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ISS ORBIT ADJUSTMENT DELAYED TO AVOID HITTING SPACE DEBRIS - A maneuver to raise the orbit of the International Space Station has been delayed by two days until January 18 over the threat of collision with space debris, a source in the space sector has said. The ISS orbit was due to be raised Thursday by nearly two kilometers to the altitude of 417 kilometers to ensure safe docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft in February. More (Source: RIA Novosti - Jan 16) LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE AND SPACE SHUTTLE TRACKING AND PREDICTIONS

LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE AND SPACE SHUTTLE TRACKING AND PREDICTIONS

Academic studies of wars and conflicts have been around for centuries, but a new one funded by the U.S. Defense Department could change our fundamental understanding of war and peace. The massive, publicly accessible conflict data archive called "The Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC)" project, headed up by Stanford and Princeton University academics, will also publish working papers and other research showing their findings. To start, the ESOC project is analyzing conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines (against the amazingly named MILF separatist group), Colombia, Northern Ireland, and Pakistan. According to project co-director Col. Using Open Data To Understand War And Peace Using Open Data To Understand War And Peace