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Professor Lucy Rogers is on location, finding out how every day technology is providing people with an engineering edge.

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Professor Lucy Rogers is on location, finding out how every day technology is providing people with an engineering edge.

    S2 E6: Expansion Pack: Keeping Bees Buzzing

    S2 E6: Expansion Pack: Keeping Bees Buzzing

    In this expansion pack for Episode 6 - The Everyday Tech...Keeping Bees Buzzing, we looked at hive monitoring and in this final episode of the series, Lucy shares how she built her own home temperature monitoring kit.


    Also see the project in detail through this article: is it hot in here?


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    • 9 min
    S2 E6: The Everyday Tech Keeping Bees Buzzing

    S2 E6: The Everyday Tech Keeping Bees Buzzing

    In Episode 6 Lucy discovers how temperature sensors are helping fight the decline of one of nature’s most important pollinators. She talks to Broodminder founder Rich Morris about hive monitoring, Beekeeper Sara Hilt about how she quintupled her bee population and Professor Christina Grozinger about how data from sensors powered by everyday tech could help reverse bee decline. 


    Plus, can Lucy use the tech for herself to stop her ice-creams from melting?


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    • 30 min
    S2 E5: Expansion Pack: The Everyday Tech Growing the Future of Food

    S2 E5: Expansion Pack: The Everyday Tech Growing the Future of Food

    In this expansion pack for Episode 5 - Lucy talks to (at the time of recording) Ocado’s Chief Technology Offer Paul Clarke about dark kitchens and the future of food production and distribution.


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    • 15 min
    S2 E5: The Everyday Tech Growing the Future of Food

    S2 E5: The Everyday Tech Growing the Future of Food

    In Episode 5 Lucy discovers how humidity and moisture sensors are helping to revolutionise the way we grow our food. She talks to Adam Waterman at LettUs Grow about aeroponic farms that can manage themselves, and Le Lan Anh from Mimosa Technology on how everyday tech sensors are helping Vietnamese farmers manage scarce water supplies.


    Plus, can Lucy use the tech for herself to keep her own plants alive when she’s off on her adventures? 


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    • 28 min
    S2 E4: Expansion Pack: The Everyday Tech students launched with NASA

    S2 E4: Expansion Pack: The Everyday Tech students launched with NASA

    The show that explores how everyday tech can be used in extraordinary ways. In this tongue in cheek expansion pack for Episode 4 - RFID tags, Lucy finds her lab going haywire when her RFID tagging gets out of hand…


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    • 4 min
    S2 E4: The Everyday Tech Students Have Launched with NASA

    S2 E4: The Everyday Tech Students Have Launched with NASA

    In Episode 4 Lucy discovers how students flew RF tags (as used in passes and security labels) into space to test a new way for satellites to communicate. She talks to mechanical engineer Julie Cox about how she launched her experiment, Mission Manager Scott Higginbotham about why NASA likes to work with student innovators and Professor Hiroaki Akiyama about other everyday tech being used in space research. 


    Plus, what happens when Lucy gets given a load of RFID tags to play with?


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    • 30 min

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