Trail-Following Drones Could Locate and Guide Lost Hikers

Anyone who’s been on a hike in the forest knows how easy it is to lose the trail — and if you get lost, it may be hours before a ranger or rescue party comes looking. But drones with specialized vision systems could make that search quicker and easier, researchers suggest. Many drones are perfectly able to stay aloft and track their location when in the open air, but a forest trail is a different story altogether. “In these environments, any little error may result in a crash, and robots…

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BSNL lost 2 crore subscribers in 2014-15

NEW DELHI: State-run BSNL lost about 2 crore subscribers in the last financial year as the telco could not match aggressive marketing by private operators besides persisting issues related to coverage and quality of its services. According to an official in the Department of Telecom, BSNL lost about 1.78 crore wireless and over 20 lakh wireline subscribers between March 2014 and March 2015. Stating the reasons responsible for the loss of wireless subscribers, the official said BSNL was not able to match the aggressive marketing of services by private telecom…

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