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GPS to be installed in apple-carrying vehicles: HP govt

Last Updated: Sunday, August 03, 2014, 00:48

The Himachal Pradesh government will install Global Positioning System in all apple-carrying vehicles to monitor their movements and check theft cases, a minister said.

GPS to be used to track trucks carrying PDS foodgrains

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 22:54

Delhi government will track the trucks carrying foodgrains with the help of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices to curb the menace of diversion of rations meant for lakhs of families which are below the poverty line.

Russia blocks military functions of US GPS stations

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 06:37

Russia has started to block the military functions of US Global Positioning System base stations on its territory, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said.

India successfully launches second navigation satellite IRNSS 1B

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 19:00

It`s another achievement for India. India has successfully launched its second navigational satellite IRNSS 1B on board PSLV-C24.

New system tells how far your email has travelled

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 14:18

A new system that uses GPS technology to calculate the number of miles an email has travelled before reaching an inbox has been developed.

Volcanoes shift before they erupt

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 19:19

As they prepare to erupt, volcanoes shift their base, says an interesting study that paves the way for volcanologists to forecast future eruptions.

Dark matter surrounding Earth a possibility

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 13:09

This could very well end the suspense over the hypothetical presence of a halo, or ring, surrounding our Earth.

China`s sat-nav system to have civilian uses

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 18:22

China`s Beidou satellite-navigation system, which has proven its use in defence and national safety plans, may be used for civilian purposes like typhoon monitoring, traffic management and agriculture.

China`s BeiDou navigation system to get full global coverage by 2020

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 18:30

In a stiff challenge to America`s Global Positioning System, China on Sunday said that its home-grown navigation system `BeiDou` will be achieving full-scale global coverage by around 2020.

GPS navigation devices to be 90% more accurate

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2013, 08:48

The new sat-nav combines a conventional global positioning system (GPS) signal with those of other sensors - accelerometers and gyroscopes - to pinpoint a car’s location to within 2m.

South Korea develops mid-range GPS-guided bombs

Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013, 14:12

South Korea has developed bombs equipped with a global positioning system capable of targeting distant enemies day and night, the state arms development agency said on Monday.

GPS gadgets on boats to help Tamil fishermen

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 19:04

Against the backdrop of the recent attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy, GPS equipment is being fitted on boats to help them in navigation.