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GPS in trouble

The world's GPS systems could start to fail next year, according to a report presented to US Congress. This could cause serious problems for aviation, emergency services and ordinary drivers, as well as the military.

The US Government Accountability Office (GOA) blames mismanagement and lack of investment and predicts a one in five chance that the number of satellites will drop below the required 24 for global coverage before 2012.

Read the full report here.