News tagged with gps receivers

NASA uses GPS to find Sierra water weight

( —For the first time, NASA scientists have used GPS to find the total weight of winter snowpack and soil moisture in California's Sierra Nevada. The new results complement other satellite measurements and could ...

dateMay 09, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Microsoft Research does Cloud-Offloaded GPS

(—GPS reduces battery life in a smartphone or tablet, a problem that has challenged a team led by principal researcher Jie Liu at Microsoft Research. Liu has said in the past that sensing and energy are emerging ...

dateDec 25, 2012 in Engineering weblog
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Speeding algorithms by shrinking data

In computer science, the buzzword of the day is "big data." The proliferation of cheap, Internet-connected sensors—such as the GPS receivers, accelerometers and cameras in smartphones—has meant an explosion of information ...

dateNov 13, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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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 version of their ...

dateJul 29, 2014 in Telecom
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