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November 29, 2017
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. Researchers have embarked on a project to send satellites into space capable of taking pictures with the assistance of ghost imaging research. Ghost imaging is a process that could allow satellites to take pictures through semi-translucent or opaque objects like clouds. Physicists at the University of Baltimor ... read 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
NUKEWARS
China permits limited tours to S. Korea as relations warm
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
China is resuming limited tour group travel to South Korea, a sign of warming relations which were strained by Seoul's installation of a US missile defence system. ... 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
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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
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


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SUPERPOWERS
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
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
SINO DAILY
Shanghai schools fly the flag for China's next generation
Shanghai (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
They sing the Chinese national anthem with gusto, hundreds of little arms bent in salute and faces transfixed on the country's red flag as it is hoisted high above Wuning Road school in Shanghai. ... more
SINO DAILY
Chinese general kills himself after facing graft probe
Beijing (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
A Chinese general has killed himself in his Beijing home after becoming the latest top official ensnared by President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign, state media said Tuesday. ... 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
In Ireland, Brexit border risk awakens ghosts of the Troubles
Belfast (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
During the worst of the Troubles, this wedge of north Belfast was "Murder Mile", a neighbourhood which crystalized the Northern Ireland conflict pitting Catholic nationalists against Protestant loyalists. It is in the heart of the scarred district that Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney sits in a community centre, warning in measured terms that the fallout of Britain's leaving the EU is no ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Fresh US probe of Chinese aluminum imports ups ante with Beijing
Ottawa (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Canada PM Trudeau aims to boost trade on China trip
Paris (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
Europe embraces Black Friday sales with some reservations
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
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
US vows to help Europe repel Russian aggression
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
For Gabon's sickly uranium miners, a long quest for compensation
Mounana, Gabon (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
"We are all sick. It's our health, and we are being conned," Moise Massala says angrily. The 82-year-old is a retired geochemist who used to work in a uranium mine in Gabon owned by French nuclear giant Areva. He and hundreds of other former workers say they fell ill from their work to extract the uranium - a source of nuclear power and warheads, but toxic and potentially carcinogenic. ... more
Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Belarus nuclear power plant stirs fears in Lithuania
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
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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For Gabon's sickly uranium miners, a long quest for compensation
Mounana, Gabon (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
"We are all sick. It's our health, and we are being conned," Moise Massala says angrily. The 82-year-old is a retired geochemist who used to work in a uranium mine in Gabon owned by French nuclear giant Areva. He and hundreds of other former workers say they fell ill from their work to extract the uranium - a source of nuclear power and warheads, but toxic and potentially carcinogenic. ... more
Ostrovets, Belarus (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Belarus nuclear power plant stirs fears in Lithuania
Charlotte NC (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Lightbridge and AREVA NP Sign Agreements to Immediately Advance Fuel Development
London (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs
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
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
NREL develops switchable solar window
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Nov 22, 2017
Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst
UN Security Council faces calls for more N.Korea sanctions
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 29, 2017
The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting Wednesday to discuss North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and calls from the United States for more sanctions on Pyongyang. The United States, Japan and South Korea requested the meeting to address Pyongyang's launch of what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which Japan said probably fell within its exclus ... more
Paris (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Greenpeace sounds alarm on nuclear safety with new break-in
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
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Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
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Artificial muscles give 'superpower' to robots
Miami (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Inspired by the folding technique of origami, US researchers said Monday they have crafted cheap, artificial muscles for robots that give them the power to lift up to 1,000 times their own weight. The advance offers a leap forward in the field of soft robotics, which is fast replacing an older generation of robots that were jerky and rigid in their movements, researchers say. "It's like ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
Marines roll out new anti-tank weapon system
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Saab to supply South African forces with field kitchens
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Raytheon, Saab to develop improved shoulder-launched weapon systems
British PM May embarks on visit to Saudi Arabia, Jordan
London (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May left London late Tuesday for a three-day visit to the Middle East, where she will meet Saudi and Jordanian leaders in a bid to bolster regional ties. The British leader will hold talks on issues including Qatar and Yemen with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, before heading to Jordan for meetings with King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Hani Mulki. ... more
Athens (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Greek PM defends controversial Saudi arms sale
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
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
Chicago IL (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
Amputees can learn to control a robotic arm with their minds
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 28, 2017
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99 percent of ocean microplastics could be identified with dye
Warwick UK (SPX) Nov 29, 2017
The smallest microplastics in our oceans - which go largely undetected and are potentially harmful - could be more effectively identified using an innovative and inexpensive new method, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick. New research, led by Gabriel Erni-Cassola and Dr. Joseph A. Christie-Oleza from Warwick's School of Life Sciences, has established a pioneering way to ... more
Hanoi (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Vietnam jails activist for 7 years over toxic leak protests
Tabarja, Lebanon (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Clean-up dives, recycling: Lebanese respond to garbage crisis
Omoa, Honduras (AFP) Nov 24, 2017
'Trash islands' off Central America indicate ocean pollution problem
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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
Syria Kurds say US to 'adjust' weapons deliveries
Qamishli, Syria (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Washington will "adjust" its delivery of weapons to an anti-jihadist alliance in Syria dominated by Kurdish fighters, Kurdish officials said Monday, insisting that collaboration with the United States will "continue". The Pentagon, however, was vague about what an adjustment might mean, and the comments come after Turkey said it had received White House assurances that it would halt weapons ... more
Islamabad (AFP) Nov 26, 2017
Pakistan protests grow as military stays silent
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Nov 27, 2017
Kurds accuse Baghdad of refusing dialogue
Washington (AFP) Nov 28, 2017
Over 1,000 US troops to patrol with Afghans in 2018
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