Science in Action

New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.

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Mind-reading robotic arms; Designs inspired by nature; Antarctic ice melt
A quadriplegic man moves a robotic arm by thinking; How the latest designs inspired by nature could improve solar panels and make plane wings more flexible; Scientists have been monitoring ice levels in Antarctica amid concerns that if it melts, sea levels could rise dramatically around the world with devastating consequences
Dátum: 2015-05-21 Idő: 20:30:00
Seasonality of disease; Cyber-archaeology; Autonomous trucks; OneZoom Tree of Life
Inflammatory response gene expression changes with the seasons; Digitally recreating destroyed Mosul Museum artefacts; Computers that take over the wheel when truck drivers are tired; Digitally zooming in on the tree of life
Dátum: 2015-05-14 Idő: 20:30:00
The power of Nepalese earthquake; Crime solving insects; Listening to icy waters; Protecting the origins of stones
The destructive power of the Nepalese earthquake; How insects are helping to solve murders and reveal human history; Exploring the acoustics of underwater icy environments; Why stones might be the next in line to gain a protected regional status
Dátum: 2015-05-07 Idő: 20:30:00
Nepal earthquake; Light pollution and marine environment; Bees and elephants
How science can help the rescue efforts after the Nepal earthquake; Artificial light is impacting marine ecosystems; Flooding in the Amazon; Bees being used to deter elephants
Dátum: 2015-04-30 Idő: 20:30:00
Bees; Moore's Law; Dogs
Bees have been shown to prefer some harmful neonicotinoid pesticides in their diet; Roland Pease looks far into the future to see if Moore's Law can be beaten with the likes of DNA computers, neural networks and quantum computing; Has selective breeding of dogs made them more of less co-operative?
Dátum: 2015-04-23 Idő: 20:30:00
25 year of Hubble
25 years of Hubble; Asteroid impact; Ultra-haptics; Robot Chefs; Madagascan Rosewood
Dátum: 2015-04-16 Idő: 20:30:00
Why computers forget
Why computers forget ‘catastrophically’; Using hypnosis in medicine; Acid oceans and the biggest mass extinction; Why Caribbean beaches are covered in Sargassum seaweed.
Dátum: 2015-04-09 Idő: 21:00:00
Drones for conservation
Drones are being used to track rhino poachers in South Africa; Exploring the use of drones for conservation; What happened when ants were sent to the International Space Station?
Dátum: 2015-04-02 Idő: 20:30:00
Antarctic ice shelves melting; Threats to coral reefs
Eighteen years of satellite data reveal the big jump in ice loss from the floating shelves around Antarctica; The Catlin Seaview Survey is adding to our understanding of the state of coral reefs globally
Dátum: 2015-03-26 Idő: 20:30:00
3D printed cars; Faster 3D printing; Farming African wet savannah; Switching the LHC back on
Scientists have 3D printed a replica of a vintage 1965 Shelby Cobra sports car to showcase this rapid prototyping technology; A new technique in stereo-lithographic 3D printing has speeded up the process by up to 100 times; Should we grow crops on Africa's wet savannahs?; The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is about to be switched back on after a two year upgrade
Dátum: 2015-03-19 Idő: 20:30:00