Engineering


Asteroids—Space Colonies 53 min.

Recent discoveries of water at the moon’s poles and on Mars have encouraged public institutions, such as NASA and the European Space Agency, as well as private companies, like SpaceX, to lead projects that will let us settle in these harsh, distant environments in the near future. This episode explores the challenges of setting up an orbital space colony or a settlement on an asteroid, such as the...

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Mars—Space Colonies 54 min.

The Red Planet, with the most similar environment to earth in our entire solar system, is a third alternative being explored for colonization. The discovery of ice on its surface has excited and encouraged many space scientists, despite the many challenges. The distance of Mars from the earth makes a space flight dangerous and possibly lethal for astronauts, while the lack of atmosphere would make...

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The Moon—Space Colonies 53 min.

The moon’s proximity to earth, as well as the discovery of water there, have placed this natural satellite front and center as a viable location for our first interstellar colony. In fact, the director of the European Space Agency has already outlined their plans for a “moon village”, intended not only for scientific and technological research, but also for activities based on exploiting resources...

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Humans Gods & Technology 45 min.

What will our world look like in 25 years’ time? No one knows for sure. By that time our work may have been entirely taken over by autonomic robots. Our world controlled by a single global brain as we are left to be slaves to the technology we were responsible for creating. But there is a chance that things will not develop that quickly and instead, we will make the robots our slaves. Will we beco...

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Becoming Superhuman 23 min.

In the UK, an acclaimed scientist has invented a device that will make people smarter. In the United States, a bartender’s invention could make an average human run faster than Usain Bolt.

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The Big Idea 240 min.

Advances in science and technology are happening at such breakneck speed, it’s hard to keep up with them. But what are the innovations that could truly impact all our lives for the better? In this entertaining pop science series, tech fantatic Justin Bratton travels across the world to investigate the world’s Big Ideas. From companion robots in Japan to the future of organ transplants, from an Am...

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Fixing Pain 21 min.

Journey to Seattle, where a global pioneer in virtual reality has been helping burn patients deal with the traumatizing pain of wound care. And meet the creator of a professional-grade home device that uses LED light to heal human tissue.

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How Safe is Your Car? 22 min.

From cars that will detect drowsy drivers to cars that will decelerate on their own—what kind of technology is being invented that will keep us safe on the roads? We find out with unique access to Volvo’s laboratories in Sweden, and experts from Mercedes in Germany.

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How Safe is Your Car? Part 2 24 min.

From cars that will detect drowsy drivers to cars that will decelerate on their own—what kind of technology is being invented that will keep us safe on the roads? We find out with unique access to Volvo’s laboratories in Sweden, and experts from Mercedes in Germany. Part Two.

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It's Making Sense 22 min.

Our sense of touch, taste, and sight help us live meaningful lives, but what would happen if we lost them? Can new inventions mimic the functions of the human senses?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017