production leaves oil prices bruised
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Strong production trends in the United States and a slump in growth in the world's leading economies left crude oil prices deep in the red early Monday. ... more



Seven 'trapped' after cargo ships collide off south China
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Five people have been rescued after two cargo ships collided off the coast of China's southern Guangdong province, but seven crew members are still "trapped" inside a cabin, state media said Tuesday. The five rescued from a sunken ship cabin on Tuesday afternoon told rescue staff that the other seven were trapped inside and still alive, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The colli ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
Army contracts for temporary electricity for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Beijing evicts migrants onto cold streets, sparking outcry
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
China port city blast caused by illegal explosives: police
New catalyst controls activation of a carbon-hydrogen bond
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Chemists have developed another catalyst that can selectively activate a carbon-hydrogen bond, part of an ongoing strategy to revolutionize the field of organic synthesis and open up new chemical space. The journal Nature is publishing the work by chemists at Emory University, following on their development of a similar catalyst last year. Both of the catalysts are able to selectively func ... more
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
3rd SES bids farewell to ANGELS satellite
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
New 3-D printer is 10 times faster than commercial counterparts
London, UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
New way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networks
Children who avoid tap water have lower lead levels but more tooth decay
Washington (UPI) Nov 27, 2017
For American children, tap water's health benefits come with risks. New research shows children and adolescents in the United States who avoid tap water are more likely to have tooth decay. The data also shows young people who avoid tap have lower levels of lead in their blood. Most municipal water in the U.S. is fluoridated, which numerous studies have proven prevents cavities. ... more
Swansea UK (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
The tragedy of the seagrass commons
Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
There's a deeper fish in the sea
Beijing (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Xi orders China's 'toilet revolution' to march on
Ceria nanoparticles: It is the surface that matters
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) ov 27, 2017
Exhaust gas cleaning of passenger cars, power generation from sunlight, or water splitting: In the future, these and other applications may profit from new findings relating to ceria. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), scientists have studied ceria nanoparticles with the help of probe molecules and a complex ultrahigh vacuum-infrared measurement system and obtained partly surprising new ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
Semiconducting carbon nanotubes can reduce noise in interconnects
Joensuu, Finland (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Manganese dioxide shows potential in micromotors
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Promising sensors for submarines, mines and spacecraft
SBIRS GEO Flight 4 Missile Warning Satellite ships for January launch
Sunnyvale CA (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin delivered the next Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on October 31. SBIRS enhances the military's ability to detect missile launches, supports ballistic missile defense, expands technical intelligence gathering, and bolsters situational awareness on the battle ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 27, 2017
Russia test-fires new interceptor missile
Washington (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
US believes it can defend against N. Korea missiles, for now
Jerusalem (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Israel mounts Iron Dome battery on warship: military
Nation 'leads world' in remote sensing technology
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China is now the world leader in remote sensing technologies for scientific purposes and is able to provide an unprecedented amount of data to support research and development for the world, officials said on Tuesday. Remote sensing refers to aerial or satellite-based technologies to detect and measure objects on Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Sci ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
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Cheap origami-inspired muscles are both soft and strong
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Soft robotics has made leaps and bounds over the last decade as researchers around the world have experimented with different materials and designs to allow once rigid, jerky machines to bend and flex in ways that mimic and can interact more naturally with living organisms. However, increased flexibility and dexterity has a trade-off of reduced strength, as softer materials are generally not as ... more
Corvallis OR (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
With 'material robotics,' intelligent products won't even look like robots
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Amputees can learn to control a robotic arm with their minds
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
Toyota showcases humanoid robot that mirrors user
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
A Chinese general has killed himself in his Beijing home after becoming the latest top official ensnared by President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign, state media said Tuesday. Zhang Yang, a member of the state's Central Military Commission, was being investigated over connections to two graft-tainted former senior military officers when he hanged himself on November 23, accor ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Shanghai schools fly the flag for China's next generation
Taipei (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Different strokes: Taiwan's creative campaign for traditional characters
Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'
NASA finds VA metro area is sinking unevenly
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 29, 2017
Anew NASA-led study shows that land in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, metropolitan area is sinking at highly uneven rates, with a few trouble spots subsiding 7 to 10 times faster than the area average. Whereas earlier estimates had suggested the area is subsiding evenly, the new study found that major differences in subsidence rates occur only a few miles apart. Hampton Roads has one of the ... more
Paris (ESA) Nov 29, 2017
Forty years of Meteosat
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China launches remote sensing satellites in multiple launches
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war
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Istanbul anglers keep up tradition despite stocks alarm
Istanbul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
After half a century of fishing, 65-year-old Fuat, a retired Turkish civil servant, is nostalgic for the good old days when the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul teemed with fish. Wearing a black woolly hat, Fuat is one of hundreds of amateur anglers passing their spare time on the Galata Bridge on the European side of Istanbul, trying to fill their buckets. "I've been fishing since I was 15 ... more
East Lansing (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Fighting plant disease at warm temperatures keeps food on the table
Burlington VT (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
To address hunger effectively, first check the weather
Paris (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
France to monitor air-borne farm chemicals
Scientists identify key factors that help microbes thrive in harsh environments
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Three new studies by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) scientists have identified key factors that help microbes survive in harsh environments. The results, which have implications for biotechnology and understanding life in extreme conditions, were in the Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences (PNAS), Astrobiology, and the International Journal of Astrobiology. "O ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 30, 2017
Exoplanet Has Smothering Stratosphere Without Water
London, UK (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Traces of life on nearest exoplanets may be hidden in equatorial trap
Honolulu HI (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Newly Discovered Twin Planets Could Solve Puffy Planet Mystery
PrEP: A shield against AIDS
Paris (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
"It's magic," said Francois, smiling. "Every time I take a pill I think about the people who aren't so lucky as to have this option." Taking a drug normally prescribed to treat AIDS as a way to shield against the deadly disease - known as PrEP - is catching on, and proponents hope that it will soon have a measurable impact in reducing the number of infections. "Besides its undeniable b ... more
Lagos (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Nigeria's flourishing 'miracle cure' business for HIV/AIDS
Moscow (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
HIV denial movement fuels Russian epidemic
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Heavy rainfall precedes outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses
Gambia court charges soldiers with coup plot
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
A Gambian military court on Monday charged 10 soldiers with treason and mutiny for plotting to overthrow the country's newly elected government in July, and two more with helping a sergeant evade arrest. Elements of The Gambia's armed forces are known to have maintained support for former president Yahya Jammeh following his ouster from power after 22 years in January, but detailed evidence ... more
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Cash and history keep Europe as Africa's prime partner
Bamako (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Mali justice minister resigns after activist's acquittal
Marrakesh, Morocco (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
China taps Africa at Morocco Silk Road investment forum
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Does the Outer Space Treaty at 50 need a rethink
New York NY (Sputnik) Nov 28, 2017
As more private enterprises turns their gaze toward outer space, there are certain international limitations that leave many questions unanswered so that private entrepreneurship is is effectively paralyzed. When the US and the USSR engaged in a nuclear weapons race, there was a real possibility that doomsday weapons would go to outer space and, eventually, to the moon. In order to prevent ... more
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
Building for a future in space: An interview with Dava Newman and Gui Trotti
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 27, 2017
NASA to send critical science, instruments to Space Station
Wageningen, Netherlands (Sputnik) Nov 30, 2017
Space Farms: 'Mark Watney in The Martian Was Right to Add Poop to the Soil'
US threatens to 'utterly destroy' N. Korea regime
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
The United States on Wednesday warned that North Korea's leadership will be "utterly destroyed" if war breaks out as it called on countries to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea - including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang. Washington urged tough action at an emergency meeting of the Security Council called to respond to North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballisti ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
US calls for isolation of NKorea after missile test
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
China voices 'grave concern' over N. Korea missile test, urges talks
Seoul (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
N. Korea claims nuclear statehood with US in missile range
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