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July 22, 2019
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European Galileo satellite navigation system resumes Initial Services



Berlin, Germany (SPX) Jul 22, 2019
The Initial Services provided by the European satellite navigation system - Galileo - have been successfully restored. Galileo was affected by a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure. This event led to a temporary interruption of the globally available Galileo navigation and timing services, with the exception of the Galileo Search and Rescue Service. The Search and Rescue Service, which is used to locate and assist people in emergency situations, for example, at sea or in remote ... read more

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Europe's Galileo GPS system back after six-day outage
Paris (AFP) July 18, 2019
Europe's Galileo satellite navigationsystem, a rival of the American GPS network, is back in service after a six-day outage, its oversight agency said on Thursday. ... more
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An AI technology to reveal the characteristics of animal behavior only from the trajectory
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Jul 22, 2019
Recording the movements of people and animals (including birds and insects) has become very easy because of the development of small and inexpensive GPS devices and video cameras. However, it is sti ... more
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Europe's GPS rival Galileo suffers outage
Brussels (AFP) July 15, 2019
Europe's Galileo satellite position system, a future rival of the American GPS network, has been out of service since Friday, its oversight agency said. ... more
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Second Lockheed Martin-Built GPS III Satellite Ready for July 25 Liftoff
TITusville FL (SPX) Jul 09, 2019
The GPS satellite constellation is about to get its next heathy dose of new technology and more advanced capabilities. The second next-generation, Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT)-built GPS III satellite ... more
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First observation of native ferroelectric metal
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Jul 08, 2019
In a paper released in Science Advances, UNSW researchers describe the first observation of a native ferroelectric metal. The study represents the first example of a native metal with bistable ... more
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Planes landing in Israel see GPS signals disrupted
Jerusalem (AFP) June 27, 2019
GPS signals in Israel's airspace have been disrupted for three weeks, a government spokesman said Thursday, with local reports suggesting that Russia might be the cause of the problem. ... more
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ATLAS expands on-orbit customer base, bolsters global ground network
Traverse City MI (SPX) Jul 03, 2019
ATLAS Space Operations, a leading innovator of ground communications in the space industry, continues to grow its on-orbit customer base with two additional launches this past week. BlackSky Global' ... more
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NASA Eyes GPS at the Moon for Artemis Missions
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 01, 2019
GPS, a satellite-based navigation system used by an estimated four billion people worldwide to figure out where they are on Earth at any moment, could be used to pilot in and around lunar orbit duri ... more
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Uber names Melbourne as first non-US city for flying car program
Washington (AFP) June 11, 2019
Uber on Tuesday selected Melbourne, Australia, as the first non-US city for its aerial ridesharing service that is expected to launch in 2023, as it unveiled new partners for the ambitious initiative. ... more
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Lockheed Martin Delivers GPS III Contingency Operations
Denver CO (SPX) Jun 12, 2019
The next step in modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation with new technology and capabilities is happening from the ground up! On May 22, Lockheed Martin delive ... more
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China to complete BeiDou-3 satellite system by 2020
Nanjing, China (XNA) Jun 10, 2019
China's BeiDou-3 system, a global geolocation network, is expected to be completed in 2020, with a total of 35 satellites, researchers at a conference on the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) ... more
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Somebody's watching you: The surveillance of self-driving cars
Hanover NH (SPX) Jun 10, 2019
Picture the future, where driving is a thing of the past. You can hop in your car or one from a ride-share, buckle up and tell the car where you want to go. During your ride, you can check your emai ... more
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BlackSky Awarded NRO Contract for Commercial Imagery to Support U.S. Government Mission Needs
Herndon VA (SPX) Jun 04, 2019
BlackSky, a leading provider of geospatial intelligence, satellite imaging, and global monitoring services, announced it has been awarded a Study Contract through the National Reconnaissance Office ... more
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BlackSky begins commercial operations, signs agreement with HawkEye 360
San Antonio TX (SPX) Jun 04, 2019
At the USGIF-sponsored GEOINT Symposium in San Antonio, BlackSky, a leading provider of geospatial intelligence, satellite imaging, and global monitoring services, announced it has signed an agreeme ... more


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China's satellite navigation industry scale to exceed 400 billion yuan in 2020
Beijing (XNA) May 27, 2019
The output value of China's satellite navigation industry is expected to surpass 400 billion yuan (about 57.9 billion U.S. dollars) in 2020, according to the ongoing 10th China Satellite Navigation ... more
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China to launch six to eight BDS-3 satellites this year
Beijing (XNA) May 27, 2019
China will send six to eight new satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space this year, according to the ongoing tenth China Satellite Navigation Conference on Wednesday. ... more
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China Satellite Navigation Conference opens in Beijing
Beijing (XNA) May 23, 2019
The most recent achievements of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) will be displayed and discussed during the tenth China Satellite Navigation Conference that opened in Beijing Wednesday. ... more
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China launches new BeiDou navigation satellite
Xichang (XNA) May 20, 2019
China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 11:48 p.m. Friday. Launched on a Long Marc ... more
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Tug-of-war drives magnetic north sprint
Paris (ESA) May 16, 2019
As far as we know, Earth's magnetic north has always wandered, but it has recently gained new momentum and is making a dash towards Siberia at a pace not seen before. While this has some practical i ... more
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DLR tests the City-ATM system at the Kohlbrand Bridge in Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) May 16, 2019
Parcel-delivery drones, air taxis and uncrewed inspection aircraft will to fly over cities and interact with one another in the future. They must be able to recognise and avoid one another, ideally ... more
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Lavender back in fashion with French farmers
Chatuzange-Le-Goubet, France (AFP) July 21, 2019
Working its way across a purple-green field in southern France, a claw-fitted tractor harvests plants of lavender destined to become essential oil as a traditional sector stages a modest comeback. "They are slightly grey because they are starting to wilt, it is the best point for the quantity and quality of essential oils," explains Vincent Jamonet who runs the operation in the Drome region ... more
+ Swine fever sends China's pork prices, imports soaring
+ China importers seek to lift tariffs on US farm goods: state media
+ China fails to buy agricultural goods as promised: Trump
+ US judge slashes jury award in Roundup cancer case
+ Study: Global farming trends threaten food security
+ Indonesia president vows to fight EU palm oil rules
+ Insecticides that threaten bees also harm damselflies, study finds
NIST's quantum logic clock returns to top performance
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 22, 2019
The quantum logic clock--perhaps best known for showing you age faster if you stand on a stool--has climbed back to the leading performance echelons of the world's experimental atomic clocks. Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been quietly upgrading their quantum logic clock design for the past eight years, mainly to reduce errors from unwanted mot ... more
+ EU fines chipmaker Qualcomm 242 mn euros for 'predatory' pricing
+ Speediest quantum operation 200 times faster than before
+ Will your future computer be made using bacteria
+ 'Tsunami' on a silicon chip: a world first for light waves
+ On the way to printable organic light emitting diodes
+ Atomic 'patchwork' using heteroepitaxy for next generation semiconductor devices
+ Mysterious Majorana quasiparticle is now closer to being controlled for quantum computing


Lockheed to keep Sikorsky helicopter plant open in Pennsylvania
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2019
Lockheed Martin has agreed to keep a helicopter plant in Pennsylvania open at least temporarily, reversing plans announced early last month. Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson confirmed a Twitter post by President Donald Trump about the company's subsidiary Sikorsky keeping a plant open in Coatesville, 39 miles west of Philadelphia. "I was just informed by Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockh ... more
+ Bulgaria parliament ratifies costly deal to buy eight F-16s
+ $600M helicopter sale to Greece approved by State Department
+ Air Force pilot tests modified Black Hawk helicopter for first time
+ Sweden, United Kingdom to partner on future combat aircraft development
+ Lockheed Martin awarded $112.4M for work on F-35
+ eFlyer 2 Prototype Begins New Flight Test Program with Siemens Production Motor
+ Britain's first P-8A Poseidon takes flight near Boeing plant
'Smartphone zombie' halts Vienna driverless bus test
Vienna (AFP) July 19, 2019
A test of driverless buses has been halted in Vienna after a woman distracted by her smartphone walked into the side of one of the mini-buses as it was moving, the city's transport authority said Friday. The woman had been wearing headphones and looking at her phone when the accident happened on Thursday, a spokeswoman for the Austrian capital's public transport company said, citing witnesse ... more
+ Barcelona mayor opens door to congestion charge
+ Ford, Volkswagen join forces on the new frontier of electric autos
+ From princes to undertakers, Norway's motorists go electric
+ Choking India gets first fully-fledged electric car
+ E-scooters: a transport 'tsunami' flooding cities worldwide
+ Electric scooters: not so eco-friendly after all?
+ Tel Aviv takes a ride to scooter 'paradise'
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US-China trade officials to talk again 'this week': official
Washington (AFP) July 15, 2019
Top US and Chinese trade negotiators are due to speak by telephone in the coming days, but no face-to-face talks have been scheduled yet, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday. That would be the second call in two weeks by senior officials from Washington and Beijing as the thaw in fraught trade negotiations continues. "We expect to have another principal-level call this week, ... more
+ US hopes China to undo backtracking on trade: official
+ Tech tax set to dominate G7 finance minisers meeting
+ China opens up finance sector to more foreign investment
+ Trade deal binds Bolsonaro to Paris pact, EU official
+ Bank of England notes its 325 years with trip back in time
+ US importers find ways to adapt to, skirt Trump's tariffs
+ Chile lowers 2019 copper price projection as Chinese demand falls
Iceland tries to bring back trees razed by the Vikings
Reykjavik (AFP) July 17, 2019
Before being colonised by the Vikings, Iceland was lush with forests but the fearsome warriors razed everything to the ground and the nation is now struggling to reforest the island. The country is considered the least forested in Europe; indeed, forests in Iceland are so rare, or their trees so young, that people often joke that those lost in the woods only need to stand up to find their wa ... more
+ Joshua trees facing extinction
+ The global tree restoration potential
+ Reforestation could cut carbon levels by two-thirds, study says
+ Gabon's timber industry reeling after corruption scandal
+ Loss of deep-soil water triggered forest die-off in Sierra Nevada
+ Some trees make droughts worse, study says
+ Road construction accelerates deforestation in the Congo, study shows


Earth's Shining Upper Atmosphere - From the Apollo Era to the Present
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 22, 2019
In 1972, Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke stood on the Moon and looked back at Earth. From the lunar surface, they took a picture of Earth like none before: the first view of our planet in far ultraviolet light. This picture highlights Earth's ionosphere, a region of the upper atmosphere that is mostly invisible to our eyes - aside from aurora or airglow, if you're in the r ... more
+ Chaos theory produces map for predicting paths of particles emitted into the atmosphere
+ Animal observation system ICARUS is switched on
+ PlanetiQ secures $18.7M Series B financing round
+ First new DoD NEXRAD weather radar installed at Cannon Air Force Base
+ Airbus to develop CO3D Earth Observation programme for CNES
+ Scientists discover the biggest seaweed bloom in the world
+ Winter monsoons became stronger during geomagnetic reversal
DARPA Announces Microsystems Exploration Program
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 17, 2019
Over the past few decades, DARPA's Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) has enabled revolutionary advances in electronics materials, devices, and systems, which have provided the United States with unique defense and economic advantages. To continue its path of successful electronics innovation, DARPA has announced a new MTO effort called the Microsystems Exploration program. The Microsyst ... more
+ DNA origami joins forces with molecular motors to build nanoscale machines
+ Monitoring the lifecycle of tiny catalyst nanoparticles
+ Fast and selective optical heating for functional nanomagnetic metamaterials
+ 2D gold quantum dots are atomically tunable with nanotubes
+ Harnessing microorganisms for smart microsystems
+ AD alloyed nanoantennas for temperature-feedback identification of viruses and explosives
+ Quantum optical cooling of nanoparticles
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U.S. Defense Department considers buying Israeli-made drones
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2019
An Israeli-made anti-tank drone is under consideration for purchase by the U.S. Defense Department. The Defense Department is seeking the approval of the U.S. Congress to transfer $6.9 million between accounts to buy an undisclosed number of Hero-120 "loitering drones," canister-launched anti-armor munitions. The proposed purchase is part of the $2.8 billion omnibus Pentagon budget sent ... more
+ Automating complex design of universal controller for hybrid drones
+ C-Astral participates in demonstrations to help Europe set rules for drone deliveries
+ Navy's Fire Scout unmanned helicopter achieves initial operational capability
+ General Atomics gets $21.9M Army contract for work on Gray Eagle drone
+ Frequentis Defense gets $8.4M contract for work on MQ-25 Stingray
+ Saudi cities face growing threat of Yemen rebel drones
+ Metropolitan area of Amsterdam starts exploring use of drone technology
Global warming = more energy use = more warming
Paris (AFP) June 24, 2019
Even modest climate change will increase global energy demand by up to a quarter before mid-century, and by nearly 60 percent if humanity fails to curb greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Monday. To the extent this energy comes from fossil fuels, the extra power needed to cool industries, homes and retail outlets in the coming decades will itself contribute to more warming, they repor ... more
+ Big energy discussion 'scrubbed from record' at UN climate talks
+ New York to get one of world's most ambitious carbon reduction plans
+ Wartsila and Summit sign Bangladesh's biggest ever service agreement to maintain Summit's 464 MW power plants
+ Canada must double its carbon tax to reach emissions target
+ New York takes aim at skyscrapers' sky-high energy usage
+ Florida air conditioning pioneer first dismissed as a crank
+ Speed bumps on German road to lower emissions


Harvesting energy from the human knee
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 22, 2019
Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed by a group of researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, that possibility might not be far out of reach. The group describes the technology in Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing. An energy harvester is attached to the wearer's knee and can generate 1.6 microwatts of power while the wearer walks ... more
+ A new material for the battery of the future, made in UCLouvain
+ Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?
+ Materials scientists uncover source of degradation in sodium batteries
+ Green light for a new generation of dynamic materials
+ A new way to measure the stability of next-generation magnetic fusion devices
+ Tiny granules can help bring clean and abundant fusion power to Earth
+ Highview Power Unveils CRYOBattery, World's First Giga-Scale Cryogenic Battery
Electric Boat nabs $173.8M for support of Navy's strategic, attack subs
Washington (UPI) Jul 12, 2019
General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. has been awarded a $173.8 million contract for submarine design and engineering support for the Navy. The Groton, Conn., company will provide engineering, technical, design agent and planning yeard support for the Navy's operational strategic and attack submarines, the Department of Defense said Thursday. The contract is the second Electric Bo ... more
+ Six companies to compete for $2.5B in funds to install Navy C4ISR systems
+ Delaware submarine nears delivery to U.S. Navy as first meals served
+ ERAPSCO awarded $1B to produce sonobuoys for U.S. Navy
+ U.S. joins 11 NATO allies for Breeze 2019 maritime exercise in Bulgaria
+ France launches new nuclear-powered attack submarine
+ HII completes flight deck of Ford-class carrier John F. Kennedy
+ Russia buries navy officers killed in sub fire


BAE Systems wins $45M contract for howitzer modifications
Washington (UPI) Jul 15, 2019
BAE Systems received a $45 million contract to improve the firing capabilities of the howitzers of the U.S. Army, the company announced Monday. The company will work to increase the range and rate of fire of current and future M109A7 self-propelled howitzers in the Extended Range Cannon Artillery Increment 1 prototype series. ERCA will be integrated onto the M109A7, replacing its curren ... more
+ Leidos Inc. awarded $66.7M for Air Force Research Lab C4ISR sensor work
+ Oshkosh Defense awarded $320M to supply FMTVs for U.S., allies
+ Air Force rolls out new medical model to minimize troop downtime
+ BAE, Rheinmetall launch military vehicle joint venture
+ The US Army's plans to fill urgent capability gaps in 2019
+ GenDyn gets $16.2M contract for Abrams M1A1 tank tech support
+ U.S. Army changes recruitment approach with new advertising agency
Earth's Shining Upper Atmosphere - From the Apollo Era to the Present
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Jul 22, 2019
In 1972, Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke stood on the Moon and looked back at Earth. From the lunar surface, they took a picture of Earth like none before: the first view of our planet in far ultraviolet light. This picture highlights Earth's ionosphere, a region of the upper atmosphere that is mostly invisible to our eyes - aside from aurora or airglow, if you're in the r ... more
+ Chaos theory produces map for predicting paths of particles emitted into the atmosphere
+ Animal observation system ICARUS is switched on
+ PlanetiQ secures $18.7M Series B financing round
+ First new DoD NEXRAD weather radar installed at Cannon Air Force Base
+ Airbus to develop CO3D Earth Observation programme for CNES
+ Scientists discover the biggest seaweed bloom in the world
+ Winter monsoons became stronger during geomagnetic reversal
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Mapping the Moon and Worlds Beyond
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jul 18, 2019
In 1972, it took an astronaut going on a spacewalk to do what Lynn Carter now can do with a few mouse clicks over lunch. Carter, a planetary science professor at the Univerity of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, points to a small, framed photograph above her desk. It shows the Apollo 17 spacecraft, the last crewed mission to the moon, cruising high above the grey, cratered expanse below. ... more
+ Raytheon nets $40.2M for variants of Navy's AN/SPY-6 radar
+ Electronic chip mimics the brain to make memories in a flash
+ NUS 'smart' textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors by 1,000 times
+ Perseverance is key to NASA's advancement of alloys for bearings and gears
+ New developments with Chinese satellites over the past decade
+ NASA funds demo of 3D-Printed spacecraft parts made, assembled in orbit
+ Stonehenge construction may have been aided by lots of pig fat
China tested new anti-ballistic missile in South China Sea
Washington (UPI) Jul 19, 2019
China demonstrated a new anti-ship ballistic missiles, with nuclear capabilities, last month, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief said. Adm. Philip Davidson told the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday that six missiles fired into the South China Sea included a new, submarine-launched anti-ship ballistic missile called the JL-3. The tests came after Wei Fenghe, China's defense minister, of ... more
+ Turkey ignores US warnings over Russian S-400 missile deployment
+ Lockheed Martin gets $22.5M contract for Aegis upgrades
+ Trump declines to criticize Turkey's Russia missile purchase
+ Turkey awaits ninth delivery for Russian S-400 missile defense system
+ Erdogan hails S-400 deal as Turkey marks 2016 coup bid anniversary
+ Germany approved for $401M buy of Patriot missiles, parts
+ Turkey receives first Russian missile delivery risking deepening rift with US
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