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Cooked: Water
The Definitive History of Star Wars
Alien Technology
Fight for Glory
One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue
Memory Hackers
Triumph of Life: The Four Billion Year War
Blood Of The Vikings: Last of the Vikings
Clash of the Gods: Hades
Island of Lemurs Madagascar
Our Blue Planet
Caravaggio
Ancient Rome: Revolution
Africa the Greatest Show on Earth
The Brain: Mind Control
Zeitgeist The Movie
Tiny Giants
He Named Me Malala
Biggest Things in Space
Can Time Go Backwards
World Richest Terror Army
The Connected Universe
The Enemy of My Enemy
Lack of Humility
The Story of India: Ages of Gold
What If Cannabis Cured Cancer
Frozen Planet: The Last Frontier
American Alternative Rock
Sunken Ship Rescue
Fracking The New Energy Rush
Chased by Sea Monsters 1of3
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 1
Galapagos: Islands that Changed the World
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Art of Eternity: Painting Paradise
American Serengeti

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Gaia The Billion Pixel Camera
Gaia The Billion Pixel Camera 2015

The Milky Way, our galaxy, is a magnificent sight in the night sky, but we know surprisingly little about it for certain. What is its shape? How many stars does it actually contain? What lies at its centre? The Gaia space telescope will answer these questions, being armed with the most advanced camera to leave our planet, and it will allow us to see our galaxy as we've never seen it before. The Sky at Night visits the factory in Chelmsford that made the astonishing sensor at the heart of the mission.

Category:Technology  Duration:29:00   

Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams
Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams 2013

Professor Simon Schaffer presents the amazing and untold story of automata - extraordinary clockwork machines designed hundreds of years ago to mimic and recreate life. The film brings the past to life in vivid detail as we see how and why these masterpieces were built. Travelling around Europe, Simon uncovers the history of these machines and shows us some of the most spectacular examples, from an entire working automaton city to a small boy who can be programmed to write and even a device that can play chess". All the machines Simon visits show a level of technical sophistication and ambition that still amazes today. As well as the automata, Simon explains in great detail the world in which they were made - the hardship of the workers who built them, their role in global trade and the industrial revolution and the eccentric designers who dreamt them up. Finally, Simon reveals that to us that these long-forgotten marriages of art and engineering are actually the ancestors of many of our most loved modern technologies, from recorded music to the cinema and much of the digital world.

Category:Technology  Duration:59:00   

Hot Girls Wanted
Hot Girls Wanted 2015

A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Category:Technology  Duration:01:25:00   

The Great Levelling
The Great Levelling 2010

Twenty years on from the invention of the world wide web, this major new series takes stock of its profound impact – how, for better and for worse, the digital revolution is reshaping our lives. Dr Aleks Krotoski explores the meaning of a phenomenon that is transforming everything, from how we learn to how we shop, vote and make friends. With a quarter of the planet connected so far, this series examines what is in store for the remaining 75 per cent of the world's population as they come online." In the first part series, Aleks charts the extraordinary rise of blogs, Wikipedia and YouTube, and traces an ongoing clash between the freedom the technology offers us, and our innate human desire to control and profit. Dr Aleks Krotoski looks at how it is reshaping almost every aspect of our lives. Joined by some of the web's biggest names - including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, and the web's inventor - she explores how far the web has lived up to its early promise.

Category:Technology  Duration:59:00   Series: The Virtual Revolution

 
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