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September 07, 2017
EARLY EARTH
Techniques used in forensic science help discover new molecular fossils



Sendai, Japan (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Researchers in Japan and China believe they have found new molecular fossils of archaea using a method of analysis commonly used in forensic science. According to a system designed by microbiologist Carl Woese, there are three domains of life on Earth - Bacteria, Archaea and Eukaryota. To date, the distribution of archaea remains unclear especially for geologic periods dating back more than 2 million years. This is because except for halophilic, methanogenic and methanotrophic archaea*, molecular ... read more

MISSILE DEFENSE
S.Korea, US to deploy more anti-missile defences: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
South Korea and the United States will deploy more of the anti-missile defences hated by China in response to Sunday's nuclear test by North Korea, Seoul's defence ministry said Monday. ... more
NUKEWARS
Xi tells Trump Beijing firm on N. Korea denuclearisation, talks
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
China's President Xi Jinping told Donald Trump Wednesday that Beijing remains committed to denuclearising North Korea as the US president warned again that any Pyongyang threat would trigger an "overwhelming" response. ... more
NUKEWARS
US pushes oil embargo on N. Korea, takes aim at Kim Jong-Un
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
The United States on Wednesday asked the United Nations to slap an oil embargo on North Korea and freeze the assets of leader Kim Jong-Un, setting up a potential clash with Russia and China over how to respond to Pyongyang's sixth and biggest nuclear test. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India's army chief says China 'testing limits' after stand-off
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
India's army chief has said his country must be prepared for war and accused China of "testing our limits", days after the nuclear-armed neighbours ended one of their worst border stand-offs in decades. ... more
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China holds military drill as North Korea tensions rise
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
China's air force conducted military drills in seas adjacent to the Korean peninsula, an official report has said, as tensions soared over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weaponry. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Detained Taiwan activist to stand trial in China
Taipei (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
A Taiwanese rights activist being held in China will soon face trial after being held incommunicado for more than 170 days, according to his wife, in a case that has deepened cross-strait tensions. ... more
NUKEWARS
North Korea oil embargo could add fuel to the fire
Seoul (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Top of the list for new sanctions on North Korea after its sixth nuclear test is an oil embargo, which analysts say would have a crippling effect on the wider economy - but might do little to curb its weapons programmes. ... more
THE STANS
Rioting video sparks anti-Muslim rage in China
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Chinese internet users bombarded government social media accounts Wednesday with thousands of anti-Islamic messages in response to unverified videos showing rioting involving Muslims. ... more
SINO DAILY
Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Hong Kong students have accused their universities of suppressing freedom of speech after banners and signs calling for the city's independence from China were taken down from campuses. ... more
SINO DAILY
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Li Minsheng is one of the junior members of the "Old Jazz Band" at Shanghai's ornate Fairmont Peace Hotel. He's 76. ... more


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ROBO SPACE
Chinese robotics artist makes real-life 'Transformers'
Beijing (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
In the suburbs of China's capital, a 32-year-old engineer creates the kind of larger-than-life, shapeshifting robots that most have only seen in "Transformers" movies. ... more
AEROSPACE
Boeing tips China to need $1.1 tn new planes over next 20 years
Beijing (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Boeing says China will need more than a trillion dollars-worth of new airplanes over the next two decades as the cash-rich middle class grows and infrastructure projects pick up. ... more
TRADE WARS
Nicaragua renews environmental permit for Chinese canal project
Managua (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Nicaragua has renewed an environmental permit for a Chinese company to go ahead with planned construction of a cross-country shipping canal to rival the one in Panama, a government document published Wednesday showed. ... more
TRADE WARS
Goldman Sachs halts advising work on HNA unit: source
New York (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Goldman Sachs suspended work for an affiliate of Chinese conglomerate HNA that has been under increased scrutiny by the Chinese government, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. ... more



China, Russia to Have Smooth Space Cooperation, Says Expert
Washington DC (Sputnik) Aug 31, 2017
China and Russia plan to sign an agreement in October on joint space exploration from 2018 and 2022, which would benefit both nations particularly in manned and future missions to the moon, CGTN reported on Monday. The bilateral agreement will cover five areas including lunar to deep space exploration, special materials development, collaborations in the area of satellite systems, Earth re ... more
Beijing (XNA) Aug 31, 2017
Kuaizhou-11 to send six satellites into space
Moscow (Sputnik) Aug 29, 2017
Russia, China May Sign 5-Year Agreement on Joint Space Exploration
Paris (ESA) Aug 28, 2017
ESA and Chinese astronauts train together
Goldman Sachs halts advising work on HNA unit: source
New York (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Goldman Sachs suspended work for an affiliate of Chinese conglomerate HNA that has been under increased scrutiny by the Chinese government, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The US investment bank had been enlisted in August to manage a stock offering of HNA outsourcing business Pactera. But Goldman Sachs concluded the financial structure of the Pactera business was too o ... more
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Trump's turn on S.Korea risks alliance: analysts
Managua (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Nicaraguan anti-canal activist says held without charge
Managua (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Nicaragua renews environmental permit for Chinese canal project
Russia-linked Facebook accounts stoked US divisions
San Francisco (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Facebook said Wednesday an internal review showed that hundreds of Russia-linked fake accounts were used to buy ads aimed at inflaming political tensions ahead of and following the 2016 US presidential election. The review triggered by concerns about organized efforts to deceptively use the leading social network to influence US politics uncovered accounts that may have been part of an orche ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
India's army chief says China 'testing limits' after stand-off
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
China holds military drill as North Korea tensions rise
Tapa, Estonia (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
NATO on guard ahead of major Russian war games
Jacobs JV wins support contract for nuclear research center
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
A Jacobs Engineering Group joint venture is providing support and test services to the U.S Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration. The services by Mission Support and Test Services LLC, led by Honeywell International, is specifically for the Nevada National Security Site. The NNSS is a former nuclear test site that is now a major center for research and dev ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
China and Brazil sign agreements on nuclear power
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Kazakhstan inaugurates IAEA-backed nuclear fuel bank
Budapest (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
2018 start for Russia-backed nuclear plant work:
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
'Oh, bother': Chinese censors can't bear Winnie the Pooh
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
High-dimensional quantum encryption performed in real-world city conditions for first time
Washington (AFP) Aug 25, 2017
Chinese national charged with US hacking
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Jacobs JV wins support contract for nuclear research center
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
A Jacobs Engineering Group joint venture is providing support and test services to the U.S Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration. The services by Mission Support and Test Services LLC, led by Honeywell International, is specifically for the Nevada National Security Site. The NNSS is a former nuclear test site that is now a major center for research and dev ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
China and Brazil sign agreements on nuclear power
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Kazakhstan inaugurates IAEA-backed nuclear fuel bank
Budapest (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
2018 start for Russia-backed nuclear plant work:
Texas makes wind energy strides
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Two wind farms in Texas will become the second- and third-largest facilities with extra storage capacity installed so far, a German power company said. German energy company E.ON said it started construction on a 20 megawatt storage facility to service its Inadale and Pyron wind facilities in the west of Texas. "With both the industrial-scale 10 MW plants, E.ON is expanding its r ... more
Riyadh (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Saudi Arabia shortlists 25 bidders for major wind plant
Washington (UPI) Aug 24, 2017
First foundations set for Baltic Sea wind farm
La Ventosa, Mexico (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico
New records for the solar cell of tomorrow
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), CSEM and EPFL have taken an important symbolic step forward. Working together, they were able to demonstrate the high potential of silicon-based multijunction solar cells: they raised the one-sun record conversion efficiency of III-V/Si solar cells to 32.8% for two junctions and 35.9% for three junctions. These ac ... more
Golden CO (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
NREL, Swiss scientists power past solar efficiency records
Stanford CA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design from Stanford
Gandhinagar, India (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Air pollution throws shade on India's solar success
Big Bang Theory for North Korea's Nukes
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
North Korea has previously boasted of possessing thermonuclear weapons, or H-Bombs. Their claims were not taken seriously by most boffins in the past. North Korea has demonstrated the ability to build relatively simple "fission" weapons (A-Bombs), which split the atoms of a heavy element (uranium or plutonium) into smaller atoms, thus releasing energy. By contrast, a thermonuclear weapon i ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Xi tells Trump Beijing firm on N. Korea denuclearisation, talks
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
N.Korea crisis sparks nuclear debate in Japan, S.Korea
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
N. Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima: Japan
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General Dynamics receives contracts for upgraded Abrams tanks
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
General Dynamics Land Systems has received two contracts for upgrades to the M1A2 series of main battle tanks for the U.S. Army. The first contract would upgrade Abrams tanks from the M1A2 System Enhancement Package 3 into a SEPv4 variant. The SEPv4 includes upgrades of the Commander and Gunner's Primary Sights, thermal systems, and other enhancements to the tank's armor and mobi ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Black Hills receives $49.9M contract for special 5.56mm
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
British air force opens ground combat to women
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
United Technologies buying Rockwell Collins for $30 billion
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
United Technologies is to acquire Rockwell Collins for $140.00 per share in cash and UTC stock - about $30 billion - the companies have announced. The deal is subject to a number of conditions, including approval by Rockwell Collins shareholders, customary conditions and regulatory approvals. "This acquisition adds tremendous capabilities to our aerospace businesses and strengt ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Trump pushes hardware to allies -- and ups pressure on N.Korea
Sofia (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Middle East conflicts boost Bulgarian arms exports
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 20, 2017
Defence firms eye billion-dollar chance for 'made in India'
Voice assistants promise a light-fingered future
Berlin (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Tomorrow's digital interface may be even more revolutionary than the pinching, tapping and scrolling heralded by the smartphone: voice commands promise to unify and tame our digital lives. Tiny speakers visible at every stand at Berlin's IFA electronics fair, most of them endowed with a feminine voice, are the ears and mouths of the new artificial intelligences. Things haven't quite reac ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Chinese robotics artist makes real-life 'Transformers'
Boston MA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
New robot rolls with the rules of pedestrian conduct
(UPI) Aug 29, 2017
Roboteam receives orders for tactical robots
Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis
Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka banned plastic bags and other disposable products on Friday after the collapse of the island's biggest dump led to a rubbish disposal crisis. Rotting garbage piled up in many parts of the capital after the giant rubbish tip collapsed in April, crushing dozens of homes and killing 32 people. Many blamed the haphazard use of plastic, which was also cited in flash flooding in the ... more
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
Brasília (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Brazil government freezes Amazon mining plans
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories (AFP) Aug 26, 2017
Gaza boy swimmer death puts spotlight on pollution crisis
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Detained Taiwan activist to stand trial in China
Taipei (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
A Taiwanese rights activist being held in China will soon face trial after being held incommunicado for more than 170 days, according to his wife, in a case that has deepened cross-strait tensions. NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh went missing during a visit to the mainland in March and Chinese authorities later confirmed he was being investigated for suspected activities "endangering national secur ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
China slams US defence bill over Taiwan provision
Taipei (AFP) Aug 20, 2017
Young Taiwanese choose China jobs over politics
Taipei (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Samurai sword attack outside Taiwan presidential office
Trump wins support for Afghan strategy in volatile Helmand
Camp Shorab, Afghanistan (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Marines in Afghanistan's Helmand say Donald Trump's decision to keep boots on the ground indefinitely gives them "all the time in the world" to retake the province, once the symbol of US intervention but now a Taliban stronghold. They may need it. At the hot, dusty Camp Shorab, where many of the recently deployed Marines train their Afghan counterparts in flat, desert terrain, the Afghans ad ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Orbital ATK receives $69.4M for Afghan Air Force AC-208 light aircraft
Camp Morehead, Afghanistan (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Afghanistan to double special forces in fight against Taliban
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Rioting video sparks anti-Muslim rage in China


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