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July 23, 2014
The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained
Rochester NY (SPX) Jul 22, 2014
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 New Jersey and the University of Rochester now know what caused that bend-a dense, underground block of rigid, volcanic rock forced the chain to shift eastward as it was forming millions of years ago. According to Cindy Ebinger, a professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of Roches ... read 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

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
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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


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
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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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites

The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service

This time for the PLA: Chinese army shows off dancing robots

Saab buys ThyssenKrupp's Swedish submarine shipyard

Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive

USAF orders ground approach radar for Saudi Arabia


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
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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
24/7 News Coverage
New water balance calculation for the Dead Sea

Sharks are Collateral Damage in Commercial Fishing

Size and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate

NASA Starts Campaign To Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?

NRL Reveals New Meteorological Insight into Mid-Level Clouds

Global warming 'pause' reflects natural fluctuation


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

Mozambique Air Force jets get new lease on life
Eight MiG-21 fighters of the Mozambique Air Force have been overhauled and upgraded in Romania. ... more

EU selects CGI to support Galileo Commercial Service Initiative
CGI has been awarded a contract to build the core infrastructure for the first demonstrator for the Galileo Commercial Service, part of the emerging European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS ... more

China, Russia to cooperate in satellite navigation
China and Russia have signed a memorandum of understanding agreeing to cooperate in developing navigation satellite systems. The document was signed on Monday by the China Satellite Navigation Offic ... more

The new atomic age: building smaller, greener electronics
In the drive to get small, Robert Wolkow and his lab at the University of Alberta are taking giant steps forward. The digital age has resulted in a succession of smaller, cleaner and less power-hung ... more


Stanford engineers envision an electronic switch just 3 atoms thick
Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. Those instructions were once printed on punch cards that fed data to mainframe computers. Today's smart phones process more data, but they still weren't built for b ... more

Dropship offers safe landings for Mars rovers
The dramatic conclusion to ESA's latest StarTiger project: a 'dropship' quadcopter steers itself to lower a rover gently onto a safe patch of the rocky martian surface. StarTiger's Dropter project w ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast

Low cost technique improves properties of nanomaterials

NIST develops prototype meter test for hydrogen refueling stations

Creating optical cables out of thin air

A new multi-bit 'spin' for MRAM storage

Fires are a major cause of wind farm failure


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

Russia Mulls Privatizing ERA-GLONASS Emergency Network

Lockheed system to help track orbiting space objects

Northrop Grumman tapped for new miniature navigation system

Russia, China expand cooperation on satellite navigation

Uber taxi app valued at $17 bn in new funding round

GPS sites in Russia can't be used now for 'military purposes'

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