GPS in the News, Week Ending Dec. 21st.

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To Stop Poaching, Injecting Rhino Horns With GPS And Poison

The price of powdered rhino horn has soared to rival gold at $1,400 per once.  Poaching of this endangered species has exploded from just 17 killed in 2007 to more than 585 rhinos this year alone.

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Santa GPS 2.0 Keeps Track Of Saint Nicholas On His Long Journey Around The World

Remember watching the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) track Santa as he made his annual trip around the world bringing presents to all the little children on TV?  Well, now you can track Santa on your iPad with this new app.

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The GPS-Tracked Life Cycle of Garbage

To study the path of garbage from pickup to landfill, a researcher used a ‘throwaway’ cellphone’s GPS location data.

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Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups

In 2007, congestion on U.S. roads was responsible for 4.2 billion hours of additional travel time, as well as 2.8 billion gallons of fuel consumption and an accompanying increase in air pollution.  A new large-scale traffic study uses anonymous cellphone data rather than survey data or information obtained from U.S. Census Bureau travel diaries.

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