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Dung Beetles Navigate By Storing Star Maps In Their Tiny Brains

Dung beetles have this really neat trick by which they’re able to use the positions of the stars to orient themselves along a straight line, making them the only known animal to use the Milky Way for navigation. Exactly how they do this has remained a mystery — until now.

How To Use A Map And Compass

This article will save your life. A basic paper map is the simplest, most reliable and most effective way to find your location and navigate somewhere else. But, in the age of GPS and Google Maps, many people have forgotten how to use one. Here’s how to never get lost again.

Strap This Vibrating Compass To Your Ankle And Always Know True North

As you battle your way into the great outdoors on a bushwalk or camping excursion, you need both hands free for pushing away branches or fighting off wildlife — not handling a compass. So to guarantee you’re still headed in the right direction, this vibrating compass will always keep you aware of true north without requiring you to stare at a needle.

Porsche's Compas Watch Makes Me Wish I Need A Compass

The compas-in-a-watch concept isn’t exactly a breakthrough in functionality, but my goodness is Porsche Design’s P’6520 compas watch pretty. Its black titanium case splits in two, with the Swiss movement timepiece on the top half and a removable liquid compas on the bottom.

Concept Snowboard Has An E-ink Display

We have seen e-ink in plenty of watches and <a href=”

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The Compass iPad Stand

The Joule stand was my favourite iPad stand until I saw Twelvesouth’s Compass. Now my heart is divided. I really like the angular design and its portability. But what I really like is its price: just $US40.

App Converts Android G1 Into Airport Security-Like Handheld Metal Detector

Someone did an application to detect metal using the Android G1. Is this because the G1 is more smartypanties than other smartphones? Is it magic perhaps? No, it’s a clever use of the built-in compass.

Hands On With Google Streetview Compass Mode On The HTC Dream

It’s not surprising that having a mobile operating system from the guys at Google means you’re going to get some pretty fancy implementations of Google Apps. One of the great features that the HTC Dream offers thanks to its Android OS is the compass mode when viewing Streetview in Google Maps. It uses a combination of the phone’s accelerometer and GPS to create a compass, that when combined with Streetview, will show the street in 360 degrees as you rotate your phone.

Timex Expedition WS4 Watch For the Alpine Adventurer

Man, I don’t even ski and I want this. The Timex Expedition WS4 features a altimeter, barometer, thermometer, chronograph, alarm and compass packed into a sweet-looking, rugged sport watch with a big display.

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