Technology - 7

Thorium: An Energy Solution

Thorium: An Energy Solution

2011, Technology

Uranium is used to fuel the world's nuclear power plants, but a vocal segment of the scientific community claims that it's too dangerous and rare a chemical to sustain that role for much longer. In the feature-length documentary Thorium: An Energy...

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City Under the Sea

City Under the Sea

2010, Technology

In the future humans may need to adapt to a life underwater. There will be many dangers. Scolding volcanic fluids and crushing pressures can kill the unwary. In some ways it's easier to live in space than underwater. We know more about the moon than...

7.25

Beyond Human

Beyond Human

Humans becoming more like machines. Machines becoming more like humans. Over the centuries, scientists speculated that we could tap into the body's electrical system to restore lost functions or enhance our powers, like machines. Science fiction has returned again...

7.82
The Thorium Dream

The Thorium Dream

2011, Technology

There's much to take for granted in the evolution of technology, or at least in the way that technology appears to us today – refined, perfected, ever cutting-edge. Globally, our energy and resource supplies are becoming increasingly costly to...

9.06

How to Build a Beating Heart

How to Build a Beating Heart

Science may be on the verge of producing a limitless supply of replacement parts by regenerating damaged or aging body parts grown from our own cells. Imagine the implications if we could custom make body parts genetically indistinguishable from...

9.29
Everything is a Remix

Everything is a Remix

2010, Technology

Everything is a Remix is produced by Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker. Ferguson examines modern attitudes toward intellectual property and how these attitudes rather counterintuitively stifle creativity rather than fostering it. He...

8.66

Cyberwar

Cyberwar

Is the US contributing to the militarization of cyberspace? Cyberwar. A conflict without foot soldiers, guns, or missiles. Instead the attacks are launched by computer hackers. Digital spy rings. Information thieves. Cyberarmies of kids, criminals, terrorists - some backed...

7.03

Playing God

Playing God

Adam Rutherford meets a new creature created by American scientists - the spider-goat. It is part goat, part spider, and its milk can be used to create artificial spider's web. It is part of a new field of research,...

8.40

In the Realm of the Hackers

In the Realm of the Hackers

In The Realm of the Hackers is an Australian documentary directed by Kevin Anderson about the prominent hacker community, centered in Melbourne, Australia in the late 80's to early 1990. The storyline is centered around the Australian teenagers going...

8.10

Tetris: From Russia with Love

Tetris: From Russia with Love

This is the story behind the fiendishly addictive game, a tale of high stakes, intimidation and legal feuds set against the backdrop of Cold War tensions between East and West. This documentary takes us back to the origins of the game in Russia as systems at the Moscow...

7.76

Future Intelligence

Future Intelligence

Catch a first-time glimpse at smart technology that will put android helpers in the home, network commuters and entire cities to the Web, and bring us entertainment systems that can virtually make dreams come true. Advances in artificial intelligence are creating...

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