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TikTok ban on UK government phones
The Chinese-owned social media app is set to be banned on phones used by UK government ministers and civil servants over security fears.
Virgin Orbit pauses all operations and reportedly furloughs all its staff. SaxaVord Spaceport explains what this means for the future of UK space endeavours and reveals how they plan to boost satellite launches from here.
Also in this episode:
- Spacesuit for return to the Moon unveiled
- Evidence suggests Venus is ‘geologically active’
- Scientists identify dinosaur with the longest neck ever seen in an animal
- Study finds earth’s water did not come from melted meteorites as was previously thought
- Chancellor announces £1million Manchester Prize for AI
- 250-million-year-old fossil of sea reptile found in an unlikely place
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Thursday, May 25, 2023
Harvesting clean energy ‘out of thin air’
The synthetic thunderstorms invention by Massachusetts University Amherst, called Air-gen, is being compared to the ‘Replicator’ on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Game reveals at Sony’s PlayStation Showcase. Nuclear clock ‘step closer’ to reality. ‘Digital brain bridge’ helps paralysed man walk again. Iran ballistic missile launch latest.Also in this episode:Young diabetes link to dementia riskISS astronauts to test new cancer drugsWhy dog owners shouldn’t use ball-throwers on hot days.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Future AI ‘drone wars’ alert from Elon Musk
Artificial intelligence-powered “drone wars” sounds like a Star Wars instalment - but now Elon Musk is warning about the very real risk being deployed by on battlefields of the future. Corporate crash and burn for Branson’s Virgin Orbit space firm. The woman who feels no pain. Rare ghost orchid on show in London - with Arnau Ribera Tort, botanical horticulturist at Kew Gardens.Also in this episode:Netflix crackdown on password sharing beginsMale video game characters get 50% more dialogue than womenAmazon’s Alexa to offer better advice on periodsThank crunchie it’s sun-day...awesome close-up honeycomb solar pics.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Brazil bird flu: Six-month emergency declared
Brazil’s government declares a six-month state of animal health emergency after its first detection of the highly virulent avian influenza in wild birds. Fake viral AI image showing ‘Pentagon blast’ hits stock market. World’s first AI ballet...but can it Plié?Also in this episode:Two billion people ‘exposed to dangerous heat by 2100’.Why F1 drivers blink at same place in race.Ancient galaxy built around supermassive black hole.Space project test to decode alien messages.