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The Mekong River by Satellite

Berlin-Hanoi partnership builds new ways to track rapid development in Vietnam’s ancient delta Berlin-Hanoi partnership builds new ways to track rapid development in Vietnam’s ancient delta.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeJan 28th, 2014

Here"s what that huge fire in Alaska looks like from a NASA satellite

Here's a false-color image from the Landsat 8 satellite of the not-at-all funny Funny River Fire in Alaska, captured on May 20, 2014--just one day after it began. And below, an un-enhanced natural color image. Read the rest.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated NewsMay 27th, 2014

Satellite launch debris found in Brazillian Amazon

A fisher on northern Brazil's remote Uriandeua river stumbled on a huge chunk of detritus dropped from a UK Space Agency satellite launch. "It is the launch vehicle payload shroud from the Alphasat launch last year," a UK Space Agency spokesperson told th.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated NewsMay 1st, 2014

Sec. of State John Kerry Returns to Vietnam"s Mekong Delta, Raises Environmental Concerns

By Lesley WroughtonTAN AN TAY VILLAGE, Vietnam (Reuters) - As John Kerry's boat winds its way along the turbid waters of the Cai Nuoc river in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, the U.S. [More].....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsDec 16th, 2013

Russia"s Extreme Floods Visible from Space

Satellite images show how record floods have swollen the Amur river in Russia , where more than 5 million people there and in China are being affected by rising waters. Continue reading →.....»»

Category: topSource:  discoverRelated NewsSep 13th, 2013

The wild rivers above California

Atmospheric rivers are meteorological phenomenon that we humans only discovered in 1998 and which supply about 30-to-50 percent of California's annual precipitation. In the NOAA satellite image above, the atmospheric river is visible as a thin yellow arm,.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2013

NASA Takes Fight Against Drought Into Earth"s Orbit

Yesterday, NASA launched SMAP, Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, strapped to an unmanned United Alliance Delta II Rocket. Whereas many of NASA's recent launches have had ISS or deep space trajectories, SMAP will be turning its gaze on earth—more s.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated News58 min. ago

Satellite Tech Brings Super Bowl to Military at Sea

Broadcast will go out live to ships, aircraft carriers and submarines......»»

Category: topSource:  discoverRelated News3 hr. 19 min. ago

Review: Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U

Introduction and featuresIntroductionToshiba has become one of the biggest names in business laptops thanks to its wide range of effective, no-nonsense office systems, and its latest attempt to nail the ideal corporate portable comes from the Satellite Pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated News4 hr. 16 min. ago

New NASA Satellite Launches To Study Earth"s Dirt

NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite will get the dirt on the dirt beneath our feet......»»

Category: topSource:  discoverRelated News18 hr. 55 min. ago

Rhino poaching curbed by drones and satellite data

In 2014, 1,215 rhinos were killed in South Africa for their horns, which end up in Asia as supposed cures for a variety of ailments. An estimated 30,000 African elephants were slaughtered last year for their tusks to be turned into trinkets. The world los.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News17 hr. 52 min. ago

NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture

NASA on Saturday launched a new Earth-observing satellite that aims to give scientists high-resolution maps showing how much moisture lies in soil in order to improve climate forecasts......»»

Category: asiaSource:  ibnliveRelated News22 hr. 41 min. ago

ESA: No conclusive evidence of Big Bang gravitational waves

European Space Agency (ESA) has confirmed based on joint analysis of data gathered by ground based BICEP2 and Keck Array experiments and its own Planck satellite that previous reports of[...] The post ESA: No conclusive evidence of Big Bang gravitational .....»»

Category: cloudSource:  techienewsukRelated NewsJan 31st, 2015

What a U.S. satellite will tell Canadians about the ground beneath their feet

Dubbed SMAP, the nearly $1-billion (U.S.) spacecraft will be the first to circle the globe while focusing on one simply stated question: How much moisture is in the soil?.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 25 min. ago

Meet the River virtual reality accelerator’s first startups

Mike Rothenberg of Rothenberg Ventures wants the world to know that virtual reality is a present, not future, platform, and he is out to prove it with a new startup accelerator….....»»

Category: mediaSource:  gigaomRelated NewsJan 30th, 2015

With virtual reality blowing up, first VR accelerator unveils initial 13 startups

The first 13 startups in the River VR accelerator have been announced. Each will get $100,000 to build their products or services. It seems everyone’s got an accelerator these days. There’s the blue-chip models, like Y Combinator, and the big-mon.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsJan 30th, 2015

Review: Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A-1MM

Introduction and performanceToshiba announced back in September 2014 that it was backing off certain consumer markets to focus on the more lucrative business ones. While that means that its Qosmio, Kira, Chromebook and Satellite brands might fade over the.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2015

Air Force to Open Additional Satellite Launches to Competition

The Pentagon will announce plans next week to open more space rocket launches to competition, paving the way for SpaceX to try to win its first military business, according to U.S. officials familiar with the plan......»»

Category: topSource:  wsjRelated NewsJan 29th, 2015

Hunting Ducks from a Folding Kayak

The folding Oru Kayak goes from flatpack to floating in just minutes. Tough enough for the real world? We took it down the Colorado River, armed with a shotgun, to find out.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsJan 29th, 2015

Sky confirms future launch of own carrier on O2"s mobile network

British pay-TV provider Sky will be moving into the mobile phone business, it has announced. The satellite broadcaster confirmed earlier reports that it would be working with the Telefonica-owned carrier O2 to have wholesale access to its 2G, 3G, and LTE .....»»

Category: topSource:  electronistaRelated NewsJan 29th, 2015

Megacities Are Growing So Fast We Need Satellites To Study Them

It's difficult to track the growth of cities across multiple countries in a consistent way—especially considering tools like satellite imagery have only been around for a few decades. But this week, the World Bank Group released the results of an unprec.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsJan 29th, 2015