September 8th, 2015
Episode 53 of 113 episodes
Downloading 1GB of data may use as much as two hundred litres of water according to new research from Imperial College London. Scientists at the Centre for Environmental Policy have been estimating how much freshwater has been evaporated, used or polluted by data centres. Bora Ristic from the team behind the work tells us more. Virtual Reality – Where Now? Deep in the heart of London’s cyber sector, a production company have come up with a new way of looking at the world. 360 video sits on a fine line between film and virtual reality. Offering an immersive new type of experience, audiences of the future will be able to look around and perhaps even explore their favourite scenes. Gareth visits the company East City Films to discuss their latest work, a documentary about 7/7, shot using a rig of GoPro cameras and edited to work in 3D virtual reality. The film will soon be shown at the Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival. The Demise of Flash Do you use Flash – is it still churning away on a laptop that’s a few years old – or are you someone who will refuse to use it because of the many security issues? Like it or loathe it, it looks as though the video playing programme may have had its day. Gareth Mitchell, Bill Thompson and the Guardian’s technology reporter Samuel Gibbs discuss. (Photo caption: Server room of BalticServers BalticServers.com) Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz
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.