We kick off this week’s Plus+ exclusive with the latest from the “Apocalympics” in Rio and after wiping off the muck we look at the history of GPS and human navigation.
The now ubiquitous technology, that touches so many facets of our lives, is compared to the still mysterious navigation methods of the ancient Polynesians.
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- US skydiver jumps without parachute into net from 25,000ft
- ‘Heaven Sent’ Skydiver Lands Safely but His Team Is Not Happy
- Rio 2016: Swimmers need to ingest only three teaspoons of water to be almost certain of contracting a virus
- Rio Olympics: Four Australian water polo players quarantined due to virus
- Insight – Rio’s Olympic air: Dirty, deadly and no cleaner legacy from Games
- Ancient Poop Sticks Prove the Silk Road Spread Disease
- Toilet Issue: Anthropologists Uncover All the Ways We’ve Wiped
- What Did People Use Before Toilet Paper?
- Australia has moved 1.5 metres, so it’s updating its location for self-driving cars
- What would happen if all the satellite stop working?
- Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds
- How not to get to Straddie – GPS Accident
- Woman stops to take a photo of what she thinks is a black duck relaxing at the side of a river… only to get a VERY nasty surprise when she takes a closer look
- Car lover caught ‘having sex’ with an Opel Corsa on a busy street in Brazil