The Mars One mission is a one-way ticket to the Red Planet. It’s scheduled for 2023, when the first group of 4 men and women will land on Mars to prepare it for human colonisation. Anastasia has made it to this daring project’s short-list. What draws her towards the fourth planet from the Sun and away from Earth?
18-year-old Esteban Quispe Churata became world-famous as the “Bolivian Wall-E”. He is a self-taught robot maker who scours municipal dumps and flea markets to recycles e-waste for his inventive creations, many of which are inspired by movies.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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'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.