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January 11, 2017
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China to offer global satellite navigation service by 2020



Beijing (XNA) Jan 01, 2017
China plans to form a BeiDou network consisting of 35 satellites for global navigation services by 2020, said a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Tuesday. The country plans to start providing basic services to countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-century Maritime Silk Road in 2018, said the document titled "China's Space Activities in 2016." China is to continuously enhance the service capacities of the BeiDou-2 in the next five years, according ... read more

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China Plans to Launch 1st Mars Probe by 2020 - State Council Information Office
China is planning to conduct the first orbiting and roving exploration of Mars by 2020, the country's State Council Information Office (SCIO) said Tuesday in a report. "China intends to execut ... more
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Austrian cows swap bells from 'hell' for GPS
A farmer's cows in western Austria will swap their traditional bells for GPS trackers after the owner of a holiday home complained that the noise was irritating his guests. ... more
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Russia, China Making Progress in Synchronization of GLONASS, BeiDou Systems
Russia and China have achieved a significant progress in the synchronization of GLONASS and BeiDou navigation systems, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov said Monday. "We have achieved a considerable ... more
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Alpha Defence Company To Make Navigation Satellites For ISRO
Leading defence electronics and aerospace firm Alpha Design Technologies Ltd. announced on Monday signing a contract to make navigation satellites for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). ... more
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Europe's own satnav Galileo goes live
After 17 years, numerous setbacks and three times over budget, Europe's Galileo satnav system went live Thursday, promising to outperform rivals and guarantee regional self-reliance. ... more
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Galileo, Europe's own satnav, to go online
After 17 years and numerous setbacks and budget boosts, Europe's Galileo satnav system is due to go live on Thursday with promises of better-than-ever location services. ... more
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Lockheed Martin and USAF move ahead with GPS backup ground system upgrade
The U.S. Air Force approved Lockheed Martin's design to upgrade the current GPS satellite ground control system with new capabilities that will enable it to operate more powerful and accurate GPS II ... more
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Europe's own satnav, Galileo, due to go live
Seventeen years and more than 10 billion euros ($11 billion) later, Europe's Galileo satnav system is set to go live Thursday, promising to outperform US and Russian rivals while boosting regional self-reliance. ... more


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OGC requests public comment on its Coverage Implementation Schema
A referenceable grid is associated with information that allows the location of all points in the grid to be determined in a coordinate reference system (CRS), but the location of the points is not ... more
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Lockheed Martin Advances Modernization of Current GPS Ground Control System for USAF
Lockheed Martin has completed a major upgrade to modernize the current ground control system of the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation. The Commercial Off ... more

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21 farmers granted bail in Myanmar army land-grabbing case
Twenty-one farmers were granted bail by a Myanmar court on Tuesday after being jailed over a land-grab dispute with the military that has highlighted acute challenges faced by the rural poor. Land ownership is one of the most contentious issues in the formerly junta-run country, where the army stands accused of rampantly confiscating land during its 50-year rule. In recent years democra ... more
How we shop hurts endangered species

A trip to the land of endangered ancient olive trees

Chickens are smarter and more complex than given credit for

Physicists solve decades-old scientific mystery of negative differential resistance
With a storied history that includes more than a half-century of research, a Nobel Prize, and multiple attempts at practical applications, the story of negative differential resistance - or NDR - reads like a scientific mystery, a mystery that University of Alberta physicists have at last succeeded in unraveling. What does this mean? An opportunity to combine the knowledge with existing te ... more
Illinois team advances GaN-on-Silicon for scalable high electron mobility transistors

Germanium's semiconducting and optical properties probed under pressure

Random access memory on a low energy diet

Vanilla aircraft proves to be anything but plain
A DARPA-backed small business effort broke boundaries for long-endurance flight this month by launching a uniquely designed, combustion-powered unmanned aircraft that stayed aloft for more than two days and two nights. The flight was terminated several days ahead of schedule because of incoming weather. But the craft-built by Vanilla Aircraft of Falls Church, Virginia-landed safely with mo ... more
Russian Defense Ministry discusses aircraft modernization plans

Leonardo Helicopters wins U.K. military support deal

U.S. Air Force upgrades A-10C search capability

New technology will cut plug-in hybrid fuel consumption by one third
Engineers at the University of California, Riverside have taken inspiration from biological evolution and the energy savings garnered by birds flying in formation to improve the efficiency of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by more than 30 percent. Titled "Development and Evaluation of an Evolutionary Algorithm-Based Online Energy Management System for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehi ... more
VW directors knew of emissions scandal earlier: press

Cadillac keeps plan to sell Chinese-made cars in US

US charges VW executive with fraud in diesel scandal

Chinese president to headline Davos meet: WEF
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to be the star attraction at this year's Davos forum, taking place next week at a time of rising populism and uncertainty around the globe. This year's World Economic Forum, held in the luxury Swiss ski resort of Davos, should be seen as a call for "responsible and responsive leadership," WEF founder and executive chairman Klaus Schwab told AFP as the ... more
HSBC mulls moving business ahead of Brexit

McDonald's sells China operations for $2.08 bn

Obama administration defends handling of China trade

Measuring trees with the speed of sound
Living trees can rot from the inside out, leaving only a hollowed trunk. Wood rot in living trees can cause overestimates of global carbon pools, timber loss in forestry, and poor tree health. Understanding wood decay in forests is of special concern in the tropics because tropical forests are estimated to harbor 96% of the world's tree diversity and about 25% of terrestrial carbon, compared to ... more
In cool forests, foraging bees prefer the warmth of darker flower petals

Scientists try turning Christmas trees into plastic

Obama creates two new national monuments

Are we exploring in the wrong direction
The discovery of vast seas of water beneath the earth's crust opens up interesting new fields of research, and also poses a somewhat philosophical question: should we be looking more closely at our own earth and trying to understand the secrets of our existence rather than spending trillions journeying to other planets? Dr Graham Pearson, Canada Excellence Research Chair on Arctic Resource ... more
Astronomers consider how climate change mitigation may impact astronomy

First colour image for joint UK and Algerian CubeSat

Newly proposed reference datasets improve weather satellite data quality

Nano-chimneys can cool circuits
A few nanoscale adjustments may be all that is required to make graphene-nanotube junctions excel at transferring heat, according to Rice University scientists. The Rice lab of theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson found that putting a cone-like "chimney" between the graphene and nanotube all but eliminates a barrier that blocks heat from escaping. The research appears in the American Chemi ... more
The researchers created a tiny laser using nanoparticles

Nanoscale 'conversations' create complex, multi-layered structures

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Embry-Riddle offers free online course on FAA regulations for UAVs
If you received a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS), or drone, as a gift this holiday season, or if you would like to stay updated on the latest FAA regulations for these aircraft, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is providing a free, two-week online course-Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) - Key Concepts for New Users. Registration for the course is open. The Massive Open Onli ... more
Pentagon successfully tests micro-drone swarm

Pentagon's Mystery Space Plane Stays in Orbit for 600 Days

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China to build $1.5 billion power line across Pakistan
China's State Grid Corporation is set to build a $1.5-billion power line across Pakistan to enable the transmission of 4,000 megawatts of electricity from the country's north to south, the government said Friday. Pakistani and Chinese officials signed an investment agreement in Beijing on Thursday to build the country's first high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) line, according to a governmen ... more
MIT Energy Initiative report provides guidance for evolving electric power sector

Toward energy solutions for northern regions

Energy-hungry Asia slowing down, lender says

Scientists discover a molecular motor has a 'gear' for directional switching
A new study offers a new understanding of the complex cellular machinery that animal and fungi cells use to ensure normal cell division, and scientists say it could one day lead to new treatment approaches for certain types of cancers. The research revealed a totally unexpected behavior about a "motor" protein that functions as chromosomes are segregated during cell division. The findings ... more
Rolling out an e-sticker revolution

Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets

Tesla starts mass production of batteries

Pentagon approves potential $126 billion submarine project
The U.S. Department of Defense intends to move forward with its $126 billion plan to procure 12 new nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. Under the plan, the Navy's existing Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines will be replaced by the developing Columbia-class submarines at an estimated cost of roughly $8 billion per ship. Pentagon acquisition undersecretary Frank Kendall voiced his ... more
Ingalls Shipbuilding contracted for Coast Guard cutter

Russia to continue Admiral Makarov trials in 2017

U.S. Navy's future USS Rafael Peralta completes acceptance trials

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What Russia's railgun can really do
A team of Russian scientists has successfully tested the country's first railgun, which relies on electromagnetic forces rather than explosives or propellant.According to experts at the Institute of High Temperatures' branch in Shatura, just outside Moscow, the railgun can fire shells at an incredibly fast speed of 3 kilometers per second, which is well enough to cut through any type of armor ex ... more
Safran to develop new bomb guidance kits for France

Safran to design new inertial navigation system

Ukrainian army receives 50 BTR-3 armored vehicles

Are we exploring in the wrong direction
The discovery of vast seas of water beneath the earth's crust opens up interesting new fields of research, and also poses a somewhat philosophical question: should we be looking more closely at our own earth and trying to understand the secrets of our existence rather than spending trillions journeying to other planets? Dr Graham Pearson, Canada Excellence Research Chair on Arctic Resource ... more
Astronomers consider how climate change mitigation may impact astronomy

First colour image for joint UK and Algerian CubeSat

Newly proposed reference datasets improve weather satellite data quality

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Patent Awarded to Design and 3D Print Rocket Fuel
Rocket Crafters has announced a U.S. patent was granted to co-founder, President and CTO Ronald Jones for a method for designing and fabricating flawless, high-performance, safer handling fuel grains for hybrid rocket engines using additive manufacturing technology (also known as 3D printing) which will allow the fabrication of an inherently safe and less expensive launch vehicle with only two m ... more
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U.S. Air Force prepares SBIRS satellite for launch
The U.S. Air Force has encapsulated its Space Based Infrared System satellite in preparation for the craft's planned launch. The satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, is scheduled to be launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Jan. 19. The system will be sealed in a protective cone, the last step satellites must undergo before launch. The Space Based Infrared Sys ... more
S. Korea vows US missile system as opposition lawmakers head to China

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