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March 04, 2013
EARTH OBSERVATION
NASA's Van Allen Probes Discover a Surprise Circling Earth
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 04, 2013
After most NASA science spacecraft launches, researchers wait patiently for months as instruments on board are turned on one at a time, slowly ramped up to full power, and tested to make sure they work at full capacity. It's a rite of passage for any new satellite in space, and such a schedule was in place for the Van Allen Probes when they launched on Aug. 30, 2012, to study two giant belts of radiation that surround Earth. But a group of scientists on the mission made a case for changing the pla ... read more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

Global tipping point not backed by science
A group of international ecological scientists led by the University of Adelaide have rejected a doomsday-like scenario of sudden, irreversible change to the Earth's ecology. In a paper in the ... more
GPS NEWS

Tracking trains with satellite precision
Taking a cue from how ESA controls satellites, Spanish railways now have their own high-tech upgrade to keep travellers abreast of when the next train is going to pull into the station. Drawin ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's Aquarius Sees Salty Shifts
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 wat ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

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


EARTH OBSERVATION

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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EARTH OBSERVATION

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
INTERNET SPACE

Indian women use smartphones to 'pin the creeps'
With virtual bodyguards, panic buttons and maps to pinpoint harassment blackspots, women in urban India are using their smartphones for protection after a notorious gang-rape in New Delhi. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Japan warns over China ship seizure

Japan defence chief puzzled by Russian warplanes

N. Korea slams Obama's 'dangerous' Asia tour

Japan steps up surveillance posture against China

China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia

Ukraine PM says Russia undermining global stability

11 soldiers killed, 14 wounded in Algeria attack: security

SOLAR SCIENCE

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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
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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
MILTECH

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
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First radar vision for Copernicus

Egyptian sensing satellite placed in orbit

ISEE-3: An Old Friend Comes to Visit Earth

Giant lasers could control the weather

Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy

Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370

S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe

CAR TECH

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
GPS NEWS

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
EARTH OBSERVATION

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
EARTH OBSERVATION
Invention opens the way to packaging that monitors food freshness

Hong Kong cracks down on baby formula trade

Argentine soybean yield goes below budget


EARTH OBSERVATION
Polymer capacitor dazzles flash manufacturer

Rutgers physicists test highly flexible organic semiconductors

Quantum computers turn mechanical


EARTH OBSERVATION
US chooses Brazilian plane to outfit Afghan force

Indonesia, South Korea to build fighters

F-35 soaring costs trouble Australia


EARTH OBSERVATION
Study: Left-hand turn, cellphone don't mix

Formula E: China Racing join all-electric Formula E line-up

Mobile apps reshape urban taxi landscape

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
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
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

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
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Automakers in China eager to sell - and resell

Global scientific team 'visualizes' a new crystallization process

Berkeley Launches Building Energy Performance Research Project

Device turns flat surface into spherical antenna

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Thermoelectric generator on glass fabric for wearable electronic devices

Nano shake-up

GPS NEWS

Telit Offers COMBO 2G Chip For Multi Satellite Positioning Receiver

FARM NEWS

Marsh plants actively engineer their landscape

SOLAR SCIENCE

U.N. committee to discuss space weather

GPS NEWS

Boeing Awarded USAF Contract to Continue GPS Modernization

EARTH OBSERVATION

Orbital-Built Landsat Satellite Launched

EARTH OBSERVATION

USGS Ready To Start Landsat 8 Science Program

GPS NEWS

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ENERGY TECH

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GPS NEWS

System improves GPS in city locations

US launches Earth observation satellite

Boeing to modernize U.S. Air Force GPS net

The Sun Produces Two CMEs

Smart satnav drives around the blue highway blues

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

Scotland's first satellite set to boldly go into orbit

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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

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

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