Connovate’s connected and synchronised GPS Analog Wall Clock

Bahubali Shete's Blog


Just to add another feather in the cap, Connovate completed design and produced samples of connected and synchronised GPS Analog Wall Clock. This Wall Clock receives accurate time from a central master GPS receiver device which broad casts the Satellite time with split second accuracy. Most important is this analog clock is built with sensors to automatically set itself without any manual intervention.

Few important features of our Analog Clock are:

1. Auto-time-setting: All you need to do is to put in the battery and the time is set automatically in the clock.

2. Battery operated: Most GPS based sync clocks are AC powered which means you need to run your AC power to the wall clock. Our clock runs on battery and does not need AC line. It is power efficient and gives you one year battery life.

3. Sync multiple clocks with one master: You can sync multiple…

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Testing the accuracy of our geolocation capabilities!


Today we took our app prototype for a walk around the front square to see how accurate the GPS is in situ. We set up the app to display a trail as we walked, and to alert us when we entered a node. As you can see from the screenshots below, we were delighted with the results!



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The Jolly Good News

rubeena-629x472A Floral Touch to Employment in Kashmir.

Every year over 2,500 young people graduate from Kashmiri universities with Master’s degrees in hand – but those who are unable to bag the few available jobs in the government sector, or in the tourism, agriculture or handicrafts industries, end up searching desperately for work that simply does not exist.

Now, floriculture seems to be offering a way out of a cycle of poverty that many youth were beginning to fear they would never escape.

For the full article: IPS News

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Nike+ Sportwatch GPS Update

BigBig Geek's Blog

So I have an update to my GPS discrepancy that I experienced on Tuesday. I tweeted @nikesupport and the let me know that it could be avoided by synching my watch immediately before going out for a run. When you sync in addition to uploading your information from any outstanding runs the Nike connect software will also update your watch with the most current GPS satellite information. I did this yesterday before my run. My 3.0 mile route was actually 3 miles yesterday instead of the 2.8 or so from Tuesday.

So as for the watch lying to me…I actually ran faster when the watch was dogging me out. Both times were at about 30:00 minutes give or take 15 sec but the distance was 3.03 vs about 3.15. My pace for Tuesday as shown by the watch was 10:02 but was probably more like 9:35 where as the accurate…

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Measuring Mayan’s Accuracy

Remora Philippines

Long count calendar systems, planetary conjunctions, solid course of astronomy, concrete application of mathematics and esoteric cycle concept of life and death. These are what this civilization has. This is how powerful they are. The Mayan.

One of the prominent and controversial predictions of the Mayan Long Count Calendar Cycle is the “end of the world” dated: December 21, 2012. Though nothing happen, there must be significant on that date, as per the civilizations’ credibility.

There are known about 17 Mayan calendars, where each corresponds to a particular event or cycle. The Long Count then predicted the rare galactic alignment only happens every 25,800 years, involving the earth at winter solstice, the sun and the galactic equator.

The end of the particular calendar is either represents the actual celestial event or its effects. Believed by the Mayan as the end of the current age, and shifts to an age where…

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Special Review | Climate Change in Himalayas


The Himalaya support nearly half of humanity “Him” means snow “alaya” means mountain. The mountains of snow have also been called the third pole, since they are the third largest body of snow on our planet after the Antarctic and Arctic.

Over the last year, Navdanya / Research Foundation teams have worked with local communities in Uttarakhand and Ladakh to assess the impact of climate change on their ecosystems and economies and to evolve participatory plans for climate change adaptation. From 6th to 13th of September 2009 we also undertook a climate yatra from Dehradun in Uttarakhand to Leh in Ladakh followed by the national consultation on Climate change at New Delhi on 17th November 2009. The project findings are compiled as “Climate Change at Third Pole”.

The melting of snow in the Arctic and Antarctic due to global warming and climate change is reported frequently. However, the melting of…

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Africa’s dryland agricultural systems research: When East meets West (and when it doesn’t)

ILRI Clippings

I have been working for nine months as an agricultural economist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) headquarters, in Nairobi, Kenya. I have come to realize that there are not enough bridges between West and East African agricultural research communities. Is it a problem of history? Different languages? Or perhaps inter-African communication links are not sufficiently developed?

PPZS evaluation meetingSenegal’s ‘Pastoralism and Arid Areas’ Program (PPZS) researchers listen to the preliminary conclusions of the external evaluation mission on 14 June 2013 in Dakar (photo credit: ILRI/Jo Cadilhon).

So it was particularly interesting for me to learn how French and Senegalese colleagues are tackling issues faced by dryland pastoral communities in West Africa. I was involved last week in an external evaluation of the ‘Pastoralism and Arid Areas’ Program, or PPZS for its French name. PPZS is an institutional partnership involving the French centre for international cooperation on agricultural research for development

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Google Introduces Balloon-powered Internet access

Rashid's Blog: An Educational Portal


The Internet is one of the most transformative technologies of our lifetimes. But for 2 out of every 3 people on earth, a fast, affordable Internet connection is still out of reach. And this is far from being a solved problem. There are many terrestrial challenges to Internet connectivity—jungles, archipelagos, mountains-to name a few. There are also major cost challenges. For example, in most of the countries in the southern hemisphere, the cost of an Internet connection is more than a month’s income!! Thinking out of the box Google is Introducin Ballon Powered Internet.

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