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Climate Change May Speed Up Satellites
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, business, climate-change, computers, discovery, energy, environment, investigation, nasa, NewTechnology, Satellites, science, scientists, space, study, technology )

Kit
- 2136 days ago - blogs.discovermagazine.com
Hydrogeologist Scott K. Johnson writes at Ars Technica that the "non-intuitive" consequences of climate change will be significant, including, potentially, screwing with the paths of satellites circling the Earth.
Here Comes the Sun: Solar Flares Make Way to Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: solar flare, satellites, Radiation, Earth )

Suzane
- 2773 days ago - reuters.com
Radiation from the largest solar flare in four years is expected to reach Earth late on Thursday or Friday.
Saving Water, One Field at a Time
Science & Tech  (tags: agriculture, conservation, NASA, news, satellites, US, waterenvironment, NewTechnology )

Dan
- 2816 days ago - technologyreview.com
NASA software helps farmers efficiently manage irrigation by using data from satellites, local weather observations, and wireless sensor networks to best calculate food crop water needs. Recorded in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Vanguard I Celebrates 50 Years in Space
Science & Tech  (tags: Satellites, NASA, Sun, Project Vanguard, Space observatory, Naval Research Laboratory, Cape Canaveral )

J.
- 3844 days ago - physorg.com
With all the world watching Its launch on March 17,1958 NRL's Vanguard I rocketed skyward from Cape Canaveral Fla..The first solar-powered satellite,Vanguard I has the distinction of being the oldest artificial satellite orbiting the earth.
New Discovery at Jupiter Could Help Protect Earth-Orbit Satellites
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, scientists, discovery, environment, energy, electrons, space, technology, safety, study, Jupiter, Earth, satellites )

J.
- 3848 days ago - antarctica.ac.uk
Understanding how radio waves accelerate electrons within Jupiter's magnetic field in the same way as they do on Earth has important implications for protecting Earth-orbiting satellites at risk of damage by high-energy charged particles.
Sunspot Is Harbinger of New Solar Cycle
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, solar energy, sun, sunspots, satellites )

Mike
- 3905 days ago - wibw.com
A new 11-year cycle of heightened solar activity, bringing with it increased risks for power grids, critical military, civilian and airline communications, GPS signals and even cell phones and ATM transactions, showed signs it was on its way
Pentagon Backs Plan to Beam Solar Power From Space
Science & Tech  (tags: solar energy, satellites, Earth, U.S. military, space )

Eduardo
- 3999 days ago - environment.newscientist.com
A futuristic scheme to collect solar energy on satellites and beam it to Earth has gained a large supporter in the US military. The US government sponsor projects to demonstrate solar-power-generating satellites.
Microsatellites 'Pose Global Threat'
Science & Tech  (tags: global, threat, micro, satellites, science, research, military, space, planet, interesting, destruction, earth, world )


- 4081 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
A satellite, no bigger that a domestic fridge, blasts into orbit from a secret military launch site. Controlled from the ground, it stealthily moves towards the satellite of a rogue enemy country. Suddenly it explodes, destroying the second satellite and
   

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