29 August 2019: Carbon-based computing, and depleting ancient-human genomes
This week, a computer chip based on carbon nanotubes, and the potential pitfalls of sequencing ancient-human remains.
In this episode:
00:45 A nanotube microprocessor
Scientists are looking beyond silicon, by constructing a computer chip using carbon nanotubes.
08:38 Research Highlights
Weighing neutrinos, and discovering a hidden Zika epidemic.
Research Highlight: Lightest neutrino is at least 6 million times lighter than an electron; Research Highlight: Cuba’s untold Zika outbreak uncovered
10:29 Using ancient-human remains conscientiously
While genetic sequencing of ancient-human remains is providing more information than ever, these remains must be safeguarded, warn researchers. Comment Article: Use ancient remains more wisely
17:21 News Chat
The discovery of a 3.8-million-year-old hominin skull, and using CRISPR to make ‘smart’ materials.
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