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Measure greenhouse gases from space

Space agencies examine the extent of greenhouse gases in the air via prisms and gratings in satellites. New technology now makes it possible to connect both components with each other so that they are suitable for space thus ...

dateJun 22, 2016 in Environment
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Scanning Earth, saving lives

A high-speed camera for monitoring vegetation from space and combating famine in Africa is being adapted to spot changes in human skin cells, invisible to the naked eye, to help diagnose skin diseases like cancer.

dateMar 06, 2015 in Space Exploration
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SwissCube's longevity marks its success

Launched more than five years ago, the small Swiss satellite designed by EPFL and several other Universities of Applied Sciences, will soon have orbited the Earth 30'000 times. Against all odds, its systems are still fully ...

dateFeb 20, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Study says smartphones are eroding personal privacy

Private v. public, virtual v. real have converged in a world saturated by information technology. It seems impossible to divide the public from the personal. But when and where do we choose to share information about ourselves? ...

dateApr 18, 2016 in Security
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