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December 21, 2014
Underfire Uber ramps up rider safety
San Francisco (AFP) Dec 17, 2014
Uber is ramping up driver background checks and other security measures worldwide after the smartphone-focused car-sharing service was banned in New Delhi following the alleged rape of a passenger. The incident earlier this month in the Indian capital was one of a string of setbacks for the popular but controversial San Francisco-based start-up - valued at $40 billion - which lets customers hail and pay for taxis or private vehicles via a smartphone app. "We believe deeply that, alongside our ... read more
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EasySolar to reduce soft costs of solar through its new designing tool
EasySolar has announced that the its new app is ready to test. New and innovative tools are being developed to stimulate significant improvements in photovoltaic residential sector. Usually small-sc ... more

Earth grows a new layer under an Icelandic volcano
New research into an Icelandic eruption has shed light on how the Earth's crust forms, according to a paper published in Nature. When the Baroarbunga volcano, which is buried beneath Iceland's Vatna ... more

Atlas 5 launches spysat payload for NRO
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 on Dec. 12 at 7:19 p.m. PST. Designated NROL-35, ... more
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Trimble UX5 drone allowed for commercial operations
A California-headquartered company has been given the go-ahead to commercially operate its unmanned aerial system for a variety of industries. ... more


China's Baidu to invest in taxi app Uber: report
Chinese search engine Baidu, the country's equivalent of Google, will make a strategic investment of up to $600 million in the popular but controversial US taxi app Uber, state media said Friday. ... more
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Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

The Science of Magnetic Reconnection
Understanding vast systems in space requires understanding what's happening on widely different scales. Giant events can turn out to have tiny drivers - take, for example, what rocked near-Earth spa ... more

ULA signs Orbital Sciences to launch Cygnus cargo mission to ISS
United Launch Alliance (ULA) has signed a contract with Orbital Sciences to launch up to two cargo missions to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) p ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea slams UN vote, vows to bolster nuclear capacity

3 countries eye pooled acquisition, operation of airlifters

China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

Poland orders more Norwegian missiles

Clock ticking on Mistral decision, Russia tells France

Canada increases global reach with new military transporter

US says delivered 10 Apaches to Egypt


ATV views Space Station as never before
ESA's fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle tested a new technique before docking with the International Space Station in August, at the same time revealing the orbital complex in a new light. ... more

China to Roll Out Own Global Navigation System by 2020
China's domestically developed global navigation satellite system Beidou will be fully operational by 2020, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday citing the head of China Aerospace Science and Technol ... more

GPS analysts bridge gap between launch, orbit
The Air Force launched four GPS satellites into orbit this year, the highest number of GPS launches since 1993. As the Air Force continues to upgrade its most recognizable space constellation, a sma ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Re-thinking Southern California earthquake scenarios
New three-dimensional (3D) numerical modeling that captures far more geometric complexity of an active fault segment in southern California than any other, suggests that the overall earthquake hazar ... more

NIST study 'makes the case' for RFID forensic evidence management
Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags--devices that can transmit data over short distances to identify objects, animals or people--have become increasingly popular for tracking everything from ... more
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Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines' typhoon coast

Ecuador returning German money in environment row

Major U.S. cities have passed the 'tipping point' for sea level rise, according to a new study

Umbrellas banned during China's Presidential visit to Macau

A series of tremors has Florence concerned for its 'David'

More research links pollution exposure during pregnancy to autism

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears


Army taps AeroVironment for continued Switchblade support services
The U.S. Army is continuing AeroVironment's support services for the Switchblade, a tactical system that is a combination of drone and missile. ... more

US city of Portland sues Uber
The US city of Portland, Oregon, has sued ride-sharing startup Uber, saying it was operating illegally, officials said Monday. ... more

Uber now valued at $40 bn
Popular but controversial US ride-sharing startup Uber is now valued at $40 billion, it said Thursday, twice what it was worth six months ago, after raising a fresh $1.2 billion in funding. ... more

Precision guided projectile hits the mark in recent testing
Raytheon successfully test fired four Precision Extended Range Munition (PERM) guided projectiles. Three of the GPS-guided rounds flew to the required range and hit within the required distance of t ... more

Galileo satellite recovered and transmitting navigation signals
Europe's fifth Galileo satellite, one of two delivered into a wrong orbit by VS09 Soyuz-Fregat launcher in August, has transmitted its first navigation signal in space on Saturday 29 November 2014. ... more

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Mislaunched navigation satellite may get 2nd life: ESA
A navigation satellite sent astray by a mislaunch in August, has sent a signal from its faulty orbit, and may yet prove useful, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Tuesday. ... more

Russia Puts Second GLONASS-K Satellite Into Orbit: Defense Ministry
The second new-generation GLONASS-K Russian navigation satellite has been put into orbit, a Defense Ministry spokesperson told RIA Novosti Monday. "The Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket...has successf ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

Choreography of an electron pair

Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors

Pilot plant for the removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Rice study fuels hope for natural gas cars


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


GLONASS-K State Testing to End in 2015: Russian Defense Ministry


DSCOVR to Observe Space Weather and Earth from Afar


First GPS-collar study reveals how leopards live with people


Intelligence agency shares unclassified data in fight against Ebola


Caltech geologists discover ancient buried canyon in South Tibet


New sites will boost European search and rescue


Subtle shifts in the Earth could forecast earthquakes, tsunamis

Did men evolve navigation skills to find mates?

GPS satellites might be able to detect elusive dark matter

Russia to place global navigation stations in China

Canada's LAV III vehicle upgrade to include enhanced surveillance suite

Telit Introduces Jupiter SL871-S GPS Module

Atomic timekeeping, on the go

Moving cameras talk to each other to identify, track pedestrians

Galileo satellite set for new orbit

A New Australian Spacecraft Begins Concept Testing

Funding for Uber could push value past $30 bn: report

Air Force orders more Griffin missiles from Raytheon

New Paveway IV capability for upgraded Typhoon fighters

KVH Receives Order for Military Navigation Systems

Study shows tectonic plates not rigid, deform horizontally in cooling process

Brazil Indians in race to save ancestral lands

Drones over French nuclear plants: what's the risk?

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

A GPS from the chemistry set

Spotlighting the sun

Umbrella-shaped ultramarathon to support Hong Kong protests

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