While its practical use is still a head scratcher, the Israeli researchers behind this innovation have forged ahead anyway. Ideal for tracking a subject underground, we think that Morlocks or future subterranean dwelling humans are going to embrace this technology the most.
Where regular gyroscopes are much, much larger perfect for ships and planes this new device is just about as tiny as a grain of sand. Why so small, you ask? Its developer, Professor Koby Scheuer says it’s best suited to small (really small) electronic devices and can outperform today’s oft used GPS’.
Even better, when you’re lost in a subterranean maze you can use your smartphone to know exactly where you are. Okay, so that example was a little extreme and farfetched, but the point is a micro gyroscope (powered by a laser) can directly pinpoint where you are sans GPS.
As for the “small electronic devices” Prof. Scheuer was referring to, we’re not so sure he means anything contemporary. Oh well, maybe it’s better to have the technology down pat years before it finds suitable commercial use.
Via GizmodoFiled Under: Technology News