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August 20, 2017
ICE WORLD
Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts



Indianapolis IN (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
A new study from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis validates that the central core of the East Antarctic ice sheet should remain stable even if the West Antarctic ice sheet melts. The study's findings are significant, given that some predict the West Antarctic ice sheet could melt quickly due to global warming. If the East Antarctic ice sheet, which is 10 times larger than the western ice sheet, melted completely, it would cause sea levels worldwide to rise almost 200 feet, a ... read more

SHAKE AND BLOW
Nearly 600 dead in S. Asia floods; SLeone toll reaches 441
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Vast new super cluster of galaxies named Saraswati
Pune, India (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
A team of astronomers from the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), both in Pune, India, and members of two ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ISRO Develops Ship-Based Antenna System to Track Satellite Launches
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully designed and developed a ship-borne transportable antenna terminal to fulfill the telemetry tracking and command requirements for all s ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials
Srinagar, India (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long stand-off between the two armies. ... more
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SPACEMART
India to Launch Exclusive Satellite for Afghanistan
New Delhi (Sputnik) Aug 14, 2017
India and Afghanistan expects to shortly sign a memorandum of understanding for launching of an exclusive satellite for Afghanistan by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Afghanista ... more
SINO DAILY
China rejects US criticism on religious freedom
Beijing (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
China on Wednesday denied violations of religious freedom after the United States accused Beijing of persecuting Christians, Muslims, Falun Gong members and Tibetan Buddhists in an annual report. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
At least 221 dead in India, Bangladesh, Nepal floods
Saptari, Nepal (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
At least 221 people have died and more than 1.5 million have been displaced by monsoon flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday, as rescuers scoured submerged villages for the missing. ... more
AFRICA NEWS
Dalai Lama cancels Botswana trip with 'exhaustion'
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
The Dalai Lama has cancelled a trip next week to Botswana because of "exhaustion" after Beijing expressed anger at the African country for allowing the visit. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Floods kill hundreds across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Iran and Africa
Kathmandu (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
At least 165 people have died and thousands have fled their homes as monsoon floods swept across Nepal, India and Bangladesh, officials said Monday, warning the toll could rise as the extent of the damage becomes clear. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Hunter fells elephant that killed 15 in India
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
India's top hunter told on Saturday how he felled a rogue elephant which had killed 15 people in a series of attacks since March. ... more


Bangladesh hopes to rekindle passion to save rare crocodiles

TRADE WARS
Nepal revives railways as China, India vye for influence
Janakpur, Nepal (AFP) Aug 13, 2017
Three years after its last train hit the buffers, landlocked Nepal is building a new railway network to boost its ailing economy - helped by the rivalry between its powerful neighbours, China and India. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
End of an era as typewriting tests phased out in India
Mumbai (AFP) Aug 10, 2017
The unmistakable chatter of typewriters outside courthouses and government offices will soon fall silent in India's financial capital Mumbai as stenography colleges on Friday hold their final manual exams. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Talks the only way to resolve India-China row: Dalai Lama
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday said India and China must resolve their tense border standoff through talks, as the festering row showed no signs of easing. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India's army steps up troop level on China border: report
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
India has increased the number of troops along its northeastern border with China, reports said Friday, amid a tense standoff between Delhi and Beijing over a strategically key Himalayan plateau. ... more



Lockheed Martin to hire 1,000 more workers for F-35 production in Fort Worth
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin is planning to hire 1,000 workers for F-35 Lightning II fighter production at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The company will hold a job fair on Aug. 29th seeking people skilled in electrical and structural assembly, aircraft mechanics and low-observable material coating. Low-observable or radar absorbent materials are a key part of the F-35s stealth design to avoid ene ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
India clears $650 mn Boeing army chopper deal: defence sources
Moscow (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Women to train as Russian air force pilots
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
L3 receives contract for Kuwaiti KC-130J work
Fiat joins BMW-led group to develop driverless cars
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday said it was joining a BMW-led group to develop fully self-driving vehicles, the latest tie-up in an industry racing to get ready for the cars of the future. German luxury carmaker BMW began working on the project with US computer chip giant Intel and the Israeli tech firm Mobileye last year. The group aims to have their first fully automa ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Uber's ousted CEO calls investor lawsuit unfounded
Manila (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Uber bows to Philippines suspension after show of defiance
Washington (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Uber settles complaint over data protection for riders, drivers
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study. Professor Hugh Byrd, a specialist in urban planning from the University of Lincoln, UK, conducted a ... more
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
Updated computer code improves prediction of particle motion in plasma experiments
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
A computer code used by physicists around the world to analyze and predict tokamak experiments can now approximate the behavior of highly energetic atomic nuclei, or ions, in fusion plasmas more accurately than ever. The new capability, developed by physicist Mario Podesta at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), outfits the code known as TRANSP with a ... more
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
A quick and easy way to shut down instabilities in fusion devices
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
A battery-inspired strategy for carbon fixation
Analysis highlights failings in US's advanced nuclear program
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Despite repeated promises over the past 18 years, the US Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) is unlikely to deliver on its mission to develop and demonstrate an advanced nuclear reactor by the mid-21st century. That is the conclusion of a new study from the University of California, San Diego and Carnegie Mellon University, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, which used data ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
Clashes at anti-nuclear demo in France
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
RWE optimistic for 2017, boosted by nuclear tax refund
New York, NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
The Roadmap for Increased Safety and Viability of Nuclear Power Plants
Cosmic magnifying lens reveals inner jets of black holes
Pasadena CA (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
Astronomers using Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) have found evidence for a bizarre lensing system in space, in which a large assemblage of stars is magnifying a much more distant galaxy containing a jet-spewing supermassive black hole. The discovery provides the best view yet of blobs of hot gas that shoot out from supermassive black holes. "We have known about the existen ... more
Honolulu HI (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
International team of researchers redefines cosmic velocity web
Columbus OH (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
Ohio Supercomputer Center helps researchers map invisible universe
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Superconductivity research reveals potential new state of matter
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
US launches formal trade investigation into China
Washington (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China's intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week. "On Monday, President Trump instructed me to look into Chinese laws, policies, and practices which may be harming American intellectual property rights, innovation, or technology dev ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Warning from history: Could Japan-style crash hit China
Beijing (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
China's debt on a 'dangerous trajectory': IMF
Beijing (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
China warns of retaliation as Trump launches trade probe
Trump at Camp David on Friday for Afghanistan talks
Washington (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
US President Donald Trump will meet Friday with his national security team at Camp David, as he mulls whether or not to send more American troops to war-ravaged Afghanistan. The administration is split over what stance to adopt on the longest-running war in US history. Possible plans include sending thousands more troops into the nearly 16-year conflict, or taking the opposite tack and p ... more
Hagerstown, United States (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Trump mulls new US strategy in Afghanistan
Washington (AFP) Aug 14, 2017
Mattis backs US Afghan commander; Two US soldiers killed in Iraq
Baghdad (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
US urges Iraq Kurds to postpone independence vote
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
The amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. During the 20th century, the total area of land affected by drought increased, and longer recovery times became more common, according to new research published by Nature by a group of scientists including Carnegie's Anna Michalak and Yuanyuan Fang. Scientists predict tha ... more
Paris (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Study gives first proof that the Earth has a natural thermostat
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Asian Development Bank finds new climate finance stream
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Heat map showcases extreme temperatures in Southern Europe
Trump praises N. Korean leader's 'wise' decision to halt Guam missile test
New York (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korea's leader for backing off on plans to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam. "Kim Jong-Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" Trump wrote on Twitter. Trump stunned the world last week by warning North Korea it faced "fire a ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again
United Nations, United States (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
UN chief offers help in N.Korea diplomacy efforts
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract for Trident II nuclear missile
Chinese crime writer arrested for murders 22 years ago
Beijing (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Life may be stranger than fiction for an award-winning Chinese crime writer who has been arrested in connection with a quadruple-homicide that took place more than two decades ago. For 22 years, police in eastern Zhejiang province tried to crack the cold case of how a family ended up dead in the guesthouse they ran. They filled stacks upon stacks of notepads with possible suspects and le ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Hong Kong activists fear more jailings; As Beijing defends crackdown
London (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Outcry as UK publisher censors content for China
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
Street joints and empires in noodle-crazed Hong Kong
Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441
Freetown (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday. "Four hundred and forty-one corpses (were) buried as at yesterday," the deputy minister of information and communication, Cornelius Deveaux, told AFP, adding that the number of missing was "still being calculated." A tally of deaths, issued on Friday b ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Dalai Lama cancels Botswana trip with 'exhaustion'
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
UN says Nigeria relations 'intact' after unauthorised raid
Kano, Nigeria (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Nigerian forces in 'unauthorised search' of UN camp
University of Florida, US Army develop model for lighter armor
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
"While various ceramic materials possess high hardness, they fail easily when pulled apart. That is, when subjected to tensile forces. The amount of tension that these materials can withstand before failure, is a small fraction of the compression they can withstand. As a result, high velocity impact of bullets and fragments causes extensive cracking and fragmentation of the material, reducing it ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Lockheed wins Special Operations logistics contract
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
SAIC to support Marine Combat Operations Center in $39M task order
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USS John C. Stennis departs for sea trials early after overhaul
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
The USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier is underway for sea trials sooner than expected following a 6-month overhaul and upgrade at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. The ship has departed three days ahead of schedule despite the Stennis having a much larger overhaul then is normal for a carrier refit. "Overall, the work package was 140 percent above the normal amoun ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
TALONS tested on commissioned US Navy vessel for first time
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Navy to commission expeditionary sea base Lewis B. Puller
Washington (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
Commander dismissed after US Navy ship crashed off Japan
System tests prepare Orion for deep space exploration
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
Hurtling beyond the Moon at a speedy 25,000 mph for a three-week mission requires a space processor capable of operating with guaranteed reliability, in a high radiation environment tens of thousands of miles in deep space, at 480,000,000 instructions per second to execute thousands of commands and sequences for controlling the hundreds of spacecraft systems and components to ensure crew safety ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 21, 2017
An era of continuous space communications of with TDRS
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NASA launches latest TDRS communications satellite
Washington (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
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