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evening. Now it is time for click

weather programmes look back at the

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highlights of 2017. Thank you for

joining us.

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Hello.

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It is time to look back

on the year in tech.

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As 2017 fades away, we could tell

you about all the technology

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news that has happened,

the hacking, the launching,

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the automatic driving,

but that would be just like last

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year and, come to think of it,

the year before that.

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So we prefer to share with you some

unforgettable memories from our year

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on Click as we travelled far

and wide to bring you some

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extraordinary moments.

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And we start with a personal

highlight for me.

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Back in October we travelled

to Japan and we got rare access

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to see how robots are helping

with the dangerous task of cleaning

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up the Fukushima nuclear power plant

after its meltdown in 2011.

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Scary?

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No.

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I have worn plenty of

protective suits in my time,

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but they have always been to protect

the environment from my body.

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This time it is different.

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We're going inside unit

five, which is identical

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to the units which were wrecked

by the explosions.

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As you can imagine, it is really

hot inside this suit.

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It is a confusing jumble

of walkways and machinery,

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it is difficult to appreciate that

somewhere in here is a seven story

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high tank of water called

the primary containment

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vessel, the PCV.

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And now it's time to go right

underneath the reactor.

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Oh wow.

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They think what happens

after the meltdowns

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is that the molten fuel just burned

through the bottom of the PCV

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and came through here to what's

known as the pedestal.

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That's where they think

the fuel is now.

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It's difficult enough getting

through this place on foot,

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now imagine trying to remote control

a robot through this

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after the whole place has been

mangled by an explosion.

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Oh yes, and do it in the dark.

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This is Scorpion, its mission

was to hunt for fuel in unit two.

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Time is of the essence

for any Fukushima robot.

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The radiation will eventually damage

and disable its cameras,

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rendering it useless.

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But the entire mission can also be

upset by something far more basic.

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This is service hatch X6,

and in unit two they were hoping

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to send a scorpion robot down this

ramp to film the molten

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fuel at the bottom.

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But it never made it.

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They did not get any footage

or evidence of where the fuel was.

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In unit three the water's much

higher, so they had to think

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of another way to get a robot in.

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That is where the mini

sunfish came in.

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Well, actually, that's

where the mini sunfish came in.

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Built to fit through this 15

centimetre pipe, mini sunfish

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is a tiny underwater robot with five

propellers, two cameras,

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and four human operators.

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300 kilometres away from Fukushima,

in Yokohama's R&D centre,

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I came face to face with the star

of the investigation.

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In July this year, mini sunfish

was successful in finding material

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that could be fuel debris

in the pedestal in unit three.

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Decommissioning the site

could take 40 years and it may

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cost 8 trillion yen.

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Those little robots have a lot

riding on their tiny backs.

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Ever wondered what cats get up

to when no-one's there?

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Meet Roxie and Zara,

who seemed agreeable in taking part

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in some gadget testing.

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Oh, sorry.

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If you have ever wanted to watch,

talk to, or even play with your cats

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when you are not with them,

then this could help.

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Once the device is connected

to your home Wi-Fi you can log

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in via the app anywhere you can

get your phone online.

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There's a laser game to play,

snacks at the tap of an icon,

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and a function to proudly make

and share videos and cat snaps.

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This rather unusual looking setup

works in quite a similar way.

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There's a camera so you can

see the cats remotely,

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also the ability to give them food

wherever you are.

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Plus this toy, which is apparently

something that cats

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might like to play with.

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Zara and Roxie were possibly

slightly intimidated by the jolting

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of the feathery thing and the app

was extremely temperamental, making

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set up a rather tedious experience.

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The PetPace Smart Collar has been

around for a little while now

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and is available for cats and dogs.

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Meanwhile, there seems to be a game

of cat and mouse going on.

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The latter played by

a remote-controlled rodent.

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Although it actually consists

of the mouse chasing the cat,

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which probably says it

all about my day's filming.

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That was Lara with some pretty

disinterested interviewees.

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You can't win them all.

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You know us, we will report

from wherever we find a good story.

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There have been so many great ones.

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So many successful ones

in Africa this year.

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Back in June, Dan Simmons went

to Tanzania to see the first stages

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of what could be a global

revolution in education.

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We are travelling a long way

from any town or city to visit some

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of the 200 children in Tata village

in northern Tanzania.

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We are booting up the

tablet, the first one.

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The whole programme

is in Swahili so the local

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children can understand.

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I think they're going

to need more tablets.

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This is one of about 150 villages

in Tanzania chosen as the testbed

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for the Global Learning XPRIZ.

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Within a few months 4,000

tablets will be given out,

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the challenge to teach 7-

to 11-year-olds to read, write,

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and do maths over the next year.

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The most effective app

will win $10 million.

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The prize here will be

much more valuable.

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Older children can walk up to four

hours to get to and from school,

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for younger ones like this

seven-year-old Amina

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that is too far.

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She has been lucky, she is one

of those who has been chosen to take

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part in the challenge.

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At the start she has not seen

a tablet before so she is not used

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to touching screens.

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When it comes to reading,

she does not know more than one

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or two words in a sentence.

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But John, who is with the project,

thinks the tablet will

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eventually help her

to read fluently.

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The problem is that there

are about 60 to 100 million kids

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who have no access to school

because it is too far.

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Then you have 250 million more

who go to school and to leave

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without ever having learnt to read

or write a word.

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They are in Botswana, Boston,

Brighton, it does not matter.

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Kids go to school all over the world

and they go and do not learn.

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Why is that?

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That's the question

we're trying to address.

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In our greatest desire,

every single child on planet Earth

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has access to a world class

education in the palm of her hand.

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We are hoping to be back next

you to see how the teams get along.

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For now it is time to say goodbye.

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We have brought some

biscuits to say thank you.

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And suddenly the difficulties

the team will face when they

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arrive became clear.

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We just 20 or so tablets

per village, there simply won't be

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enough for everyone to take part.

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To reduce potential jealousy,

the tablets will be locked to only

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run the educational software,

but everyone wants one.

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A village mamma has been chosen

to settle any dispute.

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And the scheme's partners, UNESCO,

will be asking some other important

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questions about tablets too.

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We are doing assessments

of the social and emotional

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impact of such learning,

because we expect some

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criticism from that side.

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We are engaging with

the psychologists, anthropologists,

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educationalists, to try

to understand what does

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it do to the child?

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Is it an option that is ethical

because children go to school,

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they are socialised also,

it is not only the cognitive

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learning, it is learning

to be part of the group.

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It's just like back at home.

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Now they've all got tablets.

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They're not really

talking to anybody.

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And after all that globetrotting,

I have to say there

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is no place like home.

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There's no place like home.

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There's no place like home...

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There's no place like...

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Guards!

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Yes, banks, voting systems

and the NHS were not the only ones

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to have been under attack in 2017.

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to have been under attack in 2017.

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Even in my own castle

I had my hands full with this lot.

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