News tagged with direction

Review: Despite flaws, voice search has potential

I never thought I'd be telling my phone what to do. But I often find myself talking to various digital assistants—Siri on the iPhone and Google Now on Android devices—to request driving directions, restaurant recommendations ...

Mar 06, 2013
2 / 5 (4) 2

Robotic fish navigate flowscapes

The EU funded European research project FILOSE has developed robots with a new sense - lateral line sensing. All fish have this sensing organ but so far it had no technological counterpart on man-made underwater ...

Mar 06, 2013
5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Smart helicopter thanks to active rotor blades

Active systems in helicopter rotor blades can adapt the blades' aerodynamic properties to local airflow conditions. The use of such systems leads to lower fuel consumption, increased maximum speed and reduced noise and vibration. ...

Mar 06, 2013
5 / 5 (1) 0

Disappearing homing pigeon mystery solved

Homing pigeons are usually remarkably efficient navigators, however, on rare occasions, things go drastically wrong. So, when Jon Hagstrum of the US Geological Survey read in his local newspaper about two ...

Jan 30, 2013
4.4 / 5 (10) 0 | with audio podcast