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Series: Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

 

The Robot

   2019    Technology
For most of our history, we humans considered ourselves unique. But now, a new, artificial species might challenge our superiority. Mechanical beings have the potential to change everything. How we got them is a story of astonishing twists and amazing turns to achieve us the machine that may turn out to be the most revolutionary technology ever conceived--the robot.
Learn how robots were first conceptualized in ancient Rome and see how their use has evolved over the centuries, from the calculator to the Mars Lander. Then, take a sneak peek at what future robots will be able to do. Narrated by Patrick Stewart.

The Smartphone

   2019    Technology
Dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone, from its roots in Morse Code to the latest models. Discover how the next generation of Smartphones will allow us to communicate through them just by thinking.
For most of history, we were isolated from the rest of humankind, but the urge to communicate with one another was so powerful that it changed how we interact and gave us a new interface with the world. The story of how we got here is full of the most astonishing twists and unlikely turns to create a device that put the whole world in our hands, the smartphone.

Himalaya with Michael Palin
Himalaya with Michael Palin

   2004    Culture
The Story of Maths
The Story of Maths

   2008    Science
Life In Cold Blood
Life In Cold Blood

   2008    Nature
Hidden Kingdoms
Hidden Kingdoms

   2014    Nature
The Private Life of Plants
The Private Life of Plants

   1994    Nature
Mind Field
Mind Field

   2019    Art
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine