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tv   Click  BBC News  January 5, 2017 3:30am-4:01am GMT

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obamacare, president obama's signatu re healthca re policy. the vice president—elect, mike pence, has said the process will begin on donald trump's first day in the white house. israel's prime minister has supported calls for a pardon for an israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter. sergeant elor azaria shot a palestinian militant who was lying wounded on the ground. prosecutors said the killing in the occupied west bank was an act of revenge. police in the indian city of bangalore have arrested at least six people after several women said they were groped and molested during new year celebrations. the victims claim they were assaulted by mobs, and cctv pictures have emerged of one woman being attacked. now on bbc news, a very special edition of click. this is it, the very first click live. we are filmimg in front of a studio audience of 250 people.
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we have eight amazing tech demos that haven't been demonstrated in this way before. it's going to be fun, it's going to be terrifying, what could possibly go wrong? everything! why is there a laptop on your knee? because we haven't finished writing the show yet! is that a bad thing to be doing this close?! hello? we have a saying in television, never work with children, animals or computers, because they are the most unpredictable things you can get in a tv recording environment. is there anybody there? well, that was interesting. hello? can you see me? i'm not sure the system is quite stable yet. laughter anyway, are you ready?
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yes! i said, are you ready? let's go! applause thank you so much, thank you for coming. i'm so excited about this. our very first click live! ijust wanted to check who has heard of us, who has seen us on the tv? brilliant. that is more viewers than i thought we had! who hasn't seen us before but thought they'd come along? yeah! brilliant! who thought they were coming to a recording of the one show? laughter
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it's too late, we've got you now! and hopefully we are going to blow your minds tonight. the first thing you may notice is between you and me, there is a very strange transparent screen. i'm not sure if that's for your protection or mine. that is part of the holographic projection system that brought the better looking me to life. we are going to tell you how the hologram works but first i have to introduce you to the other half of this show, she is 100% real, kate russell! applause awkward geek hugs! physical contact doesn't usually happen! can we run the next holographic demo? let's see what we've got. 0k! right now, we are in a holographic fish tank. i don't like the way
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it's looking at me! i'm just going to... laughter i'm going to get some volunteers up. who wants to get eaten by a shark? we are going to find out more about how this works. to do that i'm going to invite on the man who came up with the idea. please welcome him! applause noses pressed against this. so, this is not actually a hologram, is it? talk about the technology. it's not a hologram in the true sense but it is giving a holographic effect. we've created an ultralight wave, and incredibly transparent fabric. we can stretch this in any size and scale and activate it
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by projection technology. now for something really special. everything you've seen so far has been pre—recorded including me at the front. now we are going to attempt what we think is the first ever live interview by hologram. you know the bbc has studios all around the world. we have pulled out all the stops to bring you several superstar guests live by hologram. we are going to our first guest. are you there, obi—wan kenobi? hello my friend. of all the young padowans in the click academy. and all of those at the click academy. now we are going to make a very special call to the doctor. are you there? yes, lam here in a sense, but it's just that you are not there, if you understand me.
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it's a bit difficult to explain really. laughter it's the doctor, everybody! applause one more guest. really, him? shouldn't he be busy making stuff up? is he now making stuff up? 0k! please welcome to the stage, the president—elect donald trump! i've got to say, we are going to build a wall. it's going to be awesome and we're going to build it out of holograms so the mexicans can walk straight through it. laughter please say a huge thank you to one of the greatest impressionists, john culshaw! applause our next team are changing lives.
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welcome to the stage professor v and his team from imperial college london! we are not showing things that are... we are showing our current development. there are ups and downs in terms of getting it running together, there's definitely some nerves involved in that on the stage. we're from the bio—mechatronics laboratory at imperial. the way we look at it is, no one really knows what it is. so we get to do whatever we want. this is a robotic hand. chris is manipulating that robotic hand but he's actually using this device here, which is listening to him flexing his muscles. yes, actually listening to him. if chris was missing a hand
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or trying to manipulate things about on his own, that hand could replace his hand. you see how it's mimicking the movements of his other hand. we have a robotic arm picking up and dropping small stress balls. i dropped one on the table in the dress rehearsal, but hopefully it will go fine. we've been working a lot with people missing limbs. imagine if he was operating a robot in space. he can move his arm, have the fingers move and perform delicate operations. the us navy is looking at this to help people disarm bombs. we've looked at technology that allows you to control things through electromagnetic impulses, but you say this is listening, how does that work? if you want a quick example, when you're going to bed tonight, but your ear against your bicep. form a good seal and
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slowly flex your bicep. what you'll hear, if you form a good seal between your ear and bicep, you'll hear this rumbling sound. that's the sound of your muscle fibres vibrating when they move against one another. it produces something we can pick up. his muscle fibres are moving ever so slightly on a microscopic scale. they are picked up by that blue band he's wearing and the band is transferring the signals to operate the hand. let's move over here, and we have gotjames. james is going to play a game for us. he's sporting a nice 1970s look, apparently he's got legwarmers under his jeans! we've never really done anything like this before. we've demonstrated at exhibitions, we've been to london tech week but we've never had cameras
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pointed at us. we've never done anything live with an audience so it's quite exciting. james is actually blinking to control the mario game. you can see that on these screens in the front there. james is using just one sensor. it's picking up the muscles that move when he blinks his eyes. and in response he is playing this video game. we are looking at this, for example, if any of you have done an ice bucket challenge, we are hoping this can help als patients communicate with their computer. this summer we had a man who couldn't move or speak because he was locked in, playing a video game by blinking his eyes. that's what they are hoping to move towards. james, you are blinking good at this game, can i say! thank you very much. applause we've got chris on a bike.
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what are we looking at here? what chris is doing is with the band similar to what he wore with the arm. the chain on the bicycle is shifting in response to him twitching his arms, so he's changing gears without moving his fingers at all. a huge round of applause for our brilliant guests! professor v and his team! applause we all love furry animals, nice, fluffy furry animals. sometimes technology can be responsible for helping our feathered and furry friends out of very dire situations. please, watch this video. i have to say, i was
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a little bit cheeky there. because we were feeling what you felt during that. those of you wearing your wristbands, hold them up please. what colour are they? some very excited people over there! we are here with our emotional sensing wristbands. they measure how excited or possibly stressed you are. today we are giving them out to the audience members and they are going to be taking part in an experiment to see how excited they've got. you've worked with lady gaga and the black eyed peas. why would you do this in the context of your work, working with big performers? fans get super excited. we've toured with a lot of music
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artists and we stood side—by—side with the black eyed peas, 80,000 people really excited. you'll notice they were changing colour but that's not the only way you can tell what's going on. what have you been doing to help us show our viewers and our audience what their feelings are like? we've never tried these biometric wristbands before so it's very exciting. we've done a lot of real—time data visualisations from audience—generated feeds. you can see what we were looking at there was obviously the emotional pulses. if it's blue, you are feeling strong intense emotions, down to those of you who are emotional deserts! your wristbands would have remained white throughout. now we are going to take you to mars.
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to do that we need a couple of experts. would you please welcome from california, from nasa'sjet propulsion laboratory! victor and alex! victor, you've got some work to do over there. alex, we also need some martian astronauts. we've got three martians here. the first you'll recognise is kate. what are they seeing and what are they using on their heads to do it? right, so what they're doing is they're wearing an augmented reality device and they are seeing the most accurate 3d model of mars that's ever been made. this is the best reconstruction of mars that we can make, given the data that we have. so i think this is kate's point of view you are seeing. this isn't cgi, these are real photographic images stitched together into a 3d landscape. exactly.
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we built an entire landscape so our scientists and engineers can walk around on mars, as if they were there. why would they want to do that, is itjust a toy? it's not. the tricky thing about driving a robot on another planet is that nobody can tell us where the robot is and what the surrounding scenery looks like. whenever we take a picture, you're taking the 3d world and compressing it into 2d and you're distorting it and losing information. a round of applause for our astronauts please. applause we're going to switch to another demo and bring victor on. next we've got a video of how they are using these already in nasa. not even on earth, they're using it in space. run the video and tell us why on earth would you give hololens to astronauts because they are already there doing the cool stuff? well, spencer, nasa is trying to send astronauts further than they've ever been before. for them to do that, they have to do their work more effectively by themselves without the help of mission control. 0k, and how does it
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help them to do that? technologies like these applications we're showing you will enable them to do the procedures by themselves. giving them 3—d instruction guides, allowing them to walk around their station, and have guides walking them through the procedure. it's like a training manual when you look at a button and it says, don't press this one! exactly. 0r pull this lever. that's right. apart from on the space station, who might use this? why might we be using augmented reality when things appear in your vision in the future? there's a lot of industries using it right now, architecture, medical, automobile. the thing that's most tangible is party planning or building your own space, your own house, picking furniture and placing it in specific spots before buying anything. ok, so what we are going to do now is an augmented reality experience where our astronauts
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will be able to see us, but there will also be something in the middle of the stage. what is going to be in the middle of the stage? this is nasa's next mars rover, the 20 rover. this is the mars 2020 rover. it's not been built yet. it's only in the design stages. so they can see you, but they can see this rover in the way. you can see them, you can't see anything, so they look like a couple of loons. who would use this? right now we are using it on many of our missions, our spacecraft designers, our mechanical engineers are able to design, being able to visualise this tool before they build it. it's been an amazing tool for them to use. so i'm hearing we've got time for one more volunteer. if there's anyone else who would like to experience hololens... i have to have a go. i have to come onto the stage and have a go with the hololens. i've always wanted to look at mars!
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john! as patrick moore: my goodness. yes, it's forming well — this is inspiring me. what a very fine rover that is! surely a step closer than a man mission to mars. i think that will be very good at navigating around. however, i don't think we can park it there. it might get clamped! i don't know what to call him now! sir patrick moore...surprised to see you. john culshaw, thank you so much! also victor and alex! you keep it. applause how much fun was that? would you please welcome to the stage, james veitch! applause hi, guys. so i'm single.
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a few years ago i was on a dating website, guardian soulmates, have you heard of it? do you want to admit to that? and i was doing ok. it was all right. then i was booted off. i got an e—mail that said, dearjames, we are writing to let you know that your dating profile breached our terms and conditions, and won't be visible to other users. it's not what you think it is. profile pictures should not contain people other than yourself. and, um, i could not... this was the picture i was trying to make my profile picture. that was literally... they weren't actively hostile, so i think it was ok. i think i made them laugh. it's weird to talk about your dating life in front of people. it's not something normal people do. but i was annoyed with them for having given me the runaround. i had a bit of spare time. so what i did was i then sent them letter.
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from the duck. laughter "dear, dave, it has come to my attentionjames veitch has "been using my image without my permission!" my comedy is all about technology, really. i've always been fond of gadgets, so i think it is nice. it's fun to be chatting in the green room. i've literally no idea, i'm just saying words. but i like it and i like all the people around me being geeky. it's refreshing. one girl sent a message and said, how is he taking the picture, he's got no arms! that's your issue with this? applause thank you, james! please welcome to the stage stephen mcneil and rob shakespeare! applause so, you tour the country playing group video games.
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how on earth did that come about and why didn't i think of it? i'm lucky i got there first. about three years ago i started doing a live video game comedy show, with my partner. the idea was — up in edinburgh, the fringe festival is a long month, so we thought if we got our friends really drunk and got them to swear at each other while they play video games, we could charge scottish people to watch it. you're laughing, but that turned out to be far more successful than the jokes we'd written for five years! so, as i know this guy knows, that's now a tv show. but rob, the sexy genius in the red shirt, he was technical manager on the tv show, but also invented this technology that you've all hopefully logged into, which allows everybody to play along with us.
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either it's going to be amazing or they are going to watch me have a breakdown because it won't work. while i panic at the laptop. two men screaming or two men celebrating. and you've broken records, haven't you? rob's broken a record. a was there shouting. a proper record? we had our residency where we develop all the new stuff. rob broke the record for the number of people to play a single game of pong. it's a life wasted. but it's what he's chosen to do. but he was awesome. shall we do it? i hope so, i don't know if it's going to work! if we get no reaction, my wife was right and i am a failure. yeah. on kate's team, you're the blue team. this side, spencer, you are the red team. do that quickly if you haven't. one, two, three! let's do gaming! you should now get those buttons. you get an up and a down. i would recommend up
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for spencer's team. yes, it moves. you get a freebie. that's ok. i'd like to see the blue one move. yes, it moves! first to five points wins. you are annoyingly good at the game. i'm very excited because normally are not allowed out of the house. they hunt people playing, they will lose their minds. they are going to lose their minds, it's going to be awesome. work together. that's better. oh my goodness me, that's fast! keep playing! one more point will do it! you aren't even looking! a single point for spencer. it's a victory for the red team! mate... you guys!
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i'm exhausted! thank you so much for coming. goodbye, and get out of here! applause can you see the sweat? this is the most work i've done in a long time! what a buzz. it was brilliant! the game was quite exciting at the end! hello there, good morning. quite a widespread frost to start the day today. most of us are firmly in some really quite cold air coming down from the north. and the cold feel to things is accentuated by the northerly breeze along the eastern coast. but, elsewhere, the winds are a little bit lighter, the skies are clear, allowing temperatures to plummet away, even towns and cities around about freezing or below, rural parts in the heart of england —6 or —7 degrees. so, a really cold for most.
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maybe not quite so cold in southern cornwall, five or six here, but you don't have to go too far inland you find much lower temperatures, —1, —2 at eight o'clock in the morning, so it will be a cold start across the bulk of england and wales. maybe even a little bit of ice for some on untreated surfaces in eastern parts of england where we've seen some overnight showers. some parts of northern ireland seeing a touch of frost, and the frost will be quite widespread across northern england into most of scotland, although the northern and western isles just about escaping. now, we've still have the brisk winds into the afternoon for eastern england, and maybe still a shower or two, but most places will be fine and dry. a good deal of sunshine and light winds as well. but after that cold start, temperatures will be slow to rise. maybe only two or three degrees for northern areas, fours and fives down towards cardiff and london, but sevens and eights out towards belfast and plymouth. and then early on thursday evening the frost returns to many, but, by the end of the night, as cloud and rain and the winds picks up for the north and west of the uk, by the end of the night some frost and some fog is really confined
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to the south—eastern corner. but it will be a pretty grey day for many of us on friday. fog slow to clear in the south—eastern corner. should do eventually. all this rain piling in the north and west becomes light and patchy with some hill fog to go with that. it's a pretty grey day. that rain eventually gets down into the south—eastern corner by the afternoon. starting to turn a little bit less cold. we get up to what, 5—7 in norwich and london. but out towards the west, belfast and plymouth, ten or 11 degrees and that milder air continues to filter its way in through friday night and on into saturday. we start to see the winds coming from the atlantic. always a mild direction. and it will bring a fair bit of moisture with it, a lot of cloud and a little bit of rain to start the weekend but the rain will be light and patchy and i think many places will be fine and dry. and those temperatures are back up into double figures in the south of the uk, not too far away from that for some northern areas as well. so, not so cold to start the day on sunday but it will be another cloudy day.
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the wind still coming in from the west and temperatures will be up to, what, eight or nine degrees quite widely, tens and 11s further south and any rain i suspect will be light and patchy, so it's turning mild into the weekend, but there is going to be a lot of cloud around, not much rain but a little bit of patchy rain and drizzle. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: counting down the final days in office as congress battles over president obama's legacy. israel's prime minister calls for the pardoning of a soldier convicted of killing a wounded palestinian militant. after a large crowd of men molest women during new year celebrations — police in southern india arrest six people. and spinning his way through old age — at 105 years old this frenchman has set a new cycling record. in the final days of his
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