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July 29, 2014
Galileo's 'midwives' stand ready for launch
Paris (ESA) Jul 28, 2014
Galileo's post-launch team at ESA have finalised their preparations for taking control of the twin satellites being launched next month. The next pair of Galileo satellites are due to be launched together on a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana on 21 August, advancing the deployment of Europe's own satellite navigation constellation. Following launch, the most crucial point in the flight comes when the two satellites separate from their upper stage - and the 'Launch and Early Operations', or LEOP, ph ... read more
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Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012
If an asteroid big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century appeared out of deep space and buzzed the Earth-Moon system, the near-miss would be instant worldwide Near Miss: The S ... more

U.S. military aims to overcome GPS' weaknesses
The U.S. military is exploring five new location technologies for use in areas when GPS is unavailable. ... more

Seals forage at offshore wind farms
By using sophisticated GPS tracking to monitor seals' every movement, researchers have shown for the first time that some individuals are repeatedly drawn to offshore wind farms and pipelines. ... more
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Radio frequency ID tags on honey bees reveal hive dynamics
Scientists attached radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to hundreds of individual honey bees and tracked them for several weeks. The effort yielded two discoveries: Some foraging bees are muc ... more


Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm: NASA
Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilization back to the 18th century," NASA said. ... more
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Cheap and easy software provides highly accurate real-time data on traffic
Researchers at the University of Granada have designed new software that provides real time data on traffic. It is a device that provides information on traffic flow between cities. Drivers can use ... more

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Flights Deemed Successful
The U.S. Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center declared both the Dec. 3, 2013 and Jan. 6, 2014 flights of the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) Falcon 9 v1.1 l ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea defies UN censure to fire missile into sea

Stronger rules needed on flight paths: Malaysia Airlines official

K-MAX unmanned cargo helo finishes Afghan deployment

Iraq's Mosul counts the cost of insurgent rule

U.S. military aims to overcome GPS' weaknesses

Shiite militia display jihadist bodies in Iraq city

For incoming US airmen in S.Korea, a 30-day ban on booze


The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained
The 1500 mile Appalachian mountain chain runs along a nearly straight line from Alabama to Newfoundland-except for a curious bend in Pennsylvania and New York State. Researchers from the College of ... more

US Refusal to Host GLONASS Base a Form of Competition with Russia
The refusal by the United States to place base stations for Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation system on its territory is a form of competition, explained by Washington's fear of losing market mo ... more

Russian GLONASS to Boost Yield Capacity by 50 percent
Deployment of GLONASS satellite navigation systems to the BRICS states is very promising, the technologies allow to boost yield capacity up to 50 percent, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at th ... more
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Tracking the breakup of Arctic summer sea ice
As sea ice begins to melt back toward its late September minimum, it is being watched as never before. Scientists have put sensors on and under ice in the Beaufort Sea for an unprecedented campaign ... more

Mobile air traffic control communications system makes debut
A new mobile air traffic control communications system has been introduced by Selex ES. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
By 2050 temperatures might be helpful to growth of forage plants

Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific preceded warming, end of ice age

Saharan dust key to the formation of Bahamas' Great Bank

Federal judge overturns Washington DC ban on guns in public

Insecticides Similar to Nicotine Widespread in Midwest

Filter bed substrates, plant types recommended for rain gardens

Nanoparticle "Alarm Clock" Awakens Immune Systems Put To Sleep By Cancer


New device developed to defeat GPS jamming
A miniaturized GPS anti-jamming product has been developed by Britain's Chemring Technology Solutions with a chip footprint about 0.2 inches squared. ... more

New Fury precision glide bomb introduced
A new precision-guided glide weapon for use from a variety of aerial platforms has been introduced by Textron Systems' Weapon & Sensor Systems. ... more

Bell supplying Swedish police with seven helos
The Swedish National Police has signed a purchase agreement with Bell Helicopter for seven Bell 429 aircraft, the company announced. ... more

Apple denies Chinese report of location tracking security risk
US technology giant Apple is fighting Chinese claims that the iPhone threatens national security through its ability to track and time-stamp a user's location. ... more

3D technology used to help California condors
A team including researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research has developed a novel methodology that, for the first time, combines 3-D ... more


SSTL announces the successful launch of UK TechDemoSat-1
Surrey Satellite Technology has announced the successful launch of TechDemoSat-1, an in-orbit technology demonstration mission for innovative UK spacecraft equipment and software. The spacecraft was ... more

Bee Foraging Chronically Impaired by Pesticide Exposure
A study co-authored by a University of Guelph scientist that involved fitting bumblebees with tiny radio frequency tags shows long-term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide hampers bees' ability to ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster

A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

Carbyne morphs when stretched

Quantum Dots Boost Conversion Efficiency Of GaAs Solar Cells

Canada lobs economic shot across Russian energy bow

Portuguese consortium to spend $300 million on wind

Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards


Mozambique Air Force jets get new lease on life


EU selects CGI to support Galileo Commercial Service Initiative


China, Russia to cooperate in satellite navigation


The new atomic age: building smaller, greener electronics


Stanford engineers envision an electronic switch just 3 atoms thick


Dropship offers safe landings for Mars rovers


Russia Sees No Progress in GLONASS Talks with US


Nano-Hyperspec Sensor Payload For Small Hand-Launched UAVs


US Refusal to Host Russian Navigation Stations Political


China's domestic navigation system accesses ASEAN market

With new tech tools, precision farming gains traction

Norwegian government contracts Kongsberg for JSF missile

Move Over, Silicon, There's a New Circuit in Town

UNDP and Iran team to save Asiatic cheetah

ADS unveils multi-satellite Direct Receiving Station for GeoNorth

Monarch butterfly uses magnetic, Sun compasses: study

ULA Signs Multiple Contracts for Next-Gen Propulsion Work

Final Pre-Pluto Annual Checkout Begins

Raytheon conducts first live fire test of Excalibur S

Soyuz Rocket puts Russian GLONASS-M navigation satellite into orbit

Philippine boat police anger China in fishing fight

Russian Soyuz-2.1b rocket to undergo final testing

US lawmakers warn of 'next 9/11' threat in Iraq

Massive solar flares threaten GPS

Sun shoots off third solar flare in two days

Google buys satellite imaging firm for $500 mn

US Dept of Commerce Relaxes Resolution Restrictions on DigitalGlobe

Russia may join forces with China to compete with US, European satnavs

Russia Says GLONASS Accuracy Could Be Boosted to Two Feet

Northrop Grumman To Develop Miniaturized Inertial NavSystem

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