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Project Serves Up Big Data To Guide Managing Nation's Coastal Waters

Sue Nichols, Michigan State University When it comes to understanding America’s coastal fisheries, anecdotes are gripping – stories of a choking algae bloom, or a bay’s struggle with commercial development. But when it comes to taking...

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2014-08-21 12:31:27

Acquisition Combines Companies' Domain Expertise and Technology Synergies Across Multiple Industries SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has acquired privately-held Load Systems International Inc. (LSI), a market-leading manufacturer of wireless and hardwired crane safety instrumentation, headquartered in Quebec City, Canada. The acquisition enhances Trimble's broad portfolio of technologies that improve the safety, quality,...

2014-08-12 23:12:42

University of Akron Graduate Joshua G. Carpenter has joined KS Associates' Survey Group to provide responsive, quality surveying, mapping and 3D laser scanning services. Elyria, Ohio (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 KS Associates, Inc., a civil engineering and land surveying firm located in Elyria, Ohio, announces the appointment of Joshua G. Carpenter to the firm’s Survey Group. The KS Associates Survey Group provides responsive, quality surveying and 3D laser scanning services to public...

2014-08-11 08:31:13

New Technology Enables Up to 50 Percent Faster Line Acquisition to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Drive Time SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has added advanced line acquisition technology to its Autopilot(TM) automated steering system--Trimble® OnSwath technology. It reduces the time lost turning at the end of the row by enabling the vehicle to make a tighter turn and approach the next line, or crop row, 50 percent...

2014-08-01 12:20:37

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a modification to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc. (SGT) of Greenbelt, Maryland to continuing working the the Geophysics, Geodynamics and Space Geodesy (GGSG) Support Services contract. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The maximum ordering value of the GGSG contract will increase to $76.8 million. The previous amount was $49.5 million. The increase in the maximum ordering value of the...

Lifetime Of Gravity Measurements Brings New Beginning
2014-08-01 03:08:45

ESA Although ESA’s GOCE satellite is no more, all of the measurements it gathered during its life skirting the fringes our atmosphere, including the very last as it drifted slowly back to Earth, have been drawn together to offer new opportunities for science. Carrying the first 3D gravity sensor in space, this state-of-the-art satellite measured Earth’s gravity with unprecedented accuracy. GOCE’s four years in orbit resulted in a series of four gravity models, each more...

moon is lemon shaped
2014-08-01 04:13:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online More than four decades after US astronauts first visited the lunar surface, scientists have finally determined both the actual shape of the moon and the forces responsible for giving it that form, according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature. As it turns out, the moon is somewhat flattened with a bulge on one side, the authors told Douglas Quenqua of the New York Times. University of California, Santa Cruz...

2014-07-30 08:35:25

First Fully Dedicated Global Distribution Network for Technologies Spanning the Design-Build-Operate (DBO) Lifecycle SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is establishing a global network of distribution partners to serve the needs of the building construction industry. The growing BuildingPoint(TM) network will provide focused sales and services with a portfolio of software and hardware solutions for the Design-Build-Operate (DBO)...

2014-07-29 12:21:06

FAIRFAX, Va., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) III Network Communications Element (NCE) for space vehicles seven and eight (SV 07-08). The Air Force's next-generation GPS III satellites will improve position, navigation and timing services and provide advanced...

2014-07-23 08:33:52

Piling Contractors Can Now Realize Increased Productivity with Trimble 3D Machine Control SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today the Trimble(®) DPS900 Piling System, a dedicated, land-based 3D machine control system for a variety of piling machine makes and models. The accuracy of the system allows piling contractors to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs for building structural foundations, retaining walls, coffer dams,...

2014-07-23 08:33:48

SITECH Intermountain Joins the First Fully Dedicated Global Distribution Network for Construction Technology Solutions SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that a SITECH(®) Technology Dealer has been established in Utah as well as in several adjacent counties in Wyoming and counties in the Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead recreation area of northern Arizona. SITECH Intermountain joins the premier network of SITECH...


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Tropic of Cancer
2013-02-19 16:11:13

The Tropic of Cancer, which is also referred to as the Northern tropic, is the circle of latitude on the Earth that serves as a marker for the most northerly position at which the sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith. This event happens once per year, at the time of the June solstice, when the Northern Hemisphere is tilted towards the Sun to its maximum degree. Its Southern Hemisphere counterpart, marking the most southerly position at which the Sun might appear directly...

Prime Meridian
2013-02-19 15:54:46

A prime meridian is a meridian, i.e. a line of longitude, at which the definition of longitude is zero degrees. A prime meridian and its opposite in a 360 degree-system, the 180th meridian, create a great circle. This great circle separates the sphere into two hemispheres. If one uses directions f East and West from a defined prime meridian, then they can be named Eastern and Western Hemisphere. A prime meridian is eventually arbitrary, unlike an equator, which is determined by the axis...

Equator
2013-02-19 15:46:08

An equator is the intersection of a sphere’s surface with the plane that is perpendicular to the sphere’s axis of rotation and midway between the poles. The Equator is normally referred to the Earth’s equator: an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole, separating the Earth into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere. Other planets and astronomical bodies have equators that are similarly defined. The Equator is approximately...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Radio Astronomy -- Radio astronomy is the study of celestial phenomena through measurement of the characteristics of radio waves emitted by physical processes occurring in space. Radio waves are much longer than light waves. In order to receive good signals, radio astronomy requires large antennas. Radio astronomy is a relatively new field of astronomical research. The earliest investigations into extraterrestrial sources of radio waves were by Karl Guthe Jansky, an engineer with Bell...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

The Moon -- natural satellite of a planet, in particular, the single natural satellite of the earth. The Earth-Moon System The moon is the earth's nearest neighbor in space. In addition to its proximity, the moon is also exceptional in that it is quite massive compared to the earth itself, the ratio of their masses being far larger than the similar ratios of other natural satellites to the planets they orbit (with the exception of Charon and Pluto). For this reason, the...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.