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January 26, 2015
US Emergency Services to Depend On Russian Satellites?
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Jan 23, 2015
Russia's GLONASS precision navigation and timing satellite system may be used in the US to locate people calling 911 from their mobile phones, the Washington Times newspaper reported. Trey Forgety, director of government affairs for the National Emergency Number Association, explained that GLONASS would be required because US systems fail to cover enough territory. "Our view is that we ought to be leveraging anything that is available to find someone in an emergency," he said. GLONASS ... read more
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Prototype weapons launcher fitted onto B-52 bomber
A prototype weapons bay launcher that improves weapons capacity has been installed by Boeing and the U.S. Air Force on a B-52 bomber. ... more

Advocates pressure US Congress to let small drones fly
Letting small drones fly for profit in US airspace would give a big lift to the development of unmanned aerial vehicles of all sizes, a Congressional committee heard Wednesday. ... more

These jellyfish aren't just drifters
Jellyfish might look like mere drifters, but some of them have a remarkable ability to detect the direction of ocean currents and to swim strongly against them, according to new evidence in free-ran ... more
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USAF orders addditional Boeing rescue radios
The U.S. Air force has ordered additional rescue radios for aircrew and upgrades to the rescue systems ground station network from Boeing. ... more


European Space Agency to Launch Six Navigation Satellites in 2015
Six satellites from Europe's own global navigation satellite system Galileo are to be put into orbit in 2015, European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain said Friday. "Th ... more
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Small Modular Reactors - USA - 2015
Nuclear Decommissioning Conference Europe May 2015

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Ricoh intros super day/night digital binocular
Digital day/night binoculars that penetrate fog, smoke, rain and sand for clear imaging have been introduced by Ricoh Americas Corporation. ... more

Turtles use unique magnetic compass to find birth beach
Every year, adult sea turtles make the journey back to the beaches where they were born. They return year after year to lay their own eggs. Their offspring, freshly hatched, will make their way out to sea. Ten years later, having reached sexual maturity, the sea turtles will return to the same natal beach. The cycle repeats, generation after generation. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Obama, Modi break nuclear impasse, hail new 'friendship'

Davos elites warned about catastrophic cyberattacks

Iran lawmakers drafting law on nuclear enrichment hike

Politics Won't Get in Way of Russia, US Nuclear Cooperation Through 2015

Iraq PM says retaking Mosul from IS 'can be done'

Dancer recalls "perfectionism that allows no mistakes"

New US sanctions would 'unravel' Iran nuclear deal: Zarif


Meltwater on Greenland's ice sheet contributes to rising sea levels
As the largest single chunk of melting snow and ice in the world, the massive ice sheet that covers about 80 percent of Greenland is recognized as the biggest potential contributor to rising sea lev ... more

Company offers aerial imagery services to solar operators
Current methods of fault and anomaly detection in solar arrays are time consuming and resource intensive. ASSIST Aviation Solutions recently introduced an innovative new survey technique on the east ... more

Hunting bats rely on 'bag of chips effect'
When bats hunt in groups at night, they rely on the sounds of their fellow bats to tip them off on the best places to a grab a good meal. Researchers reporting their findings in the Cell Press journ ... more
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W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web
The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) have announced a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data - describing geographic locat ... more

DigitalGlobe products used in fight against Ebola
DigitalGlobe, an Earth observation and geospatial solutions company, says its products are playing an important role in the international effort to combat Ebola in West Africa. ... more
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Alamo Impact Crater: New Study Could Double Its Size

Early human ancestors used their hands like modern humans

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Years-long 'silent quake' unleashed Fukushima tsunami
The earthquake that set off the tsunami which caused the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster was unleashed by a stealthy nine-year buildup of pressure on a plate boundary, scientists said Tuesday. ... more

Electromagnetic waves linked to particle fallout in Earth's atmosphere
In a new study that sheds light on space weather's impact on Earth, Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues show for the first time that plasma waves buffeting the planet's radiation belts are re ... more

AirAsia disappearance fuels calls for real-time tracking
After the baffling disappearance in March of Flight MH370, critics accused the aviation industry of "dithering" over equipping jets with real-time tracking systems. Now, with another passenger plane lost, the call for action is becoming more insistent. ... more

U.S. military seeks new UAV perception technology
The U.S. military is seeking the development of enhanced unmanned aerial vehicle technology for autonomous operations within complex indoor spaces. ... more

Speedy, Agile UAVs Envisioned for Troops in Urban Missions
Military teams patrolling dangerous urban environments overseas and rescue teams responding to disasters such as earthquakes or floods currently rely on remotely piloted unmanned aerial vehicles to ... more

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Russia to Debate US Discrimination of Glonass System in UN: Reports
Moscow intends to bring the issue of alleged discrimination against Russia's navigation satellite system GLONASS by the United States to the United Nations, Russian newspaper Izvestiya reported Thur ... more

Four Galileo satellites at ESA test centre
ESA engineers unwrapped a welcome Christmas present: the latest Galileo satellite. The navigation satellite will undergo a full checkout in Europe's largest satellite test facility to prove its read ... more
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Scientists set quantum speed limit

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Is glass a true solid?


Russia Launches Soyuz-2.1b Rocket Carrying Satellite: Defense Ministry


Russia Declassifies Satellite Earth-Sensing Data


Russia's Glonass to Provide Brazil With Alternative to GPS


GPS III and OCX Demonstrate Key Satellite Command and Control Capabilities


In United States, drones take off as Christmas gifts


Underfire Uber ramps up rider safety


EasySolar to reduce soft costs of solar through its new designing tool


Earth grows a new layer under an Icelandic volcano


Atlas 5 launches spysat payload for NRO


Trimble UX5 drone allowed for commercial operations

China's Baidu to invest in taxi app Uber: report

The Science of Magnetic Reconnection

ULA signs Orbital Sciences to launch Cygnus cargo mission to ISS

ATV views Space Station as never before

China to Roll Out Own Global Navigation System by 2020

GPS analysts bridge gap between launch, orbit

Re-thinking Southern California earthquake scenarios

NIST study 'makes the case' for RFID forensic evidence management

Army taps AeroVironment for continued Switchblade support services

US city of Portland sues Uber

Uber now valued at $40 bn

Precision guided projectile hits the mark in recent testing

Galileo satellite recovered and transmitting navigation signals

Mislaunched navigation satellite may get 2nd life: ESA

Russia Puts Second GLONASS-K Satellite Into Orbit: Defense Ministry

Can Cockpit Automation Cause Pilots to Lose Critical Thinking Skills

China's homegrown GPS ready to be used for smartphones

RAF launches Paveway guided bombs from Eurofighter Typhoon and F-35

GLONASS-K State Testing to End in 2015: Russian Defense Ministry

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