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March 30, 2017
Satnavs 'switch off' parts of the brain

London, UK (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Using a satnav to get to your destination 'switches off' parts of the brain that would otherwise be used to simulate different routes, reveals new UCL research. The study, published in Nature Communications and funded by Wellcome, involved 24 volunteers navigating a simulation of Soho in central London while undergoing brain scans. The researchers investigated activity in the hippocampus, a brain region involved in memory and navigation, and the prefrontal cortex which is involved in planning and ... read more

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
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
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
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
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Police in China's restive Xinjiang to track cars by GPS
Beijing (AFP) Feb 21, 2017
A prefecture in China's restive Xinjiang region has ordered all vehicles to be equipped with GPS-like tracking software, police and media reports said Tuesday, as authorities step up an "anti-terrorism" campaign. ... more
GLONASS station in India to expedite 'space centric' warfare command
New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2017
In the event of an all-out war with Pakistan or China, signals from GLONASS and NAVIC will undoubtedly have multiplier impact and help India to target its whole suite of missiles on its rivals. Amid ... more
Australia and Lockheed field 2nd-Gen sat-based augmentation system
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals are critical tools for industries requiring exact precision and high confidence. Now, Geoscience Australia, an agency of the Commonwealth of Austral ... more
UK may lose access to EU Galileo GPS system after Brexit
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 14, 2017
The United Kingdom may be cut off the new EU global positioning system (GPS) Galileo, which has been developed with active participation of British companies, and will have to hold separate negotiat ... more
Falsifying Galileo satellite signals will become more difficult
Leuven, Beligium (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
The European Union activated its Galileo satellite navigation system in December 2016. The EU is dedicated to setting this system apart from other navigation systems such as GPS - the US counterpart ... more
SpaceKnow raises $4 Million in Series A funding
San Francisco CA (SPX) Feb 10, 2017
SpaceKnow has announced the company has raised $4 million in Series A financing led by BlueYard Capital and previously existing investor Reflex Capital. This investment brings the company's total fu ... more

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U.S. Air Force, Boeing extend GPS sustainment pact
El Segundo, Calif. (UPI) Feb 6, 2017
Boeing and the U.S. Air Force signed off on extending their partnership for sustaining the navigation capabilities of Global Positioning System satellites. ... more
India's Satnav Goes Out of Whack as Orbiting Atomic Clocks Break
New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2017
Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) was launched as a more accurate navigation system compared to the US' GPS system. However, some as yet unexplained technical failures have put the ... more
ISRO to Launch Standby Navigation Satellite to Replace IRNSS-1A
New Delhi (IANS) Feb 01, 2017
India will launch one of its back up navigation satellites this year as a replacement to IRNSS-1A satellite, whose three atomic clocks have failed, an official of the Indian space agency said on Mon ... more
NASA space radio could change how flights are tracked worldwide
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jan 30, 2017
Under a new space-based tracking system, no plane would ever have to be off the grid, thanks in part to a reconfigurable radio developed for NASA. NASA's powerful radio communications network ... more

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Brazil says meat exports back in business post-scandal
Brasilia (AFP) March 28, 2017
Brazil sought to swallow the last of the scandal surrounding its tainted meat exports Tuesday as top beef buyer Hong Kong resumed imports - the final major market to lift its ban, the government said. Instead of a blanket ban, Hong Kong will now only block imports from 21 companies being investigated for passing off expired meat as fresh, the Brazilian government said in a statement. Th ... more
Aarhus, Denmark (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
Unique wheat passes the test
Pullman WA (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
WSU findings point way to more nutritious crops
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Scientists are trying to make cows more eco-friendly
Organic electronics can use power from socket
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Organic light-emitting devices and printed electronics can be connected to a socket in the wall by way of a small, inexpensive organic converter, developed in a collaboration between Linkoping University and Umea University. Printed electronics and organic light-emitting devices now perform at levels sufficient for a number of eco-friendly, energy-efficient applications. Previously the ide ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage drop
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Liquid fuel for future computers
Dallas TX (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Unexpected, star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronics
Saab to perform operational support for Swedish Gripens
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Saab received a $42 million contract from the Swedish government to perform operational and developmental support for the Gripen fighter throughout 2017. In addition to the operation of rigs and simulators, the company will test, verify and validate Gripen C/D and Gripen E fighter aircraft systems. Gripen C/D planes will also receive operational support. Work on the contract will ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Serbia to receive MiG-29 fighters from Russia
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
Northrop Grumman gets contract mod for E-2D production
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Simulator for F-35 naval test pilots ready to use
Uber putting self-driving cars back on the road
San Francisco (AFP) March 27, 2017
Uber on Monday said its self-driving cars were being put back in action on roads after a weekend crash prompted the ridesharing giant to halt testing. Self-driving Uber cars went back to work in San Francisco in the morning there and were to return to streets in Arizona and Pennsylvania later in the day, Uber said an email response to an AFP inquiry. The on-demand ride service grounded i ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 29, 2017
Mercedes, VW recall million vehicles in China
New Delhi (AFP) March 29, 2017
India court bans sale of 800,000 vehicles over emission levels
Paris (AFP) March 29, 2017
London, Paris, Seoul launch 'name-and-shame' polluting car index
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WTO hands China partial win over EU in poultry spat
Geneva (AFP) March 28, 2017
China won a partial victory at the World Trade Organization on Tuesday in a dispute over tariffs imposed on its poultry products by the European Union. Between 2006 and 2009, Brussels set up a wide range of tariffs on poultry imports. The EU then cut separate deals with Brazil and Thailand to reduce costs on imports from the two countries. Beijing claimed it deserved the same deal ... more
Brussels (AFP) March 27, 2017
EU clears Dow-DuPont chemicals mega-merger
Newark DE (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Unforeseen impacts of the fair trade movement
Wellington (AFP) March 26, 2017
China's Li in New Zealand for trade talks
Asian dust providing key nutrients for California's giant sequoias
Riverside CA (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
Dust from as far away as the Gobi Desert in Asia is providing more nutrients than previously thought for plants, including giant sequoias, in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, a team of scientists, including several from the University of California, Riverside, have found. The scientists found that dust from the Gobi Desert and the Central Valley of California contributed more phosphor ... more
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Forests fight global warming in many ways
Bogor, Indonesia (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists ask
Santiago (AFP) March 18, 2017
Late US billionaire's record land gift lays Chile row to rest
Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California
Durham NC (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
Drought and reduced seasonal flooding of wetlands and farm fields threaten a globally important stopover site for tens of thousands of migratory shorebirds in California's Sacramento Valley, a new Duke University-led study shows. The researchers' analysis of historical biweekly NASA Landsat satellite images of the valley reveals that flooded habitat near the peak time of spring migration h ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts
Beijing (XNA) Mar 27, 2017
China to launch new weather satellite in second half of 2017
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
Night lights, big data
New Nano Devices Could Withstand Extreme Environments in Space
Stanford CA (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
Behind its thick swirling clouds, Venus is hiding a hot surface pelted with sulfuric acid rains. At 480C, the planet's atmosphere would fry any of today's electronics, posing a challenge to scientists hoping to study this extreme environment. Researchers at the Stanford Extreme Environment Microsystems Laboratory, or the XLab, are on a mission to conquer these conditions. By developing hea ... more
Hanover NH (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workers
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines
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Happy Wanderer? Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Its Own Orbital Record
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 27, 2017
The US Air Force's super-secret Boeing X-37B mini space shuttle just broke its own orbital record of 674 days in space. The landing date for the apparatus remains undetermined. The X-37B robotic space plane's current machine incarnation, OTV-4, just broke its own record by staying in orbit for 675 days, at least one day longer than its predecessor, OTV-3. The fourth of the X-37B unmanned s ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
A novel hybrid UAV that may change the way people operate drones
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
General Atomics building ground control station for drones
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
China to open first drone factory in Saudi Arabia
Program to be axed saves energy in LA buildings
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
Voluntary efficiency programmes - including one targeted for elimination by the Trump administration - have led to energy savings of up to 30 percent in commercial buildings in Los Angeles, researchers have reported. Describing their study as the first large-scale analysis of green certification schemes for big buildings, a pair of researchers from the University of California at Los Angel ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
Energy demand metrics indicate strong U.S. economy
New York (AFP) March 26, 2017
New York skyscrapers adapt to climate change
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
Emissions flat for three years in a row, IEA says
Human 2 Mars Conference May 9-11 2017 - Washington DC
Clarifying how lithium ions ferry around in rechargeable batteries
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
Although most of our electronic devices, like mobile phones, laptops and electric vehicles use lithium rechargeable batteries, what is going on inside them is not fully understood. Researchers from the Center for Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) succeeded in observing in realtime the ultrafast dynamics of lithium ions with femtosecond time resolut ... more
New Haven CT (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Building a market for renewable thermal technologies
New Haven CT (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
New gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and cold
U.K., France join forces for new anti-ship weapon
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Britain and France have inked an agreement to share the the cost of a new cruise missile program lead by MBDA Missile Systems. Under the terms of the pact, signed by British Defense Minister Harriett Baldwin and French counterpart Laurent Collet-Billon, each country will contribute roughly $62 million for the Future Cruise / Anti-Ship Weapon program. "We are launching today a maj ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Indian navy commissions first Mk IV-class Landing Craft Utility ship
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
Australia modernizes Anzac-class frigate
Washington (UPI) Mar 27, 2017
Norway orders autonomous mine-hunting systems
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
German state buys first Survivor R vehicle from Rheinmetall
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Rheinmetall has been selected to supply two Survivor R law enforcement vehicles to the German federal state of Saxony. The event marks the German defense contractor's first sale of an advanced protected police platform. The delivery is part of a $16 million anti-terror package, and will be used to protect special police units in the area. Rheinmetall says the sale improves the co ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
U.S. Army picks AM General for Humvee sale to Iraq
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
NATO agency to offer 40 tech refresh contracts
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries gets border protection sale
Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California
Durham NC (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
Drought and reduced seasonal flooding of wetlands and farm fields threaten a globally important stopover site for tens of thousands of migratory shorebirds in California's Sacramento Valley, a new Duke University-led study shows. The researchers' analysis of historical biweekly NASA Landsat satellite images of the valley reveals that flooded habitat near the peak time of spring migration h ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts
Beijing (XNA) Mar 27, 2017
China to launch new weather satellite in second half of 2017
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 30, 2017
Night lights, big data
Researchers plan simulations of laser pulse-material interactions
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
With the advent of laser technology in the 1960s, materials scientists gained a new tool to both study and modify materials. Today, lasers allow researchers to manipulate materials on atomic and subatomic levels, leading to new materials and a host of other applications. For instance, by controlling laser wavelength, intensity, and pulse duration, researchers can modify metals to exhibit u ... more
Leicester, UK (SPX) Mar 29, 2017
'Ground Control' Arrives at Leicester University
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Turning to Chemistry for New "Computing" Concepts
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices
Saudi shoots down 'smuggled' Yemen rebel missiles
Riyadh (AFP) March 28, 2017
Saudi Arabia intercepted four missiles fired by Yemeni rebels on Tuesday, a Saudi-led coalition said, in what it described as evidence of arms smuggling through a rebel-held Red Sea port. The coalition has said previously that it destroyed much of the Shiite rebels' missile capability early in its two-year-old bombing campaign and says persistent launches show they are receiving new deliveri ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
U.S. Missile Defense Agency buys Lot 9 THAAD Interceptors
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Raytheon tapped for two more MK 99 ship sets
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
Israel's David's Sling missile system to be operational in weeks

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