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In pictures: Russian troop build-up
Satellite photos of Russian troops massed near Ukraine border
[BBC News Europe]

Facebook buys UK maker of solar-powered drones to expand internet
Mark Zuckerberg has plans to expand broadband coverage using unmanned high-altitude aircraft, satellites and lasers Facebook has bought a Somerset-based designer of solar-powered drones for $20m (£12m) as it goes head-to-head with Google in a high-altitude race to connect the world's most remote (...)
[The Guardian]

Facebook drones to offer net access
Facebook announces plans to use drones, satellites and lasers to connect the two-thirds of the world that doesn't have net access.
[BBC News]

Enabling next-generation wireless networks
A modulator that converts an electrical signal into an optical signal could enable faster wireless data transmission. Wireless transmission at microwave frequencies is important for high-data-rate transmission applications, such as mobile phone networks, satellite links and remote imaging. Now, (...)
[Science daily]

New robotic refueling technologies tested
NASA has successfully concluded a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer -- a type of propellant -- into the tanks of satellites in space today.
[Science daily]

GPS creator Brad Parkinson calls for tougher penalties for satellite blockers
Fines for blocking GPS signals need to be toughened up to include jail sentences, say inventor of navigation system. By Alex HernAlex Hern
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