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November 14, 2012
Russian satellite system official sacked
Moscow (UPI) Nov 13, 2012
Russia's defense industry housecleaning continued over the weekend when satellite navigation system designer Yuri Urlichich was sacked from his job. Urlichich, the chief designer of the costly and scandal-plagued Glonass system of 24 navigation satellites, was fired Sunday by the Kremlin's military-industrial commission headed by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, RIA Novosti reported. The resignation came shortly after police accused unnamed Glonass officers of embezzling $200 millio ... read more
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Nokia buys 3D mapping firm in location services push
Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia on Tuesday announced plans to buy a California firm specializing in rendering the real-world in 3D as it beefed up mapping services for smartphone lifestyles. ... more

Surveying Earth's interior with atomic clocks
Have you ever thought to use a clock to identify mineral deposits or concealed water resources within the Earth? An international team headed by astrophysicists Philippe Jetzer and Ruxandra Bondares ... more

Quattro Group Gains Visibility And Control With Ctrack
Quattro Group has extended its agreement with Ctrack for the provision of an advanced tracking solution. This latest deal will cover 120 vans that make up the company's field support fleet along wit ... more


Saudi Arabia to Launch Two Satellites
Saudi Arabia is set to launch two indigenous satellites with a precision navigation system within the next few years, Prince Turki Bin Saud Bin Muhammad said. The satellites - Saudisat 4 and S ... more


Gannets could be affected by offshore energy developments
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered that proposed offshore renewable energy developments in the English Channel have the potential to affect the foraging behaviour of northern ... more
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Storms, Ozone, Vegetation and More: NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP Satellite Returns First Year of Data
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 ha ... more

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
NATO moves to bolster collective defense

U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine

Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

Pentagon chief warns of Russian casualties in Syria

Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 28 at Yemen wedding

USAF expands OIR mission in Turkey

U.S. Air Force expands drone training at Holloman


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

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

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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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

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
24/7 News Coverage
Ancient rocks record first evidence for photosynthesis that made oxygen

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Observed latitudinal variations in erosion as a function of glacier dynamics

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Ecuador volcano spews giant ash column

Guatemala volcano roars back to life

Indonesia accepts international help to combat fires


Curious About Life: Interview with Jennifer Stern
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Two SOPS accepts command and control of newest GPS satellite
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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
Climate-related emissions from feedyards monitored in AgriLife Research study

CSHL-led team discovers new way in which plants control flower production

Morocco's 'liquid gold' enriches Berber women

New study reveals challenge facing designers of future computer chips

First noiseless single photon amplifier

No Japan electronics bailout, minister hints

Lockheed Martin Continues To Deliver CBP P-3's Ahead Of Schedule

China needs 4,960 planes by 2031: state media

EU freezes controversial aviation carbon tax

Expert's report on economic and environmental advantages of High Capacity Vehicles

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NASA Radar Penetrates Thick, Thin of Gulf Oil Spill
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Telit Introduces LTE Module Expanding Automotive Product Line with 4G for North American and European Markets
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China launches another satellite for independent navigation system
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Physicists shrink particle accelerator

Growth, climate in focus as world economic leaders meet


Satellite images tell tales of changing biodiversity


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Rapid changes in the Earth's core: The magnetic field and gravity from a satellite perspective

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JPL Scientists Participate in ShakeOut Exercises

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$15M order for Harris tactical radios

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