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2009-10-17 10:08:32

A new system from an Italian company uses weather satellite data to estimate the potential of solar cell power plants and monitor their performance. The approach helps to give a faster return on investments in clean solar energy.

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2009-09-09 10:44:15

As part of the development process for ESA’s Sentinel-3 Earth observation mission, remote-sensing experts carried out an extensive experiment campaign across southern Europe this summer.

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2008-12-17 17:20:00

Satellites that were designed to measure sea level over the world's oceans can serve a valuable purpose over land, a new study has found.

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2008-02-05 13:06:10

The European Environment Agency has finalised an agreement with an ESA-led consortium to provide unparalleled information on air pollution, which contributes to the premature deaths of hundreds of thousands of Europeans annually.

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2008-01-17 08:30:00

In the past 50 years, satellites have revolutionized weather forecasting and communications, so why not human health? NASA realized that rocket science could be focused down to the level of microbiology and public health and yield huge advances in both.

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2007-11-01 14:10:07

As Tropical Storm Noel churns off Florida's east coast, NASA and university scientists have announced they have developed a promising new technique for estimating the intensity of tropical cyclones from space.

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2007-10-22 08:40:55

Air pollution is becoming one of the biggest dangers for the future of the planet, causing premature deaths of humans and damaging flora and fauna. With their vantage point from space, satellites are the only way to carry out effective global measurements of air-polluting emissions and their transboundary movement.

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2007-09-26 07:46:25

A new NASA-supported study reports that 2007 marked an overall rise in the melting trend over the entire Greenland ice sheet and, remarkably, melting in high-altitude areas was greater than ever at 150 percent more than average.

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2007-04-10 14:51:37

Scientists using NASA satellite data have found strong evidence that a major earthquake can lead to a nearly immediate increase in regional volcanic activity.

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2006-12-20 19:40:00

Data from NASA satellites is advancing efforts that may soon allow scientists to predict when and where wildfires occur.


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