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March 28, 2015
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China hits out at Japan over defence spending worries
Beijing (AFP) March 26, 2015
China dismissed Japanese concerns about its defence spending as "ridiculous" on Thursday after Tokyo commissioned its biggest-ever helicopter carrier. Both sides are boosting their military budgets as they grow increasingly wary of each other's ambitions in the Asia-Pacific region, facing off over a maritime territorial dispute and how to interpret Japan's motivations and actions during World War II. Japan is uneasy about what it sees as China's growing assertiveness, including through regular d ... read more
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SPACEWAR

Japan launches replacement spy satellite
Japan on Thursday successfully launched a replacement spy satellite, its aerospace agency said, as an existing device comes to the end of its working life. ... more
WAR REPORT

Saudi strikes Yemen rebels as Iran warns of 'dangerous step'
Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition bombed Huthi Shiite rebels Thursday in support of Yemen's embattled president, who headed to an Arab summit to garner support as Iran warned the intervention was "dangerous". ... more
TAIWAN NEWS

Taiwan protesters scuffle with police over China flight route
Taiwanese protesters scuffled with police on Thursday ahead of China's launch of a controversial flight route, which they say has been allowed to go ahead despite fears over security risks. ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

UK data hub will maximize benefits of Europe's EO program
The UK is set to host a world-class data facility that will give UK scientists full access to a wealth of new Earth observation data from Europe's cutting-edge Copernicus programme. Europe's m ... more


EARTH OBSERVATION

US and UAE Ink Bilateral Space Cooperation
Officials from several departments and agencies of the United States of America and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency met in Washington, D.C., during the week of March 16-20, 2015, to review a b ... more
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TERROR WARS

US 'hijacking' victory in Iraq's Tikrit: militia groups
Iraqi Shiite militias accused Washington Thursday of hijacking the operation to retake Tikrit, threatening a mass pullout even as regular government forces pressed a final assault. ... more
IRAQ WARS

Air strikes trigger final push on Iraq's Tikrit
Iraqi government forces revived a stalled ground operation to retake Tikrit Thursday following US-led air strikes that paved the way but left the anti-jihadist camp deeply divided. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Soyuz spacecraft docks at ISS for year-long mission

Europe resumes Galileo satnav deployment

Scuttling satellites to save space

Best view yet of dusty cloud passing galactic center black hole

Dark matter not as sticky as once thought

N. Korea says US missile system seeks to contain China, Russia

Automation offers big solution to big data in astronomy

MILPLEX

Raytheon, Poland's MESKO increasing collaboration
Raytheon's Missile Systems business is expanding its cooperation with Polish missile and ammunition manufacturer MESKO with the signing of a Letter of Intent. ... more
NUKEWARS

Rouhani writes to Obama as Iran talks near deadline
Iran's president Thursday appealed to global leaders including Barack Obama as negotiators raced against the clock to agree the outlines of a deal that puts an Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

NATO country orders tactical radios
An unidentified country belonging to NATO has ordered secure tactical radios for its military from the Harris Corporation of the United States. ... more
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TERROR WARS

Spain approves security laws decried by rights groups
Spain's lower house of parliament on Thursday approved two new security laws which rights groups warn will curb the right to protest, freedom of the press and the right to asylum. ... more
WAR REPORT

Saudi-led raids on Yemen rebels 'successful': coalition
The first wave of Saudi-led air raids against Shiite rebels in Yemen was "successful", the coalition said Thursday, vowing to press on with the intervention until goals are reached. ... more
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A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

Global water use may outstrip supply by mid-century

Rethinking wetland restoration: Smaller wetlands more valuable than previously thought

Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain

Snowflakes become square with a little help from graphene

Japan Plans 250-Mile Chain of Sea Walls to Fend Off Tsunamis

New membranes deliver clean water more efficiently

AEROSPACE

Northrop Grumman delivers first shipset for Australian Growler
The first major sub-assembly for EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft for the Australian Air Force has been delivered to Boeing by Northrop Grumman. ... more
AEROSPACE

AW announces new maintenance deal for Royal Navy helicopters
AgustaWestland has won a five-year award from Britain's Ministry of Defense for maintenance support for the Royal Navy's AW101 Merlin MK3 and MK3 helicopters. ... more
DEEP IMPACT

Double Impact Crater in Canada Formed in Two Separate Impacts
An asteroid smashing into a planet can dramatically alter the planet's habitability by setting back evolution or even encouraging biodiversity. In order to understand how cosmic impacts influence li ... more
EXO WORLDS

Planets in the habitable zone around most stars, calculate researchers
Astronomers have discovered thousands of exoplanets in our galaxy, the Milky Way, using the Kepler satellite and many of them have multiple planets orbiting the host star. By analysing these planeta ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Cosmonaut Leonov Marks 50 Years Since Mankind's First Spacewalk
Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov will be in Krasnogorsk Wednesday to celebrate his spacewalk of 50 years ago, mankind's first. Leonov, who will turn 81 in May, was the first human to exit, float ... more

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MISSILE NEWS

Canada orders missile protection system
Northrop Grumman announced it has been selected to supply its latest infrared missile protection system to the Royal Canadian Air Force. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

Japan PM not to attend China's war parade: report
Japan's prime minister is set to rebuff a prickly invitation to a Chinese military parade, a report said Wednesday, as the former World War II enemies jockey over the telling of their shared history. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
The key to the long-term storage of DOC in the deep ocean

New transitory form of silica observed

Landmark study proves that magnets can control heat and sound

Twisted light increases efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

Additives to biodegrade plastics don't work

An explanation for the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam system problem

New technology converts packing peanuts to battery components

TECH SPACE

USMC orders targeting system from Elbit Systems America

SUPERPOWERS

Moscow-friendly Greece could 'paralyse' NATO

MILPLEX

Airbus DS sells Rostock System Technik subsidiary

NUKEWARS

Kerry on historic mission for Iran nuclear deal

MILTECH

Squid-inspired 'invisibility stickers' could help soldiers evade detection

WAR REPORT

Yemen leader taken to 'secure location' as rebels advance

CYBER WARS

Tech firms, activists renew surveillance reform push

UAV NEWS

DARPA, Navy contract for new UAS-ship capability

AEROSPACE

USAF releases requirements for new trainer jet

TECH SPACE

Japan military eyes recruits with cutesy smartphone game

NATO welcomes US slowing of Afghanistan troop withdrawal

Iraq vows to bring is own rights violators to justice

US launches Tikrit air strikes to support Iraqi forces: officials

Ukraine receives first batch of US Humvees

U.S. company Leidos to manage Britain's military logistics

Beijing behind Internet security violation: group

Netherlands seeks billion-dollar helicopter deal

Amazon says US too late on drone rules

DoD Works to Build Competition Into Space Launches

China completes second test on new carrier rocket's power system

India, China agree to foster peace on disputed border

Sri Lankan leader to renegotiate China deals on visit

Israel wraps up mission lobbying against Iran deal

Stethoscopes and AK-47s: Pakistan medics face kidnap epidemic

Turkey-China wrangle over suspected Uighurs detained in Thailand

Canada to extend airstrikes against IS, go into Syria

Russian bombers spark NATO scramble, protest in Baltic

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

Global water use may outstrip supply by mid-century

Rethinking wetland restoration: Smaller wetlands more valuable than previously thought

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