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Technology update 09 February 2016 5 200
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.
This month, we make the most of the sun with Ryazan's solar regatta team. Russia's trams and metro get a facelift in Ekaterinburg. Science flourishes in Tomsk as a versatile new compound promises to make life on the farm a little easier and a new app from IT company Parallels combines the power of a desktop with the portability of a smartphone.
Get your skates on and tune into Technology update as we check out some of the cool tech used in Europe's largest ice rink. If you thought that 3D films were popular, wait until you see the 360-degree cinema. We also learn how to put an organ on a chip, a robot in a telescope and a mammoth in your hand.
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.
12 countries team up to spend over 1 billion euros to build the most powerful X-ray machine on the planet in a race to shine a light on some of the mysteries of the micro universe. To find out the hows and whys, we travel to the land of the Hamburger, tune in to this month's show as we get to the heart of the matter.
In this Technology Update installment; the latest supercomputers need a whole new kind of cooling system, computer memory goes nano and advanced microelectronic technology shapes the next generation of satellite systems.
This month, we get 2015 off to a flying start! Join us as Russia's next gen heavy-class launcher takes to the skies for the first time. We really push the boat out and visit the world's longest pool and play with models and we check out a future where talking to robots is perfectly natural.
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 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.
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.
On this episode's aviation special, the Tech Up team finds out what's up in the world of aviation at the MAKS airshow. Breakthroughs on a molecular level give Russia's fifth generation stealth fighter huge advantages in the air. A cross between a battery and combustion engine takes aircraft to new heights and a master of illusion evens the odds down on the ground.