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Foresight - The week ahead


Saturday 19 June Building The Ultimate:

Skyscrapers Examines at the role of structural engineers in constructing those multi-storey marvels.

Discovery Channel, 1pm Sunday Ultimates: Trains Another 'ultimate' in the title - this time it's the science used to develop supersonic trains.

Discovery Channel, 8pm Extreme Archaeology A new series in which a team of archaeologists do their stuff in hazardous conditions. This week mudflats hinder the excavation of a Roman bridge.

Channel 4, 8pm Wednesday Discovery - The New Space Race What does the future hold for space travel in the 21st century and which countries are like likely to boldly go where none have gone before? Former space shuttle astronaut Jeff Hoffmann enlightens.

BBC World Service, 10.05am Thursday Material World Quentin Cooper delves into the world of rheology, the branch of physics that deals with the flow and changing shape of matter. Our genial host explains how the science applies to anything from baking a loaf of bread to the dynamics of convection in the earth's mantle.

BBC Radio 4, 4.30pm 26 June 2004 The 26th Magellan Three Peaks Yacht Race Every year teams compete in a race to sail from Barmouth on the Welsh coast to Fort William in Scotland, stopping off to climb Mount Snowdon, Scarfell Pike and Ben Nevis along the way. Of the 20-odd teams taking part this year there are three civil engineers from Devon in the five-man crew aboard the Kithros II - Chris Rogers, Bill Ricketts and Neal Ricketts. With 626km of sailing along difficult coastal waters, 29km of cycling and 116km of running it's going to be a gruelling challenge to say the least, so please lend them your support - they'll probably all be wearing one by the end of the challenge.

Foresight wishes team Kithros II the very best of luck.

For more information on the Three Peaks Yacht Race and to chart the progress of the Kithros II go to:


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