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August 21, 2017
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Air routes adjusted to protect FAST radio telescope



Beijing (XNA) Aug 21, 2017
The Civil Aviation Administration of China has adjusted air routes around the world's largest radio telescope in southwestern province of Guizhou to protect the electromagnetic environment. The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), which was put into use in September 2016 to probe space for the faintest signs of life, is sensitive to any electromagnetic interference. The aviation authority has set up two restricted flight zones in the area, canceled two routes, and added or ... read more

MILPLEX
China showcases weapon systems to possible foreign buyers
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
China this week presented its newest land-based weapons systems available for export to foreign military officers and procurement officials. ... more
CYBER WARS
China opens its first 'cyber court'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
China's first "cyber court" was launched on Friday to settle online disputes, as the legal system attempts to keep up with the explosion of mobile payment and e-commerce. ... more
AEROSPACE
India clears $650 mn Boeing army chopper deal: defence sources
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
India approved a $650 million purchase of six attack choppers Thursday from US aviation giant Boeing, officials said, as it boosts its military might amid border tensions with China and Pakistan. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials
Srinagar, India (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies. ... more
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MISSILE NEWS
Raytheon and Lockheed secure contract for foreign Javelin missile sales
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Raytheon/Lockheed Martin JV has received an additional $133.9 million for Javelin anti-tank missile sales to Jordan, Qatar and Taiwan. ... more
SINO DAILY
Chinese crime writer arrested for murders 22 years ago
Beijing (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Life may be stranger than fiction for an award-winning Chinese crime writer who has been arrested in connection with a quadruple-homicide that took place more than two decades ago. ... more
SINO DAILY
Outcry as UK publisher censors content for China
London (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Cambridge University Press, the world's oldest publisher, said Friday it had blocked access to some of its own academic articles in China, prompting an international outcry among scholars. ... more
CYBER WARS
Facebook discretely fields China photo-sharing app
San Francisco (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Facebook's interest in China has led it to discretely create a photo-sharing application released there without the social network's brand being attached. ... more
SINO DAILY
Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement leaders jailed
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
Joshua Wong and two other young leaders of Hong Kong's huge Umbrella Movement rallies were jailed Thursday for their role in the 2014 pro-democracy protests, dealing a fresh blow to the campaign for political reform. ... more
SINO DAILY
Hong Kong activists fear more jailings; As Beijing defends crackdown
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Hong Kong democracy campaigners raised fears Friday that they too would be jailed after the city's Beijing-backed government succeeded in putting Joshua Wong and two other prominent activists behind bars. ... more


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EARLY EARTH
First winged mammals from the Jurassic period discovered
Chicago IL (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Two 160 million-year-old mammal fossils discovered in China show that the forerunners of mammals in the Jurassic Period evolved to glide and live in trees. With long limbs, long hand and foot finger ... more
WATER WORLD
Japan launches study into suspected Chinese coral poaching
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Japan on Wednesday launched a study into whether precious coral was being illegally poached by Chinese fishermen off its shores to be sold for use in jewellery. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows
San Francisco (AFP) Aug 20, 2017
As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Chinese teen internet addict dies after rehab
Beijing (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
A Chinese teen has died after spending less than 48 hours at a centre that treats internet addicts, shining a spotlight on the controversial facilities that seek to unlatch people from their screens. ... more



China's satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space
Beijing (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Chinese scientists have become the first to realize quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network. The achievement based on experiments conducted with the world' s first quantum satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), was published in the authoritative academic journal Nature on T ... more
Xi'an, China (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Xian Satellite Control Center resolves over 10 major satellite faults in 50 years
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
US launches formal trade investigation into China
Washington (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China's intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week. "On Monday, President Trump instructed me to look into Chinese laws, policies, and practices which may be harming American intellectual property rights, innovation, or technology dev ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Warning from history: Could Japan-style crash hit China
Beijing (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
China's debt on a 'dangerous trajectory': IMF
Beijing (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
China warns of retaliation as Trump launches trade probe
India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials
Srinagar, India (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies. Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh on Tuesday, an Indian defence official said. He said Chinese so ... more
Eniwa, Japan (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Japan, US conduct live-fire drill amid regional tension
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Top American general says attack on Japan same as on US
Washington (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Pentagon adjusts to life under unpredictable commander-in-chief
Analysis highlights failings in US's advanced nuclear program
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Despite repeated promises over the past 18 years, the US Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is unlikely to deliver on its mission to develop and demonstrate an advanced nuclear reactor by the mid-21st century. That is the conclusion of a new study from the University of California, San Diego and Carnegie Mellon University, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, which used data ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Clashes at anti-nuclear demo in France
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
RWE optimistic for 2017, boosted by nuclear tax refund
New York, NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
The Roadmap for Increased Safety and Viability of Nuclear Power Plants
China opens its first 'cyber court'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
China's first "cyber court" was launched on Friday to settle online disputes, as the legal system attempts to keep up with the explosion of mobile payment and e-commerce. Residents of the eastern city of Hangzhou - home to e-commerce giant Alibaba - can now register their internet-related civil complaints online and wait to log onto to their trial via videochat. The cyber court will "o ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
US creates separate unified cyber warfare command; National Guard activates cyber-security task force
Washington (AFP) Aug 13, 2017
Silicon Valley's accidental war with the far right
San Francisco (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Facebook discretely fields China photo-sharing app
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Analysis highlights failings in US's advanced nuclear program
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Despite repeated promises over the past 18 years, the US Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is unlikely to deliver on its mission to develop and demonstrate an advanced nuclear reactor by the mid-21st century. That is the conclusion of a new study from the University of California, San Diego and Carnegie Mellon University, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, which used data ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Clashes at anti-nuclear demo in France
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
RWE optimistic for 2017, boosted by nuclear tax refund
New York, NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
The Roadmap for Increased Safety and Viability of Nuclear Power Plants
Night vision for bird- and bat-friendly offshore wind power
Richland WA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
The same technology that enables soldiers to see in the dark can also help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Night vision goggles use thermal imaging, which captures infrared light that's invisible to the human eye. Now, researchers at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are using thermal imaging to help birds and bats near offshore wind farms. ... more
La Ventosa, Mexico (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Norway's Statoil reshapes hold of giant wind farm off the British coast
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity for urban and suburban areas
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Floating solar power: new frontier for green-leaning water utilities
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Lakes and ponds used by water utilities have long been viewed with a single purpose: holding water. Now a handful of pioneering water utilities are looking at their aquatic real estate with a new purpose in mind: solar energy generation. Large-scale floating solar projects have been installed in Japan and China, as well as on ponds at California wineries. But solar energy has remained p ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 15, 2017
Work begins in carbon-free site in Dubai
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of renewables in Germany
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Solar glasses generate solar power
Trump praises N. Korean leader's 'wise' decision to halt Guam missile test
New York (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korea's leader for backing off on plans to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam. "Kim Jong-Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" Trump wrote on Twitter. Trump stunned the world last week by warning North Korea it faced "fire a ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again
United Nations, United States (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
UN chief offers help in N.Korea diplomacy efforts
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract for Trident II nuclear missile
University of Florida, US Army develop model for lighter armor
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
"While various ceramic materials possess high hardness, they fail easily when pulled apart. That is, when subjected to tensile forces. The amount of tension that these materials can withstand before failure, is a small fraction of the compression they can withstand. As a result, high velocity impact of bullets and fragments causes extensive cracking and fragmentation of the material, reducing it ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Lockheed wins Special Operations logistics contract
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
SAIC to support Marine Combat Operations Center in $39M task order
China showcases weapon systems to possible foreign buyers
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
China this week presented its newest land-based weapons systems available for export to foreign military officers and procurement officials. China Daily reports that the presentation held by the state-owned China North Industries Group Corp, or Norinco, was made at a firing range on Wednesday in Inner Mongolia. About 230 officers from more than 50 countries - mostly military att ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Kratos receives $46.2 million contract for Saudi Arabian defense services
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
DOD's acquisition, technology and logistics office to get a makeover
London (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
BAE plans defense hub in Australia; as group profits soar
DARPA assured autonomy seeks to guarantee safety of learning-enabled autonomous systems
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Building on recent breakthroughs in autonomous cyber systems and formal methods, DARPA has announced a new research program called Assured Autonomy that aims to advance the ways computing systems can learn and evolve to better manage variations in the environment and enhance the predictability of autonomous systems like driverless vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). "Tremendous a ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Northrop Grumman to demonstrate autonomous networked unmanned vehicles
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
SSL and NASA complete preliminary design review for on-orbit robotic servicing spacecraft
Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect
Paris (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
A 128-nation treaty to curb exposure to the dangerous heavy metal mercury entered into force Wednesday, the United Nations announced on the convention's website. Adopted in 2013, the Minamata Convention on Mercury was named for the Japanese fishing town in which thousands were poisoned by the deadly element in the mid-20th century. The toll was caused by discharge from a chemical factory ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Probiotics help poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sites
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Ottawa (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Canada looking to add environmental protections to NAFTA
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China slams US defence bill over Taiwan provision
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
China on Monday said it had lodged an official protest with the United States following the passage of a defence spending bill that could lead to American warships visiting Taiwan. Beijing has long objected to any military assistance from Washington to the self-governed island, which it considers a breakaway province. "China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military cont ... more
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