Locating yourself everywhere on earth

Ciao persona fantastica,

this weeks paper is about one of my favorite usages of time in computer systems. With calculating time differences between radio signals we(our devices) are able to locate us all around the globe. Yepp, I am talking about GPS/GLONASS/Galileo. This weeks paper is less formal than the ones you are used to form the newsletter, but I choose it as it gives a nice overview about the history of these systems. (Mainly GPS, but they all work the same)


Two dozen satellites hovering thousands of miles out in space are allowing people to locate themselves on the earth’s surface with remarkable precision

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