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Friday, July 01, 2011

Clues, the Yahoo product that provides information on search trends on Yahoo searches, has just gotten a big upgrade. Their new version includes an upgraded interface, regional search data, and trends for separate demographics.

The update includes heatmaps to show trends in different geographies.

- Search Engine Watch

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/01 at 05:03 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The final report of the working group was released yesterday. It is available, in the right column, in many pdf pieces) at the PNT.gov website. It includes details of a recommendation ("plan B") made public by LightSquared late last month to move its signals to a new band and lower power. LightSquared's official statement yesterday (press release) puts the interference blame on the GPS industry: "GPS device test results, which were also filed at the FCC today, show unequivocally that the interference is caused by the GPS device manufacturer's decision over the last eight years to design products that depend on using spectrum assigned to other FCC licensees."

The Save Our GPS Coalition's response to the report (press release) states: "Coalition Members Say Report Verifies LightSquared Plan Defies Laws of Physics; Call for Company to Move Completely Out of Band Adjacent to GPS."

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/01 at 04:24 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

“I will then use relatively simple, cheap GIS methods to create maps of erosion hotspots that can be used for catchment management planning, and assist to target erosion control and reafforestation projects to high impact locations.”

- Charles Darwin University postgraduate student Sarah Hobgen who was granted a scholarship to continue her work in Indonesia to help solve water supply issues drastically affecting irrigation to crops, quoted in a university new release. She'll be using radionuclides for tracing the sediment flow.

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/01 at 02:16 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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