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Antenova’s Tiny Weii Antenna Designed for Consumer Applications

May 20, 2015By

Antenova announces its first antenna for consumer applications — the tiny Weii 2.4-GHz ceramic antenna. Measuring 1 mm x 0.5 mm x 0.5 mm, the company believes the Weii could be the smallest antenna in the world. The new Weii miniature ceramic antenna is designed for 2.4-GHz, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee and industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications. While all of Antenova’s antennas and antenna module products... read more

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Fleetmatics’ Intelligent Routing Tool Coming This Summer

May 20, 2015By

A new routing program from Fleetmatics Group is coming this summer. Fleetmatics Routist is an intelligent routing optimization solution that systematically builds the most cost-effective, customer-friendly routes for fleets. Fleetmatics Routist seamlessly calculates and deploys route plans to drivers in the field, and features real-time and historical data that gives users the most holistic view into routing performance, the company said. Fleetmatics... read more

June 30 Leap Second Worries Markets, Internet

May 19, 2015By
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The coming leap second on June 30 sounds as scary as the (turns out not-so-scary) Y2K bug. But the world has experienced leap second issues before, and most affected industries are taking steps to prepare. The world’s clocks will be adjusted by one second on June 30, when a leap second will be inserted into Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), the standard international time scale. In... read more

New Airbus A350 Airliner Comes EGNOS-Capable

May 18, 2015By

The EGNOS system has been adopted by a growing number of airports to enable satellite-guided landing approaches. The new Airbus A350 airliner, currently entering service, comes fitted with it as standard. read more

International Galileo Colloquium Issues Second Call for Papers

May 18, 2015By

The fifth International Colloquium on Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Programme will be held in Braunschweig, Germany, Oct. 27–29. Authors are invited to submit their abstracts using the online abstract submission form on the symposium website. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended from May 15 to May 21. Since 2007, the worldwide scientific community has met... read more

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Apple Acquires GPS Company Coherent Navigation

May 18, 2015By

Apple has acquired Coherent Navigation, according to various media reports. Coherent Navigation is a Bay Area GPS firm founded in 2008 by engineers from Stanford and Cornell. One of its areas of focus was high-integrity GPS (iGPS), an enhanced version of GPS that uses both normal, high-altitude GPS satellites and lower-altitude voice and data satellites from Iridium to increase the accuracy of... read more

Senators Propose Bill to Expedite UAV Exemptions

May 14, 2015By

Two U.S. senators have jointly proposed a new bill that could expedite the commercial introduction of drones. The senators believe the U.S. is falling behind other countries when it comes to creating rules for commercial drones. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) introduced the Commercial UAS Modernization Act, which would set temporary rules for those who want to fly... read more

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Derailed Train in Philadelphia Lacked Automatic Controls

May 13, 2015By

An automatic train control system — many of which use GPS — was not installed on the commuter rail route where an Amtrak train left the track on Tuesday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The advanced safety technology, known as positive train control, is designed to prevent high-speed derailments. Seven people were killed and more than 200 injured when... read more