Neatorama Posts Tagged "navigation"
A Beautiful Antique Astronomical Multitool...

The Galileo Museum in Florence, Italy possesses this marvelous work of Sixteenth Century craftsmanship. It is an astronomical compendium, which is a collection of astronomical instruments. This example has three compartm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/17/A-Beautiful-Antique-Astronomical-Multitool/
Electronic Shoe Insoles That Navigate for You...

How many hours of the day is a computer screen in front of you? Wait, let’s change that question: how many hours--or minutes--of the day is a computer screen not in front of you?Dhairya Dand and Henry Holtzman of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/28/Electronic-Shoe-Insoles-That-Navigate-for-You/
UPS Delivery Trucks Save 10 Million Gallons of Gas Every Year by Not Making Left Turns...

(Photo: zyphbear)Making a left turn on a 2-way st...  ...ke right turns.So, in 2004, the company created a navigational program that would map driving routes with just r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/04/08/UPS-Delivery-Trucks-Save-10-Million-Gallons-of-Gas-Every-Year-by-Not-Making-Left-Turns/
What Are These Huge Concrete Arrows in the Desert For?...

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, the US Depa...  ...constructed on the ground along the way as visual navigational aids for the planes flying the mail route. There...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/02/What-Are-These-Huge-Concrete-Arrows-in-the-Desert-For/
5 Amazing Animal Navigators...

The story of Holly, the cat who came home from 200 miles away, is quite amazing. Scientists don't understand how she did it, although they have some ideas to explore."Any animal that comes back to the right place after a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/26/5-Amazing-Animal-Navigators/
Dung Beetles Use the Milky Way to Navigate...

Ancient mariners aren't the only ones that used the stars to navigate. It turns out that the lowly dung beetle does as well when it rolls its ball of muck in a Moonless night:...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/26/Dung-Beetles-Use-the-Milky-Way-to-Navigate/
Why is it so hard to give good directions?...

Where I live, directions to place you've never been usually comes with the caveat "You can't miss it." That phrase is a real downer, because when you hear it, you're doomed to become lost. Then when I find the place I'm...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/07/Why-is-it-so-hard-to-give-good-directions/
Did Prehistoric Britain Have a Land Navigation Network?

David Derbyshire writes in The Daily Mail that anc...  ...ent Britons may have developed a sophistated land navigation system among various sites and markers. Amateur...  ...f that the landmarks were deliberately created as navigational aides. Many were built within sight of each other...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/09/17/did-prehistoric-britain-have-a-land-navigation-network/
Lacy Lingerie Helps Find North Pole...

When you approach the North Pole, compasses don't...  ...c Ice Cap, are having to use alternate methods of navigation . To measure wind direction, they are using a pair...

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/lacy-lingerie-helps-find-north-pole/
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