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EUMETSAT Conference 2014: Final highlights

The EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellites Conference 2014 featured a lot of new science. Two particular points which stood out to me was the assimilation of new products into numerical weather forecasting systems, and the use of satellite data in improving our conceptual understanding of weather systems. 725 more words

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Thermohaline circulation and the Aquarius satellite

NASA recently launched the satellite Aquarius, which measures sea surface salinity with radio waves close in frequency to those of a microwave oven. The mission website has a lot of really interesting educational material, including this website and… 50 more words

Oceanography

stars or satellites.

so we’ll keep wishing on shooting stars, pretending we don’t know they’re satellites and daring our lungs not to collapse with feeble, self-mutilating, rebellion against our under-appreciated, over-worked, fleshy machines. 99 more words

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India to Develop Remote Sensing Satellites with China

By Times of India on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

India will, for the first time, join hands with China to develop remote sensing satellites. Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) chairman K Radhakrishnan told TOI that an agreement in this regard was signed two days ago. 174 more words

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A startup wants to reinvent big data, by ditching binary and putting computers in space

There’s a lot to question about the plans of ConnectX, a Los Angeles-based startup that plans to build a new type of big data system in space — running on satellites and using a new type of non-binary processor instruction — but founder and CEO Lance Parker is adamant about his vision. 741 more words

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Computing in the cloud....the Oort cloud, that is....

A startup wants to reinvent big data, by ditching binary and putting computers in space

There’s a lot to question about the plans of ConnectX, a Los Angeles-based startup that plans to build a new type of big data system in space — running on satellites and using a new type of non-binary processor instruction — but founder and CEO Lance Parker is adamant about his vision. 741 more words

EUMETSAT Conference 2014: Socioeconomic benefits of meteorological satellites

Globally, governments spend about $10 billion on meteorological satellites every year. That’s a lot of money. How do we know it’s worth it?

Yesterday night the EUMETSAT conference branched off to the WMO for a side-event asking that very question. 801 more words

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