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national oceanic and atmospheric administration (noaa)

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Storm-tracking NOAA satellite system gets a technology boost

The Joint Polar Satellite System is getting $185 million worth of updates and upgrades that will support the system's complete technological refresh.

By Feb. 28, 2014

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NOAA satellite spots three low-pressure 'dragons'

Even Mother Nature appears to get in on the "Game of Thrones" action by spreading three low-pressure systems across the US that look like dragons.

By Apr. 1, 2014

Review

NOAA Hi-Def Radar

NOAA Hi-Def Radar is an excellent way to track storms, giving you a ton of useful information, but it's missing one important feature.

By May. 24, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating May. 24, 2013

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NOAA supercomputers to forecast better weather?

New new supercomputers run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are set to predict weather around the world much more accurately.

By Sep. 9, 2009

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National Weather Service alerts headed to smartphones

Live in an area prone to tornadoes, flash floods, hurricanes, extreme wind, ice storms, and the like? Your smartphone can't change the extreme weather, but it can alert you to it.

By Jun. 28, 2012

Review

National Geographic Talk Abroad Lite

As a phone, the National Geographic Talk Abroad Lite is weak, flimsy, and lacks essentials. However, as an emergency travel phone, its light, simple, and affordable build could do the trick for some.

By May. 2, 2012

3 stars Editor's rating May. 2, 2012

MSRP: $59.00

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NOAA maps our lush, green Earth (pictures)

New imagery collected by the VIIRS sensor aboard the Suomi NPP satellite maps the subtle differences in Earth's greenness, from the lushest vegetation to vast, dry deserts.

12 Images By Jun. 21, 2013

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Obama administration vows 'tech surge' for HealthCare.gov

Conceding that the health insurance marketplace "has not lived up to the expectations of the American people," a US government blog post promises to enlist aid from among "the best and brightest."

By Oct. 20, 2013

Review

National Geographic Xplorer (Samsung B2100)

Globe-trotters seeking a ready-made travel solution will appreciate the Xplorer's convenient Talk Abroad SIM. However, mounting expenses for a basic rugged handset will turn away existing GSM phone owners.

By Apr. 27, 2011

3 stars Editor's rating Apr. 27, 2011

MSRP: $199.99

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iPhone 5S shines in National Geographic's shots of Scotland

National Geographic veteran Jim Richardson was tasked with shooting a trip across Scotland using the iPhone 5S. After some initial problems, he loved it.

By Oct. 8, 2013