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Gamification: A worker who plays is a worker who stays
I’m browsing through my photos and choosing my profile picture. When I’m done, I switch to the main page and mark this task, which is part of a to-do list of any novice in our company, as completed. The Progress Bar, which shows my progress through the initial training, is a bit fuller now. There are still a few videos to watch and some questionnaires to answer.
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The big battle: GPS vs Smartphone
Only 15 short years ago satellite navigation devices were big, bulky and the center of our outdoor trip discussions. Who will carry it? How many meters above the sea are we? Is it showing the correct position? How far away is our destination?
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6 must-visit places in Karlovy Vary
Karlovy Vary, also known under its German name Carlsbad, is the spa capital of Czech Republic. It is located in West Bohemia, less than 30 kilometers from Germany. Besides its healing hot springs and opulent architecture, it’s known to film junkies for its glamorous International Film Festival.
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GPS: How pieces of metal in space know where you are
How does the Global Positioning System know where you are, even when you have no idea? Learn more about the navigation system and the satellites that do all the hard work. The GPS, first developed for the US military, is the most accurate navigation system available today.
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And yet it moves! Meet Galileo, the EU-made navigation system
Galileo is the global navigation satellite system created by the European Union through the European GNSS Agency (GSA). Its headquarters is located in Prague and has two ground operation centers – in Oberpfaffenhofen in German and Fucino in Italy. Its name pays homage to the great astronomer, physicist, and philosopher Galileo Galilei.
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GLONASS, the Russian response to GPS
NAVSTAR GPS was the first satellite-based navigation system that took over the world. When the first US satellites found their lonely homes on orbit, the Russians responded in style. They create their own navigation system, called GLONASS, that now offers similar services and precision as GPS. Which devices are the most precise ones then? The ones that combine both GPS and GLONASS data.
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Meet Strava, the best friend of runners and cyclists
What do you think about when you hear „Strava“? Is it just some weird, funny-sounding word? Well, it’s also one of the best fitness tracking app out there. Especially if you are into running or cycling.
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GPS Satellites - our best friends on the sky
It’s circling the Earth 20 200 km above the ground, helping Google Maps tell you where to turn right and probably is really cold and lonely. What is it?
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Geocaching: Another Kind of Treasure Hunt Activity
Geocaching can be described as a cross between hiking and hide-and-seek game. At least, if you have a little bit of imagination. In fact, it's nothing more (or less) than a walk, during which you try to find a hidden treasure knowing its GPS coordinates.
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