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July 31, 2015
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Playing 'tag' with pollution lets scientists see who's 'it'
Richland WA (SPX) Jul 30, 2015
Using a climate model that can tag sources of soot from different global regions and can track where it lands on the Tibetan Plateau, researchers have determined which areas around the plateau contribute the most soot - and where. The model can also suggest the most effective way to reduce soot on the plateau, easing the amount of warming the region undergoes. The work, which appeared in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics in June, shows that soot pollution on and above the Himalayan-Tibetan Platea ... read more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

At least 26 dead in flash floods in western India
Flash floods triggered by torrential monsoon rain have killed at least 26 people in a west Indian state in the past 48 hours, authorities said Wednesday. ... more
CAR TECH

GM to invest $5 bn on new Chevrolet for emerging markets
General Motors said Tuesday it would invest $5 billion to introduce a new family of smaller cars under the Chevrolet line targeting emerging markets and co-developed by Chinese partner SAIC Motor. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Scripps researchers map out trajectory of April 2015 earthquake in Nepal
Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have accurately mapped out the movement of the devastating 7.8-magnitude Nepal earthquake that killed over 9,000 and injured over ... more
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LAUNCH PAD

India Earned Over $100Mln Launching Foreign Satellites
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is promoting its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), a launch system initially developed to allow India to achieve its domestic space goals. To ... more


FLORA AND FAUNA

Bangladesh discovers only 100 tigers in famed Sundarbans
Bangladesh has only about 100 tigers living in the world's largest mangrove forest, far fewer of the endangered animals than previously thought, following a recent survey, a top forestry official said Monday. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Key facts about Nepal's quake and the risk of sequels
Three months after a massive earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people and destroying nearly 600,000 homes, aftershocks continue to jolt the Himalayan nation. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Monsoon troubles Nepal quake survivors three months on
As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal's earthquake, three months after the disaster upended his life. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Canada to Buy Israeli Iron Dome Technology

Political Tensions Have No Impact on Space Cooperation- Roscosmos

ISRO is hoping its 'BIG' offering would gain popularity in the market

Russia develops national high-end navigation system

No sci-fi joke: 'killer robots' strike fear into tech leaders

NASA could help keep large unmanned aircraft clear of commercial planes

China holds anti-terror drill at Xinjiang airport

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Construction of 2nd phase of India's Kudankulam NPP to start in 2015
A general framework agreement on the construction of the second phase, which includes a third and fourth power unit for the nuclear power plant, was signed by Russia and India in 2014. "The Go ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Satellites peer into rock 50 miles beneath Tibetan Plateau
Gravity data captured by satellite has allowed researchers to take a closer look at the geology deep beneath the Tibetan Plateau. The analysis, published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, of ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

India tests locally developed high thrust cryogenic rocket for 800 seconds
India's first indigenously designed and developed High Thrust cryogenic rocket engine generating a nominal thrust of 19 tonnes was successfully endurance hot tested for a duration of 800 seconds on ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW

Rains, landslides kill 9 in Pakistani Kashmir: officials
At least nine people have been killed during five days of torrential rain and landslides in Pakistan-administrated Kashmir, emergency officials said Thursday. ... more
TRADE WARS

Maldives to allow foreigners to own land
Lawmakers in the Maldives have voted to allow foreign ownership of land for the first time, triggering concern over a possible landgrab by China in the strategic Indian Ocean region. ... more
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Intracellular microlasers could label a trillion individual cells

Consumers don't view GMO labels as negative 'warnings'

LED sole-source lighting effective in bedding plant seedling production

Chill-tolerant hybrid sugarcane also grows at lower temperatures

Washington, DC sinking fast, adding to threat of sea-level rise

Rogue wave theory to save ships

Researchers provide new details about sea stars' immunity

WOOD PILE

Controlled burns increase invasive grass in hardwood forests
Controlled burning is widely used to maintain biodiversity and enhance regeneration of important deciduous tree species such as oak and hickory, but a recent University of Illinois study found that ... more
OIL AND GAS

Iran working to renew gas pipeline interest
A project once dubbed the Peace Pipeline could see new life with Chinese and Indian investors working in a post-sanctions Iran, a Pakistani official said. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Nepal quake forces 'living goddess' to break decades of seclusion
When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April, Nepal's longest-serving "living goddess" was forced to do the unthinkable - walk the streets for the first time in her life, she told AFP in a rare interview. ... more
FIRE STORM

Controlled burns encourage invasive grass
Controlled burns are used to prevent larger, uncontrollable wildfires, and as a strategy for promoting biodiversity and regenerative growth in deciduous forests. But new research suggests the practice also encourages an aggressive species of invasive grass. ... more
TRADE WARS

New $100 bn BRICS bank opens in China to challenge US-led lenders
A new $100 billion international bank dedicated to the emerging BRICS countries opened in China's commercial hub Shanghai on Tuesday, officials said, as an alternative to other multilateral lenders. ... more
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OUTER PLANETS

10 year journey to Pluto achieves historic encounter
After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface - roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai ... more
SINO DAILY

China held tourists after 'watching Genghis Khan video'
Tourists who were held in China after being accused of looking at "terrorist" materials were detained after they viewed a documentary on Genghis Khan, a spokesman for two members of the group said. ... more
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ASU researchers demonstrate the world's first white lasers

Meet the high-performance single-molecule diode

Yarn from slaughterhouse waste

Metal organic frameworks show unexpected flexibility

Boxfish shell inspires new materials for body armor and flexible electronics

Northern Eurasia carbon sink remains largely unknown

US envoy says 'patience has run out' over South Sudan

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Oceans slowed global temperature rise

UAV NEWS

Pakistan says it has shot down an Indian spy drone

LAUNCH PAD

30 launches planned in next three fiscals: ISRO chief

AEROSPACE

Boeing to collaborate with TASL in aerospace and defense

UAV NEWS

Pakistan summons Indian envoy after 'spy drone' shot down

SUPERPOWERS

China says foreigners held over 'terrorist' materials

SINO DAILY

China cremates revered Tibetan monk againt family wishes: groups

POLITICAL ECONOMY

ADB trims China, developing Asia growth forecasts

MILPLEX

India clears $4.74 billion defence purchase

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Nepal unveils subsidy-heavy $8.19 bn post-quake budget

China holds 9 foreigners over 'propaganda video': charity

Researcher devises method to untangle, analyze 'controlled chaos'

China Focus: Sino-UK remote sensing satellite constellation launched

India Launches EO Constellation for UK-China Project

Tibetan monk dies in Chinese prison

Sri Lanka bans phones in safari park to save leopards

China restricts passports for Tibetans: rights groups

NASA Finds Oceans Slowed Global Temperature Rise

India's Modi accepts invite for first Pakistan visit

India to launch its heaviest commercial mission to date

For Sri Lanka's displaced Tamils, homecoming is bittersweet

10 lions, hundreds of dead animals in India floods: report

China restricts passports for Tibetans: rights group

Putin hosts BRICS summit amid standoff with West

Nepal quake: Flat owners baulk at return to high-life

Scientists study ways to integrate biofuels and food crops on farms

Nuclear Friendship: Kazakhstan to deliver 5K tons of uranium to India

Kazakhstan to supply India with 5,000 tonnes of uranium

Sri Lanka probes WFP over tsunami SUV gifts

When a selfie is not enough: India abuzz over 'velfie' craze

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