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January 24, 2013
Japan launching spy satellite to monitor North Korea
Tokyo (AFP) Jan 23, 2013
Japan is to launch a new spy satellite on Sunday to strengthen its monitoring capabilities amid concern that North Korea may carry out more missile and nuclear tests. A rocket carrying a radar-equipped satellite is scheduled to blast off from a space centre at Tanegashima in the southwest, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has announced. The space agency said the satellite would be used for information-gathering, including data following Japan's 2011 quake and tsunami, but did not mention N ... read more
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North Korea says plans nuclear test aimed at US
North Korea said Thursday it planned to carry out a third nuclear test and more rocket launches aimed at its "arch-enemy" the United States in response to tightened UN sanctions, but offered no timeframe. ... more

UN to sanction N. Korea space agency: diplomat
The UN Security Council will order sanctions against North Korea's space agency in a resolution to be passed this week condemning the secretive state's ballistic launch, a diplomat said. ... more

Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome
Israel's Defense Ministry is testing an upgraded version of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems' combat-tested Iron Dome counter-rocket system that will have "improved capabilities against an unprecedented range of threats." ... more
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NASA Airborne Mission Climbs to Stratospheric Height for Better Climate Science
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Researchers analyse 'rock dissolving' method of geoengineering
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Studying ancient Earth's geochemistry
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Synchrotron infrared unveils a mysterious microbial community
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Azerbaijan to launch telecom satellite
Azerbaijan will launch its first telecommunications satellite in early February, the country's information and communications technology minister says. ... more

Computer breakthrough: Code of life becomes databank
Scientists in Britain on Wednesday announced a breakthrough in the quest to turn DNA into a revolutionary form of data storage. ... more
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Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations
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