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September 23, 2014
Why India went to Mars
Bangalore, India (SPX) Sep 23, 2014
India went Mars because Japan and China had tried and failed and she wanted the glory to the first Asian country to succeed. The small cars sized Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) with its modest 15kg science package of five instruments was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 5th November 2013 from India's space port Shriharikota on the east coast and is due to arrive on 24th September. The Cold War between the Soviet Union and USA gave rise to the Space Race that took men to the ... read more
Previous Issues Sep 22 Sep 21 Sep 19 Sep 18 Sep 17

Reinterpreting dark matter
Tom Broadhurst, an Ikerbasque researcher at the UPV/EHU's Department of Theoretical Physics, has participated alongside scientists of the National Taiwan University in a piece of research that explo ... more

The future face of molecular electronics
The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient d ... more

China jails Uighur scholar for life for 'separatism': lawyer
A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent scholar from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority to life in prison for "separatism," his lawyer said, in a case which critics say could add to tensions in the restive Xinjiang region. ... more
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Blasts in China's Xinjiang kill two, injure 'many': govt
Two people were killed and "many" injured as explosions erupted in multiple locations in China's Xinjiang Sunday, according to authorities in the ethnically divided region that is on edge after a series of violent incidents this year. ... more


China blocks 'privacy' search engine DuckDuckGo
China has begun blocking the privacy-protecting search engine DuckDuckGo, which avoids storing user data or tracking online activity, according to the company and security researchers. ... more
PV Operations & Maintenance USA 2014

Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Chinese warships in first call at an Iran port: media
Two Chinese destroyers have arrived at Iran's Gulf port of Bandar Abbas, in an unprecedented visit attesting to a new rapprochement between the two countries, Iranian media reported Sunday. ... more

Chinese companies export 'tools of torture': Amnesty
The number of Chinese companies exporting "tools of torture" has surged over the past decade, Amnesty International said Tuesday, with many devices falling into the hands of rights violators worldwide. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US, Arab allies bomb IS jihadists in Syria

British PM to hold first direct talks with Iran's president since 1979

Damascus says was informed by US of air strikes on IS

China jails Uighur scholar for life for 'separatism': lawyer

Dead or alive? Rumours swirl again over Boko Haram leader

US says no 'trading' nuclear concessions for Iran help on IS

Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief


Japan wants its own early-warning planes: report
Japan's defence ministry wants to develop its own early-warning aircraft, replacing US-made planes as the Chinese and Russian air forces grow more assertive, a report said Sunday. ... more

Uighur scholar defiant as China separatism trial ends
A prominent scholar from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority strongly rejected charges of separatism and said he loved his country as his trial ended on Thursday, his lawyer said, in a prosecution critics warned could worsen tensions in the unstable Xinjiang region. ... more

China says US hacking charges 'fabricated out of thin air'
Beijing on Thursday strongly denied a US congressional panel's claim that Chinese government-linked hackers had launched dozens of cyberattacks on American defence contractors, saying the charges were "fabricated out of thin air". ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


India says Modi raised China border incursions with Xi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of incursions by Chinese troops on the disputed border during talks with visiting President Xi Jinping, the foreign ministry said Thursday. ... more

State media urges China to say if Iceland envoy was spy
A Chinese state-run newspaper Thursday urged Beijing to say whether its ambassador to Iceland was a spy following reports he had been held for leaking intelligence to Japan, while authorities said they had "no information" on the matter. ... more
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What set the Earth's plates in motion?

Arctic sea ice helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere

Artificial 'beaks' that collect water from fog: A drought solution?

Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezing...and melting

Nile River monitoring influences North-East Africa's future

The future of global agriculture may include new land, fewer harvests

Indonesia faces challenging problems to quell ongoing forest fires


Scuffles as Hong Kong students escalate democracy strike
Hong Kong students mobbed the city's leader Tuesday in angry scenes as they took their anti-Beijing strike to government headquarters, where hundreds protested against China's refusal to grant full democracy. ... more

Thousands of Hong Kong students on strike for democracy
Hong Kong students on Monday began a week-long boycott of classes, gathering in their thousands for what democracy activists say will be a wider campaign of civil disobedience against China's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy. ... more

Tibetan man self-immolates in China: reports
A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in northwest China, overseas media and a campaign group reported on Monday, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests in recent years against Beijing's control. ... more

Tropical storm Fung-Wong lashes Taiwan, killing one
Tropical storm Fung-Wong on Sunday pounded Taiwan with torrential downpours and powerful winds, killing one person and forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights and ferry services. ... more

Hong Kong students to boycott classes in democracy battle
Thousands of Hong Kong students will begin a week-long boycott of classes Monday, the start of what democracy activists say will be a wider campaign of civil disobedience against Beijing's refusal to grant the city full universal suffrage. ... more


Drugmaker GSK says fined $490 mn in China graft probe
A Chinese court on Friday fined British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline 3.0 billion yuan ($490 million) following a nearly year-long bribery probe, the company said. ... more

'Miracle' panda triplets open their eyes in Chinese zoo
A set of panda triplets, known as the world's only surviving trio, have opened their eyes for the first time more than a month after their birth in a Chinese zoo. ... more
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India successfully testfires its maiden Mars mission's liquid engine

Halfway through Blue Dot mission

Big surprises can come in small packages


Britain's blockbuster nuclear deal to get EU nod


Nissan to make luxury cars in new China joint venture


China manufacturing gauge picks up in September: HSBC


Japan business delegation visits China amid thaw hopes


Jack Ma of Alibaba becomes China's richest person


New research suggests China's CO2 output is almost twice U.S.'s


'Priceless' 600-tonne jade deposit found in China


China's Zhu charms Milan with Italian vision of Krizia future


Chinese buyers lead charge in iPhone 6 global debut


We're still Europe's No. 1 gas supplier, Gazprom says

Alibaba: China's giant online shopping 'crocodile'

Alibaba surges in Wall Street debut

Indonesia names four foreigners as terror suspects

De Beers warns diamonds aren't forever

Scientists say Chinese sturgeon will soon be no more

Border stand-off overshadows China leader's India trip

Asia's billionaires see fastest wealth growth: report

More stimulus measures seen as China boosts economy

Weak yen fails to boost exports as Japan logs trade deficit

China expects shale to account for 20 percent of gas output

Astronauts eye China's future space station

China tries Uighur professor for separatism

US accuses China of hacking into defense contract firms

China's Xi makes maiden India visit, seeking to reset ties

Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

China mum as Iceland envoy reportedly held for spying

Daughters of Chinese activists demand meeting with Obama

Why China's Insatiable Appetite For Coal Has Likely Peaked

China bans 'dirty' coal sale, imports

China puts Uighur professor on trial for separatism

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