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May 22, 2017
EARTH OBSERVATION
Orbital Insight invests $50M in satellite and drone imagery analysis business



Mountain View CA (SPX) May 04, 2017
Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics and software company, reports it has closed a $50 million Series C round led by existing investor Sequoia Capital, with participation from new investors Envision Ventures, Balyasny Asset Management, Geodesic Capital, ITOCHU Corporation and Intellectus Partners. Previous investors GV, Lux Capital, and CME Ventures participated in the Series C as well. This latest round brings the four-year-old company's total funding to $78.7 million. This funding firmly posi ... read more

GPS NEWS
2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. ... more
GPS NEWS
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Rice University computer scientists are mapping a new solution for interior navigational location detection by linking it to existing sensors in mobile devices. Their results were presented in a pap ... more
GPS NEWS
Galileo's search and rescue service in the spotlight
Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
Europe's Galileo satnav network does more than let us find our way - it is also helping to save lives. Today sees a spotlight cast on Galileo's Search and Rescue service, which pinpoints people in d ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
The cost of bee-ing too smart
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
It doesn't pay to be smart, at least for bumblebees, according to a new U of G study. Prof. Nigel Raine has discovered that fast-learning bumblebees died sooner than their slower-learning co-workers ... more
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Russia inaugurates GPS-type satellite station in Nicaragua
Managua (AFP) April 7, 2017
Russia has inaugurated a new satellite station in Nicaragua that will operate its GLONASS system, designed to rival America's GPS network, according to officials. ... more
GPS NEWS
Northrop Grumman, Honeywell receive EGI-M contracts
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
Northrop Grumman and Honeywell received separate contracts from the U.S. Air Force to provide Global Positioning navigation system technology support. ... more
TECH SPACE
Spray-on memory could enable bendable digital storage
Durham NC (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
USB flash drives are already common accessories in offices and college campuses. But thanks to the rise in printable electronics, digital storage devices like these may soon be everywhere - includin ... more
SPACEMART
Russia Offering Brazil to Develop Gonets-Like Satellite System - Manufacturer
Rio De Janeiro (Sputnik) Apr 06, 2017
Director General of Russia's Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems company said that Russia is offering Latin American states, in particular Brazil, to develop a satellite communications system si ... more
GPS NEWS
China's BeiDou system to expand cooperation to SE Asia
Beijing (XNA) Apr 04, 2017
China's home-grown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) will expand its cooperation to Thailand and Sri Lanka, and then to the entire Southeast Asia, in a bid to go global, the system's operator ... more
GPS NEWS
ISRO Beams in Private Firm to Make Two Satellites for Navigation
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 03, 2017
In a first, ISRO, India's space research agency, has hired a private company to build two large satellites for India's navigation system. The private firm will initially undergo a rigorous developme ... more


Satnavs 'switch off' parts of the brain

SPACEMART
Start-Ups at the Final Frontier
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
NewSpace companies seeking their place in a rapidly growing and demanding commercial space market, will have an unmissable opportunity in late April to reach new heights. A business event known as S ... more
GPS NEWS
Technology can reduce GPS outages from Northern Lights, researchers say
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Scientists studying the Northern Lights say they think their research will lead to new technology to reduce outages from satellite navigation systems. ... more
GPS NEWS
DevOps process reduces GPS OCX development time for Raytheon
Los Angeles CA (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Raytheon is closer to delivering next-generation capabilities for the U.S. Air Force-led Global Positioning System Operational Control System project. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe
San Francisco CA (SPX) Feb 27, 2017
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd and DigitalGlobe, have announced a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which MDA will acquire DigitalGlobe for US$35.00 per share in a combination of cas ... more



Why did hunter-gatherers first begin farming?
Sheffield, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
The beginnings of agriculture changed human history and has fascinated scientists for centuries. Researchers from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield have shed light on how hunter-gatherers first began farming and how crops were domesticated to depend on humans. Domesticated crops have been transformed almost beyond recognition in comparison with thei ... more
Newark DE (SPX) May 18, 2017
Plants call 911 to help their neighbors
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Diverse rotations and poultry litter improves soybean yield
Stockholm (AFP) May 20, 2017
Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault
Internet of things made simple: One sensor package does work of many
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) May 17, 2017
Ubiquitous sensors seem almost synonymous with the internet of things (IoT), but some Carnegie Mellon University researchers say ubiquitous sensing - with a single, general purpose sensor for each room - may be better. The plug-in sensor package they've developed monitors multiple phenomena in a room, including things such as sounds, vibration, light, heat, electromagnetic noise and temper ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 19, 2017
Engaging diamond for next-era transistors
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Managing stress helps transistor performance
Champaign IL (SPX) May 17, 2017
Achieving near-perfect optical isolation using opto-mechanical transparency
Typhoon and Hawk jets delivered to Oman by BAE
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
The first models of the Eurofighter and Hawk trainer aircraft have been delivered to Oman in a formal ceremony. It was held by BAE Systems Air & Information division in the United Kingdom. A delegation of more than 100 invited guests witnessed the ceremony in Warton, Lancashire. One of the key attendees was Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Saudi, Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs for the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
New ejection seat allows Air Force to lift F-35 pilot weight restriction
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
A-29 chosen for USAF assessment
Palestine TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
NASA Completes Balloon Technology Test Flight
Singapore car 'vending machine' dispenses with tradition
Singapore (AFP) May 19, 2017
A vending machine that dispenses luxury cars to well-heeled buyers is the latest space-saving innovation in land-starved Singapore - just don't try to shake it if it gets stuck. Used car dealer Gary Hong has taken to displaying his wares in a glass-fronted, 15-storey building. Like choosing a chocolate bar, the buyer can see everything on display, before pressing some buttons and havin ... more
Detroit (AFP) May 15, 2017
GM announces drive for sustainable rubber
San Francisco (AFP) May 15, 2017
Judge curbs Uber engineer in trade secrets case
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) May 17, 2017
Volvo says may pull brake on diesel engines
India's IT industry body slams mass layoff reports
Mumbai (AFP) May 18, 2017
Indian software trade body Nasscom on Thursday dismissed widespread media reports of mass layoffs in the country's hugely important information technology industry but warned that the sector must reinvent itself. IT outsourcing has long been one of India's flagship industries but recent news reports have claimed that major companies, including Tech Mahindra and Wipro, are making thousands re ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) May 17, 2017
Hong Kong firm pays $3bn in record land sale
New Delhi (AFP) May 14, 2017
Red tape and taxes put brakes on 'Make In India' push
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
China decries protectionism, but some raise concerns
Myanmar's extensive forests are declining rapidly due to political and economic change
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
The loss of intact forest cover in Myanmar has accelerated over the last decade, according to a study published May 17, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Peter Leimgruber from Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, United States of America; Ned Horning from American Museum of Natural History, United States of America; and colleagues. Due to its long political and economic is ... more
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Solving the mystery of the white oak
Calabar, Nigeria (AFP) May 16, 2017
The superhighway threatening Nigeria's tropical rainforest
Montreal (AFP) May 16, 2017
Greenpeace says Canadian forestry lawsuit aims to silence critics
NASA's CPEX tackles a weather fundamental
Palmdale CA (SPX) May 22, 2017
A NASA-funded field campaign getting underway in Florida on May 25 has a real shot at improving meteorologists' ability to answer some of the most fundamental questions about weather: Where will it rain? When? How much? Called the Convective Processes Experiment (CPEX), the campaign is using NASA's DC-8 airborne laboratory outfitted with five complementary research instruments designed and ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) May 19, 2017
Earth's atmosphere more chemically reactive in cold climates
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 17, 2017
First space-based sodium LIRDAR will study poorly understood Mesosphere
Wageningen, Netherlands (SPX) May 18, 2017
Extreme weather has greater impact on nature than expected
Scientists print nanoscale imaging probe onto tip of optical fiber
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging probe onto the tip of a glass fiber as thin as a human hair, accelerating the production of the promising new device from several per month to several per day. The high-throughput fabrication technique opens the door for the widespread adoption of this and other nano-optical st ... more
Upton, NY (SPX) May 02, 2017
Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale
Osaka, Japan (SPX) May 04, 2017
X-ray microscope optics resolve 50-nm features while eliminating chromatic aberrations
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
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Drone to replace Israeli manned maritime patrol aircraft
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Heron 1 unmanned aerial systems are to replace manned Sea Scan maritime patrol aircraft of the Israeli Air Force. Israel Aerospace Industries, maker of the Heron 1, said the maritime Heron will feature maritime radar and an electro-optical payload suitable for maritime patrol and intelligence gathering missions. The maritime model's electro-optical payload, the MOSP, will be made ... more
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
General Atomics receives MQ-9 contract
London (AFP) May 16, 2017
UK prison moves to stop drone deliveries of contraband
Taurene, Latvia (AFP) May 12, 2017
Latvian daredevil in 'drone-diving' world first
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
A major Australian power grid operator was Thursday partially leased to a local-foreign consortium in a multi-billion-dollar deal, ending an international chase for electricity assets being privatised to raise funds for infrastructure projects. Australia's largest state New South Wales has sought to privatise three large power assets - TransGrid, Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy - but faced ro ... more
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Myanmar recovery linked to development of electrical grid
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
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Advancing next-generation Stable, safe, smart, sustainable batteries
Beijing, China (SPX) May 22, 2017
Next-generation rechargeable batteries are promising candidates for state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries owing to their high energy density and preferred cost efficiency. For instance, Lithium-sulfur batteries, which are featured by their theoretically 10 times higher capacity and 5 times higher energy density, are reviving in both the academic and the industry. Shu Lei Chou and colleagues fro ... more
Kobe, Japan (SPX) May 22, 2017
Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) May 22, 2017
Physicists discover that lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performance
Trieste, Italy (SPX) May 15, 2017
Laser pulses reveal the superconductors of the future
Lockheed Martin lays keel for USS St. Louis
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2017
Lockheed Martin has laid the keel for the 19th Littoral Combat Ship-class vessel, the USS St. Louis. The ceremony was held at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisc. Ship sponsor Barbara Broadhurst Taylor oversaw the ritual of welding of the ship's initials into the keel. "It is a tremendous honor to serve as the sponsor of the future USS St. Louis," Taylor said. "Th ... more
Washington (UPI) May 18, 2017
Rolls-Royce engines for Korean frigates
Paris (AFP) May 20, 2017
French officials probing Brazil submarine deal: report
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Australian naval shipbuilding getting $1B boost
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Development of Textron's Fury glide munition completed
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Development by Textron of its Fury precision-guided glide munition has been completed with a bang - its successful firing against moving targets. A total of 13 test flights for the Fury weapon were conducted for a 23.8 flight hours between captive carriage, survey flights and 10 weapon releases from unmanned aircraft systems, according to Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems. ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Orbital ATK producing 120mm training rounds for Army
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
U.S. Army testing Saab camouflage
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Elbit introduces upgraded vehicle mortar system
NASA's CPEX tackles a weather fundamental
Palmdale CA (SPX) May 22, 2017
A NASA-funded field campaign getting underway in Florida on May 25 has a real shot at improving meteorologists' ability to answer some of the most fundamental questions about weather: Where will it rain? When? How much? Called the Convective Processes Experiment (CPEX), the campaign is using NASA's DC-8 airborne laboratory outfitted with five complementary research instruments designed and ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) May 19, 2017
Earth's atmosphere more chemically reactive in cold climates
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 17, 2017
First space-based sodium LIRDAR will study poorly understood Mesosphere
Wageningen, Netherlands (SPX) May 18, 2017
Extreme weather has greater impact on nature than expected
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Entropy landscape sheds light on quantum mystery
Houston TX (SPX) May 18, 2017
By precisely measuring the entropy of a cerium copper gold alloy with baffling electronic properties cooled to nearly absolute zero, physicists in Germany and the United States have gleaned new evidence about the possible causes of high-temperature superconductivity and similar phenomena. "This demonstration provides a foundation to better understand how novel behaviors like high-temperatu ... more
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Adhesive behavior of self-constructive materials measured for first time
Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital
Riyadh (AFP) May 19, 2017
Saudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile, fired by Yemeni rebels, southwest of the capital Riyadh late Friday, ahead of US President Donald Trump's arrival in the Sunni-led kingdom. Air defence units "intercepted a ballistic missile that was launched by Huthi militias", and it fell over an unpopulated area 180 kilometres from Riyadh, the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement. ... more
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Lockheed Martin contract for AEGIS system development
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