BBC World Service

Science & Medicine

Chart Positions

Science & Medicine 109

Technological and digital news from around the world.


Restoring a Lost Web Domain

September 15th, 2015

Episode 54 of 112 episodes

In March 2010 every webpage with the domain address ending in .yu disappeared from the internet – the largest ever to be removed. This meant that the internet history of the former Yugoslavia was no longer available online. Dr Anat Ben-David, from the Open University in Israel, has managed to rebuild about half of the lost pages – pages that document the Kosovo Wars, which have been called “the first internet war”. Digital Renaissance Is technology leading to a renaissance in the arts? Just like the invention of oil paint spurred the Renaissance in painting could digital tools be doing the same in today’s art world? Tracey Logan visits the Saatchi Gallery in London to see emerging digital art from Asia and asks could exhibits like “Flutter of Butterflies beyond Borders” be changing our cultural experiences forever? Eyes in the Sky Instant analysis of thousands of satellite images is allowing engineers to use these images as measurements. From calculating the levels of global oil reserves and the rates of construction in China to even working out how much money we are spending in shops, major advances in machine learning are allowing investors, businesses and governments to make better informed decisions about ventures and policies. James Crawford, CEO of Orbital Insight, a company based in California explains how they do this. As part of BBC’s AI week, Azeem Azhar, technology entrepreneur and Click’s Bill Thompson discuss the advances in AI and what they mean to us. (Photo caption: A Kosovo Gorani man enters an internet cafe next to a mosque in the village of Globocica on September 23, 2009 Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images) Presenter: Tracey Logan Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz

Featured Podcast