Technology update 09 February 2016 5 205

TU 68: subway car laboratory, 3D modelling of Earth’s depths & repairing nuclear reactor with robots

Sight is arguably our most important sense, accounting for the vast majority of information we take in from the world around us, but as nature's echolocation has proven, sound can reveal much more than meets the eye. On this month's show, we learn about the high-tech companies using sound to in places too dark, dense or dangerous for us to see. This information has a whole range of safety applications in the energy and transport industries, as well as helping oil companies in the search for the black stuff.



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