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  1. All That is Solid Melts into Air: The Politics of Hope in a Time of Fragility (2018)

    Subject
    Politics & government; Social sciences
    Distribution
    Audio (Download)

    Right wing populism stalks Europe and has a representative in the White House. Our politics are destabilised by uncertainty while our economies are undermined by uncertainty. In this podcast, journalist Gary...

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  2. Freestyle (2018)

    Subject
    Film studies; History; Politics & government

    The Peterloo Massacre (16 August 1819) began as a peaceful demonstration in Manchester for rights and representation, with thousands gathering to express their views. This short film explores its legacy from...

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  3. It from Bit: The Science of Information (2018)

    Subject
    Information technology

    Physicist John Wheeler asked the famous ‘It from bit?' question: what if at its heart the universe is not a collection of particles, forces and fields but rather a collection of bits? If this is true, it...

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  4. Speech Processing: How to Wreck a Nice Peach (2018)

    Subject
    Information technology

    Alexa, Siri and Cortana are among a number of voice-enabled digital assistants that can not only speak to us but understand us. Sci-fi films had talking computers many years ago. Why has it taken so long to...

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  5. Computer Vision: Machine That See (2018)

    Subject
    Information technology

    Human vision seems so effortless: from a young age we see the world in high- definition colour. We can tell the difference between a cat and a hat, and ‘The man who mistook his wife for a hat’ is an...

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  6. Deep Learning: Miracle or Snake Oil? (2018)

    Subject
    Information technology

    Machine Learning has had several excitements over the years with machines that are modelled on the human brain. The invention of the perceptron and artificial neural networks were followed by intense...

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  7. I’m Dyslexic (2018)

    Director
    Thom Davies
    Subject
    Education

    Documentary for school age dyslexics. Being dyslexic himself, this is the documentary filmmaker Thom Davies wishes he could have seen at that age: a positive and upbeat mix of comic sketches, animation and...

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  8. Epidemics, Pandemics and How to Control Them (2018)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    Some infections come in repeated epidemic waves, others are new to human populations. A known human threat such as influenza may mutate or a new infection jumps the species barrier from animals to humans:...

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  9. Infections and the Brain (2018)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    The brain is well protected against most infections, but once they get into or around the brain they can cause fatal or serious long-term consequences. Some bacterial, viral and parasitic infections are...

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  10. Infections and the Nerves (2018)

    Subject
    Medical sciences

    Certain infections have a particular impact on the peripheral nerves as part of their normal disease process. Some infectious effects are predominately on the motor nerves such as polio (currently heading...

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