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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

This Is How Much SpaceX Will Charge To Send Your Satellite to Orbit

Last night, SpaceX released some new information on what it will cost you to sent a satellite into orbit aboard their Falcon 9 or Falcon 9 Heavy rockets, anywhere from $62 to $90 million. Read more........»»

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Ukraine"s Dnieper River Is Like A Work of Art From Space

Astronaut Tim Kopra is currently orbiting Earth as part of the Expedition 36 and 37 missions, and snapped this fantastic image of Ukraine’s Dnieper River as he passed overhead last night. Read more........»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated News12 hr. 7 min. ago

Save 93% on complete access to online training leader Stone River Academy

Save 93% on complete access to online training leader Stone River Academy.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News15 hr. 25 min. ago

Design, Hardware, Software Errors Doomed Japanese Hitomi Spacecraft

Reader Required Snark writes: The Japanese space agency JAXA said its recently launched X-Ray observation satellite Hitomi has been destroyed. After a successful launch on February 17, contact with the satellite was lost on March 28. Off the 10-year expec.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 30th, 2016

Commercial Falcon 9 rocket launch scheduled for next week

SpaceX's next Falcon 9 rocket launch is set for no earlier than May 5, sources said Friday, with a Japanese television broadcasting satellite heading to orbit from Cape Canaveral. File photo of a Falcon 9 rocket on its launch pad at Cape Canaveral. C.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceflightnowRelated NewsApr 30th, 2016

SpaceX undercut ULA rocket launch pricing by 40 percent [Hardware]

The Air Force awarded SpaceX an $83 million contract, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin and Boeing had held on military space launches for more than a decade. #space #SpaceX #satellite #US #ULA #United Launch Allianc.....»»

Category: topSource:  planettechnewsRelated NewsApr 30th, 2016

Japan gives up on rescuing black hole observatory

Japan's space agency says it has ceased efforts to rescue a failed X-ray astronomy satellite after it spun out of control and broke apart in orbit, declaring the nearly $400 million mission lost two months after its launch. Artist’s concept of Japa.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceflightnowRelated NewsApr 30th, 2016

Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan

A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 29th, 2016

Japan Abandons All Hope of Saving Ailing Hitomi Astronomy Satellite

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced April 28 that it was giving up on efforts to restore control of its Hitomi astronomy satellite, concluding that the spacecraft was too severely damaged in an incident last month......»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceRelated NewsApr 29th, 2016

SpaceX Wins $83 Million Air Force Contract to Launch GPS Satellite in 2018

SpaceX has won an $82.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to launch a next-generation GPS satellite aboard its Falcon 9 rocket in May 2018, the first of nine launch contracts the Defense Department plans to put out for bid over the next three years.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceRelated NewsApr 29th, 2016

Japan"s most powerful X-ray satellite is dead

JAXA has given up trying to rescue its doomed X-ray satellite. The Japanese space agency has announced that it's discontinuing Hitomi's operations. Previously known as Astro-H, the x-ray observatory was designed to study black holes, galaxy clus.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated NewsApr 29th, 2016

SpaceX Wins $82.7M GPS Satellite Launch Contract

Hawthorne-based SpaceX has won a big, $82.7M contract from the U.S. Air Force, to launch next generation, GPS III satellites into orbit. According to the contract award, the contract will include launch vehicle production, mission integration, and launch .....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated NewsApr 29th, 2016

Satellite navigation in India is about to get a whole lot better

GPS-based apps like Google Maps are great at helping us get around, but it sometimes gets things wrong when you’re navigating through places in India: unidentified one-ways and lanes that lead to dead ends are common. That’s about to change, b.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsApr 29th, 2016