The science of South African spy cables


With the recent scandal surrounding the leaking of South African spy cables, The Science Inside looks into the science and technology behind the modern spy game. The show covers SA’s missile program, the psychology of lying, and the high-tech gear that spies are using in today’s world.

The Science Inside

The Science Inside is produced by The Wits Radio Academy with funding from The Department of Science & Technology. Each week the show goes inside the science of a major news item, natural disaster or cultural event, such as the salvage of the Costa Concordia, fracking, a train crash or the shortage of ARVs. In addition to expert interviews, each show features listeners’ questions, answered by a university student in the appropriate field. A regular feature, “The Science OUTside”, also takes the show on a trip out of the studio. A second regular segment is “2 Minute Science”, which looks at future developments and how science can change the world. Tune in to Vow FM every Monday at 6pm.

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