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April 24, 2014
Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot
Washington (AFP) April 23, 2014
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot Tuesday that resembles Hollywood's "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon's hi-tech researchers. But unlike the cinematic version, the hulking Atlas robot is designed not as a warrior but as a humanitarian machine that would rescue victims in the rubble of a natural disaster, officials said. The 6-foot-2-inch (187 centimeters) Atlas is one of the entrants in a contest designed to produce a man-like life-sav ... read more
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The battle of the Mr. Cools
If the situation in Ukraine were not so dire for the Ukrainian people, what a parody this could be. ... more

China and rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions
China, the United States, Japan and more than a dozen other Asia-Pacific countries have signed a naval agreement aimed at ensuring miscommunication between ships at sea does not escalate into conflict. ... more

Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama
The islands at the centre of a corrosive row between Tokyo and Beijing are covered by the US-Japan defence alliance, Barack Obama told a newspaper ahead of his arrival in Tokyo Wednesday. ... more
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Kiev announces town 'liberated' but residents dumbfounded
Ukraine's government announced Wednesday its forces had "liberated" an eastern town from pro-Kremlin separatists - but AFP found no sign of military units and puzzled residents said they had never been under rebel control. ... more


Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row
Hong Kong and the Philippines announced Wednesday they had resolved an enduring and deeply emotional row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations to return to normal. ... more
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Patria vehicles getting Saab communications electronics
Electronics equipment for use on vehicles being produced for South Africa by a Finnish manufacturer are to be supplied by Saab of Sweden. ... more

S. Korea's Park urges China to avert N. Korea nuclear test
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Wednesday urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to make "further efforts" to dissuade North Korea from conducting a fresh nuclear test, warning of serious repercussions for regional stability. ... more
Space News from
Russia to Keep Working With Astronauts From US, Europe, Japan

Russia to Boost Manpower on New Space Center Construction Site

Taylor Small Satellite Launched

Liquid spacetime

Physicists consider implications of recent revelations about the universe's first light

No Official Confirmation of NASA Severing Ties with Russian Space Agency

NASA Selects Commercial Crew Program Manager


Maliki's plan to manipulate Iraq's election
The events of recent weeks have once again proved that through grasping all the levers of State power, the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is trying to influence and change the outcome of the election in his own favour. ... more

Radio terminals for MUOS satellite communications have testing facility
A laboratory to test radio terminals for connecting with the military's Mobile User Objective System has been opened in Arizona by General Dynamics C4 Systems. ... more

France send jets to Baltics; Britain scrambles jets after Russian plane approaches airspace
Four French fighter jets will join NATO air patrols over the Baltics starting on Sunday, France's chief of defense staff said Wednesday during a visit to Washington. ... more
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International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
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Iraq officials targeted as violence kills 13
Militants shot dead an Iraqi provincial councillor and bombed the education minister's convoy on Wednesday, as violence killed 13 people nationwide ahead of next week's elections. ... more

A-T Solutions continues counter-IED work
A-T Solutions Inc., a counter-terrorism solutions firm, has been given an award to continue support for U.S. efforts to counter improvised explosive devices. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
60% of China underground water polluted: report

Brain size matters when it comes to animal self-control

What gave us the advantage over extinct types of humans

Cyber buddy is better than 'no buddy'

Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated

How Australia got the hump with 1 million feral camels

Too many chefs: Smaller groups exhibit more accurate decision-making


U.S. Army orders more chemical detectors
Additional portable chemical detectors are to be produced and delivered to the U.S. Army by Smiths Detection under a $20 million follow-on production order. ... more

US lifting aid freeze to Egypt
The United States is partially lifting its freeze on funding to Egypt, with plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters and release some $650 million in military aid this year, officials said. ... more

Palestinians pledge unity as Israel talks teeter
Rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip agreed on Wednesday to form a unity government soon, bringing thousands of people on to the streets in celebration. ... more
Russia warns Ukraine against missile technologies proliferation

Japan orders to shoot down any new N Korea ballistic missile launches

US to send two more missile defence ships to Japan: Hagel

GMLRS alternative warhead completes production qualification tests

Raytheon awarded first international contract for Paveway IV

Raytheon UK to export Paveway IV

Drone strike in Yemen kills 5 'Qaeda' militants: source

NextGen Drone Tracker Kit Now Available

UAV production to remain profitable

Harris supplying more communications terminals to Navy

iSYS LLC gets order for cellular wireless managed services

Radio terminals for MUOS satellite communications have testing facility


ThyssenKrupp Aerospace to handle supply chain of the Triumph Group
ThyssenKrupp Aerospace North America says it is to handle supply chain services for aerospace company Triumph Group Inc. ... more

UN hears calls for Syria chlorine gas probe
Members of the UN Security Council called Wednesday for an investigation into new claims of a chlorine gas attack on a rebel bastion in Syria, expressing concern over the reports. ... more

State Department okays helicopter deal for Mexico
The U.S. State Department has signed off on a possible sale of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Mexico and associated equipment and support. ... more

Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis
Sweden announced Tuesday that it will increase its annual defence spending over the next 10 years, citing the crisis in Ukraine and an "unsettling" development in Russia. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fifty years of Mustang cool: is China along for the ride?

US urged to drop India WTO case on solar

Boeing lifts profit outlook as jetliner demand booms

Superconducting Qubit Array Points the Way to Quantum Computers

Physicist demonstrates dictionary definition was dodgy

Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics

Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics leading to unprecedented active electronics and optoelectronics


'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out


US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test


Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase


Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves


Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town


Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk


Harris supplying more communications terminals to Navy


Saudis seek FMS support deal


Israel rejects Abbas conditions for extending talks


South Korea says North may be close to nuclear test

Jacobs Engineering acquiring Federal Network Systems

Syria chemical handover at 86.5 percent: watchdog

Palestinians renew unity bid as Israel talks stall

Israel to send call-up papers to Christian Arabs

Boeing labor dispute settled by arbitration

Japan military in popularity push

Iraq attacks kill 26 as election looms

Japan lodges protest against China ship seizure

Lockheed's JLTV offering surpasses 100k miles in testing

South Korea says North may be close to nuclear test

iSYS LLC gets order for cellular wireless managed services

Leidos subsidiary to aid NATO fuel monitoring system

CACI wins place on Navy support contract

US: 'Indications' of new chemical weapons use in Syria

Pay rise helps Taiwan make progress towards volunteer military

ADS sets new accuracy standards for global elevation models with WorldDEM launch

Japan lawmakers visit war shrine on eve of Obama trip

Palestinians play down threat to dismantle Authority

Yemen says 55 Qaeda suspects killed in Sunday air raids

60% of China underground water polluted: report

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