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Earthquakes: California could establish Early Warning System

The state of California could establish an $80 million early warning system for earthquakes.

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Thu, 31/01/2013 - 10:01
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34.1414
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-118.125

NASA: Measuring Ocean-Surface Winds from Space

In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA's QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure

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Thu, 31/01/2013 - 09:44
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38.8829
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-77.0163

GNSS: UK drops efforts to patent satellite signals

The United States and United Kingdom announced on January 17, 2013 that the British government would end efforts to obtain patent or intellectual property (IP) rights related to GPS,

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Fri, 18/01/2013 - 13:36
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51.5073
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-0.127683

Hyperspectral data plays important role in environmental monitoring

In cooperation with Galileo Group, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Hungary, the

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Tue, 18/12/2012 - 08:25
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47.7886
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19.9356

Hurricane Sandy: Polar-orbiting satellites were key in pinpointing landfall

According to a new study by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the NOAA forecasts of Hurricane Sandy’s track could have been hundreds of miles off without informa

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Fri, 14/12/2012 - 08:17

International Charter activated for Hurricane Sandy

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated twice in the context of Hurricane Sandy - the largest Atlantic tropical storm system on record.

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Tue, 13/11/2012 - 11:27

NASA satellites capture effects of US drought

A deep and persistent drought struck vast portions of the continental United States in 2012.

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Wed, 26/09/2012 - 08:37

NASA satellites show "hot towers" of Hurricane Isaac

Two hours before Hurricane Isaac made landfall on 28 August 2012, a satellite orbiting hundreds of miles above the storm used a radar instrument to map its inner structure.

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Mon, 17/09/2012 - 11:10

USGS: Over 9 million downloads for free Landsat data

Screenshot of the USGS Global Visualization Viewer

The use of Landsat data has exploded since the United States Geological Survey (USGS) began distributing the data at no cost via the internet.

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Wed, 12/09/2012 - 08:00

International Charter activated for floods in USA

Hurricane Isaac at Night

On 31 August 2012, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) activated the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters on behalf of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Tue, 04/09/2012 - 08:42