Google Maps app rockets up iTunes store list
Google Maps have found their way back to the iPhone, and the new alternative was already the top-ranking free app in Apple's iTunes store Thursday. ...
Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests
In the search for rogue nukes, researchers have discovered an unlikely tool: astronomical radio telescopes.
Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal
(Phys.org)—Europe's third Galileo satellite has transmitted its first test navigation signals back to Earth. The two Galileo satellites launched last October have reached their final orbital position and ...
Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares
Australia has unveiled a new radio telescope in the remote outback that will give the world a vastly improved view of the sun and much faster warnings on massive solar storms.
New radio telescope could save world billions
A small pocket of Western Australia's remote outback is set to become the eye on the sky and could potentially save the world billions of dollars. The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope, unveiled today, Friday ...
Forecasting solar activity and the weather in space
The ability to forecast periods of intense solar activity may be improved after scientists compared cycles of solar magnetic activity (over the past 10,000 years as reconstructed from ice cores) with the ...
Small bats squeak at higher pitch to focus better, study reports
Small bats have to emit higher-pitched squeaks than their bigger cousins for their sonar navigation systems to work equally well, scientists said Wednesday.
Passenger pigeons help to navigate
Many animals travel long distances in groups but little is known about how this may influence the navigational skills of individuals.
Russian space chiefs shaken by graft probe
Russia's cash-strapped space industry appeared headed for a new shakedown on Friday after a top police official warned about a growing embezzlement probe against its management.
Helicopter flight over 'Galileo valley' guides future satellite navigation systems
A helicopter recently flew over a very special Alpine valley to gather data on how Europe's two satellite navigation systems – EGNOS and Galileo – will work together in future.
Soyuz rocket launches two Galileo satellites
A Soyuz rocket launched two Galileo satellites into orbit on Friday, marking a crucial step for Europe's planned navigation system, operator Arianespace announced.
2 European satellites launched from French Guiana
(AP)—A second pair of satellites that will help supply Europe with its own navigation system were launched Friday from French Guiana.
Key flight for Europe's GPS is cleared for launch
The launch of two Galileo satellites, marking a crucial step in Europe's planned navigation system, has been cleared for Friday, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Tuesday.
Dead stars could be the future of spacecraft navigation
Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Leicester have been commissioned by the European Space Agency (ESA) to investigate the feasibility of using dead stars to navigate ...