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April 24, 2014
Leidos subsidiary to aid NATO fuel monitoring system
Reston, Va. (UPI) Apr 21, 2013
The NATO Fuel Monitoring System is to receive support services from a subsidiary of Virginia-based Leidos, the company announced. The fixed-price award from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Support Agency has a 10-month base period of performance with five one-year options. The total value of the contract if all options are exercised is about $13 million. Leidos said the work to be performed by Varec Inc. includes activities to manage, implement, test and maintain the NATO Fuel Man ... read more
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Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue
Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Chan ... more

Ant colonies help evacuees in disaster zones
An escape route mapping system based on the behavior of ant colonies could give evacuees a better chance of reaching safe harbor after a natural disaster or terrorist attack by building a map of sho ... more

World's First Satellite Communicator with Built-In Navigation
DeLorme has announced the upcoming launch of its newest product, inReach Explorer, incorporating a new range of navigation functions. The latest generation of inReach will be available in stores in ... more
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Russia's Glonass system fails second time in April
Nine Russian navigation satellites had gone out of service for the second time in this month, the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said Tuesday. According to Roscosmos, between 01:00 and 01:30 M ... more


Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study
A 14-year-old policy to encourage sustainable logging in Peru's Amazonian forest has unwittingly led to large-scale plundering, a study said Thursday. ... more
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Raytheon awarded first international contract for Paveway IV
Raytheon Company received a contract from an international customer for Paveway IV precision guided bombs valued at more than $200m. As part of the sale Raytheon will deliver hundreds of the a ... more

Fourth officer charged in US Navy bribery scandal
A fourth US Navy officer has been charged with leaking information to a foreign defense contractor in exchange for cash and other gifts in a widening bribery scandal, officials said Thursday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot

The battle of the Mr. Cools

China and rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

Kiev announces town 'liberated' but residents dumbfounded

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Patria vehicles getting Saab communications electronics


Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature
Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them. ... more

Raytheon UK to export Paveway IV
Raytheon UK reports it has received an order for Paveway IV precision guided bombs from an unidentified international customer. ... more

BAE Systems announces mobile app for Google Glass devices
A mobile application for use with Google Glass devices for geospatial intelligence data collection and photo reporting has been announced by BAE Systems. ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
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Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

A European bear's point of view, finally on film
They love their larvae, snore like troopers when they sleep on their sides and, for reasons unknown, get a kick out of pushing over the trunks of dead trees. ... more

Fifth Boeing GPS IIF Satellite Joins Global Positioning System
The accuracy of the Global Positioning System (GPS) has been improved with the recent handover of a fifth Boeing GPS IIF satellite to the U.S. Air Force. The newest addition to the GPS constellation ... more
24/7 News Coverage
60% of China underground water polluted: report

Brain size matters when it comes to animal self-control

What gave us the advantage over extinct types of humans

Cyber buddy is better than 'no buddy'

Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated

How Australia got the hump with 1 million feral camels

Too many chefs: Smaller groups exhibit more accurate decision-making


Satellite Navigation Failure Confirms Urgent Need for Backup
The world's global positioning industry watched in disbelief on April 2, 2014, as all of the 24 GLONASS satellites that make up Russia's equivalent of the GPS system failed at once. This unprecedent ... more

Hyperspectral Software Announced for Airborne Applications
Headwall has released its new Hyperspec III application software featuring a powerful set of hyperspectral data acquisition management tools. The enhanced software suite represents an easy-to-use pl ... more

Indian navigation satellite soars into orbit, step closer to own GPS-like system
The Indian Space Research Organization successfully launched its IRNSS-1B navigation satellite into space - the second of seven satellites which are bringing India steps closer to providing an alter ... more
Food shortages could be most critical world issue by mid-century

Genetic study tackles mystery of slow plant domestications

New technique will accelerate genetic characterization of photosynthesis

Ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents

Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics

Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics leading to unprecedented active electronics and optoelectronics

State Department okays helicopter deal for Mexico

Boeing labor dispute settled by arbitration

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

Fifty years of Mustang cool: is China along for the ride?

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries

China's love of luxury cars undimmed by domestic troubles


PSLV-C24 Launches India's Second Dedicated Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1B
ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C24 has successfully launched IRNSS-1B, the second satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The launch took place on April 04 ... more

Russian Lawmakers Approve Satellite Navigation Hub in Nicaragua
Russian lawmakers have endorsed draft legislation to allow the country to set up a satellite navigation monitoring system in Nicaragua, a Cabinet committee said Tuesday. "The agreement is aime ... more

India to have own satellite navigation system by 2015
India is expected to have its own satellite navigation system by the first quarter of 2015 with four of its satellites in space, said an official of Indian space agency. India is expected to have it ... more

USAF Awards Lockheed Martin Full Production Contracts For Next Two GPS 3 Satellites
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin more than $245 million in contract options to complete production of its seventh and eighth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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US urged to drop India WTO case on solar

Boeing lifts profit outlook as jetliner demand booms

Superconducting Qubit Array Points the Way to Quantum Computers

Physicist demonstrates dictionary definition was dodgy

Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics

Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics leading to unprecedented active electronics and optoelectronics


Emergency management in Arctic: Experts offer seven key recommendations


Great earthquakes, water under pressure, high risk


FAA Approves DeLorme Communicator For Service In Alaska


Australia investing in new defense technology proposals


Brazilian troops receive new armored vehicles


Sentinel-1 controllers ready for hectic first days


'StratoBus' drone-satellite hybrid to provide new level of surveillance


Satellite 'pings' revealed missing Malaysia plane's path


First GLONASS satellite in 2014 put in orbit


LockMart Taps General Dynamics For Network Element On GPS 3 Birds

Tracking endangered leatherback sea turtles by satellite, key habitats identified

Fierce 2012 magnetic storm barely missed Earth

Toward 'vanishing' electronics and unlocking nanomaterials' power potential

Orbit Logic Delivers Collection Planning Software to New Customer

NASA's STEREO Studies Extreme Space Weather

Researchers: Northeast Greenland ice loss accelerating

Astro Aerospace Delivers Antennas For Next-Gen GPS III Satellites 3 through 6

Exelis completes transmitter assemblies for first GPS III satellite payload

New Airborne GPS Technology for Weather Conditions Takes Flight

ESA to certify first Galileo position fixes worldwide

Robots, hands-free wizardry wows at high-tech fair

Concerns and Considerations with the Naming of Mars Craters

China surprises with flight search satellite photos

US hits 'provocative' China move on Philippine ships

THEMIS Discovers New Process that Protects Earth from Space Weather

Russia plans to launch new Glonass satellite on March 24

UoSAT-2 clocks up an outstanding 30 years of in-orbit operations

McMurdo Announces Global Availability of Maritime Fleet Management Software

Japan researchers testing tiny ear computer

Volcanoes, including Mount Hood in the US, can quickly become active

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