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April 17, 2015
Harvesting energy from electromagnetic waves
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 16, 2015
For our modern, technologically-advanced society, in which technology has become the solution to a myriad of challenges, energy is critical not only for growth but also, more importantly, survival. The sun is an abundant and practically infinite source of energy, so researchers around the world are racing to create novel approaches to "harvest" clean energy from the sun or transfer that energy to other sources. This week in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing, researchers from ... read more
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Altimeter Assists in MESSENGER's Low-Altitude Navigation
As NASA's MESSENGER mission draws to a close, an on-board science instrument that mapped the surface of Mercury is helping the navigation team with the spacecraft's low-altitude passes. MESSEN ... more

Allies concerned at China's maritime moves
US, Japanese and South Korean diplomats Thursday renewed concerns about moves by China to stake its claim to disputed seas and urged Beijing to preserve freedom of navigation in the key waterways. ... more

NASA, USGS Begin Work on Landsat 9 to Continue Land Imaging Legacy
NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have started work on Landsat 9, planned to launch in 2023, which will extend the Earth-observing program's record of land images to half a century. T ... more
GPS News from GPS


Rainforest protection akin to speed limit control
The destruction of the Brazilian rainforest has slowed significantly. With around 5000 square kilometers annually, the loss is now about 80% lower than in 2004. Led by the Center for Development Res ... more


Researchers test smartphones for earthquake warning
Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research. Th ... more
Space Tech Expo - Design - Build - Test - Long Beach CA - May 19-21, 2015 The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 9 - Las Vegas 26th Space Cryogenics Workshop Human 2 Mars Conference Mat 5-7 2015 - Washington DC

DARPA programs simultaneously test limits of technology, credulity
Less than one week after releasing Breakthrough Technologies for National Security, DARPA's latest summary of the Agency's mission, accomplishments and funding priorities for extending its legacy of ... more

Seasonal, year-long cycles seen on the sun
Our sun is constantly changing. It goes through cycles of activity - swinging between times of relative calm and times when frequent explosions on its surface can fling light, particles and energy o ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Space Domination: Pentagon to Beef up Defense of Satellites

DARPA demos Persistent Close Air Support System

Allies concerned at China's maritime moves

Iran poses growing cyber threat to US: study

Lithuania eyes German Army artillery

Chinese president to visit Pakistan next week: Islamabad

Russia Should Consider Launching Super-Heavy Rockets From Vostochny


Next-gen temperature sensor to measure ocean dynamics
UNL engineers and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have designed a next-generation temperature sensor set to improve the measurement of oceanic dynamics that shape marine biology, climate patterns ... more

Raytheon expects production okay for AMRAAM systems
The newest variants of Raytheon's Advanced Medium Range Air-to-air Missile and Small Diameter Bomb II are moving toward Milestone C production decisions. ... more

China to launch three or four more BeiDou satellites this year
China plans to launch three or four more satellites for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network this year, the network's chief designer said. A complete network will take shap ... more
Army Network Modernization 2015 - Washington DC June 23-25

McMurdo receives certification for Kannad navigation interface
McMurdo Group has announced that it has received formal certification from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) for its Kannad Integra ARINC 429 Navig ... more

Scary times for Europe's comet-chaser Rosetta
Europe's pioneering probe Rosetta battled breakdowns with navigation and communication with Earth after it ran into blasts of dust and gas from the comet it is tracking, mission control said Thursday. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Artificial photosynthesis poses win/win for the environment

GOCE helps tap into sustainable energy resources

NASA, USGS Begin Work on Landsat 9 to Continue Land Imaging Legacy

Rainforest protection akin to speed limit control

World's oldest tools found near Africa's Lake Turkana

Longest mammal migration raises questions about distinct species

Killer asteroid may have made solid earth splash like water


Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation
The EU's Galileo satellite navigation system now has eight satellites in orbit following the launch of the latest pair. Galileo 7 and 8 lifted off at 21:46 GMT (22:46 CET, 18:46 local time) on 27 Ma ... more

Army continues Comtech's support for Blue Force Tracking
The U.S. Army is continuing Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation's sustainment services for its Blue Force Tracking situational awareness and control system. ... more

Russia, Europe to Create Common Road Safety Space
The Russian-produced ERA-GLONASS emergency call system was commissioned in January and requires all new cars licensed in EEU founding nations Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan be equipped with the devi ... more

China launches upgraded satellite for independent SatNav system
China launched a new-generation satellite into space for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network at 9:52 p.m. Beijing Time Monday. Launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch C ... more

Smartphones a lifeline for many Americans: study
Americans love their smartphones and rely on them as a key way to go online, but many find the cost too steep, a survey showed Wednesday. ... more
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India Launches Fourth Satellite in Effort to Develop Own Navigation System
The IRNSS-1D navigation satellite was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at the Sriharikota Island in the southern part of the country. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee congratulate ... more

Europe resumes Galileo satnav deployment
Europe resumed deployment of its beleaguered Galileo satnav programme on Friday, launching a pair of satellites seven months after a rocket malfunction sent two multi-million euro orbiters awry. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Bury nuclear waste down a very deep hole, say UK scientists

Russia, Japan to Continue Developing Joint Nuclear Energy Projects

Combined effort for structural determination

Researchers design first all-photonic repeaters

Researchers use plant oils for novel bio-based plastics

Russia Ready to Tender for Malaysia's First Nuclear Power Plant

Light in a spin


Solar Impulse lands in China after 22-hour flight from Myanmar


Countdown Begins for ISRO's Navigation Satellite Launch


Europe poised to launch more navigation satellites


Help Name New Features on Pluto


NASA-Funded Mission Studies the Sun in Soft X-Rays


Study proves pandas aren't loners


United Launch Alliance Launches Second Mission in Less than Two Weeks


Galileo satellites enclosed for Friday's launch


Raytheon, Poland's MESKO increasing collaboration


3-D satellite, GPS earthquake maps isolate impacts in real time

USMC orders targeting system from Elbit Systems America

Uber ramps up safety efforts after criticism

Rockwell Collins providing secure GPS receivers for Harris tactical radios

Galileo meets Galileo as launch draws near

Payload integration is underway for Soyuz' Galileo passengers

Solar plane lands in Myanmar on epic round-the-world journey

Sixth Galileo satellite reaches corrected orbit

Scientists fly kites on Earth to study Mars

NASA spacecraft in Earth's orbit, preparing to study magnetic reconnection

NASA launches satellites to track 'magnetosphere'

Satnav orbiter nudged into better spot: ESA

Tracking sea turtles across hundreds of miles of open ocean

ISRO plans to launch navigation satellite by March-end

Intergalactic GPS Will Guide You through the Stars

Galileo satellites ready for fuelling as launcher takes shape

Bangladesh uses SERVIR for flood warning system

UNH Instruments to Lift Off on NASA Four-Satellite Mission March 12

ISRO races to fix glitch in navigational satellite so that it can be launched in time

GPS gaffe surprises Belgian bus tourists

CU students probe magnetic reconnection with MMS tools

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