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Global Positioning System

Better GPS Opens New Opportunities for Industry

Leading geospatial scientists say Australian industries are yet to fully tap the potential of rapidly improving Global Positioning System (GPS) technology.RMIT geospatial scientist Associate Professor...
GPS signals

Army Researchers Develop Novel Technique to Locate Robots, Soldiers in GPS-Challenged...

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a novel algorithm that enables localization of humans and robots in areas where GPS is...
wireless device

A “GPS for Inside Your Body”

Investigating inside the human body often requires cutting open a patient or swalloing long tubes with built-in cameras. But what if physicians could get a...
ballistic missile interceptor, radar, GPS coverage

FAA Now Has Better, More Precise GPS Coverage Across Us

The Federal Aviation Administration's Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting 5 Wide Area Augmentation System navigation payload, developed by Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business, is now...
liquid crystals

Researchers Explore New Applications for “Smart” Material

Research led by scientists from the University of Luxembourg has shown the potential of liquid crystal shells as enabling material for a vast array...
wireless localization

Location Detection When GPS Doesn’t Work

With billions of GPS devices in use today, people are beginning to take it for granted that services on their handheld devices will be...
Quantum Systems

DARPA Program Aims to Extend Lifetime of Quantum Systems

Whether it is excited electrons emitting photons in a lightbulb or the vibrational frequency of atoms in an atomic clock, quantum phenomena are simultaneously...
infrasound sensor

New Sandia Balloon-Borne Infrasound Sensor Array Detects Explosions

Sheets of plastic similar to that used for garbage bags, packing tape, some string, a little charcoal dust and a white shoebox-size box are...
climate change

Greenland Is Changing – and Rapidly

Studies of 121 Greenland river deltas show that the deltas have grown heavily over the past 75 years. The river deltas have not only...
analyzing time

Recalculating Time

Whether it’s tracking brain activity in the operating room, seismic vibrations during an earthquake, or biodiversity in a single ecosystem over a million years,...
video

Mapping the Way for Autonomous Robots

A big problem for autonomous robots is the challenge of navigating large environments that are void of a global positioning system (GPS). Saurav Agarwal,...
drone racevideo

Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence

Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes -- but humans won't be the only competitors for long.Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory...
satellitevideo

NASA CubeSat to Test Miniaturized Weather Satellite Technology

Behind every weather forecast—from your local, five-day prediction to a late-breaking hurricane track update—are the satellites that make them possible. Government agencies depend on...
Global Positioning System

Highly Sensitive and Fast Indoor GNSS Signal Acquisition Technology

A research team led by Professor Seung-Hyun Kong at the Cho Chun Shik Graduate School of Green Transportation, KAIST, developed high-speed, high-sensitivity Global Navigation...
autonomous systems

Caltech Launches New Autonomous Systems Research Center

On October 24, Caltech will officially open the new Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST), a 10,000-square-foot facility where machines and researchers will...
Earthquakes

Do Earthquakes Have a ‘Tell’?

Researchers have long had good reason to believe that earthquakes are inherently unpredictable. But a new finding from Northwestern University might be a seismic...
Steephead parrotfish

Farming Fish

Steephead parrotfish (Chlorurus microrhinos) are picky eaters. In the central Pacific, however, they appear to have taken matters into their own hands — er,...
drone

Drone Truthing

A team of researchers from across UC San Diego is developing a new approach for detecting damage to buildings during earthquakes and other extreme...
satellite signals

Lockheed Martin Begins Modernizing Receivers for U.S. Air Force’s GPS Signal...

Three of six new Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) developed, state-of-the-art receivers are now deployed to help the U.S. Air Force maintain the accuracy of...
microchips

Cool or Creepy? Human-Implanted Microchips Are Here

Beginning this month, employees at a Wisconsin technology company called Three Square Market will have the option of having a microchip implanted under the...