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March 04, 2013
Space race under way to create quantum satellite
London, UK (SPX) Mar 04, 2013
In this month's special edition of Physics World, focusing on quantum physics, Thomas Jennewein and Brendon Higgins from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada, describe how a quantum space race is under way to create the world's first global quantum-communication network. The field of quantum communication - the science of transmitting quantum states from one place to another - has received significant attention in the last few years owing to the discovery of qu ... read more
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DARPA's New TERN Program Aims for Eyes in the Sky from the Sea
Effective 21st-century warfare requires the ability to conduct airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and strike mobile targets anywhere, around the clock. Current technologies ... more

Sikorsky, Boeing Propose X2 Technology Helicopter Design for US Army's JMR FVL
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies, and Boeing will submit a joint proposal to build a demonstrator aircraft - based on Sikorsky's X2 Technology rotorcraft design - for the ... more

Iraq intervening in Syria: opposition
A key Syrian opposition group on Sunday accused the Iraqi government of intervening in Syria and "attacking the Syrian people", a day after deadly border clashes between rebels and Iraqi forces. ... more
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Raytheon delivers first Standard Missile-6 from new Alabama missile integration facility
Raytheon has delivered the first Standard Missile-6 all-up-round to the U.S. Navy from its new integration and testing facility in Huntsville, Ala. SM-6 defends naval vessels against fixed- and rota ... more


Iran confirms plans for 3,000 modern centrifuges
Iran's atomic chief said on Sunday that Tehran planned to install 3,000 new generation centrifuges at one of its nuclear plants, confirming what the UN nuclear watchdog reported in February. ... more
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Bolstering US Resilience Against Cyberattacks On Critical Infrastructure
Raytheon is collaborating with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to operate as a commercial service provider under the recently expanded Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program outline ... more

China enlists Jackie Chan to kick off political meeting
Film star Jackie Chan joined other celebrities Sunday at a meeting of China's highest-profile advisory body, a move seen by analysts as an attempt by the ruling Communist Party to cultivate "soft power". ... more
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Russia studies construction of its own orbital station

Rosetta continues into its full science phase

NASA Selects Student Teams for High-Powered Rocket Challenge

Researchers Advance 'Quantum Teleportation'

China launches Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite

Swift Probes Exotic Object: Black Hole or Mega Star?

Cosmodrome construction falls behind schedule


Suicide bomber hits Iraq Shiite shrine city of Karbala
A suicide bomber struck in an area between major shrines in the Iraqi Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday, wounding 10 people, while other attacks left five dead, officials said. ... more

China to seal Xi's power after months of pledges
Thousands of delegates from across China meet this week to seal a power transfer to new leaders who have raised expectations with a deluge of propaganda during their first months running the Communist Party. ... more

50 rebels, French soldier killed in 'heavy' Mali fighting
Heavy fighting in northern Mali has left at least 50 rebel fighters and a French soldier dead, officials said Sunday, as Chad promised to prove its soldiers had killed two top Islamist militants. ... more
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US Defense Secretary Hagel scolds budget cuts
Major budget cuts initiated Friday will endanger the US military's ability to conduct its missions, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel warned. ... more

Brazil to get its first nuclear subs
Brazil is set to join the select group of countries that have nuclear-powered submarines, President Dilma Rousseff said Friday. ... more
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Fresh snow hits northeastern US in killer storm

Global October temperatures record high for month: US

$9.3 bn pledged to help poor nations combat global warming

Second bird flu outbreak found on Dutch farm

Caltech geologists discover ancient buried canyon in South Tibet

Cut the salt: Green solutions for highway snow and ice control


Indonesia, South Korea to build fighters
Indonesia and South Korea are cooperating in building a joint fighter but politics are delaying progress. ... more

Turkey's Erdogan rules out amnesty for Kurdish rebels
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ruled out on Sunday a general amnesty for Kurdish rebels amid renewed peace talks between the country's secret services and jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan. ... more

Karzai: Foreign forces inflame insurgency
Afghan President Hamid Karzai maintains that foreign troops in the country are inflaming the insurgency and is seeking Afghan control of security. ... more
US radar to boost missile defence in Japan

Israel tests Arrow but funding cuts loom

Israel tests new Arrow missile interceptor

Raytheon delivers first Standard Missile-6 from new Alabama missile integration facility

Syria missile strikes in Aleppo leave 58 dead: NGO

India wants to sell Russia BraMos missiles

Better workstations for drone operators may reduce mishaps

Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Second Flight

US military may take over part of CIA drone war

Space race under way to create quantum satellite

Boeing Receives USAF Contract for Integrated C4ISR Targeting Solution

Air Operations Center Modernization Program PDR Completed


S. Korea leader offers North 'flexible' engagement
South Korea's new president Park Geun-Hye offered a "more flexible" engagement with North Korea on Friday if Pyongyang chooses a path of trust-building rather than provocation. ... more

In Rodman, a controversial US opening to N. Korea
Reclusive North Korea in the past month refused to hear foreign entreaties not to test a nuclear bomb, but its leader found time to entertain the mercurial basketball hall-of-famer Dennis Rodman. ... more

Baghdad beats: Iraqis look to revive traditional music
Hussein Abdullah clutches his oud, long the symbol of Iraqi music, and sighs. "Iraqis do not care for their musical heritage," he laments. "On TV, all you see are singers who have no voice." ... more

Iraq death toll falls but violence still high: AFP
The death toll from attacks in Iraq fell in February from January, but more than 200 were still killed for the second month in a row, AFP data showed on Friday. ... more
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South Korea urged to build facility for nuclear waste by 2055

Cloaking device hides across continuous range of angles

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China unveils energy strategy, targets for 2020

Two new baryon particles discovered; aligns with York prediction

Ageing Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China


Kurdish rebels may free kidnapped Turks in 10 days: report


Iraq finance minister announces resignation at demo


Taiwan to stage live-fire drill on disputed island


Syria army retakes Iraq border post from jihadists: watchdog


British military capability at risk from more cuts: minister


Sri Lanka leader denies army killed militant's child


Iran, new Amano term in focus at IAEA meeting


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F-35 soaring costs trouble Australia


Japan scrambles fighters to meet China plane

Japan PM quotes Britain's Iron Lady on island dispute

Rare optimism in Iran nuclear dispute

N. Korea says nuclear weapons can reach US

India hikes defence spending by 21%

Greece and France to sign defence agreement: Le Drian

WikiLeaks: Manning wanted to 'spark debate' on war

Pentagon to make 'quick decisions' on sequester cuts

US soldier faces July 1 trial over Fort Hood massacre

Retired Taiwan general charged with spying for China: media

Britain's MoD under fire for 'wasting' billions

US chooses Brazilian plane to outfit Afghan force

Pakistan army probes Kashmir 'torture' death

Troops target Islamists hiding on Mali island: military

Iraq attacks kill 26 people

US senator backs ammunition for Syrian rebels

Stuxnet virus dates back to 2007: researchers

Libya to ask UN to lift arms embargo

Jailed PKK chief Ocalan 'to declare ceasefire on March 21'

Israel 'seeks to repair ties with Turkey'

Swine cells could power artificial liver

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