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August 10, 2017
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
China offers over million dollars for someone to operate world's largest radio telescope



Beijing (Sputnik) Aug 09, 2017
China is struggling to find a foreign applicant to run the world's largest radio telescope, which is odd considering they're offering to pay them more than $1.2 million for their troubles. The Five Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) needs a chief scientist from abroad to oversee operations on a daily basis in its $178 million facility in the remote mountains of southwest China, but there has been trouble locating someone willing to undertake the job's many difficulties. The sc ... read more

MARSDAILY
China to build first Mars simulation base
Xining, China (XNA) Aug 09, 2017
China will establish the country's first Mars simulation base, in northwest China's Qinghai Province, the local government said Tuesday. The base will be in the red cliff region in Da Qaidam ( ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Talks the only way to resolve India-China row: Dalai Lama
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday said India and China must resolve their tense border standoff through talks, as the festering row showed no signs of easing. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China warns against stoking Korea tensions after Trump salvo
Beijing (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China responded to President Donald Trump's apocalyptic "fire and fury" threat against North Korea by pointedly warning on Wednesday against any rhetoric that could inflame tensions over Pyongyang's weapons programmes. ... more
NUKEWARS
Tillerson's Thai stop spotlights country's North Korea ties
Bangkok (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made a pit-stop in Bangkok on Tuesday with a plea to the kingdom to curb business ties with North Korea, as Washington rounds up allies for its bid to halt Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. ... more
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US, allies slam Chinese island-building
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday denounced Beijing's island-building and militarisation of the South China Sea, in contrast to the increasingly tepid response from Southeast Asian nations over the festering issue. ... more
NUKEWARS
China holds wargames as North Korea tensions spike
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
The Chinese navy and air force flexed their muscles in live-fire drills in seas adjacent to the Korean Peninsula, the defence ministry said, amid regional tensions over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weaponry. ... more
NUKEWARS
Tillerson in Thailand to press junta on North Korea ties
Bangkok (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Bangkok on Tuesday with a plea to the kingdom to curb business ties with North Korea, as Washington rounds up allies for its bid to halt Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Nearly 60,000 evacuated after China quake kills 19
Chengdu, China (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China on Wednesday evacuated nearly 60,000 people in its mountainous southwest after a strong earthquake killed at least 19, rattling a region where memories of a 2008 seismic disaster remain fresh. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Tens of thousands evacuated after China quake kills 19
Chengdu, China (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China on Wednesday evacuated tens of thousands of people in its mountainous southwest after a strong earthquake killed at least 19 people, rattling a region where memories of a 2008 seismic disaster remain fresh. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate
Seoul (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
The world's biggest polluter China has a "big job" ahead of it in the global fight against climate change, the UN's environment chief said Wednesday. ... more


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FROTH AND BUBBLE
Anger mounts in Hong Kong over massive palm oil spill
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Residents in Hong Kong desperately tried to clear the coastline of greasy lumps of palm oil Tuesday as it continues to wash ashore after a huge spillage at sea. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Up to 100 feared dead, thousands injured in China quake: govt
Beijing (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China late Tuesday, killing at least seven people, with up to 100 feared dead, according to a government estimate. ... more
SINO DAILY
Chinese auntie enforcers jailed after reign of grey terror
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Members of a Chinese "auntie gang" of debt-collectors have been jailed over a reign of grey terror in which they menaced victims and even stripped naked to get them to cough up, state media said on Tuesday. ... more
SINO DAILY
Flag-waving Chinese blockbuster smashes box-office records
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
A flag-waving Chinese action film depicting the country's soldiers saving war-ravaged Africans from Western baddies soared to become China's all-time top box-office earner Tuesday, headlining a summer of patriotic cinematic fare. ... more



China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese satellite Zhongxing-9A enters preset orbit
Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
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Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
Chinese Rocket Fizzles Out, Puts Other Launches on Hold
China factory gate inflation misses expectations in July
Beijing (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China's factory price inflation remained steady for the third consecutive month in July, the government said Wednesday, coming in slightly below expectations as experts warn of a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The producer price index (PPI) rose 5.5 percent year-on-year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the same as the previous two months but mis ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
US finds Chinese aluminum foil subsidized, slaps duties
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
Canada to protect national interests during NAFTA talks
Beijing (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
McDonald's to nearly double outlets in China
US, allies slam Chinese island-building
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday denounced Beijing's island-building and militarisation of the South China Sea, in contrast to the increasingly tepid response from Southeast Asian nations over the festering issue. China claims nearly all of the sea, through which $5 trillion in annual shipping trade passes and which is believed to sit atop vast oil and gas deposits. Its s ... more
Paris (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Guam: strategic island in the Pacific
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Talks the only way to resolve India-China row: Dalai Lama
Beijing (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China warns against stoking Korea tensions after Trump salvo
The Roadmap for Increased Safety and Viability of Nuclear Power Plants
New York, NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
SCHOTT, an expert provider of glass-to-metal electrical penetration assemblies to the nuclear power industry, has welcomed a report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) highlighting the potentially severe issues that can occur as a result of complete failure of electrical and instrumentation and control (I and C) equipment under severe accident conditions. The report, ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
Areva signs MOX fuel fabrication contract with Japan
Washington (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Construction of two nuclear power plants in US halted
Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
Nuclear contaminates earnings of France's EDF
Major cyber-attack as costly as Hurricane Sandy: Lloyd's
Paris (AFP) July 17, 2017
A serious cyber-attack could cost the global economy as much as $53 billion, putting it on a par with Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to a report Monday by Lloyd's of London. The world's oldest insurance market and Cyence consultancy said the threat posed by hacking attacks has surged and the global economy will be increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks over the next decade. The rep ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
China's web users fear losing tools to bypass 'Great Firewall'
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Arrest shines light on shadowy community of good, bad hackers
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The Roadmap for Increased Safety and Viability of Nuclear Power Plants
New York, NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
SCHOTT, an expert provider of glass-to-metal electrical penetration assemblies to the nuclear power industry, has welcomed a report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) highlighting the potentially severe issues that can occur as a result of complete failure of electrical and instrumentation and control (I and C) equipment under severe accident conditions. The report, ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
Areva signs MOX fuel fabrication contract with Japan
Washington (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Construction of two nuclear power plants in US halted
Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
Nuclear contaminates earnings of France's EDF
Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity for urban and suburban areas
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
According to a prediction made by the U.S. Department of Energy, wind energy could provide 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. by the year 2030. This has motivated researchers from the University of Utah's Department of Mechanical Engineering to investigate the performance capabilities and financial benefits of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) in urban and suburban areas. A VAWT is a ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Annual wind report confirms tech advancements, improved performance, low wind prices
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
U.S. wind power momentum up 40 percent from last year
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Shale-rich Oklahoma to host mega-wind farm
Solar glasses generate solar power
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent, and light-weight - and can be manufactured in arbitrary shapes or colors. Thus, they are suitable for a variety of applications that cannot be realized with conventional silicon solar cells. In the Energy Technology journal, researchers from KIT now present sunglasses with colored, semitransparent solar cells applied onto lenses that supply a ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
New method enhances broadband light absorption in solar cells
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Lightweight catalyst for artificial photosynthesis
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
A new picture emerges on the origins of photosynthesis in a sun-loving bacteria
N. Korea threatens missile strike near US territory Guam: KCNA
Seoul (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
North Korea said Wednesday that it is considering strikes near US strategic military installations in Guam with its intermediate range ballistic missiles, state news agency KCNA reported. The threat came hours after US President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury" over its missile program and days after the UN Security Council levied new sanctions on North Korea over its g ... more
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks
Washington (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Trump boasts of US nuclear arsenal in new NKorea warning
Washington (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
US warns NKorea that nuclear drive could spell end of regime
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New railgun ready for testing
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
A new 10 mega joule medium-range multi-mission railgun from General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has been assembled and is ready for testing, the company announced on Monday. The railgun, which provides multi-mission, multi-domain capability with greater flexibility for ship, land and mobile platforms will be put through its paces at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, the company said. / ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives $57.7M contract for IED jammers
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
Army orders additional Joint Light Tactical Vehicles
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Milrem seeks U.S. sub-contractors for Titan UGV
Kratos receives $46.2 million contract for Saudi Arabian defense services
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Kratos Technology and Training Solutions has received a $46.2 million contract for training and technical services in support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 defense development goals. The work from the U.S.-based company will primarily be conducted in Saudi Arabia and Orlando, Fla., and is expected to be finished by August 2020. $15.4 million in foreign military sales fund ... more
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
Tokyo (AFP) July 28, 2017
Japan's scandal-hit defence chief resigns
Why humans find faulty robots more likeable
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
It has been argued that the ability of humans to recognize social signals is crucial to mastering social intelligence - but can robots learn to read human social cues and adapt or correct their own behavior accordingly? In a recent study, researchers examined how people react to robots that exhibit faulty behavior compared to perfectly performing robots. The results, published in Frontiers ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Mishap doesn't dampen enthusiasm for security robots
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 31, 2017
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Nagoya, Japan (AFP) July 30, 2017
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Benefits of advanced wood-burning stoves greater than thought
Raleigh NC (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated, because gaseous emissions from traditional wood stoves form more particulate matter in the atmosphere than researchers previously thought. "Previous studies have looked solely at direct emissions from cookstoves ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Study finds that choice of cool roofing materials can potentially impact region's air pollution
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Anger mounts in Hong Kong over massive palm oil spill
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Researchers discover potentially harmful nanoparticles produced through burning coal
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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
Taipei (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Taiwan protests Indonesia deportations of suspects to China
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
Beijing says US apologises for 'Republic of China' gaffe
Taipei (AFP) July 6, 2017
Taiwan charges Chinese grad student with spying
Afghanistan contractors accused of misusing money on luxury cars, salaries
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
A contractor responsible for training intelligence officers in Afghanistan has been accused of spending money on luxury cars and six figure salaries for employees' significant others, according to a government audit. The findings came out of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction quarterly report on the Legacy East intelligence program and have drawn the attention ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Delay in Afghanistan policy points to White House rift
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
Afghan police killed, NATO soldier wounded in 'insider attack'
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Taliban suicide bomber kills two US troops in south Afghanistan


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