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  • NASA Satellite Technology Helps Fight Invasive Plant Species

    02/16/2006 3:49:03 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies · 779+ views
    PRNewswire ^ | Feb. 15 | PRNewswire
    Products based on NASA Earth observations and a new Internet-based decision tool are providing information to help land and water managers combat tamarisk (saltcedar), an invasive plant species damaging precious water supplies in the western United States. This decision tool, called the Invasive Species Forecasting System (ISFS), is being used at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Institute of Invasive Species Science in Fort Collins, Colo. It is the result of combining USGS science and NASA Earth observations, software engineering and high- performance computing expertise. "The ISFS combines NASA satellite data with tens of thousands of field sampling measurements, which...
  • U.S. researching N Korea's geological structure (underground targets surveyed)

    05/24/2003 12:56:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 235+ views
    U.S. researching N Korea's geological structure Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 06:51 JST BEIJING — The U.S. Defense Department dispatched a research team to Japan and South Korea from late last year through early this year to collect information on the geological structure of North Korea, Japanese government sources said Tuesday. Team members told Japanese and South Korean officials their purpose was to investigate the North's mineral resources, but experts said it is possible the United States began the geological survey with limited air strikes on North Korea in mind, given that it has important military facilities underground. (Kyodo News)