‘Quantum compass’ can locate objects without GPS

The device is completely self-contained, being able to determine the position of an object on the globe with no external reference required.

Sea turtles use Earth’s magnetic field like a GPS to find their birthplace

The loggerheads can find their original nesting grounds within 40 to 50 miles, despite being away for decades or traveling thousands of miles.

Japan launches satellite to generate its own, better GPS

Positioning errors will be decreased by a factor of 100.

Highly accurate 3-D positioning system could change the face of gaming

The way people play Battlefield or Call of Duty could change forever by bringing the heat of action to your living room. More specifically, by making action video games into real-life action as the gamer’s movements are tracked and reflected in the virtual world. The idea isn’t new, but a new 3-D positioning system developed at MIT looks so promising

Asthmapping: Smart GPS Inhalers Save Lives

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. It affects millions of people worldwide, and despite the fact that treatment exists for it, getting the right dosage and regime requires extremely detailed information about the disease and its symptoms – and

The world may be too dependent on GPS, report says

Besides their evident telecommunications value, satellites also pose enormous benefits when synchronization and navigation are concerned, available and more and more used to the common public through GNSS (global navigation satellite system) or the US based GPS (global positioning system). However, a report published by the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK warns that the nation has become overly