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Earth Networks will contribute environmental monitoring technology in regions only sparsely covered by a European climate science consortium.
Ergon Energy has signed on to use Google's new Earth Builder product to help it process information into 3D images, helping staff to make the electricity network more efficient.
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (which is getting a bit-time workout this winter) has joined forces with Earth Networks, the company that announced in January that it is creating a greenhouse gas emissions tracking network in collaboration with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Earth Networks, which used to be known as AWS Convergence Technologies, is the company behind the Weatherbug service.
The cost of high-tech products is set to rise dramatically as a result of a lack of suppliers as China moves to consolidate rare earth mining operations, according to a report published on Tuesday.The report published by The Information Network — which conducts market research for the the semiconductor, computing and telecommunications industry — says that the price of technology will continue to rise until non-Chinese rare earth mines are producing the vital materials.
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The Coalition is hanging onto the idea that the copper network — if we just give it a few nips and tucks — is good enough to keep us basking in 12Mbps glory for years to come. Yet a bit of work with Google Earth shows that it's a quite optimistic work of fiction to suggest that Telstra's copper and Telstra/Optus-owned HFC networks are enough to guarantee 12Mbps to everybody. Here's why.
According to the Institute of Physics (IOP), European researchers have successfully identified individual returning photons from space 'after firing and reflecting them off of a space satellite in orbit almost 1,500 kilometers above the earth.' This experiment could lead to a global quantum-encrypted communications network in the future. In other words, we could one day have access to completely secure channels for global communications via satellites in space. But read more...
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Google Earth has added a new layer in partnership with the Discovery Channel that lets you see video and photography of one of the natures most beautiful events -- sunrise. The new feature can be enabled by following these steps:Find the "Layers" sectionExpand the "Featured Content" nodeExpand the "Discovery Network" nodeEnable the "Sunrise Earth" layer by placing a check mark in the box next to it.
This morning, Google's blog tells us about a new mashup they have been working on with the Earth Day Network. The domain they registered recently, googlegreenmaps.
It seems as though Google's heralded WiFi network it is building in its hometown of Mountain View, Calif. (shown, appropriately enough, via a grab I took from Google Earth) is encountering some snags.
Iridium, a provider of satellite-phone service and high-speed data delivery, is planning to add five in-orbit satellites to its current constellation of 66 satellites. A launch is scheduled for Friday, weather permitting. Iridium CEO Gino Picasso said in December that the new satellites would "continue providing quality service for years to come." Iridium uses a group of satellites as its network. Because the network floats above Earth, there is little to block the path of radio waves that carry the phone call or Internet access. Cell phone networks rely on antennas placed on buildings, light poles or other structures. Coverage can be spotty in areas where there are no antennas or the cell phone does not have a clear line of sight to an antenna. However, satellite phones are bulky and expensive compared with cell phones, making them less popular. --Ben Charny, Special to ZDNet News
NASA’s Mars Polar Lander is in the final hours of its 11-month cruise to the Red Planet, with a “do-or-die” landing scheduled for Noon PT Friday. Back on Earth, the mission’s official network of Internet sites is already in the midst of a sharp upswing in traffic.
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