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September 01, 2014
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Aug 28, 2014
Under a new strategic cooperation agreement, Lockheed Martin and Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd are developing a new space object tracking site in Western Australia that will paint a more detailed picture of space debris for both government and commercial customers. The site will use a combination of lasers and sensitive optical systems like those found in telescopes to detect, track and characterize man-made debris objects. Electro-optical technologies that can zoom in on specific objects form a s ... read more
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Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems
Taiwan plans to spend Tw$74.8 billion ($2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday. ... more

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea
North Korea fired a short-range projectile towards the sea off its east coast Monday in the latest of a series of missile and rocket tests, military officials said. ... more

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds
Germany will send anti-tank rocket launchers, rifles and hand grenades to support Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist militants fighting for the Islamic State, the defence ministry announced Sunday. ... more
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Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks
Turkey's army chief has warned that the army will do whatever is necessary if its "red lines" are not respected in peace talks with Kurdish rebels. ... more


Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army
Israel downed a drone over the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, the army said, amid mounting tension on the UN-patrolled armistice line with Syria on the strategic plateau. ... more

Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

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'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker
Several hundred US citizens may have had contact with Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee said Sunday. ... more

Iraq breaks months-long jihadist siege
Iraqi forces broke through Sunday to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped for more than two months with dwindling food and water supplies. ... more
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Too Early for Conclusions on Galileo Satellites Incident

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA Wrapping Up Acoustic Testing for Space Launch System

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary


42 children killed in string of Syria attacks: NGO
At least 42 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Sunday. ... more

NASA deep-space rocket, SLS, to launch in 2018
The US space agency's powerful deep-space rocket, known as the Space Launch System (SLS), aims to blast off for the first time in 2018, NASA said Wednesday. ... more

China insists on right to choose candidates for HK leader
China Sunday announced rules giving it control over who can stand in Hong Kong's next leadership election, triggering tears and fury in the city where democracy activists vowed to stage a mass sit-in. ... more
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Mugabe says 'friendly' China vows to help Zimbabwe economy
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, returning from a state visit to China, said Sunday Beijing had pledged to assist his southern African country's ailing economy "to the best of its ability". ... more

Pakistan border ceasefire violations 'provocative': India
India on Saturday branded a string of ceasefire violations along its frontier with rival Pakistan as "serious" and "provocative" and said they were hindering better ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours. ... more
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Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins


No option but army role to end Pakistan crisis: minister
Pakistan's interior minister said Friday the intransigence of anti-government protest movements had left no alternative but mediation by the army to end a two-week political crisis that has shaken the nuclear-armed nation. ... more

Iran says fresh US sanctions have deepened mistrust
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday condemned a new round of American sanctions linked to his country's nuclear activities, saying mistrust had been "further deepened" by the fresh measures. ... more

Google tests using drones to deliver goods
Google on Thursday said it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by Internet retail titan ... more

Obama to spell out message to Putin on former Soviet land
Setting the stage for a NATO summit dominated by the worst East-West tensions in decades, President Barack Obama will go to Estonia this week with a simple message for Vladimir Putin - don't mess with NATO's ex-Soviet members. ... more

African troops in fresh offensive against Islamists in Somalia: army
Somali and African Union forces have launched a fresh offensive to roust Shebab Islamist fighters from key ports, army and government officials said Saturday, in an effort to cut off a main revenue source for the extremists. ... more


Satellite used to control unmanned aerial vehicle
A solar-powered unmanned aerial system from Airbus Defense and Space has been flown for more than 11 days non-stop. ... more

China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance
China's military on Thursday told the United States to end air and naval surveillance near its borders, saying it was damaging relations between the Pacific powers and could lead to "undesirable accidents". ... more
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Process Overcomes Obstacles To Produce Renewable Fuels And Chemicals

Australian PM to visit India for potential uranium deal

Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

Technique uses fraction of measurements to find quantum wave functions

Experiments explain why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

New analytical technology reveals 'nanomechanical' surface traits

Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway


NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine


Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties


UAE contracts for enhanced tactical communications


Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile delivered to Navy


Brazil taking sharp look at Russia's Pantsir-S1 air defense system


Pakistan army chief mediates political crisis: opposition


Army wives urge Russia to come clean on soldiers in Ukraine


US military to send tanks to E. Europe for drills


First of 3 upgraded aerial tankers returned to France


IS executes scores of Syrian troops in new atrocity

Iraqi forces retake villages on way to besieged town

F-35 hanger construction work contracted by Navy

U.S. Navy executes advanced acquisition contract for aircraft

Russia violates Finnish airspace three times in a week: ministry

'Jihad recruiters' arrested in Netherlands, Germany

New helmets, body armor, other gear for Australian troops

BAE Systems ships carrier hull section to Scotland

Space Command team wins national award

Rebels seize ground as West claims Russia army is in Ukraine

Japan seeks to double budget for disputed islands patrol

US weighs mission to help besieged Turkmen in Iraq

Iraq forces ready bid to break jihadist siege of Shiite town

Israel closes Golan area as Syria rebels seize crossing

China's Xi meets Vietnam envoy amid strained ties

In Aleppo, Syria rebels back US strikes against jihadists

Uighur entrepreneur confronts prejudice in China

Jihadists anti-Islamic: exiled Brotherhood spiritual guide

Hacking Gmail with 92 Percent Success

Magal supports Israeli, international security projects

Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

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