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January 17, 2017
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Russia-China Joint Space Studies Center May Be Created in Southeastern Russia



Krasnoyarsk (Sputnik) Jan 17, 2017
A joint-working space center of Russian and Chinese specialists could be built in Russia's southeastern Zabaikalsky Territory, the press service of the region's head said Monday in a statement. A center for joint work of Russian and Chinese specialists in the sphere of space studies could be built in Russia's southeastern Zabaikalsky Territory as a part of the comprehensive plan of the region's social and economic development, the press service of the region's head said Monday in a statement. ... read more

SPACE TRAVEL
Russian Astronauts to Hold Terminator Experiment in Space
Russian astronauts will conduct a geophysical experiment, named "Terminator," onboard the International Space Station. The goal of the experiment is to study atmospheric structures and then build cl ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Ruptured oxidant tank likely cause of Progress accident
A ruptured oxidant tank on the third stage of a carrier rocket most likely caused a recent accident involving a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft, Russia's space corporation Roscosmos said Wednesday ... more
SPACEWAR
Russia Works on New-Generation Space Radio Intelligence System
Russia's Defense Ministry continues to develop the Liana Electronic Intelligence Program (ELINT) using Lotos-S satellites, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday. Lotos-S and Pion-NKS rad ... more
EXO WORLDS
Could dark streaks in Venusian clouds be microbial life
The question of life on Venus, of all places, is intriguing enough that a team of U.S. and Russian scientists working on a proposal for a new mission to the second planet - named Venera-D - are cons ... more
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ICE WORLD
Airborne thermometer to measure Arctic temperatures
Russian scientists from the National University of Science and Technology MISiS, MIPT, and Prokhorov General Physics Institute (GPI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences have compared the effectivenes ... more
MILTECH
What Russia's railgun can really do
A team of Russian scientists has successfully tested the country's first railgun, which relies on electromagnetic forces rather than explosives or propellant.According to experts at the Institute of ... more
NUKEWARS
Russian strategic missile forces to go fully digital by 2020
Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) will completely switch to digital data transmission technologies by 2020, the Defense Ministry press service said in a statement. According to the MoD p ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
First colour image for joint UK and Algerian CubeSat
AlSat Nano, a UK-Algeria CubeSat mission, has captured its first full colour image following its launch in September 2016. The image was taken by the Open University C3D2 instrument's wide field cam ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA NP supplies Safety Instrumentation and Control System for Generation 3 Reactor
AREVA NP supplied Rosatom with its safety instrumentation and control (I and C) system for its installation within unit 1 of the Novovoronezh-2 Russian nuclear power plant, which has been connected ... more


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SPACE TRAVEL
Launch of Russia's new progress spacecraft set for February 2
The launch of Russia's Progress MS-05 space freighter to the International Space Station (ISS) is preliminary set for February 2, 2017, although it could be postponed, a space industry source told R ... more
CARBON WORLDS
Diamonds are technologists' best friends
Physicists from the Lomonosov Moscow State University have obtained diamond crystals in the form of a regular pyramid of micrometer size. Moreover, in cooperation with co-workers from other Russian ... more

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China muted after Tillerson vows islands blockade
China offered a muted response Thursday after Donald Trump's secretary of state pick Rex Tillerson warned the US would stop it from using its artificial islands in the South China Sea. Tillerson's comments, during his confirmation hearing in the US senate, are the latest salvo the Trump team has aimed at Beijing. "We're going to have to send China a clear signal that, first the island ... more
Lithuania to build fence on border with Russian exclave

EU 'has no need for outside advice,' France's Hollande says of Trump

US troops arriving in Poland draw Russian ire

Mogherini says EU to stand by Iran nuclear accord
EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini on Monday insisted the bloc will stand by the Iran nuclear accord, bluntly condemned by US President-elect Donald Trump, because it serves Europe's security needs. "It is proof that diplomacy works and delivers... The European Union will continue to work for the respect and implementation of this extremely important deal, most of all for our securit ... more
Obama warns Trump not to jettison Iran nuclear deal

A year after nuclear deal, Iran wary of rising US 'hostility'

Iran to buy 130 tonnes of uraniaum: nuclear official

China launches commercial rocket mission Kuaizhou-1A
The rocket Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) has sent three satellites into space in its first commercial mission on Monday. The rocket, carrying the satellite JL-1 and two CubeSats XY-S1 and Caton-1, blasted off from northwestern China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at around 12:11 p.m. Monday Beijing Time, according to a statement from the center. The KZ-1A was developed from the Kuaizhou-1 r ... more
China Space Plan to Develop "Strength and Size"

Beijing's space program soars in 2016

China Plans to Launch 1st Mars Probe by 2020 - State Council Information Office

Hong Kong leadership hopeful pledges to heal city's 'heartache'
Hong Kong's tough former deputy leader Carrie Lam, widely seen as China's favourite in an upcoming election for the top post, pledged Monday to end the divided city's "heartache" as she announced her candidacy. Lam was deputy to the unpopular current chief executive Leung Chun-ying until she resigned to contest the poll, but is a less disliked figure. Leung is vilified by the city's pro ... more
Hong Kong activists declare 'war' after appeal bid snub

Lessons in respect at China's Confucius kindergartens

Taiwan says gang links in protest against HK activists

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Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting
Just when lighting aficionados were in a dark place, LEDs came to the rescue. Over the past decade, LED technologies - short for light-emitting diode - have swept the lighting industry by offering features such as durability, efficiency and long life. Now, Princeton engineering researchers have illuminated another path forward for LED technologies by refining the manufacturing of light sou ... more
Nanoscale view of energy storage

UK-Led Hydrogen Fuel Project Promises to Provide Ultra-Clean Air in China

Scientists discover a molecular motor has a 'gear' for directional switching

Station crew get special delivery from Virginia
This week, astronauts are unloading more than 5,000 pounds of cargo and crew supplies from the Cygnus spacecraft to support dozens of science and research investigations. However, this shipment has special significance. This shipment arrived via an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Rocket launches to the International Space ... more
Orbital cargo ship arrives at space station

New Instrument on ISS to Study Ultra-Cold Quantum Gases

Two Russians, one American blast off to ISS

Sharing battlefield information at multiple classification levels via mobile handheld devices
Troops in remote regions around the world often struggle to operate with limited networks for data sharing and communication-an encumbrance that is amplified when U.S. troops need to share classified or otherwise secure data with each other and coalition partners. The usual process for sharing such information requires an end-to-end connection to secure servers via a dedicated digital "pip ... more
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Harris secures $403 million tactical radio support contract

U.S. Navy selects Raytheon for tactical radio production

Retired US generals to Trump: 'Torture is unnecessary'
Dozens of retired top military brass have written to President-elect Donald Trump urging him not to follow through on campaign pledges to reinstate waterboarding, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Trump said while campaigning that "waterboarding is fine, but it's not nearly tough enough" and said he would "bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding." In a letter dated Januar ... more
What Russia's railgun can really do

Safran to design new inertial navigation system

Leidos to support counter-IED organization

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China 2016 auto sales surge at fastest in three years
Auto sales in China, the world's biggest car market, surged at their fastest in three years in 2016, an industry group showed Thursday, jumping nearly 14 percent after authorities slashed a purchase tax. The world's second-largest economy is crucial to global auto manufacturers, but the market took a hit from slowing economic growth in 2015. However a total of 28.03 million cars were sol ... more
Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

US deal won't end 'dieselgate' pain for Volkswagen

NAVYA Self-driving shuttle goes to work in Las Vegas

UK experts warn of Trump climate science clampdown
More than 100 of Britain's top climate scientists on Monday urged Prime Minister Theresa May to press US President-elect Donald Trump to safeguard government-led research on global warming. "We stand ready to support and assist our counterparts in the United States... in resisting any political attempts to prevent, hamper or interfere with vital research on climate change," they wrote in an ... more
On climate, top diplomat nominee says US must stay engaged

Obama again defends climate deal

Global warming hiatus disproved yet again

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French, US astronauts install batteries outside space station
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet floated into space on his first-ever spacewalk Friday, and helped install three new, refrigerator-sized lithium-ion batteries to upgrade the power system at the International Space Station. Wearing a white spacesuit with the French flag emblazoned on one shoulder, Pesquet and US astronaut Shane Kimbrough switched on their spacesuits' internal battery power to ... more
'Hidden Figures' soars in second week atop box office

The dust never settles on the Space Station

Real time imaging and transcriptome analysis of medaka aboard space station

26 killed as Yemeni forces push rebels back
At least 26 Yemeni fighters died in fresh clashes and an air strike as government forces advanced against Shiite Huthi rebels near a key shipping strait, medics and officials said Saturday. A week-long assault by government forces and their allies aims to expel the Iran-backed Huthis from Dhubab region, close to the Bab al-Mandab strait linking the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Twelve bodies ... more
Turkey arrests two Uighurs over nightclub attack

Cyprus talks stumble over fate of Turkish troops

Syrian political opposition says it supports Astana talks

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Trudeau says Canada's oil sands must be phased out
Canada must "phase out" Alberta's oil sands and end the country's dependence on hydrocarbons, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday. "We can't shut down the oil sands tomorrow. We need to phase them out," he said. "We need to manage the transition off our dependence on fossil fuels." He was responding to a question at a town hall event about his decision in late November to author ... more
Anadarko sells off Eagle Ford shale assets

Colorado is doing energy right, governor said

Milestone reached for Kashagan oil field

Sharing battlefield information at multiple classification levels via mobile handheld devices
Troops in remote regions around the world often struggle to operate with limited networks for data sharing and communication-an encumbrance that is amplified when U.S. troops need to share classified or otherwise secure data with each other and coalition partners. The usual process for sharing such information requires an end-to-end connection to secure servers via a dedicated digital "pip ... more
BAE Systems contracted for radio frequency countermeasure services

Harris secures $403 million tactical radio support contract

U.S. Navy selects Raytheon for tactical radio production

Italy joins EUROSAM's Aster 30 B1NT program
EUROSAM, a consortium formed by Thales Group and MBDA Systems, has formally welcomed Italy to its Aster 30 Block 1 NT program. The B1NT program is an effort supported by the French and Italian defense ministries to develop new technology for the Aster missile in addition to modernizing SAMP/T systems currently in service. "The Italian notification strengthens the Aster program we ... more
SBIRS GEO Flight 3 encapsulated for launch

U.S. Air Force prepares SBIRS satellite for launch

US would 'not necessarily' shoot down NKorean missile: Pentagon

SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association's Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Virginia. James began her presentation by reflecting on her appointment as the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force. "It was the honor of my professional life time - hands down - and I want to reiterate that," she said. "These past three ye ... more
Russia Works on New-Generation Space Radio Intelligence System

White paper sets out China's vision as a space power

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