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2011-08-16 05:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its next generation AP Series of embedded GNSS-Inertial OEM modules plus Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs), featuring a high-performance 220 channel multi-frequency GNSS receiver with dual-antenna heading support. Integrators can now harness the latest in GNSS positioning technology for improved mobile positioning accuracy and robustness, as well as add GNSS heading for improved orientation performance...

2011-08-16 05:31:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced the Trimble® BD910 and BD920 modules to its GNSS OEM portfolio. These small modules feature centimeter-level, Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities that are ideal for high-precision and control applications. Capable of receiving a wide range of commercially available GNSS signals, the BD910 and BD920 modules are designed to allow OEMs and system integrators to easily add...

2011-08-11 14:09:00

RESTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The GPS industry's failure to comply with the Department of Defense's (DoD) filtering standards is the root cause of potential interference issues involving LightSquared's proposed broadband wireless network, LightSquared Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy Jeffrey Carlisle wrote in a letter filed today at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). "Had the GPS industry complied with DoD's recommended filtering...

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2011-08-03 09:04:24

By John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology In August of 2016, when NASA's Juno Mission begins sending back information about the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter, research done by Georgia Institute of Technology engineers using a 2,400-pound pressure vessel will help scientists understand what the data means. The Juno probe is scheduled to be launched August 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Because Jupiter has been largely unchanged since its formation at the birth of...

2011-08-02 12:45:26

Gas giant may hold keys to understanding solar system formation, evolution Several University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students are participating in NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, now slated for launch Aug. 5 from Florida's Kennedy Space Center and which is expected to help steer scientists toward the right recipe for planet-making. The primary goal of the mission is to understand the origin and evolution of the massive gas planet, said CU-Boulder Professor Fran Bagenal of the...

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2011-07-28 09:45:00

NASA, looking forward to launching a Jupiter-bound mission next week, sent the Juno spacecraft to its final destination at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida as the agency makes final preparations for the launch. The solar-powered spacecraft was secured in place atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V 55 rocket at 10:42 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. The "most powerful Atlas rocket ever made" is sitting on the launch pad at the base while technicians carry out "a final flurry of checks...

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2011-07-07 14:44:49

By Dauna Coulter - Science@NASA July 6, 2011: NASA's Dawn spacecraft is closing in on Vesta, and from now until the ion-powered spacecraft goes into orbit in mid-July, every picture of the giant asteroid will be the best one ever taken. What will researchers do with this unprecedented clarity? "For starters," says Dawn chief engineer Marc Rayman, "we're going to look for an asteroid moon." You might think of asteroids as isolated bodies tumbling alone through space, but it's entirely possible...

2011-06-23 06:44:00

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A report issued today by Coleman Bazelon, a principal of The Brattle Group, shows that the commercial Global Positioning System (GPS) industry has received an estimated $18 billion in implicit subsidies from the U.S. government and is essentially using the GPS satellite network at no cost. In contrast, commercial wireless broadband providers must invest billions of dollars in building and maintaining a network of transmission sites and satellites,...

2011-06-22 10:02:00

3.3 Million U.S. Jobs and $96 Billion in Annual Direct Economic Benefits Are at Risk WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 3.3 million U.S. jobs in agriculture and industries rely heavily on Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and the disruption of interference with GPS posed by LightSquared's planned deployment of 40,000 ground stations threatens direct economic costs of up to $96 billion to U.S. commercial GPS users and manufacturers, according to an...

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2011-06-12 06:10:00

A proposed high-speed wireless broadband network being launched by LightSquared is under scrutiny by the US government due to its potential to jam GPS systems used for aviation, public safety, and military operations, among other things. The results released this week from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) come after increasing concerns that the new network could cripple GPS systems that are a major part of the country's infrastructure. The results also raise questions about...


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2012-03-24 09:37:55

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 1989 at 12:53 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23 at 9:33 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 79 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an inclination of 34.3 degrees and travelled 2 million miles.  The mission lasted 4 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes, and 21 seconds. The purpose of the mission was to launch the Galileo probe to Jupiter. The Galileo/Jupiter spacecraft and attached Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), was...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Europa -- Europa is a puzzle. The sixth largest moon in our Solar System, Europa confounds and intrigues scientists. Few bodies in the Solar System have attracted as much scientific attention as this moon of Jupiter because of its possible subsurface ocean of water. The more we learn about this icy moon, the more questions we have. Because the nature of science is to ask questions, we cannot resist the mystery of Europa and its potential for possessing an ocean. Early...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Io -- Looking like a giant pizza covered with melted cheese and splotches of tomato and ripe olives, Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Volcanic plumes rise 300 kilometers (190 miles) above the surface, with material spewing out at nearly half the required escape velocity. A bit larger than Earth's moon, Io is the third largest of Jupiter's moons, and the fifth one in distance from the planet. Although Io always points the same side toward...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Amalthea -- Amalthea [am-al-THEE-uh] is one of Jupiter's smaller moons. It was named after the nymph who nursed the infant Jupiter with goats milk. It was discovered in 1892 by the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard while making observations from the Lick Observatory with a 36 inch (91 centimeter) refractory telescope. Amalthea was the last moon in the solar system to be discovered through direct visual observation. It was also the first moon of Jupiter to be...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'