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June 22, 2017
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. Air Force satellite system that provides highly dependable positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services to military and civilian users around the world, free of direct user charges. Operated by the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, the GPS constellation provides precise PNT ... read 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
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
GMV to supply Copernicus services in support to EU external action
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
e-GEOS, a firm made up by Telespazio (80%) and the Italian Space Agency (20%), has entered into a 7.5-million- euro framework contract with the European Union Satellite Centre (SATCEN) for the suppl ... more
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BAE Systems integrates motion sensors in GXP software
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
BAE Systems is helping intelligence analysts identify intelligence threats through the use of motion sensors integrated into its Geospatial eXploitation Products line of software. ... more
GPS NEWS
GIS is a powerful tool that should be used with caution
Washington DC (SPX) May 30, 2017
Although computer models of archaeological sites are ideal software tools for managing spatially referenced data and commonly used to yield insights which contribute to the protection of heritage ma ... more
GPS NEWS
Japan launches satellite in bid for super accurate GPS system
Tokyo (AFP) June 1, 2017
Japan successfully launched a satellite Thursday as part of a broader effort to build a homegrown geolocation system that boosts the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres. ... more
GPS NEWS
exactEarth Broadens Small Vessel Tracking Offering
Cambridge, Canada (SPX) Jun 02, 2017
exactEarth Ltd. report that the Company's small vessel tracking solution, exactTrax, is now available for integration with all AIS transceiver manufacturers. A number of different exactTrax-enabled ... more
GPS NEWS
Chinese firms develop BeiDou navigation applications
Shanghai (XNA) May 30, 2017
From shared bicycles to bank cards and unmanned patrol vehicles, China's home-grown BeiDou navigation system has increasing numbers of applications linked to the everyday life. Precise positio ... more
WOOD PILE
Government transparency limited when it comes to America's conserved private lands
Madison WI (SPX) May 30, 2017
American taxpayers spend millions of dollars each year to conserve privately owned lands. These lands provide public benefits like timber, water quality protection and food. Yet, information about c ... more


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EARTH OBSERVATION
Orbital Insight invests $50M in satellite and drone imagery analysis business
Mountain View CA (SPX) May 04, 2017
Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics and software company, reports it has closed a $50 million Series C round led by existing investor Sequoia Capital, with participation from new investors Envis ... more
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. ... more
GPS NEWS
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



China 'backyard' pig farmers squeezed as sector scales up
Beijing (AFP) June 18, 2017
Walking through swarms of flies at his piggery on the outskirts of Beijing, Liu Jin shows off 1,500 hormone-free black hogs raised for China's growing organic meat market. Liu employs a dozen people to look after the swine that are kept in indoor sties and outdoor pens - the type of large-scale operation China hopes will one day replace the millions of "backyard" farms across the country. ... more
Paris (AFP) June 19, 2017
Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output
Beijing (AFP) June 21, 2017
China opens gates to US beef imports
Bordeaux (AFP) June 21, 2017
Growers at Bordeaux winefest unite against climate change
Breakthrough by Queen's University paves way for smaller electronic devices
Belfast UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Queen's University Belfast researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionise the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology. Through nanotechnology, physicists Dr Raymond McQuaid, Dr Amit Kumar and Professor Marty Gregg from Queen's University's School of Mathemat ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Seeing the invisible with a graphene-CMOS integrated device
Providence RI (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Researchers flip the script on magnetocapacitance
Orlando FL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Graphene transistor could mean computers that are 1,000 times faster
Grounded US F-35s to resume flying after oxygen problem
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Dozens of F-35 stealth fighters that were grounded for 11 days due to an oxygen-supply problem aboard the expensive warplanes will resume flying on Wednesday, the US Air Force said. Investigators were unable to identify a root cause of the issue, which had prompted the 56th Fighter Wing of Luke Air Force Base, Arizona to ground its F-35s. "However, specific concerns were eliminated as po ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Congress considering restart of F-22 program
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Lockheed, Tata agree to move F-16 production line to India
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Lockheed Martin still moving F-16 production to South Carolina
Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under pressure
San Francisco (AFP) June 21, 2017
Uber's embattled chief executive Travis Kalanick has resigned, yielding to pressure from investors seeking to clean up a toxic corporate culture at the fast-growing ridesharing group. Kalanick had announced an indefinite leave of absence a week earlier following the release of a report on Uber's workplace troubles by former US attorney general Eric Holder. His departure announced late Tu ... more
Chicago (AFP) June 20, 2017
Ford to import Focus cars built in China
Beijing (AFP) June 16, 2017
China's Mobike raises $600 mn to fund bike-sharing expansion
Stanford CA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles overcomes major hurdle in new Stanford study
Japan logs surprise trade deficit in May as energy costs expand
Tokyo (AFP) June 19, 2017
Japan unexpectedly slumped back into a trade deficit for the first time in four months, as soaring energy import bills offset growth in the country's shipments abroad, government data showed Monday. Japan logged a surprise deficit of 203 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the first red ink in four months, according to data from the finance ministry, despite market expectations for a surplus. "C ... more
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
NAFTA renegotiation may extend into 2018: US official
Yangon (AFP) June 20, 2017
China freezes bank accounts of over 100 Myanmar traders
Conakry (AFP) June 14, 2017
French miner signs Guinea bauxite deal with Franco-Asian consortium
Religious leaders join forces to protect rainforests
Oslo (AFP) June 19, 2017
Religious leaders around the world met Monday in Oslo to urge further efforts to fight deforestation that is wiping out thousands of square kilometres of rainforests each year. Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist and Jewish leaders are meeting indigenous people affected by deforestation as well as experts on climate change and human rights over three days to devise an interfaith acti ... more
Warsaw (AFP) June 21, 2017
Poland says primeval forest should not be UNESCO natural heritage site
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Peatlands, already dwindling, could face further losses
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Tropical peat forests risk turning from carbon "drains" to emitters
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Watching cities grow
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Three million measurement points in one square kilometer: Prof. Xiaoxiang Zhu and her team have set a world record in information retrieval from satellite data. Thanks to new algorithms, the researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) succeeded in making four-dimensional point clouds of Berlin, Las Vegas, Paris and Washington, D.C. from images stacks of the TerraSAR-X radar satelli ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Sofradir designs supersize near infrared detector for space observation
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Making waves with the hot electrons within Earth's radiation belts
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Bangladesh's heavy rainfall examined with NASA's IMERG
Silver atom nanoclusters could become efficient biosensors
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Researchers have now managed to pinpoint what happens when light is absorbed by extremely small nanoclusters of silver atoms. The results may have useful application in the development of biosensors and in imaging. By combining chemistry and nanotechnology, the research community in recent years has developed a kind of extremely small nanoclusters consisting of only a few noble metal atoms ... more
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Chemists perform surgery on nanoparticles
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology
Liverpool UK (SPX) Jun 15, 2017
Nanotechnology reveals hidden depths of bacterial 'machines'
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Pentagon Builds Robo-Wingmen to Fly With Manned Fighter Jets
Los Angeles CA (Sputnik) Jun 21, 2017
A California-based defense company this week announced that it will be rolling out a new set of drones to fly as robotic wingmen for human fighter pilots. Kratos Defense and Security Solutions developed the UTAP-22 Mako with funding from DIUx, the US Defense Department's Silicon Valley laboratory. Kratos, with the backing of the Air Force Research Labs, has also separately showcased the XQ ... more
Brussels (AFP) June 16, 2017
EU unveils plans to regulate drones by 2019
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Insitu receives $45 million contract extension for SOCOM UAVs
Beirut (AFP) June 20, 2017
US-led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria
Low-carbon trajectory is the only option, European leaders say
(UPI) Jun 12, 2017
There's no alternative but to pursue an energy strategy that calls for a low-carbon trajectory for economic growth, European leaders said from Vienna. More than 100 delegates were on hand for a forum in Vienna on the transition to an energy pathway focused on renewable and alternative energy resources. "There is no other alternative for the Energy Community members than to follow ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Divestment streak continues for British energy company Centrica
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
New ultrathin material for splitting water could make hydrogen production cheaper
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Keeping the hydrogen coming
Clean energy stored in electric vehicles to power buildings
Warwick UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Stored energy from electric vehicles (EVs) can be used to power large buildings - creating new possibilities for the future of smart, renewable energy - thanks to ground-breaking battery research from WMG at the University of Warwick. Dr Kotub Uddin, with colleagues from WMG's Energy and Electrical Systems group and Jaguar Land Rover, has demonstrated that vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology ... more
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jun 20, 2017
Battery improvements spark HEV EV market breakthrough
Washington (UPI) Jun 16, 2017
Liquified gas electrolytes power new lower-temperature battery
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Making hydrogen fuel from humid air
Huntington Ingalls awarded $3 billion contract for America-class vessels
Washington (UPI) Jun 19, 2017
Huntington Ingalls has received a $3 billion modification to an existing contract for the design and construction of the Landing Helicopter Assault Replacement Amphibious Assault Ship, the Department of Defense announced recently. The majority of the work will take place at Pascagoula, Miss., with smaller sites across the country contributing as well. The program is expected to be compl ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Royal Australian Navy receives first Hobart-class destroyer
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
New Navy transport launched
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Kraken Sonar, ATLAS team-up on mine-detection, sonar systems
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Elbit debuts loitering munition system
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
SkyStriker, a tactical and loitering aerial munition system for precise airstrikes, has been spotlighted at the Paris Air Show by Elbit Systems Ltd. of Israel. SkyStriker is a remotely operated electro-optical munition that is capable of locating and striking targets marked by an operator on the ground. It features an electric propulsion system that provides a low acoustic signature and ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Australia tests combat recon vehicles
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
NCI wins place on $37.4B C4ISR-related contract vehicle
Prague (AFP) June 14, 2017
Prague aims to halt EU gun control law
Watching cities grow
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Three million measurement points in one square kilometer: Prof. Xiaoxiang Zhu and her team have set a world record in information retrieval from satellite data. Thanks to new algorithms, the researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) succeeded in making four-dimensional point clouds of Berlin, Las Vegas, Paris and Washington, D.C. from images stacks of the TerraSAR-X radar satelli ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Sofradir designs supersize near infrared detector for space observation
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Making waves with the hot electrons within Earth's radiation belts
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Bangladesh's heavy rainfall examined with NASA's IMERG
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Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites
Paris (ESA) Jun 21, 2017
Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces. This same magnetic attraction or repulsion is also being considered as a safe method for multiple satellites to maintain close formations in space. Such satellite swarms are being considered for future astronomy or Earth-observing missions - if their relati ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 16, 2017
Study explains how jewel scarab beetles appear golden
Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
New computing system takes its cues from human brain
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Northrop Grumman tests flat-panel radar
Suspected N.Korea drone filmed missile defence site: Seoul
Seoul (AFP) June 13, 2017
South Korea said Tuesday a drone believed sent from North Korea had been spying on a US missile defence system before it crashed. The remains of the small drone, which was equipped with a camera, were retrieved by the South's military last week from a hillside where it had crash-landed close to the heavily-fortified inter-Korean border. The military analysed the contents of the camera's ... more
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
Seoul trapped between a rock and a THAAD place; NK tests cruise missile
Seoul (AFP) June 7, 2017
S. Korea to freeze new THAAD deployment pending probe
Saint Petersburg (AFP) June 3, 2017
Russia nears deal to sell air-defence system to Turkey


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