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Indian Railways to Partner with ISRO to Avoid Accidents, Monitor Trains

  Indian Railways have decided to rope in ISRO to overcome the increasing menace of unmanned railway crossing and increasing accidents and derailments, which can be avoided with the latest satellite surveillance technology. The Geospatial technology involves GPS (global positioning systems), GIS, and RS (remote sensing) and the trains and monitoring staff can get online all the satellite images for ...

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Safe Landing Drone in Emergency is All That Matters Now: Researchers

Amid reports and fears of using drones, new safety measures have come under radar and the University of Zurich team under Prof. Davide Scaramuzza, has developed a system to answer all safety concerns. The prblems faced by drones could be running out of power, crash land requirement, finding safe-landing spot, executing safe-landing procedure, among others. Moreover, potential crash landing situations ...

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ISRO Plans to Launch IRNSS-1D by March-end, Glitch Not Fixed Yet

The Bangalore-based ISRO team is working round the clock to fix the glitch found in telemetry transmitter of IRNSS-1D so the launch date need not be postponed beyond March. The faulty transmitter has forced the ISRO team to dismount the fourth prestigious nvaigation satellite from the rocket launcher PSLV-27 on March 4, just four days left for its scheduled launch ...

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Delhi Cab Rape Case: Safety of Women Still a Mirage in Country

The private cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav, who allegedly raped a 27-year-old executive on Friday night, has been arrested in Mathura on Sunday. As this comes as the second shocking incident after Delhi gang rape of 2012, the safety of women in the city should be questioned. The incident throws light on how safe women in the country are. It ...

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First GPS Study in India Says Leopards in Human Areas not ‘Conflict’ Animals

The first GPS-based study of leopards in India revealed that leopards in human areas are not always "stray" or "conflict" animals but residents with strategies to thrive in human dominated areas. The study, which delved into the secret lives of these big cats, suggests that policy makers need to rethink India’s leopard management strategies. The findings showed that leopards apply ...

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NASA captures largest sunspot in two decades

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has spotted an image of a gigantic sunspot – the largest in last 24 years.The flare erupted from a particularly large active region dubbed as AR 12192. The sunspot soon grew to be the largest active region observed in the current solar cycle – a periodic change in the Sun’s activity and appearance – which ...

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