Category “Technology”

The Creation of the Computer

The ability to think and reason is what makes us human, setting us apart from the rest of nature. People communicate in intricate ways about various complex subjects and at the centre of it all there is a thinking machine, the computer. With it our thoughts can be recorded and what once seemed possible now seems common place. Today computers are capable of amazing tasks that would boggle even the greatest of minds. The story of the computer and it's evolution entails squandered chances, fortunate accidents, frequent missteps, fantastic insights and unprecedented genius, it is a story of a...

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eSPORTS

With hundreds of millions of hardcore gamers and thousands of global tournaments each year, computer games are now well on their way to becoming the worlds biggest sports and at the centre of everything is a whole new bread of celebrity, the eSports superstar. The best players have left their bedrooms to compete in some of the worlds biggest stadiums, offered athletic visas and sports scholarships, athletes play up to 18 hours a day in dedicated gaming houses, always under the watchful eyes of their agents and coaches. For those that work hard and keep their heads together real fame and...

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Collaboration: On the Edge of a New Paradigm?

Collaboration is a film that sets about explaining a new way of thought or shift in paradigm with regards to the way we as humans create and educate ourselves. Collaboration is deeply routed within society and is something we need to rediscover in light of the new tools available to us today. To get a better idea of how the creative minds are operating these days, the filmmaker Alfred set out on a journey to the birthplace of modern technology, the Bay Area in California. Here he talks to some of the leading practitioners in the field, uncovering clues and insights into the new possibilities...

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NASA: The Space Shuttle

With the idea being born in the midst of unsettled times, this idea somehow evolved into a feat of unexpected excellence, giving rise to one of the most complex machines ever built and with a mission no less extraordinary, transporting humans to and from space itself and helping to construct the International Space Station or ISS. Now however after completing nearly thirty years of flight it's legacy is one of unparalleled achievement, tragedy overcome and opportunity met. This is of course a film about the NASA Space Shuttle, narrated by...

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Apple’s Broken Promises

In this Panorama special the truth about Apple and your iPhone is revealed, for the first time secret filming from inside the high security Chinese factories where Apples products are made show the reality of life on the production line. What this film discovers is an exhausted work force with staff falling asleep as they work. Panorama also travels further down the supply train to find children digging for the tin that the industry needs and evidence that tin from illegal and dangerous mines is being supplied to Apple. The most valuable company in the world builds the gadgets we all love...

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Lamborghini Aventador

The raging bull of Lamborghini has been the symbol of extreme car design and engineering for nearly 50 years, but today as a new age of supercar dawns the Italian manufacturer has set itself one of the most ambitious goals yet, to blow it's competitors out of the water by creating the greatest super sports car the world has ever seen. This is a game changing vehicle that will alter the scope of supercar design for good, but this is no simple reworking of Lamborghini's old flagship models, it's engineers are tasked with completing the job from a completely clean slate and at it's mega factory...

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A Brief History of Graphics

Some say graphics aren't important but with every game having them, they are a clear sign of the technology available at the time of production. From early prototypes and dots moving across the screen to an explosion of arcade games and the emergence of 3D renderings graphics have come along way over the years. In this 5-part documentary by Stuart Brown we look at the milestones in graphic development and how available technology has shaped the games we...

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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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