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Astro Pi Challenge

November 29th, 2016

More than 350 teams have been selected for the 2017 European Astro Pi Challenge to compete to send their computer codes to the International Space Station. Click talks to Monica Talevi from the European Space Agency. Automatic Speech Analysis In rural Uganda radio serves as a vital platform for public discussion, information sharing and news....

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Pakistan Online Privacy

November 22nd, 2016

A conference on online privacy in Pakistan looks at the impact of recent legislation. Nighat Dad of the Digital Rights Foundation discusses criticisms that the new laws threaten freedom of speech. Airway-on-a-Chip Researchers have developed an airway-on-a-microchip that supports living small-airway-lining cells from normal or diseased human...

The mystery of the lost Beagle 2 lander on Mars appears to have been solved. Click talks to Professor Mark Sims, former Beagle 2 Mission Manager and Professor of Astrobiology and Space Instrumentation at the University of Leicester. Internet Saathi Bicycle riding internet advocates are getting women online in rural India. Click hears how from Mr...

How safe are the electronic voting machines in the US election? A leading expert in the field, Professor Alex Halderman, discusses the potential vulnerabilities. MozFest Kate Arkless Gray reports from Mozilla’s annual festival which brings together digital technologists and thinkers to explore how to bring the values and opportunities of the...