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Image 1 - Terra And ASTER Provide Improved Topographic Earth Map
2011-10-17 14:34:29

NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft. The map, known as a global digital elevation model, was created from images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, instrument aboard Terra. So-called stereo-pair images are produced by merging two slightly offset two-dimensional images to create...

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2009-06-29 16:25:00

 NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with detailed measurements from NASA\'s Terra spacecraft. The new global digital elevation model of Earth was created from nearly 1.3 million individual stereo-pair images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, instrument aboard Terra. NASA and Japan\'s Ministry of Economy, Trade and...

2008-10-10 18:00:30

Tokyo, Oct. 10 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry called on an advisory panel Friday to draw up specific measures before the end of the year to promote the use of nonfossil fuels. By inviting experts, the panel will discuss measures to expand development of nonfossil energy sources, support technologies that will contribute to a shift in energy sources, and utilize fossil fuels more effectively. The ministry is also considering proposing revisions to the law...

2008-10-03 18:00:24

Tokyo, Oct. 3 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Friday it will help India upgrade its technology for processing coal for use in thermal power generation. The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), an affiliate of the ministry, and India's Coal and Finance Ministries signed a basic accord to conduct a three-year model project aimed at transferring Japan's sophisticated coal-processing technology to the South Asian nation....

2008-08-26 21:00:27

Tokyo, Aug. 26 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will request 23.8 billion yen in budget outlays for fiscal 2009 to revive subsidies to promote the use of solar power systems at private homes, officials said Tuesday. Japan provided subsidies to households adopting solar power systems between 1994 and fiscal 2005, when the subsidy system was scrapped for financial reasons. But Japan intends to again become the world's top user of solar power systems. The...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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