TAG: On the Edge

By the Beautiful Sea

August 1, 2014By

New Tide Gauge Uses GNSS to Measure Sea-Level Change A new way of measuring and monitoring sea level — an important facet of researching climate change — has been implemented by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden using existing coastal GPS stations. Measuring sea level is an increasingly important part of climate research, and a rising mean sea... read more

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Fishy Business: Handhelds Help Remove Invasive Species from Utah River

July 28, 2014By

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR)  is using rugged Juniper Systems handhelds in an innovative way: to remove an invasive fish species from the Green River so that native fish can flourish. A DWR field crew first used the Allegro MX handheld, loaded with custom fisheries software, to monitor native fish species and remove invasive fish in a 2013... read more

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On the Edge: Find Yourself in Vegas

October 1, 2013By
The Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo credit: Photographersnature.

Qualcomm and Cisco Collaborate to Improve Indoor Navigation Las Vegas — home of gambling, shows, and massive hotel/entertainment/resort complexes. It’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for amid miles and miles of indoor floorspace. In May, Qualcomm Atheros and Cisco showcased its collaboration to enhance indoor location services at a customer deployment at the Bellagio Resort and Casino... read more

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On the Edge: Southwest Shakes

March 1, 2012By
Researchers used data from 25 continuous GPS stations installed as part of the EarthScope Rio Grande Rift GPS experiment, supplemented by data from other GPS monuments in the southwestern U.S., resulting in a data set of daily position estimates of 284 GPS monuments for the years 2006 through 2010.

Using a large network of GPS stations, a team of researchers has found that the Rio Valley Rift in the Southwest United States — previously suspected to be dead — is slowly expanding, at a rate of about 0.1 millimeter per year. The Rio Grande Rift extends from Colorado’s central Rocky Mountains to Mexico. read more

On the Edge: Driving Reality Home

May 1, 2011By

A new navigation system looks to make driving safer by removing the need for drivers to look away from the road at their navigation device. With Wikitude Drive, as a driver moves down the road, the route is “drawn” onto the live video screen of an Android smartphone. How is this possible? Augmented reality. read more

On the Edge: Galileo to the Rescue

February 1, 2011By

mergency Alert: Bus collision in Berchtesgaden, parking area Salzbergwerk. Many injured. Bus overturned, some thrown from vehicle, some trapped inside. Local temperature below freezing, snow falling. All crews respond immediately.” 
 The alarm operations center for the state of Bavaria receives this message from the accident location, and swiftly moves into coordinating activity, gathering and distributing real-time geospatial data and other key information to all emergency teams and medical facilities in the area. read more

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