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John Nash: A Beautiful Mind

In September 1949, the world learned that the Soviet Union had joined the United States as a nuclear power. This shocking news intensified fears in the US and put a premium on mathematicians. Mathematicians had helped win World War II, now there was hope that they could protect Americas strategic edge. One standout graduate from Princeton known as John Nash was of great interest as he had an extraordinary ability for numbers having earned his Ph.D degree with a 28-page dissertation on non-cooperative games. This thesis won Nash the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994. In...

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Inside: 21st Century Warship

The United States Navy is poised to meet the future with a new generation of high tech transformer like fighting machines. There fast, versatile but also deadly, these are the pioneering warships, USS Freedom & USS Independence and in this National Geographic film we are given a complete tour of there ability and design. The world has changed and in the 21st century the US Navy must deal with a new wave of violent threats, in response the Navy has issued a new class of warship, the LCS or Littoral Combat Ship, these are designed in such a way as to allow them to enter shallow waters,...

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The Great Math Mystery

We live in an age of astonishing advances, engineers can land a car sized rover on Mars, Physicists probe the essence of old matter, while we communicate wirelessly on a vast world wide network but underlying all these modern wonders is something deep and mysteriously powerful. It's been called the language of the universe, and perhaps its civilisations greatest achievement, its name is mathematics, but where does it come from and why in science does it work so well? In this film, Nova explores the idea of maths and its potential for unlocking the secrets of the...

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Without Bound: Perspectives on Mobile Living

Without Bound is an extremely interesting documentary film that follows a fascinating group of people, who have traded their typical households for a more minimal, off-grid, mobile living, way of life. Taking advantage of trailers, RV's or whatever vehicle they have a preference for. They themselves can see how they might be confused as being homeless but explain that this way of life is in fact a choice that they have consciously made, trading comfort for...

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Macedonia: Behind the Facade

Macedonia's government wants to rewrite the nations history, it's Albanian minority fear the consequences as ethnic tensions increase, opponents say the regime is using surveillance to suppress decent, stating that the government has been phone tapping thousands of civilians. In this episode of People & Power by Al Jazeera they ask just where exactly is this path leading the people, possible civil...

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Autopsy: The Last Hours of Robin Williams

Robbin Williams was one of the funniest and most gifted comedians of his generation, his manic energy, lightning wit and wildly inventive improvisation made him world famous, but on August the 11th 2014, Robin Williams was found dead in a bedroom of his home. Early news reports jumped to one conclusion. World renowned forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd has been preforming high profile autopsy's for more than 25 years, his expertise has been called on for the Bloody Sunday enquiry, the aftermath of the September 11th attacks and the inquest into the death of Princess Diana. In this...

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One Night in Vegas

On September 7th of 1996, the WBC heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, set about stripping Bruce Seldon of his WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tyson at this point was a true cultural phenomenon, so it should be no surprise that himself and rap artist Tupac Shakur were close friends, Tyson is to boxing what Tupac is to Hip Hop. That night however, having been sitting ring side witnessing Tyson become champion, Tupac was later brutally gunned down in the street. In this film with the full cooperation of Mike Tyson, we hear the story of that infamous night and also of the remarkable...

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You Won’t Regret That Tattoo

When it comes to tattoos we have all heard the phrase "you'll regret that when your older", well this short documentary by Angie Bird explores that concept, sitting down with several elderly folk who all have tattoos to discuss the meanings and memories behind the ink. This film sets about challenging the idea that if we get tattoos when we are young, that in later life we will come to regret...

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My Ideal

The porn industry today is unique and in its own category of media, attracting large numbers of viewers. In this film we see Gabriele Trapani, the director for wecrosstheline, an Italian independent video label delve into the daily lives of models for Ideal Images, an LA based adult agency. Through the CEO of Ideal Images, Jason Toller we see how the whole operation works, from the managing of careers right through to the...

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