Category “Science”

Cosmos: With Carl Sagan

With Cosmos, Carl Sagan and his wife and co-writer, Ann Druyan, brilliantly illustrated the underlying science of his same-titled book, placing the human species within a space-and-time context that brought the infinite into stunningly clear view. The series, which originally aired in 1980 on PBS, has been seen by more than 700 million people worldwide and remains a high-water mark in miniseries history. Sagan lucidly explains such topics as Einstein’s theory of relativity, Darwin’s theory of evolution, and the greenhouse effect, bringing the mysteries of the universe down to a...

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What the Bleep Do We Know!?

This hard-to-describe movie, which combines talking-head documentary footage with a fictional narrative, attempts to explain quantum physics in terms most audiences can understand. The extent to which it succeeds will largely be the extent to which a viewer grasps the complex theories being addressed in those terms. Does matter exist? Does time flow in one direction? This documentary is a radical departure from convention. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown, indeed, not even dreamed of since Copernicus. It's a documentary. It's a story. It's mind-blowing...

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In the Womb – Multiples

This is just a preview. The full documentary is no longer available. Try to watch it at StageVu. Expanding on the critically acclaimed special, In the Womb, National Geographic explores the extraordinary and fragile world of twins, triplets and quadruplets in utero. Featuring amazing 4-D ultrasound images and revolutionary new fetal imaging techniques, this remarkable new special travels inside the womb to witness tiny fetuses as they grow and begin to interact with each other. This documentary follows the multiple pregnancies of three different women, from conception to shortly after...

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Supernatural Science: Previous Lives

Millions believe in reincarnation. Is there proof that is really happens? Do people pass through many lifetimes and can they bring back memories from having lived before? Therapies now encouraging people to relive their violent moments of their deaths in previous lives. But what can be known for certain. Scientists are trying to assess the evidence from those who've claimed to have live before. Will they proof the case for reincarnation and reveal what brings those memories to the human...

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The Genius Sperm Bank

In 1980, a Californian millionaire established a very exclusive foundation for biological determinism or, in other words - a sperm bank. In fact, Robert Graham's scheme was straight out of a James Bond film. His ‘Repository for Germinal Choice' was created with the express aim of creating a master race of exceptional individuals. It was housed - like all plutocratic supremacy ideas should be - deep inside a subterranean concrete bunker. However, the crowning glory of his Blofeld-like plan was that only scientific masterminds could donate. The crème de la crème, you might say - genius...

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The Great Robot Race

Twenty-three bizarre looking vehicles line up at the starting gate of the DARPA Grand Challenge with one thing in common: there s nobody behind the wheel. Sponsored by the Pentagon s research agency this race for robotic driverless vehicles has a $2 million prize. Its ultimate goal is to gather new ideas for the future of unmanned warfare.With names like Terramax Highlander Ghostrider and Stanley these vehicles are armed with cutting-edge technology including artificial intelligence laser-guided vision GPS navigation and 3-D mapping systems. But can some of the world s most advanced robots...

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Modern Marvels: Surveillance Technology

Eavesdrop on conversations up to a mile away and try out advanced systems that see through walls. In the world of surveillance, Big Brother is not only watching, he's also listening, analyzing, recording, scanning, and tracking every aspect of our lives. And with advanced surveillance technology, there's virtually no place to hide. Surveillance Tech examines some of the most important and potentially terrifying equipment the world has ever seen-or rather, not seen-in this thriving surveillance revolution. Check out parabolic microphones that pick up conversations a mile a way, cameras that...

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The Big Question: Why Am I Me?

There are 6 billion people on the planet. Every single one of them are unique individual. We each have thougths and ideas and memories and feelings. What is happening in your brain when talking and listening? This is not about mechanics of speaking, listening and understanding a language. This is about subjective sensation of being you. British scientist Susan Adele Greenfield who brings attention to Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, explains how the brains generate a mind that is individual to each of us.Welcome to the mysterious world of...

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2057: The City of the Future

What would you see and experience if the clocks rolled forward 50 years? In a unique blend of drama and science, this three-part series shows you the world of tomorrow. Will we have flying cars? Will advances in medicine help us stay young forever? What about "printing" custom-made vital organs? What will our cities look like? What will tomorrow's wars be about? Will we have robots helping around the house? Will solar power be the new oil? Supported by the world's leading scientists and research institutes, we embark on a quest to answer some of society's most fundamental questions and...

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