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24/7 News Coverage About Japan
December 06, 2017
NUKEWARS
Air crew saw N. Korea missile re-enter atmosphere



Seoul (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
An airplane crew flying over Japan saw North Korea's missile as it plunged back through the atmosphere last week, their airline said Monday, as South Korea and the US kicked off their largest ever joint air exercise. Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific released a statement saying the crew of flight CX893 spotted "what is suspected to be the re-entry" of the missile as they flew from San Francisco to the southern Chinese city. In a separate message to staff, Cathay general manager Mark Hoey said the ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
Dozens of Japan MPs visit controversial war shrine
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
Dozens of Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday made a pilgrimage to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine, which neighbours China and South Korea see as a symbol of Tokyo's militaristic past. ... more
NUKEWARS
North Korea missile tests are 'imminent threat': Japan
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
North Korea's missile tests are an "imminent threat" to Japan, the Japanese parliament declared Monday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said talking to the reclusive state was meaningless. ... more
FARM NEWS
Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC food from disaster-hit regions
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
International Olympic officials will be fed produce from northern Japan hit by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster, as Tokyo 2020 organisers aim to dispel fears over food from the region. ... more
OIL AND GAS
More interest from Asian economies in Alaskan LNG
Washington (UPI) Dec 5, 2017
A letter of intent was signed with a Japanese company to secure liquefied natural gas from a possible development in Alaska, a state pipeline company said. ... more
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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
NUKEWARS
Squeezed by sanctions, N. Korea firm hawks cancer cures
Jinan, China (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
While the United States pushes for new sanctions on North Korea, one trading company from the hermit state has creatively reinvented itself to survive. Its latest offer: A $50 root to "cure" cancer. ... 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
PHYSICS NEWS
Researchers measure magnetic moment with greatest possible precision
Mainz, Germany (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
The magnetic moment of an individual proton is inconceivably small, but can still be quantified. The basis for undertaking this measurement was laid over ten years ago, and physicists of Johannes Gu ... 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
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


UN Security Council faces calls for more N.Korea sanctions

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
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
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 Iomiur ... 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



Pole to pole, linemen hard at work restoring power in Puerto Rico
Ponce, Puerto Rico (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
For Puerto Rico's exhausted electricity crews, their greatest joy is hearing the cry: "We've got power!" They've been working 12-hour shifts, six days a week since Hurricane Maria hit the island on September 20, shredding the US commonwealth's rickety power grid. "It's tough," says Daniel Velez, 42, rivers of sweat streaming down his face from under his yellow helmet. Velez is part o ... more
Geneva (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
UN urges 'humanitarian pause' for Yemen
Bethlehem PA (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Identifying optimal adaptation of buildings threatened by hurricanes, climate change
Orlando (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Big changes for Florida with mass Puerto Rican immigration
Seaweed could hold key to environmentally friendly sunscreen
London UK (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
A compound found in seaweed could protect human skin from the damaging impact of the sun without causing harm to marine ecosystems. The use of sunscreens is advocated to prevent sun damage, but most formulations contain synthetic UV radiation filters that can make their way in to water systems. Many of these are not ecocompatible and may harm fragile marine life including coral, fish and m ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Borophene shines alone as 2-D plasmonic material
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
New microscope sets a record for visualizing surface wetting properties
Toyohashi, Japan (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
First step toward practical application of holographic memory with magnetic assist
Seagrass is a key fishing ground globally
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
New research demonstrates that seagrass meadows are important fishing grounds all around the globe. The work highlights that there is an urgent need to start appreciating and understanding this role to be able to build more sustainable fisheries. A study led by Dr Lina Mtwana Nordlund at Stockholm University, published in the scientific journal Fish and Fisheries, examines the global extent to w ... more
Watamu, Kenya (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Sea turtles' sad fate: from restaurant menus to plastic 'soup'
St. Louis MO (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Sharks evolved aircraft-like attributes to suit habitats
Seattle WA (SPX) Dec 01, 2017
There's a deeper fish in the sea
Physicists explain metallic conductivity of thin carbon nanotube films
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
An international team of researchers from MIPT; Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS; Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS; Skoltech; and Aalto University (Finland) has examined the optical and dielectric properties of thin macroscopic films based on single-walled carbon nanotubes and obtained an explanation for the metallic nature of their conductivity using infrared and terahertz spectroscopy. ... more
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) ov 27, 2017
Ceria nanoparticles: It is the surface that matters
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
US believes it can defend against N. Korea missiles, for now
Washington (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
The US military remains confident it can - at least for the moment - protect against any North Korean missile threat, a US official said Wednesday after Pyongyang tested a new rocket type. North Korea earlier launched a previously unseen intercontinental ballistic missile, which it called a Hwasong 15 and claimed was capable of carrying a "super-large heavy warhead" to any target in the co ... more
Washington (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
US Patriot missiles may have failed in Saudi Arabia: report
Dallas TX (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
Lockheed Martin PAC-3 MSE intercept opens door to full-rate production
Washington (UPI) Dec 4, 2017
Raytheon to supply Qatar with Patriot missile defense system
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
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Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
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Amputees can learn to control a robotic arm with their minds
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
A new study by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows how amputees can learn to control a robotic arm through electrodes implanted in the brain. The research, published in Nature Communications, details changes that take place in both sides of the brain used to control the amputated limb and the remaining, intact limb. The results show both areas can create new connections to l ... more
East Lansing MI (SPX) Dec 05, 2017
Robot learning improves student engagement
Berkeley CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
Robots foresee future with automated visualized predictions
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
Helping hands guide robots as they learn
Chinese teacher used needles to 'discipline' children: police
Beijing (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
A Beijing kindergarten teacher used sewing needles to punish children for not sleeping, police said, but other abuse claims have been rejected by an investigation into a scandal that sparked national outrage. Authorities opened the probe into RYB Education New World kindergarten last week after parents said toddlers were given mysterious pills and had apparent needle marks. The 22-year-o ... more
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Tibetan monk self-immolates in China: campaigners
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Shanghai schools fly the flag for China's next generation
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus
Paris (ESA) Dec 06, 2017
Launched on 13 October, the Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution. Even though the satellite is still being prepared for service, these first results have been hailed as exceptional and show how this latest Copernicus satellite is set to take the task of monitoring air quality into a new era. This new mission promises to image air pollutants in more detail t ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
Haze pollution affects satellite cloud detection
Paris (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
French NGO helps African mums shake off AIDS stigma
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 30, 2017
OGC seeks public comment on CDB Multi-spectral Imagery Extension
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Light green plants save nitrogen without sacrificing photosynthetic efficiency
Champaign IL (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
The top leaves of crops absorb far more light than they can use, starving lower leaves of light. Scientists designed plants with light green leaves with hopes of allowing more light to penetrate the crop canopy and increase overall light use efficiency and yield. This strategy was tested in a recent modeling study that found leaves with reduced chlorophyll content do not actually improve canopy- ... more
Manchester UK (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
What makes soil, soil? Researchers find hidden clues in DNA
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC food from disaster-hit regions
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
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First Light for Next Generation Planet Hunter ESPRESSO
Garching, Germany (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) has successfully made its first observations. Installed on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, ESPRESSO will search for exoplanets with unprecedented precision by looking at the minuscule changes in the light of their host stars. For the first time ever, an instrument will be able to sum up ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 05, 2017
An Orbital Dance May Help Preserve Oceans on Icy Worlds
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Dec 04, 2017
The answer to planetary habitability is blowing in the stellar wind
Miami (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
Scallops have 200 eyes, which function like a telescope: study
UN warns of drug-resistant germ risk brewing in nature
Nairobi (AFP) Dec 5, 2017
The UN warned Tuesday of a ticking time bomb of drug-resistant germs brewing in the natural environment, aided by humans dumping antibiotics and chemicals into the water and soil. If this continues, people will be at an ever-higher risk of contracting diseases which are incurable by existing antibiotics from swimming in the sea or other seemingly innocuous activities, a report said. "Aro ... more
Abidjan (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
World AIDS chief warns of risk for Africa's child brides
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Mosquitoes transmit dengue virus more frequently when temperatures rise
Ottawa (AFP) Dec 1, 2017
Men at higher risk of dying of AIDS than women: UNAIDS
Regional force deploys to Lesotho over security concerns
Maseru, Lesotho (AFP) Dec 2, 2017
A 258-strong regional force was deployed to Lesotho on Saturday to ease security concerns in the landlocked kingdom after the killing of the country's top army commander in September. The move by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a regional bloc, was approved in September after Khoantle Motsomotso was shot dead at a barracks by officers from a perceived rival faction. Th ... more
Bamako (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Mali justice minister resigns after activist's acquittal
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Cash and history keep Europe as Africa's prime partner
Beijing (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
China hails new Zimbabwe leader, denies role in transition
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Aerospace and Mitchell Institute release new report on policy needs for space operations
El Segundo CA (SPX) Dec 06, 2017
The Aerospace Corporation's Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS) and the Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute have released the results of a wide-ranging survey highlighting the perceptions and recommendations of more than 30 experts on major areas of concern within the U.S. space enterprise. The report, Major Policy Issues in Evolving Global Space Operations, takes a multi-fa ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 05, 2017
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North Korea's new missile: Pyongyang vs the analysts
Seoul (AFP) Nov 30, 2017
North Korea Thursday released pictures of its latest missile launch, giving analysts a chance to test Pyongyang's claim of a breakthrough that brings the whole of the US within range of a nuclear strike. Leader Kim Jong-Un declared the test of a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) had completed his nation's drive to become a full-fledged nuclear power. But analysts remai ... more
Seoul (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Air crew saw N. Korea missile re-enter atmosphere
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Boeing validates requirements for redesign of ICBM system
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