GPS shoes for Alzheimer's patients

A shoe-maker and a technology company are teaming up to develop footwear with a built-in GPS device that could help track down "wandering" seniors suffering from Alzheimer's Disease.

Follow Santa Claus, courtesy Google and NORAD

Santa Claus is coming to your town -- and NORAD is tracking him as he drops off presents around the world. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, which monitors the North American airspace, on Thursday set up an official ...

Finland team has bed sensor to measure sleep

(Phys.org) —A $149 consumer version of a sleep-tracking system, consisting of both sensor and smartphone app, is aiming for funding via a campaign on the crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo. Finland-based Beddit on Wednesday ...

How eye tracking gives players a new experience in video games

Tracking people's eye movements is a concept that for a long time has captured people's imagination. More often than not, the technology has been depicted as part of rather dystopian futures: in the movie Minority Report, ...

Humpback whale migration as straight as an arrow

(PhysOrg.com) -- Over the last eight years, researchers from the University of Canterbury have been tracking 16 radio-tagged humpback whales through their migratory paths and learned that these whales follow a straight line ...

Birds migrate using magnetic map

Migrating birds use magnetic particles within their body to create a 'map' with which to navigate using the earth's magnetic field, according to new research published today in Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Behind the scenes with a Los Angeles mountain lion expert

When LA's Griffith Park mountain lion crawls under someone's house, or a brother-and-sister pair become the first mountain lions with tracking collars to cross a freeway since 2009, Seth Riley is at the top of the list of ...

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