October 8th, 2015
Episode 365 of 646 episodes
We explore some extraordinary solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges – from a revolutionary transport system that would shoot passengers down tubes at close to the speed of sound, to voice recognition software in cars. In the first of two special programmes from the Future in Review conference in Utah, Ed Butler speaks to Bebop Gresta, the vice CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, which is about build a five-mile section of Hyperloop track in central California. The new transport technology, first floated in 2013 by billionaire entrepreneur and designer Elon Musk, is close to its first prototype. Jim Hayward, CEO of DNA Sciences, tells us how plant DNA is helping to deter and catch cash machine thieves and drug counterfeiters. And, we hear from a man who likes talking to his car - Paul Burmester of Validsoft tells us how speech recognition could be the future when it comes to protecting our our goods and finances with biometric data. (Photo: Computer generated image of Hyperloop)
Have you trembled ‘round the campfire as the ghost stories are told? Do tales of horrors wrought by nature and beyond strike fear in your soul? Is it best when you are afraid to turn out the light? Thrill to stories that strike at your deepest fears, as host Stephen Kilpatrick brings the best of horror fiction to your ears and your mind, read to you by the most chilling narrators that podcasting has to offer. <br /> <br /> Podcasting the finest in genre fiction, Tales to Terrify is where the depths of horror reveal the truths of good, evil, and the human spirit in the District of Wonders podcast network. Like all shows in the District of Wonders, Tales to Terrify is supported by a welcoming community of dedicated fans and contributors. Subscribe today, and begin your journey through the spine-tingling depths of storytelling.<br /> <br /> Everyone has a story in the District of Wonders. Come and find yours.