Technology

NASA: The Space Shuttle

With the idea being born in the midst of unsettled times, this idea somehow evolved into a feat of unexpected excellence, giving rise to one of the most complex machines ever built and with a mission no less extraordinary, transporting humans to and from space itself and helping to construct the International Space Station or ISS. Now however after completing nearly thirty years of flight it's leg

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Apple’s Broken Promises

In this Panorama special the truth about Apple and your iPhone is revealed, for the first time secret filming from inside the high security Chinese factories where Apples products are made show the reality of life on the production line. What this film discovers is an exhausted work force with staff falling asleep as they work. Panorama also travels further down the supply train to find children d

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Lamborghini Aventador

The raging bull of Lamborghini has been the symbol of extreme car design and engineering for nearly 50 years, but today as a new age of supercar dawns the Italian manufacturer has set itself one of the most ambitious goals yet, to blow it's competitors out of the water by creating the greatest super sports car the world has ever seen. This is a game changing vehicle that will alter the scope of su

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A Brief History of Graphics

Some say graphics aren't important but with every game having them, they are a clear sign of the technology available at the time of production. From early prototypes and dots moving across the screen to an explosion of arcade games and the emergence of 3D renderings graphics have come along way over the years. In this 5-part documentary by Stuart Brown we look at the milestones in graphic deve

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Comet Catcher: The Rosetta Landing

On November the 12th 2014, the Rosetta mission successfully reached it's goal, a comet, after being launched ten years ago in 2004. The mission was attempting to make history as this was the first mission of it's kind. Upon reaching it's goal Rosetta deployed it's lander Philae which managed to touch down on the comet successfully now it's the probes job to send back valuable data which could poss

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World of Warcraft: Looking for Group

To celebrate 10 years of World of Warcraft, Blizzard have released a new documentary that sets about exploring the history of WoW, from it's early inception right up to today's development. It includes interviews with it's creators, who explain how the game came to be as successful as it is.

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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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