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Modern Marvels: Carbon

Modern Marvels: Carbon

All life forms, including us, are built upon atoms of carbon. But modern technology is also built on a foundation of carbon. Modern Marvels: Carbon explores how such a simple element burns hotter, cuts deeper, dies harder, insulates more thoroughly, and absorbs more fully than any other...

5.50

Nano: The Next Dimension

Nano: The Next Dimension

Nanosciences and nanotechnologies represent a formidable challenge for the research community and industry. World-class infrastructure, new fundamental knowledge, novel equipment for characterisation and manufacturing, multi-disciplinary education and training for innovative and creative...

8.44

Dubai Palm Islands

Dubai Palm Islands

The Palm Islands are artificial peninsulas constructed of sand dredged from the bottom of the Persian Gulf by the Belgian company Jan De Nul and the Dutch company Van Oord. The sand is sprayed by the dredging ships, which are guided by DGPS, onto the required area in a process known as...

7.68

World Trade Center

World Trade Center

The World Trade Center (WTC) was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City that were destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The site is currently being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks. The original World...

4.25

Megaship: OOCL Atlanta

Megaship - OOCL Atlanta

Climb aboard the cargo ship OOCL Atlanta as she journeys from Hong Kong to Singapore. How does a minimal crew keep this 1,000ft-long vessel afloat in treacherous seas? Join a voyage of discovery aboard a Megaship, as she negotiates her way through the difficult and dangerous Singapore and...

8.11

Sky Archaeology

Sky Archaeology

Archaeologist Richard Hansen and his team trek through the Guatemalan rain forest while above them a satellite sees through the dense jungle and points the way towards a lost Mayan city. This jungle holds a secret, a treasure abandoned two thousand years ago. It's a secret unlocked from outer...

8.53

James Burke: Connections

James Burke: Connections

Connections explores an Alternative View of Change (the subtitle of the series) that rejects the conventional linear and teleological view of historical progress. Burke contends that one cannot consider the development of any particular piece of the modern world in isolation. Rather, the...

8.64

Building Gods

Building Gods

This film by Ken Gumbs tackles the issue of pending greater-than-human artificial intelligence and the possible ramifications. Different individuals with different backgrounds are interviewed on the subject, including a theologian, a philosopher, a brain builder and a cyborg. A wide spectrum...

6.60

Web 3.0

Web 3.0

A short story about the Semantic Web. Some Internet experts believe the next generation of the Web - Web 3.0 - will make tasks like your search for movies and food faster and easier. Instead of multiple searches, you might type a complex sentence or two in your Web 3.0 browser, and the Web...

7.21

Inside The Mind of Google

Inside The Mind of Google

In this CNBC Original, Maria Bartiromo takes viewers Inside The Mind of Google for a rare look at the world's most powerful technology company and its crown jewel, the Google Internet search engine. This is the fascinating story of how two grad students, in barely a decade, took a one-time...

6.29

Gearing Up

Gearing Up

Gearing Up introduces four teams of high school students participating in Robotics competition. This documentary chronicles behind-the-scenes drama and excitement leading up to the Robotics National Competition. Teams receive identical robot kits with no instructions and have just six weeks to...

7.30

Tunneling under the Alps

Tunneling under the Alps

To most of the world, the majestic Alps present a scene of wonder. But to European merchants and truckers, they present a troublesome and costly roadblock. Enter the ambitious AlpTransit Tunnel. At just over 56 miles, this Swiss monster is the longest tunnel in the world. That is, it will be...

3.25