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Global Positioning System
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) developed by the United States Department of Defense and managed by the United States Air Force 50th Space Wing. It is the only fully functional GNSS in the world, can be used freely by anyone, anywhere, and is often used by civilians for navigation purposes. It uses a constellation of between 24 and 32 medium Earth orbit satellites that transmit precise radiowave signals, which allow GPS receivers to determine their current location, the time, and their velocity. Its official name is NAVSTAR GPS. Although NAVSTAR is not an acronym, a few backronyms have been created for it.
Since it became fully operational on April 27, 1995, GPS has become a widely used aid to navigation worldwide, and a useful tool for map-making, land surveying, commerce, scientific uses, tracking and surveillance, and hobbies such as geocaching. Also, the precise time reference is used in many applications including the scientific study of earthquakes and as a required time synchronization method for cellular network protocols such as the IS-95 standard for CDMA.
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The lead investigator of a way to obtain images of prostate tumors and accurately diagnose them said Thursday that the new technology is the medical equivalent of a global positioning system for the prostate gland.
Cancer May 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Since most driving is done locally, it should not be surprising that most auto accidents occur during local errands. Yet, occasional seatbelt users are more likely to buckle up for trips on high speed roads, ...
Health Mar 26, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
As part of the research project Trygge Spor, more than fifty dementia sufferers have been using GPS for periods varying from several weeks to up to a year. The results show that localisation technology helps ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—This flu season you've probably seen a number of friends on social media talking about symptoms.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Your brain has at least four different senses of location – and perhaps as many as 10. And each is different, according to new research from the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, at the Norwegian ...
Neuroscience Dec 05, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (8) | 17 |
Inhalers count puffs. Peak-flow meters are read digitally. Nebulizers have shrunk to half their old size.
Immunology Aug 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A newly developed paediatric concussion kit will help parents identify crucial signs of traumatic brain injury (TBI), one of the leading causes of acquired disability and death in children.
Health Apr 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An inventor who has won numerous awards for his cutting edge designs has developed a product he believes could revolutionise hospital treatment.
Other Mar 20, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0
Malcolm Oswald, a doctoral student in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence in the School of Law, is a co-author of the new guide, entitled, Making Difficult Choices - Ethical Commissioning Guidance to General Practitioners. ...
Other Nov 04, 2011 | not rated yet | 0