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Saturday, Midday - 2pm
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12:15 The Science of Yoga
12:45 Broadband plans
13:30 Eye tracking
13:50 Beijing Bikes
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First up this week the science of yoga. From Bikram to Iyengar, will yoga help you lose weight, get fit and relax? Yoga's one of the fastest growing health and fitness activities but is there any science behind all the health claims? We speak to award winning Science Journalist William Broad about his book The Science of Yoga: The risks and rewards.
At 12.45pm Peter Griffin our technology correspondent is here and news that the first offender has been three striked for downloading copyrighted material from the internet. So how is the copyright act working why are broadband plans getting faster and bigger, what are people using all this broadband for exactly?
After 1pm they're a little bit slimy but delicious smoked and they make an amazing journey from their spawning grounds in the Pacific to the rivers and lakes of NZ - we're eating eels with Rachel Taulelei.
At 1.30pm tracking eyeballs and other facial gestures gives powerful insights into what you're thinking when you're staring at a screen. With more and more devices having front facing cameras the amount your pupil dilates or the number of times you blink could be recorded and used to sell you stuff! Next generation eye tracking at 1.30pm
At 1.50pm Beijing and bicycles used to go together like Venice and the gondola, but maybe not for long. Consumerism and urban sprawl has seen the number of people cycling plummet to record lows. The car is king and we're speaking to the author of a study which looks at the sorry state of cycling in China.
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From bikram to iyengar, can yoga really help you to lose weight, get fit and relax? We speak to award-winning science journalist William Broad. (31′57″)
Peter Griffin our technology correspondent is here with news that the first offender has been three-striked for downloading copyrighted material from the internet. Also why are our broadband plans getting faster with bigger caps, but not any cheaper? (11′52″)
Eels make an amazing journey from their spawning grounds in the Pacific to the rivers and lakes of New Zealand. With Rachel Taulelei. (16′37″)
Tracking eyeballs and other facial gestures gives powerful insights into what you're thinking when you're staring at a screen. John Villasenor is a professor of electrical engineering at UCLA. (9′56″)
Beijing and bicycles used to go together like Venice and the gondola. But consumerism and urban sprawl has seen the number of people cycling plummet to record lows. Dr. Jinhua Zhao is studying the effects of China's urban development. (12′40″)
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