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May 09, 2018
NUKEWARS
East Asian powers back N. Korea denuclearisation



Tokyo (AFP) May 9, 2018
East Asian powers on Wednesday threw their weight behind breakneck diplomacy to rid North Korea of nuclear weapons, setting aside their differences on the process to endorse an intra-Korean deal. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is hosting his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and South Korean President Moon Jae-in as preparations for a summit between Washington and Pyongyang heat up. On Wednesday, top US diplomat Mike Pompeo was in Pyongyang to prepare for the summit, which builds on talks betwee ... read more

NUKEWARS
Japan, China, S. Korea search for agreement on Pyongyang
Tokyo (AFP) May 8, 2018
East Asia's major powers meet in Tokyo on Wednesday to search for common ground on North Korea, while Washington's top diplomat was also expected in Pyongyang, as a breakneck diplomatic dance gathers pace. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
In Japan-China ties, ibis outreach but no panda diplomacy
Tokyo (AFP) May 9, 2018
China has famously used its cuddly panda bears as a diplomatic tool, but to mark warming ties with Japan it is offering a distinctly more angular gift: two crested ibises. ... more
MARSDAILY
Early Mars may have been a warm desert with occasional rain
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 03, 2018
The climate of early Mars is a subject of debate. While it has been thought that Mars had a warm and wet climate, like Earth, other researchers suggested early Mars might have been largely glaciated ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Uncovering the secret law of the evolution of galaxy clusters
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Apr 25, 2018
As science enthusiasts around the world bid farewell to legendary cosmologist Stephen Hawking, researchers continue to make important discoveries about the evolution of galaxy clusters that capture ... more

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SUPERPOWERS
S. Korea, Japan, China to hold summit next week
Seoul (AFP) May 1, 2018
South Korea, China and Japan will hold a trilateral summit in Tokyo next week, Seoul announced Tuesday, the latest move in a diplomatic whirlwind centred around North Korea. ... more
FARM NEWS
Wood you like a drink? Japan team invents 'wood alcohol'
Tokyo (AFP) May 1, 2018
Discerning drinkers may soon be able to branch out after Japanese researchers said Tuesday they have invented a way of producing an alcoholic drink made from wood. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Mount Fuji eruption could paralyse Tokyo: report
Tokyo (AFP) May 1, 2018
Japan's iconic Mount Fuji could paralyse Tokyo with ash if it erupted, choking roads and halting water supplies, according to a government disaster planning study, a news report said Tuesday. ... more
CHIP TECH
Cell membrane inspires new ultrathin electronic film
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 30, 2018
Japanese researchers have developed a new method to build large areas of semiconductive material that is just two molecules thick and a total of 4.4 nanometers tall. The films function as thin film ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Japan court upholds damages over student tsunami deaths: report
Tokyo (AFP) April 26, 2018
A Japanese appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling awarding millions of dollars in compensation to families of children swept out to sea by the massive 2011 tsunami, local media said. ... more
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SPACE MEDICINE
World's smallest optical implantable biodevice
Ikoma, Japan (SPX) Apr 26, 2018
Japanese researchers describe a new implantable device no bigger than the width of a coin that can be used to control brain patterns. The device, which can be read about in AIP Advances, converts in ... more
WAR REPORT
Japan PM Abe sends offering to war shrine
Tokyo (AFP) April 21, 2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine Saturday but has no plans to visit it to avoid tensions ahead of a three-way meeting with China and South Korea, officials and local media said. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Arianespace to launch BSAT-4b; marking the 10th satellite launch for B-SAT
Evry, France (SPX) Apr 20, 2018
Arianespace reports that it will launch BSAT-4b, under the term of a turnkey contract between B-SAT and Maxar's SSL. BSAT-4b will be launched by an Ariane 5 in 2020 from the Guiana Space Cente ... more
TECH SPACE
Marines 3D-print replacement part for F-35 landing gear door
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2018
The U.S. Marine Corps is breaking new technological ground with 3D printing, recently finding a way to combat a lack of spare parts and slow production turnovers by printing a part for an F-35B Lightning II aircraft. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Chinese ship conducting research near disputed islets: Japan
Tokyo (AFP) April 20, 2018
Japan said Friday that a Chinese vessel was carrying out a suspected maritime research in Tokyo's exclusive economic zone near the disputed islands in the East China Sea. ... more


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WAR REPORT
Syria strikes also sent message to N.Korea: Japan DefMin
Washington (AFP) April 20, 2018
The US-led air strikes against the Syrian regime also sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of talks with President Donald Trump, Japan's defense minister said Friday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW
Volcano erupts in Japan, no-go warning issued
Tokyo (AFP) April 19, 2018
A volcano erupted in southern Japan on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years
Tokyo (AFP) April 19, 2018
A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain. ... more
WATER WORLD
Cold water devastates coral reefs off Japan: survey
Tokyo (AFP) April 18, 2018
Unusually cold water has devastated some of the world's most northerly coral reefs, which lie off the coast of western Japan, an environment ministry official said Wednesday. ... more
WHALES AHOY
Iceland resumes fin whale hunt after two-year pause
Reykjavik (AFP) April 17, 2018
Icelandic whaling company Hvalur said Tuesday it would resume its controversial hunt of endangered fin whales after a two-year suspension, sparking angry protests from animal rights activists. ... more
TECH SPACE
Japan 'rare earth' haul sparks hopes of cutting China reliance
Tokyo, Japan (AFP) April 15, 2018
The discovery of potentially millions of tons of valuable "rare earth" elements in sea sludge off Japan has raised hopes that Asia's number-two economy can reduce its dependence on Chinese supply. ... more
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China resists push at UN for Myanmar probe of Rohingya attacks
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 8, 2018
China is resisting a British-led push at the UN Security Council to increase pressure on Myanmar to try those responsible for attacks on the Rohingya, according to a draft statement seen by AFP on Tuesday. Back from a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, the Security Council is holding negotiations on a statement that would outline steps to address the crisis from the forced exodus of 700,000 Mu ... more
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Lasers in Space: Earth Mission Tests New Technology
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 09, 2018
Imagine standing on the roof of a building in Los Angeles and trying to point a laser so accurately that you could hit a particular building in San Diego, more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away. This accuracy is required for the feat that a novel technology demonstration aboard the soon-to-launch Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission will aim to achieve. F ... more
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Australia hikes aid in Pacific as China pushes for influence
Sydney (AFP) May 9, 2018
Australia is refocussing its foreign aid programmes in a move to win hearts and minds in the island nations of the Pacific, as an increasingly assertive China flexes its muscles in the region. The country has pledged more than Aus$1.3 billion (US$970 million) - its largest ever aid commitment to the Pacific - to fund projects including an undersea communications cable to Papua New Guinea a ... more
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+ Nile dam won't harm Egypt, says new Ethiopian leader
+ Weeds take over kelp in high CO2 oceans
+ Researchers levitate water droplets to improve contaminant detection
+ Engineered polymer membranes could be new option for water treatment
+ Engineers upgrade ancient, sun-powered tech to purify water
+ U.S. offers funding for marine energy development
A new Bose-Einstein condensate created at Aalto University
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 22, 2018
Nearly a hundred years ago, Albert Einstein and Satyendra Nath Bose predicted that quantum mechanics can force a large number of particles to behave in concert as if they were only a single particle. The phenomenon is called Bose-Einstein condensation, and it took until 1995 to create the first such condensate of a gas of alkali atoms. Although Bose-Einstein condensation has been observed ... more
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+ Nanostructures made of previously impossible material
+ Mining hardware helps scientists gain insight into silicon nanoparticles
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Fourth US Air Force SBIRS satellite sends first images back to Earth
Buckley AFB CO (SPX) May 03, 2018
The U.S. Air Force's fourth Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite transmitted its first images back to Earth. The milestone, known as "first light," occurred in February when the SBIRS GEO Flight-4 satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, turned on its powerful sensors for the first time during space vehicle checkout. SBIRS GEO Flight-4 is the latest satellite to join the Air Force's o ... more
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+ Saudi air defences intercept two missiles over Riyadh
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China to Use Soviet Engine to Power Its First Reusable Space Rocket
Moscow (Sputnik) May 07, 2018
China is developing its first space rocket with a reusable first stage that could see its trial launch as early as 2020, SpaceNews reported, citing a senior Chinese rocket designer. Long Lehao of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT), revealed the new plans for the Long March 8 medium-lift launcher during a space industry conference in Harbin on April 24. According to ... more
+ Astronauts eye more cooperation on China's space station
+ China unveils underwater astronaut training suit
+ China to launch advanced space cargo transport aircraft in 2019
+ China's Chang'e-4 relay satellite named "Queqiao"
+ China outlines roadmap for deep space exploration
+ Across China: Rocket launch brings back fortune to locals
+ China Space Agency chief says he expects visit by Russia's Roscosmos


First robotic system plays tic tac toe to improve task performance
New York NY (SPX) May 07, 2018
Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beer-Sheva, Israel have demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of a robotic system that plays Tic Tac Toe with rehabilitation patients to improve real-life task performance. The interdisciplinary research team designed a game with a robotic arm to simulate "3D Functional Activities of Daily Living" - actions people under ... more
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China will continue to 'hold high the great banner of Marxism', Xi says
Beijing (AFP) May 4, 2018
Chinese president Xi Jinping pledged Friday his country will keep following Marxism, as the world's largest communist party prepares to mark the 200th birthday of Karl Marx. China will continue to "hold high the great banner of Marxism" and the party will forever remain "guardians and practitioners" of the philosophy, Xi said during an official tribute at Beijing's Great Hall of the People. ... more
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CryoSat reveals retreat of Patagonian glaciers
Paris (ESA) May 03, 2018
While ESA's CryoSat continues to provide clear insight into how much sea ice is being lost and how the Antarctic and Greenlandic ice sheets are changing, the mission has again surpassed its original scope by revealing exactly how mountain glaciers are also succumbing to change. Glaciers all over the globe are retreating - and for the last 15 years, glacial ice has been the main cause of se ... more
+ Moon holds key to improving satellite views of Earth
+ Twin spacecraft to weigh in on Earth's changing water
+ Earth's magnetic field is not about to reverse
+ China launches Zhuhai-1 remote sensing satellites
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Seven chateaux and counting: Chinese billionaire is big in Bordeaux
Saint-Laurent-Des-Combes, France (AFP) May 4, 2018
Over the past decade Chinese investors have conquered dozens of chateaux in Bordeaux, France's famed wine-growing region. Some left after seeing their investments wither on the vine, but Peter Kwok, who has no fewer than seven vineyards to his name, says he is here for the long haul. The 69-year-old Hong Kong-based billionaire has been in southwest France for the past 20 years, recently ... more
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An Exoplanet Atmosphere Free of Clouds
Exeter UK (SPX) May 08, 2018
Scientists have detected an exoplanet atmosphere that is free of clouds, marking a pivotal breakthrough in the quest for greater understanding of the planets beyond our solar system. An international team of astronomers, led by Dr. Nikolay Nikolov from the University of Exeter, have found that the atmosphere of the 'hot Saturn' WASP-96b is cloud-free. Using Europe's 8.2-meter Very La ... more
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+ Ultrahigh-pressure laser experiments shed light on super-Earth cores


Mosquitoes reveal fatal attraction
Rothamsted UK (SPX) Apr 22, 2018
Malaria causes the bodies of its human hosts to emit specific odours from the skin that make the hosts even more attractive to mosquitoes, which invites further bites and risks infection of more mosquitoes and wider transmission of the disease. It's a vicious circle but one that has enabled a multinational team of researchers to identify the odours as organic hydrocarbons in the form of th ... more
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Ex-Gambia generals deny desertion
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) May 2, 2018
Two renegade generals who followed ex-Gambia president Yahya Jammeh into exile pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of desertion brough by the military. General Umpa Mendy and General Ansumana Tamba sought refuge in Equatorial Guinea alongside Jammeh in January 2017 after his brutal 22-year rule came to an end. They were arrested at the beginning of the year, shortly after they re ... more
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Russia Offers Space Tourist Flight to US, European Astronauts, UAE Citizen
Moscow (Sputnik) May 09, 2018
A United Arab Emirates (UAE) national currently stands as the main candidate to become a space tourist on the International Space Station (ISS) in the spring of 2019, although similar offers of this opportunity were also sent to US-based company Space Adventures, the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, sources told Sputnik. The tourist is supposed to arrive at the ISS on board Russia's S ... more
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Iran's possible responses to Trump's nuclear decision
Tehran (AFP) May 9, 2018
Iran finds itself in a tricky balancing act as it weighs a response to US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of a landmark nuclear deal. "They need to find a response that keeps the Europeans on their side but also shows they can't just be pushed around," said a Western diplomat in Tehran. "That seems pretty difficult." For now, President Hassan Rouhani has said he will ... more
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