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Airborne and satellite radars record Frascati grape harvest

...f interest to act as reference points. The precise aircraft route was tracked using GPS backed up by an onboard inertial navigation system (INS). "The SAR image acquisitions were accompanied by contemporary ground measurements on the vineyards," explained Prof. Domenico Solimini of the University of Tor Verg...

Norman R. Augustine to receive 2006 Public Welfare Medal, Academy's highest honor

..."smart" weapons, information systems, and advanced aircraft systems. Five times he has earned the Defense Department's highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Service Medal, in addition to a number of meritorious service awards from U.S. government agencies, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army, ...

Recycling of aeronautics components

...ls have, their current application in a commercial aircraft involves 20% of its weight. However, future tendencies point to an important increase in this percentage, enabling reductions in both weight and cost of aircraft, enhanced safety conditions and reduced environmental impact. Considering that the avera...

Sahara's edge studied from ground, air and space to improve water management

...s been exhausted in many places. A Dornier Do-228 aircraft flown by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) was the platform for two airborne sensors operating simultaneously: the Experimental Synthetic Aperture Radar (E-SAR) built by DLR, which can acquire imagery at differing radar wavelengths and polarisations,...

Engineers discover why toucan beaks are models of lightweight strength

...-composite could inspire the design of ultra-light aircraft and vehicle components with synthetic foams made with metals and polymers. "The big surprise was our finding that the beak's sandwich structure also behaves as a high energy impact-absorption system," said Meyers. "Panels that mimic toucan beaks may...

Valuing biodiversity services, including its insurance against disease

...he prospect of West Nile Virus entering Hawaii via aircraft is both serious and growing. "We estimate that up to 70 West Nile-infected mosquitos are going to land in Hawaii every year for the foreseeable future. It's a big risk. If WNV gets into Hawaii it will cause human deaths, cost millions of dollars in ...

MERIS/AATSR Workshop looks at twin sensors with many uses

...R is being used to detect the straight clouds from aircraft exhausts over Europe and the North Atlantic, as part of an ESA project called Contrails to examine their environmental impact. MERIS results were being used to validate the AATSR-based algorithm used to spot contrails. Land MERIS's multispectral...

Science on the Grid: e-Science projects deliver for science, industry and engineering

... the demonstration of new ways of keeping tabs on aircraft maintenance. Various outputs of the projects, wh...d in several engineering applications, for example aircraft wing design and is being taken forward in real applications. DAME has demonstrated the use of Grid...

CryoSat arrives safely at launch site in Russia

...ight before being loaded onto an Antonov-124 cargo aircraft for the three and a half hour flight to Talagi Airport, Archangel in Russia. The spacecraft, however, did not travel alone it was accompanied by a whole host of vital support equipment resulting in the shipment weighing in at around 60 tonnes and va...

Allergy-busting worms, cold water corals and the science of Irishness

...he future of civil aviation: the search for silent aircraft Celebrity diets, obesity and hormones: what does science have to say? Global biological change and sustainability Is there a future for energy crops? A carnival of the senses: how human senses influence each other Life-swapping in cyber suburbia the...

K-State professors discover enzyme responsible for creation of a beetle's hard shell

...e similar strong, lightweight materials for use in aircraft and armor. After a beetle first molts, its exoskel...uld be developed to make lightweight materials for aircraft and military armor, Kramer said. "I sometimes speculate that we might help K-State coach Bill Snyde...

8th World Wilderness Congress begins next month

...he first report on his latest expedition by light aircraft across the entire African continent. His recently completed aerial survey from Johannesburg, South Africa through close to 50 countries and ending in northern Africa covered 100,000 miles (160,000 kilometers). From his vintage 1960's-era Cessna, Fa...

Don Quixote's home shows way to future Earth Observation missions

...n fluorescence. Flown together with AirFLEX on an aircraft supplied by the German Space Agency(DLR) was a hyp... Airborne Hyperspectral Scanner (AHS) was flown on aircraft operated by Spain's National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA) following the same flightpath...

Soil fertility in the tropics can be influenced by landscape and precipitation, study finds

...py. The researchers flew over the study area in an aircraft specially equipped with an infrared spectrometer that detected the chemical concentrations in ohia leaves. The results of the flyover confirmed what the scientists had predicted--namely, that only about 17 percent of the landscape is nutrient-poor. I...

Ferry-linked water monitoring system becomes new model for United States

...U2 reconnaissance plane," Paerl said. "Flights the aircraft made at an altitude of 12 miles enabled scientists to create maps of the amounts of nutrients and sediments in freshwater runoff entering the sound, and the algae responses, including potentially harmful 'blooms,' to these sources across most of Paml...

Scientists create artificial cricket hairs

... them to visualise airflow on surfaces, such as an aircraft fuselage." In a more advanced stage, the structures may form a stepping-stone towards the fabrication of hairs operating in fluids, such as found in the inner ears of mammals. The team are now producing newer generations of hairs, which they expect ...

Holographic movies show promise for medical, military applications

...such as heads-up displays for helmets and military aircraft and coordinating battlefield information." In the long term, Dr. Garner said, entertainment uses could include 3-D multiplayer games, theme park or advertising displays, and "Holo TV." He and his colleagues have worked with students in Southern Metho...

From sound analysis to nicotine addiction

...es and numerical simulations, such as are used for aircraft development, an approach which is unique in Europe and has only become possible in recent years thanks to the development of fast computer technology and efficient algorithms for the various partial systems involved. (Coordinator: Prof. Gnter Leugeri...

Remote imagery aids in detecting and managing plant disease

... field from images taken remotely by satellites or aircraft may have a positive economic and environmental imp...ypically, this occurs through images captured from aircraft or satellites, but there are also ground-based applications. "The ability to view images of an entir...

8th World Wilderness Congress announced

...he first report on his latest expedition by light aircraft across the entire African continent Money A team of economists assess the exact worth of wilderness The agenda, subject to change, is as follows: September 30 October 1: The Global Wilderness Forum This forum will contain plenary sessions with ...

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