This Way Up for Saturday 20 October 2012
The lawyers who took on the big US tobacco companies have now set their sights on the food industry with a series of class action lawsuits. Susan Watts is the Science Editor for BBC's Newsnight.
Instructables.com is an online community where folks get together to share tips on how to make things from scratch, and how to modify, hack and improve mass-produced consumer items. With Eric Wilhelm, the founder of instructables.com, and Bridget McKendry.
Technology news with Peter Griffin. Microsoft's Windows 8 goes live, hotmail becomes outlook.com and Microsoft's new tablet, the Surface, goes on sale around the world (but not in NZ yet!).
Dr Chris Smith beams in with the latest science news from around the world; Martian meteorites, a vaccine for herpes, and the neuroscience research that shows why food shopping on an empty stomach is such a bad idea!
The human voice changes as we get older, getting weaker, more breathy, and less authoritative. So Dr Robert Sataloff has started offering 'voice lifts'.
Sir Richard Friend is the Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge University. He's trying to reverse engineer nature to make a new generation of more efficient solar panels, and better screens for our smartphones and TVs.