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August 11, 2017
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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 (also known as Dachaidan) district in the Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Haixi. Situated at the Qaidam basin in western Qinghai, Haixi was chosen for its Mars-like landform, landscape and climate, according to Wang Jingzhai, the prefecture's deputy Party chief. The government of Haixi a ... read more

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 ... more
NUKEWARS
China should be 'neutral' if N. Korea strikes US: state-run daily
Beijing (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
A Chinese state-run newspaper called on Beijing on Friday to "stay neutral" if North Korea strikes first in a conflict with the United States, despite a mutual defence pact between the Asian allies. ... more
NUKEWARS
Haunted by memories of war, Korean-US seniors on edge
New York (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Memories of war haunt elderly Koreans in New York when they think about the gathering nuclear crisis between their homeland and the country they adopted in search of the American dream. ... more
NUKEWARS
Trump says NKorea would 'truly regret' attacking US
Washington (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
President Donald Trump tightened the screws on North Korea Friday, warning Pyongyang would "truly regret" taking any hostile action against the US as he prepared for talks with China's leader on the crisis. ... more
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China protests after US warship sails near island
Beijing (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
An angry Beijing warned off a US warship after it sailed near an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea in the latest operation aimed at loosening the Asian giant's grip on the strategic waterway. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India's army steps up troop level on China border: report
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
India has increased the number of troops along its northeastern border with China, reports said Friday, amid a tense standoff between Delhi and Beijing over a strategically key Himalayan plateau. ... more
CYBER WARS
China probes social media platforms for 'obscenity'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
China has launched probes into three of its largest social networking platforms over the suspected dissemination of violence and obscenity - the latest move aimed at sanitising the country's increasingly closed-off internet. ... 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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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
China combs through quake region for victims
Jiuzhaigou, China (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
China on Thursday ramped up its response to an earthquake that killed 20 people and injured hundreds, sending supplies and personnel into the mountainous zone as rescuers fanned out to search for more victims. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Tourism a major casualty of China quake
Jiuzhaigou, China (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
Tourism may prove one of the bigger casualties from a strong earthquake that struck a region of southwestern China whose natural beauty and Tibetan heritage draw millions of visitors each year. ... 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
Chinese Space Program: From Setback, to Manned Flights, to the Moon
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
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Treadmills to karaoke -- China goes sharing crazy
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
Ahead of NAFTA talks, Canada looks to U.S. Midwest
North Korea: Trump fire talk singes Tillerson's wings
Washington (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
Will the United States defeat the North Korean nuclear threat through "peaceful pressure" or "fire and fury"? This week US Secretary of State and diplomatic good cop Rex Tillerson was in southeast Asia, working with allies to isolate and cajole Kim Jong-Un's regime. Meanwhile, back home, bad cop in chief President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury like the world has ... more
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
US, allies slam Chinese island-building
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
India's army steps up troop level on China border: report
Paris (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Guam: strategic island in the Pacific
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
China probes social media platforms for 'obscenity'
Beijing (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
China has launched probes into three of its largest social networking platforms over the suspected dissemination of violence and obscenity - the latest move aimed at sanitising the country's increasingly closed-off internet. The world's most popular messaging service WeChat, the Twitter-like Weibo as well as the Tieba discussion forum are being investigated, according to an announcement fro ... more
Paris (AFP) July 17, 2017
Major cyber-attack as costly as Hurricane Sandy: Lloyd's
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
'Oh, bother': Chinese censors can't bear Winnie the Pooh
Beijing (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
China's web users fear losing tools to bypass 'Great Firewall'
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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
Norway's Statoil reshapes hold of giant wind farm off the British coast
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said it swapped out some of its assets in order to share control over wind farms located off the British coast. Statoil signed a swap agreement with British energy company SSE and German energy company Innogy for interests in the Dogger Bank wind park. Innogy under the arrangement takes a 100 percent stake in the developments Teesside wind farms at Dogge ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity for urban and suburban areas
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
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
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
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of renewables in Germany
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
Trump says NKorea would 'truly regret' attacking US
Washington (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
President Donald Trump tightened the screws on North Korea Friday, warning Pyongyang would "truly regret" taking any hostile action against the US as he prepared for talks with China's leader on the crisis. Trump has been engaged all week in a war of words with the North over its weapons and missile programs, as US media reported Pyongyang has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead. ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
As tensions soar, South Korea mulls nuclear arms
Seoul (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
N. Korea threatens missile strike near US territory Guam: KCNA
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks
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 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract for Squad X infantry technology program
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
Somersaulting simulation for jumping bots
Nagoya, Japan (AFP) July 30, 2017
Watch out Messi, here come the footballers at RoboCup
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
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Taipei (AFP) July 6, 2017
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US airstrike kills several civilians in Afghanistan; Trump says new strategy 'very close'
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Several civilians have been killed in an US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said Friday, the latest setback in efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country. Saaz Wali Shinwari, the district governor of Haska Mina in Nangarhar province, said the raid was carried out by US troops although there was no official confirmation from NATO. "On Thursday afternoon, the American ... more
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Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
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Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
Afghan police killed, NATO soldier wounded in 'insider attack'


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