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January 31, 2013
EARTH OBSERVATION
New tools enable high-res observations from anywhere with internet access
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Jan 31, 2013
A paper published in the February issue of Computers and Geosciences, describes a case study in which an earth-observing satellite tool, the Tool for High-Resolution Observation Review (THOR), using minimal coding effort, is converted into a practical web-based application, THOR-Online. In addition, a 3D visualization technique is also described in this paper. Initially only operable from a desktop computer, with the approach outlined in the study, THOR is now accessible online from NASA's Precipi ... read more
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GPS NEWS

Galileo's search and rescue system passes first space test
The first switch-on of a Galileo search and rescue package shows it to be working well. Its activation begins a major expansion of the space-based Cospas-Sarsat network, which brings help to air and ... more
GPS NEWS

Fleet Managers Able to Track Drivers' Hours with Vehicle Tracking Systems
Businesses in the United States are increasingly becoming more and more bonded by the the responsibility of having to keep records and reporting requirements, especially with regard to the number of ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Remote Sensing Solution Takes Wing Aboard Ultralight Aircraft
Using the Headwall Photonics Micro-Hyperspec VNIR sensor, Headwall's integration partner Alava Ingenieros (Madrid, Spain) will provide the worldwide scientific community with a completely integrated ... more
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FLORA AND FAUNA

African vultures at risk from poisoning
African vultures fly long distances and prefer to feed outside of national parks, putting themselves at risk of poisoning from carrion in agricultural areas, a new study has found. ... more


EARTH OBSERVATION

Internet age navigation drives economies: studies
Fresh from unveiling detailed online maps of North Korea, Google on Wednesday touted studies showing that Internet Age navigation tools boost the economic engines of nations. ... more
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MILTECH

Raytheon, US Navy demonstrate new dual targeting capability for JSOW C-1
The U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated the dual targeting capability of Raytheon's Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. Two recent tests during the program's integrated test phase prove the weapon can ... more
ENERGY TECH

Just Add Water: How Scientists Are Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand
Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, according to University at Buffalo researchers. In a series of experiments, the scientists created spher ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

China says spy ship operations 'in line with international law'

Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Insurgent threat shatters Iraq Christians' uneasy peace

Israel mourns, but undeterred by soldier deaths

Britain's Cameron urges military sanctions against Russia

N. Korea defends missile tests, warns 'gangster' US

SOLAR SCIENCE

Solar eruption heading toward Earth
A coronal mass ejection from the sun is headed toward the Earth after erupting Wednesday morning and should arrive here in one to three days, NASA reported. ... more
SPACEMART

2013 to be bumper year for space science: ESA
European probes this year will return a treasure trove of data from explorations into the Big Bang, water on Mars and climate change, European Space Agency (ESA) chief Jean-Jacques Dordain said on Thursday. ... more
GPS NEWS

AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has selected Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) to investigate cost reduction and augmentation of the current GPS constellation through the applicat ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

RapidEye Commits to Data Continuity; Discusses System Health and Life Span
RapidEye has announced a positive update on the health and lifespan of its satellites. In addition, Michael Oxfort has been appointed to lead the development of the company's data continuity strateg ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Pleiades 1B captures its first images using e2v sensors
Pleiades 1B, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) Earth observation satellite, has captured its first images using e2v high performance imaging sensors. Two types of e2v sensors (for ... more
24/7 News Coverage
A new measure of biodiversity

Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome

Is the US National Flood Insurance Program Affordable?

BYU professor helping to eradicate fatal sleeping sickness

The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained

Death toll rises, blackouts remain in Philippines after typhoon

China shuts meat producer supplying KFC and McDonald's

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph Mission Satellite Completed
The spacecraft and science instrument integration for the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) - NASA's next Small Explorer (SMEX) Mission - has been completed, and final testing is underway ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

New Sunspots Producing Space Weather
On Jan. 13, 2013, at 2:24 a.m. EST, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME. Not to be confused with a solar flare, a CME is a solar phenomenon that can send solar partic ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Landsat Senses a Disturbance in the Forest
A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from a NASA and U.S. Geological Survey satellite program is resulting in, for the first time, the ability to tease out the small events that ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
Innovative uses of nanotechnology in food and agriculture

Some Health Benefits Of Berries May Not Make It Past Your Mouth

Soya protein can be replaced by rapeseed protein


EARTH OBSERVATION
NIST's 'nanotubes on a chip' may simplify optical power measurements

Quantum Communication: Each Photon Counts

A new material for environmentally friendlier electronics


EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA Super-Tiger Balloon Shatters Flight Record

H-1 Helicopter Mission Computer Contract Awarded

Philippines to buy 12 S. Korean fighter jets


EARTH OBSERVATION
Never get stressed searching for a parking space again

Honda nine-month net profit doubles to $3.2 bn

Japan's top three automakers post record 2012 sales

GPS NEWS

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Sustain Ground Station for Global Positioning System
Continuing a legacy of more than 30 years supporting the Global Positioning System, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to sustain the ground control segment for the GPS satellite constellat ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

MDA awarded contract to build three radar satellites
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, a provider of essential information solutions, has announced the signing of a $706 million contract with the Canadian Space Agency to build, launch and provide i ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Testing time for Proba-V, ESA's global vegetation tracker
ESA's Proba-V microsatellite is now assembled and midway through testing to ensure it is fully spaceworthy. The miniature Earth-observer, designed to chart global vegetation every two days, will be ... more
AEROSPACE

FlySafe adds new dimension to safe flying
Migrating birds fly as long as it takes to get to their destination, no matter what obstacles are in their way. When that obstacle is an aircraft, the results can be deadly. According to the US Fede ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Future Electronics May Depend on Lasers, Not Quartz

Using LED lighting to reduce streetlight glare

Cheap and easy software provides highly accurate real-time data on traffic

19th Century Math Tactic Tweak Yields Answers 200 Times Faster

Improving the cost and efficiency of renewable energy storage

"Nanocamera" takes pictures at distances smaller than light's own wavelength

New material puts a twist in light

GPS NEWS

China promotes Beidou technology on transport vehicles

MISSILE NEWS

Raytheon awarded contract for HARM upgrade

MILTECH

Northrop Grumman to Provide Hand Held Precision Targeting Devices to US Army

EARTH OBSERVATION

Raytheon's Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite on the Suomi NPP satellite lauded for "truly new" weather data

EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite

FARM NEWS

Robots, recycling map route to greener French wine

SOLAR DAILY

Ford, Eaton, SunPower and Whirlpool Team Up for Electric Energy Initiative

SPACEWAR

China Voice: Cold War mentality fuels US satellite export prejudice

EARTH OBSERVATION

Canada Launches Final Stage of RADARSAT Project

FIRE STORM

Nerve centre at heart of Australian fires

TerraSAR-X image of the month - the coastal cliffs of Christmas Island

China no longer reliant on satellite image imports

Testing Einstein's E=mc2 in Outer Space

High fashion, high tech intersect at CES confab

LEON: the space chip that Europe built

Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System now serving newest mission

Lockheed Martin Delivered Core Structure For First GOES-R Satellite

Scientists Use Marine Robots to Detect Endangered Whales

Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System now serving newest mission

LEON: the space chip that Europe built

Study Will Explore How Solar Storms Affect Earth's Atmosphere

Using data from traffic app to identify high frequency accident locations

New location system could compete with GPS

Mission Accomplished for Landsat 5

Google maps New Year's resolutions around the world

Hyundai, Kia to go with Google Maps

PhoneSat: Smart, Small and Sassy

Researchers told to ward off navigation system interference

China eyes greater market share for its GPS rival

Beidou's unique services attractive to Chinese companies

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