By Prince Osuagwu
Ardent viewers of US Cable News Network, CNN international, would in a few weeks ahead, get to hear the real gist about the making of most technological inventions that make the headlines.
This is as a new science and technology series tagged, ‘Make, Create, Innovate’ is about to debut on CNN to tell viewers the stories behind the inventions and technological breakthroughs that re-shape our world. The programme will also represent a celebration of human ingenuity and the inquisitive mind.
The series launches on Thursday, 27 September, as a fortnightly segment within ‘Quest Means Business’, CNN International’s prime time business show which airs at 1900 BST / 2000 CET.
To be presented by Nick Glass and filmed on location, each episode of ‘Make, Create, Innovate’ showcases the pioneers who have revolutionised the field in which they work. Each segment explores the origin of their ‘eureka’ moment, whether the result of a happy coincidence or years of trial and error experimentation; it also reveals the key economic or social value of those inventions – a patented concept that has transformed an industrial sector or peoples’ lives.
This programme will include technologies in health, medicine, space exploration, meteorology, exploration, transportation, architecture, agriculture, manufacturing, sport, telecommunications and energy.
The maiden edition will focus on ‘Li-Fi’, a LED-based alternative to household Wi-Fi. It is an Edinburgh-based story about the WiFi of the future, which uses light waves and could be the next generation of wireless communication.
The Li-Fi theory suggests that lights in people’s homes, traffic lights or the light on a Smartphone could all provide access to the internet at broadband speed.
Inventor of the technology, Prof Harald Haas, will appear on the programme, bringing his ‘light bulb’ moment to life.