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OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science - Rosetta and thought control

Updated Thursday 13th November 2014

All the latest on the Rosetta mission plus research on thought control will be the focus of this week's episode. 

In BBC Inside Science, Adam Rutherford and guests illuminate the mysteries and challenge the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.

On this week's programme:

Rosetta:

 
The show this week will focus on the latest from the exciting Rosetta space mission.
 
Brain machine interface and optogenetics:
 
Professor Martin Fussenegger from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich will talk about how they’ve switched genes on in a mouse using human thought – brain machine interface and optogenetics. This could provide a possible tool for people with locked in syndrome, help with pain relief and controlling epilepsy in the future. 
 
40th anniversary of the Arecibo message:
 
American planetary scientist Carolyn Porco will be talking about the anniversary of the message sent into space, plus her new plan called 'Message to the Milky Way' – why do we feel the need to call out to outer space?
 
Biophonic Life:
 
This episode will also explore how animal sounds are sped up and slowed down to illustrate the sometimes surprising interconnectedness of the Animal Kingdom.
 
Want to share your views on any of the topics discussed in the programme? Use the comments function on this page or talk about the programme on Twitter using the #insidescience hashtag. 

Listen to Inside Science

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 13 November at 16:30 to listen to this week's programme. More information and a link to listen again later will be available from the BBC's Inside Science pages.

 

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