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October 09, 2017
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Earliest evidence for a native African cultigen discovered in Eastern Sudan



Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Archaeologists examining plant impressions within broken pottery have discovered the earliest evidence for domesticated sorghum in Africa. The evidence comes from an archaeological site (known as KG23) in eastern Sudan, dating from 3500 to 3000 BC, and is associated with an ancient archaeological culture known as the Butana Group. Sorghum is a native African grass that was utilized for thousands of years by prehistoric peoples, and emerged as one of the world's five most important cereal cro ... read more

AEROSPACE
Australia has 'better understanding' of where MH370 might be
Sydney (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Australian search chiefs said Tuesday they now have a better understanding of where flight MH370 might be, admitting it was inconceivable that a commercial plane could vanish in the modern era. ... more
THE STANS
Indian cross-border firing kills two in Pakistan: officials
Muzaffarabad, Pakistan (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Two civilians were killed and two others were wounded after Indian troops fired into Pakistani Kashmir Wednesday, in the latest cross-border violence between the nuclear-armed neighbours. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
India gets lending support for a greener grid
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Regional lenders said Thursday they were offering hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to support the greening up of the power sector in India. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Central Indian floods have tripled: study
Paris (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Violent floods in central India have tripled since 1950, according to researchers who warned Tuesday of worse to come while offering hope for predicting them better in future. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Fear of epidemic disaster as disease stalks Rohingya camps
Cox'S Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Rashida Begum steers clear of the water pump near the reeking latrine shared by more than 100 families in a grim corner of Bangladesh that has grown into one of the world's largest refugee settlements in just weeks. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest city
Gonda City, India (AFP) Oct 2, 2017
Flies throng over piles of faeces, the drains overflow with sewage and the foul smell in the air is inescapable. ... more
CAR TECH
Tata wins bid to make electric cars for Indian government
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
India's Tata Motors has won a bid to manufacture thousands of electric cars for the government as part of a push to promote battery-powered vehicles as the nation grapples with soaring pollution levels. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
US defence chief in India to boost military ties
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Stronger military ties between India and the United States should not affect relations with neighbours such as Pakistan, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said ahead of a visit to New Delhi. ... more
TRADE WARS
Myanmar's conflict-hit Rakhine a magnet for Chinese cash
Bangkok (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Battered by global outrage over an army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar has found comfort in an old friend - China, an Asian superpower whose unflinching support is tied to the billions it has lavished on ports, gas and oil in violence-hit Rakhine state. ... more
UAV NEWS
Drones, Fighter jets on table as Mattis visits key ally India
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 24, 2017
Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan's security look set to dominate the agenda when US Defense Secretary James Mattis visits India this week. ... more


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THE STANS
India cross-border firing kills six Pakistani civilians: military
Islamabad (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
The Pakistani military Friday said six people have been killed and over two dozen wounded in firing by Indian troops, in the latest cross-border violence between the nuclear-armed neighbours. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Bangladesh army steps up as Rohingya suffer heavy rain
Cox'S Bazar, Bangladesh (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Bangladesh's army was ordered Wednesday to take a bigger role helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could take six months to register the new refugees. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
ISRO to resume satellite launches by December
New Delhi (IANS) Sep 21, 2017
India would resume launching satellites in November or December, unfazed by the failure of its rocket in deploying a spare navigation satellite in the earth's lower orbit on August 31, space agency ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Six die in Indian mudslide; 12 dead DR Congo floods
Mumbai (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Six people were killed Wednesday in a landslide in northeast India, while heavy rain in the western city of Mumbai caused havoc after a plane skidded off the runway and became stuck in mud. ... more



Metal with Memory: Shaping the Future of Aviation
Cleveland OH (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
While aeronautics researchers across the globe continue to develop technologies that will make air travel more efficient, more sustainable and safer, there is a group of NASA researchers who are altering the long-held view that wings have to stick straight out from an aircraft and stay that way. Through NASA's Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) Project, a team of engineers working with ... more
New York (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Boeing-backed startup eyes hybrid electric plane in 2022
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Germany, Norway join aerial tanker project
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
Britain's RAF receives intelligence aircraft
The U.S. needs at least twice as many charging points for EV
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
The number of plug-in ports for electric vehicles would need to increase more than 130 percent to meet future growth, a U.S. Energy Department study found. The U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates there are 16,000 charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles nation-wide, with 43,000 actual plugs available as of June. That number supports the more th ... more
Paris (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Uber competitor hits Paris roads with Chinese help
London (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
UK car sales skid lower in September on poor consumer confidence
Paris (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Renault plans China growth, more electric vehicles
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
A proposal to address what the Trump administration outlined as threats to traditional energy sources is counterintuitive, sustainable energy supporters said. The U.S. Department of Energy said last week it was calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to change how the wholesale electricity sector works by offering compensation for "traditional" power generators. In a ... more
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
Beojing, China (SPX) Sep 04, 2017
Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability
Washington (UPI) Aug 29, 2017
ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia
A new way to produce clean hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and is considered by many to be a potential clean fuel of the future. Water and fossil fuels contain large amounts of hydrogen, but unlocking molecular dihydrogen fuel from these sources takes a great deal of energy, casting doubt over any future hydrogen economy. Turning water into hydrogen using solar energy could lead the way to cheap and ... more
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Ultra-fast and ultra-sensitive hydrogen sensor
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Tesla delays truck launch, eyes battery power for Puerto Rico
Orlando FL (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
New nanomaterial can extract hydrogen fuel from seawater
New 'molecular trap' cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods
Winston Salem NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new method for capturing radioactive waste from nuclear power plants is cheaper and more effective than current methods, a potential boon for the energy industry, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications. "Our capture method by far outperforms all current technologies and may change the landscape of energy production worldwide," said Timo Thonhauser, the ... more
Normandy, France (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
Largest Nuclear Training Center In France Opens Its Doors
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
BWXT awarded contract extension for nuclear waste facility operations
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018
We're not living in a simulation, scientists confirm
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
The idea that all of human existence might simply be a computer simulation - most recently popularized by Elon Musk - has captivated the minds of millions of computer chair philosophers and college stoners. But new research by a pair of theoretical physicists suggests it is simply not possible to build a computer big enough to run such a massive simulation. Zohar Ringel and Dmi ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Open-access collider data confirm subatomic particle patterns
Tallahassee FL (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Heavy chemical elements alter theory of quantum mechanics
Rochester NY (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Generating terahertz radiation from water makes 'the impossible, possible'
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Outsiders challenge Chicago school for Nobel economics prize
Stockholm (AFP) Oct 9, 2017
The 2017 Nobel season wraps up Monday with the economics prize, which could this year honour fields rarely awarded by the committee, such as development economics or French economist Esther Duflo's research on poverty. The Nobel Economics Prize was created by the Swedish central bank "in memory of Alfred Nobel" and first awarded in 1969, unlike the other prizes which were created in his last ... more
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
EU targets China with tough rules on cheap imports
Beijing (AFP) Sept 30, 2017
Chinese manufacturing accelerates for second straight month
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
$37.7 million bowl sets Chinese ceramic auction record
'We don't want armed confrontation with Kurds says Iraqi PM; Turkey will soon close borders
Paris (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday he did not want an armed conflict with his country's Kurds, days after the autonomous Kurdistan region voted for independence in a referendum. "We don't want armed confrontation, we don't want clashes but federal authority must prevail," he said after a meeting in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. "Separatism is unacceptable," ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Row breaks out in Iraq over Kurd flag on Talabani coffin
Washington (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Trump sends lieutenants to Pakistan with tough message
Washington (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Afghanistan pull-out would be 'to our ultimate peril': Mattis
Every economy at risk from climate change, IMF says
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
The consequences of a changing climate pose a threat to every single economy in the world, the head of the International Monetary Fund said from Massachusetts. An annual report from the World Health Organization and UNICEF said global hunger is on the rise, affecting 11 percent of the world's population, in part because of climate change. The report found a link between conflict and cli ... more
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Ninety-eight scientists launch a 2,000-year global temperature database
Ottawa (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Auditor slams Canada on lack of climate actions
Sydney (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Drought not dingos behind mainland Australia tiger extinction: study
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Nobel Prize sends a nuclear message to Trump
Washington (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
The Nobel committee spurned an opportunity to celebrate the Iran nuclear deal, but still found a way to send a message to US President Donald Trump. Trump is a stern critic of the 2015 accord, and US officials say that he intends to tell the US Congress next week that Tehran is not honoring its side of the bargain. He is also engaged in a perilous game of brinksmanship with nuclear-armed ... more
The Hague (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
N. Korea chemical arms a concern for peace
Washington (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
North Korea's Kim 'very rational': CIA
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 8, 2017
Abe vows to tackle N. Korea threat ahead of Japan election
Former Hong Kong leader appears in court over sandwich 'attack'
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
Unpopular former Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying testified Wednesday in a case involving a sandwich thrown at him by a pro-democracy activist. The sandwich was aimed at Leung, the city's then leader, as he was on his way to vote in the September 2016 legislative election - but it missed and hit a police officer. In court, a stern-looking Leung occasionally smiled as he was questioned b ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
Hong Kong democracy activist in court for throwing 'smelly' sandwich
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 1, 2017
Hong Kong migrant mothers sing for their distant children
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 4, 2017
The making of Hong Kong's famous 'fire dragon'
Three US Green Berets killed in Niger
Niamey (AFP) Oct 5, 2017
Three US Green Berets and four Nigerien soldiers were killed in a clash on the Niger-Mali border, where Islamic State fighters have established a presence, officials said Thursday. A joint US-Niger patrol fell into an ambush on Wednesday in the Tillaberi region in the country's southwest, requiring French Mirage 2000 fighter jets to be called in for air support. Niger's President Mahamad ... more
Monrovia (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Liberian women hold mass fast for peaceful elections
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) Oct 6, 2017
Nigeria: Cooperation 'key' to defeating jihadists
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Sep 27, 2017
The link between drought and riots in sub-Saharan Africa
Rheinmetall, Paravan team on autonomous vehicle technology
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Germany's Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH and Paravan GmbH have joined forces to develop semi- and fully autonomous vehicle platforms. The vehicles would be for military and dual-use applications and include civilian emergency response vehicles, the companies said in an announcement on Wednesday. Paravan has been developing drive-by-wire control technologies for more than 15 years. ... more
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
Orbit Logic Awarded Navy Autonomy Contract
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
Raytheon awarded contract for upgrades to Small Diameter Bomb
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
African country orders Elbit defense electronic systems
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Navy leadership testifies before SASC on ship collisions, readiness concerns
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
Senior leaders from the U.S. Navy told a U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday that it is "very hard to understand" how two Navy destroyers collided with civilian ships, but chalked up the issues to gaps in readiness and leadership. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, Navy Chief of Operations Adm. John Richardson and Government Accountability Office official John Pendleton testified Tuesd ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
GAO cites Navy's operational problem areas
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
Future NZ navy ship to feature Saab communications system
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Australia selects Saab for naval C4I systems
Alaska antenna to improve NASA's space communications system
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
NASA unveiled a new space communications antenna at the Alaska Satellite Facility in Fairbanks this week. The new antenna, AS-2, which sits atop the Elvey building at University of Alaska Fairbanks, will retrieve data from NASA's spacecraft. NASA operates three space communications networks, the Deep Space Network, Space Network and Near Earth Network. AS-2 will boost the capacity of th ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
USNO Astronomers Measure New Distances To Nearby Stars
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
NASA May Extend BEAM's Time on the International Space Station
Paris (AFP) Oct 3, 2017
OECD calls for tourism to be more sustainable


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