US army seeks new technology to replace GPS
The US army is working to limit its dependence on GPS by developing the next generation of navigation technology, including a tiny autonomous chip, the director of the Pentagon's research agency said Wednesday.
Extreme miniaturization: Seven devices, one chip to navigate without GPS
The U.S. Military relies on the space-based Global Positioning System (GPS) to aid air, land and sea navigation. Like the GPS units in many automobiles today, a simple receiver and some processing power is ...
Explainer: what is GPS?
It's a device used widely in cars, on smartphones and in fitness devices. But what exactly is GPS, and how is it able to pinpoint our exact location anywhere on Earth?
Lockheed Martin powers on the first GPS III satellite
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force's next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has turned on power to the system module of the program's first spacecraft, designated G ...
A system that improves the precision of GPS in cities by 90 percent (w/ Video)
Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have developed a new system which improves the ability of a GPS to determine a vehicle's position as compared to that of conventional GPS devices by up to 90 ...
Major GPS III flight software milestone completed
The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force's next generation Global Position System III satellites has completed a key flight software milestone validating the software's ability to provide re ...
'GPS' for indoor use
Have you ever lost your way in a large office building or on a university campus? Normal GPS systems are of little assistance in these cases. A new smartphone app shows you the internal layout of a building ...
China satellite navigation starts services to Asia
(AP)—A Chinese satellite navigation network created to eventually compete with America's Global Positioning System has started offering services to Asian users outside the country.
Microsoft Research does Cloud-Offloaded GPS
Judge allows evidence against man in GPS case
(AP)—A federal judge is allowing prosecutors to use evidence in a drug conspiracy conviction that had been overturned because police used a global positioning system without a warrant.
Review: New Google Maps boasts big improvements
(AP)—Like a lot of people, I was happy and relieved to see Google Maps return to the iPhone.
Low-energy GPS sensing looms large
Location sensing has become ubiquitous—it's present every time you turn on your smartphone or engage your car's navigation system. It's also become critical to a variety of outdoors and remote research ...
Seeing stars, finding nukes: Radio telescopes can spot clandestine nuclear tests
In the search for rogue nukes, researchers have discovered an unlikely tool: astronomical radio telescopes.
Australia unveils telescope to warn of solar flares
Australia has unveiled a new radio telescope in the remote outback that will give the world a vastly improved view of the sun and much faster warnings on massive solar storms.