News tagged with accurate measurement

Tracking pollution from outer space

The thickest layers of global smog—caused by traffic, industry, and natural minerals, among other factors—are found over the world's megacities. But getting an accurate measurement of pollution is no easy task. On-the-ground ...

dateNov 27, 2012 in Environment
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Cheops to study super-earths

(—Studying planets around other stars will be the focus of the new small Science Programme mission, Cheops, ESA announced today. Its launch is expected in 2017.   Cheops – for CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite ...

dateOct 22, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Improved wind tunnel testing of aircraft models

When testing numerical predictions regarding performance of aircraft, wind tunnels are still the next best thing to actual flight. EU-funded researchers improved the accuracy of test measurements with important implications ...

dateOct 04, 2012 in Engineering
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