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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 22 February 2007
Ice cap

Geoff Watts reports from the 2007 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Global warming

New research provides dramatic evidence of climate change.

Lonnie Thompson of Ohio State University reveals his latest findings for the Quelccaya ice cap in Peru.

Infant memory

Scientists have often been puzzled by our inability as adults to remember events from early life.

Recent studies have shown that infants DO form memories, so why do we fail to hang on to them?

Bionics and the brain

Bionic eyes and replacement electronic arms are two of the latest smart prosthetics currently being trialled in patients to restore lost function after injury.

Geoff hears how the adaptability of our brain in learning how to work with this new technology has been largely underestimated.

Maths and the visual arts

Mathematics is being used to decipher distinct statistical signatures from an artists work.

This offers new insights into a consistency of style and could help uncover fakes.


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