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Stories with subject: Global positioning systems
  • New England states readying for range of new laws July 1 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 10:29 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Hands-free driving in the "Live Free or Die" state and a tax on even the smallest vacation rentals in Rhode Island are just two of the new laws taking effect in New England on July 1. Connecticut is cracking down on the use of restraints on students while Massachusetts workers will benefit from one of the most generous paid sick time laws in the country. Here's a look at some of the new laws taking effect:

  • GPS coordinates used to find lost hikers 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:13 am

    TEMPLE, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Fish and Game officers say they used GPS coordinates from a 911 cellphone call to find two 17-year-old hikers overcome by darkness at North Pack Monadnock Mountain.

  • Advanced medical alert systems now offer GPS, fall detection 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 11:19 am

    The choices are numerous. Medical alert systems have advanced far beyond the basic pendants that enable a loved one to summon assistance.

  • Latest species to be tracked in national parks: Homo sapiens 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 10:22 am

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Scientists are putting tracking devices on a new species - people - as they try to learn more about how their movements affect ecosystems in national parks.

  • Latest species to be tracked in national parks: Homo sapiens story has photos
    Updated: Jun-19-15 2:30 am

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Scientists are putting tracking devices on a new species - people - as they try to learn more about how their movements affect ecosystems in national parks.

  • Iowa man accused of cutting off GPS device arrested 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 6:20 pm

    WEST UNION, Iowa - A man accused of cutting off a GPS monitoring device on his ankle has been arrested in northeast Iowa.