Friday, Oct 07, 2022



Explained: What is BeiDou, China's version of GPS

August 02, 2020 9:36 am

China’s President Xi Jinping officially commissioned the navigation system BeiDou on Friday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Gujarat: Centralised control centre to track students, teachers

June 09, 2019 6:50 pm

The data collected through the process would be analysed to improve the quality of education in schools, state primary and secondary education secretary Vinod Rao said.

GPS data can detect early signs of megaquakes

May 30, 2019 6:16 pm

GPS picks up an initial signal of movement along a fault similar to a seismometer detecting the smallest first moments of an earthquake.

AntBot, the first walking robot that navigates without GPS

February 16, 2019 3:39 pm

AntBot copies the desert ants' exceptional navigation capacities, allowing it to explore without using Global Positioning System (GPS), researchers said.

Delhi government opens 10 centres for auto GPS SIM recharge

July 30, 2018 2:03 am

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal directed officials to ensure that these card recharge facilities were made available across the city.

NASA to launch two missions to explore new space

January 05, 2018 1:31 pm

To understand the ionosphere, a little-understood region of the Earth's upper atmosphere, NASA will launch two missions, titled ICON and GOLD.

Smartwatches for children pose security risks: EU consumer group

October 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Some smartwatches for children sold in Europe pose security risks, including potentially allowing hackers to take control of and track a watch, the EU’s main consumer lobby said on Wednesday

Indian navigational satellite system suffers temporary setback, three atomic clocks stop working: Report

June 13, 2017 2:30 pm

"Three atomic clocks of IRNSS-1A have stopped working. But the rest of satellite components are functioning perfectly," officials said.

EU launches its own Galileo navigation system

December 20, 2016 9:42 am

The Galileo system is designed to provide commercial and government customers with more precise location data than GPS.

PCR to add 30 more new vehicles to fleet this year

February 27, 2016 12:06 pm

To increase the visibility of the police, the traffic police will add 30 more Police Control Room (PCR) vehicles this year.


Origin stories: Where the Global Positioning System or GPS came from

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

Can you imagine your smartphone without the GPS? If not, you might want to thank god (or the scientists at MIT) for this day. See more:

Technology makes life easier and convenient

January 06, 2016 12:26 pm

Jakarta/Tokyo, Jan 6 (ANI): Japanese leading info-communications technology provider company, NEC, provides smart payment system at a shopping mall in Indonesia. NEC's cloud based e-money solutions provides easy and smart shopping experience to the visitors at the food court. NEC also provides integrated solutions for shopping mall management and marketing such as a visitor's trend analysis. The passer counting system visualises the movement of the guests and crowed areas. The CCTV captures customers images at every each gates, and monitored at central security control. AEON mall has decided to open 3 malls and planning 20 malls, aiming the continuous growth of retails in Indonesia. In Japan, the agriculture sector is facing labour power and is compelled to transform to modern agriculture. Farm tractor's big company YANMAR has developed robot tractor. It is named ROBOTORA. It enabled driverless operation utilising GPS. ROBOTORA is operated by accompanying tractor. In accompanying tractor operator controls ROBOTORA by tablet device. Cultivation is undertaken by both tractors. It enables double productive effect. One worker operates two tractors. It cultivates double ridges in the field. ROBOTORA is expected to compensate lack of labour power of agriculture. ROBOTORA is under experiment of practical use. It is paid attention from all farmers in Japan. Applying Robot technology to agricultural field is also undertaken by cooperation between administration and private sector. Utsunomiya University developed strawberry picking robot 10 years ago. Afterward it is improved to harvesting strawberry robot. It differentiates the bad or good crop and also packs strawberries. To execute stable recognition of colour this robot is equipping function to set appropriate colour. The use of robots will transform the farming sector in the world.