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Babbage: Exploring the final frontier

August 24th, 2016

Episode 776 of 888 episodes

An Earth-like planet has been discovered orbiting the nearest star to our solar system, reveals astronomer Richard Nelson. Oliver Morton discusses the new space technology closer to home, and Tom Standage describes the state of the art in — and the worries about — facial-recognition software

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