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May 30, 2016
EARTH OBSERVATION
Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief
Paris (ESA) May 27, 2016
Cyclone Roanu has claimed over 100 lives in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and has left tens of thousands in need of aid. Officials are looking to the sky for information on flooded areas to analyse the cyclone's aftermath and support emergency response activities. On Monday, the Sentinel-1A satellite captured about 80% of the country of Bangladesh during a single pass. The images were quickly delivered to the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) to create flood maps, revealing over 170 000 he ... read more

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FARM NEWS

Critical factors that determine drought vulnerability of wheat, maize
Researchers led by Lixin Wang, assistant professor of earth sciences in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, have identified critical information about the env ... more
SINO DAILY

Dalai Lama warns of growing divide among Tibetans
The Dalai Lama warned Friday of a growing divide among exiled Tibetans, saying that morals are "degenerating" in the community, as the leader of its government-in-exile was sworn in at a ceremony in India. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Nepal unveils $9 billion budget focused on quake reconstruction
Nepal's government Saturday unveiled the first budget drawn up since the country introduced a new constitution last September, with a focus on funding reconstruction and reviving the battered economy. ... more
24/7 News Coverage


WEATHER REPORT

Sri Lanka says 100 missing in landslides are dead
Around 100 people still missing following landslides in Sri Lanka last week are believed dead, authorities said Saturday after failing to find signs of life under tonnes of mud. ... more


MILTECH

SNC gets contract modification for Thor II counter-IED device
A counter-measure system to defeat radio-controlled improvised explosive devices will continue to be supplied to the U.S. Military by Sierra Nevada Corporation. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Sri Lanka appeals for up to $2 billion in foreign flood aid
Sri Lanka appealed on Wednesday for foreign aid to recover from massive floods that caused an estimated $2 billion worth of damage and claimed more than 100 lives. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species
Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to the results of a new study. The estimate, based on universal scaling laws applied to ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Upgrade to SM-3 missile engines validated

HawkEye 360 selects DSI to build Pathfinder satellites

Airbus concedes some A400M problems are 'home-made'

Senate committee passes FY2017 defense bill

Uganda angered at claim of halt to N.Korea military ties

Satcoms is changing lives in South African rural schools

DRS Technologies, Roboteam partner for Army program

INTERNET SPACE

Blow for Apple as India sticks to retail rules: report
Apple faces a roadblock in its quest to open stores in India after the finance minister decided it must comply with tough local sourcing rules, a report said Wednesday, days after a visit by chief executive Tim Cook. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Thousands homeless in cyclone-hit Bangladesh
Thousands of Bangladeshis were left homeless on Sunday after Cyclone Roanu battered the impoverished southern coastal region, ripping apart flimsy houses and killing at least 24 people. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Sri Lanka rain death toll hits 101 as waters recede
Floods subsided across Sri Lanka Tuesday revealing the full extent of damage from last week's deluge that also triggered landslides, officials said, as the death toll crossed 100. ... more
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The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Nuclear foes renew push to shut plant near Manhattan
Environmentalists urged US nuclear regulators Tuesday to shut down a nuclear plant near New York after inspections showed an unusually high number of degraded bolts in a reactor. ... more
SHUTTLE NEWS

India's mini space shuttle blasts off
India successfully launched its first mini space shuttle on Monday as New Delhi's famously frugal space agency joined the global race to make rockets as reusable as airplanes. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Spring snow a no-go

Ecosystems with many and similar species can handle tougher environmental disturbances

Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief

'Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat' video

Spring comes sooner to urban heat islands, with potential consequences for wildlife

Critical factors that determine drought vulnerability of wheat, maize

Lava-loving tourists flock to active Nicaragua volcano

SUPERPOWERS

India's Modi in Iran on trip to boost trade
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Iran on Sunday on a visit aimed at boosting trade after the lifting of international sanctions under Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. ... more
SHUTTLE NEWS

India's mini space shuttle blasts off
India successfully launched its first model space shuttle on Monday, a top official said, as New Delhi joined the race to develop a reusable rocket to make space travel easier and cheaper. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Flood-hit Sri Lankans face uncertain future
Sri Lankans camped out in shelters in the capital face an uncertain future after massive flooding from torrential rain struck the island, forcing them to flee their inundated homes. ... more
WATER WORLD

South Africa detains 3 Chinese fishing vessels, 100 crew
South African authorities have detained three Chinese vessels and 100 crew members for allegedly illegal fishing in Indian Ocean waters off Port Elizabeth, officials said Monday. ... more
WEATHER REPORT

India sets new heat record as temperatures soar
Temperatures have soared to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius in one Indian city, meteorologists said Friday, with the ferocious heat setting a new national record. ... more

SHAKE AND BLOW

Flood-hit Sri Lanka pulls more bodies from landslides
Sri Lankan soldiers pulled more bodies from landslides and distributed food and water Sunday to hundreds of thousands forced into shelters after major floods hit the island. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE

India launches probe as insect excrement turns Taj green
Its gleaming white marble walls have for years been yellowed by India's air pollution and now the Taj Mahal faces a fresh threat - from green insect excrement. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Optics breakthrough to revamp night vision

Nuclear power stations to join French strike

Areva, TVO talks over nuclear dispute called off: TVO

Luxury brands struggle to attract Internet generation

Small offshore oil spills put seabirds at risk

Nigerian militant group marks Children's Day

Maersk adds new rig to its fleet




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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Pakistan seeks nuclear group membership to curb proliferation

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

SpeedCast to build ground station for X-band Satcom Services in Asia-Pacific

SHAKE AND BLOW

New study finds major earthquake

SHUTTLE NEWS

Indian Space Agency Sets Sights on Homemade Space Shuttle

FIRE STORM

Wildfires: More people, less fires

SHAKE AND BLOW

Sri Lanka president flies to flood-hit area, toll hits 37

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Five die cleaning well in parched Indian village

INTERN DAILY

China, India face huge mental health burden: study

SHAKE AND BLOW

Sri Lanka flood toll hits 11, thousands more homeless

TIME AND SPACE

Small blue galaxy could shed new light on Big Bang, IU astronomers say

Lightning kills 59 people in three days in Bangladesh: official

Sri Lanka floods kill eight, leave thousands homeless

Oil prices fall on oversupply concerns

Nepal's quake recovery costs up by a quarter

Storms kill at least 33 in Bangladesh

Indian Navy bids farewell Sea Harrier jets

Top court orders disaster fund for drought-hit India

Achieving fish biomass targets

New insights into light color sensing and transfer of genetic traits

Novel functionalized nanomaterials for CO2 capture

Indiana University researchers find Earth may be home to 1 trillion species

Continental drift to thank for coral reef biodiversity

Operation of 'Indian GPS' will take some more time: ISRO

LONGBOW fire control radar for India's Apache helos

India forest fires flare close to famous Shimla railway

Armed guards at India dams as drought leaves farmers dry

India gets homegrown satellite navigation system

Indian-built Scorpene sub begins sea trials

Armed guards at India dams as drought leaves farmers dry

Diesel cab drivers protest ban in India's smog-choked capital


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