Category “Technology”

Comet Catcher: The Rosetta Landing

On November the 12th 2014, the Rosetta mission successfully reached it's goal, a comet, after being launched ten years ago in 2004. The mission was attempting to make history as this was the first mission of it's kind. Upon reaching it's goal Rosetta deployed it's lander Philae which managed to touch down on the comet successfully now it's the probes job to send back valuable data which could possibly help us have a much greater understanding of how life evolved on...

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World of Warcraft: Looking for Group

To celebrate 10 years of World of Warcraft, Blizzard have released a new documentary that sets about exploring the history of WoW, from it's early inception right up to today's development. It includes interviews with it's creators, who explain how the game came to be as successful as it...

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Cosmonauts: How Russia Won the Space Race

We all think we know the story of space and that it was conquered by the Americans but thats not the real story. The actual conquers of space were a dedicated group of men and women from the other side of the iron curtain. After decades of secrecy they are now free to tell their extraordinary stories of how they risked everything to take the first steps into...

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Rise of the Drones

Drones, these aerial robots are replacing manned planes whilst revolutionizing warfare by allowing us to see and eliminate targets from the other side of the globe and making science fiction a reality. With unprecedented access to the scientists, engineers and pilots involved in the development of these drones NOVA reveals the technologies that make drones so powerful and the breakthroughs that are leading us into the future. Will drones soon replace even the most sophisticated of manned planes and become part of our everyday lives? With companies like Amazon exploring the idea of using...

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The Thorium Dream

In the 1950's the scientists who created the atomic bomb offered a promise, by splitting the atom we could have an unlimited supply of electricity that could end pollution and bring peace to the world forever but after the disaster in Japan that dream has never looked more like a nightmare. Today as the world grows increasingly desperate for clean energy a new breed of engineers and energy geeks say we need nuclear power now more than ever. 50 years ago a forgotten government experiment seemed to prove another kind of nuclear energy could nearly eliminate the risk of meltdowns, waste and...

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Inventions That Changed the World

This documentary series hosted by Jeremy Clarkson (best known from the BBC TV series Top Gear) sets about exploring the origins and genius behind some of the most disruptive technologies ever invented, helping to shape the world we live in today. This is a five part series which includes episodes featuring the gun, the computer, the jet, the telephone and the television. These are all considered to be inventions that didn't just change the way we do things but in fact altered the world...

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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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