GPS

  • Video

    Driven by data

    Information about player health and performance is increasingly used to keep sportspeople at the ...

    Early in winter we talked to high performance managers at the Port Adelaide Football Club (PAFC) and their external c...

    Body and Mind August 15, 2021
  • History

    Gladys West maps the future

    She played a ‘pivotal role’ in a popular technology.

    A brief item appeared on the Cosmos website on 6 March 2019 with the headlines “A mathematician, idolised”, and “GPS ...

    Core Sciences October 13, 2019
  • Autonomous cars: the science of geodesy

    Fundamental science will keep them on the right track.

    Driving from Rome to Tuscany in a rental car, we were at the mercy of the satellite navigation system. The first cris...

    AI July 7, 2019
  • Auto aircraft landing system passes test

    Ironing out GPS glitches negates the need for ground support.

    German researchers have demonstrated an automatic landing system for aircraft that they say works without the need fo...

    Automation July 4, 2019
  • Melting ice and satellites: how to measure the Earth's 'wiggle'

    Current methods of measuring location may not be up to scratch. Changes on Earth’s surface, inclu...

    Scientists use satellite sensing to find the Earth’s centre of mass. NASA, CC BY-SAIn a driverless future, it...

    Earth Sciences June 5, 2017
  • New mystery on Northern Lights

    New research sends researchers back to the drawing board.

    The aurora borealis. Credit: Frank Olsen, NorwayThe leading hypothesis used to explain why the aurora borealis and ...

    Physics March 13, 2017
  • The tricky science of tracking and predicting volcanic eruptions

    Sophisticated gas monitoring devices and satellite GPS data are starting to give scientists a fig...

    The Japanese city of Kagoshima sits near the base of the active volcano Sakurajima.Jim Holmes / Getty ImagesIt was ju...

    Earth Sciences February 7, 2017
  • Finding your way with GPS

    Megan Toomey describes a range of GPS devices and applications.

    The global positioning system (GPS) has changed the way we navigate. The technology is found in mobile devices, ATMs,...

    Technology June 8, 2015
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