Category “Science”

Lord of the Ants

Every so often a giant emerges on the stage of science, someone who transcends the narrow boundaries of a particular line of research and alters our perspective on the world. E.O. Wilson is such a man. Ant expert E.O. Wilson has spent his career studying tiny creatures. Yet what sets him apart is his ability to step back and see the grand scheme of things. Newly appointed to Harvard, Wilson ignores charges by molecular biologists that his work with ants is mere “stamp-collecting.” He goes on to discover ants’ extraordinary means of communication, which opens up whole new areas of...

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The Rise and Fall of a Scientific Genius

See the staggering discoveries and work of Roy Rife which led him to a cure for cancer (among many other diseases) in 1934. ear Rife’s own voice describe his breakthroughs and successes which shook the medical-pharmaceutical establishment to its core. This documentary by Shawn Montgomery, will leave you reeling with anger and shock at what has been withheld from all of us by men with an unbridled lust for profits and a complete disregard for the welfare of humanity. The Rise and Fall shows how Rife’s own brilliance led him to eventual ruin in the hands of the hopelessly corrupt American...

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The Four-Winged Dinosaur

In 2002, the discovery of a beautiful and bizarre fossil astonished scientists and reignited the debate over the origin of flight. With four wings and superbly preserved feathers, the 130 million-year-old creature was like nothing paleontologists had ever seen before. In this program, NOVA travels to the Chinese stone quarry where the fossil was discovered (a famed fossil treasure trove) and teams up with the world’s leading figures in paleontology, biomechanics, aerodynamics, animation, and scientific reconstruction to perform an unorthodox experiment: a wind tunnel flight test of a...

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Car of the Future

This one-hour program is divided into six chapters. Hitting The Road. Projections suggest that by 2050 there will be two billion vehicles on the world’s roads, two and a half times as many as there are today. The “Car Talk” duo, brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, hit the road in search of the car of the future. Hydrogen Fuel Cells. Iceland, with a thousand times fewer people and cars than the U.S., has introduced the world’s first hydrogen-fueled public buses in an effort to curb dependence on imported oil. Towards Biofuels. Tom and Ray look at possible new ways to make ethanol. Such...

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Technology: World War 2.0

Josh Davis of Wired magazine investigates an internet botnet attack of Estonia’s banks and newspapers. Wired Science reports on cardiac surgery performed by a “robo-doc”. Adam Rogers explores the disappearance of home chemistry sets. Ziya Tong delves into technology that is helping children with Asperger’s Syndrome by translating facial expressions into...

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PT 3/3 Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet

Wiring the World Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet (1998) is a three-hour documentary film written and hosted by Mark Stephens under the pseudonym Robert X. Cringely and produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting for PBS. A sequel to Triumph of the Nerds, Nerds 2.0.1 documents the development of ARPANET, the Internet, the World Wide Web and the dot-com bubble of the mid and late 1990s. It was broadcast two years prior to the collapse of the dot-com bubble. The documentary was later turned into a book of the same title by series director Stephen...

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Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet

Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet (1998) is a three-hour documentary film written and hosted by Mark Stephens under the pseudonym Robert X. Cringely and produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting for PBS. A sequel to Triumph of the Nerds, Nerds 2.0.1 documents the development of ARPANET, the Internet, the World Wide Web and the dot-com bubble of the mid and late 1990s. Episodes included:Networking the Nerds, Serving the Suits, and Wiring the World. It was broadcast two years prior to the collapse of the dot.com bubble. The documentary was later turned into a book of the same...

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Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires

This film chronicles the rise of the personal computer/home computer beginning in the 1970s with the Altair 8800, Apple II and VisiCalc. It continues through the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh revolution through the 1980s and the mid 1990s at the beginning of the Dot-com boom. It includes interviews with Apple Computer’s Steve Jobs and Microsoft’s Bill Gates. This three-part film first premiered on PBS in June 1996. The series was released in VHS format soon after airing but is now out of print. A release on DVD by Ambrose Video in 2002 was noted by product reviewers on Amazon.com and...

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Pedigree Dogs Exposed

Pedigree dogs are suffering from genetic diseases following years of inbreeding, an investigation has found. A BBC documentary says they are suffering acute problems because looks are emphasised over health when breeding dogs for shows. The programme shows spaniels with brains too big for their skulls and boxers suffering from epilepsy. The Kennel Club says it works tirelessly to improve the health of pedigree dogs. Pedigree animals make up 75% of the seven million dogs in the UK and cost their owners over £10m in vets' fees each week. Poor health The programme, Pedigree...

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