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July 25, 2017
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Russia, China to Set Up Pilot Zone to Test National Navigation Systems



Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Russia and China are set to establish a pilot zone to test the Russian GLONASS and Chinese BeiDou satellite navigation systems on passenger and freight transportation routes going through Kraskino - Hunchun and Poltavka - Dongning checkpoints on the border in Russia's Primorsky Territory, the Russian Transport Ministry said. The issue was discussed during a meeting of a bilateral working group on road transport and roads. The meeting took place between Tuesday and Thursday in the Chinese city of C ... read more

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IAI, Honeywell Aerospace team for GPS anti-jam system
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
An advance GPS anti-jam navigation system is to be jointly developed and manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries and Honeywell Aerospace, the companies announced on Monday. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
SSL To Provide Next-Generation Imaging Satellite Constellation To Digitalglobe
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. reports that its subsidiary Space Systems Loral (SSL) was selected to provide a next-generation satellite constellation for high-resolution Earth imaging to ... more
GPS NEWS
India Plans to Roll Out National GPS Next Year
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
The Indian Space Research Organisation is set to offer GPS from its own navigation system for mobile users from next year, aiming to make it more accurate than foreign competitors' products. T ... more
GPS NEWS
Orbital Alliance Techsystems receives contract for GPS artillery
Washington (UPI) Jul 7, 2017
Orbital Alliance Techsystems Operations has been awarded a $53.6 million modification to an existing contract for procurement of M1156 presicion-guidance kits, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday. ... more
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Europe's Galileo satnav identifies problems behind failing clocks
Paris (AFP) July 4, 2017
Investigators have uncovered the problems behind the failure of atomic clocks onboard satellites belonging to the beleaguered Galileo satnav system, the European Commission said Monday. ... more
GPS NEWS
New orbiters for Europe's Galileo satnav system
Paris (AFP) June 22, 2017
The European Space Agency signed a contract with a German-British consortium Thursday to build eight more satellites for its Galileo satnav system, an alternative to America's GPS, the agency said Thursday. ... more
GPS NEWS
Second Lockheed Martin GPS-3 satellite assembled as full production begins
Denver CO (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
In a specialized cleanroom designed to streamline satellite production, Lockheed Martin is in full production building GPS III - the world's most powerful GPS satellites. The company's second GPS II ... more
GPS NEWS
India's Answer to GPS Runs Into Serious Technical Failures
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 28, 2017
India's native navigation system has developed serious problems with four atomic clocks on the six satellites facing unexplained errors. With these, a total seven out of 21 clocks onboard have shown ... more
CHIP TECH
Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled
Nashville TN (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Building transient electronics is usually about doing something to make them stop working: blast them with light, soak them with acid, dunk them in water. Professor Leon Bellan's idea is to di ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Putin: Russia, Brazil Consider Joint Space Launches From Brazilian Spaceport
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
Russia and Brazil are considering the possibility of conducting joint launches of carrier rockets from a Brazilian space center, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. "We are loo ... more


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GPS NEWS
New reports confirm near-perfect performance record for civil GPS service
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Jun 21, 2017
The U.S. Air Force released two technical reports demonstrating that the Global Positioning System (GPS) continues to deliver exceptional performance to civilian users around the world. GPS is a U.S ... more
GPS NEWS
India to Make Native Navigation System Mandatory For All Aircraft
New Delhi (Sputnik) Jun 20, 2017
The Indian government will soon require all aircraft registered to fly in India to use Gagan, the country's own navigation system. The notification for this will be issued in the next few weeks and ... more
GPS NEWS
BDS Precise Service System covers over 300 Chinese cities
Beijing (XNA) Jun 14, 2017
The Precise Service System of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has been used in creating 317 smart cities in China, according to the Smart BDS Precise Application Summit opened on Monday ... more
GPS NEWS
Galileo grows: two more satellites join working constellation
Paris (ESA) Jun 09, 2017
Two further satellites have formally become part of Europe's Galileo satnav system, broadcasting timing and navigation signals worldwide while also picking up distress calls across the planet. ... more



French grape harvest heading to historic low
Paris (AFP) July 22, 2017
Knocked off course by a cold spring snap, French wine production from Bordeaux to Alsace has dropped dramatically this year and could hit "a historic low", according to the agriculture ministry. "At 37.6 million hectolitres (993.3 million gallons) the 2017 harvest is set to come in 17 percent lower than in 2016, and 16 percent below the average of the past five years," the ministry's statist ... more
Los Angeles (AFP) July 13, 2017
Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand
Crocodile Jaw Bridge, Kenya (AFP) July 20, 2017
Kenyan cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasions
Sede Boqer, Israel (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Using treated graywater for irrigation is better for arid environments
Five times the computing power
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Researchers at Linkoping University have developed a method to increase by a factor of five the computing power of a standard algorithm when performed in one type of standard chip, FPGA. The new method is both simple and smart, but the road to publication has been long. We are dealing with a programmable integrated circuit known as an "FPGA", which is an abbreviation for "field-programmabl ... more
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Manipulating electron spins without loss of information
Wurzburg, Germany (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Breakthrough in spintronics
Urbana IL (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Researchers develop dynamic templates critical to printable electronics technology
Lockheed Martin expects F-35 software development to finish by end of 2017
Washington (UPI) Jul 24, 2017
The F-35 Lightning II is nearing completion of its Systems Development and Demonstration phase as the airframe passes 100,000 hours in flight time, Lockheed Martin announced on Monday. The F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are expected to complete the SDD portion of the jet program by the end of the year, according to Lockheed's F-35 program general manager Jeff Babione. "This 100 ... more
New York (AFP) July 13, 2017
Rising temperatures spell plane take-off woes: study
Hong Kong (AFP) July 13, 2017
Flying cars and no more pilots in flight revolution: Airbus
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
France and Germany announce new joint fighter program
Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehicles
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 21, 2017
German luxury carmaker Audi, a Volkswagen subsidiary, issued a voluntary recall of up to 850,000 diesel vehicles Friday, saying it would help reduce engine emissions. "Audi aims to maintain the future viability of diesel engines for its customers and to make a contribution towards improving air quality," the Bavaria-based manufacturer said in a statement. Vehicles with affected engines w ... more
New York (AFP) July 20, 2017
Volkswagen fined $154 mn more in US for dieselgate
Berlin (AFP) July 18, 2017
Daimler announces emissions recall of 3 mln diesel cars in Europe
San Francisco (AFP) July 18, 2017
Microsoft cloud to help Baidu self-driving car effort
China cashing out as mobile payment soars
Beijing (AFP) July 23, 2017
Yang Qianqian holds out her smartphone to scan a barcode on the mobile of a vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables at a bustling outdoor market in Beijing. The dance student is part of an explosion in the use of mobile payment platforms in China as consumers increasingly take out phones instead of cash to pay for everything from a coffee to a language class or a gas bill. "Even though ... more
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
US says must have more 'fair, reciprocal' trade with China
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
Target CEO unfazed by Amazon-Whole Foods deal
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
US seeks to smooth trade relations with China in talks
Paying farmers not to cut down trees in Uganda helps fight climate change
New Haven CT (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
A new study finds that simply paying landowners in the developing world to not cut down trees can significantly reduce carbon in the atmosphere. It may also be a very cost-effective way to help meet goals such as the Paris Accord targets. The study, published this week in the journal Science, found that in Uganda, offering small financial incentives to landowners cut deforestation in half. ... more
Lisbon (AFP) July 20, 2017
Eucalyptus gets the chop after deadly Portugal forest fires
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 18, 2017
Amazon Makes Its Own Rainy Season
Brussels (AFP) July 13, 2017
EU hauls Poland to top court over ancient forest logging
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Manmade aerosols identified as driver in shifting global rainfall patterns
Miami FL (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
In a new study, scientists found that aerosol particles released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels are a primary driver of changes in rainfall patterns across the globe. The results of the climate system-model simulations conducted by researchers Brian Soden and Eui-Seok Chung from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science revealed ... more
Stevenage UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Airbus built Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
Early Airborne Results Address South Korean Air Quality
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
North American monsoon storms fewer but more extreme
Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices, a team of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new technique that peppers metallic nanoparticles into semiconductors. It's the first technique that can inexpensively grow metal nanoparticles both on and below the surface of semiconductors. The p ... more
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
New material resembling a metal nanosponge could reduce computer energy consumption
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
How do you build a metal nanoparticle?
Pasadena CA (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Nanostructures taste the rainbow
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Special focus on formation control of unmanned systems
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
An Unmanned System refers to the autonomous agent possessing the capability of basic sensing, communication, data processing and actuation. Formation control of unmanned systems has become one of the most active topics in the past decade. The objective is to drive multiple agents to achieve particular tasks cooperatively. Usually, appropriate reference positions or distances are required t ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
Leonardo DRS, Moog receive counter-UAS weapons contract
Singapore (AFP) July 19, 2017
Singapore offers Manila drones, urban warfare training
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
Explotrain develops drone-simulated IED training system
India must rethink infrastructure needs for 100 new 'smart' cities to be sustainable
Lincoln UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Plans to create 100 new 'smart' cities in India to support the country's rapidly growing urban population could have a significant detrimental impact on the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study. Professor Hugh Byrd, a specialist in urban planning from the University of Lincoln, UK, conducted a ... more
Edinburgh UK (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Sparkling springs aid quest for underground heat energy sources
Washington (AFP) July 7, 2017
Google's 'moonshot' factory spins off geothermal unit
San Diego CA (SPX) Jun 27, 2017
Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolio
Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion
Nashville TN (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Imagine slipping into a jacket, shirt or skirt that powers your cell phone, fitness tracker and other personal electronic devices as you walk, wave and even when you are sitting. A new, ultrathin energy harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt University's Nanomaterials and Energy Devices Laboratory has the potential to do just that. Based on battery technology and made from layers of bla ... more
College Park MD (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
UMD engineers invent the first bio-compatible, ion current battery
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
First basic physics simulation of impact of neutrals on turbulence
Livermore CA (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Optimizing hydrogen-powered passenger ferries focus of Sandia Labs study
Ensuing the US Navy prevails in a contest for maritime supremacy
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2017
The U.S. Navy has enjoyed uncontested global maritime supremacy for the past 25 years, said Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo, held Jul. 20-21 in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, the CNO said, those days are over. American naval forces now face a new era of competition from rising and resurgent naval powers-citing rece ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 25, 2017
Three Good Reasons Why Russia May Not Actually Need a Supercarrier
Norfolk, United States (AFP) July 22, 2017
Away from DC turmoil, Trump welcomes new high-tech warship to Navy
Jerusalem (AFP) July 18, 2017
Germany delays Israel submarine deal over graft probe: source
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance has received a $49.1 million modification to an existing contract for Bradley Fighting Vehicle modification kits and installation. The modification, announced by the Department of Defense on Friday, is for the acquisition and modification work of 276 Bradley Engineering Change Proposal 1 kits and two sets of spare parts. This will be used to upgrade Bradley Fighting Vehi ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Nigeria starts receiving armored vehicles from Streit
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Rheinmetall enhancing Puma IFV for German Army
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Orbital ATK shows ammo development for MK44 gun
Manmade aerosols identified as driver in shifting global rainfall patterns
Miami FL (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
In a new study, scientists found that aerosol particles released into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels are a primary driver of changes in rainfall patterns across the globe. The results of the climate system-model simulations conducted by researchers Brian Soden and Eui-Seok Chung from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science revealed ... more
Stevenage UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Airbus built Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite ready for launch
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 20, 2017
Early Airborne Results Address South Korean Air Quality
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
North American monsoon storms fewer but more extreme
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Breakthrough tool predicts properties of theoretical materials
Chapel Hill NC (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
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The US military is preparing to conduct another test of a missile-intercept system in Alaska, the Pentagon said Monday, amid continued tensions with North Korea over its ballistic missile program. Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said a routine test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system had been scheduled to go ahead "soon." "These tests are done as a routin ... more
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