Pioneers for the Next World
For some, Mars is the answer to man’s future survival. Others say Mars is too far, too dangerous, and too expensive for humans to explore.
In this documentary, Marianne Thieme, who is a member of the Parliament Party for the Animals in The Netherlands explains passionately the ways in which humans have been destroying and depleting the oceans.
Join Dr. Steve Jefferts of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado as he explains why atomic clocks are so extremely important in our everyday lives.
French engineer Thierry Legault believes that people have a right to know that there are spy satellites (among others) above our heads.
Have you ever wondered what makes up the sun? Is it solid? Is it a liquid? Is it a gas? With a diameter of more than 100 times that of the Earth and a surface temperature of five thousand degrees Celcius, one can safely conclude that the sun is very big and very hot.
Athene has come up with a theory about everything: philosophy, physics, chemistry – both between humans and objects. This is a fascinating theory that draws from numerous fields of study.
Size Matters: from our vast solar system to our galaxy and universe. Enormity is unimaginable. Then the particles and atoms…smaller and larger than we can comprehend.
What is the Higgs Boson? In July, 2012, scientists announced that they are very, very close to proving the ‘God Particle.”
Can We Live Forever? Technology has made this question less rhetorical nonsense and more practical planning. Surgery, drugs, and the study of DNA have all contributed to a human species living into our 80’s, 90’s, and even 100’s.
Technology for a Better Future
NOVA looks at the ‘next big things’ that will be affecting the way that we live, work, and breathe.
“So, the universe is absolutely huge. Imagine yourself driving down a road…” Thus starts this playful and information-packed four minute journey through the universe.
I Lost My Job looks at how technology makes some jobs obsolete (travel agents, operators) and creates new jobs. Are you someone who has benefited or seen their job taken from them and placed in cold, metallic hands?
The Theory of Special Relativity as part of the educational process: not for the sake of understanding the theory itself, but in using Einstein’s particular discovery as a case study to demonstrate and walk people through real human thinking.
The USSR and the United State of America competed with all of their scientific might to put the first man into space.
Steve Jobs died in early October of 2011, but not before re-inventing the personal computer, the animation film industry, the music industry, the phone industry, etc, etc.
Internet Rising looks at the relationship that exists between the world wide web and human collective consciousness. Documentaries like this one provokes interspersion about the very device you are on right now.
A Remarkable talk by Carnegie Mellon Professor and ex Disney Imagineer Jesse Schell. He looks at the phenomena of Facebook and argues that life does not end with Facebook: it mutates.
Cosmic Journeys has released the latest in their very popular science series. BIRTH OF THE MOON tells the story of how Earth’s moon came to be.
Literally, The Journey Home
Around the world in 80 days? How about around the world in 7 minutes! This short video footage is space eye candy.
Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown is a brand new documentary by PBS that looks at Japan’s Nuclear fallout following the March, 2011 9.0 Earthquake that rocked the coastline and provoked a devastating Tsunami.
Cosmology, the study of the universe as a whole, has been turned on its head by a stunning discovery that the universe is flying apart in all directions at an ever-increasing rate.
Machines The team showcase breakthroughs in technology and engineering that are creating a new generation of machines. Mark Evans fuses his brain with a computer in Switzerland to test a new breed of machine.
The shape of the universe is determined by a struggle between the momentum of expansion and the pull of gravity. The rate of expansion is expressed by the Hubble Constant, Ho, while the strength of gravity depends on the density and pressure of the matter in the universe.