Technical Education


Why Bridges Collapse 53 min.

In 2018, Italy’s Morandi Bridge collapsed, killing 43 people. For 50 years, the iconic bridge had withstood the elements—and stress from ever-increasing traffic. NOVA investigates what went wrong and explores other bridge collapses across the United States. How can new engineering techniques make bridges safer and prevent such tragedies?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 7 24 min.

An algorithm makes insurance firms smarter, AI and blockchain join forces and the future of cryptocurrencies becomes clearer. Plus, Anthony and Michael speak with the startup making it virtually impossible to hack into sensitive infrastructure. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Featured guests include: Richard Hartley, Co-Founder and CEO, Cyt...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

R.E. Olds and the First Auto City 29 min.

This documentary tells the story of Ranson Eli Olds, known as R.E. Olds, and the city where automobiles were first mass-produced. A pioneer of the American automotive industry, both Oldsmobile and REO were named after R.E. Although folklore claims it was Henry Ford who created the auto manufacturing industry in Detroit, this documentary shows that R.E. Olds, in fact, did it first in Lansing. Using...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts 66 min.

This documentary celebrates American craftsmanship and the unsung artisans (stone carvers, stained glass artisans, metalsmiths, plasterers, stone masons, decorative painters, and adobe workers) who create and preserve America's iconic buildings. The film documents the men and women working behind the scenes to bring enduring beauty to the built environment.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Beyond Innovation: Episode 1 24 min.

The Internet-of-Things connects everything, nanotechnology heals damaged brains and a venture capitalist spots medical breakthroughs. Plus, Anthony and Michael speak with David Hanson, the pioneering roboticist behind some of the most realistic humanoid robots on the market. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Other featured guests include: Phi...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2018

Beyond Innovation: Episode 2 24 min.

A computer algorithm predicts ad popularity, China embraces blockchain technology and AI chat-bots offer top-notch customer care. Plus, Anthony and Michael speak with a media startup turning to technology to solve the journalism crisis. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Featured guests include: Raymond Yip, Co-Founder and CEO, Clickful; Edith...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2018

Beyond Innovation: Episode 3 24 min.

An AI learns to speak like a human, founders take their visions abroad and a Nobel institution pushes medical boundaries. Plus, Anthony and Michael speak with a cryptocurrency firm making it possible for poorer nations to transact. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Featured guests include: Dr. Miles Wen, Co-Founder and CEO, Fano Labs; Pang Le...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2018

Beyond Innovation: Episode 4 24 min.

A startup makes insurance a snap, entrepreneurs go globetrotting and a software platform democratizes design. Plus, Anthony and Michael explore a way to make money from playing video games. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Other featured guests include: Eddie Chang, CEO, Wesurance; Matthieu Bodin, Regional Manager Startup Programs - Greater...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2018

Beyond Innovation: Episode 5 24 min.

A digital bank eliminates branches, an algorithm learns your shopping habits and a robot trains to save lives. Plus, Anthony and Michael speak with the man investing Snoop Dogg’s money. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Other featured guests include: Anne Boden, CEO, Starling Bank; Paris Petgrave, Co-Founder and CEO, We Love Work; Jessi Baker...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2018

Beyond Innovation: Episode 6 24 min.

An autonomous car finds its way around, video advertising that’s cheap and effective and an AI prices the cost of hacks. Plus, Michael and Anthony speak with a startup that wants to pay students for getting good grades. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Featured guests include: Stan Boland, CEO, FiveAI; Emily Forbes, Founder & CEO, Seenit; Da...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2018