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Post-Mortem on Flight MH370 Crowdsource Search

August 27, 2015By
Janice Partyka

Last year, in a massive crowdsourcing effort, eight million volunteers from around the world sat at their computers and searched high-resolution satellite imagery looking for signs of Malaysia flight 370, which had left Kuala Lumpur and never arrived in Beijing. The effort was akin to putting thousands of digital helicopters into the sky above 340,000 square kilometers of ocean. The... read more

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DARPA Ocean Drone Would Lift ‘Upward Falling Payloads’

April 10, 2015By
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DARPA is looking for technology communities that can team to provide expertise and innovation for small sensors, expendable and small unmanned systems, and distributed communications and navigation technology. read more

By the Beautiful Sea

August 1, 2014By

New Tide Gauge Uses GNSS to Measure Sea-Level Change A new way of measuring and monitoring sea level — an important facet of researching climate change — has been implemented by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden using existing coastal GPS stations. Measuring sea level is an increasingly important part of climate research, and a rising mean sea... read more

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New Tide Gauge Uses GPS to Measure Sea-Level Change

May 28, 2014By
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A new way of measuring sea level using satellite navigation system signals, for instance GPS, has been implemented by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Sea level and its variation can easily be monitored using existing coastal GPS stations. read more

Shark in the Water! Find out Where

March 4, 2013By
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Did you just watch Jaws? Are you worried your trip to the beach might be interrupted by an unwelcome guest? Now you can go online and see if any great white sharks are visiting nearby waters (the tagged sharks, at least.) The Ocearch Global Shark Tracker is a global project to tag and track the navigational patterns of great white... read more

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GLONASS Launch Failed, Three Satellites Crash into Pacific Ocean

December 6, 2010By

The Russian Federal Space Agency announced that the December 5 launch of three GLONASS satellites ended in failure when the Proton rocket's Block DM upper stage and its three payloads crashed into the Pacific Ocean about 1,500 kilometers, or 932 miles, northwest of Honolulu, according to reports. Although an investigation will look into the exact cause of the failure, early unconfirmed reports indicate a software error. read more

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