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Mission X: how to stay fit and healthy in space with Luca Parmitano

Mission X: how to stay fit and healthy in space with Luca Parmitano

Hello everyone! I’m ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and I’m sending you this message straight from the International Space Station. We all need to do exercise and eat the right foods to stay fit, healthy, and strong, training like an astronaut… Continue Reading

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Earth from Space: Japanese archipelago

Earth from Space: Japanese archipelago

Hi I’m Mariangela D’Acunto and welcome to this edition of Earth from Space. This week, Copernicus Sentinel-3 takes us over the Japanese archipelago. While the archipelago is made up of over 6000 islands, this image focuses on Japan’s four main… Continue Reading

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Memsource for Translation Agencies

Memsource for Translation Agencies

Translation agencies around the world choose Memsource as their preferred translation platform. Memsource is the leading cloud-based translation platform that allows you your clients and your translators to collaborate in one secure online location. Translations in Memsource happen in either… Continue Reading

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HPSC0124 – Science in Government

HPSC0124 – Science in Government

I’m Melanie Smallman, and I’m talking about the second year module Science in Government, which is HPSC0124. Science in Government is a module that, surprisingly, looks at how science is dealt with in government. So students might have already done… Continue Reading

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The Choice is Ours: Computer Government

When we computerize everything, and start producing things and make things available, it’ll be too cheap to monitor. With the most capable computers we can arrive at more appropriate decisions on a global scale. I have no doubt that machines will eventually be assigned more and more decision making. For example, years ago, a pilot would look out of a plane and say “I think I’m about a mile high.” But today, they have doppler radar and they know exactly how high they are. So, we don’t want human guesswork anymore, when a machine can do it. So I see the future as using very sophisticated computers that make decisions. Now how do computers make decisions? They have their tentacles out into Transportation, Agriculture…, so they can tell you when the soil is depleted, when it has less water, because it has sensors built into the soil. The computer will be connected to weather departments, earthquake zones, everything. So I feel that eventually, government will become computerized.

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Dr Liz Mear, Innovation Agency chief executive, on ECO 21

Dr Liz Mear, Innovation Agency chief executive, on ECO 21

So the Innovation Agency has been working on a range of programmes around respiratory conditions. One is on analysing the data so we know where we’ve got hot spots of COPD sufferers especially and supporting the clinicians in that area… Continue Reading

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Earth from Space: Faroe Islands

Earth from Space: Faroe Islands

Hi I’m Romina Persi and welcome back to Earth from Space. And happy new year! Today, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Faroe Islands. Located halfway between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands… Continue Reading

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How the US government spies on people who protest — including you | Jennifer Granick

How the US government spies on people who protest — including you | Jennifer Granick

We are all activists now. (Applause) Thank you. I’ll just stop here. (Laughter) From the families who are fighting to maintain funding for public schools, the tens of thousands of people who joined Occupy Wall Street or marched with Black… Continue Reading

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Bitcoin Q&A: Will governments ban cryptocurrencies?

Bitcoin Q&A: Will governments ban cryptocurrencies?

[QUESTIONER:] According to what you said, Bitcoin is possibly going to be banned .. in the next year, or very strictly controlled. [ANDREAS:] In some places, yes. [QUESTIONER:] For instance, one of these places could be China. [ANDREAS:] Unlikely, but… Continue Reading

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Digitally transforming NATO (pt1): the NCI Agency’s mission

Digitally transforming NATO (pt1): the NCI Agency’s mission

The Agency has been around in one shape or another for the past 60 years supporting NATO and its member states and it’s been a long process. There has been a lot of changes. But how has that role of… Continue Reading