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May 25, 2017
Defense Officials Describe Priorities for Operating in Contested Space Domain

Washington DC (AFNS) May 24, 2017
Space enables everything the joint force does and the national security space architecture must protect and defend that capability in a contested environment, officials from the Air Force, the intelligence community and the Defense Department told a House panel in recent testimony. Air Force Gen. John Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command and Air Force Lt. Gen. David Buck, commander of the Joint Functional Component-Space for the U.S. Strategic Command testified last week before the House ... read more

Safety calls increase between US, Russia militaries
Washington (AFP) May 24, 2017
Russian and US military officials are increasingly communicating about operations in Syria - and doing so at a higher level - as both countries wage separate but overlapping campaigns, a US general said Wednesday. ... more
US Navy ship sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing: US official
Washington (AFP) May 25, 2017
A US Navy ship has sailed in disputed South China Sea waters near a reef claimed by Beijing in the first "freedom of navigation" exercise under President Donald Trump, a US official said. ... more
Erdogan says EU must decide on Turkey membership
Ankara (AFP) May 24, 2017
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said ahead of crunch talks with the EU's leadership it was up to Brussels to decide if it wanted Turkey as a member of the bloc. ... more
Trump meets wary NATO and EU in 'hellhole' Brussels
Brussels (AFP) May 25, 2017
Donald Trump meets NATO and EU leaders on Thursday in the city he once derided as a "hellhole", with nervous allies hoping for a strong show of commitment from the US president. ... more
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Montenegro readies to join NATO in setback for Russia
Podgorica, Montenegro (AFP) May 24, 2017
Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic did not mince his words when Russia last month announced a ban on imports from the Balkan country's biggest winemaker. ... more
Jury out on North Korea link to ransomware attack
Washington (AFP) May 25, 2017
Was North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month? ... more
Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines
Manila (AFP) May 24, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to impose martial law nationwide to combat the rising threat of terrorism, after Islamist militants beheaded a policeman and took Catholic hostages while rampaging through a southern city. ... more
NATO to join anti-IS coalition: diplomatic sources
Brussels (AFP) May 24, 2017
NATO is to join the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition, meeting a key demand of President Donald Trump that the alliance do more to fight Islamist terrorism, diplomatic sources said Wednesday. ... more
Taiwan war games simulate China invasion
Penghu'Ercun, Taiwan (AFP) May 25, 2017
Taiwan forces simulated an invasion by China Thursday as part of live-fire war games against a backdrop of rising tensions with Beijing. ... more
US grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu
Jerusalem (AFP) May 24, 2017
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Washington has added tens of millions of dollars in extra defence aid for Israel, a day after US President Donald Trump wound up a visit. ... more

Trump promises peace push after 'fantastic' pope meet

Spaceflight buys Electron Rocket from Rocket Lab
Seattle WA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Spaceflight has announced the purchase of a Rocket Lab Electron rocket to increase the frequency of its dedicated rideshare missions. The Electron is an ideal launch vehicle for dedicated and ... more
Nanotechnology Flight Test: Material Impact on the Future
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 18, 2017
Mastering the intricacies of controlling matter at the nanoscale level is part of a revolutionary quest to apply nanotechnology to benefit industrial processes. A key element of that technology is t ... more
Quantum reservoir for microwaves
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 18, 2017
In a recent experiment at EPFL, a microwave resonator, a circuit that supports electric signals oscillating at a resonance frequency, is coupled to the vibrations of a metallic micro-drum. By ... more
Building a better 'bot': Artificial intelligence helps human groups
New Haven CT (SPX) May 19, 2017
Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference in people's lives, according to a new Yale University study. Even "dumb AI" can help human groups. In a seri ... more

Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital
Riyadh (AFP) May 19, 2017
Saudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile, fired by Yemeni rebels, southwest of the capital Riyadh late Friday, ahead of US President Donald Trump's arrival in the Sunni-led kingdom. Air defence units "intercepted a ballistic missile that was launched by Huthi militias", and it fell over an unpopulated area 180 kilometres from Riyadh, the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement. ... more
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives new THAAD contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin contract for AEGIS system development
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives Patriot missile contract for Qatar
Successful test for Lockheed's modernized TACMs
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Lockheed Martin reports its modernized Tactical Missile System missile has successfully completed a sixth long-range flight test. The surface-to-surface TACMS missile flew about 149 miles to engage its target. The flight test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico confirmed that the missile functions as designed and meets performance requirements of the U.S. Army's TACMS Service Lif ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Israel unveils new rocket system for special forces
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
IAI supplying missile systems to India
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Israeli missile ship receives new radar
Exploring underground with a colliding drone
Paris (ESA) May 22, 2017
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map. ESA has been testing equipment, techniques and working methods for missions with astronauts in inner space for many years. Delving inside Earth and exploring caves often parallels the exploration of outer space, from a la ... more
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Northrop Grumman awarded contract for MQ-4C drone maintenance
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Drone to replace Israeli manned maritime patrol aircraft
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
General Atomics receives MQ-9 contract
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Humans have a measurable effect on Earth's near-space environment, new research shows. Very low frequency radio communications interact with and influence particles in space. These interactions can sometimes yield a protective barrier, blocking incoming high energy particles. The barrier has been detected by NASA's Van Allen Probes, robotic spacecraft tasked with surveying Earth' ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Navy receiving data terminal sets from Leonardo DRS
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
European country orders Harris tactical radios
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles
Oshkosh secures Marine Corps P-19R contract
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Oshkosh Defense announced a $33 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps for the delivery of 54 P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting vehicles. The first vehicles are expected to be delivered by June 2017, and a total of 164 P-19Rs will arrive by 2019. "The P-19R vehicle is a reliable, state-of-the-art expeditionary vehicle built to help firefighting crews effectively respond ... more
Washington (UPI) May 19, 2017
First Piranhas delivered to Danish military
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2017
Australia receives new military trucks
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Development of Textron's Fury glide munition completed
Raytheon in partnership with Saudi company
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Raytheon is entering into a strategic partnership with the Saudi Arabia Military Industries Company for technology development and defense-related projects. The partnership comes under a memorandum of understanding signed Saturday in Riyadh and witnessed by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and visiting U.S. President Donald J. Trump. "This strategic partnership is the nex ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Boeing expands business ties with Saudis
Washington DC (UPI) May 22, 2017
Lockheed Martin secures $28 billion in Saudi contracts
Riyadh (AFP) May 20, 2017
US, Saudi agree arms deals worth almost $110 billion: White House
Erdogan says EU must decide on Turkey membership
Ankara (AFP) May 24, 2017
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said ahead of crunch talks with the EU's leadership it was up to Brussels to decide if it wanted Turkey as a member of the bloc. Speaking to reporters before leaving Ankara airport for the trip to Brussels which will also see him attend a NATO summit, Erdogan said Turkey was not prepared to behave like a "beggar" to gain membership. Tensions be ... more
Brussels (AFP) May 25, 2017
Trump meets wary NATO and EU in 'hellhole' Brussels
Vatican City (AFP) May 24, 2017
Trump promises peace push after 'fantastic' pope meet
Washington (AFP) May 25, 2017
US Navy ship sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing: US official
Nanotechnology Flight Test: Material Impact on the Future
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 18, 2017
Mastering the intricacies of controlling matter at the nanoscale level is part of a revolutionary quest to apply nanotechnology to benefit industrial processes. A key element of that technology is the use of carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes are small hollow tubes with diameters of 0.7 to 50 nanometers and lengths generally in the tens of microns. While ultra-small, carbon nanotubes offer big-t ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) May 24, 2017
Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst
Chicago IL (SPX) May 24, 2017
Researchers create first significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) May 23, 2017
Molecular Lego for nanoelectronics
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Iraq radio show finds talent amid rubble of Mosul
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) May 25, 2017
It's a radio talent contest with a mission: showcasing the skills of Mosul's youth after years of jihadist rule and a months-long battle for the city. The recorded lyrics of competitor MC Rico, a rapper from Iraq's second city, filled the studio of Al-Ghad - Arabic for "tomorrow". "We saw a lot of horrors when we were young. I wish I hadn't grown up, because when we grew up, we saw even ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 19, 2017
On Mosul's front line, Iraqi refuses to quit beloved home
Baghdad (AFP) May 20, 2017
IS-claimed suicide bombings kill 35 in Iraq
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) May 18, 2017
On Mosul front, Iraqi forces come as civilians go
Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on
Tehran (AFP) May 22, 2017
Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show" and insisting that missile tests will continue. "Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive. Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission o ... more
Washington (AFP) May 24, 2017
Trump calls N. Korea's Kim Jong-Un 'madman with nuclear weapons'
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
China's trade with N.Korea falls as pressure mounts
United Nations, United States (AFP) May 23, 2017
China sees 'no reason' not to talk with N. Korea
Chinese tech firm LeEco reverses course in US, cuts 325 jobs
San Francisco (AFP) May 24, 2017
Cash-strapped Chinese tech firm LeEco on Wednesday confirmed that it is throttling back plans to invade the US market, cutting 325 jobs months after announcing a major expansion. The layoffs were reported represent about 70 percent of the company's US staff. "The challenges with raising new capital have made it difficult in the past few months to support all of our business priorities," ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
Germany calls for better EU market access to China
Hanoi (AFP) May 22, 2017
Asia ministers in push for China-led free trade pact
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
Moody's cuts China's rating on debt fears
NASA Lab's Life-Saving Work
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 22, 2017
Some NASA missions fundamentally change the world of science or help win Nobel prizes, but only one helps save thousands of lives worldwide every year. Employees at NASA's Search and Rescue office spend their days advancing systems critical to locating and saving people in distress, whether from an aviation, marine or other outdoor incident. The office is the primary research and developme ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
Countries most affected by weather disasters do not spend more on weather services
Washington (AFP) May 23, 2017
Trump budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net
Los Angeles (AFP) May 24, 2017
Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
California Woman Charged for Trying to Hand Over Sensitive Space Tech to China
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
A woman in the US state of California was arrested Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to smuggle space communications technology to China, the US Department of Justice said in a press release. "A Pomona woman was arrested this morning on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China," the release st ... more
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
China gasps at airy speech by grad student in US
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
A young Chinese woman has drawn criticism on social media after unfavourably comparing her homeland's air and politics to those in the US during her graduation speech at an American university. Speaking at the University of Maryland, Yang Shuping said that coming to the United States had been a breath of "fresh air" after growing up in China. "The air was so sweet and fresh and utterly l ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 24, 2017
Jailed Chinese lawyer force-fed medication, wife says
Washington (AFP) May 22, 2017
Branstad, friend of Beijing, confirmed as US envoy to China
Hong Kong (AFP) May 24, 2017
Graft busters arrest 21 over Hong Kong-China bridge
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NATO must 'step up' after Manchester attack: Stoltenberg
Brussels (AFP) May 24, 2017
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that the Manchester bombing shows the alliance must agree at a summit with US President Donald Trump to do more to combat terrorism. Terrorism will be top of the agenda at Thursday's meeting in Brussels which comes amid sharp divisions over joining the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group. "I expect NATO allies to step up and agree ... more
Manila (AFP) May 24, 2017
Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines
Washington (AFP) May 23, 2017
US forces kill seven Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen raid: Pentagon
Iligan, Philippines (AFP) May 24, 2017
Islamist militants take Catholic hostages in Philippines: Church
Laser weapons edge toward use in US military
Washington (AFP) April 8, 2017
A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the US military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than at the movies. Lightsabers - the favored weapon of the Jedi in "Star Wars" films - will remain in the fictional realm for now, but after decades of development, laser weapons are now here and are being deployed on military vehicles and planes. ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 3, 2017
Researchers create Star Wars 'superlaser' in the lab
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
German scientists focus radiation of 10,000 suns with new light array
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Scientists find out where laser energy goes when a beam is fired into plasma

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