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October 22, 2014
Satellites for smart logging
Paris (ESA) Oct 23, 2014
Satcomm birds are helping to save our trees through more efficient use of our forests. Satellites are mapping forests, sending instructions to loggers, monitoring tree-harvesting machinery and coordinating log transport almost in real time. The Treemetrics company in Ireland, supported by ESA, has developed an all-encompassing device that uses hybrid satellite and terrestrial communications, and GPS. The display gives detailed mapping information, showing a harvesting machine's driver which trees ... read more
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'Twisted rope' clue to dangerous solar storms
A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists said on Wednesday. ... more

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS
The Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) is set to offer financial support for domestic companies to develop projects using the GLONASS navigation system in Russia and abroad pending ... more

With IRNSS-1C, India a Step Closer to Own Navigation Satellite System
India Thursday moved closer towards having its own satellite navigation system as it successfully launched a satellite with its rocket in a copy book style.With the successful launch of third of the ... more
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Global surge of big earthquakes and implications for Cascadia
The last ten years have been a remarkable time for great earthquakes. Since December 2004 there have been no less than 18 quakes of Mw8.0 or greater - a rate of more than twice that seen from 1900 t ... more


Tiny "Nanoflares" Might Heat the Sun's Corona
Why is the Sun's million-degree corona, or outermost atmosphere, so much hotter than the Sun's surface? This question has baffled astronomers for decades. Today, a team led by Paola Testa of the Har ... more
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Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation
Global declines in carnivore populations could embolden plant eaters to increasingly dine on succulent vegetation, driving losses in plant and tree biodiversity, according to UBC research published ... more

Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape
A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway for the next round of launches. On 27-28 September, the two sate ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane


Sections Of San Andreas Fault In San Francisco Area Are Locked Up
Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new study that measures fault creep. Three fault sec ... more

Nimbus: NASA Remembers First Earth Observations
Fifty years ago, Muhammad Ali was world heavyweight champion, Beatlemania arrived in America, gasoline cost around 30 cents a gallon in the United States and NASA launched the first in a series of E ... more

ISRO to Launch India's Third Navigation Satellite on October 16
India's third navigation satellite will be launched October 16 from Sriharikota spaceport in coastal Andhra Pradesh, space agency ISRO announced Thursday. "The 1,425kg navigation satellite (IR ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Sri Lanka faces EU fish export ban
The European Union moved Tuesday to ban Sri Lanka from selling its seafood to the massive EU market in a bid to stop illegal fishing by the second biggest exporter to the bloc. ... more

Inquiry reveals design stage shortcoming in Galileo navigation system
European satellite launch company Arianespace on Wednesday said a shortcoming in the design stages was behind an anomaly that occurred during August's Soyuz mission to carry two satellites in the Ga ... more
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Rising above the risk: America's first tsunami refuge

Identifying hidden minds in impaired consciousness

Europeans lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after agriculture began

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Russian Phone Operators Could Become GLONASS Shareholders
Russian providers of mobile phone services could become shareholders in the Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) open joint-stock company, the Russian Kommersant daily reported Wednesday. ... more

Rocket fuel freeze caused EU satellite mislaunch: probe
Fuel that froze on a Russian Soyuz rocket caused two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo navigation system to be placed into the wrong orbit in August, an investigation concluded Wednesday. ... more

NMSU Physical Science Lab tests unmanned aircraft over active mine
New Mexico State University's Physical Science Laboratory Unmanned Aircraft Flight Test Center acquired a Certificate of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to perform aeronautica ... more

New Marine Corps intel contract for Engility
U.S. Marine Corps intelligence information gathering and dissemination capabilities are to continue to receive support from Engility Holdings Inc. ... more

Updated XyDial app offers greater optimization of solar energy
Maximizing solar energy has just gotten easier with upgrades to Xylem's patent-pending XyDial iPhone app, designed to help users efficiently locate, configure, adjust and optimize a solar panel in r ... more
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Ultrafast Internet opens up new possibilities: experts
Superfast Internet connections are likely open up new kinds of communication such as "telepresence" and improve services such as remote health care, a survey of experts showed Thursday. ... more

ADS and Exelis To Provide ENVI Users Integrated Access to Imagery
Airbus Defence and Space and Exelis are teaming up to provide users of ENVI image analysis software an exclusive, limited time voucher offer for new imagery as well as easy access to the Airbus Defe ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman

Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit

Italy keen to take a fast boat to China

Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology


London cabbies streets ahead with 'inner GPS': Nobel winner


US, India to Collaborate on Earth, Mars Missions


Europe sat-nav launch glitch linked to frozen pipe


Russia to Launch New GLONASS Navigation System Satellite by Year End


India's Tata Power licensed to produce Honeywell navigation system


Beidou sat nav sees increasing civil use


Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain's 'GPS'


Thales US receives contract for FMS deal


Plumbing system beneath Greenland slows ice sheet as summer progresses


Russia launches Proton-M rocket after accident

Robot researcher combines nature to nurture 'superhuman' navigation

SSTL demonstrates new ocean winds and waves measuring method

China to improve earth observation service

Seeing Through the Fog (and Dust and Snow) of War

Whistleblower phone app seeks to outsmart corruption

New RFID technology helps robots find household objects

Fury glide bomb dropped from Shadow UAS

CME Week: The Difference Between Flares and CMEs

U.S. Littoral Combat Ship tests Norwegian-made missile

Reducing traffic congestion with wireless system

Russia Unable To Reject Foreign Parts in GLONASS Satellites

Talks Over GLONASS Station Locations in US on Hold

United Launch Alliance Launches Its 60th Mission from Cape Canaveral

Sam Houston State study examines use of GIS in policing

Textron touts G-CLAW air-burst weapon

KVH Introduces Affordable Fiber Optic Gyro IMUs for Demanding Applications

GPS Industries Bolsters Golf Course Digital Content Program

Western Sanctions Fail to Impede GLONASS Satellite Production

Seismic gap may be filled by an earthquake near Istanbul

Exelis boasts of its GPS signal interference product

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