Category “Technology”

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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How Robots Will Change the World

Robotics is the art and commerce of robots, their design, manufacture, application, and practical use. Robots will soon be everywhere, in our home and at work. They will change the way we live. This will raise many philosophical, social, and political questions that will have to be answered. In science fiction, robots become so intelligent that they decide to take over the world because humans are deemed inferior. In real life, however, they might not choose to do that. Robots might follow rules such as Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics, that will prevent them from doing so. When the...

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Earth In The Future

An attempt to understand and predict what will happen in the future in regards to humanities survival, this relates to how we will harness sustainable and renewable energy, build eco friendly cities and the technology required to make these advancements...

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Free to Play

This film follows three gamers from across the world turned professional as they attempt to compete for a million dollar prize. They have entered the first Dota 2 International Tournament, Dota has rapidly grown in popularity the last few years and the fact that a tournament is offering $1,000,000 to the winner is a testament to that fact, this tournament is changing the gaming scene offering the best gamers from around the world a real opportunity to cash in on those countless hours of game play. This documentary offers real insight into the challenges and sacrifices required of people who...

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Free the Network: Hackers Take Back the Web

Before the tents, the pepper spray, the evictions and all of those internet memes, occupy wall street was a desperate group of activists roaming around lower Manhattan. They felt cheated that American politics had become so bloated with corporate money that something had to give. The initial plan to physically occupy wall street itself on September 17th came from the magazine AdBusters. This movement was more about word of mouth and a lot of this had to do with the fact that the vigilante hacktivist group known as "Anonymous" backed the movement early on. The movement was now filled with...

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