Mobile phones can be used as human tracking devices.
You can learn a lot about the movement of people and animals if you tap into the tracking data from many of today's mobile phones.
Up a bit, right a bit – Australia is always on the move.
Australia is always on the move thanks to continental drift which means the mapped coordinates of any place can get out of line with any GPS locating system. So what's the plan to fix it?
People with dementia are prone to getting lost. Thankfully, there's technology to help find them.
There are more than a million Druze worldwide, with the vast majority residing in the Middle East.
Illuminating the origins of one of the oldest peoples in the Middle East.
Coronal mass ejections can play havoc with Earthbound communications.
There's a disturbing history of solar flares taking out the technology we depend on. As tech becomes more and more vital, knowing what is happening in space is growing ever more crucial.
Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world and increasingly, we’re monitoring our pets’ behaviour.
Australians are keen pet owners and increasingly, we're monitoring the behaviour of our domestic animals. Webcams, GPS tracking, dogs joining Skype calls ... pets are becoming entangled with technology in myriad ways.
Route mapping apps such as Strava are popular with cyclists, but you need to protect your privacy.
If you use one of the many apps to map your walking, jogging or cycling route then you could be giving away information that could be abused by others.
The Earth’s surface is in a constant state of motion, before, during and after earthquakes.
Shutterstock/Natee K Jindakum
The earth around you might seem static but it's constantly in motion. We need to track this motion in fine detail if we're to keep our GPS networks up to date.
The government’s proposed changes are good, and evidence based, but whether they will work in practice is another thing.
Living with a chronic disease is hard work. Today the federal government announced its intention to “revolutionise" the way chronic diseases and complex conditions are cared for.
Drivers make some suboptimal routing decisions when they’re traveling around town.
A. Lima et al. J. R. Soc. Int. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0021
No wonder you're always late. Drivers use a route that minimizes travel time on only a third of their trips. Here's how real-world data can help planners fight traffic congestion.
How do you make a digital mapping system give directions like a stranger in the street?
How accurate is that GPS navigation?
They are the most accurate clocks on the planet and a few more in space. So why are researchers trying to make atomic clocks even more accurate?
A conceptual variable-rate fertilization system that would use sensors to determine how much fertilizer to apply in real-time.
R Sui and J A Thomasson
Precision agriculture harnesses technology to help farmers grow more food using less water, fertilizer, pesticide, fuel and labor.
GPS is used in many devices to help us navigate.
It’s well known that severe space weather events – which are quite rare – can have a negative impact on our use of Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled devices. But our research, published in Geophysical…
It’s a storm, but not as we know it.
We’ve all been caught out by a thunderstorm or freezing winter morning down on planet Earth, but up in space things are rather different. Fluctuations in the weather up there won’t make you cold or damp…
A US Chinook similar to the one involved in the gun battle of Takur Ghar.
Flickr/The U S Army
Three American soldiers* may have died in Afghanistan’s battle of Takur Ghar because of disruptions caused by plasma bubbles – a form of space weather – according to a new study. Space weather is normally…
Still no signal.
EPA/Luong Thai Linh
As the biggest ever hunt for a missing plane continues, many are beginning to wonder if we will ever know what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. If the plane has crashed, it has been suggested…
Lucky it’s pointing the wrong way this time.
Nasa's Marshall Space Flight Center
In 1859, from August 28 to September 2, we were given an important lesson about how vulnerable we are to the Sun’s power. The Carrington Event, named for the amateur astronomer who recorded it, Richard…
Emergencies only but are people turning to A&E because they find it difficult to see a GP?
New research linking less access to GPs and higher demand in Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments could ignite the…
Four hours in A&E? Haven’t you got homes to go to?
Politicians and policy makers are blaming failures in out-of-hours GP care for the rising demand on accident and emergency (A&E) units. The number of attendances at A&E departments in England rose…