Category “Technology”

A Tangled Web of Hate

Cyber bullying is something that has evolved with technology. Prank phone calls and mean chain letters have become less necessary when the world wide web provides instant and often anonymous bullying. Children are falling victim to Facebook libel – sometimes taking their own lives to escape. Catherine Bernard committed suicide in February, 2012. She lived in Melbourne, Australia and had suffered severe depression brought on by cyber-bullying. She was not the first victim and she will not be the last. Unless something is done. According to a recent global poll, Australia rates number one...

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Destination Titan

It’s a voyage of exploration like no other – to Titan, Saturn’s largest moon and thought to resemble our own early Earth. For a small team of British scientists this would be the culmination of a lifetime’s endeavor – the flight alone, some 2 billion miles, would take a full seven years. This is the story of the space probe they built, the sacrifices they made and their hopes for the landing. Would their ambitions survive the descent into the unknown on Titan’s...

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Secrets Russian Spies Airplanes

Curiosity is a natural feature of a human being. Air balloons, and airplanes after them, strongly increased possibilities for this curiosity to be satisfied. Very soon a completely mercantile interest came to replace a lighthearted curiosity. And really, a view from height of birds’ flight taken at war was giving full picture of enemy’s positions and sometimes even his...

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I Lost My Job

I Lost My Job is a short documentary film which sets out to explore the phenomenon which is affecting and due to affect many people's lives - namely, technological unemployment. The documentary also examines what we can do about it as a society through the analysis of a transitional direction. Particular questions need to be raised about this subject. What are the social consequences of ongoing technological unemployment within our current economic system? How do we handle such a situation when this process is inevitable with the ongoing emergence of machine automation and new technologies...

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Modern Marvels: Apollo 13

A chronicle of the Apollo 13 flight in 1970, which almost ended in disaster when a liquid-oxygen tank ruptured, stranding the crew in...

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Inside The Space Shuttle

This documentary takes the viewer inside NASA’s space shuttle for a close-up look at the most advanced flying machine ever built. Actor Gary Sinise narrates the history of the space shuttle’s development, emphasizing the innovative designs that made the flying machine what it is today. Training sessions for crew members are featured. Computer animations and photography provide a grand tour of the interior of the shuttle’s floor plan, living arrangements, and engine compartments. Exciting film footage of blast-offs, re-entries, and missions are highlights of the...

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North American XB-70 Valkyrie

Great Planes looks into the stories behind the most influential, innovative and intriguing machines that ever tookflight. The North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie was the prototype version of the proposed B-70 nuclear-armed deep penetration bomber for the United States Air Force’s Strategic Air Command. Designed in the late 1950s, the Valkyrie was a large six-engined aircraft able to fly Mach 3+ at an altitude of 70,000 ft (21,000 m), which would have allowed it to avoid interceptors, the only effective anti-bomber weapon at the time. Engineers had tried to build a supersonic bomber since...

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IRL – In Real Life

“IRL – In Real Life” is a short, light-hearted documentary, which takes a look at the effects of World of Warcraft addiction/compulsion. It was produced as part of a 3rd Year Film Production project at the University of the Creative...

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The Google Boys

Google’s meteoric rise to internet stardom is one of the great business sagas of our time. The sons of college professors, Larry Page and Sergey Brin – two brainy Stanford University grad students who founded the company – say their goal was to make the entire world’s information searchable and instantly accessible. At last count, they were answering 200 million queries a day. As with the invention of the internet, it’s changing our lives in ways we couldn’t imagine. Google became the world’s number one search engine because it returned better, more relevant search results...

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