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Rise of the Machines

   2020    Technology
From the first transistor to deep learning networks, the rise of computing power over the last 50 years has been so phenomenal it's changed everything from the way we communicate to how our appliances interact. Fuelled by giant leaps forward in computer technology, the race is on. As the progress of machines continues to accelerate, so will the pace of change.
Series: The Great Acceleration

What is the World Made of

   2010    History
In this episode, Michael demonstrates how our society is built on our search to find the answer to what makes up everything in the material world. This is a story that moves from the secret labs of the alchemists and their search for gold by the stone of the philosophers to the creation of the world's first synthetic dye - Purple - and onto the invention of the transistor. This quest may seem abstract and highly theoretical. Yet it has delivered the greatest impact on humanity. By trying to answer this question, scientists have created theories from elements to atoms, and the strange concepts of quantum physics that underpin our modern, technological world.
Series: The Story of Science

Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

   2016    Nature
Leaving Neverland
Leaving Neverland

   2019    Culture
The Human Body
The Human Body

   1998    Medicine
Empire of the Tsars
Empire of the Tsars

   2017    History
The Truth About
The Truth About

   2018    Medicine
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science
Love On The Spectrum
Love On The Spectrum

   2019    Culture