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September 06, 2017
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Sri Lanka bans plastic after garbage crisis



Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka banned plastic bags and other disposable products on Friday after the collapse of the island's biggest dump led to a rubbish disposal crisis. Rotting garbage piled up in many parts of the capital after the giant rubbish tip collapsed in April, crushing dozens of homes and killing 32 people. Many blamed the haphazard use of plastic, which was also cited in flash flooding in the capital after storm water drains became clogged. In response, President Maithripala Sirisena banned the sa ... read more

TECH SPACE
Non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma treatment for leather products
Sharjah UAE (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
India is a second largest producer of leather, and being so, leather production and dyeing significantly contribute to pollution of water resources in India. Consistent dyeing of leather is difficul ... more
OIL AND GAS
Mexico, Russia eye energy trade relations
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Structural reforms in the energy sector could lead to greater bilateral trade between Mexico and Russia, Mexico's president said from a regional summit. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Air pollution throws shade on India's solar success
Gandhinagar, India (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Air pollution is diminishing India's capacity to harness power from the sun, experts say, undermining billions being invested in renewables as the energy-hungry giant emerges as a solar superpower. ... 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
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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
WAR REPORT
Sri Lanka's ex-army chief ready to testify against successor
Colombo (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Sri Lanka's former army chief on Friday accused his successor of committing crimes against suspects during the island's civil war and said he was ready to testify against the ex-military commander. ... more
TRADE WARS
Common ground in short supply as China hosts BRICS
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
The five BRICS nations hold their annual summit in China on Monday under the shadow of a Sino-Indian border spat and growing questions about the grouping's relevance. ... more
MISSILE NEWS
India produces first locally made Israeli missile
Washington (UPI) Aug 31, 2017
The first Indian produced Long Range Surface to Air missile by Israel Aerospace Industries has been given to the Indian Navy. ... more
TECH SPACE
Rare-metals in the Himalayas: The potential world-class treasure
Beijing, China (SPX) Aug 30, 2017
Two sub-parallel belts, Cenozoic aged Himalayan leucogranite on the Tibetan Plateau, extend east to west over more than 1000 km, regarded as the largest granitic belts in the world. The diverse rare ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Heavy rains kill five in India's financial hub
Mumbai (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
At least five people were killed as heavy monsoon rain deluged India's financial capital Mumbai, causing transport chaos and forcing schools and many offices to close on Wednesday. ... more


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SUPERPOWERS
China says it hopes India will 'learn lessons' from standoff
Beijing (AFP) Aug 30, 2017
China said Wednesday it hopes India will "learn lessons" following the end of a months-long military stand-off in a strategically important disputed area in the Himalayas. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Chinese troops to patrol border area after India stand-off
Beijing (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
China said Tuesday that its troops would continue to patrol a disputed Himalayan border area after resolving a months-long military stand-off there with India. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India says military stand-off with China ends
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
India said Monday it had agreed with China to end a months-long military stand-off at a strategically important disputed area in the Himalayas and troops were disengaging. ... more
FARM NEWS
Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payouts
Paris (ESA) Aug 21, 2017
For the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so that farmers can benefit from speedy insurance payouts. The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu is h ... more



Air Traffic "Win-Win" Wins NASA Software of the Year
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
When planes get caught in traffic, the congestion doesn't bring them to a halt. Pilots have to keep flying, of course, until the backup clears and their runways become available for landing. This means that air traffic controllers must send them on less-direct paths to their final destination, using more fuel in the process. An innovative software tool for air traffic management, cal ... more
El Calafate, Argentina (SPX) Sep 05, 2017
Airbus Perlan Mission II Soars Into History, Sets New World Record for Glider Altitude
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Orbital ATK, U.S. Air Force team for composite aerostructure needs
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
Australia seeks upgrade program for MH-60R helos
Battling to thwart diesel bans, Merkel throws in the cash
Berlin (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday pledged a billion euros to help German cities fight air pollution caused by dirty diesel cars, as a scandal strangling the automobile industry threatened to engulf politicians at the height of an election campaign. Merkel said she was doubling financial aid to cities from a previously announced 500 million euros ($600 million), in a bid to stave off the thr ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 31, 2017
New emissions test necessary for new vehicles in the EU
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
VW shares gain as dieselgate bullet dodged
Sao Paulom Brazil (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
Nanoparticles pollution rises 30 percent when flex-fuel cars switch from bio to fossil
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
A new way to finance the shift to low-carbon and sustainable development is necessary to support the rapid change in Asian economies, a regional lender said. The Asian Development Bank called for a so-called Green Finance Catalyzing Facility, which would be different from a fund in that it would include a blend of financing from the private sector. The bank, which has its headquarters i ... more
Beijing (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
China merges energy giants into global leader
Miami (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
Power demand to peak in Europe summers, not winters: study
Beojing, China (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability
Lithium-ion batteries will get more efficiency due to silicon, germanium, carbon nanowalls
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Members of the D. V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics together with their colleagues from the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have developed a new silicon- and germanium-based material that could significantly increase specific characteristics of lithium-ion batteries. The research results have been published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Lit ... more
Pullman WA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source
Paris, France (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Electricity production: When enzymes rival platinum
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Making better batteries via real-time TEM observation
China and Brazil sign agreements on nuclear power
Beijing (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
China and Brazil signed 14 cooperative agreements on Friday, including on football and nuclear and hydro power, as embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer seeks to revive Latin America's largest economy. They were inked following Temer's meeting with President Xi Jinping in Beijing ahead of next week's BRICS summit. Temer, who has vigorously sought Chinese investment since taking offi ... more
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Kazakhstan inaugurates IAEA-backed nuclear fuel bank
Budapest (AFP) Aug 28, 2017
2018 start for Russia-backed nuclear plant work:
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 24, 2017
Fukushima operator faces $5 bn US suit over 2011 disaster
Record-breaking galaxy 5 billion light-years away shows we live in a magnetic universe
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
A team of astronomers has observed the magnetic field of a galaxy five billion light-years from Earth. The galaxy is the most distant in which a coherent magnetic field has been observed and provides important insight into how magnetism in the Universe formed and evolved. The observation shows a magnetic field of a similar strength and configuration to that seen in our own Milky Way Galaxy ... more
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
UCLA physicists propose new theories of black holes from the very early universe
Iowa City IA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Researchers propose how the universe became filled with light
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Aug 29, 2017
Black hole models contradicted by hands-on tests at Sandia's Z machine
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
Trump's turn on S.Korea risks alliance: analysts
Seoul (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Donald Trump is playing into North Korea's hands by turning on the South, accusing it of appeasement, snubbing its leader and threatening to end their trade deal in moves that analysts say risk weakening a decades-long alliance. More than 24 hours after Pyongyang shook the ground and the world with what it said was a hydrogen bomb test, the US president had yet to speak to his South Korean c ... more
Managua (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Nicaraguan anti-canal activist says held without charge
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China's Xi calls for more imports and more 'open economy'
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Common ground in short supply as China hosts BRICS
Orbital ATK receives $69.4M for Afghan Air Force AC-208 light aircraft
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Orbital ATK has received a $69.4 million contract for the Afghanistan air force's AC-208 armed intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft. The contract, announced last week by the Department of Defense, falls under pseudo foreign military sales requirement which is not signed by the receiving nation but serves to document the eventual delivery of the systems under the contrac ... more
Camp Morehead, Afghanistan (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Afghanistan to double special forces in fight against Taliban
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Rioting video sparks anti-Muslim rage in China
Washington (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
US defense secretary orders new troops to Afghanistan
Periodic table of ecological niches could aid in predicting effects of climate change
Austin TX (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
A group of ecologists has started creating a periodic table of ecological niches similar to chemistry's periodic table. And just as chemists have used their periodic table as a point of reference to understand relationships among elements, the emerging table for ecologists shows relationships over time among animals, plants and their environments - acting as a critical resource for scientists se ... more
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Australia has hottest winter on record
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Researchers tackle methane emissions with gas-guzzling bacteria
Corvallis OR (SPX) Aug 28, 2017
Methane from tundra, ocean floor didn't spike during previous natural warming period
Big Bang Theory for North Korea's Nukes
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
North Korea has previously boasted of possessing thermonuclear weapons, or H-Bombs. Their claims were not taken seriously by most boffins in the past. North Korea has demonstrated the ability to build relatively simple "fission" weapons (A-Bombs), which split the atoms of a heavy element (uranium or plutonium) into smaller atoms, thus releasing energy. By contrast, a thermonuclear weapon i ... more
Seoul (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
North Korea and its missiles: what next?
Beijing (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Xi tells Trump Beijing firm on N. Korea denuclearisation, talks
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
N. Korea nuclear test 10 times more powerful than Hiroshima: Japan
Hong Kong radio replaces BBC with Chinese programming
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Hong Kong's public radio station has replaced its 24-hour BBC World Service broadcast with Chinese state-run programming, in a move the British broadcaster called "disappointing" as concerns grow over Beijing's influence on the semi-autonomous city. Listeners woke up on Monday morning to the Mandarin-language broadcast of the China National Radio Hong Kong Edition (CNR), instead of the World ... more
Geneva (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
China blocking rights activists, harassing experts at UN: HRW
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
Geneva (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
China blocking rights activists, harassing experts at UN: HRW
DRCongo troops chasing reporter 'force entry' at UN base
Kinshasa (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
The UN said Tuesday that soldiers "forced entry" into its base in the volatile Kasai region of DR Congo aiming to arrest a journalist critical of President Joseph Kabila. Journalist Edouard Diye Tshitenge had been planning to present a manifesto on Monday demanding the removal of Kabila, who has refused to step down despite constitutional limits. But the general who heads operations in t ... more
Luanda (AFP) Aug 23, 2017
Angolans vote as Dos Santos ends 38-year rule
Freetown (AFP) Aug 19, 2017
Death toll in SLeone flood disaster reaches 441
Washington (UPI) Aug 21, 2017
Africa Endeavor 2017 communications conference starts in Malawi
VSE Corporation reports of logistics delivery orders
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
VSE Corporation reported it is to provide maritime logistics support under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program to 11 foreign customers. The delivery orders were awarded to the logistic company by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command International Fleet Support Program Office in July and August and have a delivery period of between nine and 20 months. "We are proud to continue o ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
General Dynamics receives contracts for upgraded Abrams tanks
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Black Hills receives $49.9M contract for special 5.56mm
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
British air force opens ground combat to women
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Kongsberg gains Norwegian, South Korean contracts
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
Kongsberg Defense Systems will maintain gear boxes on Norway's Sea King helicopters, under a deal with the Norwegian Defense Logistics organization. The framework agreement, which could cost as much as $37.9 million, is in effect until 2020 and has a three-year option. "This framework agreement secures a continued operation of the Norwegian Sea King helicopters until the new AW10 ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017
Damen lays keel for Mexican naval ship
Jerusalem (AFP) Sept 4, 2017
Ex-minister questioned as Israel submarine graft probe widens
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
BAE receives $76M contract for Naval Air Warfare Center equipment
What's hot and what's not at Berlin's IFA tech fair
Berlin (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Berlin's IFA technology fair, Europe's largest and a bellwether for the Christmas season, draws to a close Wednesday. Here is a quick overview of what's hot and what's not in the aisles. - On the out - - Tablets: the fever that greeted Apple's launch of the iPad in 2010 has long dissipated. Smartphones boast increasingly large screens and high performance in a handier package than the no ... more
Miami (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
'Star Trek' actor Shatner sends message to Voyager
Paris (ESA) Sep 05, 2017
ESA retrieves NASA astronauts with new procedure in wake of hurricane
Washington (AFP) Sept 3, 2017
Record-breaking NASA astronaut comes back to Earth


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