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Foraging ants are the inspiration for a mathematical formula that helps companies deliver products more quickly.

2012-03-04

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The AA is set to launch a new insurance policy which uses sat-nav technology to track driver performance. The firm said the system would allow its better drivers to receive cheaper premiums.

2012-02-09

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What insects see when they approach a flower is very different from what is visible to the human eye. Professor Iain Stewart uses an ultra-violet camera to reveal the markings some flowers have developed to attract pollinating insects.

2012-02-14

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Spacecraft could one day navigate through the cosmos using a particular type of dead star as a kind of GPS.

2012-03-30

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Researchers have spotted a group of 53 cells within pigeons' brains that respond to the direction and strength of the Earth's magnetic field...

2012-04-27

 pigeon bird navigation brain cell magnet field Earth neuron sense system:unfiled

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