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Student Proposes Open Source Alternative to GPS Based on Seismic Waves

21st February 2013

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Philipp Ronnenberg, a masters student in design interactions at the Royal College of Art in London, recently showed off the first prototype sensors for his alternate “Open Positioning System,” which are designed to pick up regular seismic waves given off by large machinery in nearby power plants and factories. Once a sensor detects at least three different nearby seismic wave sources, Ronnenberg theorizes it should be able to determine its location.

I have my doubts. But it’s an interesting idea.

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