In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Simultaneous computer readings of the ship's gyrocompass and GPS were made every 2 seconds, and these data were used to correct for the direction and movement of the ship during all trackings.
- When it reached its target, a gyrocompass and timing device in the rear sent it into a steep, spinning, near-vertical dive which stalled the engine.
- Unlike a conventional gyrocompass that typically must operate for an hour or more before it can provide useful information, the GPS compass is usually ready for use in less than five minutes.
- A commercial GPS attitude-determination system and a gyrocompass served as reference systems during some tests; surprisingly, the gyrocompass performed quite well at such high latitudes, although settling took many hours.
- The gyrocompass was invented by a young German art historian.
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