We look at what the next generation of supercomputers could be built with. From new materials to changing the fundamentals of how they process information.
We have a packed studio of experts: Robert Thompson works with organic electronics at University College London, Lata Sahonta is developing the latest technologies used in LEDs and solar cells at the University of Cambridge, and Matty Hoban, also from UCL, is working in the field of Quantum Information.
WARNING: programme contains a melodica. Yet another first for the podcast.
More details about their work at noisemakers.org.uk.
Alan Penn, Professor of Architectural and Urban Computing at The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London, looks at the psychology of how Ikea gets us to buy things we didn't realise we wanted. Plus, how that applies to improving the design of science labs.
Simon Armitage, a researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London, explains his involvement in a study which is causing archaeologists to rethink human history. Newly discovered stone tools date from 125,000 years ago, around 55,000 years before our ancestors were thought to have left the continent.
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