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November 03, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
Chinese scientists measure universe with "magic ruler"



Beijing (XNA) Oct 31, 2017
There's a giant "ruler" hidden among millions of galaxies in the universe. With it, scientists can measure how fast the universe is expanding. This will help them explore dark energy, the mysterious power behind cosmic expansion, and so speculate on the universe's destiny. With this ruler, Chinese astronomers recently succeeded in reconstructing the evolution history of dark energy based on the observation of over a million galaxies. The research shows that dark energy is dynamic. "What it m ... read more

NUKEWARS
US cuts off Chinese bank over North Korea ties
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
The United States excluded China's Bank of Dandong from its financial system on Thursday, alleging that it has helped North Korea evade financial sanctions to launder funds. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Weakened on the domestic front, President Donald Trump embarks this week on a long and challenging Asian tour set to be dominated by the North Korean nuclear threat after months of verbal escalation between Washington and Pyongyang. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new ... more
SUPERPOWERS
As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry
Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a "world-class army" by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat - for now. ... more
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China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease
Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have held their largest-ever joint maritime rescue exercise, signalling a lull in South China Sea tensions. ... more
SPACEMART
New Chinese sat comms company awaits approval
Beijing (XNA) Nov 01, 2017
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, a major space contractor, is considering the establishment of a satellite company to tap the space-based communications market, according to a project insi ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China crowns Xi with name once reserved for Mao Zedong
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China's ruling Communist Party has dusted off a Mao-era honorific for President Xi Jinping, cementing his status as the most powerful ruler since the Great Helmsman himself. ... more
NUKEWARS
South Korea, China seek to warm frosty ties
Seoul (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
South Korea and China tried Tuesday to improve a relationship strained by a US missile defence system, issuing strikingly similar statements, and with Seoul saying their leaders would hold talks on the sidelines of next week's APEC summit. ... more
WATER WORLD
Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
President Alassane Ouattara on Thursday inaugurated a huge Chinese-funded dam in southern Ivory Coast designed to boost the country's power capacity by nearly 14 percent. ... more
SINO DAILY
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
LGBT rights campaigners have hit out at Hong Kong's government after it announced it would appeal a landmark decision granting a British lesbian the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner. ... more


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Majority of Chinese newborns are second children: state media
Beijing (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Over half the babies born in China in the first eight months of 2017 were second children, official media reported Tuesday after the relaxation of the longstanding one-child rule. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Fujitsu, Lenovo agree to PC merger
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Japan's Fujitsu said on Thursday it had agreed to merge its struggling PC business with Lenovo, giving the Chinese computer giant a controlling share of the business. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Alibaba says profit up 132% in 'outstanding' quarter
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said on Thursday that soaring sales fuelled a 132 percent increase in net profit in what it called an "outstanding" quarter, as the firm raised its expectations for full-year revenue growth. ... more
NANO TECH
Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluids
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Chinese researchers have found that nano-diamond has significant impact on the performance of magnetorheological fluids (MRFs). The shear yield strength and settling stability of the MRFs were found ... more



China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth. C ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
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Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 bn
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
A landmark skyscraper owned by Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing has sold for a record price of more than $5 billion, the company confirmed Wednesday, indicating the city's booming property sector shows no sign of slowing down. The rumoured sale of The Center, the city's fifth-tallest building, was first reported last month. Li's CK Asset Holdings confirmed in a statement to the Hong K ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China cracks down on fraudulent provincial growth figures
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China slams US aluminium foil tariff ahead of Trump visit
Beijing (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Business leaders bow to Xi as Communist Party pushes in
As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry
Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a "world-class army" by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat - for now. With purchases and construction of fighter jets, ships and hi-tech weaponry, China's military budget has grown steadily for 30 years, but remains three times smaller than that of the United ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Japan PM Abe begins new term with vow to increase North Korea pressure
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China crowns Xi with name once reserved for Mao Zedong
Rutgers-led research could revolutionize nuclear waste reprocessing and save money
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient "molecular trap" that can be recycled and reused. The trap is like a tiny, porous super-sponge. The internal surface area of just one gram of this material could stretch out to cover five 94-by-50-foot basketball courts, or 23,500 square ... more
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP awarded contract for safety upgrades in seven reactors
Daniken, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant
Estonia blocks electronic ID cards over identity-theft risk
Tallinn (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Cyber-savvy Estonia said on Thursday it would suspend security certificates for up to 760,000 state-issued electronic ID-cards with faulty chips as of Friday midnight to mitigate the risk of identity theft. Dubbed E-stonia for being one of the world's most wired nations, the Baltic eurozone state of 1.3 million people issues electronic ID cards giving citizens online access to virtually all ... more
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Amid soaring profits, Facebook vows to curb abuse
Beijing (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
China says social media companies must 'punish' employees
London (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
MP asks Facebook about Russian-linked ads in Brexit vote
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Rutgers-led research could revolutionize nuclear waste reprocessing and save money
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient "molecular trap" that can be recycled and reused. The trap is like a tiny, porous super-sponge. The internal surface area of just one gram of this material could stretch out to cover five 94-by-50-foot basketball courts, or 23,500 square ... more
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP awarded contract for safety upgrades in seven reactors
Daniken, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant
New York sets high bar for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The state of New York aims to become a new hub for the wind energy industry with its unique geographical position and ambitions goals, a state leader said. New York ranks 11th in the nation in terms of installed wind energy capacity and is the 15th windiest. As of 2014, the state had 20 wind energy projects in service, with a total capacity of 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The state set of ... more
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
A kite that might fly
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
Scotland outreach to Canada yields wind energy investment
No tariffs, U.S. solar industry leaders say
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
The Trump administration is called on to embrace free-markets over protectionism in order to support the blossoming solar power sector, industry leaders said. The U.S. International Trade Commission delivered three separate sets of recommendations to President Donald Trump designed to curb imports of solar components, ranging from quotas to a tariff on imports of 35 percent. In O ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
European lender closer to green finance goals
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
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IAEA inspectors in Iran working 'without problem': Amano
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
The head of the UN atomic agency said in Abu Dhabi on Sunday IAEA inspectors are doing their work in Iran "without problem", a day after Tehran was implementing its nuclear commitments. "Our inspectors (in Iran) are discharging their responsibilities without problem," Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told reporters in Abu Dhabi. He was speaking on the sidelin ... more
Seoul (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: president
United Nations, United States (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
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Vatican City (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
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US court blocks Trump's military transgender ban
Washington (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
A federal judge temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's ban on transgender personnel from serving in the US military on Monday. US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ordered the government to "revert to the status quo" that was in effect before Trump ordered the contentious ban. At the same time, however, she allowed to let stand a block on military funding for sex reassignment s ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
MBDA Inc. to produce parts for Small Diameter Bomb
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
BAE receives $40M from Lockheed for sensor technology
Washington (UPI) Oct 29, 2017
CACI International to support Army C4ISR
Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Lockheed Martin and Spanish shipbuilder Navantia on Thursday renewed their 20-year agreement on surface ships and naval combat systems. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to recognize their history working alongside each other and to seal the renewed agreement, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin announced in a company news release. "The fundamental openness, trust ... more
Manila (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Philippines' Duterte receives Russian assault rifles
Washington (UPI) Oct 13, 2017
Whistleblower protection bill sent to President as complaints of retaliation grow
London (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs
Researchers unveil tool to debug 'black box' deep learning algorithms
New York NY (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Computers can now beat humans at chess and Go, but it may be a while before people trust their driving. The danger of self-driving cars was highlighted last year when Tesla's autonomous car collided with a truck it mistook for a cloud, killing its passenger. Self-driving cars depend on a form of machine learning called deep learning. Modeled after the human brain, layers of artificial neur ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Physics boosts artificial intelligence methods
Sussex UK (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
Laguna Beach, United States (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI
Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts: study
Miami (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Some corals may naturally adapt to climate change, but their ability to survive could be outpaced by global warming unless cuts are made to greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Wednesday. Coral reefs carry an annual global economic value of $375 billion per year because they provide shelter for fish and marine life, protect shorelines and draw tourism to coastal areas. But climate ... more
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Dynamic catalytic converters for clean air in the city
Santiago (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions
Rome (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Schools closed over fears of toxic wind from Italy steel plant
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China warns US not to allow Taiwan stopover
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
China urged the United States Friday to prevent Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen from making a stopover in American territory during her upcoming visit to three Pacific allies. The statement followed reports that Tsai will transit through Hawaii and the U.S. territory of Guam next week - a trip that comes at a delicate time with President Donald Trump slated to visit Beijing in November. ... more
Taipei (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Taiwan leader hopes for 'breakthrough' with China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
China ready to 'defeat' Taiwan independence: Xi
Taipei (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure
Baghdad accuses Kurds of reneging on pullback deal
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday accused the Kurds of reneging on an agreement to withdraw their forces from disputed zones in the north of the country. The Kurds have since "gone back on the accord" reached Sunday on the pullout of Kurdish peshmerga fighters from the disputed areas, notably a border post with Turkey, he told journalists. "If they do not stick to it we w ... more
Istanbul (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border from Kurds: Turkish PM
Washington (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
Bowe Bergdahl judge rejects charge of Trump interference
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Barzani: fall of the Kurdish 'lord of the mountain'
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