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July 21, 2017
WATER WORLD
MH370 search reveals hidden undersea world



Sydney (AFP) July 20, 2017
The painstaking search for missing flight MH370 has uncovered a previously unknown undersea world of volcanoes, deep valleys and soaring ridges, according to detailed maps released by Australia. Although no trace of the Malaysia Airlines plane was found during the search in the southern Indian Ocean - the most expensive ever of its kind - large volumes of data showing a detailed picture of the sea floor had to be collected to guide the probe. Scientists are hopeful the new maps will give their ... read more

SHAKE AND BLOW
Seven killed as India floods death toll rises to 83
Ahmedabad, India (AFP) July 18, 2017
The death toll from severe monsoon flooding across India rose to at least 83 with seven more fatalities confirmed in western Gujarat state in the last twenty-four hours, officials said on Tuesday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
India starts path to cut oil, gas exports
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
The government of India said it held its first advisory council meeting to lay out an ambitious road map to cut oil and gas imports by 10 percent. ... more
ROBO SPACE
India's Infosys eyes artificial intelligence profits
Bangalore, India (AFP) July 14, 2017
Indian IT giant Infosys said Friday that artificial intelligence was key to future profits as it bids to satisfy clients' demands for innovative new technologies. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Sucking up spilt oil
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Spilt crude oil has repeatedly polluted and even destroyed marine ecosystems. An effective measure would be to remove spilt oil slicks by absorption into a separable solid phase. As Indian scientist ... more
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CYBER WARS
Cyber and Space Defense Units to Enter Operation in India
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017
Two separate cyber and space agencies for defense will soon enter operation in India, Defense Secretary Sanjay Mitra revealed this week. The new agencies will protect defense-related websites from h ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
4 killed, 6 missing in India's Gujarat amid monsoon floods
Ahmedabad, India (AFP) July 16, 2017
Heavy monsoon flooding has killed four people in western India, officials said Sunday, with grave fears held for at least six others still missing following torrential downpours. ... more
WEATHER REPORT
Five killed, 10 missing in landslide in remote India
New Delhi (AFP) July 11, 2017
At least five people were killed and 10 missing Tuesday after a massive landslide buried homes in a remote village in northeast India, a disaster management official said. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India holds naval exercises with US, Japan
New Delhi (AFP) July 10, 2017
India began holding naval exercises with the United States and Japan off its south coast on Monday, seeking to forge closer military ties to counter growing Chinese influence in the region. ... more
GPS NEWS
India Plans to Roll Out National GPS Next Year
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation is set to offer GPS from its own navigation system for mobile users from next year, aiming to make it more accurate than foreign competitors' products. T ... more
FLOATING STEEL
U.S., Japan, India start Malabar 2017 joint naval exercises
Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
The United States, Japan and India have started a week-long series of joint naval exercises involving ships and aircraft from all three nations, the U.S. Navy announced Friday. ... more


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WATER WORLD
Rivers do not have same rights as humans: India's top court
New Delhi (AFP) July 7, 2017
India's sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers cannot be considered "living entities", the country's top court ruled Friday, suspending an earlier order that granted them the same legal rights as humans. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Indian troop withdrawal 'precondition' for peace: China
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
China warned Wednesday that the withdrawal of Indian troops from disputed territory was a precondition for peace as tensions rise in a border row between the two Asian powers that has drawn in tiny Bhutan. ... more
NUKEWARS
Modi, Netanyahu seek to deepen ties on first visit by an Indian PM
Jerusalem (AFP) July 5, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday on the first ever visit by an Indian premier to Israel as they sought to deepen ties beyond high-priced defence deals. ... more
TECH SPACE
Space Debris Mitigation Mission Successfully Launched on June 23rd, 2017
Fino Mornasco, Italy (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
D-Sat, the first nanosatellite with the ability to remove itself from orbit in a direct and controlled way through a dedicated device at the end of its mission, was successfully launched on Friday J ... more



Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney contracted by Air Force for power system support
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Honeywell International and Pratt and Whitney have received requirements contracts totaling $27 million for engineering and research and development on secondary power systems for multiple platforms of the U.S. Air Force. The twin contracts, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, will cover much of the U.S. Air Force's existing air fleet. The companies have been tasked ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
New York (AFP) July 13, 2017
Rising temperatures spell plane take-off woes: study
Hong Kong (AFP) July 13, 2017
Flying cars and no more pilots in flight revolution: Airbus
Daimler announces emissions recall of 3 mln diesel cars in Europe
Berlin (AFP) July 18, 2017
German luxury car maker Daimler, which is being investigated for alleged emissions cheating, announced Tuesday a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe. It said it had already launched a service action for other models and that, "in order to effectively improve the emissions of additional model series, Daimler has now decided to extend the service ... more
San Francisco (AFP) July 18, 2017
Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 13, 2017
Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars: report
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
Chinese bike-sharing startup aims at US with new model
Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google parent Alphabet is spinning off a little-known unit working on geothermal power called Dandelion, which will begin offering residential energy services. The announcement Thursday took the wraps off one of the secretive projects at the Alphabet unit X, known notably for its work on self-driving cars and internet balloons. Dandelion chief executive Kathy Hannun said her team had bee ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Study: Mini cellular antennae helps turn muscle into fat
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
No matter how much you diet and hit the gym, muscle cells turn to fat as the body ages. Toned bods inevitably become flabby. Blame it on the cilia. New research shows the tiny cellular antennae plays a key role in the muscle-to-fat transformation process. While the realization is unlikely to unlock the fountain of youth, it could help scientists develop new types of regenerative therapi ... more
Livermore CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Optimizing hydrogen-powered passenger ferries focus of Sandia Labs study
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Using the stairs just got easier with energy-recycling steps
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Giant charge reversal observed for the first time
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Zvezda contributor Dmitri Yurov outlines the Russian Navy's plans for the construction of Arctic patrol ships with icebreaking capability, and Russian scientists' exploration into the use of laser technology to ease navigation in previously impassable Arctic waters. In recent years, Russia has considerably expanded efforts to ensure sovereignty and security in the Arctic, building up new m ... more
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
France could close a third of nuclear reactors: minister
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
Mitsubishi, Assystem take stakes in France's nuclear reactors firm
Scientists reveal new connections between small particles and the vast universe
Hong Kong (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
Our observable universe is the largest object that physicists study: It spans a diameter of almost 100 billion light years. The density correlations in our universe, for example, correlations between numbers of galaxies at different parts of the universe, indicate that our vast universe has originated from a stage of cosmic inflation. On the other hand, elementary particles are the smalles ... more
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Water makes the proton shake
London, UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Spiral arms allow school children to weigh black holes
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
Quantum mechanical particles travel backwards, study confirms
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for an increase in imports and fewer restrictions for foreign investors as Beijing comes under pressure from the US and Europe to provide a more level playing field for companies in the country. Donald Trump has railed against China's massive trade surplus while the European Union and US companies have complained about a lack of access to the huge mark ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Canadian premiers note role of expanding trade with China
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
Target CEO unfazed by Amazon-Whole Foods deal
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
US seeks to smooth trade relations with China in talks
Afghan forces retake district in Helmand from Taliban: US
Washington (AFP) July 17, 2017
Afghan security forces supported by US air power have retaken the center of volatile Nawa district from the Taliban in southern Helmand province, US officials said Monday. Backed by strikes from F-16 fighters and AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, Afghan troops began the two-day operation Saturday near the city of Lashkar Gar, which is the capital of Helmand. Officials said the operation t ... more
Washington (AFP) July 14, 2017
Leader of Afghan IS branch killed in US raid: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) July 5, 2017
US soldier killed in Afghanistan's Helmand
New York (AFP) July 6, 2017
Egypt arrests dozens of Chinese Uighur students: HRW
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Dust deposits give new insights into the history of the Sahara
Bochum, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
The Sahara is the world's largest desert and dust source with significant impacts on trans-Atlantic terrestrial and large-scale marine ecosystems. Remote Saharan dust influences the earth's radiation budget and tropical North Atlantic ocean-atmosphere temperature variability that might even attenuate Hurricane activity. In a new research study an international team of geoscientists reconst ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) July 18, 2017
California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030
Manila (AFP) July 14, 2017
ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia
No response from North Korea as proposed talks loom: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) July 20, 2017
North Korea has not responded to South Korea's offer to hold military talks Friday, Seoul said, dimming prospects of any ease in tensions after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. "There has been no response yet," defence ministry spokesman Moon Sang-Gyun told journalists, adding that preparations were still underway in case the proposed meeting goes ahead. Seo ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 19, 2017
US locked in 'slow-going' talks with China on N.Korea sanctions
Tehran (AFP) July 19, 2017
Iran's president threatens response to new US sanctions
Tehran (AFP) July 18, 2017
Iran parliament vows to fight US 'adventurism'
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
The ashes of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were buried at sea on Saturday, depriving his supporters of a place to pay tribute to the pro-democracy dissident. Officials showed a video in which his wife, Liu Xia, and relatives lowered a white round urn into the water off the northeastern coastal city of Dalian, two days after the democracy advocate died of liver cancer aged 61 while i ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) July 14, 2017
Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China hits back at criticism over Nobel laureate's death
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China under pressure to free dissident's widow
Peace deal eludes Senegal's Casamance, 35 years on
Toubacouta, Senegal (AFP) July 20, 2017
In Senegal's southern Casamance region, new houses dot a landscape once dominated by abandoned ruins full of bullet holes, though the spectre of a 35-year conflict still haunts its villages. Separatist rebels of the Mouvement des Forces Democratiques de Casamance (MFDC) began fighting for independence more than three decades ago but have long ceased once frequent attacks on the Senegalese ar ... more
Nairobi (AFP) July 13, 2017
Rwandan forces killing suspects without trial: HRW
Addis Ababa (AFP) July 5, 2017
AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping
Bamako (AFP) July 6, 2017
3 killed in north Mali clashes as UN condemns violence
Nigeria starts receiving armored vehicles from Streit
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
The Streit Group has delivered 25 new 4x4 armored personnel carriers to the Nigerian armed forces, the first of 177 vehicles on order. Streit said late last month that the batch delivered was composed of its Spartan APCs and Typhoon 4×4 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles. The Spartan provides protection against both ballistic and blast threats with crew compartment protect ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Rheinmetall enhancing Puma IFV for German Army
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Orbital ATK shows ammo development for MK44 gun
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Navy test fires Tomahawk from new Virginia-class launch system
Washington (UPI) Jul 18, 2017
The Virginia-class submarine USS North Dakota fired two Tomahawk vertically-launched cruise missiles to test its Block III Payload Tubes ability to use the munition, Raytheon announced on Tuesday. The Block III Payload Tubes are designed to be simpler and more reliable than the original Virginia-classes 12 vertical launch missile tubes. "Today's Tomahawk is a far cry from its pre ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
NRL-developed Topcoat Applied on Entire Freeboard of Navy Ship
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2017
Huntington Ingalls awarded $148.7 million for Ford-class Enterprise construction
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
USNS Lewis B. Puller expeditionary sea base deploys for first time
In Gulf of Mexico, NASA Evaluates How Crew Will Exit Orion
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA's Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they'll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land. Using the waters off the coast of Galveston, Texas, a NASA and Department of Defense team tested Orion exit procedures in a variety of scenarios July 10-14. During the crew egress testi ... more
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Centennial CO (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
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