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Background Briefing - 4 April 2010 - Space rules the world Background Briefing - 4 April 2010 - Space rules the world Ian Townsend: In the past few years, the world has made another giant leap into space. Like never before, the world's economy has embraced satellites, especially the incredibly useful GPS navigation satellites. Satellite receivers are being put into mines, trucks, trains, ships, phones, containers of bananas, stock exchanges; almost everything is now being tethered by digital signals to space. Satellites are fast becoming part of everything we do, from farming to banking, and dating to driving.
ABC RN: Background Briefing - 26 December 2010 ABC RN: Background Briefing - 26 December 2010 Ian Townsend: In the past few years, the world has made another giant leap into space. Like never before, the world's economy has embraced satellites, especially the incredibly useful GPS navigation satellites. Satellite receivers are being put into mines, trucks, trains, ships, phones, containers of bananas, stock exchanges; almost everything is now being tethered by digital signals to space. Satellites are fast becoming part of everything we do, from farming to banking, and dating to driving. Ian Townsend: In New South Wales, for instance, the Roads and Traffic Authority is testing a safety device, said to be the biggest thing since seatbelts. It's called 'intelligent speed adaptation', and it's getting drivers to stick to the speed limit and slow down in school zones.
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Global Positioning System Artist's conception of GPS Block II-F satellite in Earth orbit. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.[1] The system provides critical capabilities to military, civil and commercial users around the world. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver. Global Positioning System
ABC Science: How does GPS work? ABC Science: How does GPS work? I've just bought a new phone that is GPS-enabled and it got me wondering, how does GPS actually work? And how accurate is it? If you've ever been walking in an unfamiliar city and got lost in a maze of streets, you'd appreciate having a mobile with GPS to let you know exactly where you are. These phones contain a GPS receiver, similar to the ones you can buy for your car.
NSW Gov: Exploring GPS
Transition to net-centricity encourages users throughout the Department of Defense to share information, but it also introduces cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Recognizing, understanding, and addressing these vulnerabilities are essential to successful transition. As the pace and scope of decisions in the battlespace accelerate, the military increasingly depends on information and information sharing to support improved military situational awareness, offer better access to mission information, and shorten decision-making cycles. Coupled with increasing budget pressures, this urgent need for timely and accurate information by decision makers and warfighters has led to a transformation in DOD’s concept of operations for conducting its missions, which affects its procedures for acquiring, deploying, and coordinating capabilities. The Aerospace Corporation The Aerospace Corporation
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Govt considering GPS tracking of sex offenders Updated Tue 16 Jun 2009, 11:57am AEST Queensland Police Minister Neil Roberts says the State Government has not ruled out using GPS-based supervision systems for sex offenders. Convicted child sex offender Graeme Paul Hancock appeared in court yesterday charged with making and possessing child exploitation material. Hancock wears a monitoring bracelet but there have been calls for the use of better technology. However, Mr Roberts says the 24-year-old is also barred from going within 100 metres of children. Govt considering GPS tracking of sex offenders
Four Corners - 02/11/2009: Further Resources Four Corners - 02/11/2009: Further Resources Backgrounder Read key reports, news and statistics. Plus links, helplines, support and advisory groups. Reporter:
Ethics of dementia care and funding Ethics of dementia care and funding ELEANOR HALL: An expert on dementia says governments need to change their attitudes to the condition or risk exacerbating the problem as Australia's population ages. Professor Julian Hughes is a British psychiatry consultant and an international authority on ethics in dementia care. Professor Hughes is in Australia as a guest of Alzheimer's Australia. He told Simon Lauder that although millions of dollars are spent on dementia research in Australia it's not enough and that many ethical issues don't get sufficient consideration. JULIAN HUGHES: I can instantly think of two broad areas to talk about.
An NHS trust has become the first in the country to try fitting dementia patients with tracking devices. The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Trust has worked with a technology company to develop an electronic tag for people with the condition. Sue Fulford-Dobson's partner Ian loves to take an evening stroll. Unfortunately, his vascular dementia means he then forgets where he is. "He is fascinated by sunsets," said Sue. "So suddenly at eight o'clock at night he will say: 'There's a lovely sunset; I think I'll just go and see if I can see it better'. Tracking dementia patients with GPS
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References Agouridis C, Stombaugh T, Workman S, Koostra B, Edwards D, Vanzant E (2004) Suitability of a GPS collar for grazing studies. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers47, 1321–1329. CSIRO PUBLISHING - Animal Production Science
This is a story of chaos versus order. It's the story of how engineers and mathematicians are trying to impose order on one of the greatest plagues of the modern era - traffic. Australia has one of the world's leading systems for adaptive traffic control. But we're all still sitting in traffic jams, getting angry, and Catalyst wants to know why. It seems the problem with traffic is human behaviour; it's the one thing that's hard to build into traffic systems. ABC Catalyst: Science of Traffic
Guardian angel for pedestrians Mobile warning system against traffic accidents You don’t have to visit Iraq to lead a dangerous life – just step out of your house and try to cross the street. Guardian angel for pedestrians
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