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May 18, 2017
EARTH OBSERVATION
Orbital Insight invests $50M in satellite and drone imagery analysis business



Mountain View CA (SPX) May 04, 2017
Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics and software company, reports it has closed a $50 million Series C round led by existing investor Sequoia Capital, with participation from new investors Envision Ventures, Balyasny Asset Management, Geodesic Capital, ITOCHU Corporation and Intellectus Partners. Previous investors GV, Lux Capital, and CME Ventures participated in the Series C as well. This latest round brings the four-year-old company's total funding to $78.7 million. This funding firmly posi ... read more

GPS NEWS
2 SOPS says goodbye to GPS satellite
Schriever AFB CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
At 25-years old, Global Positioning System Satellite Vehicle Number 27 completed its time in orbit before the 2nd Space Operations Squadron said goodbye via final command and disposal here April 18. ... more
GPS NEWS
Researchers working toward indoor location detection
Houston TX (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Rice University computer scientists are mapping a new solution for interior navigational location detection by linking it to existing sensors in mobile devices. Their results were presented in a pap ... more
GPS NEWS
Galileo's search and rescue service in the spotlight
Paris (ESA) Apr 10, 2017
Europe's Galileo satnav network does more than let us find our way - it is also helping to save lives. Today sees a spotlight cast on Galileo's Search and Rescue service, which pinpoints people in d ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
The cost of bee-ing too smart
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
It doesn't pay to be smart, at least for bumblebees, according to a new U of G study. Prof. Nigel Raine has discovered that fast-learning bumblebees died sooner than their slower-learning co-workers ... more
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Russia inaugurates GPS-type satellite station in Nicaragua
Managua (AFP) April 7, 2017
Russia has inaugurated a new satellite station in Nicaragua that will operate its GLONASS system, designed to rival America's GPS network, according to officials. ... more
GPS NEWS
Northrop Grumman, Honeywell receive EGI-M contracts
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
Northrop Grumman and Honeywell received separate contracts from the U.S. Air Force to provide Global Positioning navigation system technology support. ... more
TECH SPACE
Spray-on memory could enable bendable digital storage
Durham NC (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
USB flash drives are already common accessories in offices and college campuses. But thanks to the rise in printable electronics, digital storage devices like these may soon be everywhere - includin ... more
SPACEMART
Russia Offering Brazil to Develop Gonets-Like Satellite System - Manufacturer
Rio De Janeiro (Sputnik) Apr 06, 2017
Director General of Russia's Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems company said that Russia is offering Latin American states, in particular Brazil, to develop a satellite communications system si ... more
GPS NEWS
China's BeiDou system to expand cooperation to SE Asia
Beijing (XNA) Apr 04, 2017
China's home-grown BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) will expand its cooperation to Thailand and Sri Lanka, and then to the entire Southeast Asia, in a bid to go global, the system's operator ... more
GPS NEWS
ISRO Beams in Private Firm to Make Two Satellites for Navigation
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 03, 2017
In a first, ISRO, India's space research agency, has hired a private company to build two large satellites for India's navigation system. The private firm will initially undergo a rigorous developme ... more


Satnavs 'switch off' parts of the brain

SPACEMART
Start-Ups at the Final Frontier
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
NewSpace companies seeking their place in a rapidly growing and demanding commercial space market, will have an unmissable opportunity in late April to reach new heights. A business event known as S ... more
GPS NEWS
Technology can reduce GPS outages from Northern Lights, researchers say
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Scientists studying the Northern Lights say they think their research will lead to new technology to reduce outages from satellite navigation systems. ... more
GPS NEWS
DevOps process reduces GPS OCX development time for Raytheon
Los Angeles CA (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Raytheon is closer to delivering next-generation capabilities for the U.S. Air Force-led Global Positioning System Operational Control System project. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION
MDA to Acquire DigitalGlobe
San Francisco CA (SPX) Feb 27, 2017
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd and DigitalGlobe, have announced a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which MDA will acquire DigitalGlobe for US$35.00 per share in a combination of cas ... more



Why did hunter-gatherers first begin farming?
Sheffield, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
The beginnings of agriculture changed human history and has fascinated scientists for centuries. Researchers from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield have shed light on how hunter-gatherers first began farming and how crops were domesticated to depend on humans. Domesticated crops have been transformed almost beyond recognition in comparison with thei ... more
Brasilia (AFP) May 16, 2017
Chinese exporting adulterated fish to Brazil: police
Paris (ESA) May 17, 2017
Novel use of satnav saves precious water
Newark DE (SPX) May 18, 2017
Plants call 911 to help their neighbors
Achieving near-perfect optical isolation using opto-mechanical transparency
Champaign IL (SPX) May 17, 2017
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a new level of optical isolation necessary to advance on-chip optical signal processing. The technique involving light-sound interaction can be implemented in nearly any photonic foundry process and can significantly impact optical computing and communication systems. "Low-loss optical isolators are critical ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) May 15, 2017
Organic electronics: Semiconductors as decal stickers
Espoo, Finland (SPX) May 12, 2017
Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered
Lexington KY (SPX) May 15, 2017
Materials research creates potential for improved computer chips and transistors
Typhoon and Hawk jets delivered to Oman by BAE
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
The first models of the Eurofighter and Hawk trainer aircraft have been delivered to Oman in a formal ceremony. It was held by BAE Systems Air & Information division in the United Kingdom. A delegation of more than 100 invited guests witnessed the ceremony in Warton, Lancashire. One of the key attendees was Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Saudi, Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs for the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
New ejection seat allows Air Force to lift F-35 pilot weight restriction
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
A-29 chosen for USAF assessment
Palestine TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
NASA Completes Balloon Technology Test Flight
GM announces drive for sustainable rubber
Detroit (AFP) May 15, 2017
General Motors said Monday it was moving toward sustainable rubber production for the cars and trucks it produces every year, reducing contributions to deforestation in Southeast Asia and South America. Steven Kiefer, senior vice president for global purchasing and supply chain, said the move would push the auto industry and its supply chain towards "net-zero deforestation." The new pol ... more
San Francisco (AFP) May 15, 2017
Judge curbs Uber engineer in trade secrets case
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) May 17, 2017
Volvo says may pull brake on diesel engines
San Francisco (AFP) May 12, 2017
Judge seeks criminal review of Uber-Alphabet dispute
Red tape and taxes put brakes on 'Make In India' push
New Delhi (AFP) May 14, 2017
When Saurabh Ahuja tried to import a $600 3D printer for manufacturing drones in his Delhi workshop, he ended up spending another $900 in taxes and bribes and waited three months for it to clear customs. "We lack in technology and industry to make the smallest things, so we have to import," Ahuja said as he listed the frustrations entrepreneurs still encounter since the government launched i ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 15, 2017
China decries protectionism, but some raise concerns
Beijing (AFP) May 14, 2017
China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile
Hong Kong (AFP) May 17, 2017
Hong Kong firm pays $3bn in record land sale
The superhighway threatening Nigeria's tropical rainforest
Calabar, Nigeria (AFP) May 16, 2017
When bulldozers rolled into their forest at the start of last year, the Ekuri community in southeast Nigeria protested: "Indigenes say no!" They didn't want a superhighway that would wipe their ancestral lands in the Cross River National Park off the map. Under pressure, the earthmovers left to do their work elsewhere. But community spokesman Martin Egot said: "They destroyed all th ... more
Montreal (AFP) May 16, 2017
Greenpeace says Canadian forestry lawsuit aims to silence critics
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
Study refutes findings behind challenge to Sierra Nevada forest restoration
Knoxville TN (SPX) May 11, 2017
Microscopic soil creatures could orchestrate massive tree migrations
SFL signs contract with Dubai to build environmental monitoring satellite
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 18, 2017
The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto reports it has signed of a new contract to provide Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) with a microsatellite for aerosol and greenhouse gas monitoring. SFL's Next-generation Earth Monitoring and Observation (NEMO) platform technology, which incorporates high-performance ground target tracking capability, is a key enabler for the ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 17, 2017
First space-based sodium LIRDAR will study poorly understood Mesosphere
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
How satellite data led to a breakthrough for Lake Erie toxic algal blooms
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 16, 2017
Researchers apply data science to better predict effect of weather and other conditions
Scientists print nanoscale imaging probe onto tip of optical fiber
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 16, 2017
Combining speed with incredible precision, a team of researchers has developed a way to print a nanoscale imaging probe onto the tip of a glass fiber as thin as a human hair, accelerating the production of the promising new device from several per month to several per day. The high-throughput fabrication technique opens the door for the widespread adoption of this and other nano-optical st ... more
Upton, NY (SPX) May 02, 2017
Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale
Osaka, Japan (SPX) May 04, 2017
X-ray microscope optics resolve 50-nm features while eliminating chromatic aberrations
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
UK prison moves to stop drone deliveries of contraband
London (AFP) May 16, 2017
A British prison will install anti-drone technology to stop contraband being smuggled through the skies, the jail's governor told AFP on Tuesday. The Channel Island of Guernsey is installing an "invisible dome" above its prison to stop mobile phones, drugs and weapons being smuggled in, governor David Matthews said. "Many prison governors are struggling with the drones. The problem is yo ... more
Taurene, Latvia (AFP) May 12, 2017
Latvian daredevil in 'drone-diving' world first
Dallas TX (SPX) May 11, 2017
Airbus creates new commercial drone services start-up "Airbus Aerial"
Washington DC (UPI) May 11, 2017
U.S. Army awards contract for extended range drone
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
A major Australian power grid operator was Thursday partially leased to a local-foreign consortium in a multi-billion-dollar deal, ending an international chase for electricity assets being privatised to raise funds for infrastructure projects. Australia's largest state New South Wales has sought to privatise three large power assets - TransGrid, Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy - but faced ro ... more
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Myanmar recovery linked to development of electrical grid
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Mini heat engine could power tomorrow's tiny machines
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
In the future, tiny thermal engines could power nanoscale machinery and quantum computers. Researchers demonstrated the potential of miniaturized heat engines using a theoretical model. "Heat engines are devices that turn thermal energy into a useful form known as 'work,'" Ahsan Nazir, a research fellow at the University of Manchester, said in a news release. "Besides being of immense p ... more
Champaign IL (SPX) May 15, 2017
Electroplating delivers high-energy, high-power batteries
Trieste, Italy (SPX) May 15, 2017
Laser pulses reveal the superconductors of the future
Chicago IL (SPX) May 15, 2017
Understanding of superconductor's 'normal' state may help solve longstanding puzzle
Australian naval shipbuilding getting $1B boost
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
The Australian government plans a nearly $965 million investment to develop infrastructure at the country's naval shipyards for the building of next-gen ships. The investment, announced by the Australian Department on Defense earlier this week as the Naval Shipbuilding Plan, is designed to end the boom-and-bust cycle that has afflicted the industry for many years. "We are embarki ... more
Sydney (AFP) May 16, 2017
Australia unveils massive new shipbuilding plan
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
Italian shipyard delivers new Torado submarine
Washington DC (UPI) May 8, 2017
Austal opens new office in Australian contract bid
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U.S. Army testing Saab camouflage
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Saab's mobile camouflage system is undergoing field evaluation in Germany by the U.S. Army's 2nd Cavalry Regiment during its operational training. The mobile camouflage, made by the company's Barracuda business unit, provides protection to stationary vehicles as well as vehicles on the move. "Mobile camouflage and signature management is more important now than at any time in the ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 15, 2017
Elbit introduces upgraded vehicle mortar system
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Orbital ATK producing 120mm training rounds for Army
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
India seeks CBRN protective equipment
SFL signs contract with Dubai to build environmental monitoring satellite
Toronto, Canada (SPX) May 18, 2017
The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto reports it has signed of a new contract to provide Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) with a microsatellite for aerosol and greenhouse gas monitoring. SFL's Next-generation Earth Monitoring and Observation (NEMO) platform technology, which incorporates high-performance ground target tracking capability, is a key enabler for the ... more
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 17, 2017
First space-based sodium LIRDAR will study poorly understood Mesosphere
Washington DC (SPX) May 16, 2017
How satellite data led to a breakthrough for Lake Erie toxic algal blooms
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 16, 2017
Researchers apply data science to better predict effect of weather and other conditions
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Three-dimensional direction-dependent force measurement at the subatomic scale
Osaka, Japan (SPX) May 17, 2017
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is an extremely sensitive technique that allows us to image materials and/or characterize their physical properties on the atomic scale by sensing the force above material surfaces using a precisely controlled tip. However, conventional AFM only provides the surface normal component of the force (the Z direction) and ignores the components parallel to the surface (t ... more
Boston MA (SPX) May 17, 2017
Materials bend as they 'breathe' under high temperatures
Washington (AFP) May 16, 2017
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Friedrichshafen, Germany (SPX) May 16, 2017
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Lockheed Martin contract for AEGIS system development
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has received a $13.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract concerning the AEGIS weapons-system mounted on Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. The contract provides procurement, engineering, testing, and design and software services. The work will primarily be carried out in Moorestown, N.J., and Clearw ... more
Washington DC (UPI) May 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin receives Patriot missile contract for Qatar
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
State Dept. approves UAE for possible PAC-3 missile buy
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
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