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August 01, 2015
Latvia to buy Stinger ground-to-air missiles from US
Riga (AFP) July 31, 2015
Latvia said Friday it would buy Stinger ground-to-air missiles from the United States next year, amid concern in the ex-Soviet Baltic state over Russia's sabre-rattling in the region. "A decision was taken to buy the Stinger missile system," Latvian chief of defence Lieutenant General Raimonds Graube said on public television. He added that the total cost and number of missiles would be decided after the EU and NATO member agrees next year's budget, which is likely to happen in October. He s ... read more
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China, Russia to hold joint naval, air drills
China and Russia will hold joint military drills in the waters and airspace of the Sea of Japan, Beijing said Thursday, the latest defence cooperation between the countries. ... more

Army tests improvements to M270A1 rocket launch system
An improved M270A1 Multiple Rocket Launch System vehicle has been put to the test at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico by the U.S. Army. ... more

UN nuclear watchdog chief to meet US senators over Iran deal
The chief of the UN's nuclear watchdog will travel to Washington next week to meet lawmakers and discuss a historic deal struck with Iran earlier this month, the Vienna-based agency said on Friday. ... more
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Insitu building more small UAVs for Navy, Marines
Insitu, a Boeing company, is building more small tactical unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. ... more


Iraqis vent rage at power shortages, 'corrupt' leaders
Several hundred Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad Friday to vent their anger at the chronic electricity shortages, which they blamed on government corruption. ... more
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Some 260 PKK members killed in Turkey air strikes: report
Around 260 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) have been killed and hundreds more wounded in Ankara's week-long campaign of air strikes against targets of the group inside Turkey and in northern Iraq, the official Anatolia news agency said Saturday. ... more

ASU researchers demonstrate the world's first white lasers
While lasers were invented in 1960 and are commonly used in many applications, one characteristic of the technology has proven unattainable. No one has been able to create a laser that beams white l ... more
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Philae results shed light on the nature of comets

Science on the surface of a comet

Third spaceflight for astronaut Paolo Nespoli

Space Kombucha in the search for life and its origin

Earth's magnetic shield is much older than previously thought

Microlensing used to find distant Uranus-sized planet

ISU Educates Future Space Leaders


Space Launch System design 'right on track' for journey to Mars
You know the feeling of pride and achievement when you've worked really hard on a term paper, and finally turn it in? That's how the critical design review team for NASA's Space Launch System is fee ... more

Domes Arrive for CST-100 Test Article Assembly
The first two domes that will form the pressure shell of the Structural Test Article, or STA, for Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft have arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The STA Crew Module w ... more

Could 'Windbots' Someday Explore the Skies of Jupiter?
Among designers of robotic probes to explore the planets, there is certainly no shortage of clever ideas. There are concepts for robots that are propelled by waves in the sea. There are ideas for tu ... more
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Smart hydrogel coating creates 'stick-slip' control of capillary action
Coating the inside of glass microtubes with a polymer hydrogel material dramatically alters the way capillary forces draw water into the tiny structures, researchers have found. The discovery could ... more

US delivers F-16s to Egypt ahead of Kerry visit: embassy
The United States began Thursday delivery of eight F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, according to its embassy in Cairo, the first since Washington fully lifted in March a freeze on arms delivery. ... more
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Food tech startups raking in cash: survey

Zimbabwe seeks US hunter's extradition for killing lion

Island nations seek UN help combatting climate change

Philippines Haiyan rebuilding 'inadequate', says UN

California 'Rain Debt' Equal to Average Full Year of Precipitation

Transporting remote blood samples with small drones

Drought's legacy on trees is worth modeling


Protesters vow to escalate action over student suicide
Protesters who stormed Taiwan's education ministry after a student committed suicide vowed to escalate their action Friday as the government struggled to defuse the crisis sparked by "China-centric" changes to the school curriculum. ... more

US-led raids destroy IS bridges on Syria-Iraq border: monitor
US-led coalition air strikes destroyed early Friday two key bridges used by the Islamic State group on the Syrian side of the Iraqi border, a monitoring group said. ... more

Facebook ready to test Internet-beaming drones
Facebook on Thursday said it is ready to begin test flights of a high-altitude drone designed to provide Internet access to remote locations of the world. ... more

FBI lags in filling cybersecurity jobs: auditor
The FBI is having trouble filling jobs for its cybersecurity programs because of comparatively low pay and rigorous background checks, an auditor's report says. ... more

Boxfish shell inspires new materials for body armor and flexible electronics
The boxfish's unique armor draws its strength from hexagon-shaped scales and the connections between them, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found. They describe their findi ... more
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Over 100 militants killed in anti-Boko Haram operation: Chad army
At least 100 jihadist fighters have been killed in an operation against Boko Haram Islamists holed up on the islands of Lake Chad, the Chadian army said in a statement Friday. ... more

UK grants Chinese artist Ai Weiwei new visa in U-turn
Britain's interior minister ordered officials Friday to grant Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, reversing a decision to restrict him to a short trip that had prompted condemnation from rights groups. ... more
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Sol-gel capacitor dielectric offers record-high energy storage

Ex-Fukushima execs to be charged over nuclear accident

First detection of lithium from an exploding star

Health fallout from Fukushima mainly mental: studies


Canada to Buy Israeli Iron Dome Technology


Political Tensions Have No Impact on Space Cooperation- Roscosmos


ISRO is hoping its 'BIG' offering would gain popularity in the market


Russia develops national high-end navigation system


No sci-fi joke: 'killer robots' strike fear into tech leaders


NASA could help keep large unmanned aircraft clear of commercial planes


China holds anti-terror drill at Xinjiang airport


Kurdish party chief dismisses Turkey anti-IS raids as a 'show'


N. Korea blames US for stalled nuclear dialogue


Unidentified military orders SFC Energy's fuel cells

French, German tank-makers in defence tie-up

Engine fed steady diet of volcanic ash

Radiation protection vest being investigated for use in space

Pakistan says second round of Afghan-Taliban talks postponed

Pentagon assures it will check Iran's 'malign' influence

IMF approves $1.24 bn Iraq emergency lifeline

Harris enhancing targeting capabilities Navy aircraft

U.S. military service buys Israeli radar for testing

Work to prepare Portsmouth Navy base for new carriers begins

Canada buying radar from Rheinmetall Canada and Elta Systems

Speculation grows of looming N. Korea rocket test

Canada to purchase Iron Dome-like radar systems

Saudis to acquire hundreds of advanced Patriot missiles

Iran's Zarif has 'no concern' about nuclear deal

Pentagon assures it will check Iran's 'malign' influence

France seeks to warm up Iran ties with Rouhani invite

China's PLA launches massive war games in South China Sea

Russian space surveillance system now four times more capable

China denies plans to build military base on Maldives

Food tech startups raking in cash: survey

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