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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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Triumph of the Nerds: Great Artist Steal

The documentary chronicles the rise of the personal computer/home computer beginning in the 1970s with the Altair 8800, Apple I and Apple II and VisiCalc. It continues through the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh revolution through the 1980s and the mid 1990s, ending at the beginning of the Dot-com boom with the release of Windows 95.

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Triumph of the Nerds: Riding the Bear

The documentary chronicles the rise of the personal computer/home computer beginning in the 1970s with the Altair 8800, Apple I and Apple II and VisiCalc. It continues through the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh revolution through the 1980s and the mid 1990s, ending at the beginning of the Dot-com boom with the release of Windows 95. The first episode in the series can be found here

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The Pirate Bay: Away from Keyboard

This is a documentary about the largest and the most famous torrent website in the world – The Pirate Bay – and the story behind it. It’s the day before the trial starts. Fredrik packs a computer into a rusty old Volvo. Along with his Pirate Bay co-founders, he faces $13 million in damage claims to Hollywood in a copyright infringement case. Fredrik is on his way to install a new computer in t

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Bullet Proof

Bullet Proof

How do you stop a speeding bullet? From body armor to armored cars and trucks, we review the history of the race between the bullet and a successful way to stop it. It’s not exactly easy to design material that can catch gunfire traveling up to 3,000 feet per second. We’ll look at little-known advances like bulletproof layering hidden in walls, futuristic smart materials that “remember” how to sto

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