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Smartphone app tracks battlefield objects


August 31st, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) A new software relying on smartphones' global positioning system (GPS) and imaging abilities can fix the exact location of distant objects as well as monitor the ... Read more...

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Drunken driving top road killer: Report


July 31st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Drunken driving is one of the main causes of fatal road accidents in India, according to an official report released Tuesday identifying over-speeding and overloading ... Read more...

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GPS technology helps improve weather forecasts


June 14th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) The satellite-based global positioning system (GPS) technology that guides modern car navigation systems is now being used to improve weather forecasts, says a researcher at Australia's ... Read more...

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Now smartphones will help you navigate mega malls


May 13th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 13 (IANS) Your smartphone helps you smoothly navigate highways and streets of an unfamiliar city. But once you enter a mega mall, its global positioning system (GPS) goes ... Read more...

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Strike takes autos off Delhi roads, commuters hit


February 28th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Thousands of Delhi residents used to travelling by auto-rickshaws for their regular commute were hit Tuesday as many drivers of these ubiquitous three-wheelers joined a ... Read more...

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Delhi autorikshaw unions to join Tuesday stir


February 27th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, February 27 (IANS) Come Tuesday and commuters in New Delhi may face major hassles as the capital's 55,000 autorikshaws have decided to join in the national strike called ... Read more...

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How do GPS satellites know where they are?


February 26th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Our Global Positioning System (GPS) tells us exactly where we are, down to a few metres, but how do satellites that make up the GPS themselves ... Read more...

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Chinese satellite provides navigation service


December 27th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) China's indigenous Beidou Navigation Satellite System began providing initial positioning and navigation services to China and its surrounding areas from Tuesday, an official said.Six more satellites ... Read more...

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Bhopal bags excellence award in urban transport


November 26th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 26 (IANS) The public-private partnership (PPP) model used in running Bhopal Municipal Corporation's low-floor buses has been adjudged the best partnership model of urban transport in the country, ... Read more...

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Punish officials for tusker electrocutions: NGO


November 24th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 (IANS) Protesting over the frequent electrocution of elephants in Odisha, a wildlife group Thursday demanded action against those responsible for such incidents.Biswajit Mohanty, secretary, Wildlife Society of ... Read more...

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Scientists home in on seals’ amazing navigation skills


November 20th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 20 (IANS)Some seals can point out on the spot they had been born even after spending five years out at sea, a study reveals. Antarctic fur seals', arguably ... Read more...

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Russia completes deployment of navigation satellites


October 8th, 2011 - 2:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 8 (IANS) Russia has completed the deployment of its global positioning satellite group "Glonass", an official said Friday.Glonass, the Russian equivalent of the US Global Positioning System (GPS), ... Read more...

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US-India to cooperate on flight navigation systems


July 19th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) US aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Tuesday said it would cooperate with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) on developing the ground-based augmentation system ... Read more...

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Around 30 teams for Rally de Sea View


July 7th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Around 30 teams will participate in the 160-km Rally de Sea View motor sports event traversing popular sea resorts including Digha, Shankarpur and Mandarmoni in West ... Read more...

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India’s police to get American 3D technology, weaponry boost


June 12th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's long-standing ambition of massive police modernisation with sophisticated weaponry and hi-tech systems has received a major boost after a US pledge to transfer ... Read more...

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104 more peaks to open in Leh to boost tourism


May 27th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) With a special focus on development of adventure tourism in the country, the Indian government has given security clearance for opening an additional 104 peaks ... Read more...

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India to attract more adventure tourists


May 27th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India has stepped up efforts to position itself as an adventure tourism destination and is offering travellers a bouquet of experiences - from mountaineering to ... Read more...

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Russia sends two carrier rockets to French Guiana


May 21st, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Russian Soyuz-ST carrier rockets are on way to French Guiana for future launches from the Kourou space centre, officials said.The rockets are currently en ... Read more...

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Indefinite auto strike in Delhi from Wednesday


May 17th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Protesting against the installation of Global Positioning System (GPS) in the auto-rickshaws, some of the auto unions in the capital are set to launch indefinite strike ... Read more...

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Cluster bus service launched in Delhi


May 5th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Designed on the public transport system of Paris, the much awaited cluster bus service was launched by Delhi Chief Minster Shiela Dikshit here Thursday.Under the ... Read more...

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GPS fosters hopeless dependency


April 20th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Growing use of satellite navigation or GPS is actually fostering hopeless dependency among drivers, reducing them to non-thinking automatons, a study says. Study author Rosamund Langston, ... Read more...

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Signals from a ruddy shelduck in Pong wetlands


March 23rd, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 23 (IANS) It's a very special ruddy shelduck. In the Pong wetlands, it is chirping, flapping its wings and sending out crucial information on its whereabouts to scientists ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka uses satellite technology to monitor buses


March 8th, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 8 (IANS) Sri Lanka has started using satellite technology to monitor the movements of buses in a bid to "detect and control misdeeds" committed by drivers, a ... Read more...

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Now GPS to monitor winged visitors to Himachal


January 22nd, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 22 (IANS) The bar-headed goose, the ruddy shell duck and the mallard, all winter visitors to Himachal Pradesh's Pong Dam wetlands, are about to find themselves tailed - ... Read more...

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Country’s first GPS-based auto fare calculator launched


January 12th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 12 (IANS) A Kochi-based firm Wednesday launched what it claimed as India's first multi-platform auto fare calculating application that uses GPS.MindHelix Technologies claimed that its "Tuk Tuk" meter, a mobile ... Read more...

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India to have own satellite navigation system soon: ISRO


January 5th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) India will shortly join a select group of nations having its own satellite navigation system called Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) offering position, navigation and timing ... Read more...

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Russia postpones launch of navigation satellite


December 22nd, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has postponed the launch of its new-generation navigation satellite Glonass-K until 2011, the defence ministry said.The satellite atop a Soyuz-2.1.b carrier rocket was to blast off ... Read more...

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Digital radio to keep tab on errant Kolkata cops


December 6th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Kolkata Police will turn to digital radio technology to keep an eye on errant policemen who are either negligent in duty or indulge in corrupt practices.Police ... Read more...

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Over 10,000 autorickshaws to go off Delhi roads from Monday


November 14th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.14 (ANI): With the Delhi Government deciding to cancel their permits for failing to comply with the prescribed guidelines, over 10,000 autorickshaws will go off the city roads from Monday. ... Read more...

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Global Positioning System helps in tracing stolen car


October 28th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) A Global Positioning System (GPS) device helped trace a stolen vehicle here, police said Thursday.The police said Sanjay Kumar had hired an Indica car from a private taxi ... Read more...

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Big Brother watches: cameras in Chinese city taxi


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) Surveillance cameras and alarm systems installed in taxis in a Chinese city are supposed to help police know what's going on inside the cab but are making passengers ... Read more...

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Russia launches navigation satellites


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Thursday launched a rocket carrying three navigation satellites from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan. The Proton-M carrier rocket with three Glonass satellites blasted off from the ... Read more...

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BlackBerry Torch smartphone to take on Apple’s iPhone


August 4th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The makers of BlackBerry have unveiled a new smartphone with a touchscreen and slideout keyboard that it hopes will fend off competition from Apple's iPhone. The BlackBerry Torch ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to install GPS devices to ensure food reaches poor


June 21st, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 21 (IANS) Chhattisgarh will install GPS devices to track the movement of vehicles carrying subsidised rice for the poor in efforts to ensure effective implementation of the Rs.1,000 crore ... Read more...

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Environment does have bearing on our physical activities


June 15th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) The environment can influence our physical activities, especially when it comes to where people live. "We are not just measuring physical activity, but we are linking it to a ... Read more...

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