Under-fire Uber ramps up rider safety

Uber is ramping up driver background checks and other security measures worldwide after the smartphone-focused car-sharing service was banned in New Delhi following the alleged rape of a passenger.

NCR autos without GPS won't be allowed to ply on Delhi roads

In view of passenger safety, the Delhi government has decided not to allow autorickshaws plying in Noida, Ghaziabad, Sonipat and Faridabad without GPS to enter into the national capital.

NW Railway gears up for fog season

Preparing itself for the fog season this winter, the North Western Railways has put in place a host of measures like installing anti-fog devices in trains, LED-based signboards, and global positioning system-based signals to ensure safe and secure train operations.

Soon GPS may help scientists find 'elusive' dark matter
Soon GPS may help scientists find 'elusive' dark matter

Scientists have revealed that GPS might be a tool in directly detecting and measuring dark matter, so far an elusive but ubiquitous form of matter responsible for the formation of galaxies .

Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster

Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week.

ISRO to launch IRNSS 1C on Oct 10
ISRO to launch IRNSS 1C on Oct 10

ISRO will launch the third of seven series of satellites to put in place India's own navigation system on par with US' Global Positioning System (GPS) from the spaceport of Sriharikota on October 10.

Delhi Police launch GPS-fitted bikes for street patrolling

 Delhi Police today launched 30 GPS-fitted motorcycles for effective patrolling under an Internet-based monitoring system in North Delhi to curb street crime like snatching and robbery.

Sun unleashes massive solar flare of X1.6-class
Sun unleashes massive solar flare of X1.6-class

The sun emitted a huge solar flare on September 10, 2014.

Galileo navigation satellites lose their way in space

Two European Galileo satellites launched as part of a navigation system designed to rival GPS have failed to locate their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace has said.

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

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.

Now, shoes synced with Google maps to vibrate and give directions

Indian tech firm Ducere Technologies has created `Lechas shoes` which would be synced with Google Maps to give directions to the user by vibrating the left or the right shoe.

Have a sweet ride with this `mind-reading` helmet

Your bicycle ride could soon be stress-free as researchers have now designed a "mind-reading" helmet that could allow you to chart the least taxing routes of your travel.

GPS to be used to track trucks carrying PDS foodgrains

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.

Geocache latest word added to scrabble dictionary

Geocache, which means treasure hunting via GPS, is the new word added to Hasbro`s Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

`Fierce` solar magnetic storm `barely missed` Earth in 2012

Researchers have said that a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections - the most intense eruptions on the sun - sent a pulse of magnetized plasma barrelling into space and through Earth`s orbit.

Wear this tiny device as earrings to download software!

As people wait anxiously for the wearable computer device Google Glass to be launched later this year, a tiny computer worn on the ear that can be controlled by eye or tongue movements is in the offing.

Sun emits mid-level solar flare

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare late Monday night, peaking at midnight.

Volcanoes shift before they erupt

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

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

Sun emits fourth `X-class` solar flare in a week

The sun emitted its fourth X-class solar flare since Oct. 23, 2013.