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November 24, 2017
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
EU's top diplomat 'encouraged' by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi



Yangon (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
The EU's foreign policy chief on Monday hailed "extremely encouraging" talks with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis, welcoming steps towards the repatriation of Muslims driven into Bangladesh. Federica Mogherini joined a stream of diplomats to meet Suu Kyi in recent days as efforts intensify to resolve a crisis that has pushed 620,000 members of the Muslim minority into Bangladesh. China has made a "three-phrase" proposal to resolve the crisis - involving a ceasefire, re ... read more

CAR TECH
India opens first-ever EV charging station
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
In announcing a first, a state-owned oil company in India said charging stations for electric vehicles can address some fundamental pollution issues. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
China to help resolve Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh
Dhaka (AFP) Nov 18, 2017
China has offered to help defuse the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh said Saturday, following meetings with Beijing's top diplomat that Dhaka hopes will apply pressure on Myanmar take back hundreds of thousands of refugees. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
'My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
Tens of thousands of runners Sunday choked through smog for the Delhi half marathon, ignoring dire health warnings from doctors who fought for the controversial race in the heavily polluted capital to be postponed. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Delhi half-marathon to go ahead despite smog, court rules
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
The Delhi half marathon is to go ahead on Sunday despite dire health warnings from doctors after a court in the heavily polluted city refused to order a delay. ... more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE
'Don't panic' says Indian minister as smog crisis deepens
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
India's environment minister has said the country's filthy air is no cause for alarm, claiming only "routine precautions" were needed to cope with what doctors have called a public health emergency. ... 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
ENERGY TECH
Study helps make microgrids a more reliable power source
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Today, more than 1.3 billion people are living without regular access to power, including more than 300 million in India and 600 million in sub-Saharan Africa. In these and other developing countrie ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Parents angry as Delhi schools reopen despite smog
New Delhi (AFP) Nov 13, 2017
Angry parents accused Delhi authorities on Monday of "playing with children's health" as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
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. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
China's sulfur dioxide emissions fell sharply while India's grew rapidly
College Park MD (SPX) Nov 14, 2017
Sulfur dioxide is an air pollutant that causes acid rain, haze and many health-related problems. It is produced predominantly when coal is burned to generate electricity. Although China and In ... more


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SOLAR DAILY
Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA
Paris (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Solar energy is to lead the race to new power generation over the coming decades, thanks in large part to China and India, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. ... more
WATER WORLD
New islands could solve Bangladesh land crisis: experts
Dhaka (AFP) Nov 14, 2017
Dozens of new islands have emerged from the waters around Bangladesh over the last decade, providing a possible solution to the existential threat that rising sea levels pose to the low-lying coastal nation. ... more
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
INTERNET SPACE
Thailand to require fingerprints, face scans for SIM cards
Bangkok (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Face-scans or fingerprints will be needed to buy SIM cards in Thailand from next month as the kingdom tries to crack down on electronic fraud and encourage mobile banking. ... more



Massive search expands for US sailors after Philippine Sea air crash
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Eight warships joined a US aircraft carrier and scores of helicopters and planes Thursday to search for three American sailors who went missing after their plane crashed in the Philippine Sea. The families of the missing sailors were notified after a C-2A "Greyhound" aircraft with 11 people on board went down Wednesday afternoon around 930 kilometres (500 nautical miles) southeast of Okinawa ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 20, 2017
Norway receives first SAR helicopter from Leonardo
Beijing (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Jumbo sale: two 747 jets auctioned on Chinese online platform
Washington (UPI) Nov 17, 2017
Boeing to upgrade B-52 bombers for U.S. Air Force
Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars
London (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure. As more and more countries announce a phasing-out of pure petrol and diesel cars, early versions of tomorrow's models are already on the streets: hybrid cars, fully electric motors and vehicl ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Hydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality
Paris (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils, for automakers
New York (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Free wheelin' in New York: the Big Apple bike boom
Improving sensor accuracy to prevent electrical grid overload
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 08, 2017
Electrical physicists from Czech Technical University have provided additional evidence that new current sensors introduce errors when assessing current through iron conductors. It's crucial to correct this flaw in the new sensors so that operators of the electrical grid can correctly respond to threats to the system. The researchers show how a difference in a conductor's magnetic permeabi ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
IEA: An electrified world would cost $31B per year to achieve
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
A new way to store thermal energy
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel - such as wood, brush or dung - that is collected with significant time and effort. Now, a new chemical composite developed by researchers at MIT could provide an alternative. It could be used to store heat from th ... more
Julich, Germany (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Renaissance of the iron-air battery
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Reusing waste energy with 2-D electron gas
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
Study helps make microgrids a more reliable power source
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
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 19, 2017
Embattled Toshiba to boost capital by $5.3 bn share issuance
Geneva (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Swiss nuclear plant finds defective tubes from France's Areva
Taking a Spin on Plasma Space Tornadoes with NASA Observations
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
Interplanetary space is hardly tranquil. High-energy charged particles from the Sun, as well as from beyond our solar system, constantly whizz by. These can damage satellites and endanger astronaut health - though, luckily for life on Earth, the planet is blanketed by a protective magnetic bubble created by its magnetic field. This bubble, called the magnetosphere, deflects most of the harmful h ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
NIST's next-generation atomic clocks may support official timekeeping
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 21, 2017
What is the computational power of the universe?
Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
A new window into electron behavior
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Got a spare $71m? How about a single Hong Kong apartment?
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Home may be where the heart is, but in Hong Kong it comes at a record price - more than $71 million for a single apartment. A well-heeled buyer snapped up two adjacent mountain-top pads - each more than 4,000 square feet (370 square metres) - for an eye-watering combined price of US$149.1 million. The smaller of the two properties closed at $71.7 million, making it Asia's most expensi ... more
Manila (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Philippines offers China chance to run third telecom service
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Studies suggests link between testosterone, stock market instability
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (AFP) Nov 17, 2017
China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan
US military opens new, but risky front in Afghan air war
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
As the US military opens a new front in its air war in Afghanistan, targeting the Taliban's poppy-processing factories and dropping thousands more bombs, experts are warning of the risk of alienating the local population. The quickening tempo comes after President Donald Trump in August approved broad new powers for General John Nicholson, who commands US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. ... more
Bangkok (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Thais hunt 20 ethnic Uighurs after detention centre breakout
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Malaysia arrests Uighur escapee from Thailand
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Iraq fires new salvo in political row with Kurds
Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops - and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent. Nearly all of Portugal has suffered extreme drought conditions during the last six months, which has not happened since 2005. A majority of Spain has also received considerably less ... more
Madrid (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Washington (UPI) Nov 21, 2017
Climate change encouraged 19th century migration to America
Dallas TX (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
Study settles prehistoric climate puzzle
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North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry
Seoul (Sputnik) Nov 20, 2017
The South Korean foreign intelligence service has reported that North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program has hit a snag, as the communist country has run into difficulty developing reliable atmospheric re-entry technology that would allow their missile to return from Earth's orbit. The report came from the National Intelligence Service (NIS), who met behind closed do ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Chinese envoy ends N.Korea trip
Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Dramatic footage shows N. Korea defector's border dash
Washington (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
New US sanctions on North Korea ships, Chinese traders
Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'
Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
When Xiaoxiong and her lesbian lover wanted to hide their relationship from their parents, they decided to find men willing to marry them. They had a specific type in mind: Gay. Searching out suitors for such a marriage of convenience proved difficult, so she created an online matchmaking forum to help others like her conform with family and societal pressures in China, where same-sex marria ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Three dead, six wounded in rare shooting in China
Beijing (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers jailed for two years
Shenyang, China (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Secrets and wives: Gay Chinese hide behind 'sham marriage'
Zimbabwe crisis: What we know
Harare (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Zimbabwe is locked in one of its worst political crises since independence with strongman Robert Mugabe refusing to resign despite a military takeover, mass street protests and possible impeachment. Here is a snapshot of the ongoing turmoil: - Vice president sacked - November 6: Mugabe fires Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to resolve a succession dispute. His removal appears ... more
Goma, Dr Congo (AFP) Nov 20, 2017
Six dead, including two soldiers, in DRCongo attack
Beijing (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Chinese firm probes if children work in African mines
Washington (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
US strike in Somalia kills more than 100 Shabaab fighters
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
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
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
MBDA Inc. to produce parts for Small Diameter Bomb
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Argentina says abnormal noise heard after sub's last contact as hopes fade
Mar Del Plata, Argentina (AFP) Nov 23, 2017
Argentina's navy said Wednesday it was investigating an unusual noise detected in the South Atlantic hours after it last communicated with a missing submarine, but refused to confirm whether it indicated an explosion. The development came as the clock was ticking down on hopes of finding alive the 44 crew members now missing for a week despite a massive search of surface and seabed, amid fea ... more
Mar Del Plata, Argentina (AFP) Nov 22, 2017
Worries over oxygen supply on missing Argentina submarine
Mar Del Plata, Argentina (AFP) Nov 21, 2017
Noises detected in Argentine sub search disappoint
Washington (UPI) Nov 22, 2017
BAE contracted for fitting-out, post-shakedown efforts for Portland, Murtha LPDs
Can a magnetic sail slow down an interstellar probe
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Nov 20, 2017
With a miniaturised space probe capable of being accelerated to a quarter of the speed of light, we could reach Alpha Centauri, our nearest star, in 20 to 50 years. However, without a mechanism to slow it down, the space probe could only collect data from the star and its planets as it zoomed past. A theoretical physicist at Goethe University Frankfurt has now examined whether interstellar ... more
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Nov 17, 2017
SSL Selected to Conduct Power and Propulsion Study for NASA's Deep Space Gateway Concept
New York NY (SPX) Nov 16, 2017
MDA Selects AdaCore's GNAT Pro Assurance Development Platform for ISS Software
Tallahassee FL (SPX) Nov 23, 2017
New motion sensors major step towards cheaper wearable technology
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