Monday STEPHEN HAWKING’S FUTURE UNIVERSE
SBS ONE, 8.35pm
The strive for perfection has never been more apparent than when the Olympics are being staged, as the primal need to be faster, stronger and better dictates the entire lives of the competing athletes. Stephen Hawking and the Future Universe team investigates this phenomenon, and how ligament damage – which can affect anyone, not just athletes – can be treated with regenerative medicine. And the body- part upgrading doesn’t stop there. At Oxford University they are testing theories in electrical stimulation to the brain that can advance maths ability. No more counting on fingers for these subjects.