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October 30, 2013
Space technologies boost disaster reduction int'l co-op
Beijing (XNA) Oct 28, 2013
Another China-Brazil satellite will be launched from China at the end of this year to collect data for disaster prevention and environmental protection. The satellite, the third to be launched under the China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite Program (CBERS), is the latest international advance in disaster reduction, with functions in agriculture, meteorology and the environment, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). CBERS images are used for a variety of purposes, incl ... read more
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SMOS sees triple superstorms
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Astrium delivers microwave radiometer for the Sentinel-3A satellite
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Scientists develop new method to help global coasts adapt to sea-level rise
A team of scientists, led by the University of Southampton, has developed a new method to help the world's coasts adapt to global sea-level rises over the next 100 years. Future sea-level rise ... more


For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, 'just add water'
From a fish-eye view, rice fields in California's Yolo Bypass provide an all-you-can-eat bug buffet for juvenile salmon seeking nourishment on their journey to the sea. That's according to a new rep ... more
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How to Manage Nature's Runaway Freight Trains
Last month's torrential rains and flooding in Colorado made headlines, but there's another, far more common and growing weather-related threat western states are facing in the wake of longer and wor ... more

Time is ripe for fire detection satellite
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First optical rectenna converts light to DC current

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A different type of 2-D semiconductor

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Antarctic Ozone Hole Slightly Smaller than Average This Year
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'Anklebot' helps determine ankle stiffness
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Storm-battered northern Europe slowly gets back to normal
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Uruguay to pull peacekeepers from Haiti: president
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Greenpeace activists hit out at detention conditions

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