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Japan puts new weather satellite into space

An H2-A rocket carrying a weather satellite lifts off from a launching pad at Tanagashima Space Center in Tanegashima, southern Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.  AP

Japan put a new weather satellite into space Tuesday in the hope it can improve the forecasting of typhoons and detect volcanic gas plumes.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch

People wait to buy the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices, outside an Apple store in Hong Kong Friday morning, Sept. 19, 2014. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were released on Friday in Hong Kong. AP

It’s easy to dismiss Apple’s new iPhones as merely catching up to Android.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Glenda’ disrupts mobile services in parts of Luzon

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Power outages in various parts of Luzon caused mobile service disruptions in the wake of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) on Wednesday, according to the country’s major telcos.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Japan launches hi-tech global rainfall satellite

In this image released by NASA, a Japanese H-IIA rocket with the NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory onboard takes off from launch pad 1 of the Tanegashima Space Center, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, Tanegashima, Japan. The satellite will collect data from an international network of existing and future satellites to map global rainfall and snowfall every three hours.  AP PHOTO/NASA, BILL INGALLS

Japan successfully launched its latest rocket on Friday, carrying a hi-tech satellite to monitor global rainfall and help meteorologists forecast big storms, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

UN tasks imaging satellites for ‘Yolanda’ relief

A young girl walks her brother to the Tacloban City Convention Center known as the Astrodome Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, where hundreds of displaced typhoon survivors have set up makeshift shelters throughout the complex's once bustling shops and popular basketball court. The United Nations has activated a constellation of satellites to help relief operations in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, an official said on Thursday. Data gathered can identify roads, bridges or railway lines and buildings that are passable or structures that are damaged or intact.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT YU

The United Nations has activated a constellation of satellites to help relief operations in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, an official said on Thursday.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

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