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October 24, 2014
Heavy Metal Frost On Venus
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 21, 2014
Venus is hiding something beneath its brilliant shroud of clouds: a first order mystery about the planet that researchers may be a little closer to solving because of a new re-analysis of twenty-year-old spacecraft data. Venus's surface can't be seen from orbit in visible light because of the planet's hot, dense, cloudy atmosphere. Instead, radar has been used by spacecraft to penetrate the clouds and map out the surface - both by reflecting radar off the surface to measure elevation and by lookin ... read more
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Mapping drone prompts China to scramble fighter jets: report
China deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported Thursday. ... more

NASA Tool Helps Airliners Minimize Weather Delays
In the heat of a summer afternoon, a line of thunderstorms develops in the skies over North Texas and threatens to wreak havoc with the timely flow of air traffic headed toward or away from Dallas/F ... more

Messenger Images Ice Near Mercury's North Pole
NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice and other frozen volatile materials within permanently shadow ... more
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Raytheon, Polish firm to explore military radar opportunities
Raytheon and Poland's PIT-RADWAR are planning to cooperate in the area of radar systems and sub-systems for the country's military and international market. ... more


Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose scheduled for upgrades
British firm Babcock International is ready to begin a 15-month refit of the Royal Navy's HMS Montrose, a Type 23 frigate, at its dockyard in Devonport. ... more
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JLENS radar data integrates with NORAD system
A series of laboratory tests have proven that data collected by the JLENS aerostat-radar system can be successfully be converted into a format for use by NORAD. ... more

US Rear Admiral to head missile shield base in Romania
US Rear Admiral John Scorby was Friday named commander of a base in Romania that will form part of a NATO ballistic missile shield system which has drawn Russia's ire. ... more
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Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria


China to launch new marine surveillance satellites in 2019
China will launch a new "constellation" of marine surveillance satellites in 2019 to monitor ships, oil rigs, marine disasters and land-based resources. According to Lin Mingsen, deputy direct ... more

First Copernicus satellite now operational
With the commissioning of Sentinel-1A completed and the satellite's transfer to the team in charge of its exploitation, its data are available as of today to all users. This marks the beginning of t ... more

Metallized Carbon Corporation Announces Silver Metcar Material
Metallized Carbon has announced that it produces Silver Metcar, a silver impregnated, carbon-graphite material useful for electrical applications that require low resistance, low voltage drop, and l ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


New NASA Video Gives Hurricanes a Good 'HIWRAP'
A new animation from NASA shows how a remarkable instrument called the HIWRAP looks into tropical cyclones at wind, rain and ice to analyze storm intensity. The HIWRAP is the High-Altitude Ima ... more

CryoSat unveils secrets of the deep
ESA's ice mission has been used to create a new gravity map, exposing thousands of previously unchartered 'seamounts', ridges and deep ocean structures. This vivid new picture of the least-explored ... more
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What a Star Wars laser bullet really looks like

Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Cooling with molecules

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake


Raytheon reports USAF contract for 3D radar
A new expeditionary radar system for detecting and tracking drones, aircraft and missiles is being developed and supplied by Raytheon to the U.S. Air Force. ... more

Ecuador opens tender to acquire radars
Ecuador has opened a tender to acquire a radar system to combat drug smuggling, after a multi-million-dollar deal with China fell through, the defense minister said Tuesday. ... more

Russia to reopen missile warning station on Crimea
Russia will modernise and relaunch a Soviet-era radar station on the Crimean peninsula annexed from Ukraine to provide early warning of missile strikes, a senior defence official said Saturday. ... more

Czechs preparing international tender for air defense radar
The Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic reports it will soon prepare an international tender for 3D mobile air defense radars. ... more

Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is monitoring the evolution of a mysterious feature in a large hydrocarbon sea on Saturn's moon Titan. The feature covers an area of about 100 square miles (260 square kilo ... more

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France taps Thales for radar antenna research project
Thales, the French technology company, has been tapped by the country's military procurement agency to research next-generation active radar antenna. ... more

MEADS fire control radar demonstrates capability
The fire control radar of the Medium Extended Air Defense System demonstrated its technological maturity during testing in Italy and Germany. ... more
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Cause of aging remains elusive

Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation


Russia Plans to Boost Space Monitoring Capability by 2018


Raytheon producing backup components for missile defense radar


Japan wants its own early-warning planes: report


Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free


Program Grows Lasers Directly on Silicon-Based Microchips


Scientific discoveries during search for missing plane


U.S. military taps Northrop Grumman for new technology


Helicopter-Type UAVs May Appear in Russian Navy in One Year


Diehl delivers 4,000th production IRIS-T missile to Sweden


Stealth wind turbines to become operational in France in 2015

Singapore has full fleet of Alenia Aermacchi trainer planes

Selex ES adds to its radar product line

Migrating birds sprint in spring, but take things easy in autumn

NASA Radar System Surveys Napa Valley Quake Area

Iran unveils new missile, radar systems

Sentinel-1 poised to monitor motion

Bats bolster brain hypothesis, maybe technology, too

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar

Three Radars are Better than One

Canada's MDA receives radar antennas for satellite use

Snow has thinned on Arctic sea ice

BAE Systems touts its Artisan radar system

US looks to Japan space program to close Pacific communications gap

New integrated bridge systems for destroyers

Northrop completes UAV fuselage for NATO program

Wisconsin mayfly swarm causes car accident

Missile guidance system passes risk reduction test

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