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July 26, 2017
SHAKE AND BLOW
Eight more dead in India's worsening monsoon floods



Ahmedabad, India (AFP) July 25, 2017
Worsening floods killed another eight people in 24 hours in India's Gujarat state as rescue teams raced Tuesday to reach hundreds of people marooned in stricken towns and villages. With scores now dead in monsoon floods across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to fly over Gujarat later Tuesday to inspect the devastation, officials said. More than 36,000 people have been moved to safe areas and helicopters and boats were used to rescue the worst-hit. Torrential rain and the releas ... read more

TECTONICS
Strength of tectonic plates may explain shape of the Tibetan Plateau
Champaign IL (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Geoscientists have long puzzled over the mechanism that created the Tibetan Plateau, but a new study finds that the landform's history may be controlled primarily by the strength of the tectonic pla ... more
SINO DAILY
Botswana confirms Dalai Lama visit despite China anger
Gaborone, Botswana (AFP) July 25, 2017
Botswana on Tuesday confirmed it will allow the Dalai Lama to visit next month as "a foreign dignitary" in the face of China's fierce opposition to the Tibetan spiritual leader. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Cheap 3D printed prosthetics could be game changer for Nepal
Kathmandu (AFP) July 21, 2017
Ram's new hand was manufactured on a 3D printer in Nepal's capital for just $30, an innovation that could be a game changer for many in the impoverished Himalayan country. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
India's top court considers whether privacy is a right
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
India's Supreme Court began hearing submissions Wednesday to determine whether Indians have a constitutional right to privacy in a challenge to the government's massive biometric database, which critics argue violates that right. ... more
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SOLAR DAILY
India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panels
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
India has added solar panels to the roof of a train in a national first as it tries to reduce its massive carbon footprint and modernise its vast colonial-era rail network. ... more
ENERGY NEWS
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 pl ... 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
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
SINO DAILY
Tibetan student dies after setting himself alight in India
New Delhi (AFP) July 23, 2017
A Tibetan student who self-immolated in an act of protest against Chinese rule in the Himalayan region has died in an Indian hospital, a doctor said Sunday. ... more


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SUPERPOWERS
India says it has international backing in border dispute with China
New Delhi (AFP) July 20, 2017
India's stand in its border dispute with China is supported by other countries, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said Thursday as she praised tiny Bhutan for standing up to China in the row. ... more
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. ... 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
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



Lockheed Martin expects F-35 software development to finish by end of 2017
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
The F-35 Lightning II is nearing completion of its Systems Development and Demonstration phase as the airframe passes 100,000 hours in flight time, Lockheed Martin announced on Monday. The F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are expected to complete the SDD portion of the jet program by the end of the year, according to Lockheed's F-35 program general manager Jeff Babione. "This 100 ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 25, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives contract for work on Israeli F-35s
Hong Kong (AFP) July 13, 2017
Flying cars and no more pilots in flight revolution: Airbus
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
Cartel probe looms over German car industry
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 24, 2017
German carmakers faced a brewing scandal Monday as suspicions grew they colluded illegally for decades, further damaging the industry's image and exposing it to massive financial risks. News weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday that German carmakers Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Daimler secretly worked together from the 1990s on car development, construction and logistics - including how ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 21, 2017
Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehicles
New York (AFP) July 20, 2017
Volkswagen fined $154 mn more in US for dieselgate
Berlin (AFP) July 18, 2017
Daimler announces emissions recall of 3 mln diesel cars in Europe
Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
While most climate scientists, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, implicitly define "pre-industrial" to be in the late 1800's, a true non-industrially influenced baseline is probably further in the past, according to an international team of researchers who are concerned because it affects the available carbon budget for meeting the 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit ... more
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
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
UMD engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current battery
College Park MD (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Engineers at the University of Maryland have invented an entirely new kind of battery. It is bio-compatible because it produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy used by humans and other living things. In our bodies, flowing ions (sodium, potassium and other electrolytes) are the electrical signals that power the brain and control the rhythm of the heart, the movement of muscles ... more
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
First basic physics simulation of impact of neutrals on turbulence
Raleigh NC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
High-temperature superconductivity in B-doped Q-carbon
Jerusalem (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
First direct observation and measurement of ultra-fast moving vortices in superconductors
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday it is using an underwater robot in a renewed attempt to inspect damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown. A massive undersea earthquake on March 11, 2011 sent a huge wave barrelling into Japan's northeast coast, killing more than 18,500 people, and sending three reactors into meltdown at the plant in the worst such acc ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Helsinki (AFP) July 20, 2017
Finland's TVO claims partial win in Areva nuclear dispute
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
New evidence for the Majorana fermion, a particle that's its own antiparticle
Stanford CA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
In 1928, physicist Paul Dirac made the stunning prediction that every fundamental particle in the universe has an antiparticle - its identical twin but with opposite charge. When particle and antiparticle met they would be annihilated, releasing a poof of energy. Sure enough, a few years later the first antimatter particle - the electron's opposite, the positron - was discovered, and antimatter ... more
Freiburg, Germany (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
Evidence of the Higgs particle's decay in quarks
London, UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Spiral arms allow school children to weigh black holes
Stanford UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Stanford researchers discover biological hydraulic system in tuna fins
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
China cashing out as mobile payment soars
Beijing (AFP) July 23, 2017
Yang Qianqian holds out her smartphone to scan a barcode on the mobile of a vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables at a bustling outdoor market in Beijing. The dance student is part of an explosion in the use of mobile payment platforms in China as consumers increasingly take out phones instead of cash to pay for everything from a coffee to a language class or a gas bill. "Even though ... more
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
US says must have more 'fair, reciprocal' trade with China
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Canadian premiers note role of expanding trade with China
Mattis blasts Pentagon over pricey Afghan uniforms
Washington (AFP) July 24, 2017
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has issued a sharp rebuke after the Pentagon wasted millions of dollars buying the Afghan army a pricey uniform that may have made soldiers easier to spot. According to a memo released Monday, Mattis told Pentagon procurement officials that the decision to buy the overpriced woodland green camouflage uniforms "serves as an example of a complacent mode of think ... more
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) July 22, 2017
16 Afghan policemen killed in US strike
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (AFP) July 19, 2017
China gives Tajikistan $230 million for new parliament
Washington (AFP) July 17, 2017
Afghan forces retake district in Helmand from Taliban: US
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Sea temperature changes contributing to droughts
Exeter UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Fluctuations in sea surface temperature are a factor in causing persistent droughts in North America and around the Mediterranean, new research suggests. A team from the universities of Exeter, Montpellier and Wageningen analysed data from 1957-2002 and found sea surface temperatures in the North Pacific and North Atlantic became increasingly variable, and extremes lasted for longer. ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
New carbon-capturing membranes may reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet
Rome (AFP) July 25, 2017
Vatican switches off fountains as Italy battles drought
BAE awarded $45.2 million ICBM contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
BAE Systems has received a $45.2 million modification to an existing contract for development work on the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile replacement program, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. The modification provides for planning, management, integration and engineering services for GBSM development. Work will be conducted at Hill ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China defends repatriation of North Koreans
Washington (AFP) July 25, 2017
US detects signs of new NKorea missile test
Washington (AFP) July 25, 2017
US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel
Botswana confirms Dalai Lama visit despite China anger
Gaborone, Botswana (AFP) July 25, 2017
Botswana on Tuesday confirmed it will allow the Dalai Lama to visit next month as "a foreign dignitary" in the face of China's fierce opposition to the Tibetan spiritual leader. Beijing views the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist campaigning for Tibetan independence and consistently condemns foreign governments who welcome him. Botswana Foreign Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi told law ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 22, 2017
Chinese police guard late dissident's home, empty or not
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China anti-graft watchdog probes Politburo member
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
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
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance has received a $49.1 million modification to an existing contract for Bradley Fighting Vehicle modification kits and installation. The modification, announced by the Department of Defense on Friday, is for the acquisition and modification work of 276 Bradley Engineering Change Proposal 1 kits and two sets of spare parts. This will be used to upgrade Bradley Fighting Vehi ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Nigeria starts receiving armored vehicles from Streit
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Rheinmetall enhancing Puma IFV for German Army
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
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Ensuing the US Navy prevails in a contest for maritime supremacy
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
The U.S. Navy has enjoyed uncontested global maritime supremacy for the past 25 years, said Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo, held Jul. 20-21 in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, the CNO said, those days are over. American naval forces now face a new era of competition from rising and resurgent naval powers-citing rece ... more
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