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September 12, 2017
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Modi, Abe to kick-start India's first bullet train project



Ahmedabad, India (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will break ground on India's first bullet train project on Thursday in western Gujarat state, as the country seeks faster travel for millions. Modi has pledged to invest billions of dollars to modernise India's creaking railway system, with the bullet train one of his key election promises ahead of his landslide victory in 2014. The leaders will lay the foundation stone of the high-speed rail network between Ahmedabad -- ... 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
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
India's army chief says China 'testing limits' after stand-off
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
India's army chief has said his country must be prepared for war and accused China of "testing our limits", days after the nuclear-armed neighbours ended one of their worst border stand-offs in decades. ... more
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SHAKE AND BLOW
With no government help, Mumbai flood victims are on their own
Mumbai (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
When Surekha Chiplunkar's home started to flood during recent heavy rains in Mumbai she knew exactly what to do - she had to; catastrophe comes every year and no one else was going to help. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China's Xi urges 'healthy' India ties after border spat: Xinhua
Xiamen, China (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping sought Tuesday to move past a tense border dispute with India, telling Prime Minister Narendra Modi the two nuclear-armed neighbours should pursue "healthy, stable" relations, according to China's state media. ... 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
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. ... 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
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


Common ground in short supply as China hosts BRICS

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
AEROSPACE
Saab to tie up with India's Adani for fighter jet; Extends coop with Indonesian institutions
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 31, 2017
Swedish defence giant Saab will tie up with India's Adani Group to bid for a lucrative multi-billion dollar deal to make fighter jets in the country, an industry source told AFP Thursday. ... 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



Typhoon offered as F-16 replacement for Belgium
Washington (UPI) Sep 11, 2017
Britain is offering the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to Belgium as a possible replacement for the F-16s now flown by the Belgian Air Force. The offer - made on behalf of itself and the governments of Germany, Italy and Spain - was tendered in response to a replacement request from Brussels. "I commend Belgium for what is a comprehensive and well-executed competitive process," s ... more
Moffett Field CA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Air Traffic "Win-Win" Wins NASA Software of the Year
Beijing (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Boeing tips China to need $1.1 tn new planes over next 20 years
El Calafate, Argentina (SPX) Sep 05, 2017
Airbus Perlan Mission II Soars Into History, Sets New World Record for Glider Altitude
US House passes bill to clear path for self-driving cars
Washington (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at clearing the path for deployment of self-driving vehicles by requiring consistent regulations across the 50 states. The "Self Drive Act" approved by voice vote "will help pave the way for self-driving cars nationwide and ensures America stays a global leader in innovation," said a tweet from Representative Greg Walden ... more
New York (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Post-Harvey Houston faces a car crunch
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
China mulls petrol car ban, boosting electric vehicles
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Fuel economy standards cheaper, more beneficial than previously believed
Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability
Beojing, China (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
The power it takes to bring a Boeing 747 from a resting state on the airport tarmac to speeding across the sky is enormous. The jet can continue in its active state for as long as its fuel lasts. A Frisbee, in contrast, takes far less energy to go airborne, but with no energy supply, it falls almost immediately. The same principle can be extended to the traditional power system and decentr ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
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
Why US battery startups fail and how to fix it
Cambridge UK (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Better batteries are critical to the world's clean energy future. More economical and efficient batteries would help to solve many of our planet's energy challenges, paving the way towards long-range electric vehicles to help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels as well as advancing renewable energy production by resolving intermittency problems. However, the scientific research needed to b ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Researchers develop new material for hydrogen storage
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Scientists unveil explosion-free lithium-ion batteries
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Researchers devise a new way of producing hydrogen fuel
Jacobs JV wins support contract for nuclear research center
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
A Jacobs Engineering Group joint venture is providing support and test services to the U.S Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration. The services by Mission Support and Test Services LLC, led by Honeywell International, is specifically for the Nevada National Security Site. The NNSS is a former nuclear test site that is now a major center for research and dev ... more
Islamabad (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
PM opens country's fifth nuclear power plant
Beijing (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
China and Brazil sign agreements on nuclear power
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) Aug 29, 2017
Kazakhstan inaugurates IAEA-backed nuclear fuel bank
UCLA physicists propose new theories of black holes from the very early universe
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
UCLA physicists have proposed new theories for how the universe's first black holes might have formed and the role they might play in the production of heavy elements such as gold, platinum and uranium. A long-standing question in astrophysics is whether the universe's very first black holes came into existence less than a second after the Big Bang or whether they formed only millions of y ... more
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
Aussie quantum tech has its sights set on human biochemistry
Beijing, China (SPX) Sep 07, 2017
First neutron beam produced: A great milestone for CSNS
Iowa City IA (SPX) Aug 31, 2017
Researchers propose how the universe became filled with light
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Goldman Sachs halts advising work on HNA unit: source
New York (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Goldman Sachs suspended work for an affiliate of Chinese conglomerate HNA that has been under increased scrutiny by the Chinese government, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The US investment bank had been enlisted in August to manage a stock offering of HNA outsourcing business Pactera. But Goldman Sachs concluded the financial structure of the Pactera business was too o ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 8, 2017
China export growth slows in August but imports pick up
Managua (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
Nicaragua renews environmental permit for Chinese canal project
Beijing (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
China's fifth-largest bank downgraded to junk status
Iraq MPs vote against Kurdish independence referendum
Baghdad (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
The Iraqi parliament voted on Tuesday to oppose an independence referendum planned by Iraqi Kurdish leaders for later this month prompting a walkout by Kurdish lawmakers. Speaker Salim al-Juburi, a Sunni Arab, said the vote required the government to "take all steps to protect the unity of Iraq and open a serious dialogue" with Iraqi Kurdish leaders. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and ot ... more
Camp Shorab, Afghanistan (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Trump wins support for Afghan strategy in volatile Helmand
Koysinjaq, Iraq (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Kurd rebels in Iraq mountains shrug off Turkey-Iran threats
Washington (UPI) Sep 5, 2017
Orbital ATK receives $69.4M for Afghan Air Force AC-208 light aircraft
Italy's drought seen from space
Paris (ESA) Sep 07, 2017
Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country. Wildfires, water scarcity and billions of euros worth of damage to agriculture are just some of the effects of this summer's drought in Italy - not to mention the relentless heat. News of potential w ... more
Washington (AFP) Sept 9, 2017
Series of potent hurricanes stokes scientific debate
Austin TX (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Periodic table of ecological niches could aid in predicting effects of climate change
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Australia has hottest winter on record
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N. Korea warns US of 'greatest pain' over sanctions; Japan eyes stronger defence
Seoul (AFP) Sept 10, 2017
North Korea warned on Monday it would inflict "the greatest pain and suffering" on the United States if Washington persists in pushing for harsher UN sanctions following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. The September 3 detonation was the country's largest and prompted global outrage, with the UN Security Council set to discuss a new draft resolution presented by Washington that would be the t ... more
United Nations, United States (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
UN unanimously backs new sanctions on North Korea
Seoul (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
New UN sanctions on North Korea: what do they mean?
Vienna (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
UN nuclear watchdog defends Iran deal
Student backlash in Hong Kong independence row
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 7, 2017
Hong Kong students have accused their universities of suppressing freedom of speech after banners and signs calling for the city's independence from China were taken down from campuses. The move has fuelled fears that freedoms are being squeezed in the semi-autonomous city and that Beijing is tightening its grip in a range of areas, from politics to media and education. Since the failure ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 6, 2017
'Oldest jazz band' a constant in fast-modernising Shanghai
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 15, 2017
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
Hanergy tycoon gets 8-year ban in Hong Kong
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
Army ordering new shoulder-fired recoilless rifles
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
The U.S. Army announced on Wednesday that it is rapidly procuring more than 1,000 shoulder-fired 84mm recoilless rifles from Saab for deployment as soon as possible. The weapon is the Carl-Gustaf M4, known as the M3E1 in the United States. Through the use of titanium, the Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System, or MAAWS, is more than six pounds lighter than its earlie ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Australia developing wearable 'Fight Recorder' for soldiers
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
Marines use freeze-dried plasma to save foreign ally
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Mobile Camouflage System displayed at DSEI 17
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Britain plans a new class of Navy frigate
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
Britain's Ministry of Defense and Royal Navy has launched plans to obtain a new frigate to replace Type 23 frigates now in service. The project was announced Thursday by Minister for Defense Procurement Harriett Baldwin and came on the heels of the ministry's announcement of a new shipbuilding strategy. "A day after we launched the National Shipbuilding Strategy, we are taking ou ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 8, 2017
Navy leaders testify before Congress on McCain, Fitzgerald collisions
Washington (UPI) Sep 6, 2017
Navy to issue order for heavy lift of the USS John S. McCain
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
NRL-developed Topcoat Applied on Entire Freeboard of Navy Ship
Three astronauts blast off for five-month ISS mission
Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) Sept 12, 2017
Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the International Space Station in a nighttime launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday, heading for a five-month mission. The Soyuz MS-06 rocket carrying Alexander Misurkin of the Russia's Roscosmos space agency, NASA first-time flyer Mark Vande Hei and his veteran colleague Joe Acaba launched as scheduled at ... more
Berlin (AFP) Sept 5, 2017
What's hot and what's not at Berlin's IFA tech fair
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


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