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Big Earth. Big Data. Big Opportunity

One sector that doesn’t get a lot of attention when it comes to Big Data is agriculture. Yet the AgriTech sector and agroculture as a whole are finding innovative and powerful ways to leverage Big Data. 208 more words

Giving Back To Amateur Radio

Anita, AB1QB and I have spent a good deal of time this past year helping the Nashua Area Radio Club here in Nashua, NH USA as a way to give back to the Amateur Radio Service. 125 more words


Small Satellites Are Catching On

Small satellites are artificial satellites that weigh less than 500 kg. They can weigh as little as under 0.1 kg.

They are known as smallsats. Small satellites have been around since the 1990s. 267 more words

NOAA's new weather satellite reaches geostationary orbit; promises improvement in weather forecasting

The nation’s most advanced weather satellite has reached geostationary orbit and will soon begin helping the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration improve weather forecasting.

Capable of imaging the entire western hemisphere of Earth every 15 minutes and the continental United States every five minutes, GOES-16 is expected to improve NOAA’s ability to predict and track thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes and anticipate solar activity that can impact human activities on Earth. 623 more words


The relativity experiment you hold every day

After the discovery of gravitational waves, there’s a lot of talk about Einstein’s General Relativity. We usually talk about it in the context of black holes and other things we don’t quite see every day, but I bet you held a relativity experiment… 289 more words

SpaceX May Return to Flight by Mid-December

Tech billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX hopes to return its Falcon 9 rocket to flight on Dec. 16, said Iridium Communications, which plans to have 10 of its satellites on board for launching. 372 more words


DARPA establishes group to standardize robotic space repairs

If we’re to keep thousands of expensive satellites in working order, the job isn’t going to be done by humans — and DARPA suggests we all get on the same page before we start designing robotic systems to pick up the slack. 301 more words