Earth-observing satellite SMAP launched to track soil moisture, climate – America Herald

US space agency NASA on Saturday successfully launched a new Earth-observing satellite that would provide the scientists with high- resolution maps of our planet’s soil, suggesting how much moisture lies in it. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory kicked off atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from California’s Vandenberg Air Force […]

NASA’s SMAP Satellite Launched for Tracking Soil Moisture – Daily Science Journal

NASA’s soil moisture tracking satellite (SMAP) has been launched from California on Saturday, carried by an unmanned Delta 2 rocket. The data obtained by the satellite will be used for weather-forecasting and for tracking global climate change. Scientists opine that this would help the forecasters and policy-makers to take effective steps during […]

Earth’s soil moisture to be sniffed by DIRTY-MINDED satellite – The Register

NASA has successfully launched a satellite that will collect global observations of Earth’s soil moisture. The U.S. space agency’s bird – dubbed the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite – was blasted into space on the unmanned United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. During SMAP’s three-year mission, the sat is expected to observe the soil […]

Baby Chicks Can Count Too! From Left To Right – Tech Times

Number lines are not just for students. Baby chicks use them the same way we do, a new study has found.(Photo : Kevin Cortopassi) Baby chicks can count, according to a new study, and they appear to carry out this process moving from left to right. This new study reinforces earlier ideas that […]

Super-cookie crumbles: Verizon vows to kill off hated zombie stalkers – The Register

Verizon has backed down over its fingerprinting of subscribers using so-called immortal “super cookies.” In 2012, the US mobile telco started injecting unique identifying headers (UIDHs) into every HTTP request users made to websites via the Verizon network. This allowed sneaky ad agencies to recognize people as they moved from site to site, and display […]

Google Now now officially supports 3rd party apps, here’s the full list

When it works, it feels a little bit like magic and starting today, Android developers can now officially take display their own card inside Google Now, making it your one-stop shop for staying current with all the going-ons in your life. Well, some of them anyway. Kicking off this new development is a full list […]

US regulators recall 2.1 million vehicles in new air bag issue – Reuters

REUTERS – The auto industry’s air bag troubles deepened on Saturday as U.S. federal safety regulators said three big automakers will recall about 2.1 million older vehicles to fix defects that could cause air bags to deploy when they are not supposed to. The vehicles involved in the recall announced by the U.S. National Highway […]

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Did the Sony Xperia Z4 just get certified in Indonesia?

Sony is rumored to be skipping out on a big flagship reveal for Mobile World Congress this year, but that doesn’t mean they are hard at work on one. A few smartphones have found their way to certification over in Indonesia. The certifications themselves tell us absolutely nothing about what sorts of devices these are, […]