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Jun 13, 2016

U.S. and UAE Agree to Collaborate on Outer Space, Mars

Posted by in categories: education, space

Very cool.


According to NASA’s statement on the agreement, it included a formal “Implementing Arrangement” that outlines Mars exploration as the first field of cooperation between the agencies and establishes a steering committee to identify areas of mutual interest.

NASA was contacted for further comment clarifying the nature of the UAE agreement, but had not responded at the time of this writing. The agreement also entails working as a team on education, technology, safety and mission assurance as well as aeronautics and other areas in which the countries can potentially benefit.

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Jun 13, 2016

China adamant on holding more talks over India’s entry into the NSG

Posted by in category: futurism

India has a right just like China.


China has said that India entry to the Nuclear Suppliers Group had not been discussed and that the 48-member group is still divided on the issue.

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Jun 13, 2016

Using tech to unlock mental health in China: KaJin Health

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government, health, neuroscience

Now this is going to be very interesting. We will learn a lot about self control, stress, and how cultural condition definitely applies to how people handles different forms and types of stress. Cannot wait to see the results of this study. And, with the government taking these first steps may actually show hope.


China’s mental health record is tarred by social stigma and a lack of resources. While public initiatives are now seeking to rectify the issue, the country’s active startup ecosystem is also competing to fill the gaps.

According to a study published in 2011, a staggering 91.8 per cent of Chinese people with a mental health diagnosis never seek help. Part of that has to do with the shortage of trained mental health professionals in China, as well as the country’s psychiatrist-to-patient ratio, which is as low as 1.24 per 100,000 patients, compared to the global average of 4.15 per 100,000.

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Jun 13, 2016

India-US-China : US – Cyber And Bilateral Visits – Analysis

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, economics, government, quantum physics

Boy; wait until next month with China’s Quantum Launch.


By Munish Sharma.

Cyber has been one of the key discussion items during both Prime Minister Modi’s just concluded visit to the United States and President Xi Jinping’s visit to the US some nine months back. After Xi’s visit, China and the US signed a Cyber Agreement in October 2015. India and the US will ink a cyber agreement in the next sixty days. Notwithstanding these similarities, the intent of and expectations from these two agreements are fundamentally different; the former is an attempt to manage insecurity and the latter is a quest for security. An analysis of the joint statements issued at the end of the Modi and Xi visits to the US highlights the contrasting differences in India and China’s bilateral ties with the United States in the cyber realm.

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Jun 13, 2016

China must learn that tech transfer two-process deal

Posted by in category: transportation

Interesting read and one that many have learned over the years; however, the rules are always changing though.


Illustration: Peter C. Espina /GT

The story of China’s rapid modernization through the use of Western technology took an unusual twist last week when a US firm aiming to build America’s first high-speed rail line abruptly cut its ties with a Chinese partner over technology transfer issues. XpressWest, the US builder of the line connecting Los Angeles and Las Vegas, was quite frank, blaming its decision on Washington’s requirement that rail cars for the project be locally manufactured.

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Jun 13, 2016

Nokia to build China Mobile’s cloud network

Posted by in category: internet

Could there be a sweet revenge iin store for a particular large tech co. n the end?


HELSINKI: Nokia has signed a USD 1.53 billion frame agreement with China Mobile to create a “cloud network” for the Chinese operator, the Finnish telecom equipment giant said today.

The deal would entail “seamless connectivity that will more efficiently meet the ever-growing data demands of its subscriber base,” Nokia said in a statement.

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Jun 13, 2016

Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, engineering, particle physics, quantum physics

Another article on Quantum Security; this time from Sydney (generating single photons to make communications and information secured).


With enough computing effort most contemporary security systems will be broken. But a research team at the University of Sydney has made a major breakthrough in generating single photons (light particles), as carriers of quantum information in security systems.

The collaboration involving physicists at the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), an ARC Centre of Excellence headquartered in the School of Physics, and electrical engineers from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, has been published in Nature Communications.

The team’s work resolved a key issue holding back the development of password exchange which can only be broken by violating the laws of physics. Photons are generated in a pair, and detecting one indicates the existence of the other. This allows scientists to manage the timing of photon events so that they always arrive at the time they are expected.

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Jun 13, 2016

Gene called Prkci helps organize organisms and their organs

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Nice.


A gene called Prkci can point cells in the right direction, according to a new study in Developmental Biology.

In the study, USC Stem Cell researcher In Kyoung Mah from the laboratory of Francesca Mariani and colleagues demonstrated Prkci’s role in organizing cells into balls and tubes during early embryo and organ formation.

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Jun 13, 2016

Gene linked to cause of blindness in kids

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Why gene studies and solutions matter.


Scientists have confirmed that a gene mutation causes severe glaucoma and blindness in children. Now they want to target the gene for treatment.

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Jun 13, 2016

Mom’s stress may put kids at risk for autism

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Stress during pregnancy may raise the risk for having a child with autism for women who have an altered gene.

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