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  • Article: Dung beetles have a surprisingly sophisticated way of navigating the world
    Dung Beetles use the stars to navigate. New discoveries are finding they navigate by the wind direction and solar orientation as well. Find out more in this National Geographic article.
  • Video: How Does GPS Work?
    GPS (global positioning system) plays a very important role in all of our lives. From allowing you to see where you are on the planet, to helping you get to destinations quickly, GPS has evolved the way in which we live our lives.Find out how GPS works, some of the roles things such as our own atmosphere has in reducing the accuracy of GPS and also how general relativity effects GPS accuracy too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU_pY2sTwTA
  • Video: Show Me Some Science! Polarization of the Sky
    Bees are capable of remarkable feats of orientation and navigation; they have a very strong sense of direction. Find out more in this easy experiment.
  • Article: A bird’s eye view of quantum entanglement
    Scientists have long wondered how birds “read” Earth’s magnetic field to navigate. Some think entangled particles in birds’ eyes play a role. Find out more in this article by NOVA. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/birds-quantum-entanglement/
  • Article: Sun Compass Integration of Skylight Cues in Migratory Monarch Butterflies
    Migrating monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) use a time-compensated sun compass to navigate from eastern North America to their overwintering grounds in central Mexico. Find out more in this article.
  • Bats Use Polarized Light To Set Internal Compasses
    Although bats are known for using echolocation to orient and navigate, they draw on a suite of senses to get around. A new study reveals another ability: Bats use patterns of polarized light in the sky to navigate.
  • Video: Echolocation
    Are bats really blind? Not exactly. Besides their eyes, bats use a special process called echolocation to navigate their environment. Watch this video to find out how bats "see" the world around them as they look for prey in the dark.
  • Video: How Quantum Biology Might Explain Life’s Biggest Questions | Jim Al-Khalili | TED Talks
    How does a robin know to fly south? The answer might be weirder than you think: Quantum physics may be involved. Jim Al-Khalili rounds up the extremely new, extremely strange world of quantum biology, where something Einstein once called “spooky action at a distance” helps birds navigate, and quantum effects might explain the origin of life itself. Find out more about quantum biology in this TED talk by Jim Al-Khalili. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qgSz1UmcBM&feature=share
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