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October 02, 2017
DRAGON SPACE
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission



Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China's Mars probe will carry 13 types of payload, including six rovers, in its first mission to the planet, scheduled for 2020. "The Mars exploration program is well underway," said Zhang Rongqiao, chief architect of the Mars mission, at the Beijing International Forum on Lunar and Deep-space Exploration, which opened Wednesday. "The payloads will be used to collect data on the environment, morphology, surface structure and atmosphere of Mars." China plans to sen ... read more

DRAGON SPACE
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Yaogan-30 01 satellites will con ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapes
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
Researchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light. A striking illustration was p ... more
MOON DAILY
Chinese moon missions delayed by rocket failure: report
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Two Chinese lunar missions will be delayed by the failed launch of a powerful rocket in July, a state-run newspaper said, in a setback for the country's ambitious space programme. ... more
NUKEWARS
Thinking the unthinkable in China: Abandoning North Korea
Beijing (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
North Korea's nuclear antics have rattled its alliance with China to the point that Beijing is allowing the previously unthinkable to be discussed: Is it time to prepare for the renegade regime's collapse? ... more
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SUPERPOWERS
Trump accepts Duterte's ASEAN summit invite after all
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
President Donald Trump has backed away from a threat to skip a summit with South East Asian leaders in the Philippines later this year, with the White House saying it had accepted an invitation from host Rodrigo Duterte. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Hong Kong lawmaker guilty of desecrating Chinese flag
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker on Friday was found guilty of "desecrating" the Chinese and Hong Kong flags by turning them upside down in parliament, but escaped a prison sentence. ... more
SPACEWAR
China builds world's first space-ground integrated quantum communication network
Beijing, China (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
The first quantum-safe video conference was held between President Chunli Bai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and President Anton Zeilinger of the Austria Academy of Sciences in Vienna ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korean firms in China ordered to close by January
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
China said Thursday North Korean companies operating in the country will have to shut down by January as Beijing applies UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Seesaw US-China ties on an upswing as Trump plans trip
Washington (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
The often difficult relations between the world's greatest powers, China and the United States, appear to be improving again as the pair work to resolve the North Korea nuclear stand-off. ... more
AEROSPACE
Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China
Tianjin, China (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Airbus on Wednesday inaugurated its first completion centre for large aircraft in China, a new asset for the European manufacturer in heated competition with American rival Boeing. ... more


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SHAKE AND BLOW
Philippines gets $415.2 mn loan to help flood control
Manila (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
The Philippines will receive a loan of $415.2 million from the World Bank and the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to help it solve chronic flooding in its capital city. ... more
DEMOCRACY
Hong Kong democracy rally marks China national day
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to mark China's national day with a pro-democracy rally, and voice growing fears that the city's liberties are under threat from Beijing. ... more
SINO DAILY
China's Communist Party expels top member ahead of congress
Beijing (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
China's Communist Party Friday expelled from its ranks a former contender for a top leadership post for "serious discipline violations" before a major congress due to consolidate President Xi Jinping's power. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Panda diplomacy: Two giant pandas from China land in Indonesia
Jakarta (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Two giant pandas from China arrived in Indonesia on Thursday in an act of "panda diplomacy" aimed at celebrating 60 years of bilateral ties. ... more



Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China's Mars probe will carry 13 types of payload, including six rovers, in its first mission to the planet, scheduled for 2020. "The Mars exploration program is well underway," said Zhang Rongqiao, chief architect of the Mars mission, at the Beijing International Forum on Lunar and Deep-space Exploration, which opened Wednesday. "The payloads will be used to co ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
US commerce secretary hopeful about Trump-Xi trade talks
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday said he was optimistic about trade talks between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping when they meet in November. The US tycoon regularly bashed China during last year's presidential election campaign, accusing it of unfair trade practices, stealing US jobs and threatening to label it a currency manipulator. But sinc ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Chinese manufacturing accelerates for second straight month
Bangkok (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Myanmar's conflict-hit Rakhine a magnet for Chinese cash
Beijing (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
US commerce secretary says to focus on reducing defict with China
Hong Kong lawmaker guilty of desecrating Chinese flag
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker on Friday was found guilty of "desecrating" the Chinese and Hong Kong flags by turning them upside down in parliament, but escaped a prison sentence. Cheng Chung-tai upended small Chinese and Hong Kong flags that some pro-Beijing legislators had displayed on their desks in the legislative assembly last October. The incident happened during a feisty sess ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Seesaw US-China ties on an upswing as Trump plans trip
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Trump accepts Duterte's ASEAN summit invite after all
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Japan opposition unites in election bid to topple Abe
BWXT awarded contract extension for nuclear waste facility operations
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC has received a contract extension for management and operations at the U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the company announced Thursday. The three-year extension, worth an estimated $928 million, provides cost incentives for safe and efficient operations. It also includes an option for two years of additional work. The Nuclear ... more
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker
London (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Against rising headwinds, UK pushes ahead with nuclear projects
Equifax CEO steps down in wake of massive hack
New York (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Equifax chief executive and chairman Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday in the wake of a massive hack of the consumer credit rating service. The company tapped longtime Equifax executive Paulino do Rego Barros as interim chief executive while it undertakes a search for a new leader following the massive data breach from mid-May through July that was disclosed earlier this month. The hack ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Twitter reveals Russia-backed ads ahead of US election
Beijing (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
China fines tech firms over online content
Montreal (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chelsea Manning barred from entering Canada
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
BWXT awarded contract extension for nuclear waste facility operations
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC has received a contract extension for management and operations at the U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the company announced Thursday. The three-year extension, worth an estimated $928 million, provides cost incentives for safe and efficient operations. It also includes an option for two years of additional work. The Nuclear ... more
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker
London (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Against rising headwinds, UK pushes ahead with nuclear projects
Germany gets economic lift with wind energy
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
With the start of construction of a new wind farm off the coast of Germany, officials said the nation's economy was supported through low-carbon efforts. German energy company E.ON, with support from Norway's Statoil, hosted a ceremony to mark the start of construction for the Arkona offshore wind farm, which formally started in late August. Christian Pegel, a regional Germany en ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind Atlas
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Last of the 67 turbines for a British wind farm installed
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India gets lending support for a greener grid
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Regional lenders said Thursday they were offering hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to support the greening up of the power sector in India. The Asian Development Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said they were backing $500 million in government-backed loans and another $500 million in non-sovereign support for the Power Grid Corp. of India. "We are please ... more
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
A little tension yields enormous solar crystals
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
International Trade Commission finds injury in solar industry dispute
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
France gets green light for green support schemes
Negotiating with North Korea a waste of time: Trump
Washington (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
US President Donald Trump warned Sunday that negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear program would be a waste of time, after it emerged that Washington has channels of contact with Pyongyang. Only hours after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed that US officials are in exploratory contact with their North Korean counterparts, Trump appeared to undercut his top diplomat by declari ... more
Stockholm (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
2017 Nobels to turn page on Dylan, anti-nuke buzz for peace prize
Oslo (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Norway agrees to host Israeli nuclear whistleblower
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
N. Korean firms in China ordered to close by January
African country orders Elbit defense electronic systems
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Israel's Elbit Systems is providing a wide array of electronic defense systems to an unidentified country in Africa under a $240 million contract. The contract has a two-year period of performance, Elbit Systems said. "We are proud to have won this contract, allowing us to provide our customer with a variety of systems and capabilities from different fields, a growing trend we ha ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Meggitt touts small arms training systems
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Norway signs deal with Saab for Carl-Gustaf ammunition
Washington (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
In first, woman becomes US Marine Corps infantry officer
Saab eyes possible U.S. factory location
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
A manufacturing capability will be established in the United States by Saab if it wins a contract with the U.S. Air Force for advanced T-X trainer aircraft. Saab, who is bidding with partner Boeing for the award, said it has already started the process to identify sites for the production facility. "The Boeing and Saab T-X is designed and purpose-built for the USAF training missi ... more
London (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Britain suspends Myanmar training; Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military deal
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
L3 Technologies acquires Doss Aviation
Washington (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
US Senate passes $700 bn defense spending bill
Creative use of noise brings bio-inspired electronic improvement
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
In conventional electronics, a great deal of effort is devoted to eliminating stochastic resonance (SR) - the annoying hiss that generally hinders the detection of weak signals and degrades overall device performance. But, what if there were a way to exploit this effect to enhance signal transmission for a new generation of devices, such as bio-inspired sensors and computing processors who ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
From self-folding robots to computer vision
(UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Northrop subsidiary unveils new unmanned ground vehicle
Champaign IL (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robots
I.Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
Lawyers for tens of thousands of victims poisoned by a 2006 toxic spill in the Ivory Coast on Wednesday called for the company behind the dump to pay compensation at the start of a new legal battle. The multinational firm Trafigura "acted badly in disposing of its waste in the Ivory Coast" and "must pay," lawyer Bojan Dekker told an Amsterdam court. The judges must first decide whether t ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Are plastic nanoparticles causing brain damage in fish?
Nantes, France (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The waste-collecting cyclists who caught the UN's eye
Manila (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Nestle tackles 'ocean-polluter' tag in Philippines
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan
Taipei (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island's latest abuse case involving migrant workers. Fishing and boat company owners were among 19 people charged Monday in the southern city of Kaohsiung for illegally holding 81 foreign fishermen in buildings after they had berthed th ... more
Taipei (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Taiwan jails Chinese grad student for recruiting spies
Beijing (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Taiwanese activist confesses to Chinese subversion charges
Beijing (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Taiwanese activist pleads guilty to Chinese subversion charges
Iraq allows foreigners to leave Kurdistan via Baghdad
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Iraq on Monday authorised foreigners stranded in Iraqi Kurdistan after an international flight ban to leave the country via Baghdad despite not having a federal visa. Foreigners who had entered the northern autonomous region on regional visas not recognised by Baghdad could previously not travel to other parts of Iraq. "Any person can leave the country via Baghdad without paying a fine o ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Israel denies Turkish claim of involvement in Kurd vote
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Afghan airstrike kills 10 in Helmand; Turkish soldier killed in northern Iraq
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Kurds face growing isolation; Flights to Iraq Kurd capital to stop Friday


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