World Wise Web [World Service]

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20200111

The breakthrough design of the iPod - a portable music player that made the CDs and cassette tapes that had gone before redundant - totally changed our listening habits. Tony Fadell is its inventor. Speaking to 17-year-old budding designer Anna Zanelli in London, he explains how his love of DJing inspired his iconic creation. And, he tells her, the design would go on to transform how we talk to each other, with the launch of the iPhone. #WorldWiseWeb

Producer: Tamsin Barber

World Wise Web is a co-production between BBC World Service and BBC Rewind. bbc.co.uk/archive
Music composed by Nick Thorburn

Hear how the new digital world of ours was invented.

Coming in January. Teenagers talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives

20200125

Forty years ago, Professor John Goodenough developed the lithium ion battery and kick-started the wireless revolution. From electric cars to mobile phones, the world now relies on rechargeable batteries. Now, 97, and just awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, Professor Goodenough still works at the University of Austin in Texas. Seventeen-year-old Adam from Poland asks him about lessons from life as well as lessons from science, and why he still works on developing the lithium ion battery even further.

Hear how the new digital world of ours was invented.

Teenagers talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives

20200125

Hear how the new digital world of ours was invented.

Teenagers talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives

20200208

Hear how the new digital world of ours was invented.

Teenagers talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives

GPS20200201

The digital world only works if it is connected. In the early 1970s professor Bradford Parkinson was working with the United States Air Force as an engineer leading the team that developed GPS – the Global Positioning System, which uses satellites to pin point users wherever they are. Sixteen-year-old Malak from Israel finds out from professor Bradford Parkinson how it all came about, and why he still uses maps to sail by.

How professor Bradford Parkinson and his team developed GPS

Teenagers talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives

Lithium ion battery20200125

Forty years ago, Professor John Goodenough developed the lithium ion battery and kick-started the wireless revolution. From electric cars to mobile phones, the world now relies on rechargeable batteries. Now, 97, and just awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, Professor Goodenough still works at the University of Austin in Texas. Seventeen-year-old Adam from Poland asks him about lessons from life as well as lessons from science, and why he still works on developing the lithium ion battery even further.

How Professor John Goodenough's lithium ion battery kick-started the wireless revolution

Teenagers talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives

Socially assistive robots20200118

Assistive robots can act as companions and coaches to young and old alike, from autistic children to stroke survivors. Eighteen-year-old Saliha, from Bangladesh, talks to Professor Maja Mataric, from the University of Southern California, about why she is convinced technology can be a force for good. #WorldWiseWeb

Producer: Tamsin Barber.

World Wise Web is a co-production between BBC World Service and BBC Rewind.
bbc.co.uk/archive

Music composed by Nick Thorburn

Archive: Robot archive is from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.

Robots that care - making technology that is a force for good

Teenagers talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives

The iPod20200111

The breakthrough design of the iPod - a portable music player that made the CDs and cassette tapes that had gone before redundant - totally changed our listening habits. Tony Fadell is its inventor. Speaking to 17-year-old budding designer Anna Zanelli in London, he explains how his love of DJing inspired his iconic creation. And, he tells her, the design would go on to transform how we talk to each other, with the launch of the iPhone. #WorldWiseWeb

Producer: Tamsin Barber

World Wise Web is a co-production between BBC World Service and BBC Rewind. bbc.co.uk/archive
Music composed by Nick Thorburn

In 2001, Apple\u2019s iPod revolutionised how we listen to music

Teenagers talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives

The Ipod20200111

The breakthrough design of the iPod - a portable music player that made the CDs and cassette tapes that had gone before redundant - totally changed our listening habits. Tony Fadell is its inventor. Speaking to 17-year-old budding designer Anna Zanelli in London, he explains how his love of DJing inspired his iconic creation. And, he tells her, the design would go on to transform how we talk to each other, with the launch of the iPhone. #WorldWiseWeb

Producer: Tamsin Barber

World Wise Web is a co-production between BBC World Service and BBC Rewind. bbc.co.uk/archive
Music composed by Nick Thorburn

In 2001, Apple's iPod revolutionised how we listen to music

Teenagers talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives

Hear how the new digital world of ours was invented.

Coming in January. Teenagers talk to technology pioneers who have shaped their lives