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March 12, 2018
Assessing quantum dot photoemissions

Kumamoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 06, 2018
Recent research from Kumamoto University in Japan has revealed that polyoxometalates (POMs), typically used for catalysis, electrochemistry, and photochemistry, may also be used in a technique for analyzing quantum dot (QD) photoluminescence (PL) emission mechanisms. Quantum dots (QDs) are small, semiconducting nanocrystals or particles typically between two to ten nanometers in size. Discovered almost 40 years ago, their strong photoluminescent properties are a function of their size and shape ma ... read more

New 'HSC Viewer' allows public to access Subaru Telescope images
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2018
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has released the HSC Viewer to help the public access observations of the universe made by the Subaru Telescope and its Hyper Suprime-Cam. ... more
Trump sees 'tremendous success' in upcoming N. Korea talks
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2018
President Donald Trump predicted "tremendous success" Saturday in upcoming groundbreaking talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, adding that the reclusive state had promised not to shoot missiles in the interim. ... more
Japan tsunami, nuclear tragedy remembered seven years on
Tokyo (AFP) March 11, 2018
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led a sombre ceremony Sunday as Japan marked the seventh anniversary of a deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left around 18,500 people dead or missing. ... more
'Citizen scientists' track radiation seven years after Fukushima
Koriyama, Japan (AFP) March 11, 2018
Beneath the elegant curves of the roof on the Seirinji Buddhist temple in Japan's Fukushima region hangs an unlikely adornment: a Geiger counter collecting real-time radiation readings. ... more
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'Explosive' eruptions at Japan volcano
Tokyo (AFP) March 7, 2018
Powerful eruptions at a volcano in southern Japan spewed ash thousands of metres into the air Wednesday, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. ... more
Allies, rivals alike hit out at Trump trade tariffs
Beijing (AFP) March 9, 2018
United States trading partners, led by Asian powerhouses China and Japan, lashed out Friday at controversial tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium signed off by President Donald Trump, as fears grew of a global trade war. ... more
Splitting crystals for 2-D metallic conductivity
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 06, 2018
Sheets of electrons that are highly mobile in only two dimensions, known as 2D electron gas, have unique properties that can be leveraged for faster and novel electronic devices. Researchers have be ... more
Trump says leaders of China, Japan supportive of Kim Jong Un meeting
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2018
US President Donald Trump said Saturday he has received encouragement from the leaders of China and Japan as he moves toward a sudden, high stakes summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ... more
Lockheed Martin Begins Assembly of JCSAT-17 Commercial Communications Satellite
Denver CO (SPX) Mar 08, 2018
The assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) team at Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has started production of a new commercial satellite, JCSAT-17, that will deliver flexible, high-bandwidth communic ... more
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Culturing cheaper stem cells
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 07, 2018
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) can infinitely self-renew and develop into all major cell types in the body, making them important for organ repair and replacement. But culturing them in large ... more
Japan car giants team up to build hydrogen stations
Tokyo (AFP) March 5, 2018
Top Japanese carmakers said on Monday they were teaming up to nearly double the amount of hydrogen stations in Japan, as the car-mad country seeks to head off competition from China and Germany. ... more
Scientists take step toward safer batteries by trimming lithium branches
Matsumoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 01, 2018
A collaborative team of researchers from Shinshu University in Japan have found a new way to curb some of the potential dangers posed by lithium ion batteries. The team, led by Susumu Arai, a ... more
Unprecedentedly wide and sharp dark matter map
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 04, 2018
A research team of multiple institutes, including the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and University of Tokyo, released an unprecedentedly wide and sharp dark matter map based on the newl ... more
Japan's H2-A launches new spy satellite
Tokyo, Japan (Sputnik) Feb 28, 2018
Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on Tuesday successfully launched a H2-A rocket with a new reconnaissance satellite from the space center in the prefecture of Kagoshima. The rocket ... more

NASA joins international science team in exploring auroral cusp from Norway

Scientists discover strange new water bear species
Washington (UPI) Mar 1, 2018
Just when you thought tardigrades couldn't get any weirder, scientists discover an algae-eating water bear that lays tentacled eggs. ... more
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Shedding high-power laser light on the plasma density limit
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Feb 26, 2018
The interaction of high-power laser light sources with matter has given rise to numerous applications including; fast ion acceleration; intense X-ray, gamma-ray, positron and neutron generation; and ... more
Charging ahead to higher energy batteries
Matsumoto, Japan (SPX) Feb 26, 2018
Researchers have developed a new way to improve lithium ion battery efficiency. Through the growth of a cubic crystal layer, the scientists have created a thin and dense connecting layer between the ... more
Japan's INPEX inks agreement for Emirati oil
Washington (UPI) Feb 26, 2018
For the next 40 years, Japanese energy company INPEX said it would play a role in the development of oil reserves off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. ... more
China investigates suspected N. Korea sanctions breach
Beijing (AFP) Feb 22, 2018
China said Thursday it was investigating allegations that a ship marked with Chinese characters transferred cargo to a North Korean vessel in a potential violation of UN sanctions on the high seas. ... more
Japan welcomes WTO ruling on South Korea Fukushima food row
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 23, 2018
Japan on Friday welcomed a World Trade Organization ruling that called for South Korea to lift an import ban on Japanese seafood, imposed after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. ... more
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'Citizen scientists' track radiation seven years after Fukushima
Koriyama, Japan (AFP) March 11, 2018
Beneath the elegant curves of the roof on the Seirinji Buddhist temple in Japan's Fukushima region hangs an unlikely adornment: a Geiger counter collecting real-time radiation readings. The machine is sending data to Safecast, an NGO born after the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster that says it has now built the world's largest radiation dataset, thanks to the efforts of citizen scientis ... more
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Scientists Declare War on Space Radiation
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 12, 2018
Leading Russian and foreign space medics and biologists have found a way to protect the human body from the deleterious effects of cosmic radiation to make humans more immune to this phenomenon. The discovery is critically important as it makes it possible to begin an era of deep space manned missions, according to an article published in the latest issue of Oncotarget. "During our work on ... more
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+ Researchers convert CO to CO2 with a single metal atom
+ Navy turns to Raytheon for radar upgrades
+ New imaging technology shows laser pulses are formed from chaos
+ Dual frequency comb generated on a single chip using a single laser
+ Chemists find metal in 'metal-free' catalysts
+ Splitting crystals for 2-D metallic conductivity

Mekong River dams could disrupt lives, environment
Urbana IL (SPX) Mar 12, 2018
The Mekong River, one of the world's largest, traverses six Southeast Asian countries and supports the livelihoods of millions of people. New efforts to provide hydroelectric power to a growing and modernizing population include more than eight proposed main-stem dams and 60 or more existing tributary dams in the lower Mekong basin. A new article from University of Illinois and Iowa State Univer ... more
+ Bones found on South Pacific island belonged to Amelia Earhart, study concludes
+ Cape Town averts dry taps in 2018: official
+ Thawing permafrost causing the 'browning' of northern lakes
+ Canada expedition to livecast exploration of Pacific depths
+ Chinese fishermen seek divine blessings in troubled waters
+ Greenhouse gas emissions of hydropower in the Mekong River Basin can exceed fossil fuel sources
+ Advanced spatial planning models could promise new era of sustainable ocean development
New technique allows printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuits
Raleigh, NC (SPX) Mar 06, 2018
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. The advance makes it possible to integrate the material into a wide array of electronic devices. Silver nanowires have drawn significant interest in recent years for use in many applications, ranging from prosthetic dev ... more
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+ UT Dallas team's microscopic solution may save researchers big time
+ Researchers invent light-emitting nanoantennas
+ Nanomushroom sensors: One material, many applications
+ USTC realizes strong indirect coupling in distant nanomechanical resonators
+ Scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of thin film devices
+ Ultra-efficient removal of carbon monoxide using gold nanoparticles on a molecular support
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Lockheed PAC-3 missile-defense system successful in demo
Washington (UPI) Mar 7, 2018
Two of Lockheed Martin's Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Cost Reduction Initiative anti-ballistic missile systems intercepted ballistic missiles in a recent test, the Maryland-based defense company said. The test, conducted at New Mexico's White Sands Missile Range and observed by U.S. Army officials, demonstrated the PAC-3 interceptors' ability to seek out and destroy enemy missiles, Loc ... more
+ Northrop Grumman to develop ballistic missile defense simulation models
+ Lockheed Martin tapped to speed up AEGIS system
+ Lockheed Martin Wins $80 Million Contract to Build Missile Defense Targets
+ Interceptor test underscores reliability of proves PAC-3 anti missile system
+ Will missile defense be feeble against hypersonic weapons
+ America's missile-defense system not ready for hypersonic threats
+ U.S., Israel test Arrow 3 missile system
China moving ahead with plans for next-generation X-ray observatory
Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2018
China is getting closer to a finalized design for its next-generation X-ray observatory. As reported by Science this week, scientists at China's National Space Science Center are honing in on the final iteration of their design for the X-Ray Timing and Polarimetry, eXTP, satellite. The eXTP mission team plans to complete a prototype by 2022, with a goal to launch the satellite in ... more
+ China to launch Long March-5B rocket in 2019
+ Satellite will test plan for global China led satcom network
+ China plans rocket sea-launch
+ China speeds up research, commercialization of space shuttles
+ Long March rockets on ambitious mission in 2018
+ Chinese taikonauts maintain indomitable spirit in space exploration: senior officer
+ China launches first shared education satellite

UTSA researchers want to teach computers to learn like humans
San Antonio TX (SPX) Mar 06, 2018
A new study by Paul Rad, assistant director of the UTSA Open Cloud Institute, and Nicole Beebe, Melvin Lachman Distinguished Professor in Entrepreneurship and director of the UTSA Cyber Center for Security and Analytics, describes a new cloud-based learning platform for artificial intelligence (A.I.) that teaches machines to learn like humans. "Cognitive learning is all about teaching comp ... more
+ Novel 3-D printing method embeds sensing capabilities within robotic actuators
+ Modified, 3D-printable alloy shows promise for flexible electronics, soft robots
+ Don't want to lose a finger? Let a robot give a hand
+ Beware of replicating sexism in AI, experts warn
+ Berkeley Lab 'minimalist machine learning' algorithms analyze images from very little data
+ Snake-inspired robot uses kirigami to move
+ Robotic crystals that walk n' roll
With little suspense, Xi to secure lifetime presidency
Beijing (AFP) March 10, 2018
China's rubber-stamp parliament is set Sunday to hand President Xi Jinping free rein to rule the rising Asian superpower indefinitely, with potential abstentions offering the only suspense in the historic vote. The National People's Congress is all but certain to approve a constitutional amendment that has stunned many in China, sparking an unusual bout of criticism that censors have scrambl ... more
+ China rejects Sweden's 'groundless' accusations over detained publisher
+ Spoiler alert: Xi unlikely to lose term limit vote
+ China's parliament puts Xi on course to rule for life
+ Xi: From graft-fighting governor to president for life
+ Scuffles in Hong Kong at key vote for democrats
+ Hong Kong goes to polls in crunch vote for democrats
+ China anti-graft drive sees 100 top officials tried in five years

Voyaging for the Sentinels
Paris (ESA) Mar 12, 2018
Two recent expeditions that took scientists 26 000 km across the Atlantic Ocean have returned critical information to make sure that the Copernicus Sentinel satellites are delivering accurate data about the state of our oceans. Information from the Sentinels is used in a myriad of ways to make lives easier and businesses more efficient. For example, ocean forecasting is important for ... more
+ Where fresh is cool in Bay of Bengal
+ Study discovers South African wildfires create climate cooling
+ NASA space laser completes 2,000-mile road trip
+ New data helps explain recent fluctuations in Earth's magnetic field
+ NASA joins international science team in exploring auroral cusp from Norway
+ US blasts off another satellite to boost weather forecasts
+ Lockheed Martin supports weather services with 2nd Series R weather satellite

Agricultural sustainability project reached 21 million smallholder farmers across China
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Mar 12, 2018
Smallholder farmers who cultivate perhaps only a few hectares of land dominate the agricultural landscape in places like China, India, and sub-Saharan Africa. Increasing their efficiency while reducing their environmental impact are critical steps to ensuring a sustainable food source for the world's growing population. Yet sharing best practices with smallholder farmers, who often have li ... more
+ Commercial pesticides: Not as safe as they seem
+ Land-use planning could reconcile agricultural growth with conservation of nature
+ Estimates overstated for Mongolian rangelands damaged by livestock
+ Scientists engineer crops to conserve water, resist drought
+ Thousands of farmers march in Madrid over 'surreal' drought
+ Carrefour's chicken blockchain set to lay eggs
+ Scientists monitor crop photosynthesis, performance using invisible light
Can Space Junk Help Us Find Aliens?
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 12, 2018
Astrophysicists came up with an unusual idea to detect sentient life-forms in the distant parts of the universe, with the possibility to become a major breakthrough. Humanity has left significant amounts of junk floating in Earth's orbit since it began to explore space. However, astrophysicists from the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics have found something positive about it - it is ... more
+ Rare mineral discovered in plants for first time
+ Hubble observes exoplanet atmosphere in more detail than ever before
+ Chemical sleuthing unravels possible path to forming life's building blocks in space
+ NASA finds a large amount of water in an exoplanet's atmosphere
+ When two species become one: New study examines 'speciation reversal'
+ Do you know where your xenon is?
+ Tesla in space could carry bacteria from Earth

DARPA Names Researchers Working to Halt Outbreaks in 60 Days or Less
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 27, 2018
The increasing threat of infectious diseases is intensifying the need for breakthrough technologies and capabilities to protect first responders and equip them with therapeutics that can halt the impact of infectious agents. Current approaches for recent public health emergencies due to infectious diseases have not produced effective preventive or therapeutic solutions in a relevant timescale. E ... more
+ China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu
+ UV light can kill airborne flu virus, study finds
+ Playing 20 Questions with Bacteria to Distinguish Harmless Organisms from Pathogens
+ Scientists report big improvements in HIV vaccine production
+ Plague outbreak in Madagascar revived dread of a killer
+ 'Mutant flu' could lead to more effective vaccine: study
+ Scientists find new clues about 'wave after wave' of germs that killed the Aztecs
Veolia seeks World Bank ruling in Gabon contract dispute
Paris (AFP) March 9, 2018
French water and waste giant Veolia is to seek World Bank arbitration in a bitter dispute after Gabon cancelled its contract, the group said Friday, as Libreville has accused the firm of polluting the country. The decision to seek international mediation was taken by Veolia's Gabon-based SEEG unit, which has provided water and electricity distribution services in this small central African c ... more
+ Four Mali troops killed by landmine: military sources
+ 18 workers abducted in DR Congo wildlife park
+ Food abundance driving conflict in Africa, not food scarcity
+ Ethiopia: Ancient land beset by long-running divisions
+ Tillerson heads to Africa, with China in his sights
+ IS video of Niger attack highlights US troops' vulnerability
+ Soldier killed in Senegal's troubled Casamance region

Keeping astronauts safe in inflatable habitats
Daytona Beach FL (SPX) Mar 06, 2018
At first, inflatable habitats in orbit around Earth may sound like a dangerous idea, given that the vacuum of space is littered with, as NASA says, "millions of pieces of human-made debris or space junk consisting mainly of fragmented rocket bodies and spacecraft parts created by 50 years of exploration." Most space debris is tiny - almost microscopic - but there are also millions of natur ... more
+ Knowledge matters for Year of Education on Station
+ Russia, China strike deal to jointly explore outer space
+ Goddard licenses gear bearing tech to Bahari Energy for urban wind power
+ NASA, partners seek input on standards for deep space technologies
+ NASA Team outfits Orion for abort test with lean approach
+ Jemison: 'If you want a seat at the table, you can have one'
+ Cosmonaut, two US astronauts return to Earth from ISS
Trump sees 'tremendous success' in upcoming N. Korea talks
Washington (AFP) March 10, 2018
President Donald Trump predicted "tremendous success" Saturday in upcoming groundbreaking talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, adding that the reclusive state had promised not to shoot missiles in the interim. The comments came after the American leader said he has received encouragement from the leaders of China and Japan as he moves toward the high stakes summit, announced suddenly ... more
+ S. Korea to probe plans for military crackdown on protests
+ China urges US, N.Korea to hold talks 'sooner than later'
+ US, China agree to keep pressure on North Korea
+ Seoul envoys leave for US with Pyongyang talks offer
+ Trump meeting is a win for North Korea's Kim: analysts
+ Trump and Kim to hold historic meeting
+ Rational yet unpredictable: North Korea's Kim an enigma for US
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