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Aviation technology - are we in control?

As more airlines ground their Boeing 737 aircraft we look at Aviation technology and how much control a pilot now has over his or her plane?

Internet cameras easily hackable
An Austrian security researcher has accessed millions of IP addresses in the country and looked at what's connected to them. His work has flagged up unsecured web cameras, printers and web servers. Christian Hascheck passed on his findings to the relevant security authorities.

Squawk squad
Every year in New Zealand, 25 million native birds are killed by predators like rats, stoats and possums. Now a local social enterprise and a pest trap manufacturer have got together to use technology to trap these pests more effectively.

More than 20 multi-sensory experiences have gone on show at the Meshminds 2.0: ArtxTechforGood in Singapore. The exhibition is part of a call to action towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development goals.

Presenter: Gareth Mitchell
Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz

Main image: A Boeing 737 Max 8 prepares to land on March 11, 2019. Credit: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Global Tech Threat Report

Global tech threat report
The Cyber protection frim CrowdStrike has released its annual report on global cyber-attacks. CTO and co-founder of CrowdStrike Dmitri Alperovitch explains how long companies to discover and deal with an attack.

CERN 30th anniversary browser reboot
Scientists at CERN have recreated the first ever web browser, 30 years after developing the first ever one at the site.

The Bach Test
Can you tell which is the real music of J S Bach and which is AI generated? Reporter Madeleine Finlay has been trying to decipher which is which before a performance at London’s Barbican Arts Centre.

Smart Krishi farming app in Nepal
Farmers in Nepal are using an award winning app “Smart Krishi” to help grow and sell their crops. Founder Anil Regmi explains how it works.

(Picture: Cyber Security. Credit: Getty Images)

Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz

Farming of the Future

The Future of farming
As the human population continues to grow can ag-tech developments create a more sustainable and efficient way of farming that will increase yields to cope with demand for food? Click looks at what farms of the future could look like; from fitbits for cows and robotic milking and growing crops without a human setting foot in a field. Are we looking at a digital agricultural revolution with highly technically skilled farm labourers needed to manage some of these automated systems?

(Picture: iot smart industry robot 4.0 agriculture concept,industrial agronomist,farmer using autonomous tractor with self driving technology , augmented mixed virtual reality to collect, access, analyze soil. Credit: Getty Images)

Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz/ Jack Meeghan

Facebook’s Ad Transparency Questioned

Facebook ad blocker
Facebook has blocked parts of plug ins used by research groups who are analysing political adverts. Some of these organisations claim it’s now harder to see how ads are being targeted, Facebook argues its restrictions are about privacy of data of its users. Which is it?

Melbourne Conservatorium goes digital
The first music degree to be awarded in Australia was in 1879 by the University of Melbourne. Now the University's music school - the Conservatorium - in going interactive. Kenny McAlpine starts a new job there this week as its first ever Fellow in Interactive Composition.

WIRED – learn about electricity through gaming
Educational games are usually pretty basic – they just need to be slightly more fun than a normal lesson. Now researchers at Cambridge University have developed a platform game called WIRED that is available on gaming websites and can compete with commercial games. As well as being lots of fun it teaches teenagers about electricity – wiring circuits, creating energy by connecting fuel cells up and solving a whole host of other engineering problems

VR at the National
The Young Vic theatre in London was taken over by VR this week, with a performance of "Draw me Close" by award winning Canadian writer Jordan Tannahill. It tells the story of Jordan as he deals with his mother's terminal cancer diagnosis. Jordan’s mother is played by an actress whose movements are translated into the virtual world using motion capture while she engages with the audience member in the physical world.

(Photo: Thumbs up and down. Credit: Getty)

Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz

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