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LEADING EDGE
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Thursday 21:00-21:30
Leading Edge brings you the latest news from the world of science. Geoff Watts celebrates discoveries as soon as they're being talked about - on the internet, in coffee rooms and bars; often before they're published in journals. And he gets to grips with not just the science, but with the controversies and conversation that surround it.
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Thursday 14 October 2004
Clocks

Body clocks
 
Sleep disorders, jet lag and even depression can be related to your body clock or circadian rhythms.

Research on fruit flies has confirmed that there are two separate body clocks in these insects. And the same could be true for humans. 
  
Fly-eating robots
 
Meet gastrobot and ecobot: members of a new generation of robots designed to find their own sources of energy. Some eat sugar, others swallow flies. 
 
Portable forensics

A new way of examining criminal evidence.

Forensic samples are collected and analysed at the scene of the crime using supersonic water sprays.

Tiny radios
 
Geoff Watts investigates a radio ariel that is less than three millimeters long.

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