Early warning system would predict space storms on Mars
Space weather storms will make living on Mars challenging. The first group of colonists won't need umbrellas; they will need safe houses with 30-foot thick walls made of Martian clay that can withstand radiation ...
High-performance ESA receiver brings satnav indoors
(PhysOrg.com) -- Satellite navigation is having an enormous impact on our daily lives. In practical terms it means the only place left to get lost is indoors, where satnav signals fail to reach. But one ESA ...
Researchers develop new bushfire warning device
A new, low-cost bushfire detection and monitoring system is being developed by University of Adelaide researchers using mobile communications technology.
Nokia to offer free mobile navigation services
(AP) -- Nokia Corp. said Thursday it will offer free navigation services globally for users of its smart phones, in a drive to counter a similar move by Google Inc.
GPS-led travel goes amiss; 3 Ore. parties rescued
(AP) -- In a holiday hurry, Jeramie Griffin piled his family into the car and asked his new GPS for the quickest way from his home in the Willamette Valley across the Cascade Range.
Online retailers rev up deals to keep up momentum
(AP) -- Retail Web sites kept amping up the deals Monday, the first day after the Thanksgiving holiday, to try to maintain the long weekend's strong online sales.
Researchers to develop probes to study cellular GPS
An international group of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Goettingen Medical School in Germany and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom have received a Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) grant ...
NY state seeks to crack down on wayward truckers
(AP) -- New York state wants to crack down on truckers who rely on satellite devices to direct them onto faster but prohibited routes and end up crashing into overpasses that are too low for their rigs.
EU unveils more precise satnav system
(AP) -- The European Union has unveiled an updated satellite navigation system that is up to five times more precise than the current GPS system.
Sending science down the phone: New technology will map research across the world
(PhysOrg.com) -- New mobile phone software will help epidemiologists and ecologists working in the field to analyse their data remotely and map findings across the world, without having to return to the lab, ...
Students develop cane with e-tags to guide blind
(AP) -- A cane equipped with the technology that retailers use to tag merchandise could help blind people avoid obstacles.
Safely on the move
How can rescue units be better protected during disaster operations or avalanche victims be found quicker? A new localization system connects satellite-based positioning systems with terrestrial locating aids and situation-dependent ...
Common GPS could help better track airline flights
(AP) -- Get lost in the woods and a cell phone in your pocket can help camping buddies find you. Drive into a ditch and GPS in your car lets emergency crews pinpoint the crash site. But when a transcontinental ...
GPS satellites not 'falling out of the sky': Air Force
You can put those maps away. The US Air Force has shot down fears that the space-based Global Positioning System (GPS) is going to crash.