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AI maps icebergs 10,000 times faster than humans
Giant icebergs are important components of the Antarctic environment. They impact ocean physics, chemistry, biology and, of course, maritime operations. Therefore, it is crucial to monitor iceberg extent and to quantify how much meltwater they release into the ocean. In a groundbreaking development, researchers from the University of Leeds have unveiled a neural network that can swiftly and accurately chart the expanse of large Antarctic icebergs in Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite radar images, accomplishing the task in a mere 0.01 seconds. This novel approach is in stark contrast to the laborious and time-consuming manual efforts needed previously. Video: <a href="https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2023/11/Using_AI_to_measure_the_size_of_icebergs">Using AI to measure the size of icebergs</a>

Paris (ESA) Nov 10, 2023
In a groundbreaking development, researchers from the University of Leeds have unveiled a neural network that can swiftly and accurately chart the expanse of large Antarctic icebergs in satellite im ... more
 
CLIMATE SCIENCE
ESA and European Commission to unite on climate action from space
Paris (ESA) Nov 09, 2023
ESA and the European Commission are joining forces to accelerate the use of Earth-observing satellites and the information they provide to address the pressing challenge of climate change. Thi
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Rights group sounds alarm on UAE's hosting of climate talks
London (AFP) Nov 9, 2023
Human Rights Watch has expressed deep concern over the UAE hosting upcoming United Nations climate talks, saying the country's rights record and surveillance apparatus create a "chilling effect" for activists.
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Top French court overturns ban on radical climate group
Paris (AFP) Nov 9, 2023
France's top administrative court on Thursday struck down a government ban on an activist climate group that clashed with police in a battle that left two people in a coma.
SPACEWAR
Experts to Explore AI Integration in Military Space Operations at LAX Forum
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 09, 2023
American Conference Institute (ACI) is set to host the first Military Space Systems Forum, gathering defense and aerospace industry professionals and experts in Los Angeles, California, from Novembe

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OIL AND GAS
Saudi says climate policy should not 'crush' less powerful
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 9, 2023
Saudi Arabia said on Thursday that policies to address climate change should not "crush the bones" of countries grappling with energy poverty, ahead of the COP28 climate talks in Dubai.
AEROSPACE
Advancing Technology for Aeronautics
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 08, 2023
The future of flight looks very exciting, and the public is helping NASA see it more clearly. For more than a century, NASA and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, have
SOLAR DAILY
Solestial receives NASA SBIR Ignite contracts for next generation solar array
Tempe AZ (SPX) Nov 08, 2023
Solestial, Inc. has been awarded $849,954 for a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research ("SBIR") contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ("NASA"). The winning proposal ti
TECH SPACE
'Call of Duty', the stalwart video game veteran, turns 20
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 8, 2023
James Spratt recalls dashing home from school as a teenager to band together online with friends to do battle in "Call of Duty", the global video game juggernaut that never gets old.
 
WIND DAILY
Interior Secretary Haaland announces 15 clean energy projects in the West
Washington DC (UPI) Nov 7, 2023
The Interior Department has announced 15 new renewable energy projects across the West, including major investments in solar and battery storage projects, power transmission lines and geothermal energy development.
EARLY EARTH
Ancient 450-million-year-old organism finds new life in Softbotics
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Nov 07, 2023
Researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with paleontologists from Spain and Poland, used fossil evidence to engineer a soft robotic re
ENERGY NEWS
Canada to miss 2030 climate target: audit
Ottawa (AFP) Nov 7, 2023
Canada will miss its 2030 target for cutting carbon emissions unless it quickly steps up efforts, concluded an audit released Tuesday by the environment commissioner.
ENERGY NEWS
Corporations fall short on implementing green agendas: report
Paris (AFP) Nov 7, 2023
Corporations are increasingly committed to green agendas, but a new report on Tuesday reveals that only one in 20 of over a thousand publicly listed companies have a detailed strategy for how they will reach their greenhouse gas targets.

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Indoor solar to power the Internet of Things
Gallium indium phosphide PV cells showed the greatest efficiency under indoor light, converting nearly 40% of the light energy into electricity.

Washington DC (SPX) Nov 10, 2023
From Wi-Fi-connected home security systems to smart toilets, the so-called Internet of Things brings personalization and convenience to devices that help run homes. But with that comes tangled elect ... more
 
OIL AND GAS
Qatar signs second 27-year gas supply deal with China's Sinopec
Doha (AFP) Nov 4, 2023
Qatar has agreed to supply Sinopec with natural gas for 27 years, the Gulf emirate's state-owned energy company said Saturday, its second such deal with the Chinese firm.
SINO DAILY
China investigates former top bank official for suspected corruption
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2023
A top official at one of China's biggest state-owned banks is under investigation for suspected corruption, the ruling Communist Party announced Saturday.
ROBO SPACE
Science in Space: Robotic Helpers
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2023
Crew time is a valuable resource on the International Space Station and its value only increases for future space missions. One way to make the most of crew time is using robotic technology either t
AEROSPACE
NASA completes key step in aviation safety research
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2023
NASA's aeronautical innovators have completed a significant step in their pursuit of safer, more efficient aviation technologies that spot hazards before they occur. Through its System-Wide Safety p

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