Society may already be dangerously over-reliant on satellite radio navigation systems like GPS, the Royal Academy of Engineering warns.
Senior seismologist Clive Collins was on duty when the first signals from Tuesday's Christchurch earthquake registered on computer screens at Geoscience Australia's Canberra operations centre.
Japan's plan to launch six or seven positioning satellites is a 200 billion yen project meant to boost the Japanese economy through its joint implementation by both the public and private sectors.
University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers will develop satellite surveying technologies that will allow flooding, bushfires, deforestation and earthquakes to be monitored in real time unde
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says it is modernizing its Global Positioning System to utilize advances in technology.
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