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The BBC's flagship technology programme. How digital technology affects our lives around the world. Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.

The BBC's flagship technology programme. How digital technology affects our lives around the world. Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.
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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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The BBC's flagship technology programme. How digital technology affects our lives around the world. Gareth Mitchell explores the latest digital news and trends.

Twitter:

@BBCClick

Language:

English

Contact:

BBC World Service Bush House Strand London WC2B 4PH


Episodes

Virgin's supersonic and space travel

10/17/2017
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Virgin has recently invested in a futuristic technology, Virgin Hyperloop One, which aims to create a speedy pod-based transport system. Alison van Diggelen talks to Richard Branson about his ambitious plans, including supersonic and space travel. Unrest, a documentary exploring the mysterious condition of ME, was filmed across continents by the director Jennifer Brea who was mostly confined to her bed with ME/CFS. Brea tells Click how she could call in via Skype from her bed, and then...

Duration: 00:37:25


KiboCUBE Kick-Starts Satellites

10/10/2017
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KiboCUBE is an initiative that offers educational and research institutions from developing countries the opportunity to deploy cube satellites (CubeSats) from the Kibo module of the International Space Station (ISS). Kate Arkless Gray reports on Guatamala's first satellite. A New Zealand farmer and fisherman, Grant Muir, who has witnessed first-hand the impact that poor water quality had on his local stream has developed a solar-powered, portable water tester. Simon Morton reports from...

Duration: 00:39:09


Highest-Capacity Data Cable

10/3/2017
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There is news of the high-capacity data cable stretching across the Atlantic that has now been completed. The cable is threaded across the ocean floor from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Bilbao, Spain. Researchers from MIT are developing a system that allows a “Primer” robot to don various exoskeletons to give it different capabilities. Daniela Rus from MIT joins Click to discuss it. Nisha Ligon’s company Ubongo is a winner of this year’s WISE award. Ligon talks about designing digital material...

Duration: 00:38:52


Re-establishing Communications After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

9/26/2017
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Hurricanes Irma and Maria have been devastating in the Caribbean, especially in the way that vital communication services have been hit. How do you communicate if there are no phone services, land lines or satellite phones? The BBC’s Nick Davis reports on the challenges faced by the destruction. An unusual collaboration between information engineers at Oxford, the Zooniverse citizen science platform and the international disaster response organisation Rescue Global is enabling a rapid and...

Duration: 00:40:28


Google’s Proposed New San Jose Tech Village

9/19/2017
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In San Francisco, the tech community continues to face an angry backlash for pushing out locals, artists and the elderly. Meanwhile, 50 miles south, Google plans to partner with the City of San Jose to build a tech village dubbed "The Grand Central Station of the West." Alison van Diggelen reports on a tale of tech in two cities. Robotics researchers at Johns Hopkins University have created a fixed-wing, unmanned vehicle that can autonomously operate underwater and then propel itself fast...

Duration: 00:30:14