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January 10, 2013
China no longer reliant on satellite image imports
Beijing (XNA) Jan 10, 2013
China's first high-resolution, stereo mapping satellite Ziyuan III meets international standards, ridding the country of its reliance on imports of satellite images. It was announced at a seminar reviewing the research and development of Ziyuan III held on Wednesday, one year after the satellite was launched. China used to import over 90 percent of its remote-sensing data, according to the seminar. The launch of Ziyuan III has enhanced the country's capability to capture space remote-s ... read more
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Study finds flame retardant pollutants at far-flung locations
Chemicals used as flame retardants are present as environmental pollutants at locations around the globe, including remote sites in Indonesia, Nepal and Tasmania, according to a study by researchers ... more

Scientists Use Marine Robots to Detect Endangered Whales
Two robots equipped with instruments designed to "listen" for the calls of baleen whales detected nine endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of Maine last month. The robots reported the ... more

Unlike we thought for 100 years: Molds are able to reproduce sexually
For over 100 years, it was assumed that the penicillin-producing mould fungus Penicillium chrysogenum only reproduced asexually through spores. An international research team led by Prof. Dr. Ulrich ... more
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Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System now serving newest mission
Raytheon Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS) recently added the Japanese Space Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Global Change Observation Mission 1 satellite to its growing lis ... more


Eliminating useless information important to learning, making new memories
As we age, it just may be the ability to filter and eliminate old information - rather than take in the new stuff - that makes it harder to learn, scientists report. "When you are young, your brain ... more
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Bugs need symbiotic bacteria to exploit plant seeds
Aggregations of the red and black colored firebugs are ubiquitous under linden trees in Central Europe, where the bugs can reach astounding population densities. While these insects have no impact o ... more

DNA prefers to dive head first into nanopores
If you want to understand a novel, it helps to start from the beginning rather than trying to pick up the plot from somewhere in the middle. The same goes for analyzing a strand of DNA. The best way ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

Columbia engineers create artificial graphene in a nanofabricated semiconductor structure

Rules for superconductivity mirrored in 'excitonic insulator'

Research dispels misconception of superconductivity in niobium compound

U.S. solar power group says it sees headwinds ahead

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Baby sharks stay still to avoid being detected by predators
Baby sharks still developing in their egg cases can sense when predators are near, and keep very still to avoid being detected, according to research published January 9 in the open access journal P ... more

Mussels inspire innovative new adhesive for surgery
Mussels can be a mouthwatering meal, but the chemistry that lets mussels stick to underwater surfaces may also provide a highly adhesive wound closure and more effective healing from surgery. ... more

KFC draws China customers despite food scare
Chinese customers of KFC, the biggest fast food chain in the country, said Wednesday they would still patronise it despite a government food safety investigation which has hit sales. ... more
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Japan quake study sounds alarm at 'creeping fault' doctrine
Seismologists said Wednesday they have found clues as to why Japan's 2011 mega-earthquake occurred on a fault previously deemed to be of little threat. ... more

Kenyan premier appeals for aid in poaching menace
Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga appealed Wednesday for international aid in helping the east African country deal with an escalating poaching menace. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels: US

Lockheed Martin successfully fired their new anti-ship missile

First GPS 3 satellite receives commands from new OCX ground control segment

EU launches defence pact it calls 'bad news for enemies'

China, S. Korea eye warmer ties following tensions

Putin, Trump discuss N Korea in phone call

Boeing to support Air Force's minuteman program


Hong Kong leader survives impeachment bid
Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers failed in an unprecedented bid Wednesday to impeach the city's embattled Beijing-backed leader, after they accused him of breaking housing laws and urged him to quit. ... more

11 dead as Mideast battered by hail, snow, rain
Abnormal storms which for four days have blasted the Middle East with rain, snow and hail have left at least 11 people dead and brought misery to Syrian refugees huddled in camps. ... more

Firefighters complain after new truck too wide for streets
Volunteer firefighters in a southern French village are complaining after the new truck they received - at a cost of 250,000 euros ($326,000) - turned out too wide for its narrow streets. ... more
Obama signs $9.7 bn aid bill for Sandy victims

Obama considers broad arms sales restrictions: report

Fukushima 'unprecedented challenge': new Japan PM

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Baby sharks stay still to avoid being detected by predators

Genetics clues to survival of coral reef

Waterfall-climbing fish use same mechanism to climb waterfalls and eat algae

A new approach to assessing future sea level rise from ice sheets

A New Way to Study Permafrost Soil, Above and Below Ground

Bering Sea study finds prey density more important to predators than biomass


Censored China paper to publish 'as normal'
A Chinese weekly newspaper at the centre of rare public protests against government censorship will publish as usual on Thursday, a senior reporter said, following reports of a deal to end the row. ... more

Record low temperatures in Bangladesh
Bangladesh has recorded its lowest temperatures in nearly 60 years, an unexpected result of global warming, scientists said. ... more

UN climate panel denounces fresh data leaks
The UN's climate science panel bemoaned Wednesday a fresh leak of data from a landmark report on global warming that it will start releasing this year. ... more

Corn could help farmers fight devastating weed
Versatile and responsive to management, corn is grown throughout the world for everything from food to animal feed to fuel. A new use for corn could soon join that list, as researchers in China inve ... more
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Cool change aids Australia firefighters

Australia bushfires rage in 'catastrophic' conditions

Colombian navy captures drug gang's semi-submersible

Poachers slaughter Kenyan elephant family

China press freedom campaign swells with new rally

French, US forces detain 12 suspected Somali pirates

Chinese man guilty of '$100 mn' software piracy

Four dead in Israel as severe weather sweeps Middle East

Greeks ravage forests to heat homes

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Former prisoner welcomes China labour camp reform

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