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Malaysia decides on US company Ocean Infinity to resume search for missing aircraft MH370

Malaysia decides on US company Ocean Infinity to resume search for missing aircraft MH370

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The Malaysian Government has confirmed it has chosen a company to begin a new search for MH370 and is now negotiating the terms of the deal. It has notified the families of the 239 people lost aboard MH370 that it is negotiating the terms and conditions of the search with US company Ocean Infinity. The seabed exploration company had offered to look for the missing Boeing 777 aircraft on a no-find, no-fee basis. MH370 disappeared over the southern Indian Ocean in March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The initial search of the ocean floor was suspended in January after no trace of the plane was found on the ocean floor. Advice sent today to MH370 families states that the MH370 Response team, "received several proposals from interested parties to search for MH
Researchers rear hens that lay drug-filled eggs that treat such diseases as cancer and hepatitis

Researchers rear hens that lay drug-filled eggs that treat such diseases as cancer and hepatitis

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The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Kansai in Osaka Prefecture has succeeded in making hens lay eggs that contain a pharmaceutical agent that can be used to treat such diseases as cancer and hepatitis, it has been learned. The procedure uses genome editing technology to produce interferon beta, a type of protein related to the immune system, at a relatively low cost. As early as next year, a joint research company plans to sell the drug as a research reagent at a price about half that of the conventional product. Eventually, they hope to lower the price to less than 10 percent of the current level. Interferon beta is used in the treatment of malignant skin cancer and hepatitis, as well as for virus research. Conventional product...
Philippines Is Challenging China Again Over A Disputed Sea

Philippines Is Challenging China Again Over A Disputed Sea

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The Philippines and China are at odds as to which of the country has rights to Reed Bank, an 8,866 square-kilometer table mount 80 kilometers from the Philippine island of Palawan. The Philippines is ready to let drilling restart there, after it has been halted two years ago when the disagreement had began publicly. China believes more than 90% of the sea including Reed Bank to be its own – despite the July 2016 arbitration verdict saying otherwise. Thusly, they would not appreciate the drilling from Philippines. Therein lies a question, will China allow the Philippines to continue drilling to sustain their friendship, which keeps China’s chief rival the United States at bay, or start an altercation. Strong push-back would risk letting the United States tighten its grip on the Philippin
Chinese scientists set new distance record for quantum communication

Chinese scientists set new distance record for quantum communication

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Chinese scientists have reported the successful transmission of entangled photons across 1,200 km using satellite technology, over 10 times the distance achieved by land-based optical fibers, in a feat that could help with the development of communication networks over vast distances. The research, led by Professor Pan Jianwei from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), was published in the US journal Science on Friday. "This work lays a reliable technical foundation for large-scale quantum networking and quantum communication experimental research, as well as experimental testing of basic principles of physics, such as general theory of relativity and quantum gravity, in outer space in the future," Pan told Xinhua News Agency in an interview. Entangling or "linking" quantum particles to...
Myanmar military plane with 120 aboard goes missing

Myanmar military plane with 120 aboard goes missing

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A military transport plane with 120 people on board went missing Wednesday on a flight from southern Myanmar to Yangon, a military spokesman said. There were fears it may have crashed into the ocean, since its route would have taken it over the Andaman Sea. Gen. Myat Min Oo said the Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft was carrying 106 passengers — mostly families of military personnel — and 14 crew members when it went missing Wednesday afternoon. In an earlier statement, the number of passengers was said to be 90. It is not unusual for such flights to carry civilians to offset transportation costs for military families stationed in the somewhat remote south. “The military plane went missing and lost contact after it took off from Myeik, and now the military has started a sea and air
Is this a warning to Kim Jong Un – US Test Launch Nuclear Missile Minuteman III

Is this a warning to Kim Jong Un – US Test Launch Nuclear Missile Minuteman III

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Airmen from Malmstrom and Vandenberg Air Force bases conducted an operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III missile. The test launch used an intercontinental ballistic missile pulled randomly from a silo on Malmstrom Air Force Base, which was then transported and reassembled at Vandenberg, and launched by crew members from the 341st Missile Wing. The ICBM was equipped with a single test reentry vehicle, and traveled approximately 4,200 miles to a test range near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. These ICBM test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent.   Source: AiirSource Military
Tillerson, Mattis, Coats Release Joint Statement on North Korea

Tillerson, Mattis, Coats Release Joint Statement on North Korea

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Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic missile tests. With each provocation, North Korea jeopardizes stability in Northeast Asia and poses a growing threat to our allies and the U.S. homeland. North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority. Upon assuming office, President Trump ordered a thorough review of U.S. policy pertaining to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Today, along with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford, we briefed members of Congress on the review. The president’s approach aims t
US tanks and other military hardware spotted at Noryangjin Station, South Korea heading North-East

US tanks and other military hardware spotted at Noryangjin Station, South Korea heading North-East

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South Korea said on Friday it was on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang. North Korea said late on Friday the state of affairs on the Korean peninsula was "extremely perilous" because of "madcap American nuclear war manoeuvres aimed at trampling on our sovereignty and right to survival." U.S. officials said there was a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bombers, signalling a possible heightened state of readiness by reclusive North Korea's sole major ally, although the officials played down concern and left open a range of possible reasons. Beijing denied its aircraft were on an increased level of alert...
North Korean Cultivation and Production of Opium Poppies

North Korean Cultivation and Production of Opium Poppies

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North Korean Cultivation and production of opium poppies has been booming as a way for Little Kim to supplement the income for his battered state. The United States and other world players have been pounding N Korea with economic sanctions for decades.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctions_against_North_Korea   In order to continue funding his nuke program and various other projects as well as his weakened government, naturally he turned to the drug trade. North Korean authorities estimated that NK devoted 4,200 to 7,000 Hectares of land to the cultivation of opium poppy, based on these estimates that would produce 3 to 4.5 metric tons for heroin production.  Please see the links below for more on this topic, & ask yourself this question, Is this going to be t
Chinese tour operators halt travel to North Korea

Chinese tour operators halt travel to North Korea

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Amid escalating military tension on the Korean Peninsula, Chinese tour operators have canceled travel packages to North Korea, according to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. The report said Sunday that state-owned China International Travel Services and Ctrip.com International -- the biggest tour operators in the country -- had halted travel to North Korea. Air China has also decided to cancel its flight schedules between Beijing and Pyongyang. The airline has carried passengers to North Korea since 2008. China has opposed the North’s nuclear tests and missile launches as such attempts could provoke military clashes. No Chinese senior officials attended the military parade in Pyongyang on Saturday, according to local media reports.   Source: The Korean Herald