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January 20, 2015

Japan Discusses a Disposable Satellite for Emergency Response

The Japanese government’s Committee on National Space Policy included a discussion of an “operationally responsive small satellite” in its Basic Plan on Space Policy. The discussion will occur during planning for the next fiscal year.

January 20, 2015

A Robotic Water Sampling Drone to Improve Aquatic Understanding

Researchers are developing an unmanned quadcopter with a tube and a pump they can fly to the middle of a large body of water or other hard-to-reach area to collect samples. The goal is to obtain quick samples over large areas to increase understanding of critical natural resources.

January 20, 2015

50 Climate Change Research Projects Receive Funding

The U.S. Department of the Interior recently announced 50 new research projects with universities and other partners, awarding nearly $6 million for inquiries into the effects of climate change and community preparedness.

January 20, 2015

UAS Programs Proliferate Even with Careers Unclear

There are a growing number of academic programs cropping up to train unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators for military and commercial use, despite the lack of Federal Aviation Administration clearance. According to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, there will be 100,000 such jobs by 2025.

January 14, 2015

Report Indicates Drones Are Ineffective for Border Patrol

A new report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General asserts that Customs and Border Protection’s use of drones isn’t meeting expectations. The program has been in operation for eight years, with high operational costs and meager contributions to apprehending illegal border crossers, according to the report.

January 14, 2015

Remote Sensing of Nighttime Lights Explored

A special issue of the open access online journal Remote Sensing explores scientific research of nighttime lights, citing them as a go-to data source for insight on built infrastructure and human activity levels.

January 14, 2015

Federal Trade Commission Kills Verisk’s EagleView Acquisition

Verisk Analytics, which had planned to acquire EagleView, Pictometry International’s parent company, called off its plans. This decision was made after the Federal Trade Commission indicated in December 2014 that it would challenge the acquisition.

January 14, 2015

Crowdsourcing Search Under Way for Genghis Khan’s Tomb

Researchers at the University of California San Diego used satellite imagery for a crowdsourcing exercise to find Genghis Khan’s tomb. The project attracted more than 10,000 online volunteers for a combined total of 30,000 hours (3.4 years) spent analyzing the imagery, which was provided by the DigitalGlobe Foundation.

January 6, 2015

Introducing a New Tool for Monitoring Earth System Science

A new data warehouse has been created at the University of West Hungary to combine Earth data on physical, chemical and biological processes. The Earth System project aims to combine different areas of study for a better understanding of Earth as a single complex system.

January 6, 2015

Consumer Electronics Show Provides a Platform for UAS Announcements

The yearly International Consumer Electronics Show, which takes place every January in Las Vegas, has proven to be a popular launchpad for new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology. This week promises similar announcements, with image-capturing robots gaining ground thanks to notable commercial exceptions for filmmakers and surveyors in recent months.

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