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May 28, 2017
WEATHER REPORT
Sri Lanka steps up monsoon relief as toll hits 113



Colombo (AFP) May 27, 2017
Sri Lanka stepped up its military-led relief operations Saturday as nearly half a million people were displaced after a monsoon deluge killed at least 113 people. Rainfall on Friday triggered the worst flooding and landslides in 14 years in the southern and western parts of the island and although the rain eased on Saturday, low-lying areas remained under water, the authorities said. Government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said a total of 113 people were confirmed dead while over 100 remained mis ... read more

SHAKE AND BLOW
Study explains severity of 9.2 magnitude Sumatra earthquake
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
New research suggests ancient Himalayan sediments account for the severity of the 2004 earthquake in Sumatra. ... more
WEATHER REPORT
'Panic' in Bangladesh factories as workers collapse in heatwave
Dhaka (AFP) May 25, 2017
Panic broke out in more than a dozen factories in Bangladesh's capital as hundreds of garment workers fell ill in a heatwave, forcing the plants to close, police said Thursday. ... more
VSAT NEWS
Hughes JUPITER System Selected for National 'Digital India' Initiative
Germantown MD (SPX) May 22, 2017
IPSTAR International, a premier Asia- Pacific telecommunications company and wholly owned subsidiary of satellite operator THAICOM Public Company Limited , has chosen the JUPITER System from Hughes ... more
MILPLEX
Israel signs $630-mln defence deal with India
Jerusalem (AFP) May 21, 2017
Israel announced Sunday it had reached a deal worth $630 million to provide India's navy with missile defence systems, following a record weapons sale between the two countries last month. ... more
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MISSILE NEWS
IAI supplying missile systems to India
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries is providing LRSAM air and missile defense systems to government-owned Bharat Electronics Limited of India. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ISRO to Launch GSLV Mark III, Its Heaviest Rocket Soon
New Delhi (Sputnik) May 17, 2017
Following the successful launch of the South Asia Satellite, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is now focused on the launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
India gets bonds to help tackle climate change
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
More than $40 million in bonds are available to help India, one of the world's leading economies, address challenges from climate change, a bank said. ... more
TRADE WARS
India's IT industry body slams mass layoff reports
Mumbai (AFP) May 18, 2017
Indian software trade body Nasscom on Thursday dismissed widespread media reports of mass layoffs in the country's hugely important information technology industry but warned that the sector must reinvent itself. ... more
MICROSAT BLITZ
Indian Student Builds World's Smallest Satellite For NASA
New Delhi (Sputnik) May 18, 2017
Rifath Shaarook, an 18-year-old student from the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, has built a satellite which weighs only 64 grams and will be launched by NASA next month. Shaarook won the co ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India on Wednesday said it will develop 10 domestically-built heavy water reactors to increase its nuclear power capacity, as it looks to ramp up clean energy generation. ... more


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CARBON WORLDS
Looking at light to explore superconductivity in boron-diamond films
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
More than a decade ago, researchers discovered that when they added boron to the carbon structure of diamond, the combination was superconductive. Since then, growing interest has been generated in ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Rising temperatures threaten stability of Tibetan alpine grasslands
Atlanta GA (SPX) May 15, 2017
A warming climate could affect the stability of alpine grasslands in Asia's Tibetan Plateau, threatening the ability of farmers and herders to maintain the animals that are key to their existence, a ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
'Excess' car pollution killed 38,000 in 2015: study
Paris (AFP) May 15, 2017
"Excess" diesel truck and car emissions claimed about 38,000 lives worldwide in 2015, said a study Monday that sought to quantify deaths due to pollution that carmakers sought to hide. ... more
MILTECH
India seeks CBRN protective equipment
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
The sale of CBRN equipment to India under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program has been approved by the State Department. ... more



Lockheed Martin receives F-35 cost-reduction contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corp. has received a $137.8 million contract modification for cost-reduction programs for the initial low-rate production of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, the Department of Defense announced on May 19. The work will primarily be performed in Waco, Texas, El Segundo, Calif. and Warton, England, with other work being completed across the United St ... more
Shanghai (AFP) May 22, 2017
China, Russia launch long-haul challenge to Boeing, Airbus
Hong Kong (AFP) May 22, 2017
Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
Boeing considering further Super Hornet upgrades
China scrambles to tame bike chaos
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
A booming rental bike business has flooded China's streets with packs of cyclists, but their habit of going the wrong way and abandoning their rides anywhere is causing havoc. The authorities, scrambling to catch up, are considering new regulations to curb the chaos - from capping the number of bikes to even barring people they consider too big or too small for bicycles. Unlike the doc ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) May 23, 2017
Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in sting
San Diego CA (SPX) May 26, 2017
Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) May 24, 2017
China's Geely boosts expansion with Proton, Lotus stakes
China further opens energy sector to private investment
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China said it will further open up its oil and gas sector to private investment as it seeks to overhaul an industry still dominated by a handful of state-run firms. The plan comes as China, the world's biggest energy guzzler, attempts to ramp up domestic oil and gas production to boost its supply of the vital resources. The country is heavily reliant on energy imports as domestic produ ... more
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
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Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Myanmar recovery linked to development of electrical grid
Advancing next-generation Stable, safe, smart, sustainable batteries
Beijing, China (SPX) May 22, 2017
Next-generation rechargeable batteries are promising candidates for state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries owing to their high energy density and preferred cost efficiency. For instance, Lithium-sulfur batteries, which are featured by their theoretically 10 times higher capacity and 5 times higher energy density, are reviving in both the academic and the industry. Shu Lei Chou and colleagues fro ... more
Dresden, Germany (SPX) May 26, 2017
New approach to revolutionize the production of molecular hydrogen
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 26, 2017
Stretching the limits of elastic conductors
Kobe, Japan (SPX) May 22, 2017
Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient
Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
Geneva (AFP) May 21, 2017
The Swiss voted Sunday in favour of a massive overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. A full 58.2 percent of Swiss voters supported the shift, according to a final tally after Sunday's referendum, with only four of the country's 26 cantons voting "no". The move has been in the making since shortly a ... more
Homestead, United States (AFP) May 28, 2017
Why nuclear could become the next 'fossil' fuel
Paris, France (SPX) May 22, 2017
Hungary: AREVA NP awarded contract for safety IC modernization at Paks Nuclear Power Plant
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
MPIA: Fast-Growing Galaxies Could Solve Cosmic Riddle
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) May 26, 2017
Astronomers have discovered a new kind of galaxy in the early universe, less than a billion years after the Big Bang. These galaxies are forming stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way. The discovery could explain an earlier finding: a population of surprisingly massive galaxies at a time 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, which would require such hyper-productive ... more
Charlottesville VA (SPX) May 24, 2017
VLA reveals new object near supermassive black hole in famous galaxy
Baltimore MD (SPX) May 28, 2017
Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Model predicts presence of naked singularity in 4D space
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Chinese tech firm LeEco reverses course in US, cuts 325 jobs
San Francisco (AFP) May 24, 2017
Cash-strapped Chinese tech firm LeEco on Wednesday confirmed that it is throttling back plans to invade the US market, cutting 325 jobs months after announcing a major expansion. The layoffs were reported represent about 70 percent of the company's US staff. "The challenges with raising new capital have made it difficult in the past few months to support all of our business priorities," ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
Germany calls for better EU market access to China
Taormina, Italy (AFP) May 26, 2017
Trump joins new-look G7 amid trade, climate discord
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
Moody's cuts China's rating on debt fears
Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan
Quetta, Pakistan (AFP) May 24, 2017
Two Chinese working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China's state media said, an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investments in the country. The abductions happened around midday in Quetta, the capital of the southwestern province of Balochistan, which is at the heart of the $50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 25, 2017
China condemns couple's kidnapping in Pakistan
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) May 23, 2017
Taliban attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
Mattis seeks allied input ahead of Afghanistan proposal
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Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures
Seattle WA (SPX) May 26, 2017
A new University of Washington study shows that the textbook understanding of global chemical weathering - in which rocks are dissolved, washed down rivers and eventually end up on the ocean floor to begin the process again - does not depend on Earth's temperature in the way that geologists had believed. The study, published May 22 in the open-access journal Nature Communications, looks at ... more
Sapporo, Japan (SPX) May 25, 2017
The forces that affect species' movements in a changing climate
Berlin (AFP) May 23, 2017
Merkel vows to convince climate change 'doubters'
New York NY (SPX) May 25, 2017
Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 years
Trump: North Korea 'will be solved'; As Kim touts key role
Taormina, Italy (AFP) May 26, 2017
US President Donald Trump promised Friday that North Korea "will be solved", as G7 powers opened a summit that will confront a series of missile tests by the nuclear-armed nation. Trump's tough talk came in a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, which along with South Korea is most immediately threatened by North Korean belligerence. But the isolated regime has also threatene ... more
Washington (UPI) May 26, 2017
Military leaders make case for $13.9B nuclear weapons budget
Sydney (AFP) May 26, 2017
US fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific: Australia
Washington (AFP) May 24, 2017
Trump calls N. Korea's Kim Jong-Un 'madman with nuclear weapons'
China gasps at airy speech by grad student in US
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
A young Chinese woman has drawn criticism on social media after unfavourably comparing her homeland's air and politics to those in the US during her graduation speech at an American university. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping said that coming to the United States had been a breath of "fresh air" after growing up in China. "The air was so sweet and fresh and utterly l ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 26, 2017
Former top Chinese cop executed for murder
Hong Kong (AFP) May 26, 2017
Hong Kong independence duo plead not guilty over parliament chaos
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
Jailed Chinese lawyer force-fed medication, wife says
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
Nigeria seizes illegal arms shipment
Lagos (AFP) May 24, 2017
Nigeria said on Wednesday it had intercepted an illegal cache of arms at the port in Lagos, five months after a similar seizure in the city, a spokesman told AFP. "Following intelligence reports, our operatives on Monday inspected a 40-foot container at the Tin Can port in Apapa, Lagos, and found 440 pieces of assorted pump action rifles and other accessories of the guns," said Joseph Attah ... more
Bouake, Ivory Coast (AFP) May 23, 2017
Four killed in I.Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police
Taormina, Italy (AFP) May 27, 2017
Africa, so close yet so far from G7 summit
Bouake, Ivory Coast (AFP) May 22, 2017
Angry Ivory Coast ex-rebels block access to cities
Boeing awarded $1B contract for Redesigned Kill Vehicle
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Boeing has been awarded a $1 billion modification to a previously awarded contract for development of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle, or RKV. The contract includes payload design, ground testing and integration of the RKV with the ground-based interceptor and ground-based midcourse defense systems. The program also covers flight testing and the delivery of four production RKVs for i ... more
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
Orbital ATK supplying Army with .50-caliber ammunition
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Oshkosh secures Marine Corps P-19R contract
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
First Piranhas delivered to Danish military
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Lockheed awarded contract for Trident II D5 navigation subsystem
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Missile Systems has received a $79.9 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense for technical and program management support services for the Trident II D5 Shipboard System Integration, or SSI, with the program focusing on the missile system's navigation subsystem. The contract covers navigation hardware, software design, installation and services fo ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
General Dynamics to support Columbia-class submarine development
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
General Atomics receives Ford-class carrier contract
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2017
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DARPA Picks Design for Next-Generation Spaceplane
Washington DC (SPX) May 24, 2017
DARPA has selected The Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for the Agency's Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft that would bolster national security by providing short-notice, low-cost access to space. The program aims to achieve a capability well out of reach today-launches to low Earth o ... more
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