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June 14, 2017
EARTH OBSERVATION
Satellites forewarn of locust plagues



Paris (ESA) Jun 14, 2017
Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security. Desert locusts are a type of grasshopper found primarily in the Sahara, across the Arabian Peninsula and into India. The insect is usually harmless, but when they swarm they can migrate across long distances and cause widespread crop damage. During the 2003-05 plague in West Africa, more than eight million peopl ... read more

WEATHER REPORT
Heavy rain, landslides kill at least 134 in Bangladesh
Chittagong, Bangladesh (AFP) June 13, 2017
Heavy monsoon rains and landslides have killed at least 134 people in southeast Bangladesh, burying many in their homes as they slept, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
WEATHER REPORT
Small climb in mean temperatures linked to far higher chance of deadly heat waves
Irvine CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that serious, but it's enough to have more than doubled the probability of a heat wave killing in excess o ... more
WEATHER REPORT
Heavy rains kill at least 35 in Bangladesh
Dhaka (AFP) June 13, 2017
Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 35 people in southeast Bangladesh, most of them buried under landslides, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
CAR TECH
Mumbai's adored Padmini taxis near the end of the road
Mumbai (AFP) June 14, 2017
They were named after a legendary Indian queen and were synonymous with Mumbai for half a century but the last Premier Padmini taxis will soon embark on their final journey - to the scrapyard. ... more
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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. ... more
TECH SPACE
Indian Space Agency to Work on Electric Propulsion for Large Satellites
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 07, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to work on incorporating and utilizing electric propulsion in its spacecraft which will be more cost effective and can help in interplanetary mis ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
India shows off space prowess with launch of mega-rocket
New Delhi (AFP) June 5, 2017
India Monday successfully launched its most powerful home-produced rocket, another milestone for its indigenous space programme which one day hopes to put a human into orbit. ... 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


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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



KC-46A tanker receives electronic testing
Washington (UPI) Jun 1, 2017
The KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker aircraft is undergoing testing at Benfield Anechoic Facility, or BAF, to ensure that it meets Federal Aviation Administration regulations and certifications requirements, the U.S. Air Force announced this week. The testing will also determine how resistant the KC-46A is to electromagnetic fields and other environmental factors using Department of Defense ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
Boeing receives contract for F-18, magnetic launch system support
Yangon (AFP) June 7, 2017
Debris from Myanmar military plane found in sea
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
F-35 flights grounded at Arizona base because of health concerns
Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence
San Francisco (AFP) June 14, 2017
Uber said Tuesday its chief executive Travis Kalanick would take an indefinite leave of absence as it unveiled steps aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant. The pioneering company has been facing pressure to rein in a no-holds-barred management style led by Kalanick and to reform its workplace culture, which has sparked charges of harassment and discrimination ... more
Mumbai (AFP) June 14, 2017
Mumbai's adored Padmini taxis near the end of the road
San Francisco (AFP) June 12, 2017
Uber loses key executive as inquiry report looms
San Francisco (AFP) June 13, 2017
Apple sees autonomous cars as 'core' technology
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
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
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
Scientists propose new method to correct common power problem in microgrids
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists from the Northeastern University, China, have developed a new method to diagnosis a serious electrical problem in microgrids. They published their work in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Chinese Association of Automation. Microgrids are island-like pods of power generation wit ... more
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Jun 06, 2017
'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Batteries from scrap metal
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation
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
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
AREVA-EWN consortium to dismantle the Reactor Pressure Vessel at Brunsbuttel
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
Cosmic inflation: Higgs says goodbye to his 'little brother'
Warsaw, Poland (SPX) Jun 09, 2017
In the first moments after the Big Bang, the Universe was able to expand even billions of billions of billions of times faster than today. Such rapid expansion should be due to a primordial force field, acting with a new particle: inflaton. From the latest analysis of the decay of mesons, carried out in the LHCb experiment by physicists from Cracow and Zurich, it appears, however, that the most ... more
Upton, NY (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
X-ray study reveals way to control molecular vibrations that transmit heat
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 13, 2017
The largest virtual Universe ever simulated
Daytona Beach FL (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New confirmation of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
China-backed bank boasts rising lending power
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank expects to more than double its lending power for regional projects over the next five years, a top executive said, denying it was an arm of the Communist Party. The brainchild of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the multilateral financial institution was launched in January 2016 to counter Western dominance of the World Bank and the Interna ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 13, 2017
ECB swaps some dollar reserves for renminbi
Sydney (AFP) June 13, 2017
Crown staff charged in China gambling crackdown
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
China factory output rises in May but officials guarded
Iraq PM Abadi says Kurdish referendum untimely
Baghdad (AFP) June 13, 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday said he understood the Kurdish minority's statehood aspirations but bemoaned its leadership's decision to hold an independence referendum in September. "Every part of Iraq has aspirations and has a dream, and we respect that, even if we disagree with it," he said, responding to the Kurdish push to achieve statehood. "We live in one homeland ... more
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Trump lets Pentagon set Afghanistan troop levels: US official
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) June 10, 2017
Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'
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Trump was 'wrong' to leave climate change deal: UK minister
London (AFP) June 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump was "wrong" to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change deal, Britain's new environment minister said on Tuesday. "I think he is wrong. I think that we need international cooperation in order to deal with climate change," said Michael Gove, who was appointed by Prime Minister Theresa May over the weekend. Gove, who has himself come under criticism ... more
Bologna, Italy (AFP) June 12, 2017
US isolated as allies vow accelerated action on climate change
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
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
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Mattis warns N. Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Trump to host S.Korea's Moon for N.Korea talks
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
N. Korea coal export sinks to zero after China import ban: UN data
Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Lawmakers in Taiwan launched a new group to help promote democracy in Hong Kong on Monday, a move likely to rile Beijing ahead of the 20th anniversary of the handover of the city from Britain back to China. Taiwan and Hong Kong are thorns in Beijing's side - both saw huge anti-China protests in 2014, known respectively as the Sunflower Movement and Umbrella Movement. Ties with self-ruli ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) June 14, 2017
Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader lose graft appeal
Shanghai (AFP) June 11, 2017
China web users take aim at property clampdown
Hong Kong (AFP) June 9, 2017
Hong Kong wealth gap hits 46-year high
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
France faces US reservations over UN backing for Sahel force
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 9, 2017
France on Friday sought to address US reservations over its request that the United Nations authorize an African military force tasked with fighting jihadists in the Sahel region. Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger - which make up the G5 - agreed in March to set up a special counter-terrorism operation of 5,000 troops for the Sahel region. On Tuesday, France presented a dra ... more
Bamako (AFP) June 10, 2017
UN peacekeeper death toll rises after Mali jihadist attack
Tunis (AFP) June 12, 2017
Tunisian soldier dead after landmine blast
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) June 9, 2017
Nigerian soldier sentenced to death for 'Boko Haram' murder
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
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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
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