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The Man Who Hunts Spy Satellites
Thierry Legault is not your average amateur astronomer, inviting the kids over and pointing a dinky backyard telescope at the Big Dipper. He’s a renowned astrophotographer, painstakingly chronicling the orbits of planets, distant galaxies, spaceships, and—to the chagrin of the intelligence community—of the spy satellites we’re not supposed to see. These days, we are inundated with a constant feed of reality defying images sent back to us from space by the very carefully calibrated equipment we send up...
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The Japanese Bullet Train
This 50 minutes long BBC documentary film is aired in the year 2011. The BBC film says it is the first and the most technological advance in the world, ancient chariot racing, the electric telegraph, a crowbar, a medieval clock, and a 19th-century luxury racing car. The BBC documentary film talks about Japan, a rough land of volcanic mountains and devastating earthquakes. Most of the population squeezed into some of the largest cities on the planet. Getting around the country is the challenge. Space on the road...
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Deepest Sea Highway
Busan, one of the busiest cities around the world was running out of room. The only solution was Geoje, a city only 8 kms away by sea but 140km away by road. How did the Koreans solve this problem? By building a highway immersed into the sea connecting both the cities. Deepest Sea Highway tells the story of these two cities only 8 kilometres away by sea connected. One is over flowing with population while on the other one it’s hard to find a person. It is a four-lane highway that runs almost fifteen meters...
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It Runs On Water
This is the story of the technology that would give the world free energy, the technology exists but free energy is not lucrative so the technology will be kept secret. It Runs On Water gives viewers a clear message that Free Energy is on the way. Arthur C. Clarke explains how there were four stages in the way scientists react to the development of anything of a revolutionary nature. “Free Energy” was now working its way through these four stages of reaction, which were: 1. It’s nonsense, 2. It is not...
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Japan’s Atomic Bomb
Did the Japanese detonate an atomic device just days before they surrendered? – Evidence suggests Japan was just weeks behind the U.S. in the race to build the bomb. – See how the Japanese planned to deliver the deadly device. – Formerly top-secret Japanese documents help tell the dramatic tale. Since the end of World War II, conventional wisdom claimed that Imperial Japan was years away from building an atomic weapon. Japan’s Atomic Bomb shatters that view. Using once-secret Japanese wartime...
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Who Killed America’s Biggest Gadget?
The hunt for the Higgs boson, god particle or goddamn particle, the one that gives things mass, came closer to an end. Physicists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Europe, the world’s largest particle accelerator, found evidence of the particle and its energy field. But the LHC didn’t do it alone. The search has been a massive, costly and unprecedented international effort that began thousands of miles away, at another atom smasher beneath the Illinois prairie. The main achievement the Tevatron was...
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Drone On: the Future of UAV Over the US
From military weapons expos in Jordan to idyllic SoCal beaches, we caught up with some of those who are building and selling unmanned aerial vehicles all over the world, and even convinced a few companies to let us take their flying spy robots for a...
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Can We Have Unlimited Power?
Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path. We are the most power-hungry generation that has ever lived. This film tells the story of how that power has been harnessed - from wind, steam and from inside the atom. In the early years the drive for new sources of power was led by practical men who wanted to make money. Their inventions and ideas created fortunes and changed the course of...
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 the fuel tanks and engines. At the Portsmouth site, the electronic 'payload' is built and then tested. It has to operate...