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December 15, 2017
MOON DAILY
Will Trump send Americans to the Moon? Money talks: experts



Miami (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
US President Donald Trump's decision this week to return Americans to the Moon makes sense as a way to develop technology to one day reach Mars, but only if Congress allocates the money, experts say. Reviving an American program to explore the Moon is seen as a way to boost jobs and morale at home, while encouraging international collaboration with Europe, Japan, China and India - all eager to explore the lunar surface. But the notion of paying for such an ambitious mission, which some have peg ... read more

MOON DAILY
The Second Moon Race
Gerroa, Australia (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The US and China are in an undeclared race back to the Moon. At first glance it's easy to dismiss China's efforts as being little more than what the US and Russia achieved decades ago. And whi ... more
MOON DAILY
Robot Moon Base: Beijing's New Lunar Landing Program
Beijing (XNA) Dec 12, 2017
Scientists are mulling a robot moon station, Chinese space experts said on Tuesday. The base can conduct bigger, more complicated research and experiments, according to space officials who ann ... more
NUKEWARS
China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions
Beijing (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
The presidents of China and South Korea sought Thursday to repair ties strained over a US anti-missile defence system, but the beating of a South Korean photojournalist by Chinese security cast a pall over the summit. ... more
NUKEWARS
S. Korea outraged by journalist beating in China
Seoul (AFP) Dec 15, 2017
South Korean news media on Friday expressed anger and outrage after Chinese security guards beat and severely injured a South Korean photojournalist covering President Moon Jae-In's visit to Beijing. ... more
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China summons Australian ambassador amid meddling row
Beijing (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
China has summoned the Australian ambassador amid a growing row over allegations of Chinese meddling in politics in Australia. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
China fumes over potential US navy visits to Taiwan
Beijing (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
China said on Thursday it lodged an official protest with the United States after President Donald Trump signed a defence budget that opens the possibility for US warships to visit self-ruled Taiwan. ... more
NUKEWARS
US urges talks with North Korea 'without preconditions'
Washington (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
The United States is ready to talk to North Korea "without preconditions" but remains determined to force it to abandon its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Fortified by family and China cash, Cambodia's strongman digs in
Phnom Penh (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
Secured by family and party ties, Chinese cash and his own ruthless political instincts, Cambodian strongman Hun Sen has taken a wrecking ball to the kingdom's fragile democracy in a campaign to extend his 32-year rule. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing massacre
Nanjing, China (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
China on Wednesday marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing massacre by Japanese troops, an enduring source of bad blood as present-day rivalry between the two countries keeps a spotlight on historical animosities. ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
US, S. Korea, Japan start missile-tracking drill, irking China
Seoul (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
The US, South Korea and Japan carried out joint exercises Monday to track missiles from North Korea, as China warned that such manoeuvres fuel tensions following nuclear-armed Pyongyang's longest-range test launch to date. ... more


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SINO DAILY
Poisoned syringes fired at pet dogs for China meat trade
Shanghai (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
Poisoned syringes that could be fired at dogs on the street to kill them instantly were sold by a gang in China, allowing pets to be snatched and sold for the dinner table, state media said. ... more
WATER WORLD
Hydropower dams can be managed without an all-or-nothing choice between energy and food
Tempe AZ (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
Nearly 100 hydropower dams are planned for construction along tributaries off the Mekong River's 2,700-mile stretch. The river, one of the world's largest, flows through Burma, China, Vietnam, Laos, ... more
ENERGY TECH
Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Rice University physicists dedicated to creating the working components of a fault-tolerant quantum computer have succeeded in creating a previously unseen state of matter. The "topological ex ... more
TRADE WARS
US, EU and Japan up the pressure on China at WTO
Buenos Aires (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
The United States, European Union and Japan jointly rounded on China's "market-distorting subsidies" at the World Trade Organization conference in Argentina Tuesday. ... more



Nation 'leads world' in remote sensing technology
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China is now the world leader in remote sensing technologies for scientific purposes and is able to provide an unprecedented amount of data to support research and development for the world, officials said on Tuesday. Remote sensing refers to aerial or satellite-based technologies to detect and measure objects on Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Sci ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
China exports surge in November as trade tensions flare
Beijing (AFP) Dec 8, 2017
China's exports surged more than twice the expected pace in November, official data showed on Friday, as tensions with its largest trading partners flare. The healthy trade data is welcome news for the world's number-two economy as Beijing looks to tackle industrial overcapacity, winter pollution and a ballooning debt pile. Exports jumped 12.3 percent year-on-year to $217.4 billion, blow ... more
Beijing (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
Winter cuts dent China's industrial output
Hong Kong (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
Marvel or mishap? Hong Kong's troubled mega bridge
Buenos Aires (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
US, EU and Japan up the pressure on China at WTO
Trump signs $700B defense budget into law
Washington (UPI) Dec 12, 2017
President Donald Trump signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law, a $700 billion defense budget that seeks to increase military spending and operational capabilities. The provisions in the 2018 NDAA includes measures like the establishment of a new U.S. Space Corps as a separate military service within the Department of the Air Force by 2019 and increases the totality ... more
Brussels (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'
Brussels (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
NATO to complete move to new billion euro HQ by mid-June
Ottawa (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
Canada authorizes export of automatic weapons to Ukraine
Defects found at China nuclear reactor project
Beijing (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
Defects were found in equipment for a third-generation nuclear reactor under construction in southern China with the problematic parts being replaced, the state-owned China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) said Wednesday. The issue concerned equipment used in one of two new European Pressurised Reactors (EPR), large units designed to offer improved power and safety. With EPRs in Finland ... more
Mainz, Germany (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
Mainz physicists propose a new method for monitoring nuclear waste
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
Australian waste treatment technology plays major role in management of radioactive waste
Kincardine, Canada (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project
Lockheed Martin tapped to provide cyber security support
Washington (UPI) Dec 12, 2017
Lockheed Martin has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy for cyber security support services. The Department of Defense on Monday announced the $77.7 million contract, which enables Lockheed Martin to "sustain analysis, design, development, test integration, deployment and operations of information technology systems and services for the c ... more
London (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
Facebook accused of inaction over Russian ads in Brexit vote
Addis Ababa (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Facing dissent from abroad, Ethiopia turns to spyware
Singapore (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
NUS scientist develops 'toolboxes' for quantum cybersecurity
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Defects found at China nuclear reactor project
Beijing (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
Defects were found in equipment for a third-generation nuclear reactor under construction in southern China with the problematic parts being replaced, the state-owned China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) said Wednesday. The issue concerned equipment used in one of two new European Pressurised Reactors (EPR), large units designed to offer improved power and safety. With EPRs in Finland ... more
Mainz, Germany (SPX) Dec 11, 2017
Mainz physicists propose a new method for monitoring nuclear waste
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
Australian waste treatment technology plays major role in management of radioactive waste
Kincardine, Canada (SPX) Dec 14, 2017
Bruce Power Contracts Major Industry Suppliers for Steam Generator Replacement Project
Construction to start on $160 million Kennedy Energy Park in North Queensland
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
Construction of the first utility-scale wind, solar and storage hybrid generator connected to the national electricity network is set to start near Hughenden in North West Queensland. The first sod of soil will be turned at a ceremony on Monday 11 December. The ceremony marks the start of work on the innovative $160 million Kennedy Park Energy developed by Windlab Limited - Australia's int ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 14, 2017
Oil-rich Alberta sees momentum for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
U.S. wind turbines getting taller and more efficient
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
New wind farm in service off the British coast
Guanidinium stabilizes perovskite solar cells at 19 percent efficiency
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Dec 12, 2017
With the power-conversion efficiency of silicon solar cells plateauing around 25%, perovskites are now ideally placed to become the market's next generation of photovoltaics. In particular, organic-inorganic lead halide perovskites offer manufacturing versatility that can potentially translate into much higher efficiency: studies have already shown photovoltaic performances above 20% acros ... more
Uncha Amirpur, India (AFP) Dec 10, 2017
India faces painful move to cleaner energy
Warwick UK (SPX) Dec 12, 2017
Solar power advances possible with new 'double-glazing' device
Washington (UPI) Dec 14, 2017
U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead
Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program
Washington (UPI) Dec 13, 2017
The Boeing Company has been awarded a modified contract to support a minuteman force development evaluation test flight program for the U.S. Air Force. The deal, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, is worth more than $40.6 million and modifies a previous contract award to procure mod 7 wafer instrumentation support kits. The kits are used to enable size and weight red ... more
Washington (AFP) Dec 15, 2017
Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call
United Nations, United States (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
US envoy Haley to present 'irrefutable evidence' on Iran
Beijing (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
Dennis Rodman: Trump and N. Korea's Kim 'pretty much the same'
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Medical issues affect British army readiness
Washington (UPI) Dec 6, 2017
Nearly one in five British army troops cannot perform full combat duties because of illness, injuries or other reasons, news reports from England said. /> Of the 18,000 active-duty troops affected, only about 10,000 could only take part in certain combat operations. Conservative Member of Parliament, Andrew Bowie, a former naval officer, uncovered the figures through a written ... more
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
U.S. Army to upgrade weapons on Abrams tanks
Washington (UPI) Nov 30, 2017
Data-collecting device could make for better training of soldiers
Washington (UPI) Dec 1, 2017
Public-private partnership to speed up military technology development
Department of Defense seeks to speed up acquisition process
Washington (UPI) Dec 8, 2017
Senior leaders at the Department of Defense testified on Capitol Hill that they are attempting to reform and speed up an acquisition process that has dogged the agency for years. The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday heard testimony from U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, alongside other military officials, including Ellen Lord, the Pentagon's top acquisition official. / ... more
Brussels (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
EU launches defence pact with submarine drones
The Hague (AFP) Dec 8, 2017
Dutch want arms dealer's extradition after S.Africa arrest
Washington (UPI) Dec 8, 2017
Raytheon forms new company in United Arab Emirates
Lockheed Martin and NEC to Enhance Satellites, Space Travel with Artificial Intelligence
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 15, 2017
Lockheed Martin and NEC Corp have announced that Lockheed Martin will use NEC's System Invariant Analysis Technology (SIAT) in the space domain. SIAT's advanced analytics engine uses data collected from sensors to learn the behavior of systems, including computer systems, power plants, factories and buildings, enabling the system itself to automatically detect inconsistencies and prescribe resol ... more
El Segundo CA (SPX) Dec 13, 2017
Aerospace's SeedTECH AI advances to second round of $5M IBM Watson XPRIZE
Washington (UPI) Dec 8, 2017
Speedy cockroaches help researchers train robots to walk
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 13, 2017
Not Your Grandpa's Robot: Russian Robot 'FEDOR' May Become Self-Learning
UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling
Geneva (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
The UN warned Wednesday that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide, and it urged far better recycling of the often hazardous rubbish. A full 44.7 million tonnes of so-called e-waste was generated around the world in 2016, up eight percent from two years earlier, according to a report from the UN's International Telecommunicatio ... more
Brussels (AFP) Dec 13, 2017
Britain must obey EU environment rules for post-Brexit air deal
Paris (AFP) Dec 11, 2017
Offsetting Trump, Macron moves to 'Make Our Planet Great Again'
Washington (UPI) Dec 8, 2017
Tiny ocean creatures can shred a plastic bag into 1.75 million pieces
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China fumes over potential US navy visits to Taiwan
Beijing (AFP) Dec 14, 2017
China said on Thursday it lodged an official protest with the United States after President Donald Trump signed a defence budget that opens the possibility for US warships to visit self-ruled Taiwan. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang charged that the legislation, while non-binding, violates the one-China policy and "constitutes an interference in China's domestic affairs". "We firmly op ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Taiwanese activist jailed in China for five years for 'subversion'
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
China warns US not to allow Taiwan stopover
Taipei (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Taiwan leader hopes for 'breakthrough' with China
US military touts drug lab air strikes in Afghanistan
Washington (AFP) Dec 12, 2017
The US military on Tuesday touted its air campaign to destroy Taliban drug facilities in Afghanistan, saying it was impacting cash flow to the insurgents. According to Air Force Brigadier General Lance Bunch, US and Afghan warplanes have destroyed 25 drug processing labs since the campaign started on November 20. "This equates to almost $80 million of drug money eliminated from the kingp ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Dec 8, 2017
Iraq Kurds denounce PM for comparing them to jihadists
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) Dec 6, 2017
Car bomb hits Iraqi Kurdish area, causing deaths: party official
Moscow (AFP) Dec 4, 2017
Russia says provided air cover for Kurdish militia in Syria
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