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June 12, 2017
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Uber woes mount ahead of workplace probe report



San Francisco (AFP) June 8, 2017
Uber has parted ways with another top executive, in the latest dent to the reputation of the ridesharing giant as it prepares to release the results of a probe into workplace misconduct. The executive, Eric Alexander, read and discussed medical information about a woman raped in India in 2014 during an Uber ride, according to reports in the New York Times and Recode. Alexander, who headed Uber's Asia-Pacific operations, showed the records to Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick and others, the r ... read more

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Sri Lanka hails record military deployment as toll hits 213
Colombo (AFP) June 5, 2017
Sri Lanka's military recorded its biggest peacetime deployment for search and rescue operations after monsoon rains triggered landslides and floods that killed 213 people, the government said Monday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Sediment from Himalayas may have made 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake more severe
Corvallis OR (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Sediment that eroded from the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau over millions of years was transported thousands of kilometers by rivers and in the Indian Ocean - and became sufficiently thick over time ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
India launches GSLV in heavy lift configuation
New Delhi (AFP) June 5, 2017
India's most powerful homegrown rocket was launched Monday, marking another milestone for its indigenous space programme that one day hopes to put a man into orbit. The 43-metre (140-foot) rocket lifted off just before 5:30 pm (1200 GMT) from the southern island of Sriharikota, one of two sites used by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to launch satellites ... more
WATER WORLD
Nepal, China sign mega hydropower agreement
Kathmandu (AFP) June 5, 2017
Nepal has signed an agreement with a Chinese company to build the largest hydroelectric plant in the impoverished landlocked country, which suffers from a chronic energy shortage. ... more
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WATER WORLD
Fish uses special lips to eat razor-sharp, venomous coral
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
The slime-covered lips of the tubelip wrasse, a fish common among the coral reefs of the Indian and western Pacific oceans, allow the species to eat razor-ship, venomous coral. ... more
THE PITS
India's Adani to start work on mine near Great Barrier Reef
Sydney (AFP) June 6, 2017
Indian mining giant Adani on Tuesday said it will start work on a huge US$16 billion coal project that environmentalists warn will damage Australia's Great Barrier Reef. ... more
SINO DAILY
China rights lawyer charged with subversion
Beijing (AFP) June 5, 2017
A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who disappeared late last year has been officially charged with "subversion of state power", his wife said Monday, after his case attracted international attention. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Sri Lanka targets unauthorised builders after monsoon deaths
Colombo (AFP) June 3, 2017
Sri Lanka announced plans Saturday to prosecute a slew of companies and individuals behind illegal construction projects blamed for landslides and flooding that have killed at least 211 people following heavy monsoon rains last week. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Bangladesh navy rescues cyclone survivors
Dhaka (AFP) June 1, 2017
The Bangladesh navy said Thursday it has rescued 23 fishermen from the Bay of Bengal and is searching for scores more missing since a cyclone hit two days ago. ... more
ENERGY NEWS
India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump
Paris (AFP) June 3, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed Saturday to go "above and beyond" the Paris Agreement on climate change, as he met French President Emmanuel Macron following the controversial US decision to quit the deal. ... more


Refugees face 'acute crisis' in cyclone-hit Bangladesh

SUPERPOWERS
Indian PM praises Merkel's 'vision', urges climate action
Berlin (AFP) May 30, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that failing to act on climate change would be "morally criminal" and voiced strong support for the "vision" of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Sri Lanka appeals for help as floods foul water supply
Colombo (AFP) May 30, 2017
Sri Lanka appealed Tuesday for volunteers to help with a massive clean-up after landslides and floods left at least 193 dead and tens of thousands without safe drinking water. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
GSLV to launch US-India NISAR EO Satellite
New Delhi (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) will jointly put a $1.5 billion satellite into orbit in 2021 using GSLV, a rocket for which ... more
TRADE WARS
Layoffs rile India's flagship IT sector
Mumbai (AFP) May 31, 2017
Experienced Indian techie Raghu Narayanaswamy lost his job recently and fears he may not get another, as analysts warn of massive layoffs across the country's multi-billion-dollar information technology sector. ... more



China rolls out export trainer/fighter aircraft
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
The first export variant of China's new FTC-2000 pilot trainer/fighter aircraft has rolled off an assembly line and will be shipped to Sudan after testing. The FTC-2000 Shanying was developed by the Guizhou Aviation Industry Corporation under the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China. It is the main advanced trainer used by the PLA Air Force and the PLA Navy. ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Elbit supplying F-35 cockpit display replacement
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Mitsubishi completes construction of first F-35A
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
Orbital ATK to produce components for B-2 stealth bomber
New millimeter-wave technology could make future vehicles much safer
Hiroshima, Japan (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Hiroshima University and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (MIFS) has announced the development of a low-power millimeter-wave amplifier that feeds on 0.5 V power supply and covers the frequency range from 80 GHz to 106 GHz. It was fabricated using MIFS's Deeply Depleted Channel (DDC) technology. This is the first W-band (75-110 GHz) amplifier that can operate even with such a low power-supply v ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
New benchmark set for global electric vehicle sales
San Francisco (AFP) June 8, 2017
Uber woes mount ahead of workplace probe report
Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
Electric vehicle sales up, but incentives needed to drive growth
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
British energy company Centrica said Friday it was now a pure-European player after selling off parts of its Canadian partnership. Centrica holds a 60 percent stake in the Canadian exploration and production joint venture, CQ Energy Canada Partnership, and said it was now sold to a consortium led by Asian investors. "In line with its strategy announced in July 2015, the divestmen ... more
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Keeping the hydrogen coming
Paris (AFP) June 3, 2017
India vows to 'go beyond' Paris accord, adding pressure on Trump
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an "instantly rechargeable" method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries through a quick and easy process similar to refueling a car at a gas station. The innovation could expedite the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles by eliminating the time needed to stop ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation
University Park PA (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Low cost, scalable water-splitting fuels the future hydrogen economy
Sao Paulo, Brazil (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New model deepens understanding of the dynamics of quark-gluon plasmas
UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a method for the remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances. With the help of this newly-developed detection device, the detection of various types of radioactive materials can be done from a remote distance. In their study, published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, Nature Communications, Professor Eunmi Choi of Na ... more
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
A new twist on the origin of uranium
Tokyo (AFP) June 6, 2017
Nuclear-wary Japan restarts another atomic reactor
UQ physicist builds on Einstein and Galileo's work
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Sixteenth century scientist Galileo Galilei threw two spheres of different mass from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to establish a scientific principle. Now nearly four centuries later, a team of Italian physicists has applied the same principle to quantum objects using a novel scientific method proposed by UQ physicist Dr Magdalena Zych, reported in Nature Communications. Dr Z ... more
Rochester NY (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
RIT study suggests dying stars give newborn black holes a swift kick
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Jun 09, 2017
Cosmic inflation: Higgs says goodbye to his 'little brother'
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
Muon magnet's moment has arrived
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Chinese exports, imports beat forecasts but analysts wary
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
China on Thursday posted a forecast-busting surge in exports and imports in May, signalling improvement in the world's number two economy, but there were warnings Beijing would struggle to maintain its momentum. The readings will come as a relief after a series of weak readings suggesting a recent pick-up could be fizzling, while there are also lingering concerns about US President Donald Tr ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 10, 2017
China condemns EU for new steel anti-dumping duties
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
China factory gate inflation slows to 5.5% in May
Hong Kong (AFP) June 7, 2017
Wonderland Villas: A tale of Hong Kong's property rollercoaster
IS claims killing two Chinese in southwest Pakistan
Islamabad (AFP) June 8, 2017
The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed the killing of two Chinese citizens who were kidnapped last month by armed gunmen in southwestern Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. The jihadist group made the claim in a brief Arabic message carried by the group's Amaq news agency. There was no immediate confirmation from Chinese or Pakistan officials. Hours earlier, Pakistan's army iss ... more
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) June 10, 2017
Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'
Tehran (AFP) June 10, 2017
Iran opposes Iraqi Kurdish independence vote
Washington (AFP) June 8, 2017
Kurdish referendum would distract from IS fight, US warns
Earliest human impact on geological processes took place 11,500 years ago
Tel Aviv, Israel (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
"A new Tel Aviv University study has uncovered the earliest known geological indications of manmade impact on geological processes, in particular erosion of the surface, from 11,500 years ago. Within a core sample retrieved from the Dead Sea, researchers discovered basin-wide erosion rates dramatically incompatible with known tectonic and climatic regimes of the period recorded. "Human imp ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 6, 2017
US 'on the wrong side of history' on climate: French UN envoy
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 11, 2017
Climate change rift raises temperature for G7 meet
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
China rolls out green carpet for California on climate
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N Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month
Seoul (AFP) June 8, 2017
North Korea launched a volley of surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, Seoul's defence ministry said, the latest in an accelerating series of tests defying global pressure to rein in its weapons program. The launches come less than a week after the United Nations expanded sanctions against Pyongyang in response to recent ballistic missile tests. "North Korea fired ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 8, 2017
UN condemns N. Korean missile launches, but no council meeting
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
N. Korea coal export sinks to zero after China import ban: UN data
Seoul (AFP) June 8, 2017
N Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month
Hong Kong wealth gap hits 46-year high
Hong Kong (AFP) June 9, 2017
Hong Kong's wealth gap was on Friday revealed to be at its highest in nearly 50 years, with living conditions fuelling discontent in the city as it prepares to mark two decades under Chinese rule. Sky-high prices and the cost of living outstrip many ordinary residents' salaries in Hong Kong, with apartments becoming increasingly cramped and generations of families forced to share. In a r ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 9, 2017
Chinese firm tied to Communist Party critic stands trial
Beijing (AFP) June 5, 2017
China rights lawyer charged with subversion
Fangshan, China (AFP) June 5, 2017
Chinese skinny-dippers defy public morals
Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for 'Boko Haram' murder
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) June 9, 2017
Nigeria's military on Friday said a soldier had been sentenced to death for murdering a Boko Haram suspect, in a rare publicised conviction of army abuse in the long-running conflict. The soldier, identified only as Lance Corporal Hilary Joel, was convicted of killing the suspect in Damboa, some 90 kilometres (56 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri. No other details were given ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 9, 2017
France faces US reservations over UN backing for Sahel force
Bamako (AFP) June 10, 2017
UN peacekeeper death toll rises after Mali jihadist attack
Accra (AFP) June 9, 2017
Mob justice fears after soldier's gruesome death in Ghana
BAE Systems integrates motion sensors in GXP software
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
BAE Systems is helping intelligence analysts identify intelligence threats through the use of motion sensors integrated into its Geospatial eXploitation Products line of software. The capabilities added include complex multi-tracking analytics, movement interpretation, and activity from video, radar, and other types of motion sensors that enable the tracking of people and vehicles, BAE ... more
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
European country orders Elbit ground intel systems
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Boeing awarded $1B contract for Redesigned Kill Vehicle
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
Orbital ATK supplying Army with .50-caliber ammunition
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Vigor Works receives stealth boat contract for Navy Seals
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Vigor Works has been awarded a $17.5 million "C"-type contract for the design, construction, testing, and engineering support for a third Sea, Air, and Land Insertion, Observation and Neutralization craft. The vessel will be in support of Special Operations Command. Work on the vessel will be conducted in Clackamas, Oregon, over a performance period of 24 months. Fiscal 2017 funds of $1 ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
Vietnamese coast guard receives former U.S. vessel
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives towed array contract
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Raytheon receives Phalanx CIWS contract
To Be or Not to Be: At 20 ISS Goes Strong, But for How Long
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 12, 2017
The International Space Station has become a genuinely global project proving that despite political differences, economic problems and social changes countries can work in concert sharing experience, overcoming problems and finding compromises. That said, even top space energy representatives taking part in this year's international conference on space exploration (GLEX-2017) found it har ... more
Miami (AFP) June 7, 2017
Pence hails new NASA astronauts as 'best of us'
Huntsville AL (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
Additional Astronaut on the Space Station Means Dozens of New Team Members on the Ground
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017
Roscosmos Says Cooperation With NASA Unaffected by 'Political Outbursts'


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