Emerging Tech

Planned Next-Gen Satellites Can Help Address Extreme Weather Challenges, Officials Say

Even as NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration gear up to launch the final satellite in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites—or GOES-R—series in the next two years, officials are already looking to the capabilities possible in the upcoming generation of weather satellites. That […]

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US Soldiers Provide Telemaintenance as Ukrainians MacGyver Their Weapons

A MILITARY BASE, Poland—Some four dozen U.S. troops here are helping their Ukrainian counterparts across the border fix and maintain 155mm howitzers, Javelin launders, HIMARS and other weapons. But since the Americans aren’t in Ukraine, they’re providing assistance via encrypted digital chats, sending replacement parts, […]

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Ligado’s 5G Network Will Interfere With Some DOD Satellite Services, Report Finds

An independent technical review of Ligado Networks’ planned deployment of a terrestrial 5G wireless network found that the system would interfere with the Department of Defense’s satellite communication services provided by Iridium Communications, as well as some older GPS receivers.  The report, released by the […]

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Crypto Mining’s Energy Consumption Draws Additional Concern from Lawmakers

Following a January Congressional hearing discussing the cryptocurrency mining’s carbon footprint, House lawmakers on the Energy & Commerce Committee are asking four crypto mining platforms to disclose more information about their individual energy consumption. Addressing Core Scientific, Marathon Digital Holdings, Riot Blockchain, and Stronghold Digital […]

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