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May 22, 2017
SPACEWAR
US Hypersonic Aircraft Will Not Catch Russia Flat-Footed



Moscow (Sputnik) May 18, 2017
Speedy as they are, moving at about 6 kilometers a second (3.7 miles a second), the US hypersonic aircraft are still not fast enough to avoid the eagle eyes of Russia's missile attack warning system. The all-new Voronezh-class radar stations are able to spot and track America's hypersonic aircraft designed to bypass Russia's missile warning system. Until very recently the trajectories of these "fast runners" were impossible to register, much less to track. Right now the Pentagon is developin ... read more

CHIP TECH
Ultrafast tunable semiconductor metamaterial created
Moscow, Russia (SPX) May 23, 2017
An international team of researchers from Moscow State University (Russia), Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque (USA), and Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena (Germany) have devised an ult ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Washington Still Has No Engine to Replace Russian-Made RD-180
Moscow (Sputnik) May 17, 2017
US aerospace company Blue Origin suffered a setback while testing its Blue Engine 4 (BE-4), a staged-combustion rocket engine designed to replace Russian-made RD-180s, meaning that Washington still ... more
SPACEWAR
How Gorbachev Destroyed the USSR's Military Space Program, and What It Cost Russia
Moscow (Sputnik) May 16, 2017
Thirty years ago, in May 1987, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrived in the Baikonur Cosmodrome to personally order the closure of the USSR's military space program. Three decades on, Russian mili ... more
SPACEWAR
Space Wars? Moscow Seeking 'Qualitative Parity' With Washington - US Intel Chief
Moscow (Sputnik) May 12, 2017
Russia is attempting to modernize its nuclear and conventional weapons systems as well as its asymmetric capabilities in order to reach qualitative parity with the United States, Director of Nationa ... more
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AEROSPACE
Russian engineers develop new surveillance, missile defense airships
Moscow (Sputnik) May 10, 2017
Russian engineers are designing new advanced airships which may become a potent element of the country's anti-ballistic missile defenses. On May 6, 1937, the German passenger airship Hindenbur ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Russia's RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: Hypersonic Disaster for US Missile Defense Shield
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
With its state-of-art heavy liquid-propelled RS-28 Sarmat ICBM the Russian military has obviously surpassed their US counterparts, Russian military expert Alexei Leonkov told Radio Sputnik, adding t ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
First Contract under Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation BAA Complete
Los Angeles AFB (AFNS) May 09, 2017
The first of ten contracts awarded under the Booster Propulsion Technology Maturation Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) was recently completed. Moog Inc. successfully completed a "Non-Destructive Ev ... more
NUKEWARS
Russia to Rearm Strategic Missile Forces With 5th-Generation Arms by 2027
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
Russia will have upgraded its Strategic Missile Forces with 5th-generation devices by 2027. All missile divisions of Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will be rearmed with 5th-generation ball ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
'Road to Nowhere': Retired Cosmonaut Reveals How It Feels to Walk in Space
Moscow (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
In an interview with Latvia's Radio Baltkom, retired Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, who became the first human to make a spacewalk, gave his thoughts on how he felt when going into outer space. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Mind Your Own Business, Stay Away From Russian Ports - Moscow on US Bill
Gorki, Russia (Sputnik) May 08, 2017
The United States should leave port management in the Russian Far East to Moscow and focus on its own affairs, Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal ... more


Purchase of S-400 From Russia 'Might Signal Turkey's Estrangement From NATO'

AEROSPACE
Russia's T-50 Super Jet Preparing to Soar With Next-Gen Engine
Moscow (Sputnik) May 04, 2017
Flight tests of Russian newest PAK FA (T-50) fighter aircraft with a standard engine will start in the near future, General Designer of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Sergei Korotkov said Wed ... more
TIME AND SPACE
Physicists breeding Schroedinger cat states
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 03, 2017
Physicists have learned how they could breed Schrodinger cats in optics. CIFAR Quantum Information Science Fellow Alexander Lvovsky led the team of Russian Quantum Center and University of Calgary s ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
New Russian Medium-Class Carrier Rocket Could Compete With SpaceX's Falcon
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
A new medium-class carrier rocket to be developed in Russia will be able to compete with the Falcon rocket manufactured by the US-based SpaceX company, Russia's RSC Energia space corporation said. ... more
CYBER WARS
Information Space Turns Into New Battleground - Russian General Staff
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 27, 2017
The information space has become a new theater of military operations as more than 120 countries are developing information weapons, the Russian General Staff said Wednesday. "The information ... more



China backs security services after spy deaths report
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China on Monday defended its right to investigate actions threatening national security but declined to comment on a report that authorities killed or jailed up to 20 CIA sources. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Beijing had systematically dismantled CIA spying operations in China beginning in late 2010, in one of the worst US intelligence breaches in decades. At least a dozen ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row
Tokyo (AFP) May 22, 2017
Six more Japanese detained in China
Istanbul (AFP) May 22, 2017
Russia to lift some Turkey sanctions, tomato ban stays
Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on
Tehran (AFP) May 22, 2017
Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show" and insisting that missile tests will continue. "Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive. Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission o ... more
Seoul (AFP) May 22, 2017
North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment
Beijing (AFP) May 18, 2017
China urges S.Korea to 'remove obstacles' to good ties
Tehran (AFP) May 18, 2017
US sticking by Iran nuclear deal is good news for Rouhani
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
While it remains unclear exactly how long China's first lunar explorers will spend on the surface, the country is already planning for longer stays. Eight Chinese volunteers will live in "Yuegong-1," a simulated space "cabin" in Beijing for the next year, strengthening China's knowledge and technical know-how, and helping the country's scientists understand exactly what will be required fo ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
Beijing (Sputnik) May 01, 2017
Reach for the Stars: China Plans to Ramp Up Space Flight Activity
Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary
Hong Kong (AFP) May 19, 2017
Divided by age, wealth and politics, the people of Hong Kong will mark the 20th anniversary of its transfer from Britain back to China with contrasting emotions: anger and pessimism, pride and celebration. The semi-autonomous city still enjoys freedoms unseen on the mainland, but in recent years there has been increasing unrest. There have been rallies for democratic reform and an indep ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China frees human rights lawyer on bail: Amnesty
Beijing (AFP) May 10, 2017
China lawyer's wife seeks US asylum after brazen escape
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2017
China wants its anthem sung, but maybe not at parties
Advancing next-generation Stable, safe, smart, sustainable batteries
Beijing, China (SPX) May 22, 2017
Next-generation rechargeable batteries are promising candidates for state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries owing to their high energy density and preferred cost efficiency. For instance, Lithium-sulfur batteries, which are featured by their theoretically 10 times higher capacity and 5 times higher energy density, are reviving in both the academic and the industry. Shu Lei Chou and colleagues fro ... more
East Lansing MI (SPX) May 23, 2017
How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeaker
Kobe, Japan (SPX) May 22, 2017
Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient
Berlin, Germany (SPX) May 23, 2017
Better cathode materials for lithium-sulphur-batteries
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Humans have a measurable effect on Earth's near-space environment, new research shows. Very low frequency radio communications interact with and influence particles in space. These interactions can sometimes yield a protective barrier, blocking incoming high energy particles. The barrier has been detected by NASA's Van Allen Probes, robotic spacecraft tasked with surveying Earth' ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
European country orders Harris tactical radios
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles
Oshkosh secures Marine Corps P-19R contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Oshkosh Defense announced a $33 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps for the delivery of 54 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting vehicles. The first vehicles are expected to be delivered by June 2017, and a total of 164 P-19Rs will arrive by 2019. "The P-19R vehicle is a reliable, state-of-the-art expeditionary vehicle built to help firefighting crews effectively respond ... more
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
First Piranhas delivered to Danish military
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2017
Australia receives new military trucks
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Development of Textron's Fury glide munition completed
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
China's JAC says electric car tie-up with VW approved
Shanghai (AFP) May 22, 2017
China's JAC Motors said on Monday it had received government approval for a $734 million joint venture with Volkswagen to produce 100,000 electric cars per year. Volkswagen, the world's largest automaker, is also the market leader in China. It sold four million cars in the country last year but only a few hundred of them were "green" despite rapid growth in electric vehicle sales in China. ... more
Singapore (AFP) May 19, 2017
Singapore car 'vending machine' dispenses with tradition
Detroit (AFP) May 15, 2017
GM announces drive for sustainable rubber
San Francisco (AFP) May 15, 2017
Judge curbs Uber engineer in trade secrets case
Cape Town region declares drought disaster
Cape Town (AFP) May 22, 2017
South Africa's Western Cape region which includes Cape Town declared a drought disaster on Monday as the province battled its worst water shortages for 113 years. Boreholes will be drilled at hospitals in Cape Town, a popular international tourist destination, a mobile desalination plant will be tested and the natural aquifer at Table mountain will be tapped. Southern African nations are ... more
Cannes, France (AFP) May 22, 2017
Trump can't stop progress on climate, says Al Gore
Ottawa (AFP) May 18, 2017
Canada lays out plan for 2018 carbon tax and cap and trade
Bonn (AFP) May 19, 2017
Hopes for climate pact shift to diplomatic sphere
Saving time in space
Paris (ESA) May 22, 2017
Working inside the International Space Station is sometimes like assembling complex furniture but with the tools and paper instructions continually floating out of reach. Astronauts also face situations unforeseen by the instructions. Communication delays with ground control to troubleshoot these occasions mean even more valuable time is lost. Now, 'mobiPV' is looking to help. Developed by ... more
Houston TX (SPX) May 22, 2017
SpaceX Dragon to deliver research payloads to Space Station
Washington DC (SPX) May 19, 2017
Joint Statement: The Fourth Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Comprehensive Dialogue on Space
Cannes, France (AFP) May 21, 2017
'Stone Age' Trump going back to horse and cart says Schwarzenegger
Convoy hit by coalition in Syria likely 'Iranian-directed': Mattis
Washington (AFP) May 19, 2017
A pro-regime convoy that was struck by US-led warplanes inside Syria this week likely was directed by Iran, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Friday. The strike on the convoy heading toward a coalition garrison near the Jordanian border was "necessitated by offensive movement with offensive capability of what we believe were Iranian-directed forces," Mattis said, adding he was not sure if there ... more
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
U-2S Dragon Lady appears at Northern Edge exercise
Beirut (AFP) May 18, 2017
US-led warplanes hit Syria forces
Quito (AFP) May 17, 2017
Colombia, ELN rebels resume talks
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
Wood Group to help with Russia's LNG efforts
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Scottish energy services company Wood Group said Monday it secured a contract with Russia to help advance Far East liquefied natural gas development. Wood Group started action immediately on its five-year contract to help advance a liquefied natural gas project on Sakhalin Island in the Pacific Ocean. For Wood Group, it builds on a partnership for Sakhalin that reaches back to the late ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Iran sees need for major offshore investments
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Oil production starts for Vitol offshore Ghana
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
BP says its North Sea portfolio is on the rebound
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Humans have a measurable effect on Earth's near-space environment, new research shows. Very low frequency radio communications interact with and influence particles in space. These interactions can sometimes yield a protective barrier, blocking incoming high energy particles. The barrier has been detected by NASA's Van Allen Probes, robotic spacecraft tasked with surveying Earth' ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
European country orders Harris tactical radios
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles
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Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital
Riyadh (AFP) May 19, 2017
Saudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile, fired by Yemeni rebels, southwest of the capital Riyadh late Friday, ahead of US President Donald Trump's arrival in the Sunni-led kingdom. Air defence units "intercepted a ballistic missile that was launched by Huthi militias", and it fell over an unpopulated area 180 kilometres from Riyadh, the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement. ... more
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US Hypersonic Aircraft Will Not Catch Russia Flat-Footed


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