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A.I. and the Destiny of Mankind
Game Over Kasparov and the Machine
Framing Defense
Planet Earth II Cities
Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!
Born to Be Wild
Hawking
Building the Great Pyramid
Is There a Shadow Universe
A Plastic Ocean
Land of the Cave-Bear
Chemistry: Discovering the Elements
Our Place in the Milky Way
Frozen Planet: The Last Frontier
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe
Making of The Dark Side of the Moon
Dream and Machine
One Life on the Limit
What Have UFOs Done for Us
Russia Imperialist Warriors
Ancient Rome: Caesar
Enchanted Kingdom
Neanderthal 2
The Knowledge of Healing
Bugs a Rainforest Adventure
The Farthest
Blood Of The Vikings: First Blood
Reel Rock 10
Escape to Europe and Cycle of Terror
WWII In 3D
Life: Birds
Narco Cultura
The Atlantic
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
The Seven New Signs of the Apocalypse
Steve Jobs Man in the Machine

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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

Wild South America: Lost Worlds
Wild South America: Lost Worlds 2005

A major new series exploring the wildlife of South America. This is a breathtaking aerial journey through the most spectacular locations on the continent, from the icy peaks of the Andes to the Amazon jungle and the Atacama desert. These extreme conditions are home to a mind-boggling variety of creatures, many of them rarely seen before on television.

Category:Nature  Duration:48:51   Series: Wild South America

Surviving
Surviving 1995

the final episode deals with plants that live in hostile environments. Attenborough visits Ellesmere Island, north of the Arctic Circle, to demonstrate that even in a place that is unconducive to life, it can be found. Algae and lichens grow in or on rock, and during summer, when the ice melts, flowers are much more apparent. However, they must remain close to the ground to stay out of the chilling wind. In the Tasmanian mountains, plants conserve heat by growing into 'cushions' that act as solar panels, with as many as a million individual shoots grouped together as one. Others, such as the lobelia in Mount Kenya, have a 'fur coat' of dense hairs on their leaves. The saguaro cactus in the Sonoran Desert flourishes because of its ability to retain vast amounts of water, which can't be lost through leaves because it has none. Many desert dwellers benefit from an accelerated life cycle, blooming rapidly within weeks after rainfall. Conversely, Mount Roraima is one of the wettest places on Earth. It is a huge sandstone plateau with high waterfalls and nutrients are continuously washed away, so plants have to adapt their diet if they are to survive. A bladderwort is shown invading a bromeliad. Inhabitants of lakes have other problems to contend with: those that dominate the surface will proliferate, and the Amazon water lily provides an apt illustration. Attenborough ends the series with an entreaty for the conservation of plant species.

Category:Nature  Duration:49:00   Series: The Private Life of Plants

Amazon Jungle
Amazon Jungle 2005

A visit to the Amazon jungle - the world's largest rainforest and home to the widest variety of plants and animals on Earth. he diversity of life in the jungle is so great that in just two square miles scientists have counted 3,000 varieties of ants, 530 types of birds and 11 species of monkey. But despite the huge range of life that flourishes here, survival is never easy.

Category:Nature  Duration:50:00   Series: Wild South America

 
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