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Brave New World w/Stephen Hawking Episode 3: TECHNOLOGY

Brave New World w/Stephen Hawking Episode 3: TECHNOLOGY - Full/HD

The experts explore how 21st-century technology is shaping our future by changing the way we live, the way we communicate and our perception of the universe.
Physicist Kathy Sykes explores how our mobile phones can give experts access to our every habit and action: a brave new world in which it's hard to keep a secret but where urban planners can build cities around our needs.


Designer Max Lamb witnesses the dawn of a new era in manufacturing where lasers are printing objects in 3D, and Stephen Hawking charts the rise of the former internet entrepreneur who is transforming space exploration.


Environmental scientist Tara Shine visits an experimental new city in the desert where the citizens get about by unmanned pod car, and Kathy Sykes descends two kilometres underground to explore how scientists are using technology to study the most mysterious particles in the universe.


From spaceship factories in California to one of the world's largest subterranean laboratories, in northern Canada, the programme uncovers the technology that is shaping our future.


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A new computer for just $25 USD with the looks of a flash memory stick

A new computer for just $25 USD with the looks of a flash memory stick | Random Everything | Scoop.it

An ultra-low-cost computer for use in teaching computer programming to children has been developed by The Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK registered charity. The first version is about the size of a USB key, and is designed to plug into a TV or be combined with a touch screen for a low cost tablet. The expected price is $25 for a fully configured system.

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Phase I of world's first commercial spaceport now 90% completed: first flights in 2013

Phase I of world's first commercial spaceport now 90% completed: first flights in 2013 | Random Everything | Scoop.it

Phase one of the world's first commercial spaceport, which will be the hub for Virgin's consumer spaceflights, is now 90 per cent complete. The 1,800-acre Spaceport America site, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is the home base for Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's most ambitious business venture yet. It already boasts a runway stretching to nearly two miles long, a futuristic styled terminal hanger, and a dome-shaped Space Operations Center.

 

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