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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

‘la cité du vin’ by XTU architects celebrates bordeaux’s wine heritage

the eye-catching structure, located on the banks of the garonne river, serves as wine theme park - offering tours, tasting areas, boutique concept stores, and a panoramic rooftop restaurant. The post ‘la cité du vin’ by XTU architects celebra.....»»

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Darpa urgently wants a space plane it can fly day after day [Science]

DARPA says it's looking to 'enable routine, low cost space access,' making the delivery of satellites to orbit as routine as, say, shipping cargo across the oceans. #space #DARPA #spaceplane #hardware #satellite.....»»

Category: topSource:  planettechnewsRelated News13 hr. 53 min. ago

New satellite launched by China for civilian mapping

China on Monday launched a new civilian high-resolution mapping satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in Shanxi province. The post New satellite launched by China for civilian mapping appeared first on Tech2. China on Monday launched a n.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News17 hr. 36 min. ago

Quantum communication satellite to be launched by China

China will launch its first experimental quantum communication satellite in July, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Friday. The post Quantum communication satellite to be launched by China appeared first on Tech2. China will launc.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News22 hr. 23 min. ago

The Colorado River is a Blue Ribbon in the Desert When Seen From the ISS

Tim Peake snapped an amazing picture of the Grand Canyon earlier today as the International Space Station passed overhead. The Colorado River is a blue ribbon in the middle of a desert. Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsMay 29th, 2016

Dallas finally gets a serious plan for a park between Trinity River levees

After more than two decades of infighting, foot-dragging, false starts, and recrimination, Dallas finally has a serious plan for a park between the Trinity levees.....»»

Category: infraSource:  architecturelabRelated NewsMay 28th, 2016

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 manages third successful landing

US aerospace company, SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean after launching a commercial communications satellite into orbit for a Thai firm. The post SpaceX’s Falcon 9 manages third s.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related NewsMay 28th, 2016

SpaceX makes fourth successful rocket landing

SpaceX launched an Asian communications satellite into a distant orbit Friday and for the fourth time managed to recover the rocket that did the work......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 28th, 2016

Jaw-Dropping Descent Of SpaceX"s Falcon 9 First Stage | Time-Lapse Video

A camera on-board the first stage of the rocket captured its descent back through Earth's atmosphere and onto a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean on May 27, 2016. It was used to launch the Thaicom 8 communication satellite......»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceRelated NewsMay 28th, 2016

Three in a Row! SpaceX Lands Rocket on Ship at Sea Yet Again

The first stage of the company's Falcon 9 rocket came down for a soft touchdown on a ship at sea today (May 27) during a successful satellite launch. SpaceX has now pulled off this daring maneuver three times in the last seven weeks......»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceRelated NewsMay 27th, 2016

SpaceX takes another crack at launching, landing today [Updated]

The company has addressed a "tiny glitch" with the Falcon 9's upper stage. The Falcon 9 and its Thaicom satellite payload are ready to go. Will Mother Nature cooperate? (credit: SpaceX) Update: SpaceX did it, successfully delivering its.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 28th, 2016

Planetary Resources plans to launch Earth-observing satellites as a precursor to asteroid mining ops

Planetary Resources has big plans for the future, but those plans now include an Earth-observing satellite network and not the highly entertaining idea of space selfies. This turnaround is driven partially by finances with the company receiving $21.1 mill.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 28th, 2016

SpaceX Successfully Launches Thaicom 8 Into Space

Hawthorne-based SpaceX has successfully launched another spacecraft into space, with a mission to launch a satellite payload for Thaicom into orbit on Friday. The company's Falcon 9 launched at 5:39pm ET from Cape Canaveral. SpaceX was expecting to attemp.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated NewsMay 27th, 2016