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Simon Cox is at the helm as the programme which explores the latest developments and issues in the world of IT returns for a second series.
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Monday 17th September 2007
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Whether you've embraced technology willingly, or you’re slowly learning the delights of the digital world, this series will have something for you. Simon Cox finds out how modern technology touches people's lives.
In this week's programme

Olympics IT
By the time the Beijing Olympics start next summer there will be a massive IT team in place, with 3,500 people looking after 10,000 computers and 1,000 servers. It's a project with an immovable deadline and the entire world watching. Patrick Adiba from ATOS Origin, the IT company responsible not just for Beijing, but for the London 2012 Olympics, reveals the challenges.

For years, the driving force behind growth in the computer industry has been down to the increasing power of processor chips, the hardware which determines how fast our computers run. But now there are fears that growth could be slowing. Rupert Goodwins talks about the future of chips.

Wildlife Tracking
New technology is allowing ever-more sophisticated tracking of animals, giving researchers new insights into animal behaviour, and the areas which are important for conservation of many different species. Moira Hickey finds out about a project tracing the migration of osprey from the Highlands to Africa - which will show for the first time exactly where these magnificent birds go; and Simon talks to Bernie McConnell from St Andrew's University, who has adapted mobile phone technology to track seals. What kind of text message does a grey seal send?

Watch the osprey's progress:
Highland Foundation For Wildlife
And follow the migration of four Svalbard barnacle geese:
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

The world of search engines is growing and diversifying all the time. You can now search through blogs, images, videos; look specifically for local businesses and even have search engines which learn from the way you've searched in the past. Technologist Danny Sullivan tells Simon how to make the most of search.

Search tips from the Open University:
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