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July 30, 2014
China releases geoinformation industry plan
Beijing (XNA) Jul 29, 2014
China issued its first development plan for the geographic information industry, according to an announcement from China's National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation. China sees the geoinformation industry as a new source for economic growth and plans to establish a comprehensive industry system with independent intellectual property rights by 2020. China will focus on developing remote sensing services as well as manufacturing surveying and mapping equipment and naviga ... read more
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Beyond GPS: 5 Next-Generation Technologies
It is difficult to imagine the modern world without the Global Positioning System (GPS), which provides real-time positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) data for countless military and civilian us ... 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

Galileo's 'midwives' stand ready for launch
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 to ... more
GPS News from GPS


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


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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Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

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

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

US vows strict monitoring of any Iran nuclear deal

After shaky start, Ukraine turns eastern offensive around

China puts powerful former security chief under investigation

LockMart Completes GMLRS Alternative Warhead Tests

Missile decoy system on Australian, U.S. warships to be upgraded

Aviation officials call for anti-air weapons law, better threat data


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

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
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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
24/7 News Coverage
Chemist develops X-ray vision for quality assurance

New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley

Nuisance flooding increasing problem as coastal sea levels rise

What's the hold up, El Nino?

Alien Atmospheres - Methane, CFCs and other signs of smart ETs

Lead Pollution Beat Explorers to South Pole, Persists Today

Nepal allows Tibetan monk cremation after China controversy


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

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Common mineral capable of making and breaking bonds

Printing the Metals of the Future

New characteristics of complex oxide surfaces revealed

The evolution of airplanes

New Approach to Form Non-Equilibrium Structures

Discovery is key to metal wear in sliding parts

Collecting just the right data


SSTL announces the successful launch of UK TechDemoSat-1


Bee Foraging Chronically Impaired by Pesticide Exposure


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

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