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August 10, 2017
FLORA AND FAUNA
Rogue elephant tramples 15 to death in India, faces culling



New Delhi (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
An elephant that has killed 15 people in eastern India over a months-long rampage could be shot within days if it is not brought under control, an official said Wednesday. Wildlife rangers and hunters assembled in Jharkhand after another victim was trampled to death Tuesday evening, the state's chief forest and wildlife conservator L.R. Singh told AFP. The rogue elephant crushed four victims in Bihar state in March before crossing into neighbouring Jharkhand and killing 11 more. "Villagers a ... read 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
SUPERPOWERS
China ups ante in high-altitude standoff with India
Beijing (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
China has stepped up its rhetoric in an increasingly tense border row with India, hinting at the possibility of military action in a propaganda push that analysts are calling "genuinely troubling." ... more
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. ... more
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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
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
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


Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods

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
TIME AND SPACE
A bar magnet creates chaos in plasma
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 27, 2017
Placing a magnet on your refrigerator might hold up your calendar, but researchers from India's Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics found that placing one outside a plasma chamber causes a localized, ... more
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



NASA's Scientific Balloon Program Reaches New Heights
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
For decades, NASA has released enormous scientific balloons into Earth's atmosphere, miles above the altitude of commercial flights. The Balloon Program is currently preparing new missions bearing sensitive instruments, including one designed to investigate the birth of our universe and another with ballooning origins that will fly on the International Space Station. NASA's Primordial Infl ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Lockheed receives $9.4M contract for F-35 modifications
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
AAR receives 15-year contract for landing gear maintenance
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
VW offers discounts against dirty old diesels
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Carmaker Volkswagen said Tuesday it would offer cash incentives of up to 10,000 euros to trade in old diesel cars, as Germany struggles to reduce harmful emissions following a cheating scandal. The VW brand said it would offer buyers trading in an old diesel a discount on cars meeting the latest Euro 6 emissions standard, ranging from 2,000 euros ($2,363) on its up! compact cars to 10,000 eu ... more
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Mining giant BHP hops on EV bandwagon
San Francisco (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Intel set to roll out 100 self-driving cars
Washington (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Electric car startup Faraday Future signs factory deal
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
Saliva-powered battery could be helpful in extreme conditions
Binghamton NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs): a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function. For the last five years, Binghamton University Electrical and Computer Science Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi has focused on developing micro-power sources ... more
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Rice develops dual-surface graphene electrode to split water into hydrogen and oxygen
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
BAE Systems installing heat and power plant at Portsmouth, England
Washington (UPI) Aug 7, 2017
Metal clouds to protect fusion reactor walls from heat flux
The Roadmap for Increased Safety and Viability of Nuclear Power Plants
New York, NY (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
SCHOTT, an expert provider of glass-to-metal electrical penetration assemblies to the nuclear power industry, has welcomed a report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) highlighting the potentially severe issues that can occur as a result of complete failure of electrical and instrumentation and control (I and C) equipment under severe accident conditions. The report, ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Aug 02, 2017
Areva signs MOX fuel fabrication contract with Japan
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
UCI celestial census indicates that black holes pervade the universe
Irvine CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
After conducting a cosmic inventory of sorts to calculate and categorize stellar-remnant black holes, astronomers from the University of California, Irvine have concluded that there are probably tens of millions of the enigmatic, dark objects in the Milky Way - far more than expected. "We think we've shown that there are as many as 100 million black holes in our galaxy," said UCI chair and ... 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
Chicago IL (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
Clever experiment documents multiscale fluid dynamics
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
China factory gate inflation misses expectations in July
Beijing (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
China's factory price inflation remained steady for the third consecutive month in July, the government said Wednesday, coming in slightly below expectations as experts warn of a further slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The producer price index (PPI) rose 5.5 percent year-on-year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the same as the previous two months but mis ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
US finds Chinese aluminum foil subsidized, slaps duties
Washington (UPI) Aug 4, 2017
Canada to protect national interests during NAFTA talks
Beijing (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
McDonald's to nearly double outlets in China
Afghanistan contractors accused of misusing money on luxury cars, salaries
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
A contractor responsible for training intelligence officers in Afghanistan has been accused of spending money on luxury cars and six figure salaries for employees' significant others, according to a government audit. The findings came out of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction quarterly report on the Legacy East intelligence program and have drawn the attention ... more
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Delay in Afghanistan policy points to White House rift
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 5, 2017
Afghan police killed, NATO soldier wounded in 'insider attack'
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) Aug 2, 2017
Taliban suicide bomber kills two US troops in south Afghanistan
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UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate
Seoul (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
The world's biggest polluter China has a "big job" ahead of it in the global fight against climate change, the UN's environment chief said Wednesday. Since US President Donald Trump's decision in June to quit the Paris agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Beijing has proclaimed its willingness to stick to the pact. Analysts say the US move gives China an opportunity to establi ... more
Beijing (SPX) Aug 09, 2017
Warm periods in the 20th century are not unprecedented during the last 2,000 years
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 09, 2017
Can poor air quality mask global warming's effects
Washington (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit
N. Korea threatens missile strike near US territory Guam: KCNA
Seoul (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
North Korea said Wednesday that it is considering strikes near US strategic military installations in Guam with its intermediate range ballistic missiles, state news agency KCNA reported. The threat came hours after US President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury" over its missile program and days after the UN Security Council levied new sanctions on North Korea over its g ... more
Manila (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks
Washington (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Trump boasts of US nuclear arsenal in new NKorea warning
Washington (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
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Hundreds of Cambodian maids to work in Hong Kong
Phnom Penh (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
Cambodia is recruiting hundreds of maids to work in Hong Kong, an official said Wednesday, as the wealthy city scrambles to meet growing demand for domestic helpers and fend off concerns about exploitation. Hong Kong is home to more than 300,000 foreign maids, mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia. But a series of high-profile abuse cases have seized global headlines in recent years ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Flag-waving Chinese blockbuster smashes box-office records
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 8, 2017
Chinese auntie enforcers jailed after reign of grey terror
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
India Eyes Big Business with Africa in Space Exploration
New Delhi (Sputnik) Aug 09, 2017
The recent foray of Ghana into space exploration provides immense business opportunities for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), which boasts the most cost-effective launch vehicle. New Delhi (Spuntik) - Ghana recently launched its first ever satellite, GhanaSat-1, from NASA's International Space Station. A group of students at Ghana's All Nations University (ANU) built the sate ... more
Nairobi (AFP) Aug 7, 2017
Calls for peace on eve of tense Kenya election
Harare (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Zimbabwe confirms clash between soldiers and police
Kigali (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
Rwanda's Kagame in landslide poll win with around 98% of votes
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 1, 2017
Northrop Grumman receives $57.7M contract for IED jammers
Washington (UPI) Aug 1, 2017
Army orders additional Joint Light Tactical Vehicles
Washington (UPI) Aug 8, 2017
Milrem seeks U.S. sub-contractors for Titan UGV
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U.S. Navy issues contract proposal to lift USS Fitzgerald back to US
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
The U.S. Navy has issued a contract proposal for transporting the USS Fitzgerald back to the United States after it collided with a Filipino flagged cargo ship off the coast of Japan. The June 17 incident, which resulted in the death of seven sailors, is still under investigation by the Navy. While transiting to a base at Yokosuka, Japan, the vessel was struck by the ACX Crystal ... more
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