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Technology update 27 December 2009 5 20
This week Technology Update is out for blood. Trying to find a perfect mate? It’s all in the genes. A cure for cancer? Just speed up the clock. And genetically modified mouse milk, anyone? Join us as we cover cutting edge medicine on Technology Update.
For a broad view of the latest discoveries of Russia’s scientific nerve center, Novosibirsk, we take a stroll in its techno-park and meet the masterminds behind its technological breakthroughs in nuclear physics, air purifying technology and computer games industry.
In this edition of Technology Update we take a look at Russia's most sophisticated bridges: one of the newest and the boldest landmarks on the Moscow's skyline, Russia's first man-made bobsleigh run, and the construction of the biggest cable-stayed bridge in the world.
It's October and that means one thing in Moscow, it's time for Open Innovations. Join us as we explore one of the highlights of the tech calendar. We also learn how one man's waste really is another man's treasure with a machine that not only destroys waste cleanly, but actually produces green energy from it. A promising new cancer treatment is based on biology not chemistry and high-tech specs promise to make navigation easier and safer for the blind and visually impaired.
In this episode of Technology Update, a new tractor transmission makes for a smoother ride, Russian scientists conjure up cutting-edge crystals, the EU sets its laser sights on Japan and one of the tech giants comes to town.
On this month's show, we turn up the heat with Moscow's firefighters as they put their latest gear to the test. An electronic glove may mean one less language barrier for us all. An unlikely material helps buildings survive the bumping and grinding of tectonic plates not to mention the trials of time. And despite the robot invasion, we still find the time to indulge in some of Moscow's more cultural pursuits.
We go on tour in Tatarstan where we meet some of Kazan's young innovators in the IT capital. We find out how to bake black wings for composite aircraft and go off-road in a modern day viking but still manage to take some snaps for the album.
Russia celebrated Cosmonauts' Day on 12 April in honour of Yury Gagarin's historic flight in space, so we wanted to get into the spirit of things and see what's changed since then. On this month's cosmic special, Russia's latest space capsule promises to make spaceflight more comfortable than ever. We learn how solar wind helps us tune into our favourite show on the old wireless and a ray gun represents the latest in cutting-edge technology.
Join us in Barcelona this month as we follow a team of Russian students looking for racing glory in the Smartmoto Challenge. Back on home tarmac, we delve into the cloak and dagger history of a Russian cult classic and a sparky ebike pulls away from the pack.
In this episode, we learn how airport security technology can be used to put a smile on a girl's face. A radical new drilling machine makes short work of solid granite, opening up new possibilities for oil companies. A design classic still has room for improvement and we learn how to dispose of tyres and improve roads in one fell swoop.
The festive season's over so it's time to focus and hit the road. On this month's show, join us for our mad tea party complete with cool tunes as we learn about the next industrial revolution and its potentially life saving technology.
In this episode of Technology Update, we visit Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It's the one-stop shop for just about everything in personal-sized tech with most of the industry's big players, investors and gadget gurus present. Here, we take a look at a number of innovations that stretch the limits of mobile technology. We also explore the capabilities of heavy-duty conferencing software and learn how interactive e-books are created.
In this episode, we look at the anatomy of the ambitious Sochi Olympics. How did the subtropical resort prepare itself to host the international winter games? We will explore in detail what was done to make the event possible: from the ideas behind the torch design, to the construction of the Olympic Park and solving the problems of accessibility and energy supply. Finally, we'll discover how xenon can be used to help athletes achieve better results.