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April 29, 2020
Quantum entanglement offers unprecedented precision for GPS, imaging and beyond

Tucson AZ (SPX) Apr 22, 2020
Your phone's GPS, the WiFi in your house and communications on aircraft are all powered by radio-frequency waves, or RF waves, which carry information from a transmitter at one point to a sensor at another. The sensors interpret this information in different ways. For example, a GPS sensor uses the angle at which it receives an RF wave to determine its own relative location. The more precisely it can measure the angle, the more accurately it can determine location. In a paper published in Physical ... read more

Galileo Green Lane, easing pressure at the EU's internal borders
Prague, Czechia (SPX) Apr 28, 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is working together with the European Commission (EC) on an app to facilitate the movement of goods and freight within the EU in support of the COVID-19 pandemic respo ... more
GPS celebrates 25th year of operation
Peterson AFB CO (SPX) Apr 28, 2020
The Global Positioning System, better known as GPS, marks its 25th year of operation Apr. 27, 2020. On this date in 1995, the system reached full operational capability, meaning the system met ... more
Esper, lawmakers criticize FCC's approval of Ligado 5G proposal
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 23, 2020
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Thursday criticized a proposal to deploy a nationwide network to provide 5G and internet-of-things services, saying it could disrupt GPS services millions of Americans rely on daily. ... more
Can sub-Saharan Africa achieve sustainable access to energy for all by 2030?
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Apr 20, 2020
In 2019, the global population without access to electricity dipped below 1 billion for the first time. This progress has however been uneven, both across and within different regions. A new IIASA s ... more

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Want to transfer into the Space Force? Application period opens May 1
Arlington VA (SPX) Apr 23, 2020
The U.S. Space Force announced recently the opportunity for U.S. Air Force active duty members to volunteer to officially transfer into the new service begins May 1. "This is an historic time ... more
India develops unique model to hit enemy targets without positioning error
New Delhi (Sputnik) Apr 22, 2020
Due to the unavailability of a reliable model to predict the electron density of the ionosphere, navigation errors remain, creating technological hurdles. A new model developed by Indian researchers ... more
BlackSky announces secure bundle for intelligence analysts
Herndon VA (SPX) Apr 23, 2020
BlackSky has announced its new Spectra On-Demand Secure Bundle service to support remote work options for intelligence analysts. The new Spectra solution allows analysts to securely share unclassifi ... more
NewSpace Philosophies: Who, How, What?
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 06, 2020
The world is enthusiastically watching the development of the space industry. Alpha launches from Firefly Aerospace and Orion are in the works, as well as Crew Dragon lift-offs with space tourists. ... more
Apple data show dramatic impact of virus on movement
Hong Kong (AFP) April 15, 2020
Apple has launched a new website that shows with striking graphs how the coronavirus pandemic has slammed the brakes on life around the world. ... more
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USSF reschedules next GPS launch
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Apr 08, 2020
The United States Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has decided to reschedule the launch of GPS III SV03 (GPS III-3) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to minimize the potentia ... more
Space Force announces its first pandemic-related launch delay
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 08, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has delayed the launch of a GPS III satellite - the first postponement tied to the virus for a military space mission, the U.S. Space Force said. ... more
China to launch last satellite for BeiDou navigation system in May
Xichang (XNA) Apr 07, 2020
China is expected to launch the last satellite for its BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellite System in May from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The new satel ... more
Innovative space startup advances US ability to gather intelligence in Cislunar Space
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 07, 2020
The rapidly growing 'New Space' startup company Rhea Space Activity (RSA), headquartered in Washington D.C., with operations in Colorado Springs, has been tapped by the United States Air Force (USAF ... more
L3Harris Technologies passes PDR for experimental satellite navigation program
Melbourne FL (SPX) Apr 03, 2020
L3Harris Technologies has reached a major milestone in the U.S. Air Force's Navigation Technology Satellite-3 (NTS-3) project - passing the preliminary design review that defines the spacecraft's pa ... more

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China's BeiDou satellites help precise fertilizer distribution
Beijing (XNA) Apr 02, 2020
China's BeiDou navigation system is helping farmers apply fertilizers and pesticides more precisely, according to a report by Science and Technology Daily. An intelligent fertilizer-pesticide ... more
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Wireless network helps scientists track small animals
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 02, 2020
Researchers have developed a wireless network capable of tracking small animals tagged with sensors. ... more
Contingency Operations Program and GPS III SV02 Receives Operational Acceptance from USSF
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Mar 31, 2020
The Space and Missile Systems Center achieved a major Global Positioning System milestone on March 27 with the Contingency Operations (COps) program and GPS III Space Vehicle (SV) 02 receiving U.S. ... more
Final Steps Underway To Operationalize Ultra-Secure, Jam-Resistant GPS M-Code Signal
Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Mar 27, 2020
The final steps to fully-enable the ultra-secure, jam-resistant Military Code (M-Code) signal on the Global Positioning System (GPS) are now underway. As part of the U.S. military's effort to ... more
SMC prepares GPS Next Generation OCX for Operations
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Mar 31, 2020
On March 26, the U.S. Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center's GPS Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) program instructed Raytheon to replace the computer hardware in OCX prior ... more
Two Galileo Satellites to Be Launched in December From Kourou on Russia's Soyuz - Source
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 31, 2020
Two Galileo navigation satellites will be launched into space in December from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana on a Russian Soyuz launch vehicle, instead of the Ariane 6 carrier rocket, a s ... more
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DLR technologies for humanitarian aid
Berlin, Germany (SPX) Apr 20, 2020
Technologies developed for spaceflight must function under extreme conditions. Not only do systems and equipment need to be robust, safe, compact, lightweight and easy to use, but they must also function reliably and sometimes autonomously. Satellite technologies also provide a rapid and comprehensive view of Earth from above. These special properties also prove useful on Earth, not least for de ... more
+ Virus helps infected bees slip past the guards of healthy hives
+ Polish farms hit with one-two punch of virus, drought
+ Analysis of pottery fragments shows dairy farming common in Neolithic Europe
+ Scientist calls for renewed debate on plant breeding technologies
+ Device could deliver "life-saving" treatment to diseased fruit plants
+ UAE wages war on tiny scourge threatening date palms
+ Amazonians go hungry despite living in one of the most biodiverse places on Earth
Reducing the carbon footprint of artificial intelligence
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 24, 2020
Artificial intelligence has become a focus of certain ethical concerns, but it also has some major sustainability issues. Last June, researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst released a startling report estimating that the amount of power required for training and searching a certain neural network architecture involves the emissions of roughly 626,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. T ... more
+ Quantum research unifies two ideas offering an alternative route to topological superconductivity
+ The future of semiconductors is clear
+ Wiring the quantum computer of the future
+ Organic memory devices show promise for flexible, wearable, personalized computing
+ Pushing the limits of 2D supramolecules
+ A key development in the drive for energy-efficient electronics
+ Stretchable supercapacitors to power tomorrow's wearable devices

AlphaDogfight Trials Final Event Moved to August
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 28, 2020
DARPA's AlphaDogfight Trials Final event, originally scheduled for April, has been rescheduled for the summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The third and final trial is now planned for Aug. 17-20, 2020, at AFWERX, the Air Force's innovation hub, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Eight teams were selected last year to compete in a virtual competition designed to demonstrate advanced artificial intellig ... more
+ Boeing nabs $75.1M for Super Hornet service life modification
+ GE nabs $707.3M to produce F110 engines for allied governments
+ B-1B Lancer flies 29-hour mission for exercise with Japan air defense force
+ Air Force awards $258.7M to Dataminr for push alerts system
+ NASA Successfully Tests Telemetry Signal on Agency's First All-Electric X-plane
+ Lockheed expects slowed production due to COVID-19, F-35 to be hit hardest
+ Fast-track training for pilots who never leave the ground
Linking self-driving cars to traffic signals might help pedestrians give them the green light
Ann Arbor MI (The Conversation) Apr 22, 2020
Automated vehicles don't have human operators to communicate their driving intentions to pedestrians at intersections. My team's research on pedestrians' perceptions of safety shows their trust of traffic lights tends to override their fear of self-driving cars. This suggests one way to help pedestrians trust and safely interact with autonomous vehicles may be to link the cars' driving behavior ... more
+ Could shrinking a key component help make autonomous cars affordable?
+ Renault shifts to all-electric cars for China
+ VW loses 'damning' dieselgate class lawsuit in UK
+ System trains driverless cars in simulation before they hit the road
+ Renault says China, South Korea plants restarting after virus shutdown
+ Joint Japanese-German research project investigates networked and automated driving
+ Electric cars better for climate in 95 percent of the world
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HSBC profits halved as virus batters global economy
Hong Kong (AFP) April 28, 2020
HSBC on Tuesday said first quarter pre-tax profits almost halved as the banking giant was battered by the global coronavirus pandemic while it embarked on a major restructuring. The lender reported pre-tax profits of $3.2 billion, down 48 percent from the same period in 2019, citing credit losses from clients struck by the economic slowdown as a major cause. "The economic impact of the ... more
+ Equities extend gains as lockdowns are eased but dealers cautious
+ EU commissioner slams Europe's 'morbid dependency' on China
+ Could virus crisis kill debt-laden US Postal Service?
+ Asia virus latest: India curbs foreign takeovers; Japanese tulips snipped
+ China suffers historic contraction as virus paralyses economy
+ EU aims to bar 'predatory' takeovers of weakened firms
+ Trump lays out gradual reopening of US as China faces virus fire
Plant diversity in Europe's forests is on the decline
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 13, 2020
Plant diversity in the forests of Europe is not what it used to be. Rare plant species are being replaced by more common species at an alarming rate, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. Across the globe, the list of threatened plant and animal species gets longer every year. But on smaller scales, some species are thriving. Researchers ... more
+ Ancient long-lived pioneer trees store majority of carbon in tropical forests
+ Drylands to become more abundant, less productive due to climate change
+ The young Brazilians fighting for the Amazon
+ Indigenous leader murdered in Amazon
+ Remains of 90-million-year-old rainforest found near South Pole
+ In an African forest, a fight to save the endangered pangolin
+ Remote Tierra del Fuego kelp forests surveyed for the first time in 45 years

Wildlife conservation aided by L3Harris Electro-Optical/Infrared Technology
Melbourne FL (SPX) Apr 23, 2020
When John Romero, president of Owyhee Air Research (OAR), got into the business of wildlife research, he did so for the love of wildlife. Now, he says, "it's more a love of the work and the services we can provide." The Nampa, Idaho-based company is on the forefront of wildlife study, wildfire containment and natural resource surveying using L3Harris aerial infrared technology. OAR s ... more
+ How NASA is Helping the World Breathe More Easily
+ Spotting air pollution with satellites, better than ever before
+ Ball Aerospace moves into full production of the Space Force's Weather System Follow-on satellite
+ Ending global plant tracking, Proba-V assigned new focus
+ Airbus will support France and India to monitor climate change with TRISHNA
+ Identifying land cover from outer space
+ 3D models of mountain lakes with a portable sonar and airborne laser
Magnetic nanoparticles help researchers remotely release adrenal hormones
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 13, 2020
Scientists have developed a way to remotely control the release of adrenal hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. Previous studies have linked problems with the regulation of hormones from the adrenal gland with mental health disorders, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. The new research, detailed in the journal Science Advances, could help scientists investig ... more
+ New DNA origami motor breaks speed record for nano machines
+ Deep-sea osmolyte makes biomolecular machines heat-tolerant
+ Nanobubbles in nanodroplets
+ New production method for carbon nanotubes gets green light
+ A quantum breakthrough brings a technique from astronomy to the nano-scale
+ Creating a nanoscale on-off switch for heat
+ Nanoscience breakthrough: Probing particles smaller than a billionth of a meter
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Singapore launches first drone delivery service
Singapore (AFP) April 29, 2020
Singapore's first drone delivery service has begun by taking vitamins to a ship, with its operator saying Wednesday the devices are crucial in reducing human contact during the coronavirus pandemic. The use of drones is part of the city-state's drive to embrace technological innovation, as well as an effort to tackle a manpower shortage in a country of just 5.7 million. The drone deliver ... more
+ Steering drones for power generation
+ High value targets found in minutes versus days during Wake-Cho Feasibility Study
+ American Manufacturers Swift Tactical Systems and Silvus Technologies Announce Strategic Alliance
+ Citadel Defense Launches New AI and Machine Learning Software to Detect and Defeat Air, Land, and Sea Drones
+ Observing the atmosphere at high altitudes using unmanned aerial vehicles
+ Sky Sapience introduces tethered UAV platform HoverMast
+ AFRL gives warfighters new weapons system
Europe's banks not doing enough on climate: pressure group
London (AFP) April 25, 2020
Europe's 20 biggest commercial banks are not doing enough to fight climate change - but have made progress in recent years, a UK-based pressure group claimed on Sunday. UK-based ShareAction revealed its conclusion after assessing the largest lenders, which have combined assets of more than 20 trillion euros ($21.6 trillion). "European banks' overall performance on climate change is sti ... more
+ DLR rethinks carbon pricing process
+ Brussels tries to inoculate EU Green Deal against virus
+ Major new study charts course to net zero industrial emissions
+ Uncertain climate future could disrupt energy systems
+ Smaller scale solutions needed for rapid progress towards emissions targets
+ Brussels not dropping Green Deal despite virus
+ Czech PM urges EU to shelve Green Deal amid virus

A new way to cool down electronic devices, recover waste heat
New York NY (SPX) Apr 24, 2020
Using electronic devices for too long can cause them to overheat, which might slow them down, damage their components or even make them explode or catch fire. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Nano Letters have developed a hydrogel that can both cool down electronics, such as cell phone batteries, and convert their waste heat into electricity. Some components of electronic devices, includ ... more
+ Researchers tackle a new opportunity to develop high-energy batteries
+ Next-generation batteries take major step toward commercial viability
+ Superconductivity: It's hydrogen's fault
+ Scientists explore the power of radio waves to help control fusion reactions
+ Microwaves power new technology for batteries, energy
+ KIST develops high-performance ceramic fuel cell that operates on butane gas
+ A leap in using silicon for battery anodes
USS Kidd reports 18 COVID-19 cases in outbreak, military up to 3,919 cases
Washington DC (UPI) Apr 24, 2020
Eighteen sailors aboard the USS Kidd have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Navy said Friday, making the ship the latest of more than two dozen Navy vessels dealing with outbreaks on board. According to the Navy, one sailor tested positive for the virus Thursday, prompting a specialized medical team to conduct contact tracing and additional online testing, with 17 more sail ... more
+ Pentagon head pressured to reinstate captain of virus-hit carrier
+ Second US Navy ship hit by COVID outbreak returns to port
+ Navy leaders recommend Mark Esper reinstate fired Roosevelt commander
+ Navy accepts delivery of USS Zumwalt
+ Lockheed nabs $519M for work on 5 Aegis-equipped frigates for Spain
+ Roosevelt crew isolation extended as Navy, CDC investigate COVID-19 outbreak
+ USS America, two other ships operate in South China Sea amid standoff
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Is it time for a 'new way of war?' What China's army reforms mean for the rest of the world
Sydney, Australia (The Conversation) Apr 24, 2020
The ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu once said, "Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak." Looking at the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) today, it's hard to say which of these tactics is most germane. Getting the answer right will have enormous consequences for the United States and the future of the Indo-Pacific region. Underestimating the PL ... more
+ Future Army vehicles could see an improvement in structural materials
+ New stop-movement order will allow some soldiers to change station
+ Amid COVID-19 hurdles, AFRL develops "jump kits" to rapidly enable operations
+ Underminer demos feasibility of rapidly constructed logistics tunnels
+ Bechtel awarded $1.2B to destroy mustard weapons at Pueblo plant
+ Mesoamerican copper smelting technology aided colonial weaponry
+ Raytheon, Uptake bring AI to Marines' M88 maintenance
Wildlife conservation aided by L3Harris Electro-Optical/Infrared Technology
Melbourne FL (SPX) Apr 23, 2020
When John Romero, president of Owyhee Air Research (OAR), got into the business of wildlife research, he did so for the love of wildlife. Now, he says, "it's more a love of the work and the services we can provide." The Nampa, Idaho-based company is on the forefront of wildlife study, wildfire containment and natural resource surveying using L3Harris aerial infrared technology. OAR s ... more
+ How NASA is Helping the World Breathe More Easily
+ Spotting air pollution with satellites, better than ever before
+ Ball Aerospace moves into full production of the Space Force's Weather System Follow-on satellite
+ Ending global plant tracking, Proba-V assigned new focus
+ Airbus will support France and India to monitor climate change with TRISHNA
+ Identifying land cover from outer space
+ 3D models of mountain lakes with a portable sonar and airborne laser

Sensors woven into a shirt can monitor vital signs
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 24, 2020
MIT researchers have developed a way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics, allowing them to create shirts or other garments that could be used to monitor vital signs such as temperature, respiration, and heart rate. The sensor-embedded garments, which are machine washable, can be customized to fit close to the body of the person wearing them. The researchers envision tha ... more
+ Coding contest from NASA and Texas Instruments allows students to compete virtually to win out-of-this-world prizes
+ New Army tech may turn low-cost printers into high-tech producers
+ UAV Navigation integrates Sagetech Avionics' transponders for sense and avoidance
+ Scientists discover just how runny a liquid can be
+ Papua New Guinea seizes Barrick, Zijin gold mine
+ Synthesizing ammonia using less energy
+ A great new way to paint 3D-printed objects
SBIRS GEO-5 space vehicle enters critical thermal vacuum testing
Los Angeles AFB CA (SPX) Apr 28, 2020
The Space and Missile Systems Center's next Space Based Infrared System satellite (SBIRS GEO-5) reached a major milestone on its the road to launch when Thermal Vacuum (TVAC) testing began on April 16 at Lockheed Martin's production facility in Sunnyvale, California. SBIRS GEO-5 is a high-priority U.S. Space Force program that provides worldwide missile warning capability for the U.S. mili ... more
+ Syria air defence intercepts 'Israeli' missiles: state media
+ Russia positions S-500 as game changer for missile defense
+ Iran warns US after Patriot deployment to Iraq
+ US deploys Patriot air defence system to Iraq
+ Lockheed awarded $932.8M to make THAADs for U.S., Saudi Arabia
+ Missile Defense Agency's Long Range Discrimination Radar closer to delivery
+ Arrows of misfortune as US Missile Defence needs upgrading
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