Join Gordon and Lily for their inaugural podcast as they talk to Dr Laura Tripaldi about the future of nanotechnology, material science, the search for extra-terrestrial life, spiders, and her fascinating book 'Parallel Minds: discovering the intelligence of materials'. What does the future of nanotechnology hold? How can spider silk change the world? Are our current definitions of life inadequate? These are just some of the questions Dr Tripaldi explores in this fascinating interview.
Your hosts are Gordon Johnstone - Head of DataFest at The Data Lab, Scotland's innovation centre for data and artificial intelligence hosted by the University of Edinburgh - and Lily Higham, Senior Automation Engineer at the BBC World Service.
Music provided by Post Coal Prom Queen.