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October 10, 2017
EARTH OBSERVATION
China launches remote sensing satellite for Venezuela



Beijing (XNA) Oct 10, 2017
China launched Venezuela's remote sensing satellite, VRSS-2, into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi desert at 12:13 on Monday. The VRSS-2 was the third satellite jointly launched by China and Venezuela, and also the later's second remote sensing satellite. It will be primarily used by Venezuela for land resources inspection, environmental protection, disaster monitoring and management, crop yield estimation and city planning. The satellite was ... read more

TAIWAN NEWS
Taiwan to bolster military but still seeks peace: president
Taipei (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen pledged on Monday to bolster the island's military but added it will not "seek war" amid tensions with its biggest rival China. ... more
AEROSPACE
Five killed as India military chopper crashes
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
An Indian military helicopter crashed in a disputed area near the border with China on Friday, killing five troops and injuring a sixth, an Air Force officer said. ... more
NUKEWARS
Wal-Mart stops fish imports from NK-linked plant; NK operating some factories left by Seoul
New York (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Wal-Mart said Thursday it no longer imports fish from a Chinese factory that employed North Koreans after a report said the US retailer may have inadvertently subsidized the nuclear-armed state. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
US-Russia-China cooperation could hinder the proliferation of hypersonic missiles
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
A new RAND report proposes that despite their differences, Russia, China and the United States should act jointly to head off a little-recognized security threat - the proliferation of hypersonic ... more
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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
FARM NEWS
Sustainable irrigation may harm other development goals
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Pursuing sustainable irrigation without significant irrigation efficiency gains could negatively impact environmental and development goals in many areas of the world, a new study has found. O ... more
WEATHER REPORT
Twenty-three killed in China rainstorms: ministry
Beijing (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Twenty-three people have been killed as rainstorms battered China over the past week, destroying more than 5,200 homes and forcing the evacuation of nearly 34,000 people, authorities said Monday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
From poacher to ranger: saving China's Siberian tigers
Suiyang, China (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
In the northern mountains bordering Russia, everyone knew the spry Chinese man as a skilled and ruthless hunter - the kind who once killed a mother black bear as her cubs looked on. ... more
CHIP TECH
Researchers report new way to make dissolving electronics
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Researchers from the University of Houston and China have reported a new type of electronic device that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules in the atmosphere. The ... more
CAR TECH
Renault plans China growth, more electric vehicles
Paris (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
French automaker Renault, a leader in electric vehicles, announced Friday plans to launch five new emissions-free models by 2022 and make a major push into China. ... more


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OIL AND GAS
11 dead, one missing after Chinese boat, HK tanker collide
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Japanese coastguards said Friday they had discovered 11 bodies inside a Chinese fishing boat that capsized after a collision with a Hong Kong oil tanker off Japan's western coast the previous day. ... more
SINO DAILY
Former Hong Kong leader appears in court over sandwich 'attack'
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Unpopular former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying testified Wednesday in a case involving a sandwich thrown at him by a pro-democracy activist. ... more
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 we ... more
SPACEWAR
China builds integrated space-ground 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



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 conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments. The launch is the 251st flight mission of the Long March rocket family. span class="BDL">Source: a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com">Xin ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
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UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Researchers look for ancient trade routes at the bottom of the Mediterranean
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
A team of researchers from the University of Toronto are retracing the paths of Bronze Age Mediterranean traders by studying ancient anchorages along the coast of Cyprus. Over the past summer, U of T archaeologist Carrie Fulton led daily dives to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in search of insights into the economic and cultural relations among ancient peoples of the Mediterranean. ... more
Stockholm (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Outsiders challenge Chicago school for Nobel economics prize
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
EU targets China with tough rules on cheap imports
Beijing (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Chinese manufacturing accelerates for second straight month
Moscow says US 'pretending' to fight IS in Iraq
Moscow (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Moscow on Tuesday accused the United States of reducing its air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq to allow jihadists to enter Syria and fight the Russian-backed Syrian army. Military spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the Syrian regime was attempting to push the jihadists out of eastern Deir Ezzor province, but that arrivals from Iraq were boosting their numbers. "The US-led coalit ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Trump makes cryptic 'calm before the storm' remark
Manila (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Philippines hails US as top ally, welcomes war games
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Hong Kong lawmaker guilty of desecrating Chinese flag
Japan government, TEPCO liable for Fukushima crisis: court
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Japan could have foreseen and avoided the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a court ruled on Tuesday, ordering the government and the power plant operator to pay damages to local residents. The Fukushima district court's verdict was the second time the government has been ruled liable for the meltdown in eastern Japan, the world's most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986. The ... more
Winston Salem NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
New 'molecular trap' cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods
Normandy, France (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Largest Nuclear Training Center In France Opens Its Doors
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
BWXT awarded contract extension for nuclear waste facility operations
N. Korea hacked Seoul's war plan: report
Seoul (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday. Rhee Cheol-Hee, a lawmaker for the ruling Democratic party, said the hackers had broken into the South's military network last September and gained access to 235 gigabytes of sensitive data, the Chosun ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
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Japan government, TEPCO liable for Fukushima crisis: court
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Japan could have foreseen and avoided the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a court ruled on Tuesday, ordering the government and the power plant operator to pay damages to local residents. The Fukushima district court's verdict was the second time the government has been ruled liable for the meltdown in eastern Japan, the world's most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986. The ... more
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Normandy, France (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Largest Nuclear Training Center In France Opens Its Doors
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
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Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study
Miami (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Wind farms in the open ocean can generate far more renewable energy than those on land, possibly enough to power the whole world, said a US study on Monday. Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science found that higher wind speeds over the open seas could produce five times as much energy as wind turbines over land. While no commercial-scale deep water wind farms exist at present ... more
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Saudi Arabia opens bid for 'utility scale' solar project
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Saudi Arabia invited bids on Tuesday for a "utility-scale" 300-megawatt solar project, a first for the world's top oil exporter. "Today's bid opening represents a significant milestone for the National Renewable Energy Programme, and an important step on the way to diversifying Saudi Arabia's domestic energy mix and building a cutting edge domestic renewable energy sector," Energy Minister K ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Scientists propose new way of increasing the efficiency of solar batteries
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
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Air Force contracts for upgraded ICBM launch system
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Lockheed Martin and Rockwell Collins are to upgrade a system enabling aircraft to control the ground launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Air Force announced this week. U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command said the two contacts are for three years and worth $81 million each. "The Airborne Launch Control System provides the strategic capability of survivable airborne ... more
Seoul (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
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Rheinmetall, Paravan team on autonomous vehicle technology
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Germany's Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH and Paravan GmbH have joined forces to develop semi- and fully autonomous vehicle platforms. The vehicles would be for military and dual-use applications and include civilian emergency response vehicles, the companies said in an announcement on Wednesday. Paravan has been developing drive-by-wire control technologies for more than 15 years. ... more
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Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
African country orders Elbit defense electronic systems
UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs
London (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
British military equipment maker BAE Systems said Tuesday it plans to cut almost 2,000 jobs, mainly owing to the group facing weaker demand for Hawk and Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets. There will be cutback in BAE's military, maritime and intelligence services divisions under moves to streamline the group overall. "To ensure production continuity at competitive costs... and based on t ... more
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Sensitivity to time improves performance at remotely controlling devices
Raleigh NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new study from North Carolina State University finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting for the latency - or time lag - inherent in remotely controlling robots or other tools. "There are many situations, from bomb disposal to remote surgeries, in which people want to remotely control devices," says Federico Scholcover, a Ph.D. student at NC ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Mattel scraps plan for digital assistant for kids
Hong Kong (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
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Polluted lake is poor Nicaraguans' lifeline
Tipitapa, Nicaragua (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Looking tired and haggard, William Coronado pulls up before dawn with a boat full of fish on the muddy shore of Nicaragua's Lake Managua, a dumping ground for trash and waste. "The lake is so polluted. They throw all sorts of crap into it," said the 56-year-old. "Containers, old buckets, all sorts of bags - all the junk they throw away in Managua. It's a disgrace." Coronado spent two da ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Olympics: Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted
Gonda City, India (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest city
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
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Taiwan to bolster military but still seeks peace: president
Taipei (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen pledged on Monday to bolster the island's military but added it will not "seek war" amid tensions with its biggest rival China. Cross-strait relations have rapidly deteriorated since Tsai took office last May, with Beijing cutting all official communications with Taipei as it does not trust her traditionally pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. T ... more
Taipei (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
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Paris (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday he did not want an armed conflict with his country's Kurds, days after the autonomous Kurdistan region voted for independence in a referendum. "We don't want armed confrontation, we don't want clashes but federal authority must prevail," he said after a meeting in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. "Separatism is unacceptable," ... more
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