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Apple to launch ‘mixed reality’ headset
Our tech reporter on Apple’s expected ‘mixed reality' headset announcement - its first entirely new product for eight years. Nasa invites you to sign its ‘message in a bottle’ that will fly to Jupiter’s moon, and Elon Musk snaps up another top NBCUniversal executive for Twitter.
Also in this episode:
- Research suggests fatal heart attacks are more common on a Monday
- Activist promoting carbon capture walks from London to Istanbul to mark World Environment Day
- 'Extinct' butterfly species reappears in UK
- Japan to launch satellite made of wood in 2024
- The secret to living to 100 may have just been revealed
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How AI will detect aliens beyond solar system06:46Researchers at Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory and George Mason University say their method of searching for aliens outside the solar system is 90 per cent accurate. Lahaina wildfire: residents return to devastated homes. Musk pose...Tesla’s humanoid robot does yoga. Garlic breath? Natural yogurt can fix that. Also in this episode:Lego blocks plan to make bricks from recycled bottlesSet your watch - here’s date humans become extinctGreenpeace’s Minecraft game to help save Amazon rainforestRewilding America’s biggest tortoises on media mogul’s ranch
What’s next for Nasa’s Bennu asteroid samples?06:47The Osiris-Rex capsule with 250g of space rock and dust parachuted to earth after a seven-year, four billion-mile mission. UK government concerns over policing AI bioweapons. While, the UN says human rights treaties apply to artificial intelligence. Organ problems in post-hospital Covid patients.Also in this episode:Social media tax ‘should fund school mental health’TikTok hysteria ‘burdens police and schools’Game (not) over...new Star Wars title keeps playingCan meerkats detect human emotions?
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth preview06:37Evening Standard gaming journalist, Stuart Andrews, shares his insight after having a preview of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, ahead of its release next year.Microsoft's £55 billion takeover of Call of Duty maker now set for UK approval.The eight-year-old girl who has become the first UK kidney transplant patient not to need life-long drugs in breakthrough treatment.Also in this episode:Astronomers find abundance of Milky Way-like galaxies in early universe Microsoft unveils new Copilot AI assistant for Windows Can we give plants advance warning of dangers by ‘talking’ to them?How to turn off those annoying broadcast notifications on Instagram
Is Elon Musk’s Neuralink safe?06:41Report alleges Neuralink’s test monkeys died due to complications with brain chip implants - as company announces it’s starting in-human trials.We hear about the mission to detect shipwrecks lost during the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk.Could so-called ‘zoo poo’ save the NHS £1 billion a year? Also in this episode:Amazon Alexa gets a voice updateGoogle’s powerful ‘Bard’ AI chatbot can now get into your emailScientists discover world’s oldest human-built structure, built by an extinct speciesGoogle sued after man drove off collapsed bridge while allegedly following map directionsStephen Fry v AI
Online Safety Bill: UK government clashes with Meta06:59The controversial Online Safety Bill is finally to become law after years of delay as the Home Secretary urges Meta not to ‘go dark’ on detecting child abuse with encryption.Meanwhile, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faces backlash over weakening key green policies.Fortnite players - and parents of - could you be entitled to compensation? Also in this episode:Google DeepMind AI speeds up search for disease genesIndia’s solar probe completes key final manoeuvre around Earth as it slingshots towards Sun Bats finally get some good PR as they could hold key to saving millions of livesWhat to expect from Microsoft’s ‘special’ Surface and AI event Survey finds Brits believe London will be the first car-free city in the world by 2050
YouTube blocks monetisation of Russell Brand’s channel06:19YouTube has suspended the monetisation of Russell Brand’s YouTube channel following allegations made against the comedian and presenter. Would you pay for Twitter? Elon Musk says X could go behind paywall. Incurable dog disease on the rise and now three humans have caught itAlso in this episode:One in ten in Japan over the age of 80 for the first time everEurope’s major robotics competition sees teams competing live in Milton Keynes Microsoft’s new disc-less Xbox Series X design with a new ‘immersive’ controllerStudy suggests exercising between 7am and 9am may be key for weight managementAge UK analysis finds many older people unable to use the internet safely or successfullyThe Scottish amateur football team taking on Elon Musk
BBC, ITV, Channel 4 & 5’s new smart TV platform06:39‘Freely’, the free TV service will combine live schedules from public service broadcasters into one platform that will be available next year.We hear from Barry Bogin, Emeritus Professor in Anthropology biology at Loughborough University, about his review showing children need love, hope and happiness to grow.Plus, IOS17 launches and Tim Cook insists Vision Pro is on track for release. Also in this episode:Study finds women are less likely than men to receive CPR from strangersCoalition calls on tech platform chiefs to ensure services are safe for childrenScientists say zombie ant parasite is ‘even more cunning’ than previously thoughtStudy finds living in zoos outside their natural environment may disrupt pandas
Nasa boss says he believes in aliens07:00Nasa boss, Senator Bill Nelson, has said he personally believes in aliens. It comes as the space agency announces its landmark report findings into Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAPs) - also known commonly as UFOs.Nintendo Direct 2023: Peach gets a Barbie-like transformation in the upcoming Princess Peach: Showtime game.Release date announced for second part of Final Fantasy 7 remake revealed at PlayStation State of Play event.Also in this episode:Study suggests cardiac arrest patients had perception, dreams or memories.World’s first known dog-fox hybrid discovered in Brazil after being hit by carGold particles that trick tumours into ‘self-destruct mode’ annihilate most aggressive form of cancerUK butterfly numbers at highest level since 2019Robots made from dead spiders and ‘smart toilets’ among winners of this year’s Ig Nobel awardsFollow us on Twitter or on Threads.
Top UK UFO expert’s verdict on Mexican ‘alien corpses’06:21The UK’s top UFO expert, Nick Pope, gives his verdict on the viral Mexican ‘alien corpses’ claims.We speak to British endurance athlete, Lewis Pugh, after he just finished a 315-mile swim along the Hudson in New York with the aim to highlight river healthTech leaders agree on Artificial Intelligence regulation but remain divided on how in a Washington forum.Also in this episode:Olivia Rodrigo and Liverpool FC join WhatsApp as Channels feature launchesBacklash after Virgin Galactic carries human ancestor remains to space: ‘This is not science’The science behind why your dog knows where you keep the treats‘World’s largest movie screen’ revealed by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky