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August 26, 2016
Study quantifies haze's role in China's urban heat island effect
New Haven, Conn. (UPI) Aug 23, 2016
As China's cities become more and more polluted, they're also warming. New research suggests haze plays a surprisingly large role in encouraging what's known as the urban heat island effect. Haze is the collection of dust, smoke and other particulates that gives the urban air an oscillating blur. But not all particles have the same effects on weather and temperature. The new study, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows smaller particles promote cooling by blocking out the ... read more

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Chinese sci-fi prepares to master the universe
On Sunday, a second Chinese author received the prestigious Hugo Award for science fiction, this time in the category of best novelette. Hao Jingfang, author of "Folding Beijing," won the awar ... more

China unveils Mars probe, rover for ambitious 2020 mission
China on Tuesday released images of a Mars probe and rover which the country plans to send to the Red Planet within five years. China plans to send a spacecraft to orbit Mars, make a landing, ... more

China 'opposes' N.Korea's nuclear and missile development: FM
Beijing opposes North Korea's nuclear and missile development, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday, hours after Pyongyang test-launched a ballistic missile from a submarine towards Japan. ... more
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China unveils 2020 Mars rover concept: report
China has unveiled illustrations of a Mars probe and rover it aims to send to the Red Planet at the end of the decade in a mission that faces "unprecedented" challenges, state media said Wednesday. ... more


Supernova ejected from the pages of history
A new look at the debris from an exploded star in our galaxy has astronomers re-examining when the supernova actually happened. Recent observations of the supernova remnant called G11.2-0.3 with NAS ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Philippines' Duterte warns China of 'reckoning'
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday of a "reckoning" with China if there was no resolution to a tense dispute over rival claims to the South China Sea. ... more

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea
Japan told China on Wednesday its ships must stop violating Japanese territory in the East China Sea after a long-standing maritime row intensified this month. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
A new generation of cheap networked nuclear-radiation detectors

Philippines' Duterte warns China of 'reckoning'

Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea

Iranian navy in 'unsafe' intercept of US destroyer: defense official

UN chief says N.Korea missile launch 'deeply troubling'

New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

Russia to design super-heavy carrier rocket


Top diplomats kick off Japan, China, S.Korea meeting
Foreign ministers from Japan, China and South Korea kicked off a two-day meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday with their countries at odds over territorial disputes, a US missile defence system and perennial regional problem North Korea. ... more

Chinese official defends protest-hit visit to Taiwan
A top Shanghai official Tuesday defended his controversial visit to Taiwan as "open and transparent" as protesters burnt his photo and accused him of promoting the island's unification with China. ... more

Taiwan starts annual live-fire drills after gaffes
Taiwan Monday kicked off its largest annual live-fire military exercise - the first under new President Tsai Ing-wen - as the island's army struggles with its image following a series of accidents. ... more
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In Nepal's Himalayas, hopes of closer China ties
Twice a year, a normally deserted border checkpoint high on the Tibetan plateau throngs with activity as traders from Nepal flock to do business with their giant northern neighbour China. ... more

Japan, China, S.Korea foreign ministers to meet
The foreign ministers of Japan, China and South Korea will meet this week in Tokyo, with their countries at odds over territorial disputes and a US missile defence system. ... more
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Modelling water uptake in wood opens up new design framework

Analog DNA circuit does math in a test tube

Water shortage: The demise of the Maya civilization

Whiskers help animals sense the direction of the wind

Molecular signature shows plants are adapting to increasing CO2

The relationship between erosion and tectonics in the Himalayas

Researchers image roots in the ground


Protests as China official visits Taiwan
Taiwanese shouting anti-communist slogans staged protests at an airport and a school on Monday against a visit by a top Shanghai official which they see as intended to promote China's unification with Taiwan. ... more

Japan protests as China ships sail near disputed isles
Tokyo protested to Beijing Sunday after Chinese coast guard ships sailed into territorial waters surrounding disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan said. ... more

Japan seeks record defence budget: reports
Japan will request a record defence budget next year amid growing worries over North Korea and tensions with China, reports said Friday. ... more

China's president pledges to support Myanmar peace talks
Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to support Myanmar's peace process Friday as he met with the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Beijing ahead of historic talks with armed groups near the countries' troubled joint border. ... more

Japan takes aid show to Africa in China's shadow
Japan takes its aid show to Africa this weekend, with a huge development conference in Kenya, hoping quality will trump quantity in the battle for influence against cash-rich China. ... more


UN expert slams China on human rights
A UN expert accused China Monday of staging a "pincer movement" to curb the influence of lawyers, activists and non-governmental organisations and limit their ability to protest against abuses. ... more

China's COFCO buys rest of Dutch commodity trader
China's state-owned grain giant COFCO will buy out minority shareholders in Netherlands-based commodity trader Nidera and take full ownership of the company, it said, as it seeks to become an agribusiness powerhouse. ... more
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Northrop Grumman to Provide Navigation System for German Satellite

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Down in the dumps: China lawmaker given 5 years for sinkhole


Protest over election ban on Hong Kong pro-independence activists


US watchdog clears ChemChina's Syngenta acquisition


China opens longest glass bottom bridge in world


Iran interested in proposed Chinese-built canal in Nicaragua


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World's Biggest Telescope Meets Second-Fastest Supercomputer


Missing translator delays Bangkok shrine bomb trial

World's largest telescope paired with second fastest supercomputer

China Ends Preparatory Work on Long March 5 Next-Generation Rocket Engine

Bangkok bomb trial looms without masterminds in dock

Beijing does not exploit Myanmar: state media

Concrete beach lures Chinese to world's largest building

Foreigners barred from buying Australia's largest energy grid

Philippines receives first Japanese coast guard vessel

Obama to become first US president to visit Laos

Myanmar's Suu Kyi in China with dam project on agenda

Volvo and Uber form driverless car venture

China launches hi-res SAR imaging satellite

China launches world first quantum satellite

Japan protests more Chinese ship 'intrusions'

China to restrict North Korean airline operations

UN fails to condemn N. Korea after China draws link to THAAD

Three soldiers dead as tank plunges into river in Taiwan

Indonesia vows to defend 'every inch' of territory

Nuclear plant delay may shift UK energy policy

Cathay Pacific H1 profit drops amid China slowdown

Heart disease epidemic will rise in China: study

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