World's fishing fleets mapped from orbit

Satellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture.

3 hours ago from BBC News

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Amateur astronomer captures beginning of the end as star goes supernova

Amateur astronomers have made some pretty amazing observations in the past, including asteroids striking Jupiter, a brand-new system of four Super-Earth exoplanets, and just recently, ...

Wed 21 Feb 18 from Gizmag

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Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian Ocean

A novel deal with donors including Leonardo DiCaprio turned public debt into conservation funding.

Thu 22 Feb 18 from BBC News

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NASA spots Mars' lumpy potato-like moons - CNET

NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft catches sight of Mars' weird little moons in a fun animated GIF.

7 minutes ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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New approach to improve nitrogen use, enhance yield, and promote flowering in rice

Nitrogen fertilizers (applied as nitrate, NO3-, or ammonium, NH4+) improve the amount of grain produced per acre, but nitrogen runoff and volatilization pollute the water and the air. Production ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders

The US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.

Thu 22 Feb 18 from BBC News

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SpaceX launches the first of its 12,000 planned Internet satellites

SpaceX was once again back on the launch pad early Thursday morning with their Falcon 9 rocket. Today's launch was the beginning of their planned 12,000 satellite constellation which will ...

19 hours ago from Techspot

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Goonhilly antenna goes deep space

Until now, if you're an entrepreneur planning future missions beyond Earth, you'd have to ask a big space agency to borrow their deep-space antennas. Now, thanks to the UK's county of Cornwall ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Image: Bering Strait

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the Bering Strait, which connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans between Russia and the US state of Alaska.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Happy suit' could stop Nasa astronauts getting depressed

Researchers from Florida Polytechnic University are developing a 'happy suit' with several sensors to detect signs of depression and mental strain in astronauts.

37 minutes ago from Daily Mail

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