Category “Technology”

Nissan GTR

Designed to rival Porsche and Ferrari with speeds exceeding 300km/hr and an acceleration of 0 to 100km/hr in 2.8 seconds, Nissan GTR is the ultimate Japanese super car. With a design that is uniquely Japanese; square, angular and blunt, made to resemble the Gundam robots, as opposed to the conventional slick design of western super cars, the GTR has managed to challenge the theories of car design and aerodynamics. The film takes the viewer inside the Nissan megafactory, the size of 600 football pitches, to observe all the stages of manufacturing up to testing. A detailed look into what...

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The Smash Brothers

The Smash Brothers is a 9 episode documentary web series created by East Point Pictures, it explores the in depth competitive gaming world of Super Smash Bros Melee, interviewing some of the scenes top...

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Defeating the Hackers

Exploring the murky and fast-paced world of the hackers out to steal money and identities and wreak havoc with people's online lives, and the scientists who are joining forces to help defeat them. Horizon meets the two men who uncovered the world's first cyber weapon, the pioneers of what is called ultra paranoid computing, and the computer expert who worked out how to hack into cash...

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The Internet Must Go

The Internet Must Go is a video mockumentary which follows the character John Wooley, a market researcher who tries to come up with a plan for how internet service providers can try to market what internet access would look like without network neutrality protections. The concept is that big internet providers cannot prioritize websites or any other online services over others, treating all online content equally. Keeping the internet open is importnant for future econimic growth and free speech online. Current rules prevent powerful coporations from paying ISP’s for a...

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Robot Revolution: Will Machines Surpass Humans

The NHK documentary, "Robot Revolution : Will Machines surpass humans" features Honda ASIMO, Hubo, Big Dog from Boston Dynamics, Baxter from Rethink Robotics, Nextage and other humanoid robots. Since the Fukishima nuclear disaster, development of humanoid robotics and the artificial intelligence used in them has accelerated...

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Eyewar

What threads of history bind Manhattan's Ground Zero to those of Nagasaki and Hiroshima? Or connect sight to truth, games to war, or the silkworm to the drone? What does the United States hold to be the role of science in warfare? How has war historically been waged in Buddhist traditions? These are some of the topics addressed in Eyewar: 80 minutes of found footage which traces the development of the digital image from the maps of the second century to the screens of the twenty-first, and the uses of the field of cybernetics from Japan in the 1940s to Chile in the 1970s and Iraq in the...

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I Am Street Fighter

I Am Street Fighter, a documentary previously included in the $150 Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set, has now been released for free by Capcom. This 72-minute documentary, created by the San Francisco-based production company Area 5, touches on the development of the series, and features testimonials from fans, professional players, producer Yoshinori Ono and former community manager Seth Killian. The franchise's whole history is explored, from its inception to its rise in popularity in arcades to its emergence as a thriving eSports...

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Long Shot: Inside the Scope of Smart Weapons

In spring of 2013, Texas-based start up TrackingPoint Solutions released the first ever precision-guided firearm, which is essentially a long-range, laser-guided robo rifle. Call it the gun of tomorrow: The technology is so advanced we've heard it can have beginners killing at extreme distances with single-shot accuracy in mere minutes.The PGF's closed-loop system is based off jetfighter lock and launch technology, something TrackingPoint CEO Jason Schauble says not only marks the next great paradigm shift in the evolution of firearms—it helps users make ethical kill shots too. But...

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This Is How Diamonds Are Made

Diamonds are made out of carbon, highly organized carbon, that is. Geologists are still guessing how diamonds formed in the Earth from 1 billion to 3 billion years ago, according to a recent study in the journal Nature, but they think the recipe follows something like this: 1. Bury carbon dioxide 100 miles into Earth. 2. Heat to about 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit. 3. Squeeze under pressure of 725,000 pounds per square inch. 4. Quickly rush towards Earth's surface to cool. If the process sounds a little difficult, thank a synthetic diamond manufacturer: There are now two ways to...

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