Apocryphal animals are notoriously difficult to tag and track. This new study tells of a technological advance that could make a difference: “Indirect Tracking of Drop Bears Using GNSS Technology“,” Volker Janssen [pictured here], Australian Geographer, Volume 43, Issue 4, December 2012. (Thanks to investigator Tom Gill for bringing this to our attention.) The author, […]
What else does a bear do in the woods?
“What else does a bear do in the woods?”* asks investigator Don Davis, answering his own question by alerting us to this new study: “Behaviour of Solitary Adult Scandinavian Brown Bears (Ursus arctos) when Approached by Humans on Foot,” Gro Kvelprud Moen, Ole-Gunnar Støen [pictured here], Veronica Sahlén, Jon E. Swenson, (2012). PLoS ONE 7(2): e31699. The […]
Radar in your shoe: The reasoning
Matt Shipman at The Abstract Blog reports on a Rube-Goldbergian invention for pedestrians: Why You Would Put A Radar In Your Shoe People rely on GPS devices to make sure they don’t get lost. But GPS devices rely on satellite connections, which are not always available…. But you can track your movements using an inertial […]