Researchers from Caltech have developed the world’s tiniest optical gyroscope – a component used in flying vehicles for directional stability. The new gyroscope is 500 times smaller than the best ones currently used, and this could make future drones cheaper and more powerful. A new optical gyroscope—developed by Caltech engineers led by Ali Hajimiri—is 500 times smaller than the current state-of-the-art device. — Caltech (@Caltech) October 25, 2018 Gyroscopes are usually used in handheld electronic devices, wearables, vehicles and drones to sense the orientation of these gadgets in three-dimensional space. Commonly, gyroscopes have two identical masses oscillating and moving… This story continues at The Next Web