This Way Up for Saturday 29 May 2010
What's coming up in the show today.
We're looking at some of the science behind keeping our fruit and veg 'fresh' with Professor Julian Heyes of Massey University.
When it comes to buying sheets, it's a jungle out there...thread counts, ply, percale, Egyptian cotton...We pick our way through some of the jargon with Professor Raechel Laing of the University of Otago. Plus how often should you wash your sheets? Clinical microbiologist Dr Mark Jones knows.
Deborah Henson-Conant's a professional musician and a lousy cook. What better qualifications do you need to be the Burnt Food Museum's founder and head curator?!
We look at some of the emerging technologies that could shape our future over the next 2 to 5 years with the editor-in-chief of the Technology Review, Jason Pontin. This week, engineered stem cells, real time internet searches, and cheaper, more efficient solar cells.
There's plans to build the world's biggest hydro-electric project in the foothills of the Himalayas. Jonathan Watts reports.
Scientific proof of why it's so annoying to hear other people talking on their cellphones. Lauren Emberson of Cornell University's been studying the phenomenon.
The rising popularity of ping pong. Now governments across Europe are trying to harness the sport's popularity to push their keep fit agendas. In one initiative, Sport England is funding 100 free open-air tables all over London. Diccon Gray from the English Table Tennis Association on the Ping London project.