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Dung beetles navigate by sunlight

Shortly after demonstrating dung beetles’ ability to navigate by the stars, researchers in Sweden provide evidence that the insects can also use the sun to find their way.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Scientists win 'Ig Nobel' prize for dung beetle navigation

A Swedish research team has won a coveted "Ig Nobel" prize - awarded by Harvard University for quirky discoveries "that make people laugh and then think" - for finding dung beetles can navigate their way home in the dark using the Milky Way as a guide.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Bird migration study may lead to better smartphones

Inspired by the biological compass used by some migratory birds to find their bearings in the geomagnetic field, technologists believe that this offers a clue to developing a more efficient smartphone.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Google talks back at Siri with their own TV voice search

Google is finally giving Apple a run for their money. Although Siri may have dominated voice navigation in the mobile market, Google is tapping into the TV industry allowing viewers to quickly find shows without the hand cramps and numb thumbs.
In the Media by James He

A new navigation system for the blind

A computer science engineering team, Kostas Bekris and Eelke Folmer, showed off their navigation system that is meant for people with visual impairments.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

GPS fail: Japanese tourists follow course into Australian waters

A group of three students from Tokyo found themselves taking an unexpected water trip on their vacation in Australia. The trio was driving to North Stradbroke Island and their GPS took them straight into Moreton Bay.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Your Car Is a Tattletale: GPS Systems Can Haunt You

My friend's navigation system in her car is so cool.... a life saver almost every time we go somewhere. But what she doesn't know is that her car is recording her every move, and this evidence could be used against her in court.
In the Media by Lisa Angotti - 6 comments

Blast Off! A New Navigation Satellite for China

China successfully launched a satellite into orbit Saturday, the fourth one in a series of devices which will provide navigation and positioning services.
In the Media by Kyle Pallanik

New GPS can tell you not only where you are, but even where the cheap gas is

"The 680 is a G.P.S.-based car navigation device with an FM receiver that gets traffic updates, weather reports, gas prices and movie showtimes from the MSN Direct network."
In the Media by photoguy - 4 comments

Mini Helicopter masters Insect Navigation trick

Mini Helicopter mimics insect behavior to fly and land via optical flow feedback mechanism
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 3 comments

Obedient German motorist crashes on Satellite command

An Obedient German listens to the orders of the Satellite Navigation system, takes a wrong turn and gets stuck in rail track.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 4 comments

Blind guy listens to echos to navigate

This guy is amazing. He is completely blind and uses the echo of clicking sounds he makes to navigate around. He can identify everyday objects he has never seen simply by their echo location. Heck, he even plays video games.You have to see this to believe
In the Media by Patrix - 1 comment

Navigation System Sends Ambulance 200 Miles Off Course

An ambulance crew, from London transferring a patient to the hospital, were sent 200 miles in the wrong direction by a faulty satellite navigation system.
In the Media by Andrew Majewski - 2 comments

Ubistar unveils video-playing, Linux-based Scencio GPS

Linux based Sencio 4″ navigation from Ubistar
In the Media by elstan

Google Maps Optimised for the Treo - Free Software

Almost as good as having a portable GPS, and it's free. google has optimised their Google Maps software for the Treo handheld device.
In the Media by Thespian - 1 comment

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