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Gecko sex satellite back in touch
Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact.
[BBC News Europe]

Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'
A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.
[BBC]

Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'
A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.
[BBC News]

Kia ora: Mosgiel
Where is it? At the northeastern tip of the Taieri Plains, 15km from the centre of Dunedin. Mosgiel is described as an "urban satellite" of Dunedin but is also very much its own town. Origin of name: Arthur Burns named t
[nzherald.co.nz - travel]

Astronauts to test free-flying 'housekeeper' robots
Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006. These satellites provide a test bed for development and research, each having its (...)
[Science daily]

Math can make the Internet 5-10 times faster
Mathematical equations can make Internet communication via computer, mobile phone or satellite many times faster and more secure than today. A new study uses a four minute long mobile video as an example. The method used by the Danish and US researchers in the study resulted in the video being (...)
[Science daily]

NFL Sunday Ticket coming to smartphones
DirecTV is offering NFL fans the chance to stream every out-of-market game of the upcoming regular season on a computer, smartphone or tablet, even if they don't have a satellite TV account.
[CNN Money]

Satellites reveal possible catastrophic flooding months in advance
Data from NASA satellites can greatly improve predictions of how likely a river basin is to overflow months before it does, according to new findings. The use of such data, which capture a much fuller picture of how water is accumulating, could result in earlier flood warnings, potentially (...)
[Science daily]

Agilent Technologies Announces Industry's First DOCSIS 3.1 Waveform Creation Capability and Software Enhancements
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the M9099 Waveform Creator 2.0 , providing new capabilities for engineers working on the development of radars, satellite communications, military radios and the next generation of DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems. Release 2.0 of Agilent's Waveform (...)
[WebWire Computer software]

Amazon water comprehensively mapped from space
Groundwater represents more than 96% of the fresh water on Earth. But these reservoirs under our feet remain very difficult to study. For humid regions such as the Amazon, researchers have refined a new method for measuring phreatic levels by satellite. Thus, they have created the first maps of (...)
[Science daily]

Sharper satellite images now allowed
Sites like Google and Bing Maps will now be able to use higher-quality satellite images, thanks to US restrictions being lifted.
[BBC]

Google in talks to buy stake in Virgin space tourism business
Virgin Galactic holding would give company access to satellite launch technology in deal worth £17.8m Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

Google buys satellite start-up Skybox Imaging
Google is paying $500 million for Skybox Imaging, a start-up that provides real-time, high-resolution satellite imagery.
[CNN Money]

Google pays $500 million to buy satellite maker Skybox Imaging
Google stands to gather massive amounts of geographic data for information as wildly diverse as the health of farm fields and congestion of parking lots, by purchasing the super-smart satellite imaging and analytics company Skybox (...)
[ComputerWorld]

Chinese military group linked to hacks of US and European satellite companies
A US security company claims that a hacker group based in Peoples Liberation Army offices was responsible for the attacks Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

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