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January 28, 2015
Congressman claims relying on GLONASS jeopardizes US lives
Washington DC (Sputnik) Jan 28, 2015
Depending on a Russian satellite system to route US emergency phone calls, as outlined in a proposal being considered by the US government's main communications agency, would endanger the lives of American citizens, US Congressman Mike Rogers' spokesperson Shea Miller told Sputnik. "Using Russian technology could make any emergency situation even worse because Russia doesn't play by the rules and we put American lives in jeopardy by relying on them," the spokesperson said on Thursday, after being ... read more
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911 Assc says lobbyist behind tactics to derail GLONASS
US lobbyist is behind a campaign to derail a proposal being considered by the US government's main communications agency to use Russian satellites to help first responders more accurately locate 911 ... more

Prototype weapons launcher fitted onto B-52 bomber
A prototype weapons bay launcher that improves weapons capacity has been installed by Boeing and the U.S. Air Force on a B-52 bomber. ... more

These jellyfish aren't just drifters
Jellyfish might look like mere drifters, but some of them have a remarkable ability to detect the direction of ocean currents and to swim strongly against them, according to new evidence in free-ran ... more
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US Emergency Services to Depend On Russian Satellites?
Russia's GLONASS precision navigation and timing satellite system may be used in the US to locate people calling 911 from their mobile phones, the Washington Times newspaper reported. Trey For ... more


Advocates pressure US Congress to let small drones fly
Letting small drones fly for profit in US airspace would give a big lift to the development of unmanned aerial vehicles of all sizes, a Congressional committee heard Wednesday. ... more
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Small Modular Reactors - USA - 2015
Nuclear Decommissioning Conference Europe May 2015

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USAF orders addditional Boeing rescue radios
The U.S. Air force has ordered additional rescue radios for aircrew and upgrades to the rescue systems ground station network from Boeing. ... more

European Space Agency to Launch Six Navigation Satellites in 2015
Six satellites from Europe's own global navigation satellite system Galileo are to be put into orbit in 2015, European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain said Friday. "Th ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Pakistan opposes new India-US nuclear deal

Obama wraps India visit with pleas on religion, climate

Raytheon acquires remote sensing, UAS tech company

Payout for Fiji veterans of British atomic tests

US Congress eases pressure for new Iran sanctions

China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan': report

Scores of foreign fighters among Kobane dead: US


Ricoh intros super day/night digital binocular
Digital day/night binoculars that penetrate fog, smoke, rain and sand for clear imaging have been introduced by Ricoh Americas Corporation. ... more

Turtles use unique magnetic compass to find birth beach
Every year, adult sea turtles make the journey back to the beaches where they were born. They return year after year to lay their own eggs. Their offspring, freshly hatched, will make their way out to sea. Ten years later, having reached sexual maturity, the sea turtles will return to the same natal beach. The cycle repeats, generation after generation. ... more

Meltwater on Greenland's ice sheet contributes to rising sea levels
As the largest single chunk of melting snow and ice in the world, the massive ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of Greenland is recognized as the biggest potential contributor to rising sea lev ... more
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Company offers aerial imagery services to solar operators
Current methods of fault and anomaly detection in solar arrays are time consuming and resource intensive. ASSIST Aviation Solutions recently introduced an innovative new survey technique on the east ... more

Hunting bats rely on 'bag of chips effect'
When bats hunt in groups at night, they rely on the sounds of their fellow bats to tip them off on the best places to a grab a good meal. Researchers reporting their findings in the Cell Press journ ... more
24/7 News Coverage
'No chance' of beating climate change without India: Obama

New York defends storm shutdown

Glow-in-the-dark algae turns Hong Kong harbor blue

Madagascar storm death toll climbs to 68

Scientists map brains of the blind to solve mysteries of specialization

Diaper compound may expand power of microscopes

With pollinator declines, millions at risk of malnutrition


W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web
The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have announced a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data - describing geographic locat ... more

DigitalGlobe products used in fight against Ebola
DigitalGlobe, an Earth observation and geospatial solutions company, says its products are playing an important role in the international effort to combat Ebola in West Africa. ... more

Years-long 'silent quake' unleashed Fukushima tsunami
The earthquake that set off the tsunami which caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster was unleashed by a stealthy nine-year buildup of pressure on a plate boundary, scientists said Tuesday. ... more

Electromagnetic waves linked to particle fallout in Earth's atmosphere
In a new study that sheds light on space weather's impact on Earth, Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues show for the first time that plasma waves buffeting the planet's radiation belts are re ... more

AirAsia disappearance fuels calls for real-time tracking
After the baffling disappearance in March of Flight MH370, critics accused the aviation industry of "dithering" over equipping jets with real-time tracking systems. Now, with another passenger plane lost, the call for action is becoming more insistent. ... more

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U.S. military seeks new UAV perception technology
The U.S. military is seeking the development of enhanced unmanned aerial vehicle technology for autonomous operations within complex indoor spaces. ... more

Speedy, Agile UAVs Envisioned for Troops in Urban Missions
Military teams patrolling dangerous urban environments overseas and rescue teams responding to disasters such as earthquakes or floods currently rely on remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicles to ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
World nuke energy center shifts to Asia

Fukushima Water Cleanup Misses Targets, Completion Delayed Until May

Breakthrough promises secure communications and faster computers

Environmental Group Welcomes French Energy Minister's Nuclear Plans

Silver nanowires demonstrate unexpected self-healing mechanism

New pathway to valleytronics

Making functionalized nanocarbons


Russia to Debate US Discrimination of Glonass System in UN: Reports


Four Galileo satellites at ESA test centre


Russia Launches Soyuz-2.1b Rocket Carrying Satellite: Defense Ministry


Russia Declassifies Satellite Earth-Sensing Data


Russia's Glonass to Provide Brazil With Alternative to GPS


GPS III and OCX Demonstrate Key Satellite Command and Control Capabilities


In United States, drones take off as Christmas gifts


Underfire Uber ramps up rider safety


EasySolar to reduce soft costs of solar through its new designing tool


Earth grows a new layer under an Icelandic volcano

Atlas 5 launches spysat payload for NRO

Trimble UX5 drone allowed for commercial operations

China's Baidu to invest in taxi app Uber: report

The Science of Magnetic Reconnection

ULA signs Orbital Sciences to launch Cygnus cargo mission to ISS

ATV views Space Station as never before

China to Roll Out Own Global Navigation System by 2020

GPS analysts bridge gap between launch, orbit

Re-thinking Southern California earthquake scenarios

NIST study 'makes the case' for RFID forensic evidence management

Army taps AeroVironment for continued Switchblade support services

US city of Portland sues Uber

Uber now valued at $40 bn

Precision guided projectile hits the mark in recent testing

Galileo satellite recovered and transmitting navigation signals

Mislaunched navigation satellite may get 2nd life: ESA

Russia Puts Second GLONASS-K Satellite Into Orbit: Defense Ministry

Can Cockpit Automation Cause Pilots to Lose Critical Thinking Skills

China's homegrown GPS ready to be used for smartphones

RAF launches Paveway guided bombs from Eurofighter Typhoon and F-35

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