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June 27, 2017
EPIDEMICS
Sri Lanka blames garbage pile-up for record dengue toll



Colombo (AFP) June 26, 2017
Sri Lanka has suffered a record 200 deaths from dengue fever this year, the health minister said Monday, blaming a garbage disposal crisis in Colombo. Rotting garbage has been piling up in many parts of the capital since the country's main rubbish tip collapsed in April, crushing dozens of homes and killing 32 people. With nowhere to take the trash, municipal collection has drastically slowed and led to huge piles on the streets which authorities say are encouraging mosquito-breeding. "The s ... read more

FROTH AND BUBBLE
Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj
Firozabad, India (AFP) June 25, 2017
Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn't blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. He blames the Taj Mahal. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Bangladesh's heavy rainfall examined with NASA's IMERG
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
At least 156 people in Bangladesh were killed during the past week by landslides and floods caused by heavy rainfall. NASA calculated the amount of rain that has fallen using data from satellites. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Satellite image showcases centuries of desertification in India
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
A new image from the European Space Agency's Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite showcases the extreme aridity of India's Thar Desert. ... more
ABOUT US
World population to reach 9.8 bln in 2050, UN says
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 21, 2017
The world's current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India's numbers to surpass China's in just seven years, a UN report said Wednesday. ... more
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GPS NEWS
India to Make Native Navigation System Mandatory For All Aircraft
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2017
The Indian government will soon require all aircraft registered to fly in India to use Gagan, the country's own navigation system. The notification for this will be issued in the next few weeks and ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
India's 'Baahubali' GSLV MK III Lifts Less Luggage Than Lighter Rockets
Chennai (IANS) Jun 20, 2017
The "Baahubali" or "fat boy" of Indian rockets - GSLV Mk III - weighs several tonnes more than some of the other expendable rockets in the world but its carrying capacity is far less, say experts. ... more
WEATHER REPORT
Lightning kills 22 in Bangladesh
Dhaka (AFP) June 20, 2017
Lightning strikes have killed at least 22 people in Bangladesh in the last 48 hours, authorities said Tuesday, a week after monsoon rains triggered a series of deadly landslides in the country. ... more
WHITE OUT
Autumn Eurasian snow variability in response to atmospheric circulation
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
Eurasian snow can influence the Indian summer monsoon and the East Asian climate. Variability of autumn Eurasian snow is a contributing factor in wintertime Artic Oscillation variation - an importan ... more
AEROSPACE
Lockheed, Tata agree to move F-16 production line to India
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement with Tata Advanced Systems Limited to manufacture the F-16 fighter plane in India, the companies announced Monday. ... more
WEATHER REPORT
Fresh landslides hit Bangladesh, kill four in their homes
Dhaka (AFP) June 18, 2017
Fresh landslides killed four people and sent hundreds fleeing in Bangladesh on Sunday, police said, just days after the worst mudslides on record left more than 150 dead amid a heavy monsoon. ... more


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WEATHER REPORT
Bangladesh steps up search for landslide victims
Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 15, 2017
Emergency workers in Bangladesh on Thursday stepped up the search for victims of the country's worst ever landslides, with mounting claims that the disaster was made worse by unchecked development. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Russia's Gazprom taking interest in India
Washington (UPI) Jun 16, 2017
Russian energy company Gazprom suggested it may be looking to offer natural gas supplies in the expanding economy of India. ... more
TERROR WARS
IS India recruiter, Europe attacks planner named to US terror list
Washington (AFP) June 15, 2017
The Islamic State group's top India recruiter and a senior coordinator of its European attacks network were named Thursday on the US terrorist sanctions list. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
India's Kerosene-Based Semi-Cryogenic Engine to Be Flight Test Ready by 2021
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 14, 2017
After the successful launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III (GSLV Mk-III), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is now focusing on the semi-cryogenic engine, which use ... more



NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA's planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane. Senior exper ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Oman receives first Eurofighter Typhoon
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
MiG pushing for exports of the MiG-35 fighter
Washington (UPI) Jun 22, 2017
Britain readies base for arrival of F-35 jets next year
Electric vehicles inefficient way to reduce CO2 emissions: study
Montreal (AFP) June 22, 2017
Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is not cost effective, according to a Montreal Economic Institute study released Thursday. "It's just a waste," said Germain Belzile, one of the authors of the study, which examined electric vehicle subsidies offered by Canada's two biggest provinces Ontario and Quebec, which can ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 26, 2017
China's Futuristic Elevated Bus Scrapped, Accused of Being a Scam
New York (AFP) June 22, 2017
Tesla eyes manufacturing in China
San Francisco (AFP) June 21, 2017
Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under pressure
Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by 21 of the nation's leading energy experts, including David G. Victor and George R. Tynan from the ... more
(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
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen production
Upton NY (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Scientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery-described in a paper set to publish online in the journal Science on Thursday, June 22, 2017-could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen fuel but can be poisoned by CO. "This catalyst produces a purer form of ... more
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Jun 23, 2017
Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Rosatom Develops Radiation-Powered Electricity Source for Medicine, Outer Space
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
A 100-year-old physics problem has been solved at EPFL
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast, the country's National Audit Office said Friday. "The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's deal for Hinkley Point C has locked consumers into a risky and expensive project with uncertain strategic and economic bene ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Paris (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
AREVA obtains transport license for its new cask in France and Belgium
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
NWMO to Focus Field Studies on Fewer Communities
Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them. Able to operate in ordinary, room-temperature environments, yet exploiting some of the deepest principles of quantum physics, these optomechanical systems can act as inherently accurate thermometers, or conversely, as a type of optica ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Shining light on low-energy electrons
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
No Universe without Big Bang
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 15, 2017
Russian Spektr-RG mission to identify 3 billin black holes after 2018 launch
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Macron faces EU summit pushback on Chinese investments
Brussels (AFP) June 22, 2017
A push by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in Europe's key industries faced a setback on Thursday from EU partners who fear a rise of protectionism. European leaders will discuss the thorny topic of international trade on the second day of an EU summit on Friday, as Europe seeks to champion free trade against the protectionist polic ... more
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US aluminum makers point finger at China, call for tariffs
Brussels (AFP) June 23, 2017
Macron stumbles at EU summit over Chinese investments
The Hague (AFP) June 22, 2017
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security
Islamabad (AFP) June 25, 2017
Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, the president said Sunday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns. President Mamnoon Hussain told visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Islamabad that the protection of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan was the "top ... more
Washington (AFP) June 21, 2017
US watchdog decries pricey woodland uniforms for Afghan army
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) June 21, 2017
Airport in Kazakh capital renamed after president
Kabul (AFP) June 15, 2017
Four dead as suicide bombers hit Kabul Shiite mosque
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NASA-MIT Study Evaluates Efficiency of Oceans as Heat Sink, Atmospheric Gases Sponge
New York NY (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
The world's oceans are like brakes slowing down the full effects of greenhouse gas warming of the atmosphere. Over the last ten years, one-fourth of human-emissions of carbon dioxide as well as 90 percent of additional warming due to the greenhouse effect have been absorbed by the oceans. Acting like a massive sponge, the oceans pull from the atmosphere heat, carbon dioxide and other gases, such ... more
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
How the climate can rapidly change at tipping points
Paris (AFP) June 24, 2017
Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger
Warder, Ethiopia (AFP) June 22, 2017
Starvation looms as food runs out in drought-hit Ethiopia
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official
Seoul (AFP) June 23, 2017
North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official said, in an apparent provocation ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and the leader of South Korea. President Moon Jae-In heads to Washington next week to meet Trump for the first time since taking office in May, as tensions soar on the Korean peninsula over Kim Jo ... more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
Iran nuclear chief urges West to save historic deal
Seoul (AFP) June 24, 2017
Second N. Korean soldier defects to S. Korea in a month
Seoul (AFP) June 27, 2017
N.Korea likens Trump to Hitler
Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2017
When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China's president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future. The visit marks 20 years since Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain and comes at a time when many fear the semi-autonomous city's freedoms are being lost to an ever more assertive Beijing. Protests are expected duri ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 23, 2017
China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report
Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2017
China court slashes jail term for debt-collector killer
Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2017
Beijing shopkeepers protest evictions
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
Mali relaunches beleagured peace process
Bamako (AFP) June 24, 2017
Mali's government and armed groups which signed a 2015 peace deal have relaunched talks aimed at speeding up its implementation after several delays, they told AFP Saturday. The accord signed in 2015 aimed at curbing separatist uprisings in Mali's north after a 2012 rebellion was hijacked by jihadists, throwing the nation into chaos. But several of its key planks have yet to be fully imp ... more
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 20, 2017
Clashes erupt in C. Africa a day after peace deal
Bamako (AFP) June 20, 2017
Mali ex-rebels reject national charter on peace deal anniversary; Dozens killedw/l
Bangui, Central African Republic (AFP) June 19, 2017
C. Africa govt inks peace deal with rebel groups
First upgraded LAV-ATM anti-tank vehicles roll off line for Marines
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
The first two Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization A2s have completed their retrofitting with the Modified Target Acquisition System weapons turret. The upgrade was completed at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., by Raytheon technicians, the U.S. Marine Corps said on Friday. The MTAS replaces the Emerson 901 turret in use on the LAV si ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Lockheed debuts C-130J variant for special operations forces
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Army taps Raytheon for language translation software
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Elbit debuts loitering munition system
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Electric Boat receives $203 million Trident II missile tube contract
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Electric Boat has been awarded a $203 million modification to an existing contract to increase design support for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. The contract applies to the joint U.S. Navy-United Kingdom Common Missile Compartment program. The work will be undertaken at Groton, Conn., Newport News, Va., and several other sites, the Department of Defense announced Thursd ... more
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