Category “Environment”

Heavy Watergate: The War Against Cold Fusion

On March 23, 1989, respected chemists, Dr. Stanley Pons and Dr. Martin Fleishman made an announcement that rocked the world of science. Their tabletop experiments with heavy water, a renewable resource readily available in ocean water, yielded enormous amounts of heat energy. Appropriately named, "Cold Fusion," this breakthrough challenged many basic scientific concepts. In response, a group of powerful physicists, heavily reliant upon government funding for their hot fusion research, leveled an unprecedented smear campaign against Pons, Fleishman and the entire field of Cold Fusion science....

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Bigger Than Enron

On June 15, a Houston jury convicted Arthur Andersen -- the 89-year-old accounting firm once known as the gold standard of integrity in auditing -- for obstruction of justice in the government's investigation of Enron, Andersen's biggest client. With the demise of Andersen, the American business landscape was forever altered. But something else was altered as well: the scandal surrounding Enron and Andersen, together with the wave of other major accounting scandals that have come to light in recent months, has dealt America's markets an unsettling psychological blow. If we can't trust the...

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South Pacific : Strange Islands

Please Excuse The Ads Which Pop Up On First Click. These Have Nothing To Do With Us. They Are Built Into MegaVideos Player & We Do Not Support Popup Ads of Any Kind! Flightless parrots, burrowing bats, giant skinks and kangaroos in trees - on the isolated islands of the South Pacific, the wildlife has evolved in extraordinary ways. But island living can carry a high price, for when new species arrive, all hell breaks loose. And there lies a puzzle: why do animals perfectly adapted to island life simply give up the ghost? The answer is revealed by the remarkable stories of some unlikely...

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Waste = Food

As part of THE GREEN, Sundance Channel presents a series of documentary films focusing on timely and pressing environmental issues of the day. Every day natural resources are being rapidly depleted, while production and consumption rise in nations like China and India. In response to this crisis, a new philosophy promoting a non-toxic or recyclable destiny for all man-made products has triggered a new industrial revolution among designers and manufacturers. Rob van Hattum's award-winning documentary explores how companies such as Nike, Herman Miller and Ford are experimenting with...

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Survival – Without food in the cold

This is a self-documentary from a Swedish guy about surviving in the freezing wilderness. It's quite interesting to see and learn though for most people it is of no use for all that knowledge. The narration is not in English but there are subtitles below. In this episode he also explain the gear that he brought along with him, most of it do not seem tactical, two of which includes a condom and a tampon. Well, the explanation given from him is that tampon when fluffed up is a good fire starter and condom is good to store water and keep things...

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Encounters at the End of the World

Werner Herzog is a master filmmaker. Stretching back decades, genres, languages, styles and scope, he continues to be a pioneering creative force. Encounters at the End of the World is the newest reminder of his skill, and joins the growing list of ecologically/environmentally centered documentaries gracing us, the most famous being Davis Guggenheim/Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. Herzog's Encounters is a somewhat meandering trip to the Southernmost place on Earth, inspired by footage of Antarctica's marine world taken by a friend of his. From the early images of crammed passengers on a...

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The Bermuda Triangle

First part of the video talks about Flight 19, the American aircraft that went missing after flying over the Bermuda triangle. This was just slightly after the end of World War II. Few other cases were also discussed. Using the lastest technology, these researchers will go down into the bermuda triangle to film and...

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Ice Hotel

The Ice Hotel of Sweden is the biggest hotel in the world that is built entirely by ice and snow. This hotel is the brainchild of two close friends who are specialized in Ice architecture, Arne Bergh and Ake Larsoon. Situated near the North Pole, the hotel covers and area of 6000 sq meters and requires 300 tons of ice to build. When completed, the hotel features a bar, church, main hall, reception area and rooms and suites for over 100 guests to sit and sleep on blocks of sculpted ice in the form of chairs and beds. Beside the hotel, a chapel will be built also entirely by ice and...

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An Inconvenient Truth

“Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. Gore’s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change. A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way. “Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message,” said Guggenheim. An Inconvenient...

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