What is the United States Naval Observatory?

Introduction The United States Naval Observatory (USNO) is one of the oldest scientific agencies in the United States, with a primary mission to produce positioning, navigation and timing for the United States Navy and the United States Department of Defence. The observatory is located in Northwest Washington, D.C. at the Northwestern end of Embassy Row.… Read More

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Dutch Buy Haptic Navigational Aid for Soldiers

Dutch soldiers are being kitted out with a belt that allows them to sense the location of waypoints, providing hands-free directions. Haptic navigation tools, which guide the wearer through vibration, have been researched as possible aids for people with visual impairments, but are also of interest to the military. A firm called Elitac Wearables in… Read More