Can robots do my homework for me? A robot is a machine programmed to automatically accomplish a task. But it's not that simple. Meet a robotics engineer and see how a career in robotics can help shape the future.
Could Mozart be outdone by software? Meet the composers, sound designers and sound engineers behind this very episode - they composed the opening tune and created the sound effects you hear during the program without touching an acoustic instrument.
Is the Internet way up in the clouds? For the moment, Internet connections are located at the bottom of the oceans and our data is stored in huge machines here on earth. We meet a specialist in telecommunication network installations and see why he spends his days burying hundreds of kilometres of cables under ground.
A few fractions of a second are enough to have the result of a search on the internet or operate any software. Speed of calculation, relevance of keywords: what is the method to follow to build the right algorithm?
The way I inquire can partition me in my comfort zone. How can I be sure that I do not miss out on new ideas and knowledge without getting lost?
To entrust content on social networks is to entrust, without protection, its contents to the whole world. How to manage your reputation on the internet?
Emotion sometimes pushes us to share information on the Internet without having checked it beforehand. Info or intox, how do you know the truth?
How do we visit Mars without leaving the couch? While VR may help visit inaccessible sites in the galaxy, it also has lots of applications on planet earth. Meet the software publishers creating VR training for surgeons, as well as amusement park rides.
Can I chat with my fridge? Connected objects send and receive information, and communicate with one another via the internet. We meet a specialist in contactless innovative technology who is trying to create an intelligent couch, and another working on an interactive bridal bouquet.
How many pixels does my cat have? In this episode a photo editing specialist and digital artist demonstrate some of the things you can do with pixels to create amazing imagery.
Hr x rdbqds knbj sgd jdx sn gzoohmdrr? Fellow spies, can you decode this message? Today, cryptology is important to all of us to protect our privacy. In this episode we meet a cryptology engineer.
Does my computer know me better than my mother? Of course not. But your computer does know you pretty well due to secret cookies.
Am I being followed by a satellite? Geolocation enables a person or object to be positioned on a map with the help of geographic coordinates. GPS systems were once a military tool, but with smartphones they are now accessible to everyone... and indispensable to some.
Did my Smartphone fall from the sky? No, they come from factories. Although before they get manufactured they spring from the heads of designers. In this episode a user experience designer explains why her eyes are always on the needs of users.
Is hacking a new combat sport? Well no, it is a pretty non-violent activity. In computer language it is someone who studies the workings of a system in order to find faults and then divert or distort it's original function. Some do this for good,and others for bad.
Fab Lab (PG)
Does grandpa have a fab lab in his garage? No, but there may be some rusty old tools or an old pair of wooden skis. But not so in a Fabrication Laboratory. You supply the ideas, then turn up to use the computer assisted tools to create your own objects. Imagine the fabulous objects you can make in your local fab lab!
Imagine picking a house at random using Google Maps and writing a letter to the family who lives there, just to say something nice and get to know them. It's a unique project known as Dear Hope Street that connects people from all over the world. The project can help forge some pretty special connections, while also teaching kids how easy it is for people to find your information on the internet.
Behind The News learns how children are using telepresence robots to attend school while they are sick.
Behind The News meets young Instagram users and asks them how much they know about the terms and conditions they agree to when they sign up for social media.
Rookie reporter Yuma Soerianto explains how he learned to code, reveals some of the apps he's developed, introduces the YouTube channel where he teaches coding (Youtube.com/anyonecancode), and discusses why it is a valuable skill to have.
Gemma explains how she programmed a hatch door to open and close for her guinea pigs, and students explain how coding is used to give instructions to computers.
Darren continues his look into the world of computers and what makes them tick. This episode, he looks at the brains of computers: their processors.
Darren brings you the first part in a special series looking at how computers work. In this episode, he looks at the history of computers, and one of the most important parts: the motherboard.