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Technology update 24 June 2011 5 66
Three time zones and some 3,000km from Russia's capital, a city of students and scientists hosts a major annual innovation forum. And it doesn't stop there – a cluster of cutting-edge businesses is building around a tech-targeted Special Economic Zone. Microelectronics are reinventing radar systems and building the backbone for Russia's nationwide 4G network. Miracle materials filter drinking water and electro-statically treat antibiotic-resistant infections. In the automotive industry, Tomsk teams are readying rubber for the next generation of green tires and making breakthroughs in gearing for the hybrid Yo-Mobile. You just might be playing this video with a codec coined by the city's world-class programmers.
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.
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.
This episode of Technology Update 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; discover how state of the art lasers help dentists in their work and find out about what advances have been made in the field of extending human life and youth.
Distant space travel is a dream that requires never-ending research, incredible technology, and an imagination to match. But at top Russian institutes, that dream is inching closer to reality. Beyond orbit – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, we learn about the technology keeping the Moscow Metro rolling, new modelling and surveying techniques make waves in the oil industry and a dream team of robots go places too dangerous for humans. Tune in for all the latest news and innovations here on Technology Update.
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.
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.