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November 16, 2012
Astrium's GRAIN service shows US corn yields are lower than expected
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 15, 2012
Astrium estimates 2012 U.S. corn yield at 116.0 bushels per acre which is at the lower end of current industry expectations. This forecast announced during Global Grain Geneva 2012, the world's premier agricultural industry congress, is based on Astrium Services' GRAIN (Global Risk Agricultural Intelligence), a unique technology combining satellite imagery processing, agronomic and meteorological models developed over several years. The GRAIN service predicted this very low trend since June 2012, ... read more
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Raytheon submits Space Fence proposal to the USAF
Raytheon has submitted its proposal for the U.S. Air Force's Space Fence program. Space Fence, a large, S-band radar to be based in Kwajalein atoll, will be capable of detecting more and much smalle ... more

Russian satellite system official sacked
Russia's defense industry housecleaning continued over the weekend when satellite navigation system designer Yuri Urlichich was sacked from his job. ... more

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


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


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
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Brazil airline opts for Rockwell Collins
Latin America's largest low-cost airline GOL has opted for Rockwell Collins' advanced avionics for its brand-new fleet of 20 Boeing 737NG aircraft. ... 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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Lockheeed building high-power laser

U.S. Navy orders new robots, servicing

US official warns of 'strong' action over N. Korea rocket launch

U.S. Navy sends guided-missile destroyer to Japan

Belarus says 'does not need' Russian airbase

Lockheed Martin delivers enhanced Patriot interceptor

U.S. Marines introduce 29 gender-neutral jobs


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

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
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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

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
24/7 News Coverage
Signs of ancient megatsunami could portend modern hazard

Ancestors of land plants were wired to make the leap to shore

Volcanic activity may have contributed to Cretaceous extinction

Montana student, professor discover earliest Jurassic corals

Ancient alga left the water ready to survive on land

Dinosaur population study reveals how Maiasaura lived and died

Are the blueprints for limbs encoded in the snake genome


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

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
Plants and soils could exacerbate climate change as global climate warms

Farm injury risks increase with age

Climate change increases stress, need for restoration on grazed public lands

First noiseless single photon amplifier

New study reveals challenge facing designers of future computer chips

No Japan electronics bailout, minister hints

China unveils attack helicopter at airshow: report

China firm to invest $1.6 billion in plane engine

Airbus wins Chinese corporate jet order

New blow as Toyota recalls 2.77 mn vehicles globally

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

Japan car sales in China fall 59.4% in October: group


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

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

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

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fusion reactors 'economically viable' say experts

Flipping molecular attachments amps up activity of CO2 catalyst

Toyota unveils self-driving car

Greenpeace mulls bid for Swedish lignite group

Poroshenko Ends Cooperation With Russia on Nuclear Plant Construction

Nanocellulose materials by design

Microalgae biomass as feedstock for biofuel, food, feed and more


Sizing up biomass from space


NASA Radar Penetrates Thick, Thin of Gulf Oil Spill


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


China launches another satellite for independent navigation system


Satellite images tell tales of changing biodiversity


Study explains connection between Hawaii's dueling volcanoes


Northrop Grumman Employs FACE Standards to Bring Enhanced Avionics to the Warfighter


Google adds terrain to Maps as default


Northrop Grumman Advanced Shipboard Electronic Systems to Enter Service on New Offshore Supply Vessels


Combined pesticide exposure affects bumblebee colony success

US Navy to guard "freedom of navigation" in Asia

Surrey Satellite Technology US Secures Contract for Space GPS Receivers

GreenRoad Announces World's First Smartphone Fleet Driver Performance Management Service

Runzheimer International Launches 2012 Total Employee Mobility Survey

Trimble Adds Boom Height Control to its Field-IQ Crop Input Control System

New INRIX Traffic App for Android Provides Relief from Soaring Gas Prices

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to Develop Mobile Application for Parks

DeLorme Releases XMap 8.0 with Enhanced GIS, GPS Connectivity and Data Collection Tools

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

TerraSAR-X images Bonneville salt flats

Landsat Science Team to Help Guide Next Landsat Mission

Pesticides have knock-on effect for bees: study

JPL Scientists Participate in ShakeOut Exercises

Earth Observation Commercial Data Market Remains Strong Despite Slowdown in 2011

$15M order for Harris tactical radios

Antarctic Rift Subject of International Attention

ESA deploys first orbital debris test radar in Spain

Indra Technology Supports Management And Control Of New Galileo Satellites

NASA's WISE Colors in Unknowns on Jupiter Asteroids

AFSPC commander convenes AIB

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