Category “Technology”

Inside the Dark Web

Its only been twenty five years since the world wide web was created, it affects us all throughout the day, from our personal information to the data footprint we leave behind us, yet it's now caught in one of the greatest controversy seen to date, surveillance. The revolutions of US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have lead many to ask if the web we love has been turned against us, leading to soul searching amongst those responsible for the creation of the web itself. But thanks to a collection of brilliant thinkers and researchers science has been fighting back developing...

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The Internet’s Own Boy

Aaron Swartz, the co-founder of well known news aggregation website Reddit.com and developer of the RSS web feed format was a big thinker who fell in love with all things tech from a very young age, having only been 13 years of age when he started work on developing RSS and 19 when Reddit was born. The web itself is filled with traces of Swart's innovative work, but he later became more and more heavily involved in work relating to social justice and political activism in an effort to harness the internets true potential, but it was this later work which would get him noticed by the FBI and...

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Bugatti Veyron: How its Made

Only three hundred will ever be built and to buy one will cost you over one million pounds, it can accelerate from 0 - 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds with a top speed of more than 250 miles per hour and incredible it can break from this top speed to a stand still in less than 10 seconds. This iconic brand is brought back to life and into the 21st century. The Bugatti Veyron it seems is unlike any car made and this film takes us through the process involved in manufacturing this super...

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The Truth About Webcam Girls

Thousands of girls from all over the world between eighteen to eighty appear to be signing up to work as webcam models. The industry whispers easy money from the comfort of their own bedroom and this seems to be ringing true for a lot of girls as thousands of adults are logging on to these webcam sites daily, with the most popular category being "Solo Women" and there's a story behind every girl. This BBC film sets about discovering what it takes to become a webcam...

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The Three Rocketeers: Future of Space Travel

One man has pursued a dream his entire working life, lead engineer Alan Bond believes he is now on the threshold of realizing this dream, to build a revolutionary spacecraft that achieves earths orbit in a single  leap. If their calculations are correct their revolutionary design will herald a new era in...

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Sputnik Declassified

At the height of the cold war the US and Soviet Union are locked in an nuclear standoff. In October 1957, the Soviets stuned the world by orbiting the earth with the worlds first satellite, Sputnik. This in itself contributed to a shift in public opinion with regards to superpower capabilities, the US was always considered to be on top but after the launch, this was no more. In this film Nova takes a look at the highly secretive American space program prior to Sputnik and how the US covert objectives in space only gave the impression that the Soviets were taking the lead in space...

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Amazon’s Retail Revolution

British people now do more of their shopping online than any other nation and in 2013, tens of millions of British customers used Amazon to buy 4.5 billion pounds' worth of goods. The story of the growing use of Amazon is the story of the internet age. Time and again, founder Jeff Bezos has moved the goalposts for many industries. Publishers, retailers and even the French minister of culture criticise Amazon's practices and bemoan its sheer size, but Amazon defends its record for providing customers with choice and competitive prices. Furthermore, Bezos' confidence in his mantra of 'start...

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StarCraft: World Cyber Games 2005

The World Cyber Games 2005 was hosted in the repressive state of Singapore, at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 November to 20 November 2005. There were over 800 players from 67 countries. Over 39,000 spectators turned up at the games to cheer for the players. The grand prize for the game is...

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Still Life

Still Life is a film made by the VICE sister channel Motherboard, its an extremely graphic documentary investigating Dr. Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas claims to have created a unique brew of chemicals which has the ability to rehydrate corpses in an effort to improve the chances of identifying these unidentifiable bodies. The brew itself appears to allow dried skin to absorb the liquid and regain skin color, flexibility and even allows tattoos to become visible once...

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