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April 24, 2015
Space law is no longer beyond this world
Adelaide, Australia (SPX) Apr 24, 2015
Space may be the "final frontier" but the legal ramifications of what happens in space are now very much a reality - and they've also become the subject of teaching and research at the University of Adelaide. For the first time, the University will run a short, intensive postgraduate course on Strategic Space Law as part of this year's Winter School program. The one-week course, which is available to Masters in Law students and also members of the public (on an auditing basis), will cover mi ... read more
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X-47B unmanned aerial system demos in-flight refueling
An unmanned aircraft system has for the first time been refueled in flight by Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy. ... more

China tech firms shake up world's biggest car market
Chinese technology giants Alibaba and Tencent are promising to build the cars of the future, vehicles linked seamlessly to the Internet and offering shopping and navigation help while on the road. ... more

Telit GNSS module enables high-performance position reporting
Telit Wireless Solutions has announced the release of a new GNSS module, the SE868-V3. This positioning module combines GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, and SBAS which enables the creation of high-per ... more
GPS News from GPS


Why astronomers hate the lawn-mowing Roomba
Astronomers may have formed secret alliance with the lawn care industry. What else can explain the anger of star-watching scientists over iRobot's forthcoming lawn-mowing Roomba? ... more


Plumping up shrivelled market for France's famed prunes
France's famous Agen prunes have seen their market share shrivel in recent years under pressure from Chilean growers, but local farmers have ploughed money into modern methods in a bid to save their ... 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

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

Newest precision glide bomb enters operational testing
The newest variant of Raytheon's AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon is entering operational testing before delivery to the U.S. Navy next year. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

New safety system for unmanned aerial systems in U.S.

Malaysia urges Beijing's cooperation in South China Sea

X-47B unmanned aerial system demos in-flight refueling

Japan ministers go to Yasukuni hours after China talks

New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands

Northrop helps stabilize Raytheon optical targeting systems


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

Harvesting energy from electromagnetic waves
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. ... more

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
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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

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
24/7 News Coverage
Thousands evacuated as Chile volcano roars back to life

Oceans worth $24 trillion, but sea change needed to save them says WWF

Scientists urge moratorium after Chinese 'edit' human embryos

Humans' ancestors had tentacles

To predict disease researchers ask if plant neighbors are relatives

Large heads, narrow pelvises and difficult childbirth in humans

Flameproof falcons and hawks


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

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
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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 Energy News Coverage
'Holey' graphene for energy storage

World-first and new standard achieved in floating lidar as AXYS selects ZephIR 300

Campbell Church Expects Electricity Bill Offset with High Efficiency SunPower Carport

Spear Point Energy Solar Project Helps County Achieve Renewable Energy Goal

Printing silicon on paper, with lasers

Polysolar wins Cognicity Challenge

Quantum 'paparazzi' film photons in the act of pairing up


Two new satellites join the Galileo constellation


Army continues Comtech's support for Blue Force Tracking


Russia, Europe to Create Common Road Safety Space


China launches upgraded satellite for independent SatNav system


Smartphones a lifeline for many Americans: study


India Launches Fourth Satellite in Effort to Develop Own Navigation System


Europe resumes Galileo satnav deployment


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

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