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Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Clark County Looks to Lead UAV Industry

Local businesses and institutions will push ahead with their attempts to make Clark County a leader in the emerging commercial drone industry, despite losing out on a bid to be one of six national test sites. That includes launching the state’s first precision agriculture program at Clark State Community College and building $500,000 hangars at

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Water Reserve Discovered Deep Within the Earth

A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth’s surface. The finding could help explain where Earth’s seas came from. The water is hidden inside a blue rock called ringwoodite that lies 700 kilometres underground in the mantle, the layer of hot rock between Earth’s

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Russia to Send Second GLONASS-M Satellite Into Orbit

A Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the Fregat space tug is to blast off Saturday from a launch pad at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia’s Arkhangelsk region and put into orbit second GLONASS-M satellite in 2014. This will be the second launch of GLONASS-M satellite this year and the fourth time when it was sent to

Friday, June 13th, 2014

ISRO Planning to Launch French Satellite SPOT 7 on June 26

ISRO is planning to launch its next rocket PSLV C23 carrying a French remote sensing satellite SPOT 7, along with four others from Sriharikota spaceport on June 26, a senior official said on Friday. SPOT 7 is an Earth observing satellite, similar to Indian Remote Satellite System (IRSS), he said, adding four other satellites would

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Satellite Technology Used to Study Lake Trout in Lake Superior

Lake Superior is making the history books by becoming the first and only great lake to feature satellite technology on its fish. “This is a project in which we’re tagging using satellite pop up tags lake trout,” said Dr. Rick Goetz, Supervisory Research Physiologist for NOAA. “We’re actually tagging two different morphotypes or different types

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Google’s Satellite Plans May Include Virgin Galactic Investment

It would appear that Google is ramping up their efforts to bring the whole world internet access with a tipped investment in Virgin Galactic. Insiders have let it be known that Virgin Galactic is in talks with Google to move forth their next wave of space-bound technology. Talks are “likely to lead to a deal”

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The UK Office for National Statistics Opens the Open Geography Portal

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has used open source tools and GIS mapping software from Esri to create a single source of statistical data that can be easily accessed by staff and the public. The ONS’ Open Geography Portal (OGP) was created in response to the UK government’s push for open data, the most

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

A Plan B for Climate Agreements

After more than two decades of the U.N. climate-treaty process, long thought to be our best shot at getting governments to act on global warming, it’s time for a new approach. Although there are many reasons emissions have continued to increase, an obvious one is simply that the U.N. approach to climate change—which involves gathering

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Hexagon Acquires North West Geomatics Ltd.

Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies, has acquired the remaining 90 per cent of the shares in North West Geomatics Ltd., making the company a fully owned subsidiary of Hexagon. Hexagon acquired 10 per cent of North West Geomatics’ shares in 2012.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

DigitalGlobe Receives U.S. Government License to Sell Sharper Imagery

Satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe Inc said the U.S. government had approved its longstanding request to sell higher-resolution images, a move that could unlock $400 million in additional market opportunities for the company. DigitalGlobe, the only provider of high-resolution commercial satellite images in the United States, has received a license from the U.S. Commerce Department to

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