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Wondering why February has been so mind-numbingly cold? Here's why. NASA's Terra research satellite took a snapshot on February 19th showing that much of the US has been draped in Arctic and Siberian air masses, painting the country white with snow. Even southern cities like Macon, Georgia dipp...

February 22nd 2015 at 6:26pm 0 Comments
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Small satellites are usually launched to space as secondary payloads aboard big rockets, but DARPA's Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) program could change that. Folks under that project have been working on small rockets that can carry 100-pound satellites into orbit since 2011, but now...

February 6th 2015 at 3:10am 0 Comments
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Illegal fishing causes permanent environmental destruction and economic losses of up to $23 billion a year, largely because vast swaths of ocean go unpatrolled. But UK scientists are fighting back with Project Eyes on the Seas, a joint operation from from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the UK Satel...

January 23rd 2015 at 6:14am 0 Comments
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The US government has been willing to loosen its grip on satellite data, but what about the info from other countries? Don't worry, that's opening up as well. Russia has declared that the Earth-sensing data it collects from civilian satellites is now available to the public, not just the governmen...

December 29th 2014 at 12:40am 0 Comments
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If you subscribe to DirecTV, you're about to get a few more ways to tune in online. As part of a renewed deal with Disney, the satellite TV provider will get Watch ABC, Watch Disney and WatchESPN streaming services in early 2015. You'll also see more viewing features on regular channels, and the t...

December 24th 2014 at 2:33pm 0 Comments
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Yes, Dish went through a tough time recently with certain TV networks, but this didn't stop it from working to make the experience better for subscribers in the meantime. Today, the satellite provider announced a few new features that'll likely be welcomed with open arms by its customers. The main...

December 11th 2014 at 4:05pm 0 Comments
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While one hot topic regarding outer space lately is a work of science fiction, here's some fact to switch that up -- in case comets aren't really your bag. What you see above is the first result of the Alma telescope array set up in its near-final form, capturing the beginnings of a solar system t...

November 18th 2014 at 12:02pm 0 Comments
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This weekend the Wall Street Journal published rumors linking everyman billionaire Elon Musk to an internet-via-satellite project and tonight he addressed those rumors. In a tweet Musk said his company SpaceX is "in the early stages of developing advanced micro-satellites operating in large format...

November 10th 2014 at 9:39pm 0 Comments
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If you've tried to use internet access aboard a cruise ship, you know it can be an exercise in frustration -- the connection is rarely speedy or reliable enough to make you feel at home. You might not have that problem on your next pleasure trip, however. Carnival is now rolling out WiFi@Sea, a "s...

November 3rd 2014 at 3:33pm 0 Comments