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January 09, 2013
TerraSAR-X image of the month - the coastal cliffs of Christmas Island
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jan 09, 2013
Captain William Mynors was not particularly creative as he sailed past a remote island in the Indian Ocean on the 'Royal Mary', a ship belonging to the British East India Company, on 25 December 1643. He named the 135-square-kilometre island, which he could not even disembark on, 'Christmas Island'. In the image acquired with the German Aerospace Center TerraSAR-X radar satellite, one thing is clear - even today, tropical rainforest proliferates on the island and the coastal cliffs continue to mak ... read more
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LEON: the space chip that Europe built
Just like home computers, the sophisticated capabilities of today's space missions are made possible by the power of their processor chips. ESA's coming Alphasat telecom satellite, the Proba-V micro ... more

Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System now serving newest mission
Raytheon Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS) recently added the Japanese Space Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Global Change Observation Mission 1 satellite to its growing lis ... more

Study Will Explore How Solar Storms Affect Earth's Atmosphere
We all rely on local weather forecasts to plan our travels and outdoor activities, or even to decide whether to water the lawn. But researchers like Prof. Paul Song in the Department of Physics and ... more
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New location system could compete with GPS
A positioning technology that could compete with satellite-based global positioning systems can work indoors as well as out, its Australian developers say. ... more


Using data from traffic app to identify high frequency accident locations
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveal that data culled from geosocial networks like the GPS traffic app Waze can help prevent traffic incidents with better deployment of police ... more
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Mission Accomplished for Landsat 5
Today the U.S. Geological Survey announced that Landsat 5 will be decommissioned over the coming months, bringing to a close the longest-operating Earth observing satellite mission in history. ... more

Google maps New Year's resolutions around the world
Google is letting people peg their New Year's resolutions to an online map and see what promises others around the world have set out to keep in 2013. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
India test fires ship-based nuclear-capable missile

Iran nuclear deal to enter into force early January: deputy FM

Hague court begins hearing into South China Sea row

N. Korea slams South's live-fire drill

NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed

A Tornado With Rockets: New Russian Launch Vehicles Get Guided Missiles

Russia Develops New Tactical Missiles for Iskander-M System


Hyundai, Kia to go with Google Maps
South Korean car makers Kia and Hyundai have announced partnerships with Google to feature the U.S. search giant's Google Maps in new vehicles. ... more

PhoneSat: Smart, Small and Sassy
The fast-paced proliferation and popularity of mobile devices here on Earth, like smartphones loaded with powerful operating systems, will find a new niche marketa euros " this time in space, thanks ... more

Researchers told to ward off navigation system interference
A high-ranking military official on Friday urged researchers to properly maintain China's home-grown navigation system so it can provide steady and reliable services for the country's economic devel ... more
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China eyes greater market share for its GPS rival
China's domestically-produced navigation system aims to take 70 to 80 percent of the now GPS-dominated domestic market by 2020, a spokesman for the system said Thursday. We hope industries based on ... more

Beidou's unique services attractive to Chinese companies
Although Beidou is a latecomer in the world's navigation market, Chinese companies have set their eyes on the unique services provided by the system. Beidou's hybrid orbit increases the number ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Global carbon pricing off menu at Paris climate talks

Doubling numbers on HIV drugs could 'break' epidemic: UN

World's biggest clone factory raises fears in China

Almost all donated organs unused in China: report

New York forest land may be peaking

When did the Andes mountains form

Better catalysts will remove carcinogenic chlorine compounds from water


Satellite highs, suspension lows for Indian space sector in 2012
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scored a century of launches in 2012 by putting into orbit four satellites, including the heaviest one built by it till date, entered a select group of ... more

Beidou helps put region on the map
The Beidou navigation system began providing services for civilians in the Asia-Pacific region on Thursday. After going through a one-year trial operation and adding six more satellites in 201 ... more

China launches rival GPS satellite system
China has launched commercial and public services across the Asia-Pacific region on its domestic satellite navigation network built to rival the US global positioning system. ... more
Corn could help farmers fight devastating weed

German diners feast on 'trash' to cut waste

Finding Chicago's food gardens with Google Earth

Power spintronics: Producing AC voltages by manipulating magnetic fields

Researchers demonstrate record-setting p-type transistor

Marvell hit with billion-dollar verdict in patent case

Canada's F-35 program problems multiply

Airbus says in pole position for Indian air refuelling tanker contract

NASA Green Aviation Project To Move Into Next Phase Of Research

2013 Fiat 500e Offers Unsurpassed 108 Highway MPGe Rating and Class-Leading 87 Miles of Driving Range

Using data from traffic app to identify high frequency accident locations

China fund mulls buying stake in Daimler: report


General Dynamics Delivers Digital Video Exploitation System to Australian Army for Operations in Afghanistan
General Dynamics Mediaware has delivered two video capture and exploitation D-VEX systems to the Australian Army, enhancing the distribution of mission-critical, actionable intelligence among Austra ... more

Entrepreneur launches first Africa-designed smartphone
A Congolese inventor has unveiled what he says is the first African-designed smartphone. ... more

China launches Beidou as rival to GPS
China has launched commercial and public services across the Asia-Pacific region on its domestic satellite navigation network built to rival the US global positioning system. ... more

Russian Rocket will launch Scotland's First Satellite
Scotland's first satellite will be launched from a Russian Soyuz-2 rocket in March 2013. UKube-1, built by Clyde Space in Glasgow, is now completing final testing at the company's headquarters befor ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Puffed rice cereal compaction unveils new phenomenon in materials science

Bringing the chaos in light sources under control

Flexoelectricity is more than Moore

Success in producing a completely rare-earth free Feni magnet

Electron partitioning process in graphene observed

Human reflexes may keep legged robots from tripping

'Shrinking bull's-eye' algorithm speeds up complex modeling from days to hours


Russia Launches $70 Bln Space Program for 2013-2020


UKube-1 Signs up for Launch and Completes Thermal Vacuum Testing


China opens its version of GPS to public


Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups


China's Beidou system starts service in Asian-Pacific


NASA's Operation IceBridge Data Brings New Twist to Sea Ice Forecasting


Small, Portable Sensors Allow Users to Monitor Exposure to Pollution on Their Smart Phones


Satellites eye Great Lakes invasive plant


Turkey Steps up Collaboration with Astrium Services For SPOT 6 And SPOT 7 Data


Eighth Landsat Satellite Arrives At Launch Site

Eighth Landsat Satellite Arrives at Launch Site

Spatial FOG Released

Boeing Delivers 2 Nanosatellites to US Air Force

China launches Turkish EO satellite

Brazil invests in rocket technology

Google Maps driving Apple iOS upgrades

Insurance Industry Paying Increasing Attention to Climate Change

KAIST announced a major breakthrough in indoor positioning research

Researchers use SUASs to reproduce the flight paths of birds

Insurance industry paying increasing attention to climate change

Shadows on ice: Proba-1 images Concordia south polar base

Google Maps returns to iPhone after Apple fiasco

Wildfires Light Up Western Australia

Apocalypse... but not as we know it

Environmental satellite produces first photo of Earth

NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night

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

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