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  1. Garmin Reveals Windshield Navigation Heads-Up Display

    It's not flying cars, but it will do. For now.

    GPS navigation device and app maker Garmin has announced its first portable heads-up display for vehicle windshields. The heads-up display, known by the incredibly original name HUD, connects to smartphones running Garmin navigation apps and projects information on a transparent film on the windshield, enabling you to follow directions without holding your phone in front of you at all times.

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  2. Homing Pigeons, How Do They Work? New Theory Explains How Pigeons Find Home

    Science has a much better understanding of how a homing pigeon's internal compass works than how it can actually find its way home. That bothered Jon Hagstrum, so he began studying the birds and thinks he has come up with a way to explain how homing pigeons find home, and why they sometimes get lost along the way.

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  3. Dung Beetles Know Where to Roll Their Dung Balls by Watching the Stars, Milky Way

    Oscar Wilde famously wrote "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars," and it turns out he might have really hit the nail on the head. After all, you don't get much more in the gutter than dung beetles, a species of insect famed for making balls of other animals droppings, and it turns out those humble creatures are avid stargazers. In fact, without a night sky and the Milky Way above them, the insects seem to get lost and are unable to move in a straight line.

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  4. Fog Will Not Save You From Vikings

    Vikings are already famous for their beards and badassery, not the least of which springs from their sailing prowess. Spreading from Sweden and Norway, the Vikings sailed and settled Northern England, Iceland, Greenland, and were the first Europeans to arrive in North America. They also pillaged and terrorized an unready European populace with their ferocity and totally sweet boats, but a lingering question faced by historians is how they managed to sail as well as they did with such limited technology. Navigation in the far north poses several unique problems.

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