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February 04, 2020
SPACEWAR
US Navy Chief compares hypersonic 'hindsight' to 'Sputnik Moment'



Washington DC (Sputnik) Feb 04, 2020
Russia and China are the two leading countries in developing and producing hypersonic weapons. Russia was the first to deploy a hypersonic nuclear missile and recently deployed its first hypersonic glider, the Avangard. Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has compared America's delay in developing hypersonic weapons, currently preceded by Russia and China, to the "Sputnik Moment" of 1957, when the Soviet Union launched the world's first artificial satellite into space. Modly, on Friday in ... read more

THE STANS
Pakistan bucks trend and resumes flights to virus-hit China
Islamabad (AFP) Feb 3, 2020
Airlines in Pakistan resumed flights to and from China Monday after health authorities said they were confident they had systems in place to keep the deadly coronavirus out of the country. ... more
MILPLEX
Russia obtains ease on C.Africa arms embargo at UN Security Council
United Nations, United States (AFP) Jan 31, 2020
The UN Security Council on Friday approved a slight relaxation of the arms embargo on the Central African Republic, an issue that has been a source of friction between France and Russia. ... more
THE STANS
Pompeo pushes against China, Russia in visit to 'Stans'
Tashkent (AFP) Feb 2, 2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Uzbekistan on Sunday for the final stop of a five-country tour in which he is manoeuvring to undercut Chinese and Russian influence. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Chinese city lockdown approaches Shanghai
Beijing (AFP) Feb 4, 2020
More Chinese cities, including one just 175 kilometres (110 miles) from Shanghai, were put under lockdown on Tuesday, as the impact of a deadly new virus spread further from its epicentre. ... more


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China admits 'shortcomings' in virus response
Beijing (AFP) Feb 3, 2020
China's top leadership on Monday admitted "shortcomings and difficulties" in its response to the coronavirus outbreak, as state media said a new hospital built at breakneck pace began receiving patients in the epicentre of the crisis. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Hong Kong reports first death of coronavirus patient
Beijing (AFP) Feb 4, 2020
Hong Kong on Tuesday became the second place outside mainland China to report the death of a coronavirus patient as restrictions on movement were imposed on two more cities far from the epicentre, including the home of Alibaba. ... more
EPIDEMICS
China virus death toll rises to 425: govt
Beijing (AFP) Feb 3, 2020
The number of confirmed deaths from China's coronavirus outbreak spiked to 425, after authorities in Hubei province reported 64 new fatalities Tuesday. ... more
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China hunts for travellers from virus epicentre
Beijing (AFP) Feb 3, 2020
Communities in China are offering cash rewards, knocking on doors and questioning people trying to enter their neighbourhoods - but they're not looking for criminals. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Macau to close casinos for two weeks over virus
Macau (AFP) Feb 4, 2020
Macau on Tuesday said it will temporarily close down all casinos as the gambling hub battles the deadly coronavirus, cutting off the lifeblood of the city's economy. ... more
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EPIDEMICS
Singapore aviation conference pulled over virus scare
Singapore (AFP) Feb 4, 2020
A major international aviation conference scheduled on the eve of next week's Singapore Airshow has been cancelled, organisers said Tuesday, hit by the global health scare over China's deadly coronavirus. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
TCL set to end deal making BlackBerry smartphones
San Francisco (AFP) Feb 3, 2020
Chinese electronics group TCL will stop producing BlackBerry-branded smartphones this year, the companies said Monday, leaving it unclear whether that will be the end of the line for the once-dominant handsets. ... more
TRADE WARS
Panasonic April-December operating profit hit by China sales
Tokyo (AFP) Feb 3, 2020
Panasonic said on Monday its operating profit for the April-December period dropped 18 percent on lower sales in China but it left its full-year forecast intact despite the deadly coronavirus outbreak. ... more
TRADE WARS
Hong Kong economy shrinks for first time in a decade
Hong Kong (AFP) Feb 3, 2020
Hong Kong confirmed Monday it plunged into recession in 2019, suffering its first annual contraction in a decade as the city buckled under the twin pressures of the US-China trade war and months of furious pro-democracy protests. ... more
AEROSPACE
Chinese tourism, the main engine of global travel
Paris (AFP) Feb 3, 2020
The impact of the current health crisis on Chinese foreign tourism is likely to be worse than during the SARS epidemic in 2002/2003 or the swine flu crisis in 2009, simply because so many more Chinese people travel abroad for pleasure than back then. ... more


China exempts US imports from tariffs for virus fight

OIL AND GAS
Oil market chilled by virus impact on China growth
London (AFP) Jan 31, 2020
Oil prices have fallen victim to economic worries sparked by a deadly virus spreading from China, the world's second-biggest economy and a huge consumer of crude. ... more
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China locks down city at centre of virus outbreak
Wuhan, China (AFP) Jan 23, 2020
China banned trains and planes from leaving a major city at the centre of a virus outbreak on Thursday, seeking to seal off its 11 million people to contain the contagious disease that has claimed 17 lives, infected hundreds and spread to other countries. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Hong Kong turns holiday camps into quarantine zones as virus fears spike
Hong Kong (AFP) Jan 23, 2020
Hong Kong will turn two holiday camps, including a former military barracks, into quarantine zones for people who may have come into contact with carriers of the Wuhan virus, officials announced Thursday. ... more
EPIDEMICS
SARS lessons hang over China's fight against new virus
Beijing (AFP) Jan 23, 2020
China's lockdown of an entire city to contain a virus outbreak stands in contrast to its handling of the deadly SARS crisis two decades ago, when it was criticised for being secretive and indecisive. ... more
EPIDEMICS
China virus city in transport shutdown as WHO delays decision
Beijing (AFP) Jan 22, 2020
China said it was halting flights and trains from Thursday out of Wuhan, the city of 11 million people at the centre of a deadly SARS-like virus outbreak, as the UN extended emergency talks on the disease. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Europe boosts China flight checks as killer virus spreads
London (AFP) Jan 22, 2020
European airports from London to Moscow stepped up checks Wednesday on flights from the Chinese city at the heart of a new SARS-like virus that has killed 17 people and spread to the United States. ... more
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China to launch more space science satellites
Beijing (XNA) Jan 28, 2020
China plans to launch more space science satellites in the coming three to four years, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The satellites will be used to detect electromagnetic signals associated with gravitational waves, solar eruption activities, astronomy and the interaction between solar wind and the Earth's magnetosphere. Four new missions include the Gravitation ... more
+ China's space station core module, manned spacecraft arrive at launch site
+ China to launch Mars probe in July
+ China's space-tracking vessels back from missions
+ China may have over 40 space launches in 2020
+ China launches powerful rocket in boost for 2020 Mars mission
+ China's Xichang set for 20 space launches in 2020
+ China sends six satellites into orbit with single rocket
For some, Brexit means nailing your colours to a new flagpole
Madrid (AFP) Jan 31, 2020
For years, he criss-crossed the globe almost weekly, travelling on a British passport without a second thought, raising funds for international non-profit organisations and working for the likes of Elton John and Nelson Mandela. But when Britain voted to leave the European Union, something changed inside Daryl Upsall, a 59-year-old businessman who has spent decades living and working in Euro ... more
+ China exempts US imports from tariffs for virus fight
+ Report highlights perils of the digital gig economy
+ Panasonic April-December operating profit hit by China sales
+ Hong Kong economy shrinks for first time in a decade
+ China's factory activity falls in January as virus fears grow
+ For some, Brexit means nailing your colours to a new flagpole
+ Brexit punches 12-bln-euro hole in EU finances


Russia not target in US army's massive Europe deployment: NATO
Brussels (AFP) Feb 3, 2020
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg insisted Monday that a massive transfer of US and allied troops to Eastern Europe as part of a military exercise was not aimed at Russia. About 37,000 soldiers from 18 countries are to participate in the US-run manoeuvre dubbed Defender Europe 2020. This is "the largest deployment of US troops to Europe in more than 25 years," Stoltenberg told AFP. The exe ... more
+ Greece ratifies US defence deal amid anti-war protest
+ Pompeo vows unwavering US support during delicate Ukraine visit
+ UN marks 75th anniversary year in world of distrust, shifting power
+ U.S., Japan kick off Northern Viper exercise in Hokkaido
+ Women grab limelight at India's Republic Day pageantry
+ Divided EU leaders to hammer out budget at February summit
+ Russia invites NATO members to take part in war games


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy begins NRC licensing process for BWRX-300 Small Modular Reactor
Wilmington NC (SPX) Feb 03, 2020
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has officially begun the regulatory licensing process for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor. On December 30, 2019 the company submitted the first licensing topical report (LTR) for the BWRX-300 to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). GEH expects such LTRs to serve as a foundation for the development of a Preliminary Safety Analysis Report that coul ... more
+ Current model for storing nuclear waste is incomplete
+ GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and CEZ signs small modular reactor tech deal with Czech Republic
+ Framatome signs contracts with Tennessee Valley Authority
+ Deep Isolation shares its nuclear waste disposal solution
+ Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel
+ Stress relieving heat treatment processes: Framatome continues its works
+ GE Hitachi and TerraPower collaborate for versatile test reactor program
DoD says it will require some contractors to prove they're safe from hackers
Washington (UPI) Jan 31, 2019
The Department of Defense announced Friday that by the end of September it will require at least some contractors bidding on defense contracts to certify that they meet "at least a basic level of cybersecurity standards" in their proposals. A Pentagon press release issued Friday said the DoD had released its new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and will begin adding the requir ... more
+ BT reports 500m pound hit as UK limits Huawei 5G role
+ US says EU understands 5G risks but pushes on Huawei
+ US charges Harvard chemistry head over China link
+ EU announces strict 5G rules, but no Huawei ban
+ UK approves restricted 5G role for China's Huawei
+ UK 'to decide on Huawei 5G next week'
+ Data from behind enemy lines: How Russia may have used Twitter to seize Crimea
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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy begins NRC licensing process for BWRX-300 Small Modular Reactor
Wilmington NC (SPX) Feb 03, 2020
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has officially begun the regulatory licensing process for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor. On December 30, 2019 the company submitted the first licensing topical report (LTR) for the BWRX-300 to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). GEH expects such LTRs to serve as a foundation for the development of a Preliminary Safety Analysis Report that coul ... more
+ Current model for storing nuclear waste is incomplete
+ GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and CEZ signs small modular reactor tech deal with Czech Republic
+ Framatome signs contracts with Tennessee Valley Authority
+ Deep Isolation shares its nuclear waste disposal solution
+ Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel
+ Stress relieving heat treatment processes: Framatome continues its works
+ GE Hitachi and TerraPower collaborate for versatile test reactor program
UK looks to offshore wind for green energy transition
London (AFP) Jan 19, 2020
Britain, a global leader in offshore wind energy, plans to make the sector one of the pillars of its transition to carbon neutrality in the coming decades. The country aims to quadruple its offshore electricity production capacity by 2030 by utilising the windswept North Sea and a favourable policy environment. "It's more conducive to build offshore in the UK than anywhere else in Europe ... more
+ Britain's green energy sector brightens: survey data
+ Consider marine life when implementing offshore renewable power
+ Supporting structures of wind turbines contribute to wind farm blockage effect
+ Saving bats from wind turbine death
+ DTEK reaches 1 GW of renewable energy generation capacity in Ukraine
+ Global winds reverse decades of slowing and pick up speed
+ Superconducting wind turbine chalks up first test success


Solar help powers indoor farming to deliver reliable and sustainable food
Boston MA (SPX) Jan 30, 2020
Schneider Electric and Scale Microgrid Solutionswill design, build and finance a microgrid for indoor farming pioneer Fifth Season. Scale Microgrid Solutions, will design, build, own, and operate the system for Fifth Season, utilizing its standardized microgrid modules. The microgrid will leverage Schneider Electric battery storage, switchgear, and advanced controls technology to deliver s ... more
+ A consensus statement establishes the protocols to assess and report stability of perovskite photovoltaic devices
+ Anti-solar cells: A photovoltaic cell that works at night
+ Prodiel will build a 244 MWp facility in Chile for Atlas Renewable Energy
+ Arlington County partners with Dominion Energy to help achieve energy goals
+ NEOM adopts pioneering solar dome technology for sustainable desalination project
+ Schneider Electric Solar and Qbera Capital form strategic alliance in Sub Saharan Africa
+ Gantner supplied solutions for more than 1 GW solar in 2019
Iran says new US sanctions will have 'no effect'
Tehran (AFP) Jan 31, 2020
New American sanctions against Iran's nuclear programme will have "no effect", Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Friday. Washington announced new sanctions on Thursday against the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran and its head Ali Akbar Salehi. Brian Hook, the US pointman on Iran, accused them of playing "a big role in Iran breaching its key nuclear commitments" and ... more
+ Top EU diplomat to visit Tehran amid nuclear tensions
+ Lockheed Martin Space wins $473.8M contract for Trident II upgrades
+ Despite pressure, US renews exemptions for Iran nuclear deal
+ EU top diplomat holds talks in Iran 'to de-escalate tensions'
+ Smaller detection device effective for nuclear treaty verification, archaeology digs
+ Iran accuses Europe of 'racism' over nuclear deal move
+ Kuwait summons Iran envoy over Soleimani killing claim
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Trump lifts US restrictions on anti-personnel landmines
Washington (AFP) Feb 1, 2020
US President Donald Trump's administration on Friday lifted US restrictions on landmines, saying new technology made them safer, outraging campaigners for the abolition of the explosives that maim thousands of civilians each year. In the latest reversal of a policy of his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump gave the green light to a new generation of "non-persistent" landmines that can be switch ... more
+ Pentagon to roll back restrictions on land mine use
+ US plans to relax restrictions on landmines
+ 41st Field Artillery Brigade conducts live fire exercise in Germany
+ Companies chosen to pitch ideas for Army's artillery autoloader program
+ Northrup Grumman awarded $217.2M for BACN payload support
+ BAE nabs $400.9M contract to deliver armored multi-purpose vehicles to Army
+ Israel starts to install sensors along Lebanon border
Russia obtains ease on C.Africa arms embargo at UN Security Council
United Nations, United States (AFP) Jan 31, 2020
The UN Security Council on Friday approved a slight relaxation of the arms embargo on the Central African Republic, an issue that has been a source of friction between France and Russia. A resolution drafted by France that extends the embargo by only six months to July 31 was approved by 13 votes with Russia and China abstaining. It allows the CAR to acquire military vehicles mounted wit ... more
+ Israeli defense minister approves five-year military readiness plan
+ China now world's second biggest weapons producer: researchers
+ BAE swoops for Raytheon, United assets amid merger
+ China slams US defence act over trade restrictions
+ Switzerland drops case against aerospace firm tied to Saudis
+ BAE Systems to eliminate 325 jobs at Pearl Harbor ship repair facility
+ Cobham says US firm set to complete takeover


NASA funds demonstration of assembly and manufacturing in space
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 03, 2020
NASA has awarded a $142 million contract to Maxar Technologies of Westminster, Colorado, to robotically assemble a communications antenna and manufacture a spacecraft beam in orbit. The technology demonstration is slated to take place on NASA's Restore-L spacecraft, designed to service and refuel a satellite in low-Earth orbit. The Restore-L spacecraft will be modified to accommodate a pay ... more
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+ Progressing towards assuredly safer autonomous systems
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+ Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity
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UD study maps areas of high Microplastic concentrations in the Delaware Bay
Newark NJ (SPX) Feb 04, 2020
Every year, about 8 million metric tons of plastic are put into the world's oceans. Of particular concern are microplastics, materials found in the marine environment that occur in sizes below five millimeters and are the most abundant form of marine debris observed at the ocean surface. Estuarine and coastal environments play a crucial role as a buffer between land, freshwater environment ... more
+ 'Open bar' for rats as Paris pension strikes hit waste collection
+ Uruguayan project uses virtual money to encourage plastic recycling
+ How your clothes become microfibre pollution in the sea
+ Bangladesh capital awash with plastic-coated posters
+ Vegan meals and old tuxedos: Hollywood red carpets go green
+ France cracks down on plastic waste, destruction of unsold clothes
+ Researchers to conduct major Japan ocean microplastics survey
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Virus exposes Beijing campaign to isolate Taiwan on global bodies
Taipei (AFP) Jan 22, 2020
The emergence of a deadly new virus in China has ignited fresh anger in neighbouring Taiwan about how the island has been squeezed out of international bodies, including the World Health Organization. Modern Taiwan has been a de facto sovereign nation for the last seven decades and has emerged as one of Asia's most progressive democracies. But it is quarantined on the world stage, only r ... more
+ Taiwan 'already independent', Tsai warns China
+ China says Taiwan separatists will 'stink for eternity'
+ Shanghai cuts Prague ties after mayor announces Taipei twinning
+ China slams US for congratulating Tsai on Taiwan poll win
+ The state of Taiwan: Five things to know
+ Beijing loathe to ease pressure despite Taiwan election landslide
+ Prague, Taipei ink sister deal in snub to Beijing
Pakistan bucks trend and resumes flights to virus-hit China
Islamabad (AFP) Feb 3, 2020
Airlines in Pakistan resumed flights to and from China Monday after health authorities said they were confident they had systems in place to keep the deadly coronavirus out of the country. The move comes as dozens of global airlines are halting flight services with China, and governments are increasingly barring entry to anyone who has recently visited the country. China has long been an ... more
+ Pompeo pushes against China, Russia in visit to 'Stans'
+ Start me up: Young Pakistanis face uphill climb in tech innovation
+ Pentagon releases names of Airmen killed in Afghanistan jet crash
+ Chinese Uighurs in Saudi face impossible choice
+ US bombing of Afghanistan hits 10-year high
+ UN says six civilians killed in Afghanistan airstrike
+ US military jet crashes in Taliban territory in Afghanistan


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