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September 06, 2018
SPACE TRAVEL
Airbus-built ACLS Life Support Rack is ready for launch from Tanegashima



Friedrichshafen, Germany (ESA) Sep 06, 2018
Airbus is sending a new Life Support Rack to the International Space Station (ISS). The rack also known as Advanced Closed Loop System (ACLS) has been developed by Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA) as a technology demonstrator, which will purify air and produce oxygen for the ISS. The Life Support Rack is stored in the pressurized part of the Japanese HTV-7, an unmanned cargo spacecraft to resupply the ISS, which is currently set to launch from Tanegashima Space Center on 11 September 201 ... read more

SPACE TRAVEL
Going up! Japan to test mini 'space elevator'
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 4, 2018
A Japanese team working to develop a "space elevator" will conduct a first trial this month, blasting off a miniature version on satellites to test the technology. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Japan claims China 'escalating' military actions
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 3, 2018
Japan's defence chief on Monday warned the country faces a tough security environment, with China and Russia stepping up military activity and North Korea posing "imminent threats". ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea-Japan summit must help resolve abduction issue: Abe
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 2, 2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said any summit he holds with North Korea's Kim Jong Un must tackle abducted citizens, an issue that has bedevilled relations between the two countries for decades. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Race to find survivors after deadly Japan quake, landslides
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 6, 2018
Rescuers scrabbled through mud for survivors Thursday after a powerful earthquake sent hillsides crashing down onto homes in Japan, killing at least nine people and leaving dozens of people missing. ... more

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SHAKE AND BLOW
Landslides leave dozens missing after quake hits Japan's Hokkaido
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 6, 2018
A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, killing two people, collapsing homes, and triggering landslides that left dozens missing. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Japan 'confirms first Fukushima worker death from radiation'
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 5, 2018
Japan has announced for the first time that a worker at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has died after being exposed to radiation, Japanese media reported. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Japan's Kansai airport to reopen partially after typhoon damage
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 6, 2018
Japan's Kansai airport will reopen partially on Friday, the government said Thursday, after a massive typhoon flooded parts of the transport hub and swept a tanker onto the only bridge connecting it to the mainland. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
China is hot spot of ground-level ozone pollution
Boulder CO (SPX) Sep 04, 2018
In China, people breathe air thick with the lung-damaging pollutant ozone two to six times more often than people in the United States, Europe, Japan, or South Korea, according to a new assessment. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Strongest typhoon in quarter century hits Japan
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 4, 2018
The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years made landfall Tuesday, with more than a million people urged to evacuate to escape violent winds and heavy rainfall. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW
Japan braces for 'very strong' typhoon
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 2, 2018
Japan on Sunday braced for a "very strong" typhoon, with authorities warning of high waves, floods and landslides, including in areas hit by deadly flooding earlier this year. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Japan eyes record defence budget amid N. Korea, China threats
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 31, 2018
Japan's defence ministry on Friday made its biggest-ever budget request, seeking better missile defence and bolstered air power amid ongoing threats from North Korea and China. ... more
TECH SPACE
Structural fluctuation evaluation in substances from measurement data
Kumamoto, Japan (SPX) Aug 30, 2018
Microstructure analysis of materials is a key technology for new material research. Using an information extraction technique called sparse modeling, a collaboration of researchers led by Professor ... more
WATER WORLD
Mystery solved as to why algae balls float and sink
Bristol UK (SPX) Aug 31, 2018
Scientists from the University of Bristol have uncovered the age-old mystery of why marimo algae balls sink at night and float during the day. The balls are a rare form of algae found naturall ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
When cars fly? Japan wants airborne vehicles to take off
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 29, 2018
It might sound like pie in the sky, but Japan's government is banking on a future with flying cars, launching an initiative Wednesday with the private sector to develop futuristic vehicles. ... more


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NUKEWARS
North Korea still 'serious and imminent threat': Japan
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 28, 2018
North Korea still poses a "serious and imminent threat", Japan said Tuesday in its first annual defence review since tensions eased on the Korean peninsula. ... more
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SUPERPOWERS
Japan protests as reporter blocked from covering China FM
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 30, 2018
Japan has lodged a protest with China about freedom of speech after Beijing blocked a Japanese reporter from covering a meeting between top diplomats from the two countries. ... more
ENERGY TECH
Water vapor annealing technique on diamond surfaces for next-generation power devices
Kanazawa, Japan (SPX) Aug 29, 2018
Diamonds are adored for their dazzling beauty, often displayed in exquisite jewelry. But, this solid form of carbon is also renowned for its outstanding physical and electronic properties. In ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Controversial Fukushima nuclear statue to be removed
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 29, 2018
A giant statue of a child wearing a radiation suit in the Japanese city of Fukushima will be removed after it sparked a huge controversy in the nuclear-hit area. ... more
IRON AND ICE
Particles collected by Hayabusa give absolute age of asteroid Itokawa
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Aug 28, 2018
Understanding the origin and time evolution of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) is an issue of scientific interest and practical importance because they are potentially hazardous to the Earth. However, w ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Astronomers reveal new details about 'monster' star-forming galaxies
Amherst MA (SPX) Aug 30, 2018
An international team of astronomers from Japan, Mexico and the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying a "monster galaxy" 12.4 billion light years away report that their instruments have achie ... more
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Immediate and Reliable Communications During Disasters Require Planning
McLean VA (SPX) Sep 06, 2018
During a disaster, whether natural or man-made, restoring and maintaining communications is critical. Recent research and guidance issued by the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) reflects the importance of incorporating satellite services in an emergency response plan to facilitate communications before, during, and after a disaster. "Because satellite-based solutions provide an unparal ... more
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+ Controversial Fukushima nuclear statue to be removed
+ Italy to push EU to rotate ports for migrant arrivals
Access to 3D printing is changing the work in research labs
Hamilton, Canada (SPX) Aug 31, 2018
A small, black box developed in a McMaster University lab could change the way scientists search for new antibiotics. The Printed Fluorescence Imaging Box - or PFIbox, for short - is capable of collecting massive amounts of data that will help researchers in the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research in their quest to discover new antibiotics. The box allows sc ... more
+ Chilled And Checked, Shaken And Not Stirred
+ A new way to remove ice buildup without power or chemicals
+ Researchers use acoustic forces to print droplets that couldn't be printed before
+ Kiel research team increases adhesiveness of silicone using the example of beetles
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China visa spat hits Pacific summit in Nauru
Yaren, Nauru (AFP) Sept 4, 2018
A visa row between China and host nation Nauru almost derailed the Pacific's largest annual diplomatic summit, it emerged Tuesday, exposing sensitivities about Beijing's rising influence in the region. As formal discussions began at the 18-nation Pacific Islands Forum, leaked letters revealed some members threatened to boycott the meeting over Nauru's treatment of Chinese delegates. Naur ... more
+ Bolivia petitions ICJ over Chilean border river source
+ UN begins talks on treaty to protect imperiled high seas
+ With rising sea levels, Bangkok struggles to stay afloat
+ Engineered sand removes contaminants from stormwater
+ Mystery solved as to why algae balls float and sink
+ Sea squirts provide insights into gut defense evolution
+ Trace metals in the air make big splash on life under the sea
Cannibalistic materials feed on themselves to grow new nanostructures
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Sep 04, 2018
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory induced a two-dimensional material to cannibalize itself for atomic "building blocks" from which stable structures formed. The findings, reported in Nature Communications, provide insights that may improve design of 2D materials for fast-charging energy-storage and electronic devices. "Under our experimental condi ... more
+ First-ever colored thin films of nanotubes created
+ Nanotubes change the shape of water
+ Fast visible-UV light nanobelt photodetector
+ Big-picture thinking can advance nanoparticle manufacturing
+ Hybrid nanomaterials bristle with potential
+ Nanotube 'rebar' makes graphene twice as tough
+ Individual silver nanoparticles observed in real time
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Twenty-six wounded as Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile
Riyadh (AFP) Sept 6, 2018
Saudi Arabia shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Huthi rebels on Wednesday, with shrapnel leaving 26 people wounded, a Riyadh-led coalition fighting the insurgents said. Two children were among the wounded from the missile that was intercepted over the southern Saudi city of Najran, said a coalition statement published by the Saudi state media. The Iran-backed Huthis have in r ... more
+ State Department approves Patriot missile sale to the Netherlands
+ Russian military successfully test-fires new interceptor missile
+ PeopleTec receives ballistic missile defense engineering contract
+ TOTE Services contracted for SBX-1 ballistic missile tracking radar
+ Lockheed receives contract for missile warning satellites
+ Sweden to purchase PAC-3 MSE missile defense system
+ Lockheed receives contract for Aegis ballistic missile defense
China tests propulsion system of space station's lab capsules
Beijing, China (SPX) Aug 30, 2018
Engineers have successfully tested the propulsion system of China's planned space station lab capsules, a key step in its space station program. Weighing 66 tonnes, the space station will comprise a core module and two lab capsules. The propulsion system will determine whether lab capsules can move in space. Engineers designed 36 engines for the propulsion system with four to adjust ... more
+ China unveils Chang'e-4 rover to explore Moon's far side
+ China's SatCom launch marketing not limited to business interest
+ China to launch space station Tiangong in 2022, welcomes foreign astronauts
+ China solicits international cooperation experiments on space station
+ Growing US unease with China's new deep space facility in Argentina
+ China developing in-orbit satellite transport vehicle
+ PRSS-1 Satellite in Good Condition


If military robot falls, it can get itself up
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (SPX) Sep 04, 2018
Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed software to ensure that if a robot falls, it can get itself back up, meaning future military robots will be less reliant on their Soldier handlers. Based on feedback from Soldiers at an Army training course, ARL researcher Dr. Chad Kessens began to develop software to ... more
+ Robot teachers invade Chinese kindergartens
+ UNC builds better particle tracking software using artificial intelligence
+ Activists urge killer robot ban 'before it is too late'
+ Sony to release AI-infused robotic pups in the US
+ Must do better: Japan eyes AI robots in class to boost English
+ Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars
+ UCLA-developed artificial intelligence device identifies objects at the speed of light
Malaysian island city in trouble as PM targets China-linked projects
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Sept 5, 2018
An ambitious $100 billion island city being built off Malaysia has found itself in troubled waters as the new government takes aim at the development, the latest in a series of China-linked megaprojects started under the scandal-plagued ex-premier to come under attack. Forest City's futuristic high-rises and waterfront villas are under construction on four man-made islands in southern Malays ... more
+ Kenyan police raid state-owned Chinese TV
+ Hong Kong ushers mainland workers into new station
+ Chinese police arrest 46 after violent protest over schooling
+ Chinese bridge pushes Maldives deeper in debt: opposition
+ World leaders ignore rights in China: censored author Yan
+ It's a bird... it's a train... China pigeon racers cause flap with rail ruse
+ Hong Kong democracy group says members were detained in China


Aeolus laser shines light on wind
Paris (ESA) Sep 06, 2018
Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August, this extraordinary satellite's instrument has been turned on and is now emitting pulses of ultraviolet light from its laser, which is fundamental to measuring Earth's wind. And, this remarkable mission has also already returned a tantalising glimpse of the data it will provide. Lofted into space on a Vega rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French ... more
+ Ocean satellite Sentinel-6A beginning to take shape
+ PlanetWatchers Announces Breakthrough SAR Analytics Platform
+ How scientists are tracking Florida's red tides with satellites and smartphones
+ China is hot spot of ground-level ozone pollution
+ NASA launching Advanced Laser to measure Earth's changing ice
+ UB scientists await launch of NASA ice-monitoring satellite
+ Teledyne e2v ultraviolet laser detector technology deployed on Aeolus


Brazil court lifts ban on glyphosate weedkiller
Brasilia (AFP) Sept 3, 2018
An appellate court on Monday lifted a court-ordered suspension of licenses in Brazil for products containing glyphosate, an industrial weedkiller in common use in Latin America's agricultural powerhouse. Federal appeals court judge Kassio Marques ruled that "nothing justified" the suspension by a lower court, saying it had been abruptly imposed "without previous analysis of the grave impact ... more
+ Angry French farmers sow Chinese-owned field in investor protest
+ France's ban on bee-killing pesticides begins Saturday
+ Hong Kong dim sum favourite faces uncertain future
+ Epigenome of bread wheat mapped to piece together its genetic heritage
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+ Environmentally friendly farming practices used by a third of global farms
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A Direct-Imaging Mission to Study Earth-like Exoplanets
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 06, 2018
To answer significant questions about planetary systems, such as whether our solar system is a rare phenomenon or if life exists on planets other than Earth, NASA should lead a large direct imaging mission - an advanced space telescope - capable of studying Earth-like exoplanets orbiting stars similar to the Sun, says a new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, E ... more
+ Rutgers scientists identify protein that may have existed when life began
+ Little star sheds light on young planets
+ Water worlds could support life, study says
+ Scientist develops database for stellar-exoplanet "exploration"
+ Infant exoplanet weighed by Hipparcos and Gaia
+ Infant exoplanet weighed by Hipparcos and Gaia
+ Discovery of a structurally 'inside-out' planetary nebula


UN emergency talks to head off swine fever spread in Asia
Bangkok (AFP) Sept 5, 2018
An emergency meeting to head off an outbreak of African swine fever across Asia opened in Bangkok on Wednesday, after a mass pig cull in China sparked fears of a potential pandemic. The three-day meeting led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) brings together specialists in animal diseases as well as agricultural policy from nine countries neighbouring China. ... more
+ Deadly 'rat fever' in flood-ravaged Indian state
+ Virus' potency depends on the shape of its DNA
+ Deadly 'rat fever' in flood-ravaged Indian state
+ China culls 38,000 pigs as swine fever spreads
+ NASA investment in cholera forecasts helps save lives in Yemen
+ Temperature model predicts transmission of mosquito-borne virus
+ China's swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO
China hosts African leaders amid aid criticism
Beijing (AFP) Sept 3, 2018
China hosts African leaders Monday for a summit aimed at promoting Beijing's vision for development on the continent, even as it finds itself increasingly criticised over its debt-heavy approach to foreign aid. President Xi Jinping and leaders from across the continent will meet at the two-day Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), with talks expected to focus on Xi's cherished "Belt and ... more
+ Boko Haram military base attack death toll hits 48
+ Mandarin lessons in Malawi underline China's Africa ties
+ China-Africa summit rejects debt criticism
+ At least 12 killed in Ethiopia landslide
+ China's Xi says 'no strings attached' to Africa investments
+ China-Africa summit to target investment despite debt worries
+ Bomb kills 5 Kenyan soldiers near Somali border


Going up! Japan to test mini 'space elevator'
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 4, 2018
A Japanese team working to develop a "space elevator" will conduct a first trial this month, blasting off a miniature version on satellites to test the technology. The test equipment, produced by researchers at Shizuoka University, will hitch a ride on an H-2B rocket being launched by Japan's space agency from southern island of Tanegashima next week. The test involves a miniature elevat ... more
+ Airbus-built ACLS Life Support Rack is ready for launch from Tanegashima
+ UAE announces first astronauts to go to space
+ Bahrain in talks with Russia to send astronauts into space
+ Air leak hole in Soyuz likely made during construction
+ Russia says space station leak may be sabotage
+ Russia to Stop Transporting US Astronauts to ISS in April 2019
+ NASA competition aims to convert carbon dioxide on Mars into useful products
Developer of North Korea missiles, nuclear weapons dies
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2018
A veteran North Korean official who was sanctioned for his suspected role in development of the country's nuclear and missile technology has died, the North announced on Tuesday. The state-run KCNA news agency said "academician and professor" Ju Kyu Chang died on Monday at the age of 89 from "pancytopenia", a blood disease. It said the official state obituary described Ju as "an elder re ... more
+ Two Koreas to hold summit as Kim renews denuclearisation pledge
+ China's Xi to send top official to N. Korea anniversary
+ Trump leaves door open to meeting Iran's Rouhani at UN
+ Israel does not rule out striking Iranian targets in Iraq
+ Iran says to go beyond previous enrichment if deal fails
+ US accuses Iran of bad faith over sanctions lawsuit
+ Iran rejects French call for wider talks
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