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December 21, 2012
EARTH OBSERVATION
Eighth Landsat Satellite Arrives at Launch Site
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An oversized semi-trailer truck carrying NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for launch. This NASA and U.S. Geological Survey mission will continue a 40-year record of measuring change on the planet from space. LDCM is the eighth satellite in the Landsat series, which began in 1972. It will extend and expand global land observations that are critical in many sectors, including energy and water manage ... read more
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MICROSAT BLITZ

Boeing Delivers 2 Nanosatellites to US Air Force
Boeing has delivered two Space Environmental NanoSat Experiment (SENSE) satellites to the U.S. Air Force that will help assess the value of small satellites in military space operations. Weigh ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

China launches Turkish EO satellite
China early Wednesday "successfully" launched a Turkish earth observation satellite into orbit aboard a Chinese rocket, according to state media, hailed in Turkey as a "historic moment". ... more
VSAT NEWS

Spatial FOG Released
Advanced Navigation and KVH Industries have announced their new Spatial FOG GNSS/INS. Spatial FOG is a ruggedized GNSS aided inertial navigation system and AHRS that provides accurate position, velo ... more
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MISSILE NEWS

Brazil invests in rocket technology
Brazil is pursuing a multimillion-dollar program to revive and modernize its precision strike technologies with the aim of developing rockets and missiles both for domestic military use and exports. ... more


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Google Maps driving Apple iOS upgrades
The return of Google Maps to the iPhone has seen a sharp increase in people upgrading to Apple's iOS operating system, a mobile ad network has reported. ... more
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ENERGY NEWS

Insurance Industry Paying Increasing Attention to Climate Change
The insurance industry, the world's largest business with $4.6 trillion in revenues, is making larger efforts to manage climate change-related risks, according to a new study published in the journa ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Wildfires Light Up Western Australia
Careful observers of the new "Black Marble" images of Earth at night released this week by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have noticed bright areas in the western part ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Air Force to launch new surveillance satellites

The X-Gen Men at 1600 and Number 10

IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service

This time for the PLA: Chinese army shows off dancing robots

Saab buys ThyssenKrupp's Swedish submarine shipyard

Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive

USAF orders ground approach radar for Saudi Arabia

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Apocalypse... but not as we know it
The End Of The World As We Know It - TEOTWAWKI - is littered with predictions that didn't quite pan out. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Environmental satellite produces first photo of Earth
China's first synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite for environmental monitoring has produced its first "clear, coherent and informative" image of Earth, authorities said Monday. The satell ... more
GPS NEWS

KAIST announced a major breakthrough in indoor positioning research
Cell phones are getting ever smarter today, savvy enough to tell you where to go and what to buy in shopping centers or department stores. Although still in nascent stages, indoor positioning and na ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

Researchers use SUASs to reproduce the flight paths of birds
A study by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has used small unmanned aerial systems (SUASs) to reproduce the flight paths of birds of prey and get environmental information of their hunti ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Insurance industry paying increasing attention to climate change
The insurance industry, the world's largest business with $4.6 trillion in revenues, is making larger efforts to manage climate change-related risks, according to a new study published in the journa ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New water balance calculation for the Dead Sea

Sharks are Collateral Damage in Commercial Fishing

Size and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate

NASA Starts Campaign To Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

Has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?

NRL Reveals New Meteorological Insight into Mid-Level Clouds

Global warming 'pause' reflects natural fluctuation

EARTH OBSERVATION

Shadows on ice: Proba-1 images Concordia south polar base
ESA's Earth-observing microsatellite Proba-1 has glimpsed one of the loneliest places on Earth - Concordia research base in the heart of Antarctica. This image was acquired by the High-Resolution Ca ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Google Maps returns to iPhone after Apple fiasco
Google Maps returned to the iPhone Thursday, allowing users to replace a glitch-ridden Apple program panned for omitting key landmarks and sending people in wrong directions. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night
Scientists have unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Plant sniffs out danger to prepare defenses against pesky insect

Three Bacterial Strains Common to Grapevines and Sugarcane Decoded

New research predicts rising trend in India's violent land conflicts; 130 districts struggle


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Taiwan's UMC to buy majority stake in Chinese firm

UCLA engineers develop new energy-efficient computer memory using magnetic materials

Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon's dominance


EARTH OBSERVATION
Israel's air force gets ready for a blitz against missile foes

Boeing's Final Design for Wedgetail AEW and C Airborne Mission Segment Accepted by Australia

Upgraded MiG-29s supplied to India


EARTH OBSERVATION
Chinese firm to build electric cars in Bulgaria: report

Volvo Cars says avoiding loss this year 'very difficult'

New Factor could Limit the Life of Hybrid and Electric Car Batteries

EARTH OBSERVATION

Skybox Imaging Completes Significant Testing Milestone Preceding its First Satellite and Product Launch
Skybox Imaging (has successfully completed the simulated space environmental test of its first high-resolution imaging microsatellite. During the 16-day test campaign conducted at NASA's Ames Resear ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras
Hoping to expand our understanding of auroras and other fleeting atmospheric events, a team of space-weather researchers designed and built NORUSCA II, a new camera with unprecedented capabilities t ... more
CHIP TECH

DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Low Cost Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics
DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) is introducing a new series of screen printed conductive ink materials for the printed electronics market, designed to offset the rising cost of silver. Uti ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests
In the search for rogue nukes, researchers have discovered an unlikely tool: astronomical radio telescopes. Ohio State University researchers previously demonstrated another unlikely tool, when they ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Self-cooling solar cells boost power, last longer

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast

Low cost technique improves properties of nanomaterials

NIST develops prototype meter test for hydrogen refueling stations

Creating optical cables out of thin air

A new multi-bit 'spin' for MRAM storage

Fires are a major cause of wind farm failure

SPACEWAR

USAF Hopes Bulk Rocket Purchase Will Save Billions

GPS NEWS

Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass

GPS NEWS

Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF

EARTH OBSERVATION

Raytheon technology instrumental in creating "Black Marble" image

EARTH OBSERVATION

Carnegie debuts revolutionary biosphere mapping capability at AGU

EARTH OBSERVATION

New test adds to scientists' understanding of Earth's history, resources

EARTH OBSERVATION

URI oceanography student uses crashing waves on shorelines to study Earth's interior

GPS NEWS

Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal

SOLAR SCIENCE

New radio telescope could save world billions

GPS NEWS

Retired GIOVE-A satellite helps SSTL demonstrate first High Altitude GPS navigation fix

Iran claims US drone captured

Raytheon wins first contract for new lightweight GPS anti-jam capability for land systems

Tracking Pollution from Outer Space

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Turns 15

Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares

GTX Gets Approval For Custom Two-Way GPS Tracking Devices On Planes

GOES-R Satellite Program Undergoes Successful Review

NASA's TRMM Satellite Confirms 2010 Landslides

Raytheon awarded contract for Paveway

TerraSAR-X image of the month - the Santorini volcano expands

Northrop Grumman to Supply Navigation Systems for Indian Coast Guard Vessels

China successfully launches remote sensing satellite

Satellites used to track global smog level

Apple sacks exec in maps fiasco: report

East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Selects Ctrack For Specialist Vehicle Tracking Solution

China successfully launches remote sensing satellite

Indian inventor wins cash to develop Braille phone

Secret mini-shuttle launch delayed

Researchers Use GPS Tracking to Monitor Crab Behavior

US Navy, Raytheon receive Pentagon engineering award for GPS-guided precision landing program

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