Brain implants, space junk and Elon Musk

Thursday, 22 April 2021 - 8:30am to 9:00am
A train of Starlink satellites in low Earth orbit, as seen from the International Space Station – with bonus Aurora australis (Photo by NASA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)

It's all a bit Elon Musk this week, as Claire examines reports of his Neuralink company using brain implants to enable a monkey to play the computer game Pong with its mind (watch the video at https://youtu.be/rsCul1sp4hQ); and Stu looks at the impact of the Starlink satellite network, and how it's contributing to concerns of increasing space junk in low Earth orbit.

Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

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Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.

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