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October 19, 2017
ROBO SPACE
Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore



Singapore (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips which its creators say perfectly mimic the human touch. The robot, the brainchild of local startup AiTreat, began work at a clinic in the city-state this week and performs "tui na", a type of massage practised in traditional Chinese medicine. Emma, which stands for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, consists of a white metal arm with heated silicone tips that mimic the h ... read more

SPACE MEDICINE
Your personal running coach
Paris (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
A start-up company from ESA's business incubator in Bavaria has developed a training app to help runners to exercise in a healthy way, and to reduce injuries from over-training. Drawing on erg ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Monitoring microbes to keep Marsonauts healthy
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 06, 2017
To guarantee a safe environment for astronauts on long-duration space missions such as a journey to Mars, it is important to monitor how microorganisms such as bacteria adapt to the confined conditi ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Telemedicine via satellite improves care at astronaut landings
Paris (ESA) Oct 03, 2017
Tempus Pro, a portable vital-signs monitor offering telemedicine via satellite, is helping medics at ESA astronaut landings. Thomas Pesquet was the first to benefit at the end of his mission in May. ... more
INTERN DAILY
Light-activated nanoparticles can supercharge current antibiotics
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Light-activated nanoparticles, also known as quantum dots, can provide a crucial boost in effectiveness for antibiotic treatments used to combat drug-resistant superbugs such as E. coli and Salmonel ... more
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TECH SPACE
Surfactants have surprising effect on nanobubble stability
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 05, 2017
Nanobubbles have recently gained popularity for their unique properties and expansive applications. Their large surface area and high stability in saturated liquids make nanobubbles ideal candidates ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Better, cheaper bio-ink may be used to create artificial organs
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
A new bio-ink that may support a more efficient and inexpensive fabrication of human tissues and organs has been created by researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus. Keekyoung Kim, an assistant pr ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Researchers partner with NASA to study astronaut fitness
Manhattan KS (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
A mock space capsule has landed in Kansas State University's Ice Hall. In this built-to-scale model of the Orion spacecraft, "astronauts" practice emergency escape maneuvers while a university kines ... more
EPIDEMICS
New test rapidly diagnoses Zika
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
MIT researchers have developed a paper-based test that can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes. Unlike existing tests, the new diagnostic does not cross-react with Dengue virus, a close relati ... more
EPIDEMICS
Scientists are successfully breeding disease-resistance into mosquitoes
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
While other mosquito-borne diseases have captured headlines in recent years, malaria remains the most problematic. Every year, several hundred million people become infected and a few hundred thousand perish. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Water from a rock: Puerto Ricans cope with hurricane aftermath
Comerio , Puerto Rico (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
The white pipes carved into the foot of the rain-soaked mountain stick out like needles, and from them flows water. ... more


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EPIDEMICS
A sixth of new HIV patients in Europe 50 or older: study
Paris (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
People aged 50 and older comprise a growing percentage of HIV patients in Europe, accounting for one in six new cases in 2015, researchers said Wednesday. ... more
EPIDEMICS
UC research shows ticks are even tougher and nastier than you thought
Cincinnati OH (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
They carry a host of diseases that they spread by plunging their barbed mouths into you like a grisly oil derrick. They're hard to remove and even harder to kill. Is your skin crawling yet? ... more
INTERN DAILY
Going under the knife in China's plastic surgery stampede
Shanghai (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chen Yan is 35 and fears middle age is upon her, so like all of her friends she sees cosmetic surgery as the solution: time to get a new nose. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit disease
Annapolis MD (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Three-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes to survive ... more



Mexico quake hit rich and poor alike, but tragedies differ
Mexico City (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
The earthquake that hit Mexico on September 19 did not discriminate in its destruction, leveling homes in rich and poor neighborhoods alike. But one month on, the tragedies facing Mexico City's newly homeless depend largely on class. Residents of upscale neighborhoods like Roma and Condesa face a frenzied rush to rent or buy new homes in other neighborhoods nearby, creating a real estate ... more
Paris (ESA) Oct 17, 2017
ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter
Dublin (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Thousands still without power in Ireland after freak storm
Mexico City (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Risking lives, Mexicans try to salvage belongings after quake
Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Satellite receives green light from Air Force
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
The U.S. Air Force has given their final acceptance approval to Lockheed Martin's GPS III satellite, the company announced on Tuesday. The available for launch designation, or AFL, from the Air Force is the final stage in accepting new technology under Department of Defense regulations. Lockheed Martin's first GPS III Space Vehicle or GPS III SV01 is expected to deploy in 2018, accordin ... more
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
exactEarth Announces Agreement with Alltek Marine to Expand Small Vessel Tracking Service Offering
Beijing (XNA) Sep 15, 2017
BeiDou navigation to cover Belt and Road countries by 2018
Beijing (XNA) Sep 19, 2017
China's BeiDou-3 satellites get new chips
Genome of a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals region's complex human history
Washington (UPI) Oct 16, 2017
As genomic analysis technology advances, and as new genetic samples are surveyed, the human story grows ever more complicated. Now, yet another complex human history has been revealed by the genetic remains of a 40,000-year-old man from China. The man's DNA - recovered from remains in Tianyuan Cave near Beijing - was so well-preserved that it allowed scientists to sequence the full hu ... more
New York NY (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
New study suggests that last common ancestor of humans and apes was smaller than thought
Washington (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
World Bank: 1.1 bn people 'invisible', lacking official identity
Washington (UPI) Oct 18, 2017
Duplications of noncoding DNA could help explain human-primate split
Chile penguins win battle in war against mine
La Higuera, Chile (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
They may be less than a meter tall but they have conquered a Goliath: Chile's vulnerable Humboldt penguins have thwarted - for now at least - a billion dollar mining project in one of the country's most depressed regions. The rare species is only found on the coasts of Peru and Chile, which has created the National Humboldt Penguin Reserve - but it's also an area rich in natural resources ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 13, 2017
Study reveals secrets of planet formation
Moscow (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
'Hungry bear' crisis grips far east Russian region
Oxford UK (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Scientists complete conservation puzzle, shaping understanding of life on earth
Scientists are successfully breeding disease-resistance into mosquitoes
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
While other mosquito-borne diseases have captured headlines in recent years, malaria remains the most problematic. Every year, several hundred million people become infected and a few hundred thousand perish. But a recent breakthrough in the genetic modification could help breed disease-resistance into mosquito populations and eradicate malaria altogether. Malaria is caused by a ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Oct 02, 2017
New test rapidly diagnoses Zika
Cincinnati OH (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
UC research shows ticks are even tougher and nastier than you thought
Paris (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
A sixth of new HIV patients in Europe 50 or older: study
Chinese businesses herald Communist congress by closing shop
Beijing (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
Businesses ranging from cookware to karaoke in China's teeming capital have temporarily shut down as the ruling Communist Party prepares to hold its most important political event of the last five years. Fitness centres, short-term rental websites and even online retailers told AFP on Monday that they would not be operating in Beijing during the 19th National Congress. The meeting, at wh ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Xi tells Communist Party to combat any actions to 'undermine' it
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
'My god, 3.5 hours': Xi gives marathon speech, China listens
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Xi declares 'new era' for China as party congress opens
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Huge Australia-bound cocaine haul siezed by French navy
Sydney (AFP) Aug 4, 2017
A massive cocaine haul bound for Australia in the hull of a yacht has been intercepted by the French navy in the Pacific, officials said on Friday. The 1.46 tonnes of the drug with an estimated street value of Aus$322 million (US$256 million) was seized in the South Pacific and four crew members, believed to be Lithuanian and Latvian nationals, arrested. The vessel "Afalina", which set s ... more
Jakarta (AFP) Aug 1, 2017
Indonesia to deport 153 Chinese for $450 million scam
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
Warning for China as US hails India 'partnership'
Washington (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
The United States vowed Wednesday to work with India in preference to China over the next century to promote a "free and open" Asia-Pacific region led by prosperous democracies. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered his unexpectedly sharp message to Beijing on the same day President Xi Jinping opened the Communist Party congress. His upbeat speech was designed to set the stage for a ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 18, 2017
Nominee for CIA inspector general grilled over retaliation claims
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Xi declares 'new era' for China as party congress opens
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 16, 2017
India, Russia to hold first 'tri-service' war games
A new era of multi-messenger astronomy with LIGO discovery
Rochester NY (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Rochester Institute of Technology researchers played a significant role in an international announcement today that has changed the future of astrophysics. The breakthrough discovery of colliding neutron stars marks the first time both gravitational waves and light have been detected from the same cosmic collision. "Multimessenger astronomy," a new way of understanding the universe, ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 17, 2017
NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event
University Park, PA (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
New gravitational wave hits Earth
Oxford UK (SPX) Sep 28, 2017
Gravitational twists help theoretical physicists shed light on quantum complexity
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Chinese social media block profile pic changes during congress
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Chinese tech companies have prevented social media users from changing profile pictures and user names amid heightened security as a key Communist Party conclave opened Wednesday in Beijing. The move hit users of the ubiquitous Chinese social media platforms WeChat, QQ, Weibo and even Alibaba's payment platform Alipay, though it appeared only to affect those with accounts registered on the m ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Kaspersky in focus as US-Russia cyber-tensions rise
Washington (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Google to offer stepped-up security for 'high risk' users
Washington (UPI) Oct 10, 2017
Engility to help protect DOD technology networks
Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from the former jihadist stronghold of Mosul and nearby areas are still displaced despite the city's recapture in July, the Norwegian Refugee Council said Sunday. "One year since the start of the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group (IS), some 673,000 Iraqis from the city and its surroundings remain displaced and unable to go back to their destroyed neigh ... more
Hawija, Iraq (AFP) Oct 7, 2017
Cinders and desolation in Iraq's Hawija after IS
Moscow (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Moscow says US 'pretending' to fight IS in Iraq
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Shock Iraq torture photos raise ethical dilemmas
Iraq's Kurds, long persecuted under Saddam Hussein
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Iraq's Kurdish community has long been persecuted, in particular under the regime of dictator Saddam Hussein. Kurds make up 15-20 percent of the country's population - some five to six million people - and live mostly in the oil-rich north. Significant populations of Kurds, a people of Indo-European origin who are mainly Sunni Muslims, also live in Turkey, Iran and Syria. - First u ... more
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Independence dreams turn to despair for Iraq's Kurds
Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Kurdish infighting opened way for Iraqi advances
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Iraqi army retakes almost all disputed areas from Kurds
Coal still holds a slight edge as U.S. power source
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
U.S. coal production in the first half of the year is slightly lower than last year, but still holds an edge as an electricity source, the government said. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported total U.S. coal production during the first half of the year was slightly lower than the same time last year, but higher than the first half 2016. The EIA's report said declines in ... more
Sydney (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Rio in massive share buyback after coal mines sale
Washington (UPI) Sep 15, 2017
First-ever U.S. coal shipment arrives in Ukraine
Sydney (AFP) Sept 1, 2017
Rio completes Australia coal mines sale to China's Yancoal
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Little growth observed in India's methane emissions
Bristol UK (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Methane is the second most powerful greenhouse gas and concentrations are rising in the atmosphere. Because of its potency and quick decay in the atmosphere, countries have recognised that reduction of methane emissions are a means toward mitigating global warming. In light of the new international climate agreement, the Paris Agreement, there is increasing need for countries to accurately ... more
Allahabad, India (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
India to close colonial-era military farms
Medio Purus Extractive Reserve, Brazil (AFP) Oct 15, 2017
Smallscale farmers try to solve Amazon's big problems
Brunswick NJ (SPX) Oct 10, 2017
Genetically boosting the nutritional value of corn could benefit millions
A solar-powered asteroid nursery at the orbit of Mars
Armagh UK (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
The planet Mars shares its orbit with a handful of small asteroids, the so-called Trojans. Among them, one finds a unique group, all moving in very similar orbits, suggesting that they originated from the same object. But the mechanism that produced this "family" has been a mystery. Now, an international team of astronomers believe they have identified the culprit: sunlight. Their findings ... more
Flagstaff, AZ (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Spinning comet rapidly slows down during close approach to Earth
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Earth's New Traveling Buddy Is an Asteroid, Not Space Junk
Provo, UT (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Number of Undiscovered Near-Earth Asteroids Revised Downward
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