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  • Interstate 11 opening causes GPS glitch

    09/04/2017 4:15:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    FOX 5 Vegas ^ | August 17, 2017 | Faith Tanner
    LAKE MEAD (FOX5) - A section of Interstate 11 opened Wednesday between the 95 and Railroad Pass Casino. But some drivers said they are having a hard time navigating it, thanks to a glitch from GPS technology. When a 2.5 mile stretch of I-11 opened, Apple and Google maps didn't register it. Instead, it caused a major glitch, and instead of routing people down the 95 toward Boulder City and Arizona, drivers were being redirected all the way through Lake Mead National Park. The route takes more time and also comes with a $20 toll. "I pulled over with all...
  • Ships fooled in GPS spoofing attack suggest Russian cyberweapon

    08/21/2017 4:50:22 PM PDT · by oxcart · 68 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 08/10/2017 | By David Hambling
    Reports of satellite navigation problems in the Black Sea suggest that Russia may be testing a new system for spoofing GPS . On 22 June, the US Maritime Administration filed a seemingly bland incident report. The master of a ship off the Russian port of Novorossiysk had discovered his GPS put him in the wrong spot – more than 32 kilometres inland, at Gelendzhik Airport. After checking the navigation equipment was working properly, the captain contacted other nearby ships. Their AIS traces – signals from the automatic identification system used to track vessels – placed them all at the same...
  • C-SPAN3 is airing tomorrow a talk I gave

    06/02/2017 2:51:52 PM PDT · by Richard from IL · 10 replies
    C-SPAN 3 is broadcasting tomorrow at 2:00 pm EDT a talk I gave in NYC with my co-author: Global Positioning System History Authors Richard Easton and Eric Frazier discuss the history and evolution of global positioning system, or GPS. THIS PROGRAM HAS NOT YET AIRED Airing Saturday, Jun 03 2:00pm EDT on C-SPAN3
  • Heads-up display to give Soldiers improved situational awareness

    05/26/2017 9:51:05 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    U.S. Army ^ | May 19, 2017 | David Vergun
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- A novel technology called "Tactical Augmented Reality," or TAR, is now helping Soldiers precisely locate their positions, as well as the locations of friends and foes, said Richard Nabors. It even enables them to see in the dark, all with a heads-up display device that looks like night-vision goggles, or NGV, he added. So in essence, TAR replaces NVG, GPS, plus it does much more. Nabors, an associate for strategic planning at U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, spoke about TAR at the Pentagon's Lab Day,...
  • Prefecture in China's Xinjiang to track cars by satellite

    02/20/2017 10:00:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2017 12:52 AM EST | Gerry Shih
    A prefecture in China’s far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks. Traffic police in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced the regulation on Sunday, shortly after thousands of heavily armed police paraded in the Xinjiang capital and ruling Communist Party officials vowed to ramp up their campaign against separatists and Islamic militants. The vehicle-tracking program in Bayingolin will utilize China’s homegrown Beidou satellite system, launched in recent years to reduce China’s reliance on U.S.-based GPS providers for sensitive applications. Authorities said they will also track cars using...
  • Missing New Jersey family members found alive in Virginia

    12/29/2016 9:09:57 AM PST · by Lurkinanloomin · 37 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 12/29/2106 | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old great-granddaughter have been found alive in secluded woods in rural Virginia, apparently stranded there for days after disappearing on a holiday road trip, authorities said.
  • Las Vegas Woman Who Walked 26 Miles in Snowy Grand Canyon to Save Family Tells Ordeal

    12/26/2016 7:44:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    nbc ^ | 12/26/2016
    After walking 26 miles in the snow along a desolate stretch of the Grand Canyon over 36 hours, a Las Vegas woman is now safe and recovering from exposure at a Utah hospital. Karen Klein was enjoying a holiday vacation with her husband and 10-year-old son when their car got stuck in the mud near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona late last week. Klein said she'd decided to be the one to go get help because her husband had recently been in an accident. Outdoorsy and athletic, she thought she could brave the elements herself. "I...
  • Driver Smashes into Santa Clara Fire Hydrant, Lands Car Inside Pizza Parlor

    10/22/2016 5:08:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    A car collision early Saturday in Santa Clara sent a powerful stream of water shooting several feet into the air. The crash occurred shortly after 1 a.m. when a driver plowed into a fire hydrant before eventually landing the vehicle inside Stuft Pizza located near the intersection of Homestead and Woodhams Roads, officials said. Firefighters spent roughly 30 minutes shutting off the water, officials said. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot before being apprehended near his home several blocks away, officials said. No one was injured and the Santa Clara Police Department is currently investigating the...
  • New Directions

    07/04/2016 7:31:35 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | 24 June 2016 | KONSTANTIN KAKAES
    On the way to Desert Storm, U.S. troops stopped in California in order to buy consumer GPS units at local stores.... Mr. Milner is a brisk and funny guide to the bureaucratic and technological infighting in the U.S. military, which created GPS over the course of several decades beginning in the immediate aftermath of the 1957 launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. GPS predecessors included Transit, built by the U.S. Navy to track its nuclear submarines, and Timation, built by a different part of the Navy. A rival Air Force program called 621B was underfunded, Mr. Milner says,...
  • Geocaching, Anyone?

    06/19/2016 7:52:22 AM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 49 replies
    Lisa
    Hi FRiends. I started Geocaching this week; downloaded the app and bought a 3 month membership. Looked for 6 hides in the last few days and DNF any but I'm rather hooked! LOL. Anybody else got the bug? I thought this might be fun to do with grandbabies but ohmylanta! are the ones around here tricky! In Roanoke VA for another few weeks visiting, then back up to Yankee country. So looking forward to finding something and hoping I don't screw up the hide! :) I'd really like to hear any other experiences anyone has had. I don't know anyone...
  • FAA Warns That Mystery Military Tests May Lead To Widespread West Coast GPS Disruptions

    06/09/2016 4:47:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jun 7, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Starting today, and continuing for the next month, the FAA has warned airplane pilots that GPS signals on on the West Coast, and especially over California and Nevada, may be impacted. The reason why is not exactly clear, but as Gizmodo notes, the US military will be testing a device or devices that will potentially jam GPS signals for six hours each day. Officially the tests were announced by the FAA but are centered near the US Navy’s largest installation in the Mojave Desert, China Lake, located "just down the road" from Area 51. The Navy has kept silent about...
  • FAA Warns of GPS Outages This Month During Mysterious Tests on the West Coast

    06/07/2016 9:25:27 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 84 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 06/07/2016 | Matt Novak
    FAA Warns of GPS Outages This Month During Mysterious Tests on the West Coast http://gizmodo.com/faa-warns-of-gps-outages-this-month-during-mysterious-t-1780866590
  • Cops: Lost couple cuts chain to enter nuclear plant property

    05/30/2016 4:38:22 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 79 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 29 May 2016 | AP
    DELTA, Pa. (AP) — A couple who got lost in Pennsylvania while driving to New York entered the property of a nuclear plant by cutting a chain at a gate, apparently in a quest to get back on the right road, authorities said. The Chesapeake, Virginia, couple were driving from Baltimore on Friday night when they got onto an access road at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, owned by Exelon. The driver told police he didn’t see two “No trespassing” signs when he cut the chain on the gate, The York Daily Record (http://bit.ly/27XVuF5) reported. Exelon spokeswoman Krista Merkel...
  • Man Sues Indiana, Road Contractors After Wife Killed When Car Drove Off Cline Avenue Bridge

    05/14/2016 11:51:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | May 11, 2016 | Steve Miller
    (CBS) — A Chicago man is suing the state of Indiana and its road building contractors blaming them for a fiery accident on the Cline Avenue Bridge that killed his wife 14 months ago. It was March of last year when Iftikhar Hussain and his wife were driving from Chicago to West Lafayette, Indiana. Hussain’s attorney Timothy Schafer says the couple took the Indiana Toll Road and then the Cline Avenue exit, following the GPS in their Nissan Sentra. Schafer says even though the road was closed because the bridge ahead was demolished, the barricades had been removed and the...
  • Kitchener woman follows GPS right into Tobermory, Ont., harbour

    05/14/2016 9:23:12 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 33 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 13, 2016 | Kate Bueckert
    Police in Tobermory, Ont., pulled a red car from the harbour early Friday morning after a Kitchener woman followed instructions from her GPS and drove down a boat launch and into the water. Ontario Provincial Police said the woman was following her GPS "when she took a wrong turn into Little Tub Harbour" late Thursday night. It was raining, dark and foggy at the time. Combining "weather conditions and the driver being new to the area, a fully submerged vehicle was the result," police said in a release.
  • Dying felon robbed Walmart, pizza manager 4 months after Va. governor's pardon

    03/26/2016 1:31:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | March 23, 2016 | Mark Bowes
    John Saul Miller was dying of cancer when the convicted felon managed to commit two armed robberies last year after being pardoned by Virginia's governor. When he was arrested after the second holdup -- the gunpoint robbery of a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chesterfield County -- he was still wearing a GPS tracking device that he was required to wear as a condition of his pardon by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Miller, 29, who has since died, had asked for absolution of earlier crimes based on his medical diagnosis and declining health, and McAuliffe granted his request on June. 3. But...
  • Scientists develop new app that uses your cellphone to detect earthquakes

    02/14/2016 12:19:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/12/2016 | Rosanna Xia and Rong-Gong Lin II
    Users who download the app will be sending data to scientists when an earthquake as small as a magnitude 5 hits. By harvesting information from hundreds of phones closest to the earthquake, scientists will be able to test a computer system that could, in the future, dispatch early warnings that shaking is seconds or minutes away to people farther away from the earthquake’s origin. For instance, if a quake started in San Bernardino, cell phones there could register the quake and quickly help send warnings to smartphone users in Los Angeles. "This is a citizen science project," said Richard Allen,...
  • 'Death by GPS' in desert

    02/11/2016 8:31:39 PM PST · by Utilizer · 181 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 30, 2011 12:00 AM | Tom Knudson
    Five harrowing days after becoming stuck on a remote backcountry road in Death Valley National Park in August 2009, Alicia Sanchez lay down next to her Jeep Cherokee and prepared to die. Then she heard a voice. "I called as I approached, asking if she was okay," wrote Ranger Amber Nattrass in a park report. "She was waving frantically and screaming, 'My baby is dead, my baby is dead.' " In the SUV, Nattrass found Sanchez's lifeless 6-year-old son Carlos on the front seat. "She told me they walked 10 miles but couldn't find any help (and) had run out...
  • GPS LOS in Texas yeaterday

    02/06/2016 10:36:06 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 23 replies
    n/sa | Patriot777
    While traveling in the Dallas / Ft Worth area of Texas yesterday afternoon, we experienced a complete LOS on GPS. We had traveled to Irving to get a new bulb for our projection TV, and right afterward had the LOS that lasted well after 9 PM yesterday evening. We eventually were able to find 635 W and then find 80 and I20 E, which placed us back home around 12:30 AM. Needless to say, I was glad I never leave home without my oxygen concentrator--even on good days, but I still ended up getting sick in a gas station restroom...
  • ULA sits out Air Force launch competition

    11/17/2015 11:34:03 AM PST · by Rockitz · 14 replies
    SpaceFlightNow.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Stephen Clark
    United Launch Alliance said Monday it did not submit a proposal in a competition to launch a U.S. Air Force GPS navigation satellite, apparently relinquishing the contract to rival SpaceX, the only other company certified to launch the mission. The Air Force wanted both companies to bid on the launch, setting up the first competition for the launch of a national security mission since Boeing and Lockheed Martin merged their rocket programs in 2006 to form ULA. ULA cited requirements in the request for proposals, which the Air Force released Sept. 30, and a congressionally mandated ban on RD-180 engines...