Glitch shows how much US military relies on GPS
A problem that rendered as many as 10,000 U.S. military GPS receivers useless for days is a warning to safeguard a system that enemies would love to disrupt, a defense expert says.
GPS getting an upgrade - for $8 billion
US military developing geolocation system for underground
Researchers show how far South American cities moved in quake
The massive magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck the west coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west, and shifted other parts of South America as far apart as ...
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.
GPS System Could Start Failing by Next Year
Diet secrets of 'the Royals' -- Elephant tail hair isotopes show cattle out-munch pachyderms
Two weeks after the rains begin, an elephant family named "the Royals" usually switches to a grass diet to bulk up for pregnancy and birth. But when they wandered off their African reserve one rainy season, ...
'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.
'Optical clock' yields split-second success
Physicists said Tuesday that a so-called optical lattice clock, touted by some as the time-measuring device of the future, had passed a key accuracy test.
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.
China launches rival GPS satellite system (Update)
China has launched commercial and public services across the Asia-Pacific region on its domestic satellite navigation network built to rival the US global positioning system.
Apocalypse... but not as we know it
The End Of The World As We Know It—TEOTWAWKI—is littered with predictions that didn't quite pan out.
Soyuz rocket launches two Galileo satellites
A Soyuz rocket launched two Galileo satellites into orbit on Friday, marking a crucial step for Europe's planned navigation system, operator Arianespace announced.
Biggest solar storm in years races toward Earth (Update 2)
The largest solar storm in five years was due to arrive on Earth early Thursday, promising to shake the globe's magnetic field while expanding the Northern Lights.