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Sentinel tracks ships’ dirty emissions from orbit

Image caption Shipping lane: The Tropomi instrument detects a suite of gases including nitrogen dioxide The new EU satellite tasked with tracking dirty air has demonstrated how it will become a powerful tool to monitor emissions from shipping. Sentinel-5P was launched in October last year and this week completed its in-orbit commissioning phase. But already […]

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Seventh EU Sentinel goes into orbit

Image copyright ESAImage caption Artwork: Each Sentinel-3 satellite carries four instruments and weighs just over a tonne The European Union has launched its latest Sentinel Earth observation spacecraft. Sentinel-3b is a multipurpose satellite, but will concentrate much of its work over the oceans, monitoring their behaviour and health. The spacecraft went up on a converted […]

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The robot helping to deliver water in rural India

A robot that helps rural Indian villagers transport water is being trialled as part of a study by the University of Glasgow and Amrita University. The customised Husky robot is remote controlled and provides instructions to villagers in their local language. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43814332