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BBC News
Sep 9, 2017 12:30pm BST
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. 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. 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 to become an esports professional. chinese men are among the highest—paid gamers on the planet. the biggest earners can make close to $2 millio
BBC News
Dec 27, 2016 6:30am GMT
built. in china, the government is investing heavily in science and they've decided it's time for their own record—breaker, a radio telescope that's half a kilometre across. hidden in the remote mountains of south—west china, a new giant of science. this is the largest radio telescope ever built. earlier this year, as it neared completion, i was given rare access and a chance for a view unlike any other. it's only when you get up close that you really get a sense of this things scale. it's simply colossal. bigger is better when it comes to astronomy. the larger the dish, the more signals can be collected from space, helping us to see deeper into the universe than ever before. in china, astronomy, we are far behind the world. i think it is time for us to build something in china and used by a lot of chinese users, and also welcome the international users. the telescope works by listening to radio waves emitted from the cosmos. the dish is so big it will reveal the first stars and galaxies and even hunt for signs of extraterrestrial life. building it has taken the chinese just f
BBC News
Nov 12, 2017 12:30pm GMT
rabbit, space turtle! welcome to china, to shenzhen. believe it or not, this place was once a small fishing village. yeah... not any more. now, it's a mega—city of nearly 20 million people. it's most famous for creating consumer electronics, often imitations of premium brands. but as china has opened its doors to international trade in the last decade, it has undergone a transformation, making strides toward becoming a global power and moving away from that image of being a simple manufacturer of goods, fake or otherwise, to one of innovation, especially of tech. "made in china" is fast becoming "designed in china". next week, we'll visit some of the companies that call shenzhen home, but this week, we are meeting this guy. this is little cloud, and recently, he's gone where no turtle has gone before. he's just completed a test flight of a journey that one day might take humans to near space. this is kuang—chi's traveller project. we have seen this kind of stratospheric helium project before. we visited worldview in the us back in february to see their enormous inflatable. i thi
BBC News
Dec 31, 2016 3:30am GMT
marvel now that spans two mountains in china. dan simmons went to the oldest national park in china. tucked away on the edge of this world heritage site, someone has decided to build a bridge from the middle of nowhere to the middle of nowhere. unlike me, they hope, the thousands of visitors who will come here will not be too scared to look down. 300 metres through the highest glass walkway in the world. these are the final days of construction for this three—year project, more than 300 engineers have worked through all weather conditions to build what is also the longest glass—bottomed bridge
BBC News
Jan 21, 2017 1:30am GMT
which the us is boldly striding into the future, but china is certainly one of them. with an economy that is doubling in size every decade, china is in a hurry. but unlike america, often that progress is built literally on top of some amazing history — railroading through plans for new—builds without pausing to preserve the past. dan simmons has been to shanghai to meet the city's professor of preservation. i found this problem, they destroyed these older buildings, so i warned them, you can't do it. but i think they don't understand the value of these buildings, so after that i just gave the information to the newspaper. the professor is unusual for china in that he's not afraid to speak out against plans to destroy some of the country's finest architectural heritage. oh, wow! what a mess! do you know why they've pulled down heritage buildings like this? i think the reason is they think these buildings are not safe and not comfortable for people who live here, so the government may be want to do some good thing, but in the wrong way. what used to be here looks like that building
BBC News
Dec 25, 2016 3:30pm GMT
and to another engineering marvel now that spans two mountains in china. dan simmons went to the oldest national park in china. tucked away on the edge of this world heritage site, someone has decided to build a bridge from the middle of nowhere to the middle of nowhere. unlike me, they hope the thousands of visitors that will come here will not be too scared to look down. 300 metres through the highest glass walkway in the world. these are the final days of construction for this three—year project. more than 300 engineers have worked through all weather conditions to build what is also the longest glass—bottomed bridge in the world. a breathtaking 430 metres. crossing the chinese grand canyon. the walkway itself is just 60 centimetres thick, so the challenge to keep everything stable has required some fresh thinking. 70 glass balls are to be positioned on springs along the walkway. they've been designed to move to counter any swaying. these curved railings will persuade up to 800 visitors to keep changing direction. 0ffsetting the resonance caused by hundreds walking at a co
BBC News
Apr 14, 2017 9:30pm BST
nuclear test as soon as this weekend. china has warned that tensions on the korean peninsula are increasing and conflict could break out at any moment. funeral prayers have been held in pakistan for a university student, who was killed by a mob after being accused of sharing blasphemous content on social media. he was beaten with planks. a young british woman stabbed to death on a tram in jerusalem has been named as hannah blandon. two others were injured. that is it from me. kate will be here at 10.00, but first of all it is time for click. we are now more surveilled than we have ever been. cities are covered in cctv cameras. authorities are gathering data on its citizens. it would be all too easy to confuse the real world with a sci—fi dystopia. mr marks, my mandate of the district of columbia pre—crime division. i'm placing you under arrest for the future murder of sarah marks and donald dubin, that was due to take place today, april 22, at 0800 hrs and four minutes. no, i didn't do anything. in the movie minority report, the pre—crimes unit race to arrest would—be off
BBC News
Dec 25, 2016 11:45pm GMT
singles around the world and concrete china, becoming the first western band performing there. george michael leitch fame but never became used to it. to be a part of people 's leitch fame but never became used to it. to be a part of people '5 lives, thatis it. to be a part of people '5 lives, that is what a dream of and what i rate fall for. but my god, i wish i could cope with the other stuff the way other people do. that i had been born with that particular suit of armour because i born with that particular suit of armour because i was born with that particular suit of armour because i was not. as his career plan, he hit the headlines for other reasons. he was stopped for a series of traffic offences leading to a spell in jail. he was cautioned and fined for drug possession and receive treatment for addiction. in 2011, he suffered a life—threatening bout of pneumonia while on tour in austria. police said his death was unexplained but not suspicious. his family said he died peacefully at home. they called ina died peacefully at home. they called in a beloved son, rather and friend
BBC News
Aug 12, 2017 3:30am BST
before you can leave. in china, which is home to several unmanned stores like this one, you need your face to get in the front door in the first place. like barclaycard's grab and go, customers scan items using their phones, and they can even heat up their grub in the microwave inside. speaking of heating things up, a similar chinese idea, bingo box, ran into problems when one of its glass clad stores began to overheat. now, as it was unmanned, it wasn't until customers began to complain that the sweltering temperatures were ruining the food inside that the shop was shut down. it is now back up and running, and everything is cool. so it's not all plain sailing for these souped—up shops, and it will be a while before we buy our weekly groceries in the store without some form of human interaction or intervention. but, as our patience wears increasingly thin in this age of grabbing and going, it's no surprise that bingo box plans to open 5,000 more stores in the coming year. premier league football starts again this weekend, which i'm reliably informed is important to some people. seri
BBC News
Jul 16, 2017 4:30am BST
. the largely silent crowd walked to china's representative office in the territory to show their support for mr liu, who died on thursday. now on bbc news, time for click. this week... the cyborgs are coming, the eyeborgs are watching, the bar staff are serving and lara photographs a banana! this is adam jensen, star of the video game deus ex: human revolution. set in 2027, the poor chap has to undergo extensive cybernetic modifications after being severely injured. well, just ten years before those events might occur, that plot line doesn't seem that far off. for years now, people have been body—hacking, giving themselves extra abilities. and as our understanding of robotics has advanced, so has our creativity. meet rob spence. like the cyborg in the video game, he too has a bionic eye. it doesn't have terminator vision like this, yet, but it does record video. inside a prosthetic eye, which is an odd shape, they're not a sphere, a prosthetic eye, they're actually like a very thick contact lens. inside that is a battery, a video camera and a video transmitter, all attached to
BBC News
Aug 6, 2017 12:30pm BST
trump welcomes china and russia's backing for new un sanctions against north korea. the us ambassador said it was "the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation". a review into the cost of energy is dismissed as "cold comfort" by consumer groups, who say households are already paying too much. one man's died and two are missing after a boat sank in the english channel, off the coast of shoreham, in west sussex. a rescue operation is under way. a fourth man has been taken to hospital. lib dem leader, sir vince cable, criticises elderly brexit supporters for — in his words — "comprehensively shafting" young people in the uk. now on bbc news, it's time for click. this week: the sun is the star, as it defeats ice cream... powers roads... and dazzles geeks. take them off guys, you're indoors. they're ugly. huge. and they ruin the landscape. but we do kind of need them to get from a to b. but sometimes a road can be more than just a road. and that's the idea behind a french government backed initiative using the massive space given over to the transport network to a
BBC News
Sep 28, 2017 3:30am BST
payment. face recognition could be coming to shops. in china, alibaba recently premiered their smile to pay system at a kfc store. unlike our passports, pin codes or passwords, our faces are on public display pretty much all of the time. and that makes it possible for the authorities, or anyone else, to automatically identify us in any public space — something you may not be surprised to hear they are quite interested in doing. dan simmons has been looking at the preparations made by several governments. to start, you've been to germany? yes, it seems we could be moving towards a biometric cctv sort of state. and one of the places where it is first happening, which may surprise you, is in berlin. catching a train in the german capital today means you might be caught on cctv, perhaps while stamping your paper ticket. neither system automatically tracks your movements, at the very least that requires human intervention. but arrive at sudkreuz, in the south of the city, your face will be scanned and analysed by computers. the testing of facial recognition systems began here last month
BBC News
Aug 20, 2017 4:30am BST
diagnosed and their survival rate is 80%. but most of the asian countries, if you look in china and so on, they are coming in in advanced stages and in advanced stages there is less ways to treat them, either chemotherapy 01’ to treat them, either chemotherapy or radio therapy. and in this case, the survival rate will be less. mammogram devices are, of course expensive, and taking one, plus a skilled operator to remote areas, is impractical. doctor katkiss hospital is one of those using ibreastexam, which works in a very different way. instead of using x—rays like mammograms do, it has 16 sensors that vibrate and collect pressure data as it's moved around the breast. any tumours, which are stiffer than normal tissue, will register on the accompanying app and any areas of concern can then be referred for further examination. it's this portability that grab the attention of the minister for medical education, who's helped to fund the breast exam programme. translation: on the government level we have installed these machines in all the medical colleges for women to come and get ch
BBC News
Apr 27, 2017 3:30am BST
missile programmes. it wants china to agree to do the same. a bbc investigation has revealed the scale of organ trafficking in egypt, with thousands of illegal operations each year. venezuela has announced it will withdraw from the organisation of american states, accusing the regional group of interfering in its internal affairs. there've been more demonstrations for early elections. at least 20 people have died in protests since march. tributes have been flowing for the oscar—winning film—maker, jonathan demme, who's died aged 73. he was probably best known for directing the silence of the lambs but also made the ground—breaking aids drama philadelphia. it's time now for click. this week — how to stare at your phone and change the world. strawberries in a massive box. and fancy working in an enormous train station? i don't know if you've noticed, but there seems to have been a lot of election talk of late. this week, click is taking a trip to paris where, this weekend, the french take to the polls in the first round of their presidential election. and curiously, from a techno
BBC News
Apr 15, 2017 12:30pm BST
o'brien. selby lifted the trophy for the second time last year with victory over china's ding junhul o'brien came through qualifying with a final—frame win over david gilbert, which included the longest frame played in professional snooker history — two hours, three minutes and 41 seconds. you can see there, selby is 5—0 up. on the other table there's an all scottish tie between anthony mcgill and stephen maguire. maguire has just taken the lead in that match 3—2. super—lightweight champion ricky burns will look to retain his world title tonight against unbeaten julius indongo in glasgow. burns is already, the first scottish boxer, to have won world titles, at three different weights. a warning — there is some flash photography coming up. for me this is the biggest fight of my career. unification fights have been talked about for so long. super feather and lightweight. i superfeather and lightweight. i am very excited and i am very excited, with the crowd that will be coming along. now on bbc news, it's click. this week, fighting crime before it happens. and keeping warm
BBC News
Jul 9, 2017 4:30am BST
look at the difference between the north and the south. just look how much c02 is covering china and the united states. if, indeed, that's what i'm looking at, because you really can't see all the c02. this work was created by the uk's met office and the natural environment research council. the scientists mashed up historical weather data with information coming from all sorts of modern sensors, including things like air—traffic data, to try and predict the world's climate in the future. they're wanting to see how all different components that affect the climate zone — the oceans, the atmosphere, the land and ice — how that all interacts. and really, the met office and also the natural environment research council and their research centres can kind off give messages about what's likely to happen and, therefore, what likely changes we're going to need to keep to a safe level of global warming above two degrees. but pollution comes in many forms. if you live in a big city, for example, i'm sure you would count the noise and congestion as just as harmful to your health as the ai
BBC News
Jul 30, 2017 12:30pm BST
trump says china isn't doing enough to halt the weapons programme of its ally, north korea. he made the comments on twitter after pyongyang test—fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile in a month. from seoul, our correspondent, karen allen, sent this report. us bombers dominated the sky as tensions mount over the korean peninsula, escorted by fighterjets, as part of a drill, it was seen asa
BBC News
Aug 5, 2017 1:30am BST
week — the very ones that would allow users to circumvent china's great firewall. big claims come with the box, but silent circle is being secret squirrel about how they work. what is government grade encryption, exactly? no answer. and will its estimated $500 plus price tag be justified by the claim it's completely snoop free? we have specifically designed a device to not allow anyone in the outside world, or our company, to access any of the data or box itself. 0ur response to any government inquiry is to push it back to the end user. after the exclusive reveal to click, was our security man scott buying in? it offers the same level of security as any vpn provider in that from you to the vpn end point you are secure. as the provider, though, the service provider, they have the ability to inspect and monitor your traffic. so they do. they can intercept it? yes, they are the service provider, they have to be able to see the traffic because they're handling it and routing it. it would be down to them to choose not to do that and respect their customer's privacy. which, for a firm l
BBC News
Jul 1, 2017 3:30am BST
sworn in by china's president xi jinping, she is the first woman to hold hong kong's top post. and the chinese and hong kong flags have been raised in a ceremony to commemorate 20 years of chinese rule in the former british territory. the leader of the local authority in west london where at least 80 people died in a huge fire in a tower block earlier this month has resigned. nicholas paget—brown stood down for its response to the disaster. a coroner has ruled that seven men, who drowned at camber sands in east sussex last summer, died because of misadventure. relatives of some of the victims have been asking why no lifeguards were on the beach. but the coroner said they might still have drowned even if there had been lifeguards. coming up in ten minutes‘ time, newswatch, but first on bbc news, click. this is salad, grown the old —fashioned way. you know, in shipping containers, under led lights, without soil, in an optimised water and nutrient mix. as farmer spock called it, good old hydroponics. in all seriousness, it's been suggested that the type of intense farming going on h
BBC News
Jun 3, 2017 3:30am BST
leaders to decide whether to sit down and negotiate a new deal. however, china, india and the eu have recommitted to the original agreement. the new leader of the biggest party in ireland's coalition government, fine gael, is leo varadkar — the son of an indian immigrant who is ireland's first openly gay minister. aged 38, he is set to become ireland's youngest prime minister in a few weeks‘ time. coming up shortly on bbc news, we will have new swatch but first it is time for click. —— news watch. summer is on the way and, well, it wouldn't be a british summer without a visit to a good old fashioned festival. no, not that one. much better. known as the town of books, hay—on—wye, in wales, is the location of the hay festival. it's a literary mecca, an annual gathering of artists, authors, daleks and, yep, even royals. it's even been called the woodstock of the mind by none other than former us president bill clinton. this year it's the 30th hay festival and the line—up is pretty stellar. well, for the second year in a row, we've been invited to share some of our favourite
BBC News
Jul 15, 2017 3:30am BST
call the camera module people in china. this is how you begin these things. it's very small, it's very challenging. we in fact used analogue technology. it does visual dropouts, which is the visual language of all video from the future, including princess leia asking for 0bi—wan‘s help. exactly — the future is analogue! yeah! since the initial prototype, rob and his engineers have gone through several upgrades. he now has one eye that glows red when it films and another camera eye that looks a bit more normal. i get calls from and emails from moms whose kid hasjust lost an eye, because it's some sort of fun thing to show a kid this maniac running around on videos and glowing red eye cameras and stuff. it's fun for them to look at that. they're now looking working on ways to transfer the technology to other people's prosthetic eyes. we're doing 3d scans of those now and then that creates a space that you can take into software to map on the technology that we're increasingly able to reproduce. some people golf, i like to make fake eye cameras and, you know, film things with it. ac
BBC News
Jul 6, 2017 3:30am BST
test. the us wants new un sanctions but says it's prepared to use military force. china and russia have called for restraint and dialogue. leaders of the 620 countries are to hold more talks in poland. government supporters in venezuela, some of them armed, have been blocking legislators from leaving the national congress in caracas. during a special session to mark the country's independence day, they burst into the building's interior gardens and attacked several members of congress. heavy rain and overflowing rivers in the southern japan have forced almost 400,000 people to leave their homes. emergency teams are trying to help people trapped by flood waters and search for people reported missing. forecasters have warned that the rain will continue through thursday. now on bbc news, it's time for click. this week... food, glorious food. fake kippers and burgers. we are in the mood for pink herbs and green motors. this is salad, grown the old —fashioned way. you know, in shipping containers, under led lights, without soil, in an optimised water and nutrient mix. as farmer spock
BBC News
Jun 25, 2017 4:30am BST
within a week. rescuers in china have been using bulldozers and diggers to try to find survivors of the huge landslide in sichuan province. more than 100 people are missing and at least 60 homes were covered by mud and debris after days of heavy rain triggered the collapse of a mountainside. 3a high—rise buildings around england have failed fire safety tests. the blocks, in 17 local authority areas, were the first to undergo urgent checks. it's believed the type of cladding used on the grenfell block caused the blaze to spread rapidly. those are the latest headlines. now on bbc news, it's click. this week... driving arizona. teaching tanzania. and clowning in california. la la la los angeles. a city of many sights. there is the movies. the beaches. the high life. and in between each of them... ..a lot of this. with hardly any rail alternative, the traffic here drives the locals to distraction. it's led some of the bigger thinkers to suggest radical alternatives. electric car and space travel guru elon musk has even started digging a tunnel. he envisions an asimovian network of car
BBC News
Apr 22, 2017 12:30pm BST
joint call on china to impose economic sanctions. it is self—evident that china has the opportunity and we see the responsibility to bring pressure to bear on north korea to stop this reckless and dangerous project today on which they have embarked. the fate of hundreds of refugees was also on the agenda. the agreement for america to resettle those from australia's refugees. the united states intends to honour the agreement, subject to the results of the vetting process that now applies to all refugees considered for admission to the united states of america. the vice president will leave australia knowing he is likely to retain their support, whatever the next few months will bring. it looks lovely there. let's see what the prospects are for the week ahead. it's going to be increasingly chilly, so make the most of the weekend. 0ne showers across eastern and south—eastern england, a rather cloudy story for northern ireland and wintry showers across parts of northern scotland, when it will be cold. 5 degrees and shetland, but 15 in london and the south. share this evening, although
BBC News
Apr 30, 2017 3:30pm BST
presidency, donald trump claims china is helping him deal with north korea's nuclear programme. the president of china, i believe has been putting pressure on them also, but so far perhaps nothing has happened or perhaps it has. counter—terrorism detectives have arrested a woman who was shot during a raid in north london on thursday. mercedes driver valtteri bottas holds off a late charge
BBC News
Apr 1, 2017 1:30am BST
, michael flynn. and we have a special report from china, as the country brings to an end centuries of ivory trading.
BBC News
May 21, 2017 3:30pm BST
, china, and australia have all been victims. but the deadliest toll has been exacted on the innocent people of arab, muslim, and the middle eastern nations. they have bore the brunt of the killings at the worst of the destruction in this wave of fanatical violence. some estimates say that more than 95% of the victims of terrorism are themselves muslim. we now face a humanitarian and security disaster in this region that is spreading across the planet. it is a tragedy of epic proportions. no description of epic proportions. no description of the suffering and depravity can begin to capture its full measure. if you look at what is happening, al-qaeda, hezbollah, hamas, and so many others must be counted. not only in the number of dead, it almost must be counted in generations of vanished dreams. the middle east is rich with natural beauty. it has massive amounts of historic treasures. it should increasingly become one of the great global centres of commerce and opportunity. this region should not bea opportunity. this region should not be a place from which refugees flee, but to which
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