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July 11, 2017
TIME AND SPACE
A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology



Lancaster UK (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Counterfeit products are a huge problem - from medicines to car parts, fake technology costs lives. Every year, imports of counterfeited and pirated goods around the world cost nearly US $0.5 trillion in lost revenue. Counterfeit medicines alone cost the industry over US $200 billion every year. They are also dangerous to our health - around a third contain no active ingredients, resulting in a million deaths a year. And as the Internet of Things expands, there is the need to trust the ... read more

CHIP TECH
Three-dimensional chip combines computing and data storage
Boston MA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
As embedded intelligence is finding its way into ever more areas of our lives, fields ranging from autonomous driving to personalized medicine are generating huge amounts of data. But just as the fl ... more
INTERN DAILY
China invites foreign cancer experts to treat Liu Xiaobo
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 5, 2017
The Chinese hospital caring for cancer-stricken Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo has decided to invite US, German and other foreign experts to treat him in China following international pressure to let him go abroad. ... more
INTERN DAILY
EU edges toward agreed policy on hormone disrupting chemicals
Brussels (AFP) July 4, 2017
The EU edged closer Tuesday toward a common stand on chemicals which can potentially disrupt the body's hormones and cause a range of serious health problems. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis
Colombo (AFP) July 2, 2017
Sri Lanka deployed hundreds of soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as the country battles the spread of deadly dengue fever that has killed a record 215 people this year, officials said Sunday. ... more
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Cheap, energy-efficient and clean reaction to make chemical feedstock
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
They are all around you! Most plastics, conductive polymers, and even medicines derive from molecules with a double bond between two carbon atoms, C=C. These molecules are called olefins and a ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Scientist Reveals Health Challenges That Flight to Mars Poses for Humans
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
Thais Russomano, the first female doctor in Latin America specializing in space medicine and the founder and director of the InnovaSpace and MicroG research centers for space biology, revealed in an ... more
EPIDEMICS
Painless patch could replace flu jab: study
Paris (AFP) June 27, 2017
Vaccines delivered via a painless, throw-away patch could one day eliminate the need for needle-and-syringe flu injections, researchers said Wednesday after completing a preliminary trial. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug
Nairobi (AFP) June 28, 2017
The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya, a first in Africa where more than 25 million have the disease, the NGO Unitaid said Wednesday. ... more
INTERN DAILY
China facing largest diabetes epidemic in the world: study
Washington (AFP) June 27, 2017
China is facing the largest diabetes epidemic in the world with around 11 percent of its population suffering from the metabolic illness, while nearly 36 percent are prediabetic, according to a US study published Tuesday. ... more
EPIDEMICS
Sri Lanka blames garbage pile-up for record dengue toll
Colombo (AFP) June 26, 2017
Sri Lanka has suffered a record 200 deaths from dengue fever this year, the health minister said Monday, blaming a garbage disposal crisis in Colombo. ... more


Five projects selected from ISS funding opportunity focused on human physiology research

SPACE MEDICINE
Keeping the rhythm in space
Paris (ESA) Jun 22, 2017
Space is an inhospitable environment for the human body but we adapt remarkably well. Within hours, the brain adjusts to the lack of an up or down, as if floating is all it has ever known. Now ... more
WAR REPORT
In Colombia, FARC 'nurses' want to trade arms for white coats
Colinas, Colombia (AFP) June 22, 2017
As a battlefield nurse for Colombia's FARC rebels, Johana Japon helped stitch up wounded fighters as bullets whizzed past her. ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
Ten ways that astronauts are helping you stay healthy
London, UK (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
Astronauts on the International Space Station are growing crystals that could help develop new drugs for use on Earth. Here are ten healthcare technologies that have already come from space: 1 ... more
INTERN DAILY
Ancient prosthesis: Scientists are studying a 3,000-year-old wooden big toe
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
Researchers in Switzerland are in the process of analyzing what may be the world's oldest prosthetic device. The 3,000-year-old artificial wooden big toe is offering insights into skills of ancient artisans, as well as the anatomical and medical know how of early physicians. ... more



In IS-held Raqa, parched civilians risk lives for water
Beirut (AFP) July 8, 2017
Syria's Raqa once thrived on the banks of the gushing Euphrates River, but dire shortages in the Islamic State group stronghold are forcing desperate civilians to risk their lives for water. The northern city has been without steady running water for several weeks after damage to pipelines by heavy bombardment, including suspected strikes by the US-led coalition. Civilians dehydrated by ... more
Tallinn (AFP) July 6, 2017
EU ministers pledge steps to tackle migrant flood
Washington (AFP) July 5, 2017
Holiday weekend leaves more than 100 gunfire victims in Chicago
Tokyo (AFP) June 30, 2017
Ex-bosses stand trial over 2011 Fukushima crisis in Japan
Orbital Alliance Techsystems receives contract for GPS artillery
Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Orbital Alliance Techsystems Operations has been awarded a $53.6 million modification to an existing contract for procurement of M1156 presicion-guidance kits, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. The modification will provide PGKs for converting standard Army unguided 155mm artillery shells into GPS-guided munitions used by conventional artillery. Work will be perfor ... more
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
India Plans to Roll Out National GPS Next Year
Paris (AFP) July 4, 2017
Europe's Galileo satnav identifies problems behind failing clocks
Paris (AFP) June 22, 2017
New orbiters for Europe's Galileo satnav system
Researchers document early, permanent human settlement in Andes
Laramie WY (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Using five different scientific approaches, a team including University of Wyoming researchers has given considerable support to the idea that humans lived year-round in the Andean highlands of South America over 7,000 years ago. Examining human remains and other archaeological evidence from a site at nearly 12,500 feet above sea level in Peru, the scientists show that intrepid hunter-gath ... more
Lawrence KS (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Analysis of Neanderthal teeth grooves uncovers evidence of prehistoric dentistry
Washington (UPI) Jun 29, 2017
Study: Potentially no limit to human lifespan
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Beyond bananas: 'Mind reading' technology decodes complex thoughts
Praying mantises all over the world hunt and eat birds
Washington (UPI) Jul 5, 2017
Insects and spiders provide praying mantises with most of their sustenance, but mantises have also been observed feeding on amphibians and reptiles, including small frogs, lizards, salamanders and snakes. New research suggests the long-armed insects also hunt and eat birds. And their taste for the mammals isn't geographically isolated, but present across the globe - wherever mantises a ... more
Zalipie, Poland (AFP) June 30, 2017
The legacy of all-year blooms in Poland's painted village
Orono, ME (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
The big ecological roles of small natural features
Hanoi (AFP) July 9, 2017
Three tonnes of ivory seized in Vietnam
Sri Lanka deploys troops to tackle dengue crisis
Colombo (AFP) July 2, 2017
Sri Lanka deployed hundreds of soldiers to destroy mosquito breeding grounds as the country battles the spread of deadly dengue fever that has killed a record 215 people this year, officials said Sunday. Humid monsoon weather, stagnant water from recent flooding, as well as mounting piles of rotting garbage accumulating in the capital, have combined to create abundant areas for mosquitoes ... more
Paris (AFP) June 27, 2017
Painless patch could replace flu jab: study
Colombo (AFP) June 26, 2017
Sri Lanka blames garbage pile-up for record dengue toll
Nairobi (AFP) June 28, 2017
Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug
Chinese court jails author of Tiananmen report: lawyer
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
A prominent Chinese labour activist was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison for "inciting subversion" through a written account of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, his lawyer told AFP. Liu Shaoming, a former factory worker, was detained in southern Guangdong province in May 2015 after describing his involvement in the pro-democracy movement on a US website. Liu's lawyer, Wu ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's ailing Nobel laureate in 'critical condition'
Sertar, China (AFP) July 6, 2017
With demolitions, China squeezes Buddhist academy
Beijing (AFP) July 6, 2017
Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's health deteriorates
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
President Donald Trump's administration hit China Tuesday over its rights record, placing the country alongside Sudan and North Korea on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders. The State Department downgraded China in its annual "Trafficking in Persons Report," saying Beijing is doing little to combat the phenomenon or protect its victims. It pointed to ethnic Uighurs, ... more
Bangkok (AFP) June 1, 2017
Golden Triangle narco-gangs churning out new highs, UN warns
Bogota (AFP) May 4, 2017
UN counter-drug official kidnapped in Colombia: officials
New Delhi (AFP) April 9, 2017
Indian, Chinese navies rescue ship hijacked by Somali pirates
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NATO vows support for Ukraine against Russia's 'aggressive actions'
Kiev (AFP) July 10, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged support for Ukraine during a visit to Kiev on Monday, as the ex-Soviet republic battles a bloody insurgency by pro-Russian separatists in the east. More than 10,000 people have been killed since a Russian-backed rebellion against the pro-EU government in Kiev erupted in April 2014. Ukraine and the West accuse Moscow of smuggling weapons and troops acro ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 7, 2017
US warplanes fly over disputed South China Sea
Berlin (AFP) July 5, 2017
Trump, world leaders head into stormy G20 summit
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Indian troop withdrawal 'precondition' for peace: China
First look at gravitational dance that drives stellar formation
Hull UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Swirling motions in clouds of cold, dense gas have given, for the first time, an active insight into how gravity creates the compact cores from which stars form in the interstellar medium. The results will be presented, Thursday 6 July, by Gwen Williams at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull. Williams, of Cardiff University, explains: "We've known for some time that du ... more
Warwick UK (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched
Hannover, Germany (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
LISA Gravitational-Wave Observatory Selected as ESA L3 Mission
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Jun 29, 2017
Hints of Extra Dimensions in Gravitational Waves
Utilities including nuclear firms hacked: NYT
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported Thursday. It quoted what it called an urgent report issued in late June by the Department of Homeland Security. The intrusions happened in May and June and hit companies including Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, which operates a nuclear power ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 6, 2017
Booz Allen Hamilton wins cyber-security contact
Washington (UPI) Jul 3, 2017
Hackers could tap EEGs, observe brainwaves to steal passwords
Beer-Sheva, Israel (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Researchers demonstrate new firewall that protects cellphones from security threat
Mosul victory imminent, US says, as Iraqi forces celebrate
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 8, 2017
Iraq will announce imminently a final victory in the nearly nine-month offensive to retake Mosul from jihadists, a US general said Saturday, as celebrations broke out among police forces in the city. The defeat would be the biggest yet for the Islamic State group three years since it seized Mosul in a lightning offensive, swept across much of the country's Sunni Arab heartland and proclaimed ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 10, 2017
Iraqi forces push to clear last pockets of IS in Mosul
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
US judge again puts off deportations of Iraqis
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 6, 2017
Civilians trapped as Iraq forces battle IS in Mosul
US soldier killed in Afghanistan's Helmand
Washington (AFP) July 5, 2017
/> A US soldier has been killed and two others wounded in an attack in Afghanistan's Helmand province while conducting operations against the Taliban, US military officials said Wednesday. Private First Class Hansen Kirkpatrick, 19, of Wasilla, Alaska died Monday following the "indirect fire" assault, which means he was hit by a mortar or some other incoming round. The wounds sustained ... more
New York (AFP) July 6, 2017
Egypt arrests dozens of Chinese Uighur students: HRW
Brussels (AFP) June 29, 2017
Mattis says NATO must finish the job in Afghanistan
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (AFP) June 28, 2017
Kyrgyz court convicts three over China embassy attack
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects
Beijing (AFP) July 5, 2017
Chinese companies are planning or constructing hundreds of coal-fired power projects around the world, data show, even as Beijing talks up its commitment to fighting climate change. The report by German environmental lobby group Urgewald comes as China seeks to fill a vacuum left by the United States following President Donald Trump's decision to exit the Paris climate agreement. Urgewal ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Rio prefers Yancoal to Glencore in Australia coal sale
Sydney (AFP) June 26, 2017
Glencore makes new bid for Rio's Australia coal assets
Sydney (AFP) June 20, 2017
Rio backs Yancoal over Glencore for Australia coal minesw
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Spain hit by deadly bacteria threatening olive trees
Madrid (AFP) July 6, 2017
A deadly bacteria that infected thousands of olive trees in Italy has been detected for the first time in mainland Spain, the world's top producer of olive oil, a regional government official said Thursday. The Xylella fastidiosa pathogen, which dries out trees leaving their leaves looking scorched, was found in June in almond trees near the town of Guadalest in the eastern region of Valenci ... more
The Hague (AFP) July 6, 2017
Customs grab 122 tonnes of fake pesticide: Europol
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
Warmer Arctic harms crops in US, Canada: study
Champaign IL (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Incremental discovery may one day lead to photosynthetic breakthrough
Bizarro comet challenging researchers
Orlando FL (SPX) Jul 06, 2017
Scientists pursue research through observation, experimentation and modeling. They strive for all of these pieces to fit together, but sometimes finding the unexpected is even more exciting. That's what happened to University of Central Florida's astrophysicist Gal Sarid, who studies comets, asteroids and planetary formation and earlier this year was part of a team that published a study focused ... more
Tucson, AZ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Pitted Materials in Craters Could Indicate Buried Ice on Asteroids
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
NASA'S First Asteroid Deflection Mission Enters Next Design Phase
Paris (AFP) June 28, 2017
Are asteroids humanity's 'greatest challenge'?


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