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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Take that, Amazon: Google tests drones to deliver goods bought online

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 11:05pm by AFP

    ... were described as having more in common with Google's self-driving car than remote-controlled aircraft used by hobbyists. Google said it would be several years before a delivery drone system is ready. Last month, Amazon sought permission for drone test flights in the United States, saying it is moving forward on plans for deliveries using unmanned aircraft. Agence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581894/take-amazon-google-tests-drones-deliver-goods-bought-online
  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    Xi Jinping told Liaoning's captain to get aircraft carrier ship-shape soon

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 09:11am by WU NAN

    ... Party magazine has revealed concerns expressed by President Xi Jinping during his inspection of China's first aircraft carrier in August. Xi's visit to the ship was widely covered ... and was handed over to the Chinese navy in September 2012 as an "aircraft carrier training platform". In November it sailed for the first time in battle formation with warships in the South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420471/xi-jinping-told-aircraft-carrier-captain-build-combat-readiness-official
  3. News - China - AVIATION

    Air China flight makes emergency landing in London after landing gear failure

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:45am by Alex Millson, Chris Luo

    ... CA852 circled over southern England and the English Channel, where it is believed to have dumped fuel in order to make the aircraft lighter, several times before returning to the airport. ... showed hydraulic failure in the plane's panels, as well as the aircraft releasing fuel mid-flight from one of its wings. The Weibo user deleted his post with these pictures on Monday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587668/air-china-flight-makes-emergency-landing-london-after-landing-gear
  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Beijing to talk tough to US on military encounters

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:03am by Teddy Ng, Reuters

    ... The Pentagon said the jet came within nine metres of the US aircraft and that Chinese aircraft had made three other close intercepts this year. The Defence Ministry in Beijing said the US allegations ... aware of our plans," she said. Ni Lexiong, a Shanghai-based military affairs commentator, said Chinese military officials would demand that US aircraft do not "provoke" China. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581009/beijing-talk-tough-us-military-encounters-during-washington-talks
  5. News - China Insider - DEFENCE

    US spy plane may have triggered Chinese jet interception by dropping sonar buoy: state media

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:40pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A Chinese fighter jet’s interception of a US Navy sub-hunter aircraft was possibly triggered when the American plane dropped a sonar surveillance system ... wrong and said the manoeuvre was a response to “large-scale and highly frequent close-in reconnaissance” by US aircraft. A report in the Beijing-based Global Times, a newspaper affiliated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1581139/sonar-system-dropped-us-aircraft-may-have-triggered-chinese-jet
  6. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    Hong Kong airlines to allow use of smartphones, tablets during take-off and landing

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:29pm by Ernest Kao

    ... in easing rules over the past year as fears electromagnetic signals could interfere with aircraft systems recede. The department said its review followed technological developments. "Under the new regulations, passengers will be allowed to use [devices] during all phases of flight … provided that the aircraft is certified to be tolerant [to them] and that related operating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583724/hong-kong-airlines-allow-use-smartphones-tablets-during-take-and
  7. News - China

    China needs three aircraft carriers, writes naval researcher

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:51am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie,chan@scmp.com Unease over reports PLA building more ships an overreaction, naval analyst says 'Three aircraft carriers needed' China should have at least three aircraft carriers to defend its national interests at sea, a mainland naval expert said, adding that criticism overseas of an expansion of the fleet was an overreaction. Three carriers would just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1409966/china-needs-three-aircraft-carriers-writes-naval-researcher
  8. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Chinese scientists upbeat on development of invisibility cloak

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 09:34am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... series. The technology would have obvious military uses such as developing stealth aircraft, but Beijing believes the research could lead to wider technological breakthroughs with broader uses, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1376652/chinese-scientists-upbeat-development-invisibility-cloak
  9. News - China - MILITARY

    Work under way on China's second aircraft carrier at Dalian yard

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:42am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Huge ship and two advanced destroyers being built at Dalian yard says Liaoning party chief, according to reports later deleted from internet Work under way on China's second aircraft carrier China is reportedly building a second aircraft carrier, estimated to be completed by 2018, on its way to expanding its fleet to four of the massive ships. Media reports- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1408728/work-under-way-chinas-second-aircraft-carrier-dalian-yard

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