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August 29, 2019
MISSILE DEFENSE
Tokyo: North Korea aims to 'break through' Japan's missile defense zone



Washington DC (UPI) Aug 28, 2019
Japan released more information on the North Korean missile that was launched on Saturday, when Pyongyang tested what it has described as a "super large multiple rocket launcher." Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Tuesday the missile that flew in an easterly direction from North Korea's coast, facing Japan, was a "new model," Yomiuri Shimbun reported. "There is a possibility [North Korea] is trying to improve the accuracy of missile attacks," Iwaya said, adding the North Koreans c ... read more

IRON AND ICE
Australia set to welcome JAXA's Hayabusa2
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Aug 27, 2019
To learn more about the solar system's origin and evolution, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is investigating typical types of asteroids. Analysing samples from asteroids enables us to ... more
SUPERPOWERS
US urges S.Korea, Japan to unite as rift escalates
Washington (AFP) Aug 28, 2019
The United States on Wednesday called on Japan and South Korea to put aside differences and focus on challenges posed by China and North Korea as a rift showed no signs of easing. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
State Department approves $3.3B missile sale to Japan
Washington (UPI) Aug 28, 2019
A proposed $3.3 billion missile sale to Japan was approved by the U.S. State Department, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
Japan PM warns Africa about debt as China grows presence
Yokohama, Japan (AFP) Aug 29, 2019
Japan's prime minister on Thursday warned African leaders against accumulating too much debt, in an apparent reference to Chinese infrastructure projects some blame for damaging the finances of developing nations. ... more
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AEROSPACE
Lockheed to build F-35 maintenance, repair facility for Japanese fleet
Washington (UPI) Aug 28, 2019
Lockheed Martin Co. will build a maintenance repair and upgrade facility in Japan for its F-35 fighter plane fleet under a $25.2 million contract announced by the U.S. Defense Department. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
US approves $3.3bn sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan
Washington (AFP) Aug 27, 2019
Washington approved the $3.3 billion sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan Tuesday, following close behind a series of new ballistic missile tests by North Korea that could threaten the US ally. ... more
NUKEWARS
South Korea slams Japan as 'white list' removal takes effect
Seoul (AFP) Aug 28, 2019
South Korea on Wednesday slammed Japan for effectively downgrading Seoul's trade status and accused Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of treating the neighbour as an "adversary". ... more
NUKEWARS
S.Korea scrapping Japan pact helps China: US official
Washington (AFP) Aug 27, 2019
South Korea's decision to end a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan will benefit China and reduce the allies' ability to respond in crises with North Korea, US officials said Tuesday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Two dead as Japan orders 870,000 to flee heavy rains
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 28, 2019
Two people were confirmed dead on Wednesday as heavy rains pounded southwest Japan, prompting flood and landslide warnings and orders for 870,000 people to seek safety. ... more
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How to Harmonise Wildlife and Energy Manufacturing
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2019
The Austrian Federal Railways (OBB) were dealing with a threatened owl species which were suffering from electric shocks on their network. They turned to TE Connectivity (TE) for support in both pre ... more
AFRICA NEWS
Japan to host Africa aid forum as China looms large
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 27, 2019
Japan hosts development talks with African leaders this week, looking to boost its presence on the continent and offer an alternative to investments by an increasingly assertive China. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Iran turns to Asian allies to seek relief from US sanctions
Beijing (AFP) Aug 26, 2019
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif kicked off his Asian tour in Beijing Monday, presenting a 25-year plan to cement Iran's ties with its biggest Asian trading partner amid biting US sanctions. ... more
TRADE WARS
In high-tech Japan, cash is still king
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 21, 2019
Once a pioneer in cashless transactions, Japan is now lagging behind as the world's biggest economies increasingly embrace electronic payments - because its ageing population still prefers physical money. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Trump sparks confusion before doubling down on China tariffs
Biarritz, France (AFP) Aug 25, 2019
President Donald Trump doubled down Sunday on his hard line against China after sowing confusion with statements that he might be willing to soften a trade war G7 partners fear threatens the world economy. ... more
NUKEWARS
South Korea to scrap military intel-sharing pact with Japan
Seoul (AFP) Aug 22, 2019
South Korea said Thursday it will terminate its military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, sparking protest from both Tokyo and Washington amid an intensifying trade and diplomatic dispute between the Asian neighbours. ... more


S. Korea says will share military intel with Japan through US

SUPERPOWERS
China hosts Japan and South Korea in show of regional unity
Beijing (AFP) Aug 21, 2019
Foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea made commitments Wednesday to diffuse regional tensions and make progress towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, although there was no sign of improving ties between Tokyo and Seoul. ... more
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IRON AND ICE
New images from asteroid probe yield clues on planet formation
Washington (AFP) Aug 22, 2019
Photographs snapped by a shoebox-sized probe that explored the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu offer new clues about its composition, insights that are expected to help scientists understand the formation of our solar system. ... more
IRON AND ICE
The near-Earth asteroid Ryugu - a fragile cosmic 'rubble pile'
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Aug 23, 2019
In the summer of 2018, the asteroid Ryugu, which measures only approximately 850 metres across, was visited by the Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft. On board was the 10-kilogram German-French Mobile As ... more
MOON DAILY
Thomas Pesquet on a new underwater lunar adventure
Paris (ESA) Aug 21, 2019
Over the next two weeks ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai will take part in a new NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) m ... more
OIL AND GAS
US Navy 'ready' for Venezuela mission: top commander
Rio De Janeiro (AFP) Aug 19, 2019
The US Navy is ready to "do what needs to be done" on Venezuela, a top commander said Monday, as America ramps up pressure on the crisis-wracked country. ... more
WHALES AHOY
Japan under pressure over past hunting of endangered whales
Geneva (AFP) Aug 16, 2019
Japan insisted Friday it no longer hunts endangered sei whales in international waters, but faced accusations of still violating a wildlife treaty by allowing commercialisation of meat from past catches. ... more
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Morales under pressure over Bolivia's Amazon fires
La Paz (AFP) Aug 27, 2019
Like his far-right rival President Jair Bolsonaro in neighboring Brazil, Bolivia's leftist leader Evo Morales is facing mounting fury from environmental groups over voracious wildfires in his own country. While the Amazon blazes in Brazil have attracted worldwide attention, the blazes in Bolivia's forest and grassland have raged largely unchecked over the past month, devastating more than 9, ... more
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Historical gathering: International meeting of the discoverers of chemical elements
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Aug 27, 2019
The GSI Helmholtzzentrum fur Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt (GSI), the Johannes Gutenberg University and the Helmholtz Institute Mainz are the organizers of this year's TAN conference. There are currently 118 elements listed in the periodic table. 92 of them occur naturally on Earth. The search for further new elements is conducted using particle accelerators. To produce elements, resea ... more
+ Russia says radioactive isotopes released by missile test blast
+ China's Tianhe-2 Supercomputer to Crunch Space Data From New Radio Telescope
+ Chipping away at how ice forms could keep windshields, power lines ice-free
+ In praise of the big pixel: Gaming is having a retro moment
+ Rare earths are contested ground between US and China
+ NASA looks to 3D printing to improve aircraft icing research tools
+ Ecuador city recycling plastic bottles for bus tickets


Taiwan warns Pacific islands of China's 'empty promises' on aid
Koror, Palau (AFP) Aug 22, 2019
Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned Pacific island nations Thursday against "empty promises" of financial aid from China, as the Solomon Islands considers switching diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing. Visiting Palau to shore up Taiwan's relations in the Pacific - where six of its 17 diplomatic allies are located - Wu said democratic nations were concerned about Chinese inroa ... more
+ US city to replace lead pipes that sparked water crisis
+ NASA Ocean Ecosystem Mission Moves Forward
+ Florida Aquarium reproduces Atlantic coral in lab for first time
+ 'Save our oceans,' Oscar winner Bardem tells UN
+ Cape Cod's gray seals attract sharks, causing summer beach closures
+ French Guiana grapples with Asian craving for fish bladder
+ Uganda abandons bid for hydro project near Murchison Falls
Physicists create world's smallest engine
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Aug 23, 2019
Theoretical physicists at Trinity College Dublin are among an international collaboration that has built the world's smallest engine - which, as a single calcium ion, is approximately ten billion times smaller than a car engine. Work performed by Professor John Goold's QuSys group in Trinity's School of Physics describes the science behind this tiny motor. The research, published in intern ... more
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+ DARPA Announces Microsystems Exploration Program
+ Monitoring the lifecycle of tiny catalyst nanoparticles
+ Fast and selective optical heating for functional nanomagnetic metamaterials
+ 2D gold quantum dots are atomically tunable with nanotubes
+ Harnessing microorganisms for smart microsystems
+ AD alloyed nanoantennas for temperature-feedback identification of viruses and explosives
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy

Tokyo: North Korea aims to 'break through' Japan's missile defense zone
Washington DC (UPI) Aug 28, 2019
Japan released more information on the North Korean missile that was launched on Saturday, when Pyongyang tested what it has described as a "super large multiple rocket launcher." Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya said Tuesday the missile that flew in an easterly direction from North Korea's coast, facing Japan, was a "new model," Yomiuri Shimbun reported. "There is a possibili ... more
+ State Department approves $3.3B missile sale to Japan
+ US approves $3.3bn sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan
+ Saudi intercepts six Yemen rebel missiles: coalition
+ Iran unveils home-grown missile defence system
+ Pentagon axes troubled $1 bn contract for missile defense
+ Lockheed nets $80M contract for Aegis system upgrades
+ Bahrain signs agreement for Patriot missile system
China's newly launched communication satellite suffers abnormality
Beijing (XNA) Aug 21, 2019
China's new communication satellite ChinaSat 18, sent into space on Monday, has experienced abnormalities, and space engineers are investigating the cause. The ChinaSat 18 satellite was launched at 8:03 p.m. (Beijing Time) on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The satellite separated with the carrier rocket a ... more
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+ Chinese scientists say goodbye to Tiangong-2
+ China's space lab Tiangong 2 destroyed in controlled fall to earth
+ From Moon to Mars, Chinese space engineers rise to new challenges
+ China plans to deploy almost 200 AU-controlled satellites into orbit
+ Luokung and Land Space to develop control system for space and ground assets
+ Yaogan-33 launch fails in north China, Possible debris recovered in Laos


Russian humanoid robot boards space station after delay
Moscow (AFP) Aug 27, 2019
It was second time lucky on Tuesday as an unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot docked at the International Space Station following a failed attempt over the weekend. "Sorry for the delay. Got stuck in traffic. Am ready to carry on with work," the robot's Twitter account said in a jokey first tweet from space. Copying human movements and designed to help with high-ri ... more
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+ Employees less upset at being replaced by robots than by other people
+ Evolving computers from tools to partners in cyber-physical system design
Beijing confirms arrest of Australian for spying
Beijing (AFP) Aug 27, 2019
An Australian academic has been arrested in China for spying, Beijing said Tuesday, prompting Canberra to demand the country upholds "basic standards" of justice. Yang Jun, who also goes by his pen name Yang Hengjun, was detained in January shortly after making a rare return to China from the United States. Beijing said he was formally arrested last Friday and that the case was being "fu ... more
+ China 'rotates' troops in Hong Kong ahead of planned rallies
+ 'Help me': Aussie accused of spying in China pleads to return home
+ 'Feed the wolf': fear stalks Cathay staff after Hong Kong protest sackings
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+ HK police say radical protesters forced use of water cannon, warning shot
+ Australian arrested in China for 'espionage'
+ Confiscated Beijing skyscraper sold via online auction


Philippine Airborne Campaign Targets Weather, Climate Science
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 27, 2019
NASA's P-3B science aircraft soared into the skies over the Philippines on Aug. 25 to begin a nearly two-month-long investigation on the impact that smoke from fires and pollution have on clouds, a key factor in improving weather and climate forecasts. The Cloud, Aerosol, and Monsoon Processes Philippines Experiment (CAMP2Ex) is the most comprehensive field campaign to date in Maritime Sou ... more
+ Raytheon-built space sensor will fly aboard NASA satellite to measure coastal and ocean ecosystems
+ NASA's ECOSTRESS Detects Amazon Fires from Space
+ New Landsat Infrared Instrument Ships from NASA
+ Capella Space partners with SpaceNet to expand access to SAR data
+ GRACE-FO shows the weight of Midwestern floods
+ Monitoring the Matterhorn with millions of data points
+ Making microbes that transform greenhouse gases


Denmark halts aquaculture development over environment concerns
Copenhagen (AFP) Aug 27, 2019
Denmark said Monday it will stop development of its fish farming industry at sea, which has widely been criticised for its harmful impact on the environment. "Denmark has reached the limit of the number of fish that can be raised at sea without endangering the environment... We must be a green pioneer, including fish farming," Environment Minister Lea Wermelin said in a statement. The m ... more
+ Brazil farmers deforesting Amazon 'to survive'
+ French mayor in court after banning pesticide use near homes
+ Global appetite for beef, soy fuels Amazon fires
+ Hundreds of Pyrenees livestock farmers protest predator bears
+ UK supermarkets test plastic-free zones
+ Biological clock of plants affects herbicide efficacy
+ Eye of the swarm: experts take sting out of urban beekeeping
The dark side of extrasolar planets share surprisingly similar temperatures
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Aug 28, 2019
A new study by McGill University astronomers has found that the temperature on the nightsides of different hot Jupiters - planets that are similar size in to Jupiter, but orbit other stars - is surprisingly uniform, suggesting the dark sides of these massive gaseous planets have clouds made of minerals and rocks. Using data from the Spitzer Space and the Hubble Space telescopes, the resear ... more
+ Newly Discovered Giant Planet Slingshots Around Its Star
+ Canadian astronomers determine Earth's fingerprint
+ Study shows some exoplanets may have greater variety of life than exists on Earth
+ A second planet in the Beta Pictoris System
+ Study: NASA data shows Earth-sized exoplanet lacks atmosphere
+ A rare look at the surface of a rocky exoplanet
+ New "Gold Open Access" Planetary Science Journal Launched


In eastern DR Congo, influx of Ebola money is source of friction
Butembo, Dr Congo (AFP) July 18, 2019
The UN is about to pound the drum for millions of dollars to stiffen the fight against Ebola in DR Congo, but at the heart of the epidemic, a money influx may worsen grassroots problems. On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the nearly year-old outbreak was a "public health emergency of international concern" - a rarely-invoked step to beef up global response. ... more
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+ Buzz off: breakthrough technique eradicates mosquitoes
+ Genomic analysis reveals details of first historically recorded plague pandemic
+ Hong Kong to cull 4,700 pigs after second swine fever case found
+ Rocky mountain spotted fever risks examined
+ A Scent-Based Strategy for Preventing Mosquito Transmission of Disease
+ Pakistan police arrest doctor after 90 infected by HIV syringe
Japan PM warns Africa about debt as China grows presence
Yokohama, Japan (AFP) Aug 29, 2019
Japan's prime minister on Thursday warned African leaders against accumulating too much debt, in an apparent reference to Chinese infrastructure projects some blame for damaging the finances of developing nations. Addressing leaders from several African nations at a development conference in Yokohama, Shinzo Abe stressed Tokyo was promoting "quality" infrastructure exports and investments, s ... more
+ Chad jails 243 rebels over February incursion from Libya
+ Japan to host Africa aid forum as China looms large
+ Nigeria arrests kidnapper at centre of police, army shooting row
+ S.Africa rare earths mine hopes for boost from US-China feud
+ African forest fires in spotlight after Amazon outcry
+ Ivory Coast's 'Floating Island' points to greener tourism
+ Toll from attack on Burkina military base rises to 24
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India not poor, has resources for space program says ISRO chief
New Delhi (Sputnik) Aug 28, 2019
India is comfortably positioned economically to provide funds for its space programme and benefits to people, the country's space organisation chief has said. Addressing students at a university convocation ceremony in Bangalore (now Bengaluru), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said some people were questioning the need for space technology in a poor country like ... more
+ China's satellite tests pulsar navigation for future deep space exploration
+ Vegetable cultivation in the Antarctic for the Moon and Mars
+ Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS
+ Milestone demonstrates motor's reliability to enhance astronaut safety
+ Manned Spacecraft Soyuz MS-13 Completes Redocking Between ISS Modules - Roscosmos
+ Docking aborted for Russia's first humanoid robot in space
+ Test launches of Boeing's Starliner for ISS mission delayed again
Iran-US ties since Trump came to power
Tehran (AFP) Aug 27, 2019
Relations between Tehran and Washington have spiralled since US President Donald Trump came to power and promptly quit the international deal on Iran's nuclear programme, reimposing sweeping sanctions on the country. Here is a recap. - 'Isolate' Iran - In a landmark address to Middle Eastern leaders in Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017, just months after taking office, Trump urges nations ... more
+ US blacklists suppliers of Iran missile programs
+ South Korea slams Japan as 'white list' removal takes effect
+ US defense chief urges Iran to hold talks with US
+ EU backs US-Iran talks but says nuclear deal must stay
+ S.Korea scrapping Japan pact helps China: US official
+ Iran to bypass uranium enrichment maximum despite calls for rethink
+ No change in British backing of Iran nuclear deal under Johnson
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