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. everybody were paid to sir bruce. everybody missed dearly. what a routine. he would have loved that. our thoughts are with his dear wife winnie, his children, grandchildren and great—grandchildren, and everyone, i mean everyone at strictly, is thinking of you. he was a legend to so many people but to us he was brucie and his hard work and dedication and professionalism helped to make the show what it is today. to put it in his own words, didn't he do well? the beth in a minute, but let me tell you, irma is currently hitting the lower florida keys rite now —— the lower florida keys rite now —— the weather in a minute. it's a category 4 storm now, about 15 miles south—east of key west,
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winds of around 130mph. let us look at the weather here now from louise. a showery afternoon for many today. the showers merging together across scotland and northern ireland for longer spells of rain. some of them heavy, with hail and thunder and a squally wind circulating around. light and patchy for the south and east. it may stay dry in london until after dark. but the rain and the winds will strengthen through the night, gusting to gale force close to the bristol channel. plenty of frequent showers being driven in by those blustery winds across those west facing coasts. 9—13 degrees greeting us on monday morning. but it's a showery start to our working week. some showers heavy and thundery. dodge the showers, you will see a bit of sunshine but it's not going to feel particularly warm. 13—19 degrees at the very best. a brief lull in proceedings, proceedings perhaps on tuesday, but not long before we see another spell of wet and very windy weather arriving tuesday night into the early hours
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of wednesday morning. hello, this is bbc news with me ben brown. the headlines at 12.30. hurricane force winds have begun smashing into southern florida as irma approaches. it's expected to make landfall in a matter of hours. more than six million people have been ordered to leave their homes. the storm is moving slowly away from cuba after causing significant damage to the county's north coast. across the caribbean, at least 25 people have died, including five in the british virgin islands. in mexico at least 90 people are now known to have been killed by thursday's 8.1 magnitude earthquake, the strongest the country has seen in a century. now on bbc news, it's time for click.
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this week, the women fighting for tech recognition. berlin in the round. and attack of the swarm. it's going to be monstrous. this week, we've been to ifa, the massive tech show in berlin. we'll be looking at the big launches and the cool new devices from the fair in a few minutes, and we'll also hear from the people behind them, who, we've noticed are once again mostly men. the lack of women in tech has been well documented and it's something
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we run up 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 any of the available spokespeople to be female. it's been suggested that the lack of women in tech starts developing 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. only 20% of those who sat the computer sciences gcse exam this year were girls. for gcse engineering it was 10%. someone who is fighting gender stereotypes is anne—marie imafidon. at 11 years old she took an a—level in computing and by 20 had graduated from oxford in maths and science. so the biggest thing is the social
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norm and it's that awareness of the options that you have, but also the role models and the people that have gone before you. and so you think that maybe it is just for dead white guys to do, and of course there are loads of living guys that are working in science and technology, but also loads of dead women that have created things like wi—fi and bluetooth, of course famously hedy lamarr, the first programme was written by ada lovelace. but there are countless women whose stories we don't here and who we haven't been told. and so that definitely plays on that social norm. anne—marie co—founded stemettes, an organisation on a mission to inspire and help more women into stem careers. she's also filled a house with teenage girls from across europe and turned it into an incubator to foster new stem ideas. my advice for young girls is to look for your tribe and look for groups you can plug into and get involved in. technology is such a social thing to do, you rarely work on your own. i'd love to see a technical female
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character in eastenders or something like that to move the social norm just a little bit so that for the rest of us that whole notion of there being a technical female is something that's notjust that one character in the matrix or whoever it is in that bond movie, but it's something a little bit more mainstream for all 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. 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 70 to 80. 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 plants.
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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 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 it your boarding card. both started work at seoul airport this summer hoping to impress visitors and raise lg's profile ahead of february's winter olympics. smart helmets are catching on and a chinese maker lival 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,
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which is coming through speakers 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. now, that one‘s 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. so if you're skiing 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. the idea has already raised $6 million in crowd fundraising. and sandisk has another big
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number on a microscale. now, this is remarkable, aoogb sd card. only last year this would have looked like this. we've seen vayyar‘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 like radar it can also detect how many people are in the room and whether they're sitting or lying down. useful for 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 follow you around, you can have the tv turn off when you get up and get a coffee and you can have the coffee 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 to change in accordance to how many people
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are inside the room. two new upgrades to consumer 360 cameras. kodak's 4k offering is now an all—in—one unit. 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 insta360‘s one can now stream live to facebook or youtube if you down—res from its native 4k quality. it also let's you use a director's cut of what you've shot to share with friends and the clever bullet shot feature let's you go a little bit matrix. and chinese newcomer detu showcased its new low—cost 8k 360 cam, due out in november. twobig phone launches here, lg's v30, which supports super high—res sound files at a stunning 2—to—1 ratio oled display and sony's latest xperia 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 a professional studio
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and use lots of cameras but we've brought that into one camera on a smart phone. take that standard obj file and basically the possibilities are endless. with some messaging apps 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 were found to have used an apple watch to cheated during a recent baseball game. an apple watch to cheat during a recent baseball game. players received messages about what kind of pitch was about to be thrown. clothes that grow as your child grows won this year's james dyson award for innovation. the garments are still in the prototype stage but it claimed they will fit children aged from six months all the way up to three years.
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it's goodbye to thejuicero. the £300 juicing machine backed by google ventures and kleiner perkins but was quickly criticised for being a sign of out of touch silicon valley elites. essentially doing the same job as squeezing fruit with your hands. a pen—like device can identify cancerous tissue in ten seconds. scientists at the university of texas found 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 and new self—driving features like assisted parking. but tesla isn't feeling threatened just yet it seems because it says its 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 did once work as a plumber. what's the future going to bring for his career i wonder? there's one over there. where are they?
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i thought we were in a safe place! oh, no! the release of both apple and google‘s ar developer kits 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 more sophisticated. the interactivity we can do with those features is much greater so as arkit and arcore from apple and google come into play later this year, we'll be able to be even more, it's going to be a very exciting journey.
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if you happen to find yourself on a roof and want to be joined 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 arkit 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 arkit 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 oualcomm two weeks
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agcoolo released this video ago released this video which shows its new depth sensing chip, suggesting android devices would be far behind. right now, the pricey microsoft hololens might provide this sort of experience for the elite few, but augmented and mixed reality could be heading to the masses. that's certainly what the aim is with this, the $30 zapper zapbox. so, the kit consists of this google ca rdboa rd—inspired headset, which of course you place your phone inside, and to increase yourfield of view while doing that there is a fisheye lens to attach. now, you've also got a head strap which 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 to make sure you place things in a suitable environment in the real world, well, here are the markers.
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they'll ensure the area is accurately mapped so virtual objects can be anchored 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 social‘s foray into the world augmented reality uses the medium to bring their cocktail menu to life. lovely. 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 creative and i think i personally could have appreciated it more on a food menu. that was lara.
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earlier on, we spoke about the shortage of women in science, technology engineering and maths. that extends to gaming as well. but in the realm of esports in asia, some women are trying to buck that trend and win themselves thousands of dollars in prize money. danny vincent 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. this is llg, a professionalfemale a sports team based in shanghai. they are group of six gamers living under the one roof, training 70 hours a week, playing league of legends. china is becoming one of the new centres of the esports world. they have overtaken both the us and korea. there are 500 million gamers here.
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this is eastern china and this is the premium female esports competition. llg 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
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to become an esports professional. 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 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 nerves are sitting in.
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it's the morning of the final and nerves are setting in. this woman dropped out of high school to pursue her career in gaming, against the wishes of herfamily. esports players consider themselves athletes. they have trained hard to get this far. but they have already lost their first game. to take home the trophy, they must beat mg, a rival side from china. this is a do or die moment for llg.
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to win this 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 powerful our smartphones are becoming and they are playing an increasing role, for better orfor worse,
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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 to which the white 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 is still in development but so far in an initial development it appeared to be about 90% as accurate as the blood tests. 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 vital statistics in an easy way. here, for example, the patient‘s
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bloodflow level in each vein is easily displayed. but was this 3—d by a printer that won the 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 too carried away. alex reckons a full—size working human organ is still ten or 20 years away.
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one day we may have the strangest things swimming through our bodies. don't worry, it won't 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 bio—engineered nanoparticles. those are the tiny green dots you can see 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. doctor sabine howard and her team are harnessing the laws of nature and applying them to robotics.
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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 swarm figures. it is easy to programme robots to follow simple rules and they would certainly reduce some sort of swarm. but sabine 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. oi’ we crowdsource. sometimes we ask the crowd to help us. as well as trying to reverse—engineer nature, dr sabine howard has also developed tools to help programme and activate so many robots in one go. nothing to worry about.
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you saved the universe. oh, 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 turns out to be friendly, that is. i'm a celebrity! get me out of here! a showery afternoon for many today. the showers merging together across scotland and northern ireland for longer spells of rain. some of them heavy, with hail and thunder and a squally wind circulating around.
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light and patchy for the south and east. it may stay dry in london until after dark. but the rain and the winds will strengthen through the night, gusting to gale force close to the bristol channel. plenty of frequent showers being driven in by those blustery winds across those west facing coasts. 9—13 degrees greeting us on monday morning. but it's a showery start to our working week. some showers heavy and thundery. dodge the showers, you will see a bit of sunshine but it's not going to feel particularly warm. 13—19 degrees at the very best. a brief lull in proceedings, proceedings perhaps on tuesday, but not long before we see another spell of wet and very windy weather arriving tuesday night into the early hours of wednesday morning. this is bbc news. the headlines at 1pm: hurricane irma strengthens as it closes in on florida — where it is expected to hit the mainland in a matter of hours. over six million people have been ordered to leave their homes.
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property is replaceable but lives are not, and safety has to come first. don't worry about it, just get out of its way. this is a massive song that will span the entire florida peninsula. in miami, we will see an increase in tornadoes, hurricane force winds, thatis tornadoes, hurricane force winds, that is a real threat. overnight cuba has been battered — there's been significant damage as winds of up to 150 miles per hour hit the country's north coast. at least 25 people have died across the caribbean, including five on the british virgin islands, where a major relief effort is getting under way.
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