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Indo-French satellites to trace illegal spillage of oil by ships: French space agency
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Google Maps adds new AR tools to help you get around town
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Monday, October 12th, 2020

Australia’s Shark Bay Contains Largest Beds of Seagrasses in the World

William Dampier was not a typical pirate. Between pillages, the curious English sailor took detailed notes about local wildlife and even collected plants—some of which are still preserved today—on his voyages around the world. His travel logs...

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Kiribati Under Siege from Rising Water Levels

The Republic of Kiribati is an independent island nation consisting of some 33 atolls near the equator in the central Pacific. The islands are spread over approximately 3.5 million square kilometers of ocean, but with a total...

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

NASA Study Maps the Roots of Global Mangrove Loss

Using high-resolution data from the joint NASA-U.S. Geological Survey Landsat program, researchers have created the first map of the causes of change in global mangrove habitats between 2000 and 2016—a valuable tool to aid conservation efforts for...

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Malaysian Drone Company Poladrone Launches “Oryctes,” World’s First Precision Drone for Oil Palm Plantations

The Oryctes drone, which applies spray fluid with centimeter-level precision at the center of oil palms, was designed and developed by a Malaysian team over a 12-month period and is the latest development in agrotechnology that capitalizes...

Monday, August 17th, 2020

NASA Maps Beirut Blast Damage

NASA’s Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team, in collaboration with the Earth Observatory of Singapore, used satellite-derived synthetic aperture radar data to map the likely extent of damage from a massive Aug. 4, 2020, explosion in...

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

China’s Energy Infrastructure Mapped by Baker Institute

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy released its latest China Energy Map, an open-source, interactive chart of the country’s energy infrastructure. The map was created by Shih Yu (Elsie) Hung, a research manager at the Baker...

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

China’s Latest Scientific Research Ship Launched on South China Sea Doorstep

China launched the Shiyan-6, its first modern scientific research vessel focusing on geophysical exploration and seismic acquisition and processing, in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province. The launch is believed to be an important step in boosting the...

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Nishinoshima Belches Ash and Lava

A young volcanic island has been growing in the western Pacific Ocean since 2013. Since mid-June 2020, it has been going through a vigorous growth spurt. Images show some of the latest eruptive activity at Nishinoshima, a...

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Nepal Parliament Approves New Map as Dispute with India Escalates

Nepalese people light candles as they celebrate after the Parliament approved a new map of the country, including areas disputed with India, in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Credit: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)   The lower house of Nepal’s Parliament approved a...

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Japan’s HTV-9 Cargo Craft Helps Supply the Space Station

Japan’s resupply ship, the H-II Transfer Vehicle-9 (HTV-9), is pictured attached to the International Space Station’s Harmony module. Stowed inside the Japanese space freighter is the HTV-8 cargo pallet that was brought up to the station on...

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