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Laser Scanning Captures the Ruins of Japan’s Largest Mountaintop Castle
Researchers at the Archaeological Institute of Kashihara have found...
India Discusses Adding 3D Imagery to Google Earth
3D imagery of buildings and terrain of India's major...
Pondy Coast Undergoes Mapping to Assist Evacuation During Disasters
A team from Hyderabad-based Indian National Centre for Ocean...
Chinese Air Force Checks Quake Area with Drones
China’s air force dispatched a drone to the site...
Manila to Fight for UN Panel’s Jurisdiction Over South China Sea
Claims by Beijing to the disputed South China Sea...
Indonesia Deploys Drones to Catch Tax Cheats
For Indonesia’s cash-strapped government, policing revenue across a chain...
The Zoological Survey of India Celebrates 100 Years
The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has drawn a...
Digital India Initiative Kicks Off in Indore
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kicks off his Digital...
India’s Infrastructure Output Rebounds in May
India's infrastructure output expanded for the first time in...
MAGIC Project Helps Determine Malaysia’s Territorial Waters
The Marine Geodetic Infrastructure in Malaysian Water (MAGIC) project,...

March 1st, 2013
World’s 1st Smartphone Satellite Dials Earth from Space

The United Kingdom Space Agency’s miniature STRaND-1 satellite launched into space on Monday (Feb. 25) is one of seven spacecraft riding into orbit aboard an Indian rocket.  It will test several new space technologies, including its WARP DRiVE — a novel space propulsion technology that will test a water-alcohol based thruster system. STRaND-1 combines its Google Nexus One Android-powered smartphone core with a Linux-based high-speed processor in order to control itself. Read More