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April 17, 2017
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Tibet sediments reveal climate patterns from late Miocene, 6 million years ago



Rochester NY (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
The Tibetan Plateau in China experiences the strongest monsoon system on Earth, with powerful winds - and accompanying intense rains in the summer months - caused by a complex system of global air circulation patterns and differences in surface temperatures between land and oceans. These extreme weather patterns make this area an ideal location for climate scientists to study the delicate interconnected web of the global climate system. Carmala Garzione, a professor of earth and environmenta ... read more

SOLAR DAILY
IEA: India needs diverse investments in renewables
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
India, which accounts for about 6 percent of total world energy demand, is making strides with renewables, but needs more investments, the IEA said. ... more
MILTECH
U.S. orders cannon bodies from Triumph Group
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Gun bodies for BAE Systems' M777 Howitzer are to be manufactured by Pennsylvania-based Triumph Precision Components under a $15 million contract. ... more
THE STANS
Pakistan to execute Indian 'spy': military
Islamabad (AFP) April 10, 2017
Pakistan will execute an Indian who allegedly confessed to spying for Indian intelligence, the powerful military said Monday in a move that quickly raised tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. ... more
PILLAGING PIRATES
Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates
New Delhi (AFP) April 9, 2017
The navies of India and China carried out a joint operation Sunday to rescue a merchant ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian defence ministry said. ... more
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Leading electronic fest Ultra expands to China, India
New York (AFP) April 10, 2017
Leading electronic music festival Ultra announced an expansion Monday to China and India, sensing a bright future for the booming genre in the world's two most populous countries. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Nepal's rhinos on road to recovery with cross-country move
Chitwan, Nepal (AFP) April 10, 2017
All hell broke loose as the one-horned rhino stepped out of the crate, the powerful male charging elephant-mounted mahouts relocating him to a new home in Nepal's far west in the hope of shoring up the vulnerable species. ... more
MILPLEX
India inks weapons deal worth nearly $2 bn with Israel
New Delhi (AFP) April 7, 2017
India will buy nearly $2 billion worth of weapons technology from Israel in what's being described as the "largest defence contract" ever signed by the military exporting giant. ... more
WHITE OUT
Avalanches kill three Indian soldiers in Kashmir
Srinagar, India (AFP) April 7, 2017
Three soldiers have died after avalanches struck a high-altitude army post in Indian-administered Kashmir, an officer said Friday, after heavy snowfall in the disputed Himalayan region. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
IAI, Indian navy sign $1.6B contract for air defense systems
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries was awarded contracts to deliver an air and missile defense system to the government of India. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Dalai Lama accuses China of fooling its people
Tawang Town, India (AFP) April 8, 2017
The Dalai Lama on Saturday accused China of spreading false information about his trip to a monastery near India's border that drew protests from Beijing which claims the Himalayan area as its territory. ... more


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TRADE WARS
Developing Asia to fuel global growth but risks ahead: ADB
Hong Kong (AFP) April 6, 2017
Developing Asian countries will drive the world economy in the next two years, the Asian Development Bank said Thursday, but it warned of uncertainties from the United States and Europe. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China protests to India over Dalai Lama visit
Beijing (AFP) April 6, 2017
China said on Thursday that it has lodged an official protest with India over the visit of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to contested territory along the two countries' border. ... more
TECTONICS
When did India collide with Asia to form the Himalayan mountains
Beijing, China (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
The collision between the Indian subcontinent and the Asian landmass resulted in the formation of the Himalayan Mountains and the rise of the Tibetan Plateau, with consequent major climatic and envi ... more
GPS NEWS
China's BeiDou system to expand cooperation to SE Asia
Beijing (XNA) Apr 04, 2017
China's home-grown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) will expand its cooperation to Thailand and Sri Lanka, and then to the entire Southeast Asia, in a bid to go global, the system's operator ... more

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Aviation poised for 'third revolution': Airbus boss
Amsterdam (AFP) April 12, 2017
The aerospace industry is on the brink of a "third revolution" and Airbus boss Tom Enders is determined his giant company will play a leading role in its future. "I do genuinely believe that we are at a point where those technological changes and breakthroughs in electric propulsion, autonomous flight, artificial intelligence, machine learning, new materials, all come together, plus the data ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.S. F-35s to make first operational deployment in Europe
Amsterdam (AFP) April 12, 2017
Airbus talks with military plane clients 'constructive': Enders
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin gets $372 million contract mod for F-35 work
GM to ramp up self-driving effort in Silicon Valley
New York (AFP) April 14, 2017
General Motors is boosting its autonomous driving efforts, investing $14 million and adding 1,100 jobs in a new research center in San Francisco. The largest US automaker made the announcement Thursday, amid a race in the industry on autonomous vehicle research. While GM is already testing autonomous vehicles through its Cruise Automation unit in California, Arizona and Michigan, the new ... more
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Uber says growth strong as it gives a peek at earnings
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Tesla's Musk announces plans for semi-truck launch
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars
U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The only U.S. sector where emissions of carbon dioxide increased last year was in the transportation sector, an Energy Department division reported. A daily brief from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported CO2 emissions from the transportation sector increased 1.9 percent from 2015 levels. Emissions directly from motor gasoline increased 1.8 percent and the overall sector ... more
Washington (AFP) April 3, 2017
World Bank urges more investment for developing global electricity
New York (AFP) April 3, 2017
US states begin legal action on Trump energy delay
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
Program to be axed saves energy in LA buildings
Controlling electron spin for efficient water splitting
Rehovot, Israel (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Water is made of oxygen and hydrogen, and splitting water molecules to produce hydrogen for fuel is a promising path for alternative energy. One of the main obstacles to making hydrogen production a reality is that current methods of water splitting result in hydrogen peroxide also being formed: This affects both the efficiency of the reaction and the stability of the production process. I ... more
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Scientists further understanding of a process that causes heat loss in fusion devices
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
How some battery materials expand without cracking
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Art of paper-cutting inspires self-charging paper device
AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP signed a contract with Southern Nuclear to provide outage services at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station* units 1 and 2 between 2017 and 2021. Over the course of six outages, AREVA NP will provide refueling, steam generator and specialty non-destructive examination services, inspection and reactor coolant pump services that support the Farley plant in providing carbon-free ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
AREVA and KAZATOMPROM sign a strategic agreement
Johannesburg (AFP) April 9, 2017
S.Africa to re-think nuclear deal after junk status : ANC
Paris (AFP) April 9, 2017
France enshrines decision to close oldest nuclear plant
The inner lives of molecules
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Quantum mechanics rules. It dictates how particles and forces interact, and thus how atoms and molecules work - for example, what happens when a molecule goes from a higher-energy state to a lower-energy one. But beyond the simplest molecules, the details become very complex. "Quantum mechanics describes how all this stuff works," said Paul Hockett of the National Research Council of Canad ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Potential new applications stem from controlling particles' spin configurations
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Proton-nuclei smashups yield clues about 'quark gluon plasma'
Rochester NY (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
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China producer prices jump 7.6% in March: govt
Beijing (AFP) April 12, 2017
Prices for goods at the factory gate in China jumped in March, the government said Wednesday, in a positive sign of strengthening demand for the world's second-largest economy. The producer price index (PPI) rose 7.6 percent year-on-year in March, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, slightly beating economists' expectations of a 7.5 percent increase in a Bloomberg News survey. ... more
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom (AFP) April 10, 2017
First 'Silk Road' train from Britain leaves for China
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
US: China, Germany must do more to cut trade surpluses
Santiago (AFP) April 10, 2017
Chile, China start talks to expand trade deal
Top US official visits Afghanistan after huge bomb attack
Kabul (AFP) April 16, 2017
US National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster arrived in Kabul on Sunday days after the American military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State group hideouts in eastern Afghanistan, killing nearly a hundred militants. On his first visit to the country as President Donald Trump's envoy, McMaster said on Twitter he was set to hold "very important talks on mutual cooperat ... more
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) April 14, 2017
Huge US bomb kills dozens of IS militants in Afghanistan
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) April 15, 2017
IS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan
Beijing (AFP) April 11, 2017
Chinese official demoted for not smoking in front of Muslims
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Chincoteague Island, VA (SPX) Oct 31, 2016
This week, astronauts are unloading more than 5,000 pounds of cargo and crew supplies from the Cygnus spacecraft to support dozens of science and research investigations. However, this shipment has special significance. This shipment arrived via an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Rocket launches to the International Space ... more
Miami (AFP) Oct 23, 2016
Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 21, 2016
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Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) Oct 19, 2016
Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS
Drought, conflict and famine in Africa
Nairobi (AFP) April 11, 2017
Drought and conflict have pushed the Horn of Africa, Nigeria and Yemen to the brink of famine, and a lack of aid funding means many could starve to death, the UN said Tuesday. More than 20 million people are at risk of famine in Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria, a tragedy already affecting 100,000 people in war-torn South Sudan. Worldwide, Africa has been hardest hit by famine in recent decade ... more
Rochester NY (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Tibet sediments reveal climate patterns from late Miocene, 6 million years ago
Beijing, China (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Performance of the RegCM4 regional climate model over China
Bejing, China (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
How ENSO and Atlantic ADO impact East Asian winter monsoon
Russia to upgrade Iskander-M missile
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Russia's state-owned Rostec corporation announced plans to upgrade the country's Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems on Tuesday. Speaking with the TASS news agency, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov said his company aims to deliver an improved tactical missile to the Kremlin by 2020. "In accordance with the adopted strategy of the cluster Armaments within ten years we are goin ... more
Tehran (AFP) April 14, 2017
Iran's Rouhani registers to run for re-election
Pyongyang (AFP) April 13, 2017
Kim centre stage as tensions mount
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
No easy way for US to back military threats to Pyongyang
Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 kilometre journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades. Female panda Wu Wen (Beautiful Powerful Cloud) and her male companion Xing Ya (Elegant Star) touched down at Schiphol at around 1730 GMT after leaving Chengdu in central China more than 10 hours earlier. ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 10, 2017
Beijing hutongs: village life in the city
Beijing (AFP) April 11, 2017
Hong Kong's Carrie Lam officially accepts role as chief executive
Hong Kong (AFP) April 12, 2017
Hong Kong lawmaker charged for upending Chinese flag
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'A few dozen' US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) April 15, 2017
The United States is deploying "a few dozen" troops to Somalia to assist the national army and conduct unspecified security operations, a US military spokeswoman said Saturday. The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, a light infantry unit trained for air assaults, will mainly train and equip Somalia's army "to better fight Al-Shabab," an Al-Qaeda linked extremist group, the spokeswoma ... more
Lagos (AFP) April 12, 2017
Four dead in army, police clashes in Nigeria: source
Mogadishu (AFP) April 10, 2017
Three killed in Mogadishu army camp attack: military
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2017
El Nino can warn on cholera outbreaks in Africa: study
Russia to modernize weaponry for Crimea, Arctic forces
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
The Kremlin plans to modernize weaponry and equipment issued to Russian forces in Crimea and the Arctic regions. Russian defense officials disclosed the move during a Defense Ministry Board meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. Discussions focused on an armament program set to take place from 2018 through 2025. According to Russian Army General Sergei Shoigu, the program is necessary f ... more
Kabul (AFP) April 14, 2017
Five views on the 'Mother of All Bombs' in Afghanistan
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
British Army extends support contract with Saab for simulator system
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
NATO members form center to combat hybrid threats
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Leonardo subsidiary supplies auxiliary engines for U.S. Coast Guard vessels
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The U.S. Coast Guard's new Offshore Patrol Vessels are to be equipped with hybrid electric drive systems from Leonardo DRS Technologies, the company announced on Thursday. The U.S. subsidiary of Leonardo said Eastern Shipbuilding, which is constructing the vessels, has ordered nine such systems at a cost of $10.7 million. "DRS is a pioneer in naval hybrid electric drive technolog ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Sweden taps Saab for signal intelligence ship
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Finland to commission design of new corvettes
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Navy taps Tetra Tech for environmental remediation work
Two Russians, one American land back on Earth from ISS
Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan (AFP) April 10, 2017
Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut touched down safely in central Kazakhstan Monday following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). "Touchdown confirmed," said a commentator on NASA Television, describing it as a "textbook" landing. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough was accompanied by Russian space agency cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko in ... more
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