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February 22, 2013
EARTH OBSERVATION
Tiny CREPT Instrument to Study the Radiation Belts
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 19, 2013
A smaller version of an instrument now flying on NASA's Van Allen Probes has won a coveted spot aboard an upcoming NASA-sponsored Cubesat mission - the perfect platform for this pint-size, solid-state telescope. Weighing just 3.3 pounds, the Compact Relativistic Electron and Proton Telescope (CREPT) will "augment the science of a major flagship mission" and demonstrate the effectiveness of two new technologies that make the instrument four times faster than its 30-pound sibling at gathering and pr ... read more
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SOLAR SCIENCE

Understanding the Magnetosphere Better Than Ever
On Earth, scientists can observe weather patterns, and more importantly can predict them, through the use of tens of thousands of weather observatories scattered around the globe. Up in the space su ... more
NUKEWARS

Radio Telescope, GPS Use Ionosphere to Detect Nuclear Tests
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory radio astronomer, Joseph Helmboldt, Ph.D., and researchers at Ohio State University Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering analyzed radio telesco ... more
UAV NEWS

First Flight of nEUROn UAV Demonstrator Conducted
Northrop Grumman, in cooperation with Saab Aerosystems, has provided the attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for the nEUROn Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator, which recentl ... more
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NUKEWARS

Researchers See Ionospheric Signature of North Korean Nuclear Test
The explosion of an underground nuclear device by North Korea this week disturbed the Earth's ionosphere. The blast generated infrasonic waves that propagated all the way to the upper atmosphere cau ... more


GPS NEWS

Telit Offers COMBO 2G Chip For Multi Satellite Positioning Receiver
Telit Wireless Solutions has announced the introduction of the company's first combination 2G-cellular, multi-constellation satellite positioning receiver module, the GE910-GNSS. The product w ... more
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FARM NEWS

Marsh plants actively engineer their landscape
Marsh plants, far from being passive wallflowers, are "secret gardeners" that actively engineer their landscape to increase their species' odds of survival, says a team of scientists from Duke Unive ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

U.N. committee to discuss space weather
The U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space say it is adding a new agenda item for discussions this year: space weather and its impact on Earth. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia should be ready for non-contact war

China's maritime area being carved up

Foes flex muscles in east Ukraine as NATO beefs up forces

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Pakistani Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire, will continue talks

Lockheed to continue torpedo maintenance

US missile cruiser headed back to port after fire

GPS NEWS

Boeing Awarded USAF Contract to Continue GPS Modernization
Boeing will continue modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation for up to five more years, extending the company's role in the vital military and civilian navigation net ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Orbital-Built Landsat Satellite Launched
Orbital Sciences reports that the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite was successfully launched into orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Orbital designe ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

USGS Ready To Start Landsat 8 Science Program
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science Anne Castle, United States Geological Survey (USGS) Direc ... more
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GPS NEWS

A system that improves the precision of GPS in cities by 90 percent
Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a new system which improves the ability of a GPS to determine a vehicle's position as compared to that of conventional GPS devic ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

LDCM 'Doing Great' in Orbit
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission spacecraft is safely in orbit and sending telemetry back to Earth after a 1:02 p.m. EST liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket. The on-time li ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Nutrient-rich forests absorb more carbon

Plugging an ozone hole

Faithful allies since the Cretaceous

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis

Study finds recent wolf-dog hybridization in Caucasus region

Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula

Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of US Clean Air Act

ENERGY TECH

Can Leak Detection End the Pipeline Impasse
Pipelines used to be things that were just built without blinking. It is said that there are enough pipelines now in the US to encircle the Earth 25 times with enough left over to also tie a bow aro ... more
GPS NEWS

System improves GPS in city locations
Spanish researchers say a new sensor system can improve the ability of GPS to determine a vehicle's position by up to 90 percent. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

US launches Earth observation satellite
The United States launched its latest Earth observation satellite Monday atop an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA said. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
US Court tilts toward Monsanto in battle with farmer

Malawi's bountiful harvests and healthier children

Food science expert: Genetically modified crops are overregulated


EARTH OBSERVATION
Building a biochemistry lab on a chip

Cell circuits remember their history

New materials may be computer breakthrough


EARTH OBSERVATION
First F-35 Production Model Takes Flight

NASA Seeks It All: High Lift, Low Drag

Eurocopter touts Mexico, India moves


EARTH OBSERVATION
Estonia plugs electric cars as power prices soar

China's Geely to set up research centre in Sweden

Bridgestone reports soaring annual profit

GPS NEWS

Boeing to modernize U.S. Air Force GPS net
Boeing will modernize the U.S. Air Force GPS network, including software and systems affecting its constellation of satellites amid increasing competition in space and concerns over global security. ... more
SOLAR SCIENCE

The Sun Produces Two CMEs
In the evening of Feb. 5, 2013, the sun erupted with two coronal mass ejections or CMEs that may glance near-Earth space. Experimental NASA research models, based on observations from the Solar Terr ... more
GPS NEWS

Smart satnav drives around the blue highway blues
Endlessly frustrated by congested roads, computer scientists at California State University, in Fullerton have developed a satellite navigation system, GeoTNavi, which hooks into historical traffic ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Ball Supplies Advanced Imaging Instrument For Landsat 8
The Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp., Operational Land Imager (OLI) successfully launched aboard the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 10:02 a.m. PST, on ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fracking to thank for lower emissions, API says

12 U.S. states account for 80 percent of wind power

Tech giants look to skies to spread Internet

Problem wells source of greenhouse gas at unexpected stage of natural gas production

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

New 'switch' could power quantum computing

Study Says Renewables to Hit 16 percent by 2018

EARTH OBSERVATION

NightPod Images Bring Earth to Light From Space Station

EARTH OBSERVATION

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Awaits Liftoff

GPS NEWS

Lockheed Martin Completes Major GPS III Flight Software Milestone

MICROSAT BLITZ

Scotland's first satellite set to boldly go into orbit

EARTH OBSERVATION

Avoiding a cartography catastrophe

UAV NEWS

Iran TV airs video of captured US drone

FLORA AND FAUNA

Vultures foraging far and wide face a poisonous future

EARTH OBSERVATION

DigitalGlobe and GeoEye Complete Combination

FARM NEWS

Minnesota cancels moose season

GPS NEWS

Trimble Introduces High-Accuracy Correction Service For Agriculture

MediaTek Announces World's First 5-in-1 Multi-GNSS Receiver

NASA to Launch Ocean Wind Monitor to ISS

US Army SMDC Funds Andrews Space To Build Kestrel Eye 2 Earth Imaging Nanosat

Google Maps makes Grand Canyon virtual trek

Fleet Managers Able to Track Drivers' Hours with Vehicle Tracking Systems

Remote Sensing Solution Takes Wing Aboard Ultralight Aircraft

African vultures at risk from poisoning

New tools enable high-res observations from anywhere with internet access

Galileo's search and rescue system passes first space test

Internet age navigation drives economies: studies

Raytheon, US Navy demonstrate new dual targeting capability for JSOW C-1

Just Add Water: How Scientists Are Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand

Solar eruption heading toward Earth

2013 to be bumper year for space science: ESA

AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS

RapidEye Commits to Data Continuity; Discusses System Health and Life Span

Pleiades 1B captures its first images using e2v sensors

NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph Mission Satellite Completed

New Sunspots Producing Space Weather

Landsat Senses a Disturbance in the Forest

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