Technology

Cosmonauts: How Russia Won the Space Race

We all think we know the story of space and that it was conquered by the Americans but thats not the real story. The actual conquers of space were a dedicated group of men and women from the other side of the iron curtain. After decades of secrecy they are now free to tell their extraordinary stories of how they risked everything to take the first steps into space.

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Rise of the Drones

Rise of the Drones

Drones, these aerial robots are replacing manned planes whilst revolutionizing warfare by allowing us to see and eliminate targets from the other side of the globe and making science fiction a reality. With unprecedented access to the scientists, engineers and pilots involved in the development of these drones NOVA reveals the technologies that make drones so powerful and the breakthroughs that ar

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The Thorium Dream

In the 1950's the scientists who created the atomic bomb offered a promise, by splitting the atom we could have an unlimited supply of electricity that could end pollution and bring peace to the world forever but after the disaster in Japan that dream has never looked more like a nightmare. Today as the world grows increasingly desperate for clean energy a new breed of engineers and energy geek

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Inventions That Changed the World

This documentary series hosted by Jeremy Clarkson (best known from the BBC TV series Top Gear) sets about exploring the origins and genius behind some of the most disruptive technologies ever invented, helping to shape the world we live in today. This is a five part series which includes episodes featuring the gun, the computer, the jet, the telephone and the television. These are all considere

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Inside the Dark Web

Its only been twenty five years since the world wide web was created, it affects us all throughout the day, from our personal information to the data footprint we leave behind us, yet it's now caught in one of the greatest controversy seen to date, surveillance. The revolutions of US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have lead many to ask if the web we love has been turned against us, lead

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The Internet’s Own Boy

Aaron Swartz, the co-founder of well known news aggregation website Reddit.com and developer of the RSS web feed format was a big thinker who fell in love with all things tech from a very young age, having only been 13 years of age when he started work on developing RSS and 19 when Reddit was born. The web itself is filled with traces of Swart's innovative work, but he later became more and more h

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Bugatti Veyron: How its Made

Only three hundred will ever be built and to buy one will cost you over one million pounds, it can accelerate from 0 - 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds with a top speed of more than 250 miles per hour and incredible it can break from this top speed to a stand still in less than 10 seconds. This iconic brand is brought back to life and into the 21st century. The Bugatti Veyron it seems is unlike any car

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The Three Rocketeers: Future of Space Travel

One man has pursued a dream his entire working life, lead engineer Alan Bond believes he is now on the threshold of realizing this dream, to build a revolutionary spacecraft that achieves earths orbit in a single  leap. If their calculations are correct their revolutionary design will herald a new era in spaceflight.

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Sputnik Declassified

At the height of the cold war the US and Soviet Union are locked in an nuclear standoff. In October 1957, the Soviets stuned the world by orbiting the earth with the worlds first satellite, Sputnik. This in itself contributed to a shift in public opinion with regards to superpower capabilities, the US was always considered to be on top but after the launch, this was no more. In this film Nova t

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