OneWeb satellite company launches into new era

The broadband network owned by UK taxpayers and an Indian conglomerate sends up 36 new satellites.

Dec. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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OneWeb satellite internet company is officially reborn

Now owned jointly by UK taxpayers and an Indian conglomerate, OneWeb formally emerges from bankruptcy.

Nov. 20, 2020 ~6 min

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How do geese know how to fly south for the winter?

Geese honk loudly and point their bills toward the sky when they're ready to start the migration. Here's how they know it's time, how they navigate and how they conserve energy on the grueling trip.

Tom Langen, Professor of Biology, Clarkson University • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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OneWeb: Minister overrode warning about £400m investment

MPs will probe a £400m investment in the satellite firm after a top civil servant warned of financial risk.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 22, 2020 ~5 min

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OneWeb sale to UK-Bharti group gets court approval

A New York court hearing accepts the plan to pull the OneWeb satellite company out of bankruptcy.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 10, 2020 ~5 min

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BeiDou: China launches final satellite in challenge to GPS

The completion of the BeiDou-3 navigation system comes as tensions rise between Beijing and Washington.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 23, 2020 ~3 min

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Quantum entanglement could take GPS to the next level

New work on quantum entanglement could "improve the performance of any application that requires a network of sensors," researchers report.

Emily Dieckman-Arizona • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~9 min

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Tiny gyroscope is 10,000X more accurate than your phone’s

A new gyroscope, so small it can fit on the tip of your finger, could help drones and driverless cars stay on track without a GPS signal.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
March 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Special neuron keeps direction like a compass

Rheobase neurons focus on keeping you headed in the right direction over long periods of time, new research in mice shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 7, 2020 ~4 min

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Virtual town sheds light on how our brains perceive places

By having people navigate a virtual town, researchers gained new insight into how our brains perceive places and help us navigate our environment.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Oct. 9, 2019 ~7 min

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