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November 07, 2012
UAV NEWS
Guided mortar rounds fired from small UAV
Bothell, Wash. (UPI) Nov 1, 2012
General Dynamics and the U.S. Army have demonstrated the use of precision-guided mortar rounds from a small unmanned aerial vehicle. In three test engagements 81mm mortar rounds - equipped a Roll Control Fixed Canard control system from General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems - were launched from a Tiger Shark UAV at an altitude of about 7,000 feet. The rounds, which featured a fusing solution from the U.S. Army Armament Research and Development Engineering Center, were guided t ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's SPoRT Team Tracks Hurricane Sandy
As Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast, weather experts at the Short-term Prediction Research and Transition, or SPoRT Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville were bu ... more
TECH SPACE

Field geologists going digital
Not very long ago a professional geologist's field kit consisted of a Brunton compass, rock hammer, magnifying glass, and field notebook. No longer. In the field and in the labs and classrooms, stud ... more
WATER WORLD

Asia's fishermen caught in escalating sea tensions
When gun-toting Chinese guards spotted Tran Hien's unarmed wooden fishing boat in disputed waters, they seized his vessel, detained his crew and threw him in jail. ... more
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GPS NEWS

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships
A research vessel surveying European waters is also charting the maritime performance of Europe's EGNOS satnav system. Results gathered by Belgium's RV Belgica are investigating how EGNOS, initially ... more
GPS NEWS

Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend
Gazprom Space Systems (GSS), a telecommunications arm of Russia's energy giant Gazprom, is planning to launch two Yamal class satellites by the end of 2012, the company's general designer Nikolai Se ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
China policies fuel tensions with US: commission

China Premier calls for greater role in shaping Web

'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks

Syrian team, Putin to discuss relaunching peace talks: source

Swedish military gets upgraded radar facilityw/lll

Modernized Russian Tu-160 bomber completes 1st flight

NATO reports 400 intercepts of Russian aircraft in 2014

EXO LIFE

Curious About Life: Interview with Jennifer Stern
The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover has 10 science instruments, and each will be used in the coming weeks and months to help characterize the environment of Mars and determine if the planet ... more
GPS NEWS

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite
The 2nd Space Operations Squadron accepted satellite control authority of its third Global Positioning System Block IIF satellite during a ceremony here Oct. 26. Following its launch from Cape Canav ... more
GPS NEWS
Drought halves Kazakh grain harvest

Agriculture and food production contribute up to 29 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions

Smallholder farmers need improved stake in Nile's development

Storm-battered Haitian farm sector needs $74 million: UN

Making barley less thirsty

GPS NEWS
Japan's electronics sector in race against time

Northrop Grumman Begins Sampling New Gallium Nitride MMIC Product Line

Taming Mavericks: Stanford Researchers Use Synthetic Magnetism to Control Light

Near-atomically flat silicon could help pave the way to new chemical sensors

Japan's Renesas books $1.18 bn quarterly loss

GPS NEWS
Hypergravity helping aircraft fly further

Australia's Chief of Air Force Visits Northrop Grumman's F-35 Production Facility in Palmdale

Boeing Delivers Fifth Production P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to US Navy

Boeing to clinch $2.4 billion Indian deal: report

Japan Airlines profit soars but China spat weighs

GPS NEWS
China auto firms in 'strategic alliance' to compete

Glow-in-the-dark roads will guide drivers

Toyota hikes full-year profit target, warns on China spat

US car giants report record October in China

Fuel economy in U.S. autos hits new high

WATER WORLD

Navy Oceanographers Delve Deeper in Wave Data to Improve Forecasts
Around the globe, mariners and navies alike have long observed and included weather and sea states in navigational planning when plotting course or developing military strategy. And although forecas ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Sizing up biomass from space
The biomass stored in forests is thought to play a critical role in mitigating the catastrophic effects of global climate change. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Carbo ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

24/7 News Coverage
Darwin 2.0

Fresh snow hits northeastern US in killer storm

Global October temperatures record high for month: US

$9.3 bn pledged to help poor nations combat global warming

Second bird flu outbreak found on Dutch farm

Caltech geologists discover ancient buried canyon in South Tibet

Cut the salt: Green solutions for highway snow and ice control

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA Radar Penetrates Thick, Thin of Gulf Oil Spill
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a method to use a specialized NASA 3-D imaging radar to characterize the oil in ... more
GPS NEWS

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets
Telit Wireless Solutions has announced the introduction of the LE920 LTE module for European and North American OEM automotive and aftermarket segments. The new 920 form factor measures 34x40x2.8mm ... more
GPS NEWS

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system
China successfully launched another satellite into space for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network at 11:33 p.m. Beijing Time Thursday, the launch center said. The satellite ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Satellite images tell tales of changing biodiversity
Analysis of texture differences in satellite images may be an effective way to monitor changes in vegetation, soil and water patterns over time, with potential implications for measuring biodiversit ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Study explains connection between Hawaii's dueling volcanoes
A new Rice University-led study finds that a deep connection about 50 miles underground can explain the enigmatic behavior of two of Earth's most notable volcanoes, Hawaii's Mauna Loa and Kilauea. T ... more
MILTECH

Northrop Grumman Employs FACE Standards to Bring Enhanced Avionics to the Warfighter
As the one-year anniversary of The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium's publication of the FACE Technical Standard approaches, Northrop Grumman continues to leverage ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Chinas online censors prowl ahead of power handover

Speculation intensifies over Chinas new leaders

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

China-US ties face challenges in coming decade

Northrop Grumman and ITT Exelis Partner for U.S. Navys Next Generation Jammer

24/7 Energy News Coverage
South Korea urged to build facility for nuclear waste by 2055

Cloaking device hides across continuous range of angles

UO-industry collaboration points to improved nanomaterials

China unveils energy strategy, targets for 2020

Two new baryon particles discovered; aligns with York prediction

Ageing Japan struggles to make immigrants feel at home

Apple, Xiaomi trade smartphone barbs in China

EARTH OBSERVATION

Google adds terrain to Maps as default
Google has announced an upgrade to its Maps offering, with the default view featuring shading and color detail to convey terrain information. ... more
FLOATING STEEL

Northrop Grumman Advanced Shipboard Electronic Systems to Enter Service on New Offshore Supply Vessels
Northrop Grumman has provided the advanced communication, sensor and navigation systems installed on the first of two new offshore support vessels (OSVs) being procured by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems ... more
FARM NEWS

Combined pesticide exposure affects bumblebee colony success
Individual worker behaviour and colony success are both affected when bees are exposed to a combination of pesticides, according to research conducted by Dr Richard Gill and Dr Nigel Raine at Royal ... more
TRADE WARS

US Navy to guard "freedom of navigation" in Asia
The captain of a US supercarrier said Thursday the US Navy's presence in Asia would help safeguard "freedom of navigation", amid China's claims to sovereignty over vast waters in the region. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... the Space Station

Crew Prepares for Spacewalk After Progress Docks

Crew Preparing for Cargo Ship, Spacewalk

Russian cargo ship docks with ISS: official

Packed Week Ahead for Six-Member Crew

DRAGON SPACE
Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

Ariane 5s are readied in parallel for Arianespace's next heavy-lift flights

Japan Plans to Launch New Carrier Rocket in 2013

DRAGON SPACE
Physicists confirm first planet discovered in a quadruple star system

Planet-hunt data released to public

New Study Brings a Doubted Exoplanet 'Back from the Dead'

New small satellite will study super-Earths for ESA

Most Planetary Systems are 'Flatter than Pancakes'

DRAGON SPACE
UNH Space Scientists to Develop State-of-the-Art Radiation Detector

Sensors for the real world

ORNL Debuts Titan Supercomputer

Samsung muscle versus Apple's 'cool'

Megaupload boss aims to lie low

DRAGON SPACE
Gazprom to Launch Two Satellites by Yearend

Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite

Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets

China launches another satellite for independent navigation system

DRAGON SPACE
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

Qatar, UAE request $7.6 bn in missile defense: US

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Initial Contract for Next Set of Missile Warning Satellites

DRAGON SPACE
Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids

DRAGON SPACE
Ball Aerospace/B612 Foundation Sign Contract for Sentinel Mission

NASA Radar Images Asteroid 2007 PA8

Scientists Monitor Comet Breakup

Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?

Dawn Sees "Young" Surface on Giant Asteroid

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