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May 10, 2018
SUPERPOWERS
Japan's Abe accepts China invite, but no date set



Tokyo (AFP) May 9, 2018
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday he had been formally invited to visit China and would do so at "an appropriate time", as the regional powers try to warm ties. Chinese premier Li Keqiang is in Tokyo for talks on North Korea and bilateral ties, a month after the two Asian rivals pledged a "new starting point" for relations. "As we mark the 40th anniversary of the Japan-China peace and friendship treaty this year, I wish to build a relationship where leaders can easily visit each o ... read more

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. ... 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

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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
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
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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
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


Chinese ship conducting research near disputed islets: Japan

CAR TECH
Faster EV chargers to allay range anxiety
Washington (UPI) Apr 23, 2018
Japanese energy company Marubeni Corp. said it would work in the U.S. market to deliver ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles. ... 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
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
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Colombia truth commission to 'heal wounds' of war, president says
Bogota (AFP) May 8, 2018
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos installed a truth commission on Tuesday to shed light on crimes committed during the country's lengthy civil war, as agreed upon in a peace deal with the FARC guerrillas. The commission will "help heal the wounds accumulated during more than 50 years of conflict," Santos said during a ceremony at the presidential offices. Even though the full truth ... more
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+ 17 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide
+ Honduras regrets loss of US protection status for its nationals
+ India storm toll of death and devastation rises
+ Rescuers search for three Polish miners after deadly quake
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+ Landslide in northern China kills 9
China rejects US military claims of laser attacks on pilots
Beijing (AFP) May 4, 2018
China on Friday rejected US allegations that Chinese nationals shone military-grade lasers at American pilots in Djibouti, dismissing the claims as "inconsistent with facts". Beijing, which operates a naval base in the Horn of Africa country, denied Pentagon accusations that Chinese personnel have targeted US pilots in the country with the beams, resulting in minor injuries to airmen and cre ... more
+ DARPA taps MIT for research on high-value molecules
+ Atomically thin magnetic device could lead to new memory technologies
+ Improving 3-D printing of plastic parts
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Spring brings phytoplankton blooms to North Sea
Washington (UPI) May 8, 2018
Spring has arrived in the North Sea, as revealed by new images of phytoplankton blooms. As winter gives way to spring, and more of the sun reaches the waters closer to the poles, warmth and solar energy fuel the growth of phytoplankton colonies. Phytoplankton blooms feature billions of the microscopic organisms, which turn sunlight and CO2 into sugars and oxygen. They anchor rich ... more
+ Australia hikes aid in Pacific as China pushes for influence
+ The far-reaching effects of ocean floors on the sea surface
+ Beavers do good work cleaning water
+ Weeds take over kelp in high CO2 oceans
+ Engineered polymer membranes could be new option for water treatment
+ Engineers upgrade ancient, sun-powered tech to purify water
+ Researchers levitate water droplets to improve contaminant detection
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
+ Course set to overcome mismatch between lab-designed nanomaterials and nature's complexity
+ This 2-D nanosheet expands like a Grow Monster
+ Robot developed for automated assembly of designer nanomaterials
+ A treasure trove for nanotechnology experts
+ UCLA researchers develop a new class of two-dimensional materials
+ Nanostructures made of previously impossible material
+ Mining hardware helps scientists gain insight into silicon nanoparticles
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Aerojet completes hot fire propulsion test for redesigned Kill Vehicle
Sacramento CA (SPX) May 08, 2018
Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., announced that in collaboration with The Boeing Company and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, its Divert and Attitude Control System (DACS) Center Manifold for the Missile Defense Agency's Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV) successfully completed hot fire altitude testing. The RKV program is an integral part of the Ground-bas ... more
+ Israel missiles hit Syria military bases: state media
+ Lockheed tapped for additional THAAD interceptors
+ Fourth US Air Force SBIRS satellite sends first images back to Earth
+ Saudi Arabia downs four Yemeni rebel missiles: coalition
+ Saudis down new missile from Yemen rebels: state media
+ Saudis intercept ballistic missile from Yemen: coalition
+ Raytheon tapped for Air and Missile Defense Radar Program
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


Google pitches artificial intelligence to help unplug
Mountain View, United States (AFP) May 9, 2018
Google unveiled Tuesday an artificial intelligence tool capable of handling routine tasks - such as making restaurant bookings - as a way to help people disconnect from their smartphone screens. Kicking off the tech giant's annual developers conference, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai argued that its AI-powered digital assistant had the potential to free people from everyday chores. ... more
+ First robotic system plays tic tac toe to improve task performance
+ Researchers selected to develop novel approaches to lifelong machine learning
+ NASA's swarmathon improves student skills in robotics, computer science
+ Interview with a robot: AI revolution hits human resources
+ Transparent eel-like soft robot can swim silently underwater
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+ Face recognition for galaxies: Artificial intelligence brings new tools to astronomy
Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for bribery
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2018
A former Chinese Communist Party official who was once tipped as a potential successor to President Xi Jinping was sentenced to life in prison for bribery on Tuesday, the latest senior cadre to fall in Xi's sweeping anti-corruption crusade. Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member and party chief of the southwestern mega-city of Chongqing, was found guilty of taking more than 170 million yuan ... more
+ Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for bribery
+ Crackdown shakes Chinese city's 'Little Africa'
+ Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker arrested over phone grab
+ China will continue to 'hold high the great banner of Marxism', Xi says
+ US scolds China over 'Orwellian' airline demands
+ Hong Kong youth groups reject PLA foot drill pressure
+ Chinese laureate's widow willing to 'die at home' in protest


China launches new Earth observation satellite for environmental monitoring
Taiyuan, China (XNA) May 10, 2018
China on Wednesday launched Gaofen-5, a hyperspectral imaging satellite, as part of the country's high-resolution Earth observation project. The Gaofen-5 satellite was launched off the back of a Long March 4C rocket at 2:28 a.m. Beijing Time from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province. It was the 274th flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket. The satell ... more
+ NASA Spacecraft Discovers New Magnetic Process in Turbulent Space
+ Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images
+ New research reveals how energy dissipates outside Earth's magnetic field
+ CryoSat reveals retreat of Patagonian glaciers
+ 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


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
+ Seven chateaux and counting: Chinese billionaire is big in Bordeaux
+ Wood you like a drink? Japan team invents 'wood alcohol'
+ Fish farming can help relieve pressures on land resources, study shows
+ EU to ban bee-killing pesticides
+ Mediterranean fears bitter future for citrus crops
+ South Africa wine production drying up in water crisis
+ How NASA and John Deere Helped Tractors Drive Themselves
Atmospheric seasons could signal alien life
Riverside CA (SPX) May 10, 2018
Dozens of potentially habitable planets have been discovered outside our solar system, and many more are awaiting detection. Is anybody - or anything - there? The hunt for life in these places, which are impossible to visit in person, will begin with a search for biological products in their atmospheres. These atmospheric fingerprints of life, called biosignatures, will be detected using n ... more
+ An Exoplanet Atmosphere Free of Clouds
+ Dutch astronomers photograph possible toddler planet by chance
+ The Cheops ccience instrument arrives in Madrid
+ Helium detected in exoplanet atmosphere for the first time
+ Hubble detects helium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time
+ Researchers simulate conditions inside 'super-Earths'
+ Extreme Environment of Danakil Depression Sheds Light on Mars, Titan


Hostility toward minorities can spread like a contagious disease
Washington DC (UPI) May 10, 2018
New research can help explain why inter-ethnic conflicts intensify so quickly. Social experiments suggest aggression expressed toward different ethnic groups is more likely to be imitated, allowing hostility toward minorities to spread like a contagion. Researchers in Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia studied the attitudes toward Roma people of schoolchildren in eastern Slovak ... more
+ Mosquitoes reveal fatal attraction
+ Gates warns new fight needed against resurgent malaria
+ Help Stop Mosquito-borne Diseases with this App
+ New model links yellow fever in Africa to climate, environment
+ DARPA Names Researchers Working to Halt Outbreaks in 60 Days or Less
+ China confirms first human case of H7N4 bird flu
+ UV light can kill airborne flu virus, study finds
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
+ Lake Victoria biodiversity being 'decimated': conservationists
+ Double curse: After drought, Kenya's Dadaab refugee camps hit by floods
+ Pentagon addressing Niger attack issues: Mattis
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+ Climate change not the key driver of human conflict and displacement in East Africa
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+ Climate change mitigation project threatens local ecosystem resilience in


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
+ Spinning science: multi-use variable-g platform arrives at the Space Station
+ Tourism nearly a tenth of global CO2 emissions
+ For how long will the USA remain the Nobel Prize leader?
+ Jim Bridenstine brings understanding of commercial technology to his new role as NASA Admin
+ Why plants are so sensitive to gravity: The lowdown
+ One detector doesn't 'fit all' for smoke in spacecraft
+ Rescue Operations Take Shape for Commercial Crew Program Astronauts
Iran implementing 'nuclear-related commitments' under deal: IAEA
Vienna (AFP) May 9, 2018
The UN nuclear watchdog confirmed Wednesday Iran is implementing "nuclear-related commitments" under its deal with world powers, a day after US President Donald Trump accused Tehran of lying about its nuclear ambitions. "As of today, the IAEA can confirm that the nuclear-related commitments are being implemented by Iran," Yukiya Amano, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Age ... more
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+ Trump withdraws from Iran deal, defying allies
+ Europe, China defend Iran nuclear deal after US pullout
+ Pompeo in Pyongyang with detainees on agenda
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+ Japan, China, S. Korea search for agreement on Pyongyang
+ Iran pullout a blow to N. Korea hopes: analysts
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