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The Nile Has Turned to Blood in This Satellite Image

There’s a passage in the Bible that suggests the Nile once turned to blood. But the red ribbon in this image isn’t quite so grizzly, because it actually depicts the vegetation growing around the river.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 1st, 2016

Don"t Worry, the Nile Hasn"t Turned to Blood in This Satellite Image

There’s a passage in the Bible that suggests the Nile once turned to blood. But the red ribbon in this image isn’t quite so grizzly, because it actually depicts the vegetation growing around the river.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 1st, 2016

See How a River Totally Changes Over Time in This GIF

Watch as satellite imagery shows how the windy Ucayali River in Peru changed its course over the span of 25 years. The sharp bends of the original river start moving around and then even merge at some points creating a whole new pathway, while the leftove.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsMar 29th, 2016

[Policy Forum] Balancing hydropower and biodiversity in the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong

The world's most biodiverse river basins—the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong—are experiencing an unprecedented boom in construction of hydropower dams. These projects address important energy needs, but advocates often overestimate economic benefits and und.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciencemagRelated NewsJan 7th, 2016

Sahara Reveals Remains of Ancient River

Using a satellite-born sensor system that can penetrate through several feet of dry surface sediments, researchers found the dry remains of an ancient river system winding for hundreds of miles below... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsNov 20th, 2015

Beneath the Saharan sands, a river valley

Satellite map reveals river that flowed in wetter times. (credit: Evgeni Zotov) If someone traveling the Sahara Desert with you said, “I bet there used to be a huge river right about… here,” you would probably think it's time to .....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 10th, 2015

Ray of hope for critically endangered Mekong dolphin but mega-dams threaten its chances of survival

Years of effective conservation work has slowed the rapid rate of decline of the critically endangered Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin, providing a glimmer of hope for its future – according to the latest data......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 10th, 2015

Chinese intelligence-gathering satellite launched by Long March 4B rocket

A Long March 4B rocket lifted off from a remote launch base in the Gobi Desert Wednesday and placed a secretive spacecraft in orbit 375 miles above Earth, likely adding a new electronic surveillance station to the Chinese government's growing satellite fl.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceflightnowRelated News6 hr. 0 min. ago

As sea level rises, Hudson River wetlands may expand

In the face of climate change impact and inevitable sea level rise, Cornell and Scenic Hudson scientists studying New York's Hudson River estuary have forecast new intertidal wetlands, comprising perhaps 33 percent more wetland area by the year 2100......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 13 min. ago

NASA sees heavy rain in Arabian Sea tropical cyclone

Tropical Cyclone 02A in the Arabian Sea east of Oman has been weakening and has become a tropical depression. The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite analyzed the rainfall in the system......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 13 min. ago

Chrome River Wins Sabre

Los Angeles-based invoice and expense management software provider Chrome River announced today that travel giant Sabre has selected the company's software for global deployment. According to Chrome River, Sabre will deploy Chrome River's expense and invo.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated NewsJun 29th, 2016

Check out Google Earth’s amazing new satellite imagery from Landsat 8

Earlier this week, Google announced that it upgraded the satellite imagery on Google Maps and Google Earth with data collected from Landsat 8. With finer detail, more accurate colors, and a faster rate of capture, these new images from the US government m.....»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated NewsJun 28th, 2016

Google brings Earth into better focus

Google's free online mapping service is bringing the world into better focus with an updated version of Earth that takes advantage of photos from a US Landsat 8 satellite......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 28th, 2016

Remnants of Ancient River Network Lie Hidden Beneath Greenland’s Ice Sheet

British geophysicists have discovered evidence of an ancient drainage network buried beneath Greenland’s ice sheet that once extended across nearly a fifth of its total surface. Some of the channels within this system were about a mile deep and over sev.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsJun 28th, 2016

New method to grow and transplant muscle stem cells holds promise for treatment of muscular dystrophy

Satellite cells are stem cells found in skeletal muscles. While transplantation of such muscle stem cells can be a potent therapy for degenerative muscle diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, these cells tend to lose their transplantation efficien.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 28th, 2016

Google infuses Earth and Maps apps with super sharp satellite imagery

It’s been nearly three years to the day since Google rolled out its cloud-free mosaic of the world in Google Earth. Now, the teams behind Google’s popular world imagery platforms have announced another refresh featuring the latest imagery from.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJun 28th, 2016

NASA sees wind shear affecting Tropical Cyclone 02A

Tropical Cyclone 02A made its way west across the Arabian Sea and NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm when it was just off the coast of Oman. Infrared data showed the storm was beginning to elongate from wind shear......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 28th, 2016

Google Maps Just Got A Big Update -- Can You Spot The Difference?

Google's eye in the sky just got a bit sharper. The company has deployed new imagery from NASA's Landsat 8 observation satellite in Google Maps and Google Earth, Program Manager Chris Herwig wrote in a blog post Monday. What this basically amoun.....»»

Category: topSource:  huffingtonpostRelated NewsJun 28th, 2016

Dutch radio antenna to depart for the moon on Chinese mission

Researchers at Radboud University, ASTRON and the Delft company Innovative Solutions in Space (ISIS) are to develop a new instrument that will be onboard the Chinese Chang'e4 satellite that will be placed in an orbit behind the moon in 2018. With the inst.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 28th, 2016

China’s long march to the Moon began with a bang this weekend

The Asian country has embarked upon a long-term plan to colonize the Moon. The Long March 7 rocket lifts off on Saturday from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center. (credit: XInhua) Until recently it was fairly easy to dismiss China’s .....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 28th, 2016