Taxi GPS data helps researchers study Hurricane Sandy's effect on NYC traffic
When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast in late October 2012, the "superstorm" disrupted traffic in New York City for more than five days, but the evacuation proceeded relatively efficiently with only ...
San Francisco airport to test sensors that talk to smartphone apps to help the blind find their way
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 ...
Bee–inspired landing system will sting aircraft hackers
(Phys.org) —Bees have inspired development of a new aircraft landing system that is fully independent of outside technology, improving passenger safety by deterring blocking or hacking.
New GPS satellite launched into space
A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying a GPS satellite.
Researchers using GPS and accelerometers in base stations to create early warning system in southern California
Autonomous vehicle technology could help blind to navigate
Navigation devices used by blind people today lack the ability to operate indoors and other areas where GPS is not available, and are unable to help the user deal with items that aren't part of maps, such ...
CYGNSS hurricane satellite mission passes key review milestone
The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) recently passed NASA's Systems Requirements Review and Key Decision Point-B and can now move into the next phase of development.
Nokia's map data reveals flow of highway life
When do consumers think a freebie is more valuable than a discounted product?
Consumers may value a free gift more than a deeply discounted promotional item, especially if it comes from a prestigious brand, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
US man faces fine for disrupting airport satellite (Update)
A New Jersey man faces tens of thousands of dollars in fines after regulators say he interfered with a satellite system at one of the nation's busiest airports while masking his whereabouts from his employer.
Foreign airlines urged to use GPS at San Francisco (Update)
U.S. aviation officials have advised all foreign airlines to use a GPS system instead of visual reckoning and cockpit instruments when landing at San Francisco International Airport in the wake of the deadly ...
Distorted GPS signals reveal hurricane wind speeds
By pinpointing locations on Earth from space, GPS systems have long shown drivers the shortest route home and guided airline pilots across oceans. Now, by figuring out how messed up GPS satellite signals ...
NASA's IceBridge mission contributes to new map of Antarctica
(Phys.org) —A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below. Bedmap2 is a significant improvement on the previous collection of Antarctic ...