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May 18, 2017
SPACE TRAVEL
ISS crew harvest new crop of vegetables grown in space



Houston TX (SPX) May 17, 2017
While preparing for the 200th spacewalk on the International Space Station, the crew members in orbit performed the latest harvest of vegetables grown in space. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer collected the latest crop of Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage for the Veg-03 investigation. Some of this was consumed at meal-time, and the rest sealed for analysis back on Earth. Understanding how plants respond to microgravity is an important step for future long-duration space missions, which will require crew me ... read more

DRAGON SPACE
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yueg ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Philippines' Duterte open to South China Sea deals
Davao, Philippines (AFP) May 16, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he was open to exploring the South China Sea's natural resources with rival claimants China and Vietnam, after securing a "windfall" while in Beijing. ... more
NUKEWARS
UN Security Council weighs new sanctions on North Korea
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 16, 2017
The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss a new raft of measures, including sanctions, aimed at piling pressure on North Korea after it fired its latest ballistic missile. ... more
NUKEWARS
North Korea poses threat to China, Russia: US admiral
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
A top US Navy commander on Wednesday pushed for a "sense of urgency" over North Korea's nuclear and missile development, stressing it even threatens Pyongyang's allies China and Russia. ... more
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TAIWAN NEWS
Taiwan sees fewer tourists as Chinese stay away
Taipei (AFP) May 17, 2017
Visitor numbers to Taiwan fell in the first quarter, dragged down by a 42 percent plunge in arrivals from China as relations worsen across the strait. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Putin the piano man plays Soviet-era tunes in Beijing
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
Russia has shown off President Vladimir Putin as action man - bare-chested horse rider, black-belt judoka and ice hockey player. Now meet Putin the piano man. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy
Manila (AFP) May 13, 2017
The Philippines and China will open bilateral talks on their dispute over the South China Sea next week, Manila's ambassador to Beijing said on Saturday. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
The EU: What happened to climate's poster child; Canada blocks audit change
Paris (AFP) May 17, 2017
The 28-member European Union, the third-largest emitter of planet-warming greenhouse gases after China and the United States, has long been held up as the poster child of efforts to save Earth's climate. ... more
FARM NEWS
Chinese exporting adulterated fish to Brazil: police
Brasilia (AFP) May 16, 2017
Brazilian police said Tuesday they have uncovered a ring that imported Chinese fish illegally adulterated to be heavier and as such, worth more when resold. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
New tool could help predict, prevent surging waters in flood plains
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
A group of international scientists studying China's Yellow River has created a new tool that could help officials better predict and prevent its all-too-frequent floods, which threaten as many as 8 ... more


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TRADE WARS
China's Xi seeks to rewrite global trade rules as US retreats
Beijing (AFP) May 16, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to rewrite world trade rules and cast himself as a champion of globalisation as he capitalises on a US retreat into "America First" policies, analysts say. ... more
TRADE WARS
China decries protectionism, but some raise concerns
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
President Xi Jinping criticised protectionism on Monday at a summit positioning China as a champion of globalisation, and secured a free trade commitment from almost 30 other world leaders as the meeting wound up. ... more
TRADE WARS
China factory output slows in April as credit tightens
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
China's factories and workshops saw their output slow sharply in April, data showed Monday, as the world's second-largest economy grapples with tighter credit and weaker demand. ... more
TRADE WARS
China decries protectionism, but Europeans rain on Silk Road parade
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping criticised protectionism on Monday at a summit positioning Beijing as a champion of globalisation, but several European nations spoilt attempts to win full backing for his trade agenda. ... more



A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
Red tape and taxes put brakes on 'Make In India' push
New Delhi (AFP) May 14, 2017
When Saurabh Ahuja tried to import a $600 3D printer for manufacturing drones in his Delhi workshop, he ended up spending another $900 in taxes and bribes and waited three months for it to clear customs. "We lack in technology and industry to make the smallest things, so we have to import," Ahuja said as he listed the frustrations entrepreneurs still encounter since the government launched i ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
China decries protectionism, but some raise concerns
Beijing (AFP) May 14, 2017
China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile
Hong Kong (AFP) May 17, 2017
Hong Kong firm pays $3bn in record land sale
Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy
Manila (AFP) May 13, 2017
The Philippines and China will open bilateral talks on their dispute over the South China Sea next week, Manila's ambassador to Beijing said on Saturday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to deepen relations with China despite its extensive island-building in disputed parts of the South China Sea, in the hopes of securing billions of dollars' worth of investments from Beijing. ... more
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
'No disruption' in ally relationships: Mattis
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
Putin the piano man plays Soviet-era tunes in Beijing
Davao, Philippines (AFP) May 16, 2017
Philippines' Duterte open to South China Sea deals
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India on Wednesday said it will develop 10 domestically-built heavy water reactors to increase its nuclear power capacity, as it looks to ramp up clean energy generation. The federal cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the plan to built the pressurised heavy water reactors with a combined capacity of 7,000 megawatts, more than double the country's current atomic power ge ... more
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
Japan restarts another reactor
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) May 18, 2017
Coatings for nuclear fuel preventing explosions in reactors, developed at TPU
Johannesburg (AFP) May 13, 2017
South Africa to restart nuclear power plans
WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning set to be released
Fort Leavenworth, United States (AFP) May 17, 2017
Chelsea Manning, the transgender army private jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, is set to walk out of a military prison Wednesday after seven years behind bars. In July 2010, Manning - then a male soldier known as Bradley - was arrested over the release of a huge trove of more than 700,000 classified military and diplomatic documents via WikiLeaks. ... more
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) May 17, 2017
Weaponizing the internet for terrorism
Fort Leavenworth, United States (AFP) May 17, 2017
Newly freed, Chelsea Manning looks to 'exciting' future
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
Chelsea Manning: from antisecrecy activist to transgender idol
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India on Wednesday said it will develop 10 domestically-built heavy water reactors to increase its nuclear power capacity, as it looks to ramp up clean energy generation. The federal cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the plan to built the pressurised heavy water reactors with a combined capacity of 7,000 megawatts, more than double the country's current atomic power ge ... more
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
Japan restarts another reactor
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) May 18, 2017
Coatings for nuclear fuel preventing explosions in reactors, developed at TPU
Johannesburg (AFP) May 13, 2017
South Africa to restart nuclear power plans
Scientists track porpoises to assess impact of offshore wind farms
Solomons MD (SPX) May 10, 2017
A new study by scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Cornell University and Duke University is the first in a series to understand how marine mammals like porpoises, whales, and dolphins may be impacted by the construction of wind farms off the coast of Maryland. The new research offers insight into previously unknown ... more
The Hague (AFP) May 8, 2017
Dutch open 'world's largest offshore' wind farm
London, UK (SPX) May 09, 2017
OX2 will manage a 45 MW wind farm owned by IKEA Group in Lithuania
Washington DC (SPX) May 10, 2017
Building Energy celebrates the beginning of operations and electricity generation of its first wind farm
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Beaumont Solar Announces the Beaumont "Big C" Services Unit to Solar Industry
New Bedford MA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Beaumont Solar has announced their Beaumont "Big C" Services Unit. The rush to meet certain tax incentives and regulatory deadlines demands such a process that delivers on-time, on-budget performance. Additionally, state electrical board regulations requiring 1:1 or 3:2 electrician licensing ratios and the pressure to build to exacting standards with low cost yet high quality resources creates a ... more
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) May 18, 2017
A record year for Swedish leading solar energy technology provider Midsummer
London, UK (SPX) May 15, 2017
Next-gen solar cells could be improved by atomic-scale redesign
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
Solar power not a favorite for New Zealand
ICBM launch facility receives comprehensive maintenance
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
An ICBM launch facility has undergone its first comprehensive programmed depot maintenance since the facility's activation in 1962. The maintenance of the launch facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana consisted of a complete overhaul of parts to ensure equipment meets military standards and requirements. The work was conducted by the 583rd Missile Maintenance Squadron, w ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 16, 2017
US would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
North Korea poses threat to China, Russia: US admiral
Seoul (AFP) May 16, 2017
N. Korea takes leap with missile test: analysts
U.S. Army testing Saab camouflage
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Saab's mobile camouflage system is undergoing field evaluation in Germany by the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment during its operational training. The mobile camouflage, made by the company's Barracuda business unit, provides protection to stationary vehicles as well as vehicles on the move. "Mobile camouflage and signature management is more important now than at any time in the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Elbit introduces upgraded vehicle mortar system
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Orbital ATK producing 120mm training rounds for Army
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
India seeks CBRN protective equipment
US admiral gets 18 months in 'Fat Leonard' case
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
A former admiral was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for his role in a sprawling bribery scandal dubbed the "Fat Leonard" case, becoming the highest-ranking US Navy officer to be convicted in the probe. Prosecutors said retired rear admiral Robert Gilbeau, 56, had lied to investigators to conceal his "illicit" 20-year relationship with Malaysian businessman Leonard Francis, who ra ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Northrop Grumman Australia invests in new facility; Final Nulka decoy delivered
The Hague (AFP) April 21, 2017
Dutch court jails Charles Taylor arms-supplier for 19 years
Ottawa (AFP) April 13, 2017
Canada moves to join treaty curbing foreign arms sales
GE Appliances to get Google voice control option
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
GE Appliances announced a deal with Google Wednesday enabling the US tech giant's voice control home hub to be used for cooking, cleaning and other functions. The deal enables GE's "Geneva" to communicate with the Google Assistant, so users can say: "Ok Google, ask Geneva Home to set the oven timer for 10 minutes." The announcement comes nearly a year after GE Appliances unveiled a simil ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 15, 2017
Live interactions with robots increase their perceived human likeness
Minneapolis MN (SPX) May 11, 2017
3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch
Paris (AFP) May 11, 2017
Robotic 'exoskeleton' prevents elderly falls: study
Cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution
Surrey, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
The harmful impact of urban air pollution could be combated by strategically placing low hedges along roads in a built-up environment of cities instead of taller trees, a new study has found. The study, just published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, points out that low hedges reduce the impact of pollution from vehicles in cityscapes where there are large buildings close to roads, ... more
Hanoi (AFP) May 15, 2017
Vietnam arrests activist as MP resigns over mass fish deaths
Miami (AFP) May 15, 2017
Plastic trash chokes remote South Pacific island
Antofagasta, Chile (AFP) May 15, 2017
Mining brings Chile city riches -- and fear of cancer
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Taiwan sees fewer tourists as Chinese stay away
Taipei (AFP) May 17, 2017
Visitor numbers to Taiwan fell in the first quarter, dragged down by a 42 percent plunge in arrivals from China as relations worsen across the strait. The number of Chinese tourists to the island has dropped since Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took office last May, with speculation China is turning off the taps as a pressure tactic. Beijing - which sees self-ruled Taiwan as sti ... more
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More trouble ahead for Taiwan's Tsai after rocky year
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Mattis seeks allied input ahead of Afghanistan proposal
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he is finalizing recommendations for a new military plan for Afghanistan, but he still needs input from NATO allies. The Pentagon is expected to request thousands of additional troops for Afghanistan in a bid to end chronic instability and snap a protracted stalemate against the Taliban. Any such proposal would ultimately need a green light fr ... more
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Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
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