Archive for November 19th, 2017:

Floods: How to stay safe when disaster strikes

Floods have been a deadly staple of 2017, causing damage across the world. We asked three experts about how to prevent deaths from flooding and stay safe should disaster strike near you. Animation by Jilla Dastmalchi Based on the BBC’s The Inquiry – a programme that goes beyond the headlines Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42018364

SSTL to build Canadian satellite constellation

Image copyright DEIMOS IMAGING/AN URTHECAST COMPANY Image caption Brazilian fields: There is a growing market in imagery to assist farmers The Canadian UrtheCast company has formally placed a contract with UK firm SSTL to build its UrtheDaily Earth observation (EO) constellation. This network of spacecraft, due to launch in 2020, will image the entire global

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Nearby planet is ‘excellent’ target in search for life

Image copyright ESO / M. Kornmesser Image caption Artwork: Ross 128 b might be a target in the search for extra-terrestrial life Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that’s relatively close to our Solar System. The properties of this newly discovered planet – called Ross 128 b – make it a prime target in

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