Facebook wants to beam the Internet from the sky
Facebook revealed Thursday it has a lab working on using drones, satellites and solar-powered planes to provide web access around the world.
Killer whales migrate, study finds, but why?
Some killer whales, a study published Wednesday shows for the first time, wander nearly 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles) from Antarctica's Southern Ocean into tropical waters -- but not to feed or breed.
Launch of EU's Galileo system set for Friday
The launch of the first two satellites for the European Union's Galileo navigation system was postponed until Friday - adding at least one more day to years of waiting for a program promoted as the main rival ...
Google Maps taking armchair explorers to the Amazon
Two women washed clothes in the dark water of the Rio Negro as a boat glided past with a camera-laden Google tricycle strapped to the roof, destined to give the world a window into the Amazon rain forest.
Syria Internet blackout enters second day
Syria's Internet blackout entered into its second consecutive day Wednesday, which the state news agency blamed on a fault in optical fibre cables.
NASA sees Simon spreading over US Southwest
The remnants of Hurricane Simon were fanning out over the desert Southwestern U.S. on Oct. 8 and NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared data on the thunderstorms expected to bring flash flooding.
Israeli telecom satellite sent into space
A rocket carrying an Israeli communications satellite has been successfully launched from a Russian facility in Kazakhstan, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said in a statement on Sunday.
TRMM satellite sees system 98W organizing near Guam, Marianas
NASA's TRMM satellite data revealed heavy rainfall and banding of thunderstorms around the southern quadrant of System 98W in the northwestern Pacific near Guam and the Marianas Islands. Those are two signs ...
NASA sees Tropical Storm 9 over Guam
Guam and surrounding areas were under a Tropical Storm Warning and Watch on July 11 as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. During the early morning hours on July 11, Tropical Depression 09W strengthened ...
Jets' contrails contribute to heat-trapping high-level clouds
Condensation trails that airplanes produce mean not only a white-streaked sky on some days, but an increase in the amount of high-level clouds and, by extension, warming temperatures, according to a Penn State researcher.
Original programs beef up streaming video sites
The big-budget original series "House of Cards" launched this month on Netflix highlights the growing importance of streaming video, which is ramping up competition against traditional TV.
Satellite sees giant 'fog ring' in U.S. Southwest
(Phys.org)—When you think of fog, you think of a blanket, but NOAA's GOES-14 satellite saw a ring of fog over the southwestern U.S. on Oct. 4.
NASA satellite sees colder temperatures at tops of severe weather thunderstorms
The weather system that dropped tornadoes in seven central and southern U.S. states on April 27-28, moved east and generated more tornadoes on April 29. NASA's Aqua satellite gathered temperature data on ...
Two GOES-R instruments complete spacecraft integration
Two of the six instruments that will fly on NOAA's first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R (GOES-R) satellite have completed integration with the spacecraft. The Solar Ultraviolet Imager ...