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December 24, 2012
Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups
Berkeley CA (SPX) Dec 24, 2012
Asking all commuters to cut back on rush-hour driving reduces traffic congestion somewhat, but asking specific groups of drivers to stay off the road may work even better. The conclusion comes from a new analysis by engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley, that was made possible by their ability to track traffic using commuters' cellphone and GPS signals. This is the first large-scale traffic study to track travel using anonymous cellphon ... read more
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Eighth Landsat Satellite Arrives at Launch Site
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 ... more

Small, Portable Sensors Allow Users to Monitor Exposure to Pollution on Their Smart Phones
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have built a small fleet of portable pollution sensors that allow users to monitor air quality in real time on their smart phones. The ... more

Turkey Steps up Collaboration with Astrium Services For SPOT 6 And SPOT 7 Data
Astrium Services and the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) signed two agreements in Istanbul on 19 October 2012 to develop high-resolution and large-area coverage services in Turkey, notably for a ... more
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NASA's Operation IceBridge Data Brings New Twist to Sea Ice Forecasting
Shrinking Arctic sea ice grabbed the world's attention again earlier this year with a new record low minimum. Growing economic activity in the Arctic, such as fishing, mineral exploration and shippi ... more


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
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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

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
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


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

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

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
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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

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
24/7 News Coverage
Sunday the day of rest for fires

River turbines turn Austria's Danube from blue to green

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

2 dead in Aust bushfire; Peru shakes; Pacific Sandra strengthens

Peatland Code could save more than 200 million tons of carbon dioxide

Pope warns poverty fuels conflict on landmark Africa trip

France to deploy 11,000 police for climate summit


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

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

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
A new, super-nutritious puffed rice for breakfast cereals and snacks

Biologists design method to monitor global bee decline

Can Observations of a Hardy Weed Help Feed the World?

Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon's dominance

Berkeley Lab Breaks Ground on Flexible Design Building to Test Low-energy Systems and Components

Taiwan's UMC to buy majority stake in Chinese firm

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

$4.07B Oman Eurofighter deal bolsters BAE

ChargePoint and DBT USA to Showcase Joint Electric Vehicle Charging Station Innovation

Red racer Ferrari joins green revolution

Chinese firm to build electric cars in Bulgaria: report


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

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

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

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Powering the next billion devices with Wi-Fi

Greater potential for transport in climate mitigation

Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Projection mapping sticks visual information on moving, rotating objects

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

Hardened steels for more efficient engines


Skybox Imaging Completes Significant Testing Milestone Preceding its First Satellite and Product Launch


First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras


DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New Low Cost Conductive Inks for Printed Electronics


Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests


USAF Hopes Bulk Rocket Purchase Will Save Billions


Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass


Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF


Raytheon technology instrumental in creating "Black Marble" image


Carnegie debuts revolutionary biosphere mapping capability at AGU


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

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

Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal

New radio telescope could save world billions

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

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