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11
DEC

Cyber Attack Risk Up By 9%

Cyber attack risk is up
The impact of cyber attacks on the economies of the world’s largest cities is up by 9% this year. Researchers from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School say they don’t want to be alarmist but hope their work will help governments, councils, companies and organisations to use their findings modelling like they would for instance flood modelling and then be able to plan for potential cyber attacks or data breaches.
Cyber sex
Can tech make our emotional and sexual experiences better? Author and Academic Dr. Kate Devlin has just published her book "Turned on; Science, Sex and Robots" believes it can. She recently organised two sextech hackathons to see if we can get away from the current image that we have of pornographic sex robots to satisfy the needs of computer geeky men.
Security flaws in widely used data storage devices
Researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands have discovered that widely used data storage devices with self-encrypting drives do not provide the expected level of data protection. A malicious expert with direct physical access to widely sold storage devices can bypass existing protection mechanisms and access the data without knowing the user-chosen password.

Beam me up Roland
Lecturers at Imperial College, London have a new star quality- they are getting the Michael Jackson treatment - being turned into holograms. The school has decided this will help connect their students around the world. Wanting a taste of the glory Roland Pease went to the college while they were testing out the system.

(Photo: Cyber attack. Credit: Getty Images)

Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz
04
DEC

Bloom App is 10!

“The first great iPhone app” – Bloom celebrates its 10th birthday
Ten years ago Brian Eno and musician and software designer Peter Chilvers launched the Bloom app on the iPhone. It revolutionised app development and was called “The First Great iPhone App” by Gizmodo. Requiring no musical or technical ability, the Bloom app enabled anyone to create music, simply by touching the screen. Now Brian and Peter are launching Bloom 10 Worlds - it adds 10 new worlds to the original app using enhanced visuals and music generation software. It will also be available on Android for the first time. Click went to meet Brian and Peter at Brian's studio in west London to learn how they came to create the original app and how technological developments have allowed them to update it.

(Photo: Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers. Credit: Microsoft)

Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz
27
NOV

Mars Landing

Mars landing
Kate Arkless Gray tells Click about the technology on the latest Nasa Mars lander InSight and how this will work now that it is safely on the Red Planet’s surface.

Detecting unknown drones
Aviation and drone experts have been carrying out drone trials near a major airport in the UK to trial new software designed to detect unauthorised drones and see if it can alert planes to potential danger. Gareth Mitchell went along to see how the technology works.

Wikipiano
Imagine if you went to a concert and perhaps thought the music that was being played there wasn't quite to your taste, or that the performance could be improved - would you want to change it? Well if the piece being performed is a webpage - one which anyone can access - you can make changes and see them implemented at the next show. Jack Meegan reports on his experience of Wikipiano.

Reading a book millions of times
Would you read the same story over a million times? New technology developed by the BBC will allow you to listen to a story in millions of combinations - the chapters are the same, just played in a different order. We hear more about B.S. Johnson’s “The Unfortunates.”

(Photo: NASA engineer and InSight project manager Tom Hoffman points to the first image upon a successful landing by the InSight spacecraft on the planet Mars. .Credit: Getty images)

Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz

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