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March 27, 2012

Historic Heat Wave Turns Winter to Summer

Unseasonably warm weather shattered records across the central and eastern United States and Canada between March 13–19.

March 27, 2012

Sense and Avoid for Drones Advances

Although still in testing phase, U.K.-based 2Excel says its system already does a better job than humans of detecting imminent drone collisions, a must-have capability for civil UAS acceptance.

March 27, 2012

Ice-Free Winter Stirs up Lake Erie

After a nearly ice-free winter, along with more rain than snow, Lake Erie was filled with colorful swirls of suspended sediment and algae on the first day of spring 2012.

March 27, 2012

Most Unsafe Aerosol Pollutant Abundant in China

NASA satellites validate abnormally high levels of fine pollution matter called PM2.5 over China that exceeds World Health Organization guidelines of 10 micrograms per cubic meter.

March 20, 2012

GeoEye-2 on Schedule

Despite jitters surrounding Department of Defense budget cuts, GeoEye says it fully expects to receive a $111 million government payment for its next satellite by June.

March 20, 2012

Earth Hour Set for March 31

For the first time, Earth Hour will extend to the International Space Station, where ESA astronaut and WWF ambassador André Kuipers will observe the planet as the lights switch off March 31.

March 20, 2012

Images Contrast Japanese Landscape a Year After Tsunami

These false-color images from NASA Earth observation satellites compare Ishinomaki, Japan, immediately after the tsunami and then a year later.

March 20, 2012

Guiding Drones with Hand Signals

Just as crews use standard hand gestures to guide planes onto aircraft carrier decks, researchers at MIT are working on a system that would enable drones to react to the same types of gestures.

March 20, 2012

Disposable Satellites Envisioned for Warfighters

DARPA seeks expertise from mobile phone, medical pneumatics, industrial machinery, optics and automobile racing communities to build inexpensive, disposable Earth observation satellites.

March 20, 2012

Heavy Australia Rains Boost Risks for Humans

Abnormally high levels of rain in Australia during February 2012 created ideal conditions for increased wildfires and the production of mosquitoes that carry infectious diseases.