Category Archives: documentary

The Cassini Saturn Mission

Cassini’s Grand Finale. [53:09] Video link.

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The Women of NHRA

Hear from John Force, NHRA’s VP of Public Relations and Communications, Terry Blount, Leah Pritchett, Brittany Force, and Courtney Force in this special on the women of NHRA. [22:22] Video link.

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Inside Google

NatGeo documentary about the inner workings of our present day, don’t be evil, big brother.  Inside Google. [41:49] Video link.

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Triumph of the Nerds

Three parts on how computers took over the world. Three bits of history from years ago starting from Day 1. Bookmark or save for later. Part 1 [49:12] Video link. Part 2 [50:44] Part 3 [50:16]

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World’s strongest man

Brian Shaw shows different parts of his workout. [6:08]

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The Engine that Powers the World – Diesel

The surprising story of the hidden powerhouse behind the globalised world – the Diesel engine, a 19th-century invention that has become indispensable to the 21st century. It’s a turtle versus hare tale in which the Diesel engine races the petrol … Continue reading

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History of the crash test dummy

BBC documentary about the 65 year history of the most important part in crash tests, the dummies. Stand-ins for humans in tests for safer cars. [59:01] Video link.

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The World in 2050

By mid-century there will likely be 9 billion people on the planet, consuming ever more resources and leading ever more technologically complex lives. What will our cities be like? How will we eat in the future of Earth? Will global … Continue reading

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The birth and the fall of the arcade industry

Wide eyes staring at a CRT screen, tons of quarters inserted into video game machine slots and tens of thousands of buttons pushed. The way it was back in the early ’80s. [22:44] Video link.

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Firefighter wormhole

Firefighter training can be intense. It’s not for everyone. Enter the worm tube and see if you have what it takes. This is an excerpt from “A Firefighter’s Journey,” a documentary film about the fire academy experience. It’s as close … Continue reading

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PBS Previews: The Vietnam War

Find out about the creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, coming to PBS this fall – Sunday, September 17, 2017. #VietnamWarPBS [25:22] Video link.

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Facebook: Cracking the Code

Facebook is an enormously powerful corporation, harnessing both the self-disclosed and gleaned personal data of almost 2 billion people. Its user-base is larger than the population of any country. The company is all pervasive online, tracking and profiling users and … Continue reading

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A detailed tour of the ISS

American astronaut Steven Swanson takes us on a most detailed tour of the International Space Station. [50:31] Video link.

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Zero Hour: Disaster at Chernobyl

The explosion at Chernobyl was ten times worse than that at Hiroshima and was due to a combination of human error and imperfect technology. Using a real-time split-screen format reminiscent of the hit series, 24, this programme examines the 60 … Continue reading

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Tesla Motors

Elon Musk is the next visionary to revolutionize our world. This is the story of his electric cars and a bit of what else he’s dabbling in. [50:05] Video link.

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Survival Technology – Modern Marvels

All the harsh climates that nature has provided over the centuries inspires humans to cope by preparing themselves the best way they know how. [43:03] Video link.

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