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Technology update 09 February 2016 6 349
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.
In 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, and a cross between a battery and combustion engine takes aircraft to new heights.
This episode is dedicated to innovations in medicine: from laser scalpels to a search for the ‘fountain of youth’. You will learn about the evolution of artificial heart valves and the latest developments in this area, and find out about what advances have been made in the field of extending human life and youth.
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 month's show, the line between virtual and reality becomes even more blurred and Russia and America join forces to fight cancer. We take the Shaman out for a spin and Peter Scott becomes the cool kid in the class.
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. In this cosmic special episode, Russia's latest space capsule promises to make spaceflight more comfortable than ever.
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.
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 this episode, 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.
In this episode of our 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. And despite the robot invasion, we still find the time to indulge in some of Moscow's more cultural pursuits.
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.