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US Military Wants Smaller and More Stable Atomic Clocks

The U.S. military wants you … to design a better atomic clock. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the branch of the U.S. Department of Defense tasked with developing…

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Penguin Candid Camera: Little Birds Reveal Hunting Secrets

Wearing video cameras, the world's smallest penguins have revealed their hunting secrets: The little blue-hued birds swim together to stalk groups of prey, yet when it comes to catching &…

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Northrop says it will bid if Pentagon opens GPS satellite tender

By Andrea Shalal PALMDALE, Calif. (Reuters) – Northrop Grumman Corp this week said it would bid if the U.S. Air Force opens a fresh competition for next-generation GPS satellites next…

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Raytheon's GPS control system is 'a disaster': U.S. Air Force general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General John Hyten, commander of Air Force Space Command, on Tuesday called Raytheon Co's work on a new ground control system for GPS satellites "a disaster," &…

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How Stupid Can You Be? Science Counts the Ways

Forrest Gump once said, "Stupid is as stupid does." Turns out, he was right. New research finds that people judge actions as stupid for three primary reasons: The actions reflect…

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Lockheed-Boeing venture says will not bid for U.S. GPS satellite launch

By Andrea Shalal & Irene Klotz (Reuters) – United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp & Boeing Co, on Monday said it would not bid for the…

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Smart helmet gives you eyes in the back of your head

By Ben Gruber SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – For Marcus Weller the idea started off with an accident. He was riding a motorcycle in Barcelona when he took his eyes…

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Pentagon sees decision soon on Russian rocket engine waiver

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Defense Department expects to decide "fairly soon" whether to issue a waiver to United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin…

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ULA needs relief on Russian engines before GPS launch bid: CEO

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin & Boeing, on Friday said it would not bid in a U.S. Air Force competition to…

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Europe launches two more Galileo satellites, aiming for GPS rival

BERLIN (Reuters) – Europe came a step closer to setting up its own satellite navigation system on Friday after successfully launching two Galileo satellites from French Guyana. The European Space…

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