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October 11, 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 Tuesday 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
SINO DAILY
Hong Kongers must stand up for China, says leader Lam
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Hong Kongers have a duty to stand up for China over threats to its sovereignty, the territory's leader Carrie Lam said Wednesday, months after Beijing warned against any challenge to its control over the semi-autonomous city. ... 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
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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
CAR TECH
Uber competitor hits Paris roads with Chinese help
Paris (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
An Estonian ride-hailing service started operations in Paris Thursday, tackling market leader Uber armed with backing from China's Didi, bigger margins for drivers and a chief executive who is only 23. ... 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


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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
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



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
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
Adelaide, Australia (XNA) Oct 03, 2017
UN official commends China's role in space cooperation
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Outsiders challenge Chicago school for Nobel economics prize
Stockholm (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
The 2017 Nobel season wraps up Monday with the economics prize, which could this year honour fields rarely awarded by the committee, such as development economics or French economist Esther Duflo's research on poverty. The Nobel Economics Prize was created by the Swedish central bank "in memory of Alfred Nobel" and first awarded in 1969, unlike the other prizes which were created in his last ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Researchers look for ancient trade routes at the bottom of the Mediterranean
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
Trump makes cryptic 'calm before the storm' remark
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
President Donald Trump made a cryptic remark Thursday about the present time possibly representing the "calm before the storm," but declined to specify what specific crisis - if any - he was referring to. Trump made the remark during a photo opportunity at the White House as he and First Lady Melania prepared to have dinner with military leaders and their spouses, following a meeting with ... more
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
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Trump accepts Duterte's ASEAN summit invite after all
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
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
French, Belgian nuke plants vulnerable to attack: Greenpeace
Normandy, France (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Largest Nuclear Training Center In France Opens Its Doors
Engility to help protect DOD technology networks
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense has contracted Engility Holdings to help safeguard acquisition programs and technologies from foreign exploitation. Engility Holdings said the contract to support the Pentagon's Damage Assessment Management Office and Joint Acquisition Protection and Exploitation Cell is worth $28 million. It is for one base year and has four option years. "Protecti ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
Aircraft cyber-defense capabilities on BAE drawing board
Washington (AFP) Oct 10, 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
Winston Salem NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
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Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
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OX2 hands over Ajos wind farm to IKEA Finland
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
In December 2015, IKEA Finland signed a purchase agreement with OX2 for 13 wind turbines in Kemi, northern Finland. All the terms of the agreement have now been met and IKEA Finland has taken ownership. "The renewal of the Kemi Ajos wind farm has been an important project for us on our path to gain energy independence. The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people ... more
Miami (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study
Washington (UPI) Sep 22, 2017
Germany gets economic lift with wind energy
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
Scientists propose new way of increasing the efficiency of solar batteries
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Researchers from Department of Material Sciences, Lomonosov MSU, explained how changing the ratio of components forming light-absorbing layer of a perovskite solar cell influences the structure of created films and battery efficiency. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Organic-inorganic perovskites are a new class of photoactive (i.e. reacting t ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
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Riyadh (AFP) Oct 3, 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
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Australia seeks small diameter bombs from U.S.
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Australia has received U.S. State Department approval to purchase GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II weapons from the United States. The possible sale of the bombs through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program carries the estimated value of $815 million and was reported to Congress by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. "The proposed sale of SDB II supports and comp ... more
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Israeli artillery shells becoming precision guided weapons
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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 weaker demand for Hawk and Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets. There will be cutbacks 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 the profile of cu ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
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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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Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 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 Tuesday 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. ... more
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Baghdad (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
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