In this episode:
00:45 Precision positioning without satellites
Satellite navigation has revolutionized how humans find their way. However, these systems often struggle in urban areas, where buildings can interfere with weak satellite signals. To counter this, a team has developed an alternative, satellite-free system, which could improve applications that require precise positioning in cities, such as self-driving cars.
Research Article: Koelemeij et al.
09:19 Research Highlights
How deforestation is the biggest threat to a rare lemur’s existence, and ultraviolet-activated molecules can kick-start plastic polymerization.
Research Highlight: This rare primate will not survive deforestation
Research Highlight: Lights, chemical reaction! Plastics take shape with help from UV light
12:16 Briefing Chat
We discuss some highlights from the Nature Briefing. This time, a survey reveals the challenges facing international postgraduate students, and the key takeaways from COP27.
Nature Careers: Obstacle race: the barriers facing graduates who study abroad