Posted in: Health, Technology
How to Avoid Mistakes in Surgery
A&E doctor Kevin Fong finds out how doctors can avoid making mistakes in the high-pressure, high-stakes world of the operating theatre. He sets out to learn how other professionals make life and death decisions under pressure, from airline pilots facing emergencies, to the Fire Service dealing with lethal blazes, to the world of Formula One pit crews. Kevin discovers how all these fields are helping to make surgery...
Posted in: Space, Technology
NASA’s Next Generation Space Suit
In this film Vice meets the two guys who are creating the next generation of space suits from scratch, something that has traditionally taken teams of people to achieve. When Ted Southern and Nik Moiseev first met back in 2007, they came from two very different worlds. Nik had spent over 20 years working in the Soviet Union and Russia as an engineer of cutting edge garments. Ted was an artist and sculptor who had studied at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute and worked as an apprentice at a costuming studio in...
Posted in: Science, Space, Technology
Evacuate Earth
Evacuate Earth is a National Geographic Channel documentary that tells the what-if story of the evacuation of the planet Earth which is due to be destroyed by a rogue Neutron Star. The documentary goes into the technical and social complications of building an Ark to save humanity and other Earth life and moving them to a planet in another star...
Tomorrow’s World
Tomorrow’s World delves in to the world of invention, revealing the people and technologies set to transform all our lives. Liz Bonnin examines the conditions that are promising to make the 21st century a golden age of innovation and meets some of the world’s foremost visionaries, mavericks and dreamers. From a $20 million race to the moon to making ethanol from genetically modified bacteria, levitating frogs and drugs that are spun in a candyfloss machine, barely a minute passed without another astonishing...
Posted in: Society, Technology
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
The stuff of gladiatorial battle is here: good versus evil, right versus wrong, nerd versus super-nerd. In this critically acclaimed arcade showdown, a humble novice goes head-to-head against the reigning Donkey Kong champ in a confrontation that rocks the gaming world to its processors. For more than 20 years, Billy Mitchell has owned the throne of the Donkey Kong world. No one could beat his top score until now. Newcomer Steve Wiebe claims to have beaten the unbeatable, but Mitchell isn’t ready to renquish...
Posted in: Technology
Megafactories: Toyota Australia
Megafactories reveals the technology and stories behind some of the most innovative factories in the world. After manufacturing vehicles in Australia for 50 years, it’s no surprise Toyota has grown to be Australia’s leading automotive company. Toyota Australia has just revealed a new state-of-the-art engine plant built to produce AR hybrid engines for local and export markets, one of only five engine plants of its kind. But getting there was no mean feat – and National Geographic Channel was there to...
Posted in: Technology
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...
Posted in: Technology
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...
Posted in: Technology
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...