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October 13, 2017
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Turkey, Russia to Enhance Cooperation in the Field of Space Technologies



Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 10, 2017
Turkey is set to develop its space agency following the passing of a draft law by the Turkish Parliament. According to some experts, Turkey will collaborate with Russia, China and India in order to move faster and more efficiently in this field. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim recently announced that a draft law on the establishment of the Turkish Space Agency, which was submitted to the Turkish Parliamentary Commission for Industry, Commerce, Energy and Technology in February last year, wa ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
China protests to US over sail-by in disputed waters
Beijing (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
China said Wednesday it has lodged a protest with the United States after an American warship sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea. ... more
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 th ... more
AEROSPACE
F-35 stealth fighter data stolen in Australia defence hack
Sydney (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Sensitive data about Australia's F-35 stealth fighter and P-8 surveillance aircraft programmes were stolen when a defence subcontractor was hacked using a tool widely used by Chinese cyber criminals, officials said Thursday. ... 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
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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
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
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
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


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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
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



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
Lithuania hikes defence budget to meet NATO target
Vilnius (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Lithuania said Wednesday it would raise its defence spending to 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) next year to meet a NATO target amid security concerns over neighbouring Russia. The government of the Baltic state formally endorsed a rise from the current 1.8 percent of GDP to 2.006 percent for 2018. "In the light of the current global security situation, it is important that eac ... more
Moscow (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Moscow accuses US of 'quietly' adding troops in Eastern Europe
Brussels (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Ex-NATO chief urges allies to boost help for Ukraine
Beijing (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
China protests to US over sail-by in disputed waters
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
Hacking the election: security flaws need fixing, researchers say
Washington (AFP) Oct 2, 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
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
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
Total moves deeper into solar energy market
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
French energy company Total said Thursday it was playing an active role in the decarbonization of the French economy with a push deeper into the solar market. After a call for tenders, Total's solar power subsidiary said it was working through a partnership with agricultural services company Groupe Carré on 70 projects for solar polar installations on building and carports across Franc ... more
Adelaide, Australia (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Flying Dutch win world solar car race in Australia
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Statoil taps solar market in Brazil
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
Scientists propose new way of increasing the efficiency of solar batteries
Trump breaks with allies as US goes it alone on Iran
Washington (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Donald Trump will unveil a more aggressive strategy to check Iran's growing might Friday, withdrawing presidential backing for a landmark nuclear deal and targeting the country's missile program and militia proxies. During a White House speech at 12:45 pm (1645 GMT), Trump is expected to declare a 2015 deal, which curbed Iran's nuclear program in return for massive sanctions relief, is no ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
North Korea looms large as Trump's challenges Iran
Washington (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Trump warns 'disgusting' press after nuke report
Paris (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
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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
Washington (UPI) Oct 9, 2017
Israeli artillery shells becoming precision guided weapons
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Rheinmetall, Paravan team on autonomous vehicle technology
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Orbit Logic Awarded Navy Autonomy Contract
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
Leonardo opens new site in Australia
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Australia to upgrade submarines, frigates
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
BAE Systems Australia to support Indigenous companies
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
Servosila introduces Mobile Robots equipped with Software Defined Radio payloads
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
DeepMind forms ethics unit for AI; Google unveils $49 mini assistant
Air pollution kills over 500,000 Europeans a year: report
Copenhagen (AFP) Oct 11, 2017
Air pollution causes more than 500,000 premature deaths across Europe each year despite "slowly" improving air quality on the continent, the EU's environment authority said Wednesday. Although data from the Copenhagen-based European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals some encouraging signs, in large part the result of new technologies, air pollution remains the leading environmental cause of ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Scientists trace path of inland plastic pollution from rivers to oceanw/ll
Tipitapa, Nicaragua (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Polluted lake is poor Nicaraguans' lifeline
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Olympics: Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
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
Taipei (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan
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
Iraq PM denies attack plan as tensions rise with Kurds
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Iraq's prime minister on Thursday denied an attack on the Kurds was imminent, in a bid to defuse tensions that had prompted Kurdish peshmerga fighters to temporarily seal off road links with the rest of the country. "We are not going to use our army to fight our people or to make war on our Kurdish citizens or others," Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said. "Our duty is to preserve the uni ... more
Kabul (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Afghan civilian casualties soar as US ramps up airstrikes
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
Iraq ratchets up pressure on Kurds after independence vote
Washington (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Trump sends lieutenants to Pakistan with tough message


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