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irma is now heading towards florida where the state's governor has warned that all 20 million inhabitants should be prepared to evacuate. at least 58 people have died after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck off the pacific coast of mexico. the tremor was felt hundreds of miles away in mexico city. president pena nieto said a little under half of the country's population had felt the quake. the united nations is warning of an unprecedented refugee crisis in myanmar. it now says more than a 250,000 rohingya muslims have fled the country over the last fortnight. a un spokesperson said he feared as many as 1,000 rohingya may have been killed by burmese forces. tom donkin at 2am, but now on bbc news, it's time for click. this week, the women fighting for
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tech recognition. berlin in the round stoppage and attack of the swarm. it's going to be monstrous. this week, we've been to efa, the massive tech show in berlin. we'll be looking at the big launches and the cool new devices from the fair inafew the cool new devices from the fair in a few minutes and we'll also hear from the people behind them to we've noticed once again mostly men. the lack of women in tech has been well documented. it's something we run up
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against every single day working on click and it's so frustrating, it's extremely rare for us to turn up at a tech company and for of the available spokespeople to be female. it's been suggested that the lack of women in text of the building early on. kids are going back to school this week on the heels of stats from the latest exam results here in the uk showing that girls are turning away from stem subjects, that's science, technology, engineering and maths. 0nly science, technology, engineering and maths. only 20% of those who sat the computer sciences gcse exam this year we re computer sciences gcse exam this year were girls. forced gcse engineering it was 10%. —— for. someone who is fighting gender stereotypes is anne—marie. at 11 she took an a—level in computing and by 20 had graduated from oxford in maths and science. the biggest thing is the social norm and it's that
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awareness of the options you have but also the role models and the people that have gone before you but so people that have gone before you but so you think it's for dead white quys so you think it's for dead white guys for two... they are living guys in...the guys for two... they are living guys in the first programme was written by a woman but there's cou ntless written by a woman but there's countless stories of women we don't hear all who we haven't been told so that definitely plays on that social norm. anne-marie co-founded stem x, an organisation on a mission to inspire and help more women into stem careers. jews also filled a house with teenage girls from across europe and turned it into an incubator new stem ideas —— shoes also. my advice is for young goals to look for their tribe gashi is also. technology is a social thing to do —— she's also. i would love to see a female character in eastenders to move the social norm so for the
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rest of us the whole notion of a technicalfemale rest of us the whole notion of a technical female isn't something thatis technical female isn't something that is one character in the matrix or whoever it is in that bond movie, but something a little bit more mainstream fall of us. of course since i met anne—marie there has at least been one big change on screen that may hopefully influence a whole generation. maybe that should be regeneration of geeks. 0k, generation. maybe that should be regeneration of geeks. ok, now, as promised, to berlin, to europe's largest tech fair, ifa, where dan simmons has taken cover from the autumnal weather. tunnels of curved tvs lead you from hall 7218. there are 26 here at ifa, some larger than a football pitch, packed with the latest gadgets, gizmos and gardening baskets? this one also uses leds but to grow
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plants. the basket monitors and provides water and nutrients to promote growth and it's out in november. this year, robots seem to be everywhere. cute ones... this one's got eyes in the back of its head. it's got an hd projector. to ones that will help you clean the floor. it's supposed to stop if someone floor. it's supposed to stop if someone walks in front of it but if it doesn't at least you get a nice shoeshine. and this multilingual one helps you get to your gate among other things when you feed in your boarding card. both started work at seoul airport this summer hoping to impress visitors and rage, raise lg's profile ahead of february's winter olympics. smart helmets are catching on and a chinese maker showed off its new offerings for cyclists and skiers to safely stay in touch. now, you can also listen in confidence to your music as well, which is coming through speakers
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just underneath the rim of this helmet. quite smart then really. you can take phone calls in this as well, that's why they call it a helmet phone. all of that is also incorporated into this helmet, that one is available next month, this one is available next month, this one you'll have to wait until ski season gets under way because it's a proper ski helmet but with an added bonus of a push to talk button here, that means it connects to walkie—talkies as well as other helmets like this. if you're skiing with your family and friends you can co nsta ntly with your family and friends you can constantly stay in touch. smart watches haven't quite been the hit that was promised so what about an old school watch with hands with the smart screen there when you need it? the hands even get out of the way when you get a message and the idea has already raised $6 million in crowd fundraising. and sandisk has another big number on a microscale. now, this is remarkable, 400 gigabytes sd card. 0nly last year this would have looked like this.
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we've seen via's gadget for diy home improvements that can see through walls earlier this year using radio—frequency signals like radar it can also detect family people are in the room and whether they're sitting or lying down. usefulfor ca re rs sitting or lying down. usefulfor carers to detect falls. and the kit can also see through internal walls, so multiple rooms can be monitored without the need for an invasive camera. this sort of anonymous tracking could be used to smarten up our gadgets too. you can have your tv followed you around, you can have the tv turnoff when you get up and get a coffee and you can have the copy machine start making coffee when you leave your room in the morning or even direct the air conditioning or the heating to follow you around or change depending on how many people are inside the room. two new upgrades to consume 360 cameras, kodak's 4k offering is now an all in one unit
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and postproduction has been simplified with an easy—to—use slider to stick the two images together if you don't like the automatic on—board result. and instead 360's one can now stream live to facebook or youtube if you digress from its native 4k quality. it also let's you use a director's cut off what you shot to stare with friends and the clever bullet shot feature let's you go a little bit matrix. and chinese newcomer showcased its new low—cost eight kay 360 camera due out in november. to macro big phone launches here, lg's the 30, which supports superhigh reds sound files and a stunning 2-to-1 reds sound files and a stunning 2—to—1 ratio of led display and sony's latest experian model which uses the camera's autofocus function to create a 3—d model of anything. normally to do 3—d you would have to go to normally to do 3—d you would have to gotoa normally to do 3—d you would have to go to a professional studio and use
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lots of cameras but we've brought that into one camera on a smart phone, take the standard 0bj file and the possibilities are endless. with some messages out there already able to make use of these 3—d scans, perhaps they are. welcome to the week in tech. it was the week that the boston red sox we re the week that the boston red sox were found to have used an apple watch too cheated during a recent baseball game. players receive m essa 9 es baseball game. players receive messages about what kind of pitch was about to be thrown. clothes that grow as your child grows one this yea r‘s grow as your child grows one this year's james grow as your child grows one this yea r‘s james dyson grow as your child grows one this year's james dyson award for innovation. the garments asked to in the prototype stage but it claimed they will fit children aged from six months all the way up to three yea rs. months all the way up to three years. it's goodbye to the £300 juicing machine backed by google ventures and perkins but was quickly criticised for being a sign of out of touch silicon valley elites. essentially doing the same job as
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squeezing fruit with your hands. a pen like device can identify cancerous tissue in ten seconds. scientists at the university of the test out it had a 96% accuracy in finding tumours. the world's bestselling electric car, the nissan leaf, got an upgrade this week, unveiling a european range of 235 miles on a single battery charge. new self driving features like assisted parking. but tesla isn't feeling threatened just yet it seems because it's model 3 can still go further than the leaf on one battery charge. and finally the friendly plumber is no longer a plumber. in shocking news nintendo announced this week that legendary character mario is a sporty fella enjoying tennis and baseball and he once worked as a plumber. what's the future going to bring for his career i wonder? the release of both apple and
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google's ar developer kids are creating a bit of a buzz. at a time when augmented reality has been upping its game. we started out with augmented reality in books seven years ago and at the time we were using webcams and computers. now the characters that we generate with the digital ar are much richer, they're more complicated, they're are much richer, they're more complicated, they‘ re more sophisticated. the interactivity we can do with those features is much greater so as ar kids and ar core from apple and google come into play later this year will be able to be even more, it's going to be a very exciting journey. if you happen to find yourself on a roof and want to
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bejoined by a dinosaur, then this could come in handy. the best ar experiences are when the virtual object is well placed in a 3—d space and its proportions change as you move around it. here, its face is here. the ar kit is going to give the cameras on our everyday phones and tablets the capability to perceive depth better. it will do so by tracking objects in a scene through the frame using computer vision and analysis and combining it with data from its motion sensing hardware. according to google its ar kit will also estimate the light coming intoa kit will also estimate the light coming into a room so that virtual things are placed in the scene and dynamically lit. and if rumours are to be believed the upcoming iphone will feature a laser sensor to improve its spatial awareness. and
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cool improve its spatial awareness. and cool, two weeks ago released this video which shows its new depth sensing chip, showing android devices would be far behind. right now the pricing microsoft hollow lens might provide this experience for the elite few but augmented and mixed reality could be heading to the masses. that's certainly what the masses. that's certainly what the aim is with this, the $30 zapper zapper box. so, the kit consists of this google cardboard inspired headset, which of course you place your phone inside, and to increase your phone inside, and to increase your field of view while doing that there is a fisheye lens to attach. now you also got a head strap which means once that's attached you freed up means once that's attached you freed up your hands, once your hands are free you're going to be able to hold onto the two controllers so you can interact a bit more with your content and make sure you place things ina content and make sure you place things in a suitable environment in the real world, well, here are the markers. they will ensure the area is accurately mapped so virtual objects can be anchored
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appropriately. there's a rabbit. hello, a rabbit has appeared. right, must get these in my hands. just a shame i found the headset rather uncomfortable to wear. it left me with a bit of a sore nose. but if a game of golf isn't for you then maybe this is. thank you. city socials for a into the world augmented reality uses the medium to bring their cocktail menu to life. the leaf. you have a choice of what genre of art you would like in relation to what cocktail you choose so every cocktail tells a story. before seeing this in the flesh i did struggle to see the point but the detail was beautifully executed. it was created and i think i personally could have appreciated it more on a food menu. cheers. —— creative. that was lara. earlier on we spoke
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about the shortage of women in science technology engineering and maths. that extends to gaming as well. but in the realm of his sports in asia, some women are trying to buck that trend and win themselves thousands of dollars in prize money. danny has met a group of gamers in china who have given up theirjobs and made a career out of it. welcome to the world of professional gaming. this is lld, a professionalfemale a sports team based in shanghai. they are sports team based in shanghai. they u sports team based in shanghai. they are group of six game is living under the one roof, training 70 hours a week, playing legals legends. china is becoming one of the new centres of the sports world. they have overtaken both the us and korea. there are 500 million gamers here. this is eastern china and this
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is the premium female esports competition. el lg is one of the leading female teams in the country. they have travelled across china to attempt to win their first trophy. 16 teams go head—to—head in this knockout competition to take home $30,000 in prize money. but more than the money, winning an international competition would bring the team recognition. it takes thousands of hours of physical and mental dedication to become an esports professional.
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chinese men are among the highest—paid gamers on the planet. the biggest earners can make close to $2 million a year. the female competitions are few and far between. llg turned professional two yea rs between. llg turned professional two years ago but they are yet to win any prize money. the team have progressed into the second round after defeating a korean side. tomorrow is the final of the competition. they retreat for the day. it's the morning of the final and
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nerves are sitting in. this woman dropped out of high school to pursue her career in gaming, against the wishes of her family. esports players consider themselves athletes. they have trained hard to get this far. but they have already lost their first game. to take on the trophy, they must beat mg, a rival site from china. this is a do ordie rival site from china. this is a do or die moment for llg. to win this
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competition, they must come together asa team. competition, they must come together as a team. winning a major competition brings pride to the side. the esports industry in china is set to become an event at the 2022 asian games. these may be the sports stars of the future. that was danny vincent. now throughout this programme we have seen just how power will fall our smart phones are becoming and they are playing an increasing role, for
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better orfor are playing an increasing role, for better or for worse, are playing an increasing role, for better orfor worse, in are playing an increasing role, for better or for worse, in self diagnostics when it comes to our health. for example, here is an app designed to spot early signs of pancreatic cancer by using special glasses, or a special box, to test the colour of your eyes. it is to measure jaundice in adults by measuring the degree two of which the why part of the eye turns yellow jaundice can point to many different medical conditions but the one we are looking at its pancreatic cancer. the app are still in development but so far in an initial development but so far in an initial development it appeared to be about 90% as accurate as the blood tested it and this year, and advances as well in demystifying medical procedures. this scope won a design award. it allows a surgeon and those around them see exactly what is happening in 3—d while displaying
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vital statistics in an easy way. here, for example, the patient‘s bloodflow level in each main is easily displayed. but was this 3—d bya easily displayed. but was this 3—d by a printer that won busy‘s gold design award. this software was created to make it easier for clinical staff to design their own vascular structures and other cell tissue which can then be printed to order. it also offers a more complicated mini organs so companies can avoid testing products on animals and get a true human result. liver tissue, these small mini livers can convert toxic substances into non—toxic. this is one key aspect of the liver and we can do this in the lab. but do not get to carried away. alex reckons a full—size working human organ is still ten or 20 years away. one day
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we may have the strangest things swimming through our bodies. don't worry, it would be these. but it could be millions of tiny nano robots swarm in a similar way to these prototypes. at bristol robotics lab, scientists are trying to work out how in the future we could treat cancer using i/0 engineered nano particles. those of the tiny green dots you can see here. they might fight the bad cells ina tumour, here. they might fight the bad cells in a tumour, the red dots, by forming a trail to the problem area, targeting the infected tissue and delivering drugs directly to it. so how do you control millions of nano robots to do such a complex task? well, the answer lies in nature. this is swarm behaviour at its best. doctors adina howard and her team are harnessing the laws of nature
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and applying them to robotics. are harnessing the laws of nature and applying them to roboticsm are harnessing the laws of nature and applying them to robotics. it is fascinating because each one of these robots is following a simple set of rules and only looking at the local environment. and the effect of all of the robots working together gives you these beautiful conflicts figures. it is easy to programme robots to follow simple rules and they would certainly reduce some sort of swarm. but sabena is trying to do it the other way around. she knows what complex swarm patterns that she wants and she needs to find the simple rules that produce them. either we use bio inspiration, from nature, or we use machine learning where we do it automatically. 0r nature, or we use machine learning where we do it automatically. or we crowd sourced. sometimes we ask that crowd sourced. sometimes we ask that crowd to help us. as well is trying to reverse engineer nature, doctor sabine howard has also developed tools to help programme and activate so many robots in one go. nothing to
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worry about. you saved the universe. 0h, these have come to life. hang on. that is all from us for now. we are on facebook and twitter. hopefully i will see you next week. assuming this swarm turned out to be friendly, that is. i'm a celebrity! get me out of here! hello, there. the weather is set to remain in a pretty unsettled theme through this weekend, all thanks to low pressure nearby. this is the picture as we start the weekend. an area of low pressure across the north sea. fairly tightly packed isobars
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across western parts of the uk, meaning quite windy here, even throughout the night and first thing saturday morning. most showers will affect western coastal areas. further east, lengthier dry interludes. 0n the cool side, 10—11 in towns. a little bit lower than that in rural areas. we start saturday on a fine note for some, with sunshine. plenty of showers in northern and western scotland and towards northern ireland. those showers affecting the north—west of england, northern and western wales and the south—west of england. i think the midlands eastwards tending to start dry, with sunshine. temperatures around 12—13 degrees at 9am. but it won't be long before showers across western areas begin to migrate eastwards through the day. across central, southern and eastern areas, some could be heavy, with hail and thunder mixed in. slow moving as well here. further west, the showers are blown through quickly on a strong breeze. if anything conditions settle down in scotland, especially through the central belt. temperature wise, 16—19.
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nothing that special, but not bad in the sunshine. through saturday night the high pressure builds in. it turns drier, with lengthy clear spells, but it will be chilly. another system makes inroads across scotland, northern ireland initially, with strengthening winds. central, southern and eastern areas starting chilly, a little bit of mist and fog around, especially eastern england. that will clear away. then an increasing breeze, outbreaks of wind, begins to push eastwards. it doesn't really reached the far south—east until after dark. so a day where conditions go downhill. 14—19 — temperatures nothing that great. this weekend it really will feel quite cool for the time of year. windy too and there will be some rain or showers, some of them heavy. beyond the weekend, it stays unsettled. this is the area of low pressure which will move through. it will still be with us on monday. very tightly packed isobars means it will be gale force winds, even severe gales across the south—west. plenty of showers rattling through. there will be sunshine in between,
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though it will still remain on the cool side. this is bbc world news. i'm tom donkin. our top stories: hurricane irma continues to cut a path of devastation across the caribbean. lives and homes now lie in ruins. the hurricane's now heading towards florida. the governor there warns that time is running out for millions of residents to move to safety. the strongest earthquake in a century strikes off the southern coast of mexico. at least 58 people are dead. and as the un warns of an unprecedented refugee crisis in myanmar, hundreds of thousands of rohingya muslims continue to flee the country.
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