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Forget BMW, The Garmin Speak Is A Cheaper Way To Put Alexa In Your Car

Forget BMW, The Garmin Speak Is A Cheaper Way To Put Alexa In Your Car

The most useful place for a voice-activated digital assistant isn’t your office, kitchen, or living room. It’s in your car, where your hands and eyes should be pre-occupied with driving. So Garmin put Amazon’s Alexa in a new bare-bones navigation device that will ensure you’ll never get lost, and never…

Dung Beetles Navigate By Storing Star Maps In Their Tiny Brains

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.