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Monday, June 27th, 2016

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Not Likely to Recover From Drought Until 2019

Even with this winter's strong El Niño, the Sierra Nevada snowpack will likely take until 2019 to return to pre-drought levels, according to a new analysis led by UCLA hydrology researchers.

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Peat Bogs: From Fire Break to Fire Hazard

The peat bogs of the world, once waterlogged repositories of dead moss, are being converted into fuel-packed fire hazards that can burn for months and generate deadly smoke, warns a McMaster researcher.

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Better Information is Needed to Understand Extreme Weather

Scientists need more credible and relevant information to help communities become more resilient. Researchers need improved techniques to be able to understand why the climate is changing, and the part humans play in this process, according to Professor Peter Stott, who leads the Climate Monitoring and Attribution team at the Met Office and is also

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

94 Million-Year-Old Climate Change Event Holds Clues for Future

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A major climate event millions of years ago that caused substantial change to the ocean’s ecological systems may hold clues as to how the Earth will respond to future climate change, a Florida State University researcher said. In a new study published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Assistant Professor of Geology

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

MEMSIC INC Launches First Ever Vibration Filtering Accelerometers and Tilt Switches

MEMSIC Inc., (http://www.memsic.com) a leading sensing solutions provider, today announced a unique new family of acceleration and tip-over sensor components that includes four new sensors, the MXD6240 and 41AU, MXC6244AU, MXC6245XU. These new sensors provide tip-over and acceleration sensing in a wide range of Automotive, Industrial and Consumer applications, such as motorcycle and off-road vehicle

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

BAE Systems Awarded $75 Million U.S. Army Contract to Develop Next-Generation Geospatial Intelligence Capabilities

MCLEAN, Va.—The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract worth as much as $75 million to provide enhanced geospatial intelligence technical and analytical support. The award was issued under the INSCOM Global Intelligence indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. BAE Systems will assist in the exploitation and processing of

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

CityEngine 2016 Release Integrates with ArcGIS Platform

Redlands, Calif., June 21, 2016—Esri, the global leader in geographic information system solutions today announced the release of CityEngine 2016. The revolutionary modeling technology allows GIS professionals, 3D artists, architects and urban planners to create smart 3D city models in a matter of minutes. With just a few clicks, the new “Get Map Data” interface will

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Water Stress Tool Set to ‘Go Live’

An experimental tool to give farmers, government officials, environmental groups and other stakeholders an improved estimate of how much water is available in a specific watershed is scheduled to go on line this summer.

Monday, June 20th, 2016

International Team Investigating Marine Species Adaptation

CHARLOTTE, NC- Animals can adapt to their environment through changes to their DNA, but more recently, research has shown that non-genetic components may be important, too. UNC Charlotte biological sciences professor Adam Reitzel is leading an international team to investigate how epigenetic regulations and microbial communities are influencing the adaptation of coastal marine species to

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