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November 28, 2017
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 links and propulsion while orbiting up to 4500 km apart. The cereal box-sized GomX-4B has been passed as ready to travel along with its twin from manufacturer GomSpace in Denmark in early December to begin launch preparations in China. "GomX-4B is scheduled to be launched on a Chinese Long March ro ... read 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
SUPERPOWERS
Chinese premier offers billions more to EEurope
Budapest (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made clear Monday that China would keep pouring billions of euros into central and eastern Europe despite EU concerns, as he attended a regional summit in Hungary. ... more
SPACEWAR
China could track B-2 stealth bombers from space within 10 Years
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 28, 2017
The Chinese government is working to deploy spy satellites within 10 years that could track stealthy targets like US B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, the South China Morning Post reported Sunday. Researc ... more
DRAGON SPACE
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, officia ... more
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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
CYBER WARS
US charges three Chinese for hacking Moody's, Siemens
Washington (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
The US Justice Department charged three Chinese computer security experts Monday with hacking and stealing materials from Moody's Analytics, Siemens, and Trimble, a GPS technology firm. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Taiwanese activist jailed in China for five years for 'subversion'
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
A Chinese court sentenced Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh to five years in prison on Tuesday on charges of attempting to subvert state power, further souring cross-strait ties. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Chinese court jails Taiwanese activist for five years for 'subversion'
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
A Chinese court sentenced Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh to five years in prison on Tuesday on charges of attempting to subvert state power, further souring cross-strait ties. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
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


Australia calls for US engagement in region amid China rise

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
THE STANS
Malaysia arrests Uighur escapee from Thailand
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Malaysian authorities have arrested a Uighur Muslim man from China who was part of a group who made a dramatic escape from an immigration detention centre in Thailand, police said Thursday. ... more
ICE WORLD
Added Arctic data shows global warming didn't pause
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Gaps in Arctic temperature data caused a misperception that global warming slowed from 1998 to 2012, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change. A University of Alaska Fairb ... 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
Beijing (XNA) Nov 19, 2017
China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040
Beijing (Sputnik) Nov 16, 2017
China plans first sea based launch by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Canada PM Trudeau aims to boost trade on China trip
Ottawa (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to China next week to bolster trade ties as North American continental trade talks fizzle. During the December 3-7 official visit, Trudeau "will promote a progressive trade agenda and tourism initiatives," said his office. He will meet with government and business leaders as part of Canada's concerted push to diversify its trade, most of ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Europe embraces Black Friday sales with some reservations
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
Budapest (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Chinese premier offers billions more to EEurope
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
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
US charges three Chinese for hacking Moody's, Siemens
Washington (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
The US Justice Department charged three Chinese computer security experts Monday with hacking and stealing materials from Moody's Analytics, Siemens, and Trimble, a GPS technology firm. The three were associated with Guangdong-based Guangzhou Boyu Information Technology Company, known as Boyusec, which some Western security analysts allege has links to the Chinese Ministry of State Security ... more
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Quantum computers help create hack-proof forms of data encryption
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist
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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
End tax credits for wind energy, Tennessee Republican says
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
New York sets high bar for wind energy
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
Burkina Faso launches Sahel region's largest solar power plant
Zagtouli, Burkina Faso (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
West Africa's biggest solar power plant goes onstream on Wednesday as Burkina Faso, one of the world's poorest countries, inaugurates a novel scheme to boost renewables and cut energy dependence on its neighbours. The 55-hectare (135-acre) plant at Zagtouli on the outskirts of the capital Ouagadougou will be able to churn out 33 megawatts - enough to power tens of thousands of homes. Pr ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
Improving solar cells by watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst
Saint Petersburg, Russia (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
Glass microparticles enhance solar cells efficiency
Flurry of activity hints at North Korea missile test
Seoul (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Signs of unusual activity have been detected in North Korea, the South's unification minister said Tuesday, following reports that Pyongyang may be preparing for a ballistic missile test. The North has stoked international alarm over its banned nuclear missile programme, but it has not staged a missile test since September 15, raising hopes that ramped-up sanctions are having an impact. ... more
Seoul (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
US send F-22 jets to SKorea in show of force; China bridge close temporarily
Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
N. Korea calls US terror listing a 'serious provocation'
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
China slams 'wrong' US sanctions on N. Korea-tied traders
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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
Miami (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Artificial muscles give 'superpower' to robots
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Saab to supply South African forces with field kitchens
(UPI) Nov 9, 2017
Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems
Greek PM defends controversial Saudi arms sale
Athens (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday defended a controversial arms sale to Saudi Arabia which Amnesty International said should be scrapped over Riyadh's involvement in fighting in Yemen. Tsipras said there was nothing improper in the deal, which opposition parties said was poorly handled and whose fate is currently unclear. The PM, whose Syriza party has a strong pacifist backg ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 16, 2017
Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump's signature
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement
Manila (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Philippines' Duterte receives Russian assault rifles
Facebook trains artificial intelligence to spot suicidal signs
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Facebook on Monday said stepping up the use of artificial intelligence to identify members of the leading social network who may be thinking of suicide. Software will look for clues in posts or even in videos being streamed at Facebook Live, then fire off reports to human reviewers and speed up alerts to responders trained to help, according to the social network. "This approach uses pat ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
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San Diego CA (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
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Waterloo, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
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Global light pollution increasing at a rate of two percent per year
Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
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
Hanoi (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Vietnam jails activist for 7 years over toxic leak protests
Omoa, Honduras (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
'Trash islands' off Central America indicate ocean pollution problem
Tabarja, Lebanon (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Clean-up dives, recycling: Lebanese respond to garbage crisis
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Chinese court jails Taiwanese activist for five years for 'subversion'
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
A Chinese court sentenced Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh to five years in prison on Tuesday on charges of attempting to subvert state power, further souring cross-strait ties. Lee, wearing glasses and a green sweater, sat nervously as the three-judge panel read the sentence at the Yueyang intermediate people's court in central Hunan province, according to a video posted on the tr ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Taiwanese activist jailed in China for five years for 'subversion'
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
China warns US not to allow Taiwan stopover
Taipei (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Taiwan leader hopes for 'breakthrough' with China
India outraged at release of Mumbai attack suspect
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
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
US military opens new, but risky front in Afghan air war
Qamishli, Syria (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Syria Kurds say US to 'adjust' weapons deliveries
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Malaysia arrests Uighur escapee from Thailand
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