What Happens if the Magnetic North Pole Keeps Rushing Toward Siberia?
On Monday, the World Magnetic Model was updated to account for the north pole’s eccentric behavior, after a delay caused by the US federal shutdown.
Scientists Can’t Fix Map of Earth’s Magnetic Field Thanks to the Government Shutdown
The federal government was set to update the World Magnetic Model but had to delay it because of the shutdown.
MIT Invented a Tool That Allows Driverless Cars to Navigate Rural Roads Without a Map
Mapping rural areas is a barrier to autonomous vehicles operating in those areas, but cars might not need maps at all.
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Well, This Uber Ride Didn't Go as Expected
Why Solar Storms Could Be Killing Whales and Dolphins
Solar storms mess with the Earth’s magnetic fields, which could hurt some animals' sense of navigation.
GPS Is Sending Runaway Trucks Through a Tiny Arkansas Town
Is over-reliance on machines to blame?
Waze Lets Israelis Avoid Palestinian Areas, but Not the Other Way Around
I drove across through the West Bank to find out if the navigation app has a double standard when it comes to identifying dangerous driving territories.
Plate Tectonics Affects How Robots Navigate
Australia, it turns out, is not quite where maps think it is.
Why Dung Beetles Dance on Poop: They’re Mapping the Sky
Understanding how bugs navigate could help build better robots.
Straying from the Virtual Path: What Video Games Are Teaching Us About the Psychology of Navigation
Getting lost in your local supermarket every weekend, trying to find the butter? Playing video games could help improve your sense of direction.
How Tesla’s Model S Tracks Your Location In a Tunnel Without GPS
It's called "dead reckoning."
These Brave Individuals Are Putting Nail Polish on Some Mean-Looking Arachnids
The whip spider is not a creature that looks like it wants spa treatments.