Robots, space technology run Australia's mining miracle
The heavy clank of machinery rings out across a seemingly deserted Outback mine site as an invisible satellite signal fires Rio Tinto's production line into motion.
Prescribed burns may help reduce US carbon footprint
The use of prescribed burns to manage Western forests may help the United States reduce its carbon footprint. A new study finds that such burns, often used by forest managers to reduce underbrush and protect bigger trees, ...
Germany's OHB to win EU Galileo satellite contract: source
The European Commission will on Thursday award Germany's OHB Technology a contract for at least eight satellites for its Galileo satnav system, dealing a blow to rival EADS Astrium, an industry source said.
Cell phone mania forces scramble for more airwaves
(AP) -- Wireless devices such as Apple's iPhone are transforming the way we go online, making it possible to look up driving directions, find the nearest coffee shop and update Facebook on the go. All this ...
QuikScat and Aqua providing important data on Tropical Storm Anja
Anja has continued to weaken over the last 24 hours, and NASA's QuikScat satellite has confirmed that the once mighty Category 4 Cyclone is now a tropical storm in the southern Indian Ocean. Two instruments ...
NASA's QuikScat sees category 3 Hurricane Bill's winds go a long distance
NASA satellites continue to capture important wind speed and cloud data that forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are using to help their forecasts. QuikScat has been particularly helpful in determining ...
NASA satellites see remnant low Dolores go out kicking
The remaining clouds and showers that were once tropical storm Dolores are fading at sea, more than 940 miles west of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Dolores has now weakened into a remnant low pressure area but continues ...
Space radar techniques for land mapping
Entrepreneurs at ESA’s Business Incubation centre in the Netherlands have used radar technology from the agency’s Envisat remote-sensing satellite to develop a compact, high-resolution radar that can monitor ...
DVD protector Macrovision changes name and purpose
(AP) -- Macrovision Solutions Corp., once a maker of copy-protection technology for DVDs, officially changed its name Thursday to Rovi Corp. to mark its transition into a provider of TV listings data and related services.
Japan university gives away iPhones to nab truants
(AP) -- A prestigious Japanese university is giving away hundreds of iPhones, in part to use its Global Positioning System to nab students that skip class.
Obama's CIO: Gov't data can drive innovation
(AP) -- The White House's first chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, wants Americans to have access to more government data to drive innovation and help stimulate the economy.
New 'pollution radar' developed to provide unprecedented picture of urban smog
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists and industrialists have invented a sophisticated new air quality measuring device that can act as a pollution radar over cities.
Eye on electronics: Making sure you get your money's worth
Buying electronics can be an awfully tough decision, especially in this economy where every dollar counts. With people cutting back on going out for entertainment, what's available around the house - such as the television, ...