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February 07, 2017
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India's Satnav Goes Out of Whack as Orbiting Atomic Clocks Break



New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2017
Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) was launched as a more accurate navigation system compared to the US' GPS system. However, some as yet unexplained technical failures have put the accuracy of the system into question. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has downplayed the failure of three atomic clocks onboard one of the satellites of the India's home grown ambitious Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). IRNSS is India's rival to the US' globally used GPS ... read more

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ISRO to Launch Standby Navigation Satellite to Replace IRNSS-1A
India will launch one of its back up navigation satellites this year as a replacement to IRNSS-1A satellite, whose three atomic clocks have failed, an official of the Indian space agency said on Mon ... more
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NASA space radio could change how flights are tracked worldwide
Under a new space-based tracking system, no plane would ever have to be off the grid, thanks in part to a reconfigurable radio developed for NASA. NASA's powerful radio communications network ... more
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IAI debuts GPS anti-jamming system
Israel Aerospace Industries has revealed its new ADA anti-jamming system, a product developed for use on multiple military platforms. ... more
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First-ever GPS data release to boost space-weather science
Today, more than 16 years of space-weather data is publicly available for the first time in history. The data comes from space-weather sensors developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory on board th ... more
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A wing-deforming virus shortens the lifespan of wild honeybees already contending with a startlingly long list of existential threats, researchers said Wednesday. ... more
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New project to boost Sat Nav positioning accuracy anywhere in world
The service, to be developed at prototype level, will benefit safety-critical industries like aviation and maritime navigation, as well as high accuracy dependent applications such as offshore drill ... more
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Russia to Construct Glonass Satellite Navigation Station in Nicaragua
Experts from the Russian Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TsNIIMash) will construct a ground Glonass satellite navigation tracking station in Nicaragua, the TsNIIMash's press service ... more
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Raytheon completes qualification testing of next-gen GPS Launch and Checkout System
Raytheon has reached another milestone in developing the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, with the completion of the Factory Qua ... more
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Clocks 'failed' onboard Europe's navigation satellites: ESA
Europe's beleaguered Galileo satnav has suffered another setback, with clocks failing onboard a number of satellites in space, the European Space Agency said Wednesday. ... more
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Russia, China Work on Joint High-Precision Satellite Navigation System
Russia and China are in the process of setting up a joint Differential Corrections and Monitoring (SDCM) high-precision satellite navigation system, China National Space Administration (CNSA) chief ... more


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China to offer global satellite navigation service by 2020
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 cou ... 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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Spain's Balearic Islands hit by deadly olive tree bacteria
A deadly bacteria that infected thousands of olive trees in Italy has been detected in Spain's Balearic Islands where authorities are racing to contain it, a regional government official said Friday. Mateu Ginard, head of the regional government's agriculture department, told AFP authorities had decided to declare the entire archipelago a zone affected by Xylella fastidiosa after olive, cher ... more
Italy's military 'narcos' cook up cannabis cures

Corn turning French hamsters into deranged cannibals: research

Crop achilles' heel costs farmers 10 percent of potential yield

First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer
An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer, the most powerful computer on Earth. This huge leap forward towards creating a universal quantum computer is published in the influential journal Science Advances (1). It has long been known that such a computer would revolutionise indust ... more
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Lockheed trims costs for F-35, most expensive plane ever
Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon on Friday said the next batch of F-35 stealth fighters, the most expensive planes in history, will be produced at a reduced cost. They announced $728 million in savings after President Donald Trump publically upbraided Lockheed over "out of control" costs, although most of the savings were already planned ahead of his involvement, during a months-long contrac ... more
Canada negotiating F/A-18 Super Hornet buy

Russia to acquire new MiG-35 light fighters

UK's BAE Systems in deal with Turkey to develop new Turkish fighter jets

Chinese, Mexican automakers team up to make SUVs
China's JAC Motors and a Mexican firm are teaming up to invest $212 million in a plant to produce sport-utility vehicles in central Mexico, officials said Wednesday amid trade tensions with the United States. The deal will expand the capacity of a plant owned by the Mexican company, Giant Motors Latinoamerica, in Ciudad Sahagun, central Hidalgo state. Giant Motors director Elias Massri s ... more
Pedal power revival as bike-share apps race for glory

Dieselgate drags on for VW and Bosch with new payouts

Daimler to supply self-driving cars for Uber

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Top tech companies argue against Trump travel ban
Dozens of top tech companies - including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter - have filed a joint legal brief arguing against President Donald Trump's travel ban. The brief was filed late Sunday with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of an ongoing lawsuit against the ban. It charged that the ban "inflicts significant harm on American business, innovati ... more
One income for all: far-fetched, or future fact?

Chinese FM to visit Australia in wake of Trump tiff

India's techies fear US crackdown on high-skilled visas

Honduras manages to stall pine-munching bugs' march
Over the past three years, Honduras has lost a quarter of its pine forests to a plague of bark-munching beetles. Now though, after a long campaign that saw soldiers wielding chainsaws to contain the bug invasion, a little green is growing back. In mountains north of the capital that were stripped bare, trees replanted by students from the National University's forest sciences department ... more
Coastal wetlands excel at storing carbon

Wetlands play vital role in carbon storage, study finds

High-tech maps of tropical forest diversity identify new conservation targets

NASA Langley Ozone Sensor Set for Launch to Space Station
Brooke Thornton has devoted eight years to a project that aims to check on the atmospheric health of the Earth. Needless to say, when NASA's Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on the International Space Station (SAGE III on ISS) launches, she'll be among the many cheering and working for its success in space. "After seeing SAGE III mature from concept, to development, to assembly ... more
NASA Taking Stock of Phytoplankton Populations in the Pacific

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1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips
The electronic data connections within and between microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic worldwide. Optical connections are the obvious successors but optical data transmission requires an adequate nanoscale light source, and this has been lacking. Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) now have created a light source t ... more
Three magnetic states for each hole

Supercomputing, experiment combine for first look at magnetism of real nanoparticle

Scientists determine precise 3-D location 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle

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U.S. Army orders counter-drone systems
Syracuse Research Corporation, a non-profit research and development firm, has received a $65 million U.S. Army contract for an integrated counter-UAS system. The contract was issued on an urgent basis. Work on the counter-drone systems - engineering, production and sustainment - will mainly performed by SRC at a facility in New York State, with work also being performed by tea ... more
NAVAIR completes spike missile test with UAV target

SideArm prototype catches full-size unmanned aerial system flying at full speed

Schiebel to supply S-100 UAV for Australian navy

Action is needed to make stagnant CO2 emissions fall
Without a significant effort to reduce greenhouse gases, including an accelerated deployment of technologies for capturing atmospheric carbon and storing it underground, and sustained growth in renewables such as wind and solar, the world could miss a key global temperature target set by the Paris Agreement and the long-term goal of net-zero climate pollution. The finding, published in the ... more
Climate change may overload US electrical grid: study

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Toward all-solid lithium batteries
Most batteries are composed of two solid, electrochemically active layers called electrodes, separated by a polymer membrane infused with a liquid or gel electrolyte. But recent research has explored the possibility of all-solid-state batteries, in which the liquid (and potentially flammable) electrolyte would be replaced by a solid electrolyte, which could enhance the batteries' energy density ... more
Building a better microbial fuel cell - using paper

Researchers flip script for Li-Ion electrolytes to simulate better batteries

Scientists take the first step toward creating efficient electrolyte-free batteries

Keel laid for future USS Lyndon B. Johnson
The U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer. The keel laying ceremony marked the joining of the developing ship's components months ahead of the start of the ship's construction. The event was held at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works' shipyard in Bath, Maine, and was attended by industry and mil ... more
Chinese aircraft carrier program to make new advances in 2017

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Denel to deliver armored vehicles to Namibia
South Africa-based defense contractor Denel is on track to deliver armored patrol vehicles and lightweight remote weapon systems to Namibia. Namibia's order includes eight RG32M vehicles in addition to four SDROW weapon stations. Denel officials expect to deliver all the items by the end of March 2017. The RG32M is part of a family of mine-resistant 4x4 vehicles used by peacekeep ... more
Army orders mortar fuzes for FMS customer

Harris providing electronic warfare gear to Morocco

Austria orders Pandur 6x6 armored personnel carriers

NASA Langley Ozone Sensor Set for Launch to Space Station
Brooke Thornton has devoted eight years to a project that aims to check on the atmospheric health of the Earth. Needless to say, when NASA's Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III on the International Space Station (SAGE III on ISS) launches, she'll be among the many cheering and working for its success in space. "After seeing SAGE III mature from concept, to development, to assembly ... more
NASA Taking Stock of Phytoplankton Populations in the Pacific

Why the Earth's magnetic poles could be about to swap places

NASA Makes an EPIC Update to Website for Daily Earth Pics

Aavid Thermacore Europe's technology will keep solar satellite cool
A solar satellite with a deep space mission to capture the most spectacular images ever taken of the Sun will be cooled by technology pioneered by a North East England-based firm. The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter will use k-Core Annealed Pyrolytic Graphite technology (APG) designed and manufactured by Aavid Thermacore Europe Ltd. Aavid Thermacore's technology will keep instruments ... more
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