Episodes
Tech & Science Daily hears from Andrew Pendleton, of London environment charity Global Action Plan, about more major tree-planting schemes needed to improve the capital’s air quality. Singapore oil spill: race to stop eco disaster. Plant-ificial intelligence...how flowers sense danger. Also in this episode: Hunting life-supporting exoplanets‘Lizard link’ to US salmonella outbreakSaving turtle doves with rewildingAboard Mark Zuckerberg’s $300m super yacht  Hosted on Acast. See...
Published 06/17/24
Three lions squad is wearing the £421 ring that monitors sleep, stress and more. Labour commits to introducing AI regulation for tech giants. Tesla shareholders approve Elon Musk's $56bn pay package. The surprising link between your name and your life choices… Also in this episode: Our Football Reporter Dom Smith explains how England hope the Oura ring will give them the edgePop star Daniel Bedingfield praises AI for capturing ‘soul’ of his musicCombined immunotherapy drugs ‘could treat most...
Published 06/14/24
Space agency confirms there’s no real emergency on board the international space station. Gaming giant Steam facing £656m legal claim for ‘overcharging’ UK gamers. How Taylor Swift's Scotland fans set off earthquake monitors. Millions of appointments for common eye conditions placing ‘unnecessary demands’ on struggling GPs. Also in this episode: Adam Sampson, Chief Executive of the Association of Optometrists on dealing with common eye problemsPairing shelter dogs together ‘could cut stress...
Published 06/13/24
Organ trouble, radiation concerns and more explained by Keith Siew, a senior research fellow at University College London. Most children can’t name MP and a fifth get political news from TikTok. Elon Musk confirms X will start hiding likes on posts. Also in this episode: Natural History Museum’s Simon Loader on the new vegetarian piranha species named after Lord of the Rings villainMan who lost four of his fingers fitted with ‘Hero Gauntlet’ by UK firmThe Insect migration superhighway...
Published 06/12/24
Photo ‘clean up’ tool, ‘math notes’ feature and Siri gets a boost. Plus - why Elon’s not happy with the Apple & ChatGPT partnership. Scientists grow ‘mini-guts’ to study Crohn’s disease. How researchers used AI to find elephant “names.” Also in this episode: Uni of Cambridge's Professor Matthias Zilbauer explains how they developed 'mini guts' to help them learn about Crohn's diseaseSocial media scammers impersonating ‘every major airline operating in the UK’ - Which?Morning frost...
Published 06/11/24
How the dye works, and why it’s helpful for surgeons with Oxford University’s Professor Freddie Hamdy. Electric headset for treating depression recommended after NHS trial. Appeal for O-type blood donors after London hospitals cyber attack. Also in this episode: Flow Neuroscience CEO Erin Lee describes their electric headset for treating depression.Generative AI expected to dominate at ‘momentous’ Apple conferenceYouTube announces new restrictions on gun videosNew skateboarding MMO from...
Published 06/10/24
Today's episode is with Dr. Rhonda Patrick, a biomedical researcher and health educator from California. Evgeny Lebedev and Rhonda discuss how experiments on genetic pathways in worms got her interested in the science of anti-ageing in humans. Plus, Rhonda explains how nutrition can impact our wellbeing. To hear the full interview search Brave New World Evening Standard, or click here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 06/08/24
The UK Health Security Agency has confirmed at least 37 people were admitted to hospital as a result of an E.coli outbreak, and testing indicates most of the 113 cases reported across the UK are from a single source. We speak to Cath Rees, professor of microbiology at the University of Nottingham about everything we know so far.  Starship: Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launches and lands the most powerful rocket ever made. The Standard’s Saqib Shah joins us to explain why gamers are racking...
Published 06/07/24
AI chipmaker Nvidia’s value has overtaken Apple and surpassed three trillion dollars - meaning it’s now the world’s second most valuable company. James Lee, clinician scientist group leader at the Francis Crick Institute, tells Tech & Science Daily about his research which has discovered a major cause of inflammatory bowel disease.  Boeing finally launches its long-delayed astronaut capsule. Also in this episode: Leak claims the new Apple iPhone 16 Pro Max will have a record-breaking...
Published 06/06/24
TikTok says it is tackling a cyber attack that targeted a number of high-profile accounts, including Paris Hilton and CNN. Our Health Reporter, Daniel Keane, explains why a Russian group of cyber criminals is blamed for an attack which forced major London hospitals to declare a critical incident. Dr Jonathon McPhetres, assistant professor of biological psychology at Durham University, reveals the science behind goosebumps and why we might be getting them far more often we think. Also in this...
Published 06/05/24
91-year-old Cecil ‘John’ Farley has made history as the first patient in England to receive an artificial cornea. The new artificial cornea, called EndoArt, was created by EyeYon Medical, and only 200 have been implanted worldwide to date, including John’s. We hear from the lead researcher behind an AI tool ‘can rapidly rule out heart attacks in people attending A&E’ - and it could eventually have huge benefits for the NHS.  Roberto Dario Sesia, a PHD student at the National Heart and...
Published 06/04/24
Research suggests that a new male birth control gel ‘takes effect sooner than other similar male contraceptives’.  Does toad-licking have health benefits? The Standard’s Health Reporter, Daniel Keane, discusses the first participant dosed in a study of ‘toad’ psychedelic compound effects on the human brain.  Ticketmaster is investigating a hack which could affect 560 million users. Also in this episode: Blood test can predict if breast cancer will return years before relapseChina lands...
Published 06/03/24
Imran Ahmed, chief executive of the Center for Countering Digital Hate explains how easy they found it to generate deepfake audio with AI tools. Google defends AI search results after bizarre suggestions went viral. James Webb Space Telescope detects the most distant known galaxy. Also in this episode: 'World's largest botnet' taken down as alleged Chinese mastermind arrestedFootage shows lava rivers after Iceland volcano eruptionSupermarket to use laser etchings on avocados instead of...
Published 05/31/24
The Standard’s Vicky Jessop discusses why just 5% of women become professional gamers. New dinosaur species found in Zimbabwe identified by NHM expert. Plus - possibly the strangest Guinness World Record you’ve heard of… Also in this episode: AI could be used to detect heart failure riskScientists develop antibiotic that spares healthy gut bacteriaStudy: More than 90% of UK public have encountered misinformation onlineShetland spaceport counting down to first launch after official...
Published 05/30/24
Cut marks on a skull reveal ancient tumour examination. Earthcare: Probe designed to study how clouds affect Earth’s climate launched into space. US billionaire plans to take submersible to wreck of Titanic. Feeding babies peanuts protects from allergy into adolescence. Also in this episode: Bjoern Frommknecht, mission manager of EarthCARE explains the cloud-exploring satelliteAction needed to protect election from AI disinformation, study saysStudy: One in five professional footballers...
Published 05/29/24
Expert reveals why he believes Labour is out-classing the Tories on TikTok. Google set to manually remove weird AI answers in search. Elon Musk’s xAI raises $6 billion to fund its race against ChatGPT. Report: next government should consider banning phones for under-16s. Also in this episode: Chris Stokel-Walker, author of TikTok Boom: The Inside Story of the World’s Favourite App explains his thoughts on the political parties' TikTok campaignsNorth Korea’s attempted spy satellite launch...
Published 05/28/24
UK scientists have discovered a new planet that could potentially support human life and it’s just 40 light-years away. Prehistoric 'Dune' worm found in a quarry was a predator that hunted millions of years before the dinosaurs. We speak to the lead author, Dr Richie Howard, Curator of Fossil Arthropods at the Natural History Museum. Also in this episode: We speak to scientists who have successfully used drones to validate walrus counts alongside satellite images from spaceAtlantic to get...
Published 05/24/24
ESA’s Euclid telescope reveals the largest images of the universe ever taken from space. We speak to Dr Jesper Skottfelt, a research fellow at the Open University’s centre for Electronic Imaging, about their VIS technology that helped take these incredible pictures. Also in this episode: An early warning space weather satellite named Vigil is coming to the UKWhy BT has been fined almost £3 million over failures affecting EE & PlusNet customersMicrosoft’s AI feature is being investigated...
Published 05/23/24
Apple releases an urgent iOS 17.5.1 security update after some reports of a bug causing deleted iPhone and iPad photos to resurrect themselves. Infected blood scandal victims ‘could each receive £2m+’. Firing up UK’s spaceport rocket. Nasa’s optimistic two-month plasma rocket to Mars. Also in this episode: Risk of type 2 diabetes in under-40sDigital landline swap delayed over fears for vulnerableInternational AI safety plan Attenborough’s childhood inspiration becomes nature reserves Hosted...
Published 05/22/24
OpenAI announces “pause” on a ChatGPT voice avatar after it drew comparisons Scarlett Johansson’s speaking style - and Hollywood actress called in the lawyers. Legal and policy challenges for AI Seoul Summit, with Eleanor Shearer, senior research fellow at London’s Common Wealth think tank. Infected blood scandal: police examine manslaughter charges.  Also in this episode: Microplastics found in ‘every study testicle’New (but fading) chance to see Northern LightsTech firms ‘failing on...
Published 05/21/24
Publication of public inquiry’s verdict into ‘worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS’ that led to deaths of more than 3,000 people. UK summer alert for Asian hornets. Preserving breast tissue aids cancer research.  Also in this episode: iDo...the robot ‘AI dating concierge’Odyssey for cross of polar explorer ShackletonFlavour science behind mac & cheese ice cream Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 05/20/24
Evgeny Lebedev talks to stoicism expert Professor Bill Irvine, whose books detail the ancient wisdom of Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius for a new generation. To hear the whole interview and listen to previous episodes search Brave New World Evening Standard on your podcast provider. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 05/18/24
Warning issued over council house scam on Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat which has seen victims hand over thousands of pounds to secure social housing that doesn’t exist. Findings suggest ‘global life expectancy to increase by nearly five years by 2050’. Study shows children who spend a lot of time on social media are 'more likely to vape’. Also in this episode: Archaeologist’s theory may have finally solved mystery of Egypt’s pyramidsReddit & OpenAI announce content dealGTA 6...
Published 05/17/24
What to expect as the Ubisoft franchise heads to Japan - game journalist Vicky Jessop reveals what we know so far about the upcoming instalment. NHS approves ‘invaluable’ liver cancer cancer treatment. Apple launches eye-tracking tech for iPhone and iPad.  Also in this episode: The new UK weapon designed to blast drones out of the skyWhy dinosaurs might be to thank for regulating body temperature  Follow us on X or on Threads. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Published 05/16/24