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November 08, 2012
EARTH OBSERVATION
Storms, Ozone, Vegetation and More: NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP Satellite Returns First Year of Data
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 08, 2012
On Oct. 28, 2011, the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite successfully blasted into orbit in a spectacular night launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Now, Suomi NPP has orbited the Earth more than 5,000 times and begun returning images and data that provide critical weather and climate measurements of the complex Earth system. "The Suomi NPP flight and ground teams have spent the first year making sure the spacecraft, instruments and data products are working well. A ... read more
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UAV NEWS

Guided mortar rounds fired from small UAV
General Dynamics and the U.S. Army have demonstrated the use of precision-guided mortar rounds from a small unmanned aerial vehicle. ... more
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
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
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

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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Between USSR, US in Details

Israel, US in abortive missile defence test

Atlas 5 launches spysat payload for NRO

Future Russian Attack Submarines to Keep Double-Hull Design

Mobile radio passive radar makes harbors safer

Lockheed Martin opens MUOS application development facility

N. Korea threatens 'toughest' action over rights offensive

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
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
EXO LIFE
Scientists Identify Insect-repelling Compounds in Jatropha

Greenpeace stages anti-GM 'toxic warning' protest

Smallholder farmers need improved stake in Nile's development

Making barley less thirsty

Ozone's impact on soybean yield: Reducing future losses

EXO LIFE
Japan's electronics sector in race against time

Quantum kisses change the color of nothing

Ultrasensitive photon hunter

Northrop Grumman Begins Sampling New Gallium Nitride MMIC Product Line

Taming Mavericks: Stanford Researchers Use Synthetic Magnetism to Control Light

EXO LIFE
Hypergravity helping aircraft fly further

NASA Investigates the 'FaINT' Side of Sonic Booms

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

Northrop Grumman to Provide Attitude Heading Reference System for Israel's M-346 Trainer Aircraft

EXO LIFE
Green cars ready to race in 2nd Atacama solar challenge

China auto firms in 'strategic alliance' to compete

Japan auto giants warn on China dispute, strong yen

Glow-in-the-dark roads will guide drivers

Fuel economy in U.S. autos hits new high

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
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
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
Is effluent water the future?

Stanford scientist examines ways to put stormwater to use in big cities

Past global warming similar to today's

Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton

Seeing the forest for the trees

Earth grows a new layer under an Icelandic volcano

Climate Change and ENSO: Take 2

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
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
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
Carbon-trapping 'sponges' can cut greenhouse gases

Live images from inside materials

Turning hydrogen into graphene

New high-entropy alloy light as aluminum, as strong as titanium

Solar Permitting Guidebook Offers Local Governments Strategies

Room temp quantum optics chip geneates tunable photon-pair spectrum

Composite materials can be designed in a supercomputer virtual lab

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
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
AEROSPACE
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

AEROSPACE
Arianespace's heavy-lift Ariane 5 flight is cleared for liftoff with EUTELSAT 21B and Star One C3

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building Prepared for Multiple Rockets

SpaceX Transitions to Third Commercial Crew Phase with NASA

Russian Proton Briz-M Launches Yamal Satellites Into Orbit

Globalstar Birds To Launch On Soyuz Next February

AEROSPACE
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'

AEROSPACE
Radar Production Readiness Review For Indonesia National Air Space Surveillance Program Completed

Sensors for the real world

How Butterfly Wings Can Inspire New High-Tech Surfaces

NJIT professor promotes building material of millennium: Autoclave aerated concrete

Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case

AEROSPACE
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

AEROSPACE
Israel 'success' in new missile defence test

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

Turkey discusses Patriot deployment with NATO

Russia's space forces launch missile shield rocket

Integrated Missile Defense System Test Sees Multiple Targets Engaged

AEROSPACE
Asteroids Deflected with Paint

Rare 300 kg meteorite unearthed in Poland

Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid

Sonic boom rocks southwest England

Russia may build rocket to destroy Earth-threatening asteroids

AEROSPACE
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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