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Project delays, budget overruns could cost energy industry trillions
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New research from Accenture paints a pretty grim picture for capital project investments for utility and oil and gas industries over the next several years: delays and budget overruns are expected to cost them trillions of dollars. The International Energy Agency has predicted that global energy demand will jump 51 percent by 2035, and that energy industries will spend almost $38 trillion in that period to meet the growing demand. More

GeoEye signs 2 multi-million dollar GeoEye-1 imagery contracts
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GeoEye, Inc, a leading source of geospatial information and insight, announced that it recently signed multi-million dollar agreements with two international partners in the Middle East and Asia for both the renewal and expanded use of GeoEye imagery products. The Middle East affiliate has signed a new agreement for access and selling rights to GeoEye-1's 41-centimeter imagery, which is the highest resolution commercial imagery available globally. More

In-vehicle navigation sales will quadruple by 2019
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The number of cars, trucks and crossovers sold with in-vehicles navigation systems will quadruple in North America by 2019, according to a new study, growing to nearly 13 million new systems annually. But that may not be as good news as it might seem for traditional navi system suppliers, such as Denso, Harman or TomTom, cautions Boston-based Strategy Analytics, Inc. More

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How not to plan a data center
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An entire floor at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's new Technology Center has sat vacant for the past three years, the result of poor planning and communications and the challenge of forecasting an intelligence agency's data storage needs. The project is getting rebooted with $54.6 million in defense funding, but it's anyone's guess how it will end up. More

5 challenges for Yahoo's new CEO
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Google's Marissa Mayer has been hired as the next chief executive officer of Yahoo, following a revolving door of leaders who have come and gone quickly throughout the last few years. Mayer has been serving as vice president of Local, Maps & Location Services. However, even though she has been with Google since 1999, The New York Times reports that she wasn't on track to be elevated to a C-level executive. More

Darpa is looking for guinea pigs
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If living in a college dorm for two months while you're prodded by government officials in a "short-fuse, crucible-style environment" is your idea of summer fun, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency would like a word with you. Oh, and there's $50,000 to be earned if you can help them algorithmically crack the problems they've run into while trying to interpret the massive amounts of surveillance data the Pentagon is now capable of collecting. More

UAVs vulnerable to civil GPS spoofing
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In June, a research team from the University of Texas at Austin demonstrated for the first time that a civilian unmanned aerial vehicle can be commandeered in mid-flight by a civil GPS spoofing attack. The result will likely factor into the Federal Aviation Administration,s plans to draw up rules for integrating UAVs into U.S. airspace by 2015. More

NOAA planning changes to space weather alerts
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that effective Wednesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. MDT, the Space Weather Prediction Center will modernize its geomagnetic storm watch products. These products will now be issued relative to the highest expected geomagnetic storm category (NOAA Scale) and will be based on the 3-hour geomagnetic K-index rather than the 24-hour A-index. More

Will guar beans slow down the fracking?
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From Todd Danielson: Part of my job as editor of GeoWorld magazine is being "up to speed" on everything that takes place in the geotechnology industry. That's a tall order, as this industry has many branches, and I'm sure I miss some things from time to time. But one of the best ways to find out about what's going on is to subscribe to mailing lists. More


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