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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Research Partnership Uses Satellite Technology for Oceanic Flow Study

The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (UM) will deploy 550 SPOT Trace satellite trackers from Globalstar Inc. in its continued research expedition with the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE), which is dedicated to forecasting the fate of oil dispersed into the environment to

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Drones Give Scientists a New Self-Service Approach

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 5, 2016—Earth and environmental scientists have often had to rely on piloted aircraft and satellites to collect remote sensing data, platforms that have traditionally been controlled by large research organizations or regulatory agencies. Thanks to the increased affordability and dramatic technological advances of drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), however, earth and

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Marcia McNutt Elected 22nd NAS President; New Treasurer, Council Members Chosen

WASHINGTON — Members of the National Academy of Sciences have elected Marcia K. McNutt, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals, as president of the Academy.  William H. Press, Warren J. and Viola M. Raymer Professor, departments of computer science and integrative biology at The University of Texas at Austin was elected treasurer, and four

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

IGARSS Begins in Munich

World-class scientists, engineers and educators have gathered in Munich, Germany, this week to discuss the latest developments in remote sensing and exchange ideas with other members of the international scientific community.

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Flying Thermometers

Some satellites carry instruments that provide measurements of the surface temperature of oceans and seas – like a thermometer in the sky. Scientists met recently to review data from new satellite missions and scientific progress in the field.

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

American Satellites Are Rotting Alone in Space, Who Will Save Them?

SpaceX’s Dragon vehicle and its recent blast into space have gotten plenty of press. Many see the shift to privatized space travel as the nail in the coffin for the United States government’s space exploration. But you likely haven’t heard about another critical deficiency in the US space program: America is quickly losing its scientific