Indoor mapping iOS solution bypasses Wi-Fi, Bluetooth beacons (w/ Video)
The end of traffic jams? Dutch test new system
Researchers in the Netherlands will next year test a GPS navigation system aimed at preventing the international curse of motorway traffic jams by telling drivers which lane to move to.
Testing Einstein's E=mc2 in outer space
(Phys.org)—University of Arizona physicist Andrei Lebed has stirred the physics community with an intriguing idea yet to be tested experimentally: The world's most iconic equation, Albert Einstein's E=mc2, may be cor ...
A camera that peers around corners (w/ video)
In December, MIT Media Lab researchers caused a stir by releasing a slow-motion video of a burst of light traveling the length of a plastic bottle. But the experimental setup that enabled that video was des ...
Nokia showcases indoor 3-D mapping phone solution (w/ video)
Lower-cost navigation system developed for self-driving cars
A new software system developed at the University of Michigan uses video game technology to help solve one of the most daunting hurdles facing self-driving and automated cars—the high cost of the laser ...
GPS-loaded helmet offers easier trip for motorcyclists
Robot researcher combines nature to nurture 'superhuman' navigation
Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat and a robot could revolutionise advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher.
Bird brains more precise than humans'
(Phys.org) —Birds have been found to display superior judgement of their body width compared to humans, in research to help design autonomous aircraft navigation systems.
Cutting electric vehicle energy use 51 percent
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have shown that a vehicle navigation tool they created can cut electric vehicle energy use up to 51 percent.
Zooming in for a safe flight: Study investigates spatial orientation in bats
Bats emit ultrasound pulses and measure the echoes reflected from their surroundings. They have an extremely flexible internal navigation system that enables them to do this. A study published in Nature Co ...
How WWI codebreakers taught your gas meter to snitch on you
In the depths of night on August 5th 1914 the British Cable Ship Alert took the first significant action of World War I, severing the five German submarine cables that ran through the English Channel. This ...
Image: Curiosity Mars rover beside sandstone target 'Windjana'
(Phys.org) —This image from the Navigation Camera (Navcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a sandstone slab on which the rover team has selected a target, "Windjana," for close-up examination and possible ...
Python's homing trick stuns scientists
The Burmese python has a built-in compass that allows it to slither home in a near-straight line even if released dozens of kilometres away, researchers said Wednesday.