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November 27, 2017
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Nation 'leads world' in remote sensing technology



Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China is now the world leader in remote sensing technologies for scientific purposes and is able to provide an unprecedented amount of data to support research and development for the world, officials said on Tuesday. Remote sensing refers to aerial or satellite-based technologies to detect and measure objects on Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Science and Technology's National Remote Sensing Center published its annual 2017 Global Ecological Environment S ... read more

GPS NEWS
China's GPS network Beidou joins global rescue data network
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China's domestically developed navigation satellite system Beidou has been included in a global network that collects and distributes data for search and rescue missions, the Ministry of Transport s ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
ESA's latest technology CubeSat cleared for launch site
Paris (ESA) Nov 27, 2017
GomX-4B, ESA's latest and largest technology-testing CubeSat, will be launched from China early next year, together with the near-identical GomX-4A. The pair will test intersatellite communication l ... more
AEROSPACE
Sky-high Wi-Fi ready to fly
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
Airline passengers will be able to surf the internet in the air almost as fast as they do on the ground, as China Unicom, China's second-largest telecom carrier by subscribers, prepares to demonstra ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
China launches remote sensing satellites in multiple launches
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China launched remote sensing satellites at 2:10 am, Beijing Time, Saturday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The satellites ... more
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From Myanmar to Zimbabwe, China's global footprint grows
Beijing (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
China has traditionally rejected US-style interventionism, but its deepening economic involvement in volatile countries like Myanmar and Zimbabwe is thrusting Beijing towards a more assertive global role, analysts say. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China forges 'strategic' ties with Djibouti after opening base
Beijing (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Djibouti's visiting leader Omar Ismail Guelleh, whose African nation is hosting China's first overseas military base, agreed on Thursday to elevate their nations' diplomatic relations. ... more
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Australia calls for US engagement in region amid China rise
Sydney (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Australia warned on Thursday against American disengagement from Asia at a time of rising Chinese power as traditional US allies grow nervous about President Donald Trump's isolationist tilt. ... more
NUKEWARS
China slams 'wrong' US sanctions on N. Korea-tied traders
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
China on Wednesday rejected new United States sanctions targeting Chinese traders doing business with North Korea as "wrong", stressing that it has enforced UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear provocations. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea calls US terror listing a 'serious provocation'
Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
North Korea condemned its US terror listing as a "serious provocation" on Wednesday, warning that sanctions would never force it to abandon its nuclear weapons programme. ... more
CYBER WARS
Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Skype has apparently joined the lengthening list of internet tools on China's blacklist, disappearing from download stores with Apple saying Wednesday it was ordered by the government to remove certain apps. ... more


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NUKEWARS
New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
The United States on Tuesday unveiled new sanctions targeting North Korean shipping and Chinese traders doing business with Pyongyang, again raising the pressure on the pariah state to abandon its nuclear program. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Forbidden City and Vatican try 'art diplomacy'
Vatican City (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
China's Forbidden City and the Vatican Museums are set to swap 40 works of art as part of efforts to bolster diplomatic relations between the Communist country and the seat of the Catholic Church. ... more
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Air China suspends flights to North Korea
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Air China has suspended flights to North Korea, further limiting the secretive state's links with the outside world, in what the government said was a business decision with no political motives. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Septic tank at centre of huge China blast
Ningbo, China (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
A septic tank was the epicentre of a massive explosion that rocked one of China's largest port cities at the weekend, killing two people and injuring at least 19, authorities have said. ... more



Nation 'leads world' in remote sensing technology
Beijing (XNA) Nov 27, 2017
China is now the world leader in remote sensing technologies for scientific purposes and is able to provide an unprecedented amount of data to support research and development for the world, officials said on Tuesday. Remote sensing refers to aerial or satellite-based technologies to detect and measure objects on Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Sci ... more
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Europe embraces Black Friday sales with some reservations
Paris (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Billions of euros will change hands over Black Friday weekend sales across Europe, but despite increasingly accepting the US import, the promotions will be marked by strikes, protests and concerns about over-consumption. Here is how the sales, which stretch four days from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, are expected to fare in some of the continent's big spenders: - France - After sta ... more
Manila (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Philippines offers China chance to run third telecom service
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
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Australia calls for US engagement in region amid China rise
Sydney (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Australia warned on Thursday against American disengagement from Asia at a time of rising Chinese power as traditional US allies grow nervous about President Donald Trump's isolationist tilt. In a major Foreign Policy White Paper - the first to be issued by the Australian government in 13 years - Canberra outlined its approach to the "Indo-Pacific" region amid "changing power balances". ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
From Myanmar to Zimbabwe, China's global footprint grows
Beijing (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
China forges 'strategic' ties with Djibouti after opening base
Vatican City (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Forbidden City and Vatican try 'art diplomacy'
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge Corporation and AREVA NP signed three binding agreements that allow the companies to immediately advance development of Lightbridge's innovative metallic fuel technology and protect all associated intellectual property while they finalize their joint venture. Lightbridge is a U.S. nuclear fuel development company and AREVA NP is a leader in servicing and fueling today's reactor fleet ... more
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
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Geneva (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Swiss nuclear plant finds defective tubes from France's Areva
Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Skype has apparently joined the lengthening list of internet tools on China's blacklist, disappearing from download stores with Apple saying Wednesday it was ordered by the government to remove certain apps. Skype is no longer available for download from the Chinese Apple Store or popular Android sites, with Chinese web-users saying it had been gone for weeks. "We have been notified by t ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
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Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge Corporation and AREVA NP signed three binding agreements that allow the companies to immediately advance development of Lightbridge's innovative metallic fuel technology and protect all associated intellectual property while they finalize their joint venture. Lightbridge is a U.S. nuclear fuel development company and AREVA NP is a leader in servicing and fueling today's reactor fleet ... more
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Belarus nuclear power plant stirs fears in Lithuania
Geneva (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Swiss nuclear plant finds defective tubes from France's Areva
New wind farm in service off the British coast
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Wednesday its Dudgeon wind farm off the British coast is now feeding the grid from its 67 wind turbines. The Dudgeon wind farm is about 25 miles off the coast of Norfolk. Its turbines, with a combined capacity of 402 megawatts, can meet the energy demands of around 410,000 average households at its peak. The Norwegian company, one of the main energy ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 15, 2017
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Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Scientists from ITMO University suggested a new solar cell coating that combines features of an electrode and those of a light-trapping structure. The coating enabled researchers to cut down on reflected light and avoid solar cell overheating, thus increasing its overall efficiency by 20%. Moreover, the suggested method may be attractive for industrial applications due to its relatively lo ... more
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
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Toronto, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
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Dramatic footage shows N. Korea defector's border dash
Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Dramatic footage of a North Korean soldier's defection released Wednesday showed him racing across the border under fire from former comrades, and then being hauled to safety by South Korean troops. The footage also showed a North Korean guard briefly crossing the border in hot pursuit before retreating - an incident the US-led United Nations Command described as a serious breach of the 19 ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
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Marines roll out new anti-tank weapon system
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command announced Wednesday that they have begun rolling out new upgraded Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank, or LAV-AT, weapon systems to its fleet Marine force. The program office achieved its initial operational goals in September by completing field tests for four upgraded LAV-ATs with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, which is based out of Marin ... more
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Athens (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
The Greek government has come under fire over a planned arms sale to Saudi Arabia that fell through amid accusations of incompetence against the defence minister, a key ally of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Opposition lawmakers say the botched deal for surplus military stock cost Greece 66 million euros ($78 million), while ruling party officials have questioned the sale of munitions to Sau ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
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San Diego CA (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a faster collision detection algorithm that uses machine learning to help robots avoid moving objects and weave through complex, rapidly changing environments in real time. The algorithm, dubbed "Fastron," runs up to 8 times faster than existing collision detection algorithms. A team of engineers, led by Michael ... more
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Five years of advanced satellite images show that there is more artificial light at night across the globe, and that light at night is getting brighter. The rate of growth is approximately two percent each year in both the amount of areas lit and the radiance of the light. An international team of scientists on Wednesday reported the results of a landmark study of global light pollution an ... more
Omoa, Honduras (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
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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
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New Delhi (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
India said Thursday it was outraged at Pakistan's release of an Islamist leader accused of organising the 2008 deadly Mumbai attacks that nearly brought the nuclear-armed nations to the brink of war. A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed, who carries a $10 million US bounty, after Islamabad failed to back the charges of terrorism with evidence. ... more
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