Farmers of the future will utilize drones, robots and GPS
Today's agriculture has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th-century farmers might barely recognize.
Study of atmospheric 'froth' may help GPS communications
When you don't know how to get to an unfamiliar place, you probably rely on a smart phone or other device with a Global Positioning System (GPS) module for guidance. You may not realize that, especially at ...
Japan clocks keep time for 16 billion years
Japanese researchers have built a pair of clocks which they say are so accurate they will lose a second only every 16 billion years—longer than the Earth has been around.
Professor uses thermal infrared imagery to remotely survey Delaware marshes
University of Delaware researcher Jack Puleo reports a new method to remotely survey tidal mudflats in the IEEE journal Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.
'Global positioning' for molecules
In everyday life, the global positioning system (GPS) can be employed to reliably determine the momentary location of one en route to the desired destination. Scientists from the Institute of Physical and ...
Is Stephen Hawking right? Could AI lead to the end of humankind?
The famous theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, has revived the debate on whether our search for improved artificial intelligence will one day lead to thinking machines that will take over from us. ...
Predicting daily space weather will help keep your GPS on target
It's well known that severe space weather events – which are quite rare – can have a negative impact on our use of Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled devices. But our research, published in Geophysical Research Letters, shows that another form of space weather – which occurs on ...
'Twisted rope' clue to dangerous solar storms
A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists said on Wednesday.
Berkeley team explores sound for indoor localization
Cruising high seas, engineers detect fake GPS signals
Cruising the Mediterranean aboard a superyacht, a Cornell professor and grad student took their Global Positioning System (GPS) research to the high seas. For four days in late June, they tested the newest ...
New GPS satellite launched into space
A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying a GPS satellite.
Inmarsat offers global airline tracking service after MH370
British satellite operator Inmarsat said Monday it was offering a basic tracking service to all the world's passenger airlines free of charge, following the disappearance of Malaysian Airways flight MH370.
Illegal logging widespread in Peru, says study
A 14-year-old policy to encourage sustainable logging in Peru's Amazonian forest has unwittingly led to large-scale plundering, a study said Thursday.
How to test the twin paradox without using a spaceship
Forget about anti-ageing creams and hair treatments. If you want to stay young, get a fast spaceship. That is what Einstein's Theory of Relativity predicted a century ago, and it is commonly known as "twin ...