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February 28, 2013
NASA's Aquarius Sees Salty Shifts
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Feb 28, 2013
The colorful images chronicle the seasonal stirrings of our salty world: Pulses of freshwater gush from the Amazon River's mouth; an invisible seam divides the salty Arabian Sea from the fresher waters of the Bay of Bengal; a large patch of freshwater appears in the eastern tropical Pacific in the winter. These and other changes in ocean salinity patterns are revealed by the first full year of surface salinity data captured by NASA's Aquarius instrument. "With a bit more than a year of data, we ar ... read more
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NASA Deciphering the Mysterious Math of the Solar Wind
Many areas of scientific research - Earth's weather, ocean currents, the outpouring of magnetic energy from the sun - require mapping out the large scale features of a complex system and its intri ... more

USAF Awards Lockheed Martin Contracts to Begin Work on Next Set of GPS III Satellites
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin two fixed-price contracts totaling $120 million to procure long lead parts for the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth next generation Global Positioning ... more

SMOS: the global success story continues
ESA's water mission is shedding new light on the meandering Gulf Stream, just one of the SMOS satellite's numerous achievements. Launched in 2009, ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite ha ... more
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NASA Selects Launch Services for ICESat-2 Mission
NASA's Launch Services Program at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has selected United Launch Services, LLC of Englewood, Colo., to provide Delta II launch services for the Ice, Cloud an ... more


Vietnam to launch third satellite into orbit
Vietnam will launch its third satellite into orbit in the second quarter of 2013, according to a document approved by the Vietnamese Government Office. Vietnamese media VnExpress quoted Bui Tr ... more
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Promising New Technique for Probing Earth's Deep Interior
researchers at Amherst College in Massachusetts and the University of Texas at Austin have described a new technique based in particle physics that might one day reveal, in more detail than ever bef ... more

New approach alters malaria maps
Identifying areas of malarial infection risk depends more on daily temperature variation than on the average monthly temperatures, according to a team of researchers, who believe that their results ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
NATO moves to bolster collective defense

U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine

Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

Pentagon chief warns of Russian casualties in Syria

Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 28 at Yemen wedding

USAF expands OIR mission in Turkey

U.S. Air Force expands drone training at Holloman


Northrop Grumman Delivers First Communications Payload for USAF's Enhanced Polar System
Northrop Grumman has delivered the first of two protected communications payloads for the U.S. Air Force's Enhanced Polar System (EPS) that will provide continuous coverage in the north polar region ... more

Raytheon's new precision artillery ready for low-rate initial production
Raytheon has received a U.S. Army fiscal year 2012 contract for the production of Excalibur Increment Ib precision-guided projectiles. The $56.6 million contract, awarded in December, marks the star ... more

Mobile apps reshape urban taxi landscape
Before the smartphone, riders summoned a taxi by waving an arm or calling a dispatcher - but mobile apps are changing that, helping both drivers and passengers. ... more
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Tiny CREPT Instrument to Study the Radiation Belts
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-sta ... more

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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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

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

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
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Malawi's bountiful harvests and healthier children

Rutgers physicists test highly flexible organic semiconductors

Quantum computers turn mechanical

Boeing Acquires CPU Tech's Microprocessor Business

F-35 flights should resume soon: Pentagon official

DARPA Developing Next Generation Of Vertical Flight Technology

Larry Ellison buys Hawaiian airline to go with island

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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

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

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

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
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Ball Supplies Advanced Imaging Instrument For Landsat 8

NightPod Images Bring Earth to Light From Space Station

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Awaits Liftoff

Lockheed Martin Completes Major GPS III Flight Software Milestone

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Iran TV airs video of captured US drone

Vultures foraging far and wide face a poisonous future

DigitalGlobe and GeoEye Complete Combination

Minnesota cancels moose season

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