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August 08, 2017
WATER WORLD
Seabed exploration firm offers to hunt for MH370



Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
A US exploration company has offered to take on the search for flight MH370 which was suspended earlier this year, the firm and a Malaysian minister said Thursday, offering new hope to families of the missing. No trace of the Boeing 777, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board, was found during a lengthy deep sea hunt in the southern Indian Ocean off western Australia, with the search called off in January. Ocean Infinity, a seabed exploration firm which says it has the world's ... read more

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Tech advances will lead to MH370 discovery - Malaysia Airlines
Sydney (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
The resting place of missing flight MH370 will eventually be found but it will require advances in science and technology, including artificial intelligence, Malaysia Airlines' chief said Tuesday. ... more
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Vast new super cluster of galaxies named Saraswati
Pune, India (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
A team of astronomers from the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), both in Pune, India, and members of two ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ISRO Develops Ship-Based Antenna System to Track Satellite Launches
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 18, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully designed and developed a ship-borne transportable antenna terminal to fulfill the telemetry tracking and command requirements for all s ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Aalto-1 satellite sends first image back to VTT Finland
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Aug 01, 2017
The photograph was taken with the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland developed hyperspectral camera's secondary camera. Launched on the morning of 23 June from India, the Aalto-1 satelli ... more
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ROCKET SCIENCE
India looks to more launches with new facility from 2018
New Delhi (Sputnik) Aug 01, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will get a major capacity boost from early 2018 as an additional launch pad is fast nearing completion. With the new launch pad, ISRO can achieve its ta ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Bangladesh doubles wildlife sanctuary to save its tigers
Dhaka (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Bangladesh has more than doubled the size of the wildlife sanctuary in the world's largest mangrove forest to try to protect endangered Bengal tigers whose numbers have fallen sharply, officials said Tuesday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Sri Lanka completes controversial $1 billion port deal with China
Colombo (AFP) July 29, 2017
Sri Lanka on Saturday sealed a billion-dollar deal to let a Chinese state firm take over a loss-making port in a move that worries many, including its giant neighbour India. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
India facing renewable energy challenges
Washington (UPI) Jul 31, 2017
An effort in India, one of the world's strongest economies, to improve the renewable energy sector could face headwinds, Moody's Investors Service said. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods
New Delhi (AFP) July 31, 2017
Lightning killed 21 people in eastern India as large swathes of the country reel under the worst floods in years that have left hundreds dead and millions displaced, officials said Monday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Elephants, tigers kill one human a day in India
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Endangered elephants and tigers are killing one person a day in India as humans put a growing squeeze on their habitat, according to new government figures. ... more


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SUPERPOWERS
China and India locked in high-stakes, high-altitude border row
Beijing (AFP) July 27, 2017
A border standoff between Chinese and Indian troops on a remote Himalayan plateau has heightened long-standing tensions while ensnaring a tiny kingdom, Bhutan, between the two nuclear-armed powers. ... more
ENERGY NEWS
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is pl ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Study shows India can integrate 175 GW of renewable energy into its electricity grid
Golden CO (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has confirmed the technical and economic viability of integrating 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy into India's grid ... more
INTERNET SPACE
India's top court considers whether privacy is a right
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
India's Supreme Court began hearing submissions Wednesday to determine whether Indians have a constitutional right to privacy in a challenge to the government's massive biometric database, which critics argue violates that right. ... more



Secretary of the Air Force orders instruction review
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has said the Air Force will significantly pare back outmoded and unnecessary Air Force Instructions over the next two years. Wilson said on Friday that the sheer scale of the instructions and publications make it impossible for Air Force personnel to know and follow every rule, many of them contradictory, which breeds cynicism and contempt among ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2017
Marine Corps grounds KC-130T tanker fleet
Washington (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
US Marines may ground aircraft after latest deadly crash
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Alloy Surfaces receives two year contract for flare countermeasures
Global momentum underway for electric vehicles
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
The drive toward electric vehicles gained international momentum with Germany and the United States making strides on the sea change in the automotive industry. Two million electric vehicles were on the road globally last year, though nearly all of those were in China, the European Union and the United States. A report from the International Energy Agency found that dense metropolitan a ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Electric car startup Faraday Future signs factory deal
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
BMW sticks to cautious forecast as profits shift up
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
China issues bike-sharing guidelines as complaints rise
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study. Professor Hugh Byrd, a specialist in urban planning from the University of Lincoln, UK, conducted a ... more
University Park PA (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
Allowable 'carbon budget' most likely overestimated
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
BAE Systems installing heat and power plant at Portsmouth, England
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
BAE Systems of Great Britain is starting to install a new combined heat and power plant at the Royal Navy base in Portsmouth, England. The plant will be completed at the end of next year and will recycle energy, reduce carbon footprint and save the Ministry of Defense as much as $4.7 million in annual energy costs, BAE said. "By developing this new facility we will be able to rec ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Metal clouds to protect fusion reactor walls from heat flux
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
How the electrodes of lithium-air batteries become passivated
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Study reveals exactly how low-cost fuel cell catalysts work
Areva signs MOX fuel fabrication contract with Japan
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
New AREVA has signed a contract with Japan's NFI (Nuclear Fuel Industries) for the fabrication of 32 MOX* fuel assemblies for the Takahama 3 and 4 reactors operated by Kansai Electric. The supply of MOX fuel assemblies for Kansai is a follow-up to agreements signed with Japanese utilities from 1975 onwards for the treatment of up to 3,000 tonnes of used fuel at the la Hague site. The ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Construction of two nuclear power plants in US halted
Paris (AFP) July 28, 2017
Nuclear contaminates earnings of France's EDF
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
Quasars may answer how starburst galaxies were extinguished
Iowa City, IA (SPX) Aug 01, 2017
Some of the biggest galaxies in the universe are full of extinguished stars. But nearly 12 billion years ago, soon after the universe first was created, these massive galaxies were hotspots that brewed up stars by the billions. How these types of cosmic realms, called dusty starburst galaxies, became galactic dead zones is an enduring mystery. Astronomers at the University of Iowa, i ... more
San Diego CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Primordial black holes may have helped to forge heavy elements
Swansea UK (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
First observation of the hyperfine splitting in antihydrogen
Upton, NY (SPX) Aug 03, 2017
Perfect liquid quark-gluon plasma is the most vortical fluid
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Canada to protect national interests during NAFTA talks
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
As energy trade groups enter the fray, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told leaders national interests would be protected during NAFTA negotiations. The first round for negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement starts August 16 in Washington, D.C. Canada counts on the United States as its top trading partner and is the top oil exporter to its southern neighbor. Trad ... more
Beijing (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese export, import growth rates slow in July
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Trump action on China trade likely to have broad support
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Afghan police killed, NATO soldier wounded in 'insider attack'
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
Two Afghan police officers were killed and a NATO soldier was wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said. The so called "green on blue" attack happened at Kandahar airfield when NATO advisors, who had completed a training session with their Afghan counterparts, were returning to their base, NATO said. "Romanian soldiers... returned fire in s ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Delay in Afghanistan policy points to White House rift
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Taliban suicide bomber kills two US troops in south Afghanistan
Washington (UPI) Aug 2, 2017
SIGAR report blasts lack of engagement among U.S. civilian agencies in Afghanistan
US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
The United States announced Friday it would still take part in international climate change negotiations in order to protect its interests, despite its planned withdrawal from the Paris accord on global warming. Two months after President Donald Trump announced the United States would abandon the 2015 global pact, his administration confirmed it had informed the United Nations of its "intent ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Government report sees drastic climate change impact in US: NYT
Paris (AFP) July 31, 2017
Small odds of reaching 2 C climate goal: researchers
Seattle WA (SPX) Jul 26, 2017
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Four dead, eight injured as soldier opens fire on Iran military base: army
Tehran (AFP) Aug 6, 2017
At least four soldiers were killed and eight injured when one of their colleagues opened fire on a military air base in southern Tehran on Sunday, the Iranian military said in a statement. The incident was "probably related to psychological problems of the soldier who suddenly started firing on his comrades," the statement said. It took place on a shooting range, and could also have bee ... more
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Tillerson: World united to disarm North Korea
Seoul (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
NKorea dismisses South's talks offer: As Korean FMs meet
Chinese-American professor appeals Singapore expulsion
Singapore (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
A prominent scholar of Chinese studies said Tuesday he had appealed against a decision to expel him from Singapore for allegedly working as "an agent of influence" for a foreign state. Huang Jing, a US citizen of Chinese descent who worked at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, had his permanent residence status revoked by authorities last week. His wife Shirley Yang Xiuping, whom ... more
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Geneva (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Chinese man pays $10,000 for whisky shot at Swiss bar
Beijing (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
China accused of 'enforced disappearance' of Liu Xiaobo's widow
Zimbabwe confirms clash between soldiers and police
Harare (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Zimbabwean security forces confirmed Friday that soldiers and police fought on the streets of Harare earlier this week, as nationwide tensions grow under 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. Witnesses told local media about a hundred uniformed soldiers wielding batons and whips charged into a bus terminus on Tuesday night and beat up police officers, leaving many prostrate on the ground. ... more
Nairobi (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Calls for peace on eve of tense Kenya election
Kigali (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Rwanda's Kagame in landslide poll win with around 98% of votes
Bamako (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
European support for Sahel 'mutually reinforcing': Germany
New railgun ready for testing
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
A new 10 mega joule medium-range multi-mission railgun from General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has been assembled and is ready for testing, the company announced on Monday. The railgun, which provides multi-mission, multi-domain capability with greater flexibility for ship, land and mobile platforms will be put through its paces at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, the company said. / ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Marine Corps to field new pack frames in 2018
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
Members of Congress send letter asking DOD to refuse transgender ban
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
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Austal lays keel for first Pacific Patrol Boat
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
Australian shipbuilder Austal has laid the keel for the first Pacific Patrol Boat, which the Australian government will gift to a Pacific island nation. The keel laying ceremony at Henderson, Western Australia, was attended by Defense Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, who authenticated the keel by committing his signature to a plate that was placed in the hull of the vessel. "A ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 3, 2017
Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group starts COMPTUEX exercises
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
PAE receives contract for Navy, Marine Corps F-5 support
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Huntington awarded $36.4M contract for work on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Voyager spacecraft still in communication 40 years out into the void
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 01, 2017
Humanity's farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier. Their story has not only impacted generations of current and future scientists and engineers, but also Earth's culture, including film, art and ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 04, 2017
A look inside the Space Station's experimental BEAM module
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 03, 2017
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Washington DC (SPX) Jul 17, 2017
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