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January 24, 2013
Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome
Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Jan 22, 2013
Israel's Defense Ministry is testing an upgraded version of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems' combat-tested Iron Dome counter-rocket system that will have "improved capabilities against an unprecedented range of threats." The ministry didn't identify the threats but the upgrade, Iron Dome's second in recent months, follows reports that the Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have been test-firing a new long-range missile that could threaten cities in southern and central Israel. The I ... read more
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Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop
Last month, the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) held its 2012 DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop, which brought together government leaders from the Department of Defense along with commerci ... more

Azerbaijan to launch telecom satellite
Azerbaijan will launch its first telecommunications satellite in early February, the country's information and communications technology minister says. ... more

Computer breakthrough: Code of life becomes databank
Scientists in Britain on Wednesday announced a breakthrough in the quest to turn DNA into a revolutionary form of data storage. ... more
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Sagetech, ING Robotic Aviation Demonstrate "Sense and Avoid" Capabilities of UAV's
ING Robotic Aviation and Sagetech Corporation teamed to make Canadian aviation history in November, as a manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flew in shared airspace, demonstrating how ... more


Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations
Boeing will upgrade U.S. Air Force Combat Survivor Evader Locator (CSEL) handheld radios with new capabilities to enable faster search and rescue of isolated personnel, and also upgrade the CSEL ult ... more
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World's Most Complex 2D Laser Beamsteering Array Demonstrated
Most people are familiar with the concept of RADAR. Radio frequency (RF) waves travel through the atmosphere, reflect off of a target, and return to the RADAR system to be processed. The amount of t ... more

Researchers Create Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors
Graphene and related materials hold promise for the future of electrochemical sensors - detectors that measure the concentration of oxygen, toxic gases, and other substances - but many applications ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


DARPA, Industry Collaborate to Knock Down Microelectronics Barriers
The inherent goodness of miniaturizing electronics has been key to a wide array of technology innovations and an important economic driver for several decades. For example, the seemingly endless shr ... more

Researchers move Barkhausen Effect forward
Almost 100 years after the initial discovery, a team of scientists at the University of Alberta and the National Institute for Nanotechnology in Edmonton have harnessed the Barkhausen Effect as a ne ... more

New 2D material for next generation high-speed electronics
The material - made up of layers of crystal known as molybdenum oxides - has unique properties that encourage the free flow of electrons at ultra-high speeds. In a paper published in the January iss ... more
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Reshuffle for Tiangong
2013 is set to be an important year for China's space program. We expect to see the first landing of a Chinese spacecraft on the Moon, in addition to a sequence of Earth satellite launches. We also ... more

We have ignition in Baikonur Conflict
Only 12 Proton-M launches were approved by Kazakhstan for 2013 instead of the planned 17. The decision has put the future of Russian-Kazakh space cooperation under further threat. What does fate hav ... more
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Sunday the day of rest for fires

River turbines turn Austria's Danube from blue to green

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

2 dead in Aust bushfire; Peru shakes; Pacific Sandra strengthens

Peatland Code could save more than 200 million tons of carbon dioxide

Pope warns poverty fuels conflict on landmark Africa trip

France to deploy 11,000 police for climate summit


NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads
NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 13 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft in 2013 an ... more

TDRS-K Offers Upgrade to Vital Communications Net
NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System will get an upgrade this month when the agency launches the first of a new generation of communications satellites to connect spacecraft to the ground ... more

Payload elements come together in Starsem's wrap-up Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome for Globalstar
The Soyuz launch campaign for Globalstar's final batch of second-generation satellites has entered a new phase at Baikonur Cosmodrome, with the "stack" of six spacecraft now positioned in the facili ... more
Computer breakthrough: Code of life becomes databank

World's Most Complex 2D Laser Beamsteering Array Demonstrated

Researchers Create Method for More Sensitive Electrochemical Sensors

Insights from the SIA DoD Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop

Boeing to Upgrade Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radios, Base Stations

NATO member orders Falcon III radios

NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads

Payload elements come together in Starsem's wrap-up Soyuz mission from Baikonur Cosmodrome for Globalstar

Amazonas 3 in Kourou for Ariane 5 year-opening launch campaign

AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS

Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Sustain Ground Station for Global Positioning System

China promotes Beidou technology on transport vehicles


AFRL Selects Surrey Satellite US to Evaluate Small Satellite Approach to GPS
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has selected Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) to investigate cost reduction and augmentation of the current GPS constellation through the applicat ... more

Russia to launch fewer Proton M rockets in 2013
Russia will carry out fewer Proton M launches in 2013 than planned, a Roskosmos source said. Such a reduction is connected with a decision by Kazakhstan's authorities to cut the number of rocket la ... more

Ex-Im Approves Loan Guarantee to Finance Export of American-made Satellite to Spain
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized an $87.1 million guarantee of a loan extended by Credit Agricole and other European lenders to Hispasat Canarias S.L.U., a His ... more

SES partners with O3b NETWORKS to provide internet capacity to Digicel
SES and O3b Networks have contracted Digicel to lease capacity on SES' NSS-9 satellite and O3b's Medium Earth Orbit fleet to provide high quality internet bandwidth for their cellular network in Pap ... more
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Greater potential for transport in climate mitigation

Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide

Projection mapping sticks visual information on moving, rotating objects

Strange quantum phenomenon achieved at room temperature in semiconductor wafers

ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

Hardened steels for more efficient engines


Aerojet's AJ26 Engine Completes Successful Hot Fire in Support of Antares Rocket


China buys Russian bombers


Competition for hypersonic vehicles resumes


China unmanned car to 'help driver sleep': reports


NATO Patriot missiles operational in Turkey at weekend


Raytheon, USAF complete Small Diameter Bomb II fit check on F-35 aircraft


Protest in Ankara against Patriot missile deployment


Sikorsky, Boeing Partner for Joint Multi-Role Future Vertical Lift Requirements


Just Add Water: How Scientists Are Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand


Organic sensors increase light sensitivity of cameras

New information on binding gold particles over metal oxide surfaces

Strainstall provides advanced tension monitoring solution for pipe-laying vessel

Novel sensor provides bigger picture

Lower Energy Costs Have Moved Into Prospect Park Residences

Scientists' new trains 'can prevent terror attack deaths'

Apple hails results but outlook knocks stock price

Japan logs record trade deficit in 2012

Google 2012 revenue hits $50 billion, profits up

Tiny silicon particles a hydrogen source

China manufacturing growth hits two-year high

Dutch architect to build house with 3D printer

BoJ meeting expected to usher in fresh easing measures

America archives its billions of tweets

Rumors of multiple iPhones from Apple

Kim Dotcom apologises for Mega bugs

Microsoft in talks on Dell buyout: reports

Wen urges 'healthy' economy as China slows

Airlines turn profit from EU freeze on carbon tax: environmentalists

UGA researchers invent new material for warm-white LEDs

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