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February 21, 2017
STELLAR CHEMISTRY
Intergalactic unions more devastating than we thought



Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Scientists from MIPT, the University of Oxford, and the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences estimated the number of stars disrupted by solitary supermassive black holes in galactic centers formed due to mergers of galaxies containing supermassive black holes. The astrophysicists found out whether gravitational effects arising as two black holes draw closer to one another can explain why we observe fewer stars being captured by black holes than basic theoretical models predict. ... read more

MOON DAILY
India Takes Russian Help to Analyze Chemical Composition of Lunar Surface
ISRO has started a series of ground tests for testing the performance of sensors and actuators for soft landing of the Lander on the lunar surface. India Space Research Organization (ISRO) has ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Russia's first private space tourism craft flight test set for 2020
First flight tests of Russia's reusable suborbital space tourism craft are slated for 2020, the head of the company that is spearheading the effort told Sputnik. Pavel Pushkin, director of Cos ... more
GPS NEWS
GLONASS station in India to expedite 'space centric' warfare command
In the event of an all-out war with Pakistan or China, signals from GLONASS and NAVIC will undoubtedly have multiplier impact and help India to target its whole suite of missiles on its rivals. Amid ... more
SPACEMART
Italy, Russia working closely on Mars exploration, Earth monitoring satellites
There are neither sanctions nor politics in space and cooperation there between Russia, the US and Europe is absolutely vital. In an interview with Sputnik, the head of the Italian Space Agency (ASI ... more
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IRON AND ICE
Russian scientists find 13kg of meteorites in Iranian Desert
A team of Russian geologists from Ural Federal University recently returned from an expedition in the Lut desert in the east of Iran. The team found 13 kilograms of meteorite-like material. Sputnik ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
HSE experts investigate how order emerges from chaos
Igor Kolokolov and Vladimir Lebedev, scientific experts from HSE's Faculty of Physics and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, have developed an analytical th ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Looking to the future: Russia, US mull post-ISS cooperation in space
NASA may have to book seats for American astronauts on Russian Soyuz spaceships in 2018. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with John Logsdon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Internationa ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
The diversity of species on Earth is generating itself
If competition is the main evolutionary driver, why can so many species coexist within the same ecosystem instead to have a few that dominate? This a long and central question in ecology. Many ideas ... more
MISSILE NEWS
Russian Baltic Fleet Carries Out Air Defense Drills Using S-400 Systems
The Russian Baltic Fleet's S-400 air defense systems destroyed more than 30 targets during drills. The Russian Baltic Fleet has carried out air defense drills in the Kaliningrad region using the lat ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Commercial Launch of Proton-M Carrier Rocket Planned For Early April - Roscosmos
A commercial launch of the Proton-M carrier rocket is planned for the beginning of April, head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Igor Komarov said. Earlier, the engines of the second and third ... more


Russian Space Agency Develops Program to Improve Carrier Rocket Assembly Quality

CARBON WORLDS
Study traces black carbon sources in the Russian Arctic
According to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 35% of black carbon in the Russian Arctic originates from residential heating sources, 38% comes fr ... more
NUKEWARS
China Boosting Nuclear Capabilities, Narrowing Gap With US, Russia
China is likely to change the rules of the game in the Asian-Pacific region: in the coming years Beijing may narrow the gap with the US in terms of strategic nuclear capabilities, Russian military e ... more
SPACE TRAVEL
Progress MS-03 cargo spacecraft to reenter January 31
Representative of the Russian Mission Control Center said that Progress MS-03 cargo spacecraft, which has served out its time at the International Space Station, will be undocked and drowned in the ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
One-year mission investigators debut preliminary results at NASA work
Preliminary research results for the NASA One-Year Mission debuted last week at an annual NASA conference. Last March, two men landed back on Earth after having spent nearly one year in space. NASA ... more

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Germany warns US off hurting Europe, favouring Russia
Germany on Friday fired a salvo of warnings against Washington, cautioning it against hurting European cohesion, abandoning core Western values and seeking a rapprochement with Russia behind the backs of its allies. In a hard-hitting speech at the Munich Security Conference against President Donald Trump's administration, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen urged the United States n ... more
Tillerson, Wang in highest-level US-China meet under Trump

US remains 'your greatest ally', Pence tells Europe

Pence reassures Europe, demands NATO funds

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. "The manoeuvres called 'Grand Prophet 11' will start Monday and last three days," General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the force's ground units, told a news conference. He said rockets ... more
China urges nuclear talks resumption with NKorea

Kim's modest Macau life no protection from Pyongyang

Navy flight-tests sub-launched Trident II ballistic missiles

China to launch first high-throughput communications satellite in April
China plans to launch Shijian-13, its first high-throughput communications satellite, in April, the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) said Friday. The 4.6-tonne satellite, with a message capacity of more than 20 GB, will be carried into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket, according to the CAST. An increase in satellite throughput will provide better access to the Internet ... more
Chinese cargo spacecraft set for liftoff in April

China looks to Mars, Jupiter exploration

China's first cargo spacecraft to leave factory

Villagers glorify their children in China festival
Looking like living dress-up dolls, elaborately costumed children are paraded through an eastern China village as firecrackers roar, commemorating the end of barbaric child sacrifices hundreds of years ago. It's an annual event in the village of Tufang in coastal Fujian province, where China's Hakka community is concentrated and marks its unique history with a range of colourful festivals. ... more
Hong Kong police jailed over attack on democracy protester

Struggle against evil sparks China ritual

Ex-VP of China's top court jailed for life over graft

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Squishy supercapacitors bathed in green tea could power wearable electronics
Wearable electronics are here - the most prominent versions are sold in the form of watches or sports bands. But soon, more comfortable products could become available in softer materials made in part with an unexpected ingredient: green tea. Researchers report in ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry C a new flexible and compact rechargeable energy storage device for wearable electronics ... more
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Accelerating low-carbon innovation through policy

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

IAI secures $30 million in signals intelligence contracts
Israel Aerospace Industries received $30 million in contracts to supply signals and communication intelligence capabilities to unnamed customers. The contracts, awarded to IAI subsidiary ELTA Systems, facilitate the delivery of an advanced communication intelligence system, or COMINT to an unidentified operator in Europe. ELTA is also tasked with supplying a signal intelligence suite to ... more
Terahertz wireless could make spaceborne satellite links as fast as fiber-optic links

Airbus provides satcom for EU security missions in Mali, Niger and Somalia

Engie, Airbus tapped to support French defense networks

UAE orders battle management system from Harris
The United Arab Emirates has given the Harris Corporation a two-year contract to provide its military with an integrated battle management system. The contract, issued under the UAE's Emirates Command & Control System Land Tactical System program, is worth $189 million. "This Land Tactical System project represents a major milestone in the advancement of battlefield management an ... more
Russia ready to export new T-90 tank variant

U.S. Navy to buy 40 MRAP MaxxPro Dash DXM vehicles

Qioptiq wins $102 million targeting equipment order

Military Radar Summit 2017
Four-stroke engine cycle produces hydrogen from methane and captures CO2
When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it's been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells wherever there's a natural gas supply available. By adding a catalyst, a hydrogen separating membrane and carbon dioxide sorbent to the century-old four-stroke engine cycle, researchers have demonstrated ... more
Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment

NTU Singapore invents ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

Tesla takes on Gulf gas guzzlers

Climate study delivers dire warning on Alpine snow
The Alpine skiing season may be much shorter by century's end, and limited to a smaller area, said a climate study Thursday warning of snow cover loss as high as 70 percent. Most climate models predict increased winter precipitation due to global warming, scientists wrote in the European Geosciences Union (EGU) journal The Cryosphere. But with temperatures rising too, the is likely to be ... more
Gas hydrate breakdown unlikely to cause massive greenhouse gas release

Scientists argue current climate change models understate the problem

Researchers say climate models understate risk, ignore human factors

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Art and space enter a new dimension
ESA's involvement in the world of art is entering a new dimension, thanks to the cooperation with the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, with the idea of making space activities as inclusive as possible for more of the public on Earth. Michelangelo Pistoletto is acknowledged as one of the founding fathers of the Italian Arte Povera contemporary art movement and is widely regarded as o ... more
Mystery surrounds return of Pentagon's secretive X-37B spaceplane

Air Force doctor solves NASA's poop problem

Cabbage Patch: 5th crop harvested aboard Space Station

Colombia, ELN announce first accord at peace talks
Colombia's government and the country's last active rebel force announced a preliminary agreement in their work toward a permanent ceasefire at peace talks on Thursday. The government is seeking a peace deal with the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) to seal "complete peace" after signing an accord last year with the bigger Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Following a ... more
US used depleted uranium rounds in anti-IS air strikes: military

Turkey says clearing Syria town of remaining IS militants

Colombia's ELN commits new 'terrorist' kidnapping: army

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Shell sees LNG sector rising
The demand for liquefied natural gas, a super-cooled and easily transported energy option, is set to outpace conventional gas, Royal Dutch Shell said. From Pakistan to Colombia, Shell said the demand for liquefied natural gas is growing. Globally, the company said in an annual review that new LNG supplies on the market were keeping up with demand. "The outlook for LNG demand is s ... more
Russia's Rosneft starts drilling in Iraq

What constitutes Brent oil may be changing

US-led coalition expects to stay in Iraq after Mosul

IAI secures $30 million in signals intelligence contracts
Israel Aerospace Industries received $30 million in contracts to supply signals and communication intelligence capabilities to unnamed customers. The contracts, awarded to IAI subsidiary ELTA Systems, facilitate the delivery of an advanced communication intelligence system, or COMINT to an unidentified operator in Europe. ELTA is also tasked with supplying a signal intelligence suite to ... more
Terahertz wireless could make spaceborne satellite links as fast as fiber-optic links

Airbus provides satcom for EU security missions in Mali, Niger and Somalia

Engie, Airbus tapped to support French defense networks

Raytheon developing new tool for war game assessment
Raytheon is developing an automated assessment system for judging the effectiveness of 21st century weapons in war game scenarios. The first-of-its-kind tool, commissioned by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, will automatically teach war game participants which weapons to use in every possible scenario, including missiles, kinetic interceptors, cyber and electronic warfare weapons. ... more
U.S. Army awards $3 billion in missile defense contracts

New US Missile Hits Target in Space

New Age, New Aims: CIS Air Defense to Be Upgraded for Aerospace Tasks

AFCENT Airmen fight from ultimate high ground
As adversaries and challenges evolve in dynamic battlefields across the globe, U.S. service members from U.S. Air Forces Central Command are using cutting-edge technology to support and defend joint and coalition warfighters. Before combatants meet on the battlefield, a war occurs in a domain where Airmen from space-centric career fields bring a global network of assets and experts togethe ... more
Atlas V to launch classified US payload March 1

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