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May 18, 2017
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. The Asian Development Bank said it raised $47 million in bonds due in February 2021 that will help drive capital toward climate change mitigation projects in India. "In today's markets, green bonds are an increasingly important source of financing for climate change projects and given ADB's strong engagement in the capital markets of devel ... read more

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' face deportation: lawyer
Hong Kong (AFP) May 15, 2017
A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city's authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said Monday. ... 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
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
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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
SUPERPOWERS
India calls for deeper ties with Sri Lanka as China looms
Colombo (AFP) May 12, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared Friday his desire for a "quantum jump" in relations with Sri Lanka, as New Delhi jostles with regional rival Beijing for influence in the island nation. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Sri Lanka refuse Chinese submarine docking: official
Colombo (AFP) May 11, 2017
Sri Lanka refused permission for a Chinese submarine to dock at Colombo next week after a similar visit in 2014 angered regional super-power India, a top defence official said Thursday. ... more
TRADE WARS
Nepal signs up to China's new Silk Road plan
Kathmandu (AFP) May 12, 2017
Nepal on Friday signed up to China's new Silk Road drive, a massive infrastructure project spanning some 65 countries at the centre of the Asian giant's push to expand its global influence. ... more
THE STANS
Two killed in Kashmir cross-border firing
Muzaffarabad, Pakistan (AFP) May 11, 2017
Two people were killed in cross-border firing in Kashmir Thursday, one on each side of the disputed region's de facto border, officials in India and Pakistan said in the latest skirmishes between the nuclear-armed neighbours. ... more


Modi heads to Sri Lanka as Chinese influence rises

AEROSPACE
Rolls-Royce to provide logistical, engineering support for the KC-130J
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Rolls-Royce has received a $78.7 million contract to provide logistical and engineering support for originally manufactured engines on the KC-130J tanker aircraft. The services will apply to the U.S. Marine Corps and aircraft in use by Kuwait under the Foreign Military Sales program. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ISRO Successfully Launches GSAT-9 'SAARC' South Asian Communication Satellite
New Delhi (IANS) May 08, 2017
An Indian rocket with the over two ton South Asia Satellite or GSAT-9, intended to address the region's "economic and developmental priorities", blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport on Friday ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
GSLV Successfully Launches South Asia Satellite
Sriharikota, India (SPX) May 08, 2017
India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) successfully launched the 2230 kg South Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit May 05, 2017. The latest lau ... more
ABOUT US
Modern DNA reveals ancient origins of Indian population
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Where did the earliest Indians come from? ... more



Typhoon and Hawk jets delivered to Oman by BAE
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
The first models of the Eurofighter and Hawk trainer aircraft have been delivered to Oman in a formal ceremony. It was held by BAE Systems Air & Information division in the United Kingdom. A delegation of more than 100 invited guests witnessed the ceremony in Warton, Lancashire. One of the key attendees was Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Saudi, Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs for the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
New ejection seat allows Air Force to lift F-35 pilot weight restriction
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
A-29 chosen for USAF assessment
Palestine TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
NASA Completes Balloon Technology Test Flight
GM announces drive for sustainable rubber
Detroit (AFP) May 15, 2017
General Motors said Monday it was moving toward sustainable rubber production for the cars and trucks it produces every year, reducing contributions to deforestation in Southeast Asia and South America. Steven Kiefer, senior vice president for global purchasing and supply chain, said the move would push the auto industry and its supply chain towards "net-zero deforestation." The new pol ... more
San Francisco (AFP) May 15, 2017
Judge curbs Uber engineer in trade secrets case
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) May 17, 2017
Volvo says may pull brake on diesel engines
San Francisco (AFP) May 12, 2017
Judge seeks criminal review of Uber-Alphabet dispute
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
A major Australian power grid operator was Thursday partially leased to a local-foreign consortium in a multi-billion-dollar deal, ending an international chase for electricity assets being privatised to raise funds for infrastructure projects. Australia's largest state New South Wales has sought to privatise three large power assets - TransGrid, Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy - but faced ro ... more
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Myanmar recovery linked to development of electrical grid
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Mini heat engine could power tomorrow's tiny machines
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
In the future, tiny thermal engines could power nanoscale machinery and quantum computers. Researchers demonstrated the potential of miniaturized heat engines using a theoretical model. "Heat engines are devices that turn thermal energy into a useful form known as 'work,'" Ahsan Nazir, a research fellow at the University of Manchester, said in a news release. "Besides being of immense p ... more
Champaign IL (SPX) May 15, 2017
Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteries
Trieste, Italy (SPX) May 15, 2017
Laser pulses reveal the superconductors of the future
Chicago IL (SPX) May 15, 2017
Understanding of superconductor's 'normal' state may help solve longstanding puzzle
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. The federal cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the plan to built the pressurised heavy water reactors with a combined capacity of 7,000 megawatts, more than double the country's current atomic power ge ... more
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
Japan restarts another reactor
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) May 18, 2017
Coatings for nuclear fuel preventing explosions in reactors, developed at TPU
Johannesburg (AFP) May 13, 2017
South Africa to restart nuclear power plans
'Fire-streaks' are created in collisions of atomic nuclei
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) May 12, 2017
At very high energies, the collision of massive atomic nuclei in an accelerator generates hundreds or even thousands of particles that undergo numerous interactions. At the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, Poland it has been shown that the course of this complex process can be represented by a surprisingly simple model: extremely hot matter moves away fro ... more
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) May 12, 2017
Discovery in the Early Universe Poses Black Hole Growth Puzzle
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) May 16, 2017
What drives the accelerating expansion of the universe
Braunschweig, Germany (SPX) May 18, 2017
Interaction between the atomic nucleus and the electron on trial
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Red tape and taxes put brakes on 'Make In India' push
New Delhi (AFP) May 14, 2017
When Saurabh Ahuja tried to import a $600 3D printer for manufacturing drones in his Delhi workshop, he ended up spending another $900 in taxes and bribes and waited three months for it to clear customs. "We lack in technology and industry to make the smallest things, so we have to import," Ahuja said as he listed the frustrations entrepreneurs still encounter since the government launched i ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
China decries protectionism, but some raise concerns
Beijing (AFP) May 14, 2017
China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile
Hong Kong (AFP) May 17, 2017
Hong Kong firm pays $3bn in record land sale
Mattis seeks allied input ahead of Afghanistan proposal
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday he is finalizing recommendations for a new military plan for Afghanistan, but he still needs input from NATO allies. The Pentagon is expected to request thousands of additional troops for Afghanistan in a bid to end chronic instability and snap a protracted stalemate against the Taliban. Any such proposal would ultimately need a green light fr ... more
Washington (AFP) May 14, 2017
Trump weighs further US troops for Afghanistan
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
Security in Afghanistan likely to 'deteriorate': US intelligence
Istanbul (AFP) May 10, 2017
Turkey slams US rapid arming Syrian Kurds in IS fight
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. The Asian Development Bank said it raised $47 million in bonds due in February 2021 that will help drive capital toward climate change mitigation projects in India. "In today's markets, green bonds are an increasingly important sou ... more
Paris (AFP) May 17, 2017
The EU: What happened to climate's poster child; Canada blocks audit change
Luanda (AFP) May 17, 2017
Drought affects 1.4 million in Angola: UNICEF
Bonn (AFP) May 18, 2017
In climate talks, it's always been America first
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ICBM launch facility receives comprehensive maintenance
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
An ICBM launch facility has undergone its first comprehensive programmed depot maintenance since the facility's activation in 1962. The maintenance of the launch facility at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana consisted of a complete overhaul of parts to ensure equipment meets military standards and requirements. The work was conducted by the 583rd Missile Maintenance Squadron, w ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 16, 2017
US would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop: Haley
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
North Korea poses threat to China, Russia: US admiral
Seoul (AFP) May 16, 2017
N. Korea takes leap with missile test: analysts
China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China has freed a prominent human rights lawyer on bail, Amnesty International said Wednesday, after he admitted to his crimes in what critics called a show trial. Xie Yang, who had worked on cases considered politically sensitive by China's ruling Communist Party, was among hundreds of legal staff and activists detained in the so-called "709 crackdown" in 2015. He pleaded guilty Monday ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Beijing (AFP) May 8, 2017
Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state
I.Coast rebel troops end mutiny as deal inked
Bouake, Ivory Coast (AFP) May 16, 2017
Rebel soldiers in Ivory Coast said Tuesday they were ending a four-day mutiny which drew in troops from across the country after reaching agreement with the government over a wages dispute. News of the deal was confirmed by a spokesman for the disgruntled troops, who said their financial demands had been met, ending a dispute which began in January. "We have found a basis for agreement. ... more
Abuja (AFP) May 16, 2017
Nigeria army chief warns troops about 'politicking'
Bamako (AFP) May 18, 2017
UN to deploy 'rapid intervention force' in central Mali
Nairobi (AFP) May 12, 2017
Wounded author Kuki Gallmann vows return to Kenyan ranch
U.S. Army testing Saab camouflage
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Saab's mobile camouflage system is undergoing field evaluation in Germany by the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment during its operational training. The mobile camouflage, made by the company's Barracuda business unit, provides protection to stationary vehicles as well as vehicles on the move. "Mobile camouflage and signature management is more important now than at any time in the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Elbit introduces upgraded vehicle mortar system
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Orbital ATK producing 120mm training rounds for Army
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
India seeks CBRN protective equipment
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Australian naval shipbuilding getting $1B boost
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
The Australian government plans a nearly $965 million investment to develop infrastructure at the country's naval shipyards for the building of next-gen ships. The investment, announced by the Australian Department on Defense earlier this week as the Naval Shipbuilding Plan, is designed to end the boom-and-bust cycle that has afflicted the industry for many years. "We are embarki ... more
Sydney (AFP) May 16, 2017
Australia unveils massive new shipbuilding plan
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Italian shipyard delivers new Torado submarine
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Austal opens new office in Australian contract bid
ISS crew harvest new crop of vegetables grown in space
Houston TX (SPX) May 17, 2017
While preparing for the 200th spacewalk on the International Space Station, the crew members in orbit performed the latest harvest of vegetables grown in space. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer collected the latest crop of Tokyo Bekana Chinese cabbage for the Veg-03 investigation. Some of this was consumed at meal-time, and the rest sealed for analysis back on Earth. Understanding how plants re ... more
Moscow (AFP) May 17, 2017
One of first Soviet cosmonauts Gorbatko dies
Washington DC (SPX) May 17, 2017
Dem Senators call on Trump Admin to not cut NASA Education Progran funding
Miami (AFP) May 12, 2017
'Awesomesauce,' proclaims US astronaut on historic spacewalk


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