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April 24, 2014
Study shows lasting effects of drought in rainy eastern US
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 22, 2014
This spring, more than 40 percent of the western U.S. is in a drought that the USDA deems "severe" or "exceptional." The same was true in 2013. In 2012, drought even spread to the humid east. It's easy to assume that a 3-year drought is an inconsequential blip on the radar for ecosystems that develop over centuries to millennia. But new research just released in Ecological Monographs shows how short-lived but severe climatic events can trigger cascades of ecosystem change that last for centuries. ... read more
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First radar vision for Copernicus
Launched on 3 April, ESA's Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth. They offer a tantalising glimpse of the kind of operational imagery that this new mission will ... more

Middle Eastern country orders more border radar
An unidentified Middle East country has ordered additional border security radars from Airbus Defense and Space, the company reports. ... more

Headwall Extends Global Reach in Asia/Pac and Israel
Headwall has responded to rapidly growing demand for its advanced hyperspectral sensors by adding reseller partners in both Singapore/Asia-Pac and Israel. The moves come as Headwall is poised to unv ... more
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Hyperspectral Software Announced for Airborne Applications
Headwall has released its new Hyperspec III application software featuring a powerful set of hyperspectral data acquisition management tools. The enhanced software suite represents an easy-to-use pl ... more


Sentinel-1 performs opening dance routine
Following its launch yesterday, Sentinel-1A has performed a carefully choreographed 10-hour dance routine to open its large radar antenna and solar wings. During the launch, the 12 m-long rada ... more
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NASA Radar Watches Over California's Aging Levees
One morning in 2008, research scientist Cathleen Jones of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was flying over the San Andreas fault near San Francisco, testing a new radar instrume ... more

China eyes 'global monitoring network' of surveillance satellites
To compensate the frustration over the endless search for missing the Malaysian airliner, Chinese scientists have doubled efforts to promote their project of a huge satellites network, which will en ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot

The battle of the Mr. Cools

China and rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

Dispute islands 'within scope' of US-Japan alliance: Obama

Kiev announces town 'liberated' but residents dumbfounded

Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

Patria vehicles getting Saab communications electronics


World's most powerful VHF radar to be overhauled in Russia
The Daryal early warning radar, based near the town of Pechora in the Komi Republic, will undergo in-depth modernization without being taken off duty before 2016, Aerospace Defense Forces spokesman ... more

Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies
More efficient photovoltaic cells. Improved radar and stealth technology. A new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy. All may be possible due to breakthrough photonics researc ... more

The Space Debris Radar Developed By Indra Passes ESA Tests
The demonstrator radar developed by Indra for detecting objects in space has successfully passed the validation tests performed within the European Space Agency's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) p ... more
UAV Payloads 2014, 24 - 25 June - London, UK
International Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures From Space Environment
Nuclear Supply Chain Summit - April 28-29 Greenville SC
Training Space Professionals Since 1970

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Sentinel-1 controllers ready for hectic first days
Following a spectacular launch, Sentinel-1A's first few days in orbit will be some of the most complex in recent memory. Mission control teams will work around the clock to nurse the satellite throu ... more

US's old satellites cannot track Malaysian airplane, as war drones suck funds dry
The US's old satellites cannot track the missing Malaysian airplane as money is being spent on war drones instead. As the world grows obsessed with drone imagery, it comes at the expense of ignoring ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Fifty years of Mustang cool: is China along for the ride?

US urged to drop India WTO case on solar

Boeing lifts profit outlook as jetliner demand booms

Superconducting Qubit Array Points the Way to Quantum Computers

Physicist demonstrates dictionary definition was dodgy

Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics

Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics leading to unprecedented active electronics and optoelectronics


NASA Historic Earth Images Still Hold Research Value
NASA's Seasat satellite became history long ago, but it left a legacy of images of Earth's ocean, volcanoes, forests and other features that were made by the first synthetic aperture radar ever moun ... more

Prepping for radar vision
Sentinel-1A, Europe's first satellite for Copernicus, is almost ready for launch on 3 April. Meanwhile, ESA is showing how its advanced radar will map ice, monitor subsidence and much more. Ma ... more

US gains additional protection against ballistic missiles
The U.S. will soon have another system to defend against ballistic missiles. Raytheon delivered its ninth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to the Missile Defense Agency, six months ahead of ... more
State Department okays helicopter deal for Mexico

Boeing labor dispute settled by arbitration

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk

CACI wins place on Navy support contract

Lockheed Martin Contracted To Maintain MK-48 Torpedoes

Keel layed for new littoral combat ship

World's First Satellite Communicator with Built-In Navigation

Russia's Glonass system fails second time in April

Facebook rolls out 'nearby friends' feature

NASA Sees Earth From Orbit In 2013

Google online maps go back in time

NASA calls on Earthlings to celebrate Earth Day with #GlobalSelfie


Surface of Titan Sea is mirror smooth, Stanford scientists find
New radar measurements of an enormous sea on Titan offer insights into the weather patterns and landscape composition of the Saturnian moon. The measurements, made in 2013 by NASA's Cassini spacecra ... more

Plane mystery deepens Malaysia Airlines' financial woes
The mystery surrounding the fate of a possibly hijacked Malaysia Airlines plane raises the spectre of costly lawsuits and a damaging drop in bookings for a national carrier already haemorrhaging cash in the face of intense competition. ... more

Getting hyperspectral image data down to a sprint
Materials of similar appearance can be unambiguously identified by the respective color spectrum. Hyperspectral cameras deliver the requisite spectral data. A new software product can process these ... more

Northrop Grumman GATOR System To Start Low-Rate Initial Production Phase
On Jan. 24, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research Development and Acquisition approved the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) program for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) ... more
24/7 News Coverage
60% of China underground water polluted: report

Brain size matters when it comes to animal self-control

What gave us the advantage over extinct types of humans

Cyber buddy is better than 'no buddy'

Wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated

How Australia got the hump with 1 million feral camels

Too many chefs: Smaller groups exhibit more accurate decision-making


NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes


Payload prep continues for Arianespace Soyuz for Sentinel-1A


Raytheon awarded contract for Patriot


The Republic of Korea's Earth observation satellite Kompsat-6 to be launched in 2019


Radar Images of near-Earth Asteroid 2006 DP14


USAF reveals 'neighborhood watch' satellite program


First Copernicus satellite at launch site


China Focus: Uneasy rest begins for China's troubled Yutu rover


Is Yutu Stuck?


Outside View: Genocide in Fallujah

Scalable Agile Beam Radar Brings Advanced Capabilities to Global F-16 Fleets

Sentinel-1 spreads its wings

Raytheon kicks off 15th year of GaN innovation

Atlas Elektronik zeros in on Indian sonar deal

Scalable Agile Beam Radar Rapidly Achieves Major Program Milestones

Arctic lakes show climate on thin ice

New NASA Laser Technology Reveals How Ice Measures Up

Raytheon secures first international customer for its F-16 RACR AESA radar

Oman orders NASAMS air defense system

NASA Radar Maps the Winter Pace of Iceland's Glaciers

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