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Named after Charles Babbage, a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Kenneth Cukier talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Wednesday on Economist Radio.

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Named after Charles Babbage, a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Kenneth Cukier talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Wednesday on Economist Radio.

    Babbage: Belt, road and orbit

    Babbage: Belt, road and orbit

    China recently launched the first module of its new space station—what impact will this have on the international scientific community? Also, how orbiting telescopes could be useful in diagnosing cancer. And when solving problems, why do people prefer to innovate by adding things rather than getting rid of them? Kenneth Cukier hosts 


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    Babbage: Post-covid syndrome

    Babbage: Post-covid syndrome

    As research on long covid advances, how should countries respond to the impending public health emergency? Also, new hope in the fight against malaria in the form of a highly effective vaccine. And, why the sound of nature might be good for your health. Kenneth Cukier hosts 


    A note for our listeners: from May 4th 2021 Babbage will be published every Tuesday.


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    Babbage: Promising the earth

    Babbage: Promising the earth

    President Biden is hosting a virtual summit with world leaders on Thursday 22nd April aiming to convince countries to take bolder action on climate change. Does this mark a new era for American leadership on climate? With China and America at odds over human rights, security and economic competition, can they work together against this common threat? And will countries take sufficient action to meet the challenge at hand? Charlotte Howard hosts 


    A note for our listeners: from May 4th 2021 Babbage will be published every Tuesday.


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    Babbage: Where it began

    Babbage: Where it began

    Almost a year and a half since the discovery of the virus that causes covid-19, The Economist’s health policy editor, Natasha Loder, investigates one of the pandemic’s most compelling mysteries: where did SARS-CoV-2 come from? Peter Daszak, who was part of the World Health Organisation’s controversial fact-finding mission to China, explains what evidence they gathered from Wuhan’s animal markets and the city’s microbiology laboratories. 


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    Babbage: Finger on the pulse of bias

    Babbage: Finger on the pulse of bias

    Hospitals routinely measure patients' blood-oxygen levels to determine the severity of covid-19. Why do these and other medical devices and treatments work less well for non-white people and women? Also, if you can have microwave ovens—why not microwave boilers for central heating? And, we explore how bees run vaccination campaigns too. Kenneth Cukier hosts


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    • 22 min
    Babbage: Early warning

    Babbage: Early warning

    How can technology be used to forecast future pandemics? We speak to the researchers creating an observatory to spot incipient health crises before they take off. Is data the ultimate weapon in the fight against covid-19 and future viruses? And, the rapid genetic sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 made early testing possible—but testing infrastructure needs to be improved. Kenneth Cukier hosts.


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Críticas de clientes

4.6 de 5
14 classificações

14 classificações

MarianaE ,

Very good as always

A very well done show with interesting and relevant subjects. One of my favourite podcasts on science and technology.

Nuno Inácio ,

Got worse overtime

80%+ of the articles and invitees used to be interesting to hear, now it’s becoming increasingly boring...

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