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November 17, 2017
TECH SPACE
China maintains reign over world supercomputer rankings



Beijing (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
China now has more high-performance supercomputers than ever before, again besting the United States in global rankings, a supercomputer tracking organisation said. The standing corresponds with China's growing reputation as the global leader in supercomputers, as the Asian power prepares to launch in June 2018 a prototype exascale computing machine - a "super supercomputer". Some 202 of the world's fastest supercomputers are in China - compared with 143 in the US - according to Top500, a sit ... read more

NUKEWARS
China to send envoy to N. Korea, Trump hails 'big move'
Beijing (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
China is set to dispatch a special envoy to North Korea on Friday, a trip hailed as a "big move" by US President Donald Trump, who has urged Beijing to pile pressure on its nuclear-armed ally. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China is expected to complete its first sea launch for commercial payloads in 2018, said Yang Baohua, vice general manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC). Yang m ... more
CYBER WARS
Kaspersky blames NSA hack on infected Microsoft software
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Embattled computer security firm Kaspersky Lab said Thursday that malware-infected Microsoft Office software and not its own was to blame for the hacking theft of top-secret US intelligence materials. ... more
CYBER WARS
More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls: study
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
More governments are following the lead of Russia and China by manipulating social media and suppressing dissent online in a grave threat to democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday. ... more
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Duterte says Philippines owes China 'debt of gratitude'
Manila (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
The Philippines owes China a "debt of gratitude" over a donation of arms to fight pro-Islamic State militants, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday, in another sign of warming ties. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Long March 4C launches Fengyun 3D meteorological satellite
Taiyuan, China (XNA) Nov 15, 2017
China launched a new meteorological satellite, Fengyun 3D, at 2:35 a.m. Beijing Time Wednesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Northern China's Shanxi province. A Long March 4C roc ... more
NUKEWARS
China to send envoy to North Korea
Beijing (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
China will send a special envoy to North Korea this week, state media said Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump concluded an Asian tour to rally support against Pyongyang's nuclear threats. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Sulfur dioxide emissions plunge across China as India's soars
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of Maryland indicates that India may be the world's top sulfur dioxide emitter. Sulfur dioxide is an air pollutant that causes acid rain, ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
UN urges end to Myanmar attacks against Rohingya
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
UN member-states on Thursday urged Myanmar authorities to end a military campaign against the Muslim Rohingya in a resolution adopted despite opposition from China, Russia and some regional neighbours. ... more
SINO DAILY
China tells 'aunties' to dance away from cemeteries
Beijing (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
China's most ubiquitous public performers - lively groups of primarily elderly women who show off their moves in outdoor squares - have been ordered to avoid dancing on graves and spreading superstitious beliefs. ... more


Sad farewell as Malaysia-born panda heads to China

WATER WORLD
Nepal scraps mega hydropower deal with Chinese firm
Kathmandu Nov 14, 2017
Nepal has cancelled an agreement with a Chinese company to build the largest hydroelectric plant in the impoverished landlocked country, which suffers from chronic energy shortages. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress
Beijing (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Chinese web giant Baidu unveiled Thursday a smart speaker model and plans for a self-driving mini-bus, its latest foray into the hyper-competitive field of artificial intelligence. ... more
CAR TECH
Horrific highway pile-up kills 18 in China
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
A highway pile-up involving at least 30 cars killed 18 people in eastern China on Wednesday, local authorities said, leaving dramatic scenes of twisted and burnt-out wreckage and a towering column of black smoke. ... more
CAR TECH
Volkswagen China to invest billions in new energy cars
Beijing (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Volkswagen will invest more than 10 billion euros ($12 billion) along with its partners in China to build new energy vehicles in the country, the company said on Thursday. ... more



China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China is expected to complete its first sea launch for commercial payloads in 2018, said Yang Baohua, vice general manager of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC). Yang made the remarks at an annual academic conference on space science held from November 1 to 2 in Beijing. The service will also be provided in other regions in addition to its four major sites in Jiuqu ... more
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
China imposes new rules on bank policy to curb risks
Beijing (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
China has set new rules to curb risks at its policy banks, stepping up oversight of the country's financial system as Beijing looks to avert a feared debt crisis in the world's number two economy. For the first time, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) will impose specific rules designed in part to reduce financial risk at three banks tasked with funding Beijing's pet projects and ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
EU parliament toughens law to limit cheap Chinese imports
Paris (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Watchdog warns of 'high risk' digital currency offers
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
US industrial output rises as hurricane hit reverses
Trump says Philippines vital for military reasons
Manila (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Donald Trump said Tuesday strong US ties with the Philippines were vital for military reasons, as he ended a trip to Manila in which he ignored allegations of mass murder under Rodrigo Duterte. The US president said he had repaired relations with the Philippines, which soured last year when the administration of former president Barack Obama criticised Duterte's drug war. "The (Philippin ... more
Manila (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
Duterte says Philippines owes China 'debt of gratitude'
Manila (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Trump hails 'fantasic job' on Asia tour, but ends it abruptly
Washington (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
US attorney general slams 'epidemic' of leaks to media
A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
A team of scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with Tohoku University, Tokyo City University and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has proposed a novel approach to tackle the problem of radioactive waste disposal. The new method, published in Scientific Reports, could dramatically reduce the effective half-life (an indicator of the amount of time i ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
France backtracks on nuclear power reduction target
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
AREVA NP introduces FORERUNNER robot to optimize steam generator inspections
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Nuclear energy programs may not increase likelihood of proliferation
Kaspersky blames NSA hack on infected Microsoft software
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Embattled computer security firm Kaspersky Lab said Thursday that malware-infected Microsoft Office software and not its own was to blame for the hacking theft of top-secret US intelligence materials. Adding tantalizing new details to the cyber-espionage mystery that has rocked the US intelligence community, Kaspersky also said there was a China link to the hack. The Moscow-based anti-vi ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
More governments manipulate media with 'bots,' trolls: study
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
Massive data breach has cost Equifax nearly $90 million
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
'Fake news' becomes a business model: researchers
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A fast reactor system to shorten the lifetime of long-lived fission products
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
A team of scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with Tohoku University, Tokyo City University and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has proposed a novel approach to tackle the problem of radioactive waste disposal. The new method, published in Scientific Reports, could dramatically reduce the effective half-life (an indicator of the amount of time i ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
France backtracks on nuclear power reduction target
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 13, 2017
AREVA NP introduces FORERUNNER robot to optimize steam generator inspections
Hanover NH (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Nuclear energy programs may not increase likelihood of proliferation
End tax credits for wind energy, Tennessee Republican says
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
It's wasteful to keep offering production tax credits to a "mature technology" like wind energy in the United States, a Tennessee Republican said. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., spoke on the floor in support of ending a wind production tax credit by the end of the year as part of a broader tax overhaul under consideration in the nation's capital. "We have turned our attentio ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
New York sets high bar for wind energy
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
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Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
A kite that might fly
Learning from photosynthesis
Tempe AZ (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
The green sulfur bacterium makes its home in the chilly waters of the Black Sea. To eek out its lonely existence, this life form scavenges energy from the feeble sunlight available to it at a depth of over 250 feet. Plants perform the same remarkable trick, gathering radiant energy from the sun and converting it to biological energy essential for growth. This process - perfected over billi ... more
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Recurrent Energy secures debt financing for 20 MW California solar project
Paris (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
Butterfly wing inspires photovoltaics that could triple light absorption
Japan, US stage naval drill amid N. Korea tension
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Japan and the United States launched a joint naval drill Thursday in a show of force aimed at North Korea, whose nuclear ambitions dominated US President Donald Trump's recent Asia trip. The 10-day exercise, joined by some 14,000 US servicemen, aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the guided-missile destroyers USS Stethem, USS Chafee and USS Mustin, among others, "will take place in waters ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Senate panel debates US president's nuclear authority
Seoul (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
North Korean soldier stable, but riddled with parasites
Singapore (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea
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Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems
(UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Raytheon and the Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday. The companies said that they will first look to upgrading the Carl-Gustaf reloadable shoulder-launched weapon, an 84mm anti-tank recoilless rifle used by the United States, Britain and 38 other countries. Additional ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
MBDA Inc. to produce parts for Small Diameter Bomb
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Swedish army to buy BONUS ammunition from BAE
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
BAE receives $40M from Lockheed for sensor technology
Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump's signature
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
The US Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly authorized $700 billion in national defense spending for next year, a substantial increase over Donald Trump's request, and sent the measure to the president for his signature. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 is a negotiated compromise between the two chambers of Congress. The Senate passed it Thursday on a unanimous voice vote, two d ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement
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
UN to host first talks on use of 'killer robots'
Geneva (AFP) Nov 10, 2017
The United Nations is set to host the first-ever talks on the use of autonomous weapons, but those hoping for a ban on the machines dubbed killer robots will be disappointed, the ambassador leading the discussions said Friday. More than 100 artificial intelligence entrepreneurs led by Tesla's Elon Musk in August urged the UN to enforce a global ban on fully-automated weapons, echoing calls ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Cars and speakers: Baidu speeds up AI progress
Orlando FL (SPX) Nov 15, 2017
FORTIS K-SRD exoskeleton could help soldiers cover inclined terrain quickly
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Computer system finds 'recipes' for producing materials
Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air
Moradabad, India (AFP) Nov 15, 2017
In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry and made global headlines. India's smog crisis has centred on the capital but pollution is as bad or worse beyond its borders, with millions in smaller cities like Moradabad barely aware of ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
Delhi half-marathon to go ahead despite smog, court rules
Paris (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Interactive map shows air quality in real time across Europe
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
Sulfur dioxide emissions plunge across China as India's soars
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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
US troops told 'nothing could be done' about Afghan abuse
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
US troops who served in Afghanistan were previously told that "nothing could be done" about child sex abuse at the hands of Afghan security forces, according to a government report released Thursday. The Department of Defense's Office of the Inspector General began reviewing Pentagon guidance for troops deploying to Afghanistan following a series of news stories in 2015 about widespread pedo ... more
Brussels (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
NATO looks to seize momentum in Afghanistan conflict
Brussels (AFP) Nov 9, 2017
NATO looks to seize momentum in Afghanistan conflict
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Nov 8, 2017
Iraq to probe disappearance of Arabs arrested by Kurds
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