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Goodbye Old Fashioned Compass?

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High frequency radio waves have difficulty penetrating water. That's why GPS, something that has revolutionized the way we find our way to places on land, doesn't work underwater. But Project Ariadna wants to change all that by combing GPS with inertial data fusion technology. Their new device takes a GPS reading at the surface, and then, by means of eleven independent sensors and an extremely sophisticated algorithm, provides a diver with turn-by-turn navigation along a planned route. As a result, a diver will be able to monitor graphically, in real time, his exact position and executed route on a map....


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