Global Positioning System
This summer, teams of arborists and volunteers will flit from tree to tree throughout Missoula like squirrels on an arboreal marathon.
JACKSON — Standing in the middle of the National Elk Refuge, a small band of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees watch the approaching helicopter.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park has lost a record number of wolves to this year's hunting season, and that's left scientists scrambling to keep years of research alive.
Geocaching, what began a decade ago as a niche hobby is now a wildly popular high-tech treasure hunt that combines all the fun of childhood treasure hunts with outdoor adventure, hiking and geeky whimsy. It’s fun for people of any age, teens and twentysomethings, as well as families and empt…
JACKSON, Wyo. - Biologists have fitted GPS collars on another dozen elk wintering on Wyoming's National Elk Refuge to learn more about how the animals use the habitat.
WASHINGTON — Earth's magnetic field is about to be shaken like a snow globe by the largest solar storm in five years.
Created in 2000, geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunt — perfect for kids of all ages. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates, trying to find a tiny “treasure” (such as fishing lures, small candles, colorful Band-Aids, miniature compasses, etc.) hidden there …
They were sitting in Billings making custom topographical maps and minding their own business when a global positioning system giant out of California came courting.
The annual International CES trade show, held last week in Las Vegas, is the world's largest gathering of consumer technology company geeks, and technophiles of all types. But hidden in the halls of technology are outdoor brands and dozens of gadgets that cater to an adventurous crowd. I tra…
RAWLINS — Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson says motorists can't always rely on their GPS devices for the best route during the winter.
JACKSON — "Silence your cell phone" is not something you will hear at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort this winter.
Wind, waves, rushing rivers, deep snow, vast woods, towering mountain peaks — these were but a few of the obstacles encountered on my adventures around the world in 2010. Indeed, with trips and expeditions to Nepal, Iceland, Patagonia and the Alps, the past 12 months can go on record as the …
BUTTE — Montana Tech has been awarded a nearly $1 million contract from the Western Electricity Coordinating Council to develop engineering software to more reliably operate power grids.
As I fought my way through 7-foot-tall sagebrush, weaving left and right to find some semblance of a path, several eyes in the sky hundreds of miles overhead let me know that I was still on public land. Yet I couldn’t see more than 10 feet in any direction.
The Forerunner series of athletic-minded watches from Garmin Ltd. have gained a devotion with some athletes and exercisers that may only be described as cultish. But it is with good reason: Forerunner watches are top-shelf performers and they offer functions unlike anything else on the market.