Technology

How To Build A Satellite

Some of the best and most up-to-date communication satellites in the world are designed and built in Stevenage in Britain. With exclusive access to specialist manufacturer Astrium, this programme shows step-by-step how to assemble one of the most complicated machines in the world. The team is followed as they construct a massive communication satellite; from the inner carbon-fibre skeleton to t

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Finding Paul Miller

"I was wrong. One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul." It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've managed to stay disconnected, just like I planned. I'm internet free. And now I'm supposed

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The History of Grand Theft Auto

Until now, GamerSpawn History has focused on documenting the detailed history of triple ­A military shooter franchises like Battlefield and Call of Duty. But with this documentary film, we'll shift gears in order to bring you an in­depth look into the conception, development, and continued growth of the industry's biggest open world action series, Grand Theft Auto. Today, Rockstar Games is a world

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Panopticon

Panopticon

Control on our daily lives increases and privacy is disappearing. How is this exactly happening and in which way will it effect all our lives? A film about the rise of the surveillance state into your life. Technology is becoming better and more interesting every day. And more important. We are the digital generation. We can have more freedom. We can become smarter. We can be more creative. We

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3D Printed Guns

3D Printed Guns

People have figured out how to print a semi-automatic rifle from the comfort of their own home. Now they’re putting all the information online so that others will join them. This is a story about the rapid evolution of a technology that has forced the American legal system to play catch up. Cody Wilson, a 25 year old University of Texas Law student, is an advocate for the open source production

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Reach For The Skies

It’s been billed as the smartest jet fighter on the planet, designed to strike enemies in the air and on the ground without being detected by radar. The question is how and why did Australia lock itself into a project that both experts and senior US politicians say is dangerously flawed? After a decade of intensive development, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is over budget, a long way behind sch

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Soviet Top Secret Weapons

During the period of the Cold War, a large proportion of the Soviet Union’s economy and scientific establishment was dedicated to the development of new and better weapons. The Soviet’s paranoia about Western technical superiority was at its height during the 50s and 60s. This film takes a look at two notable but unsuccessful secret weapons programs of the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The

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An Original Maker: Paul Elkin

Paul Elkins has always loved to doodle; when he turned 8 years old his mother bought him his first serious sketch pad and he has since filled 25 more books with his designs. Elkins redesigned the world around him with his drawings of mini submarines, backpack helicopters, gas vapor carburetors and turbo-powered skateboards. Unlike the work of other dreamers, Elkins’ designs didn’t remain trappe

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Diamond Labs

Diamond Labs

Top quality diamonds at knock down prices? The only catch is: these rocks don't come out of the ground, but are made in a lab. This is the promise offered by a series of recent scientific breakthroughs. For most of us, it seems we may soon be able to bejewel ourselves like movie stars. But for De Beers, the world's largest diamond trader, could this, one day, be a serious threat? Following a

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