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A Look Ahead

The personal archive of Colombian literary giant Gabriel García Márquez goes to Texas.

We hear about Gabriel García Márquez’s personal archive, which has been acquired by the University of Texas. Plus, we learn about a new virtual reality tool that brings news stories to life, and a project that crowdsources local solutions in the fight against climate change.

Also, we consider the future of the American space programme, the US Navy prepares its Laser Weapon System for battle, and how the greenhouse expertise of the Dutch made one US grower an orchid powerhouse.

Photo: Gabriel García Márquez working on One Hundred Years of Solitude. (Credit: Guillermo Angulo/Harry Ransom Centre)

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27 minutes

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Sun 4 Jan 2015 22:32GMT

Chapters

  • Gabo’s Archive

    Gabriel García Márquez’s original manuscripts and personal letters heads to Texas.

    Duration: 05:12

  • Project Syria

    Headline-making events experienced close-up in virtual reality

    Duration: 04:36

  • Climate Hack

    Crowdsourcing local solutions in the fight against climate change

    Duration: 04:47

  • Mission to Mars

    The American space programme sets its sights on the Red Planet

    Duration: 03:39

  • Laser Weapons

    Is that a US Navy ship or a Star Destroyer?

    Duration: 02:53

  • Ohio Orchids

    An American greenhouse becomes an orchid powerhouse by taking cues from the Dutch.

    Duration: 04:21

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