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this is bbc news. the headlines: the us senate has over—ridden donald trump's presidential veto for the first time, just weeks before he leaves office. the republican—controlled senate voted overwhelmingly to approve a defence bill mr trump had blocked. the legislation restricts his powers as commander—in—chief and is seen as a rebuke to the president. the united states has now recorded more than 20 million cases of covid—19, doubling the number in less than two months. johns hopkins university says nearly 350,000 americans have died with the virus. vaccination is continuing, with more than three million people said to have received jabs research confirms the new coronavirus variant discovered in the uk has a much quicker rate of transmission. scientists say the variant, now identified in 18 countries around the world, is the "most serious change in the virus since the epidemic began" and
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affects more of the under 20s. now on bbc news, click celebrates over 20 years and 1000 episodes in front of a live virtual audience and looks back at some of our favourite moments. we've been live in the uk, in india and around the world and this year, we went live in your living room. joined by click fa ns a cross living room. joined by click fans across the globe and masterminded by a director and his assistant. keep the cat. i thought i prepared for everything but not... not for the cut. —— not for the cat. hello! real people! forthe
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first people i've seen in nine months! 0h first people i've seen in nine months! oh my goodness! people! hello! lara lewington! hello! normally at this time of year we like to look back at our best bits from the last 12 months but at some point it became obvious no—one wants to look back at 2020 ever so we will not look back at 2020 because unfortunately this is the year that click turned 20 welcome to bbc news. i'm lewis vaughan jones. so we the year that click turned 20 so we thought we would look our top stories: back at some of our favourite moments ever. lara, of all of the places that you have got to the us senate over—rides 90, donald trump's presidential the places that you have got to go, can you say one place that veto for the first time, just really sticks out? is it weeks before he leaves office. possible to have one place? yes, it's difficult but it has more than 20 million to be my trip to norway. we did coronavirus cases now recorded in the us. a sustainability special and i with over 350,000 deaths, think this shoot is something the country has the highest that will really stick with me numbers in the world. for ever. we went out on the fjords with an underwater drone scientists confirm the new variant of the coronavirus first identified in the uk and you were there in a boat on is the "most serious change the fjords with the most in the virus since stunning surroundings. then you the epidemic began". see what is going on under the water. it was really quite rescue teams in norway
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recover a body after something. if you want to see wednesday's landslide. what goes on beneath the nine other people are missing. surface where everything was com pletely surface where everything was completely immaculate above it, the rush to buy goods in cuba — this is a real eye—opener price hikes are possible as the country abolishes because this underwater drone could see plastic all over the one of its currencies. surface, there are apparently ca i’s surface, there are apparently cars under there as well. we did not actually see any on our trip but the people i was out with had seen them before. cars had just been dumped on the ice and the ice had broken and the ca i’s and the ice had broken and the cars had fallen into the fjords. really an incredible sight. we asked each member of the click team to pick the most memorable click moments and first up, a man with a reputation for breaking everything that he touches. case in point, the unbreakable phonein case in point, the unbreakable phone in 2010. it is dan simmons! two. —— cheering and applause. dan, you broke the unbreakable phone. then in 2016, you were given something even more spectacular to try and break? yeah, we travelled to central china to a place where they were busy making a
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glass bridge unlike me, they have the thousands of visitors that will come here will not be too scared to look down. 300 metres through the world's highest glass walkway. each panel of the walkway has three layers of toughened glass, held together by glue. well, the president has given me a hammer and said even if i can get through all three layers of glass i will not fall through. here goes. it was absolutely incredible, stunning, i mean, those pictures look stunning and it was a stunning part of the world but yeah, it did not break, it was fine. i did insist that the president of the bridge stand on the same bit of glass that i was standing on, just in case! back into thousand seven dan and i
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went to san francisco looking for start—ups that were going to change the world, didn't we? we did, and we took a few quid with us to find a start—up that we could invest in because that is the way it was done back in 2007. who did we see and he did we not give the money to? we saw twitter and did not give the money to twitter, did we? thought no. you found a start—up that was making electric cars and remember, this is a time when electric motors really did just mean golf buggies, what was the name of the start—up you found?‘ small start—up called tesla and they invited us along. for me to try literally the third car that they made. and we took it for a spin. the roadster has a good pedigree, it's ultralight carbon fibre body is designed by lotus. based on the lease. and thanks to new battery technology it can go three
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times as far as the car while the belt. the first hundred of these electric supercars all finally of the production line in october. but what a success! did you have any idea back then of the success that tesla may have? do you know what? i did have? do you know what? i did have an inkling and i tell you why i did, because of the performance. tesla always went out right from the get go to say not talking golf cart, we're talking serious performance cars and they capture the imagination of the public. dan, thank you so much for joining public. dan, thank you so much forjoining us, it has been wonderful to see you. after dan, lj rich who has done a ton of stuff for us over the years. her favourite of stuff for us over the years. herfavourite moments, the time she went on a vr roller—coaster while on a real roller—coaster. seriously, don't ask. but she has been spending lockdown, well, as only lj could. hello, lara, hello spencer, hello click team and teller audience. i've been immersed in al music
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creation among other things and i got really into style transfer where you mix two songs together sol transfer where you mix two songs together so i do it with out computer so how would ai do. i programmed ai queen to sing let it go from frozen and ai beetles to sing call me maybe. call me maybe. it's hard to look. so, hang on. this is the beatles doing culley ray jepson? the algorithm works by sampling tiny slices of audio from everything the beatles ever made and then picks out things it thinks fit, and it is based on training models, and it takes nine hours to make just one minute of music. sol was heavily supervising the model every four seconds into the early hours of the morning so the early hours of the morning so it is also an exercise in endurance. lj, so it is also an exercise in endurance. l], that is brilliant! also it is so you. ai and music. how much more you could that be? cheering and
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applause. here at tokyo university researchers have moved the idea of science—fiction one step closer towards reality. this is richard taylor, the man who started click, reporting from japan. a camera projects an image of the background onto a coat like this which is made up of thousands of tiny glass beads covered in aluminium. director reflect a material which shines a light straight back at the direction came from. a5 back at the direction came from. as yet go this invisibility cloak is an optical illusion that would not full anyone. and even for this rather crude incarnation, the conditions have to be just right. not only is there lots of kids involved but any movement and perspective behind the cameras and gives the game away. invisibility would bring incalculable advantages on the battlefield. to make the object appear invisible, it would be blanketed with lots of flat screen blanketed with lots of flat screen display panels, each panel containing a tiny camera to take images of its
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surroundings. these images would then be transferred to display panels on the opposite side of the object, to create the illusion. yeah, i in that idea in particular were so left—field, the idea of miniature cameras that project the scene behind the tank onto the scene behind the tank onto the tank. pretty crazy. noticing the script i said one step closer to becoming fact. i'm in that particular idea never and never went anywhere except there is a canadian company that recently filed a patent for a different kind of invisibility technology, actually also intended to use mainly on the battlefield, to cloa k ta n ks mainly on the battlefield, to cloak tanks and jets. and it's a material that kind of bends light and they called it very bonds like, quantum style. quantum stealth? and actually does look pretty good. of course, right, why not? you have to give it a sexy name, thatis have to give it a sexy name, that is marketing 101. that is true. and let's not mention the time that richard and mike choose like played laser tag in real planes, richer treating the plane like it was a video
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game —— marc cieslak. the plane like it was a video game -- marc cieslak. which was really, really ill after that because he was chucking the plane around the sky like they we re plane around the sky like they were going to take it off him. marc cieslak is our video games quy marc cieslak is our video games guy and he spent a lot of time and effort explaining the games industry in an alarming number of costu m es. industry in an alarming number of costumes. here he is running in slow motion into battle. ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the console wars. here he is inside a vr video game. if er is going to make it to these levels, developers have to design the spoke experiences for vr goggled game as —— vr is going to. and here he is inside the computer, living out his 1982 boyhood fantasy. watch out, market, there is a visual effect straight ahead! whoa!
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hello audience, hello lara. 2021 in gaming, well, most conferences have gone online this year. you think that we will see shows like e3 nla come back have we nowjust moved away from the big, expensive conferences. i think are going to come back and this he has prove n to come back and this he has proven to us that trying to do of these big shows online, you don't get the level of excitement that you do when you are in the conferences, chatting to the people who have made the games and all that kind of stuff. as a journalist you don't get the same level of access and you don't get to talk to the people that have made the games in the same way. so for me, and also a lot of people i have spoken to over the course of the year, i think there will be some really, really big in person video games conferences come back as soon as games conferences come back as soon as they are able to come back. whether that will be next year, we will have to wait and see, but i think the perspective of a lot of the people making games and a lot of people actually making the hardware as well, this year has not really worked for them
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trying to do everything online but, hey, that is the same all over with most every single industry. 2020 hasn't worked for anybody. let's hope for the best for 2021. everyone, for anybody. let's hope for the best for2021. everyone, marc cieslak. cheering and applause. now, since almost the beginning of click, kate russell has been our trusted guide to the web. she has web scoped in every studio we could throw at her. but deep down, she is a space node. tate russell, everybody! cheering and applause. hello! this, kate, is your most memorable piece from 2017, space robots. meet super bowl, a robot in development at nacer. this lightweight sphere like matrix can be picked down flight, like matrix can be picked down flight, getting up —— taking up minimal space and vastly reducing launch cost. because of the unique structure of this robot and the fact that it can deform itself and take massive impacts, eventually nasa will be able to literally throw it
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at the surface of a planet and its scientific payload in the middle will be protected. it's bouncy! once deployed, super bowl can handle much rougher terrains thana bowl can handle much rougher terrains than a rover, rolling right over obstacles and up and down hills. tendon wires connecting the strikes spall in an hourto connecting the strikes spall in an hour to create momentum in much the same way as flexing your muscle moves your limbs. we're going to have is a future of humans and robots really working together. so the biggest question perhaps of the day for me is can i drive cali rex? definitely, do that. yes! what's a few think we clicked reporters have the bestjobs in the world. but after spending a day at the rover escape testing ground, ithink day at the rover escape testing ground, i think there is another contender for that title. look at that face! that is the face of a kid in a toy shop. and look when you're driving the robot. my whole life, people have said stop
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wasting your time playing games and there! wasting your time playing games and there i am at nacer driving the mars roma with a playstation controller. that's what they say though, the next generation is so used to using games controllers about is the natural thing for them to control technology with. any update on the robots? nacer takes quite a long time to develop things and get them out into space so, no, —— nasa. there is a team at uc berkeley who are designing that, using that tens equity designed to detect flying drones so that should be interesting and you would be able to fly your drains into things and it will bounce back and keep flying. tate russell everybody! —— kate. it has been said that once you join click, you never really leave. and that means that a couple of the newest members of our team have actually been with us quite a while. it's cost to them now. please welcome 0mar matt taberner and paul carter. hello, how are you?
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paul, you picked something from all the way back in 2018? that's right, me and omar went to land to check out some new tech around firefighting. went to check out a device to help firefighters detect heat and a burning building and something i was very least about, the firefighting tray. switzerland may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of fire. but it's surprisingly advanced when it comes to firefighting tech. for example, it is the only country in europe to have a firefighting train. this cabin is actually pressurised, so in the event of afire, pressurised, so in the event of a fire, this can operate as a safe breathing environment. i was over there with him, was
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there, working my socks off and then they turned around and they just see then they turned around and theyjust see him grinning from ear to theyjust see him grinning from earto ear, theyjust see him grinning from ear to ear, just loving it, being on that train. it was the most wholesome thing ever. brilliant! let's turn to omar. so, sam is a musician and youtube who loves tinkering with old tech so he's got a lot of speakers, game boys, he also had like a furby organ, he's got like 30 of them and he was playing music with it, it was really weird. this is basically, 48 game boys and it basically, 48 game boys and it basically sounds like an orchestra. for instance... but, after a quick modification, the keyboard doesn't just after a quick modification, the keyboard doesn'tjust play game boys anymore. oh! did you
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squeal there, omar? boys anymore. oh! did you squealthere, omar? the reason i've squealed was just before we turned the cameras on we we re we turned the cameras on we were testing out the fla methrower were testing out the flamethrower and it went so big that it singed his hair, so why was genuinely fearful. like, let's calm down a little bit, you know? it's amazing to think 15 years ago, youtube was already a thing but the idea that people could carve out huge careers online didn't seem real. it didn't, and we gone from people making online videos and showing them around the world to now people's career is getting so big, we got floyd mayweather junior fighting are u2 bassoon and it's based off the back of this fame that is put up online, so you can actually build a real proper career, and it's only going up and up. at things like there is no end. next up isjen cope stake. welcome! good to see you. jenjoined click
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cope stake. welcome! good to see you. jen joined click back in 2013 and has been super busy over the last year especially, covering health tech during the pandemic. she's been all over the world for the show as well, israel, las vegas, china, how has it all been for you? it's been absolutely amazing and it is so lovely to see everybody today stopping my favourite times, i think, today stopping my favourite times, ithink, on today stopping my favourite times, i think, on the show have been in china. there's been some incredible technology that they have seen there are one of the most amazing things have been getting to play sport with robot. the robot is designed to play as much like a human player as possible. its eyes a re human player as possible. its eyes are hd cameras and these computers send prediction data on whether shuttlecock will fall back to the robot via bluetooth. is there any more news on that robot? yes, they are all taking part in competitions and is different companies and universities across china developing these robots and they are winning
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competitions. welcome to this glacier in the swiss alps. we've tried some world firsts over the years and one member of the click family has been instrumental in them all. stephen beckett produced the world's first show shot entirely and 360 degrees and in 2015 he and i entered our mad laboratory to try to teach an artificial intelligence to walk. we are definitely getting closer to that all—powerful machine. if only steve could keep it upright. but then, in a moment of realisation, he cracks it. ai and some ways is a simple concept, you chuck it a simple concept, you chuck it a problem and it tries millions of times, getting it wrong most of times, getting it wrong most of the time, occasionally getting it right and then taking that answer by trying millions and millions of times again. that's basically how ai works? you've summed it up.
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that's the whole field of research done. in the case of queue up, it played the game thousands or hundreds of thousands or hundreds of thousands of times and eventually, a bit like evolution, it found the best way it could find to move along that racetrack. that technology is freely available now. that is freely available now. that is commoditised, you canjust use that al is commoditised, you canjust use that a! learning, that's what you did, didn't you? it's all open source, a lot of these discoveries are becoming more pa rt discoveries are becoming more part of the public domain and the tools are becoming easier to use. and analogy i would users, you look at tech talk and what that has done for video editing and made it much more available to everyone, but we are heading in that direction with al we are heading in that direction with a! but we are starting to get tools that can make some of these things without necessarily being a programmer or having to skills like that. stephen beckett, everybody! now it is time to jet off to the south of france
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and when ice age it, i mean jet. if one of these five engines blows... you can have two engine and still flying. it is contained by kevlar protection. if it explodes. undeterred, nick gave its water powered because in a rural.|j don't think i've ever had so many painful muscles afterwards of doing any activity ever. i've never had so much salt water up my nose in such a short period of time. and you have been following frankie zapata's career since then, what is he doing now? the guy has attempt to cross the english channel. he did it once and he failed but then he managed to do it a second time and now he has actually decided to make a flying car, which
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sounds very safe indeed. so i'll look forward to seeing that. spencer, you have been on the show longer than i have, you've been on so many adventures, what would you say your highlights are? so, i've chosen something from 2015. we went to south korea and we went toa went to south korea and we went to a university which was building a robot that was going to compete in a robotics challenge. this was a humanlike assault course and they had to build a robot that could drive a car, operate a drill, pick its way through rubble, the point being that you might need to send a robot into a human environment that has become u nsafe, environment that has become unsafe, maybe there's been a fire or it's filled with toxic fumes. this is the final part of the challenge, it needs to mount the podium. also, you might notice in the background, a super excited little boy and a super excited little boy and a man's body bouncing like
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tigger. last stepped... oh! and the amazing thing is, is that was the rehearsal for the robotics challenge. a few days later they took part and came first. this has been a blast! we have made it well past our 20th birthday and through the toughest time i think any of us have ever seen. lara, thank are like the best co—host i could have wished for. thanks eve ryo ne have wished for. thanks everyone for coming!|j have wished for. thanks everyone for coming! i hope that you have a restful and peaceful time off if you can. here is to 2021. thanks for watching and we will see you soon.
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hello there. this cold weather isn't giving up anytime soon. it will stay for the weekend and most of next week. at least for the weekend there'll be quite a lot of sunshine around. mainly across western areas. it'll be cold and some further wintry showers, most of them across the eastern side of the country. the blue air mass indicates that cold air very much with us saturday. northerly winds pushing these showers into scotland, northern ireland and wales. plenty of them starting to go to the east coast of england. a few of them also pushing into the midlands. and there will be a covering of snow in places. but many places staying dry with the sunshine, though it will be cold. those showers start to spread a little bit further inland as we move through saturday night. further sleet and snow in places.
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probably the clearest of the skies in western scotland and northern ireland, so here the coldest to start sunday. elsewhere, cold again but with a risk of ice from all the showers. as we head on into sunday, we see high—pressure in the north of the uk, lower pressure to the south and that'll start to drive in eastern and north easterly winds. some subtle changes for part two of the weekend. that will push most of the showers into eastern scotland and in eastern england and they will drive their way a little bit further west through the day and there will be some sleet and snow there, not just at higher ground. probably the best of the sun will be across sheltered western areas and it will be a cold day when you factor in the breeze. head on into monday, a similar set up, the breeze feeding in more clouds and showers to much of england and wales and could see rain and sleet across the south—east. further north, lighter winds for scotland and ireland, and quite a bit of sunshine around. we have the stronger winds for england and wales particularly along the sea coast and it will feel pretty raw as these temperatures will struggle to get much above three to six degrees.
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it will feel colder than it suggests. and the blue colours are still with us as we head into next week and you guessed it, yes it is going to stay cold. it will be rather cloudy in places too. quite windy for a time and i think the winds could ease towards the end of the week, but by the end of the week, we could see rain, sleet and snow for some of us. 00:26:36,867 --> 2147483051:50:03,148 taberner and paul carter. 2147483051:50:03,148 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 hello, how are you?
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