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April 29, 2017
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. SVN 27 was launched in 1992, meaning it performed more than triple its design life of 7.5 years. "The most interesting thing about this process for me, was the ability to do some experimentation and advance training prior to the disposal," said 1st Lt. Cameron Smith, 2 SOPS bus subsystem analyst. "Expe ... read more

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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
GPS NEWS
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
GPS NEWS
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 ... more


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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
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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

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China-bound illegal donkey hide haul seized in Pakistan
Karachi (AFP) April 27, 2017
Pakistani police have confiscated more than 4,000 donkey hides that were set to be illegally exported to China where they are highly sought after for their use in traditional medicine, officials said Thursday. Six people in a smuggling ring, including a Chinese national, have also been arrested in connection with the case, Israr Afridi, a police officer in the port city of Karachi where the ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
A novel form of iron for fortification of foods
Moscow (AFP) April 26, 2017
Rivers of blood orange: Juice floods Russian town
Vienna (AFP) April 26, 2017
When Nature vents her wrath on grapes
Molecular libraries for organic light-emitting diodes
Frankfurt, Germany (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
The rising demand for increasingly sophisticated smartphones, tablets and home cinemas is a growing challenge for display technology. At present, organic materials are the most effective way to master this challenge. In particular molecules from the class of materials known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can be used to produce large and mechanically flexible flat screens. They unite ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
New quantum liquid crystals may play role in future of computers
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
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Boston MA (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
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'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this year
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2017
A Silicon Valley "flying car" startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a "personal flying machine" this year. "Our mission is to make the dream of personal flight a reality. We believe when everyone has access to personal flight, a new, limitless world of opportunity will op ... more
Brasilia (AFP) April 25, 2017
China's HNA buys stake in Rio airport: Brazil official
Minden, NV (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
Pressurized Perlan glider reaches new high altitude on journey to edge of space
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Kazakhstan buys two more Airbus C295 aircraft
Free rides offered by Alphabet's Waymo autonomous cars
San Francisco (AFP) April 25, 2017
Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet, is offering free rides to residents in Arizona as it accelerates efforts to bring autonomous vehicles to the public. The rebranded Google car division announced in a blog post late Monday it was taking applications to be part of its "early rider" program in Phoenix, the capital of the US state, and its suburbs. "We'll be accep ... more
San Francisco (AFP) April 25, 2017
Uber sets 'flying car' launch for 2020
Washington (AFP) April 26, 2017
Rideshare rivals Gett, Juno join forces
Shanghai (AFP) April 19, 2017
Automakers see promise in China car-sharing
Trump targets aluminum in week of trade tensions
Washington (AFP) April 27, 2017
In a week full of trade discord, US President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to take action to boost the American aluminum industry which has been "unfairly damaged" by imports. The industry is "critical" to the defense industry," Trump said at the White House. "We can't afford to become dependent on foreign nations for the aluminum that our military relies on." The Trump administration ... more
Ottawa (AFP) April 25, 2017
Canada's Trudeau says will stand up to Trump on trade
Jerusalem (AFP) April 23, 2017
Israel signs deal to bring in 6,000 Chinese labourers
Tokyo (AFP) April 20, 2017
Japan's exports jump in March
Trump looks to lift protections on America's vast nature preserves
Washington (AFP) April 26, 2017
After moving to unstitch climate change rules, US President Donald Trump is turning his sights on America's vast nature preserves, with a view to possibly lifting federal protections brought in over the past two decades. On Wednesday, he is to sign an executive order reviewing decisions by predecessors Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to designate public land a "national monumen ... more
Brussels (AFP) April 27, 2017
Primeval forest risks sparking new EU-Poland clash
Washington (AFP) April 26, 2017
Trump moves to review status of America's nature preserves
Pemba, Mozambique (AFP) April 26, 2017
Mozambique battles illegal logging to save tropical forests
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When Swarm met Steve
Paris (ESA) Apr 24, 2017
Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so ... it was called Steve. ESA's Swarm magnetic field mission has now also met Steve and is helping to understand the nature of this new-found feature. Speaking at the recent Swarm science meeting in Canada, Eric ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 18, 2017
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Bristol, UK (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
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Aurora CO (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
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Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Plasmonic nanoparticles exhibit properties based on their geometries and relative positions. Researchers have now developed an easy way to manipulate the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures that strongly depend on their spatial arrangement. The plasmonic nanoparticles can form clusters, plasmonic metamolecules, and then interact with each other. Changing the geometry of the nano ... more
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Nanotubes that build themselves
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
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Albuquerque NM (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
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Service Academies Swarm Challenge Live-Fly Competition Begins
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other robots have become increasingly affordable, capable, and available to both the U.S. military and adversaries alike. Enabling UAVs and similar assets to perform useful tasks under human supervision-that is, carrying out swarm tactics in concert with human teammates-holds tremendous promise to extend the advantages U.S. warfighters have in field oper ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 27, 2017
Dutch production facility opens for Predator B landing gear
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
Lockheed flies long-range endurance test flights of Fury unmanned aircraft
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
MQ-8C Fire Scout takes first flight from littoral combat ship
U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The only U.S. sector where emissions of carbon dioxide increased last year was in the transportation sector, an Energy Department division reported. A daily brief from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported CO2 emissions from the transportation sector increased 1.9 percent from 2015 levels. Emissions directly from motor gasoline increased 1.8 percent and the overall sector ... more
Washington (AFP) April 3, 2017
World Bank urges more investment for developing global electricity
New York (AFP) April 3, 2017
US states begin legal action on Trump energy delay
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
Program to be axed saves energy in LA buildings
Clarifying the mechanism for suppressing turbulence through ion mass
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Seeking to further improve plasma performance, from March 7, 2017, plasma experiments utilizing deuterium ions, which have twice the mass of hydrogen, were initiated in the Large Helical Device (LHD) at the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS). In numerous plasma experiments being conducted in countries around the world, the use of deuterium is improving the confinement of heat and ... more
Montreal, Canada (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Bright future for self-charging batteries
Newark NJ (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
A more than 100% quantum step toward producing hydrogen fuel
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
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Navy exercises nuclear fuel contract options for subs, aircraft carriers
Washington (UPI) Apr 28, 2017
A BWXT subsidiary is to manufacture nuclear fuel and conduct other activities in support of U.S. Navy submarines and aircraft carriers, the company announced Thursday. The work by Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., comes under $141.7 million in contract options from the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. "NFS is dedicated to providing fuel and services of the highest quality to the ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 28, 2017
BAE to launch fourth British Astute-class attack submarine
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Damen prepares training vessel for Australian navy
Bangkok (AFP) April 25, 2017
Thai junta defends 'cheap' $393 mn Chinese sub purchase
Human 2 Mars Conference May 9-11 2017 - Washington DC
Canadian army to modernize training simulation system
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
Canada has tapped Cubic Global Defense to upgrade the Department of National Defense's Data Communications Network and Exercise Control Center. Under the $4.5 million contract, the software used by the DCN and EXCON center for the Canadian Weapons Effect Simulation system, or CWES, at the Canadian Maneuver Training Center in Wainwright, Alberta, will be upgraded. DCN and EXCON hardware ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Field trials underway for Russia's next-generation battle tank
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Australia receives new Hercules armored recovery vehicles
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Leidos to provide TUAS support for U.S. Army
When Swarm met Steve
Paris (ESA) Apr 24, 2017
Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so ... it was called Steve. ESA's Swarm magnetic field mission has now also met Steve and is helping to understand the nature of this new-found feature. Speaking at the recent Swarm science meeting in Canada, Eric ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 18, 2017
'Detergent' Molecules May Drive Recent Methane Changes
Bristol, UK (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery
Aurora CO (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Raytheon speeds delivery and secures satellite weather data
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Man-Made Space Junk Puts Astronauts, Operational Spacecraft in Serious Danger
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) has warned that man-made junk in space is getting out of hand. Radio Sputnik discussed the space debris problem with former head of the Space Debris Office of the European Space Agency, Dr. Heiner Klinkrad. During a conference on space debris, held in Germany this week, the ESA expressed concerns over the increasing danger of orbiting space trash. Some exper ... more
Oxford, UK (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Engineering technique is damaging materials research reveals
Raleigh NC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Finding order and structure in the atomic chaos where materials meet
Richland WA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Changing the game
US missile defence equipment reaches S.Korea site
Seoul (AFP) April 26, 2017
US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. Washington is urging Beijing - Pyongyang's sole major ally - to do more to rein it in, but the Asian giant has reacted with fury to the planned installation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD ... more
Seoul (AFP) April 28, 2017
Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system
Damascus (AFP) April 27, 2017
Syria to buy latest Russian anti-missile system: Assad
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