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Out in Front: 25 Years Young

August 29, 2014  - By 0 Comments

When I was a young man, the moment seemed like all there was, all there needed to be. Why plan? Why reflect? The days were just packed. Once I turned... read more

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Multi-Constellation. Dual-Frequency. Single-Chip.

August 27, 2014  - By 0 Comments

This integrated circuit supports simultaneous reception and processing of the GPS L1/L5, Galileo E1/E5a, and GLONASS G1 signals with 40 tracking channels. The dual-band analog RF front-end is integrated on the same mixed-signal chip as the baseband hardware, including an embedded processor to close the tracking loops: overall, a compact, low-power, and low-cost solution. read more

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In Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, California, hundreds of rocks — some weighing as much as 700 pounds — seem to have been dragged across the ground, leaving synchronized trails that can stretch for hundreds of meters. Though many phenomena were speculated (hurricane-force winds, dust devils, slick algal films, thick sheets of ice), no one knew what caused the movement — until a team of researchers got to work using rocks tagged with GPS devices and a high-resolution weather station. 

Watch the video to see the rocks move, and read more about the research.

Mystery Solved: Sailing Stones Tracked with GPS

August 28, 2014  - By 0 Comments

In Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, California, hundreds of rocks — some weighing as much as 700 pounds — seem to have been dragged across the ground, leaving synchronized trails that can stretch... read more

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Topcon Releases New UAS for Aerial Mapping

August 28, 2014  - By 0 Comments

Topcon Positioning Group has released two unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for mapping — the Sirius Pro and Sirius Basic. Both systems are designed to produce the most accurate solutions for the automated mapping of a wide range of sites — regardless of terrain — including... read more

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