The word science is derived from Latin “scientia” meaning knowledge. There are two distinctive definitions of science. The older of the two states that science is a body of knowledge itself, of the type that can be rationally explained and reliably applied.

The contemporary definition is that it is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. A practitioner of science is known as a scientist.

From the classical antiquity and medieval science providing foundations for scientific method to the present day, science has been linked to a broad specter of branches until it became an all encompassing term with the definition given above.

The ever growing evolution of science in general has produced various branches or fields of expertise. The two major categories are natural and social science. The category of formal science is reserved for mathematics because it has certain elements of both natural and social categories but does not fit in either.

The documentaries and video materials complied in this category are concerned with all scientific matters, from the philosophy of science to the fringe and junk science.

Is it possible that the days of this planet are all but spent? Is the evacuation of the entire planet the only salvation of mankind? The answers to these questions are given in the documentary about the technological advance and the future plans that will enable planet scale evacuation.

The ever lingering question of the possibility of the eternal life is expected to be answered in recent future. To learn how humanity is about to defeat death, we will investigate the plans to grow replacement parts of the body in the laboratory, microscopic robots that could wipe out deadly diseases, and the possibility that aging itself may be reversed by taking a page from one of history’s darkest legends. A number of scientists, doctors, geneticists and nanotech experts-many with impeccable academic credentials insist that such a thing is possible. Find out what scientific methods and breakthroughs are behind this incredible claim. Will the gift of eternal life be finally given to mankind?

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David Attenborough’s First Life
David Attenborough’s First Life

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In the fifty years that Sir David Attenborough has been broadcasting, he has travelled far and wide to document the living world in all its glory. In this series, David Attenborough’s First Life, he completes his journey by travelling back in time, to the roots of the Tree of Life, in search of the very first animals to exist.Attenborough has an interesting point to start with his journey none other than his own native childhood home in Leicester, which helped him further by discovering a fossil and that became a turning point in the evolution of complex life. Attenborough continued his journey to fog bound coastline of Newfoundland and the Australian outback, there he unearths the earliest forms of animal life to exist on Earth.His journey further to Canada Rocky Mountains helped him to get more knowledge about the animal diversity. But all these findings became less important when he travelled through North Africa, the rain forests of Australia and the east coast of Scotland, because it gave him a deeper idea about how these animals were successful in invading the ocean, not only that, land and air too.State of the art technology and photo-realistic visual effects help bring to life these wonderful and bizarre creatures. These creatures, from the first animal form that moved to the first mouths that ate, have developed tools and traits to enable them, including us, to survive to this day.

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What is One Degree?
What is One Degree?

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Comedian Ben Miller returns to his roots as a physicist to try to answer a seemingly simple question: What is a degree of temperature?His search leads him to the frontiers of modern science as it meets the researchers who work in hot and cold temperatures in the universe, and a laboratory where they experienced some of the strange effects of quantum physics – a place where the super-cooled liquid simply pass through a solid crystal.Ben set up your own weather station Met home office and research in this personal, passionate film highlighting the importance and accuracy of measurement in the 21st century.In general, this program will communicate positively about science and about the importance of measuring temperature.

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Newton: The Dark Heretic
Newton: The Dark Heretic

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A BBC documentary reveals for the first time, the original manuscript where Newton forecasting doomsday date. Newton, the father of modern mathematics, has devoted much of his life to the quest to decode the Bible which he believes is the word of God. For over 50 years, studied the Bible trying to unravel God’s secret laws of the universe.He was fanatical in his quest to discover the date of the second coming of Christ and the end of the world. Scholars have spent years trying to unravel the writings of Newton on the Book of Revelation to establish when I thought the apocalypse was near.For the first time, Newton: The Dark Heretic reveals the projected date in the lives of many people – 2060.The BBC had infrequent access to Newton’s original manuscripts in Hebrew National Library in Jerusalem. Buried in his papers, Dr. Stephen Snobelen, University of King’s College in Nova Scotia, which is the original document where Newton had written his prediction. In 2060, Newton believed that the dramatic events planned in the apocalyptic book of Revelation would occur: the plagues and massive fires, the terrible battle of Armageddon between good and evil and destruction and eternal damnation of the wicked.Producer Neaum Malcolm says: “Newton prayed daily for the end of the world that he believed that announce the second coming of Christ. This may mark the beginning in 1000, the rule of the saints and Newton believed that then take place as San boss."

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100 Greatest Discoveries
100 Greatest Discoveries

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Scientists have transformed the way we think and live throughout the centuries.What are the most important scientific discoveries of all time? Without any particular order, are the top 100 in eight different categories.Explore the universe, the world around you, the world under a microscope, things of the earth under their feet, the past, making the evolution of health and how it works.Episodes include: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Origin and Evolution of Life, Genetics, Medicine and Physics.

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The Search for Life: The Drake Equation
The Search for Life: The Drake Equation

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For many years, our place in the universe was the subject of theologians and philosophers, not scientists, but in 1960 a man changed all that.Dr. Frank Drake was one of the references in the new science of radio astronomy, when he did something that was not only revolutionary, but it could have cost him the race. He worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Virginia in Greenback, said one of his new radio telescopes 25 meters to a star called Tau Ceti twelve years Earth light, hoping for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence.Although Project Ozma was silent, which led to one of the most influential equations in the history of science – the Drake Equation – which examined the seven key elements necessary for ET intelligence exists, since the formation of stars the probable duration that a particular intelligent civilization can survive. When Frank and his colleagues entered the numbers, the equation suggested that there was a surprising 50,000 civilizations capable of communicating across the galaxy.However, in the 50 years of hearing that followed, not a single beep is heard from ET. This Drake and his followers wrong and no way of life out there able to communicate? Drake’s own calculations suggest that would have to analyze the radio spectrum of ten million stars to make contact. But what the equation and the search for life science has done isfocus on some of the other questions about life in the universe, biogenesis specifically, the development of multicellular life and the development of intelligence itself.The answers to these questions suggest that, far from being a one, life can not only be common in the universe, but once started will inevitably lead to intelligent life.To learn more about the influence of the equation, Campbell Dallas will travel around the world to meet scientists who have dedicated their lives to focus on its different aspects.

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The Ascent of Man
The Ascent of Man

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The ascent of man is a thirteen-part documentary series produced television by the BBC and Time-Life Films first broadcast in 1973, written and presented by Jacob Bronowski.Conceived as a series of documentaries of view in the form of Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation series 1969, the series received the applause of well-informed analysis, but simple eloquence of Bronowski, unscripted monologues long and extensive location shoots.The title alludes to The Descent of Man, the second book on evolution by Charles Darwin. Over thirteen episodes of the series, Bronowski around the world to follow the development of human society through their understanding of science.Series schedule:The evolution of man from ape-proto 400,000 years ago – less than the angels.The harvest of the season – early human migration, agriculture and the first settlements, war.The grain of the stone – development tools architecture and sculpture.The hidden structure – The fire, metals and alchemy.Music of the Spheres – The language of numbers.The Starry Messenger – Galileo’s universe.Majestic mechanics – Explore Newton’s laws and Einstein.The drive for power – the Industrial Revolution.The ladder of Creation – Darwin and Wallace’s ideas on the origin of species.World within the world – The history of the periodic table.Knowledge or certainty – Physics and the clash of absolute knowledge, the oppressive state, and realize their doubts the result of its terrible outcome.Generation after generation – life, genetics and cloning identically.The long childhood – treated Bronowski on the commitment of man."

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Download: The True Story of the Internet
Download: The True Story of the Internet

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This documentary is about the technological, cultural, commercial and social revolution that has drastically and fundamentally changed our lives forever; this is a story in which 20-year-olds become overnight billionaires, create, destroy and re-create an immense amount of wealth in a mere ten years. The men and women who made it possible come forward to speak on the subject in this documentary.The founders of eBay, Yahoo, Amazon, Netscape, Google and many others tell amazing stories of how, in ten short years, the Internet took over our lives. These extraordinary men and women tell us how they went from being computer obsessed nerds to being 21st-century visionaries in merely a decade. And, also how they made untold billions along the way!The style of the story-telling is very anecdotal and personal. With first-hand testimony from the people that matter, a story is told that has all the excitement of a thriller — full of battles and back-stabbing, moments of genius and moments of sheer hilarity.Download is hosted by technology journalist John Heileman, whose edgy and combative style enthralls and captivates the audience changing their outlook towards internet forever!

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Time Trip
Time Trip

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Travel time horizon is a thrilling journey deep into the strangeness of cutting-edge physics – a place where beautiful ideas, baffling sometimes confused with the completely insane. On this trip, we found a pizza back in time, a brilliant mathematician in a ski mask and even God. The trip ends with a strange and dark conclusion – one that calls into question our very existence.Since Einstein showed it was theoretically possible, seeking to travel through time has drawn eccentric amateurs and brilliant scientists in almost equal numbers. Fans are Aage Nost, who demonstrates his time machine in front of the cameras. Professionals are the likes of Professor Frank Tipler of Tulane University. His time machine sounds good – but weigh half the mass of the galaxy.There are, however, in a way that time travel into the past could be possible. And it would be much more convenient. Future civilizations could use computers to create exact replicas of the past. Unfortunately, that idea has physics tremor in his socks. Because if you can generate a perfect virtual reality version in the past, who can say that we are one of the replicas?

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Ancient drugs
Ancient drugs

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Join Dr. Andrew Weil and other leading physicians and scholars in this often-surprising look at the long history of drug use in different cultures worldwide.Since mankind’s beginning, in every civilization, human beings have found ways to alter their consciousness in search of something greaterthan everyday reality.To this end, we have indulged in and experimented with all manner of frightening, toxic, even potentially lethal substances, in many different rituals.Ancient Drugs delves into mankind’s psyche in search of the key to our pervasive drive to experience something beyond. Psychologists and physicians, including Dr. Andrew Weil, world-famous author of the bestselling Spontaneous Healing, offer insight into the physical and mental mechanisms and motivations behind this universal desire.Historians and spiritualists explore the ancient rituals of cultures worldwide that have sought visions and truth through altered consciousness, and illuminate the terrifying, exquisite visions that are revealed to those who journey beyond the constraints of the conscious mind.

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Paul Erdos - N is a number
Paul Erdos - N is a number

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This guy was deeply plugged into the machinery of the universe, to an extent no-one has since been. His entire life revolved around maths. If he were alive today he would be diagnosed with aspergers, but he had fully productive aspergers.He was quite eccentric, and never really owned his own house, he made most of his money by placing bets on mathematical problems with his friends, travelled the world all his life flying from university to university, and gave out awards for people who solved hard mathematical problems he set them.A curious fact about Paul is that he was a daily user of amphetamine in his later years. After his mother's death in 1971, Erdös became quite depressed. His physician prescribed amphetamines. Erdös took Benzedrine or Ritalin almost every day for the last twenty five years of his life. Sometimes he took both. Long-term use of amphetamines often exacerbates depression. When used chronically, too, amphetamines usually induce stereotyped thought and behaviour rather than creativity. But Paul Erdös seems to be an exception.He felt living on speed helped him to create maths. At an age when most mathematicians have long since burnt out, his output was certainly prodigious. Strong dopaminergic drugs also tend to provoke or exacerbate obsessive-compulsive behaviour. Here their effect on Erdös may be more typical. Erdös hated to be touched; and he washed his hands some 50 times a day.Colleagues worried that Erdös might have become addicted. In 1979, he accepted a $500 bet from his friend Ronald Graham. Graham challenged Erdös to abstain from speed for 30 days. Erdös met the challenge, but his output sank dramatically. Erdös felt the progress of mathematics had been held up by a stupid wager. In an article by Paul Hoffman published in November 1987, Atlantic Monthly profiled Erdös and discussed his Benzedrine habit. Erdös liked the article, "except for one thing...You shouldn't have mentioned the stuff about Benzedrine. It's not that you got it wrong. It's just that I don't want kids who are thinking about going into mathematics to think that they have to take drugs to succeed."

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Build It Bigger: Floating City
Build It Bigger: Floating City

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From the skyscrapers of Dubai to the amusement parks of Minnesota, Danny Forster travels the world to break down the most astounding, complex engineering feats to date.

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Bill Gates - How a geek changed the world
Bill Gates - How a geek changed the world

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The Money Programme's Fiona Bruce gains exclusive access to Bill Gates as he prepares to step down from full-time involvement with Microsoft, the company he helped found. Gates's company has changed the world, but he's a controversial figure, with his ruthless business leadership contributing to Microsoft being sued by the US government.In a special one-hour edition of the Money Programme, Fiona Bruce presents the definitive profile of Bill Gates as he embarks on his latest challenge: giving away the billions he's amassed. She examines the fortunes of Microsoft as it faces up to competition from internet-based companies, and the programme asks an array of well-known friends, colleagues and rivals what the future holds for the company in a post-Gates world.

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What Happened Before the Big Bang?
What Happened Before the Big Bang?

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Where did everything come from? How did it all begin, the universe and everything? Easy. There was a big bang, 13.7bn years ago, since when the universe has been expanding, right? Well, that used to be correct. But now a bunch of pointy heads are beginning to question this, and Horizon: What Happened Before the Big Bang? attempts to put their thinking across in a way that might make some sense to those of us whose heads are less pointy.

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The Universe: Supernovae
The Universe: Supernovae

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A stellar explosion, the supernova is the sensational death of a star. Can shine as bright as 100 billion Suns and radiate as much energy as the Sun emits more than 10 million years.Jets of high-energy light and matter are propelled into space and cause enormous bursts of gamma rays and emit intense X-ray radiation for thousands of years.Astronomers believe this process creates the same building blocks of planets, people and plants. Meet the world’s leading supernova hunters, and take a look at recorded supernovas throughout history.

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The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs
The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs

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In this innovative series, Bill Oddie is a great joy in comparing dinosaurs with their closest living relatives – crocodiles and birds. Joins forces with a team of experts to scientifically analyze fossilized dinosaur bones and footprints.Using scientific evidence, Bill constructs life-sized, bio-mechanical weapons replicas of dinosaurs. After testing them and dramatically demonstrates their awesome potential. The findings of these investigations are fed into computer graphics to produce the most accurate picture of dinosaurs to date. Tyrannosaurus rex Triceratops compared must be the biggest heavyweight fight in history. In one corner – T. rex – a capacity of six tons of muscle and teeth, and the world’s most famous murderer has ever known. Its jaws were packed with more than 50 teeth, each a foot long and powerful enough to crush a car.Velociraptor could be described as the scariest dinosaur in the world. Armed with huge claws gutting, as sharp as steak knives, it guts its prey with a single movement of his powerful legs. At least that is what seems to happen in the films of Steven Spielberg. But what are the facts?Ankylosaurus following Bill introduces a tank-like, a dinosaur with the final defenses. With its overwhelming vicious armored skin and club, the stupidest dinosaur of all time could have been more than enough for a speedy Velociraptor.

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Tesla: Master of Lightning
Tesla: Master of Lightning

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This documentary does a wonderful job of conveying the genius that was Nikola Tesla. Watch this documentary and then look around your house. You'll be amazed in the ways in which Tesla impacts our everyday lives. His death ray is also examined and a good discussion of particle beam weaponry follows. Reagan's Star Wars program is also discussed, along with HAARP, the super secret microwave array in a remote part of Alaska.Tesla was truly a man who knew the secrets of electricity. His thoughts on capturing free energy and transmitting it around the world was truly a humanitarian concept and the video explains how he was stopped by the greedy capitalists and how he died as a penniless man.Like many geniuses, Tesla was not a conventional man. He gave his life to realize his visions, while others made millions with his inventions. Tragically, he died nearly forgotten.

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40 Years on Track

40 Years on Track

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"In 1972, the International Railway Union celebrated their 50th anniversary. To mark this jubilee, they created InterRail, a rail pass that allowed travellers to explore Europe freely for the period of 30 days. What started as a mere travel product, became in a new way for European youngsters to not only discover the continent they live in but also interchange with other peoples and cultures, playing also an important role in Europe’s unification and even the resolution of conflicts like the cold war or the Youguslav wars.Filmed in 20 countries, with the testimonials of more than a dozen travelers from different nationalities, this documentary illustrates the impact of the InterRail phenomenon in Europe in the past 40 years."

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A Different Pitch

A Different Pitch

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"A Different Pitch is a documentary film giving a moving and poignant insight into the effect was has on generations.Filmmaker Doug Aubrey follows football coach Scotty Lee undertake a voyage to Kosovo, a country scarred by NATO’s war and inter-ethnic hatred and find a football dream even in the midst of the on-going Balkan war, subtly reminding that Football, the people’s game, is not just a way of life, but can actually help save lives."

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A Life in Japan

A Life in Japan

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"Ever wondered how a life in Japan might be? 19 foreigners share their personal experiences, likes and dislikes. See the country through the eyes of, mostly western, foreign residents, who have lived in Japan between a few months and several decades."

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Allen Iverson: The Answer Documentary

Allen Iverson: The Answer Documentary

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"The full length documentary on one of the most prolific NBA basketball players, Allen Iverson.As one of the smallest (6 feet tall) NBA players, and overcoming a number of obstacles while growing up, his success story is even more interesting. This film looks at the rough road he took to becoming a NBA star player."

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Andy Murray: The Man Behind the Racquet

Andy Murray: The Man Behind the Racquet

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"US Open, Olympic champion and now 2013 Wimbledon Mens Champion Andy Murray is the focus of this documentary by the BBC. The film reveals what it takes to be a tennis superstar. From showing how he trains and goes through physical rehab for injuries, to the number of public appearances and commitments he has around the world, this documentary will open your eyes to the lives of one of the sport’s greats.Includes interviews from some of Tennis greats like Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi and John McEnroe."

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster

Bigger, Stronger, Faster

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In the 1980s, filmmaker Christopher bell, a former staffer at Venice’s Gold’s Gym and his mother became bodybuilders deriving their inspiration from icons like Hulk Hogan, Sylvester Stallone, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who were regarded as just entertainment figures by pop culture junkies.The bells even turned to professional wrestling, but after trying anabolic steroids just once stopped using it altogether, though he is aware that this practice is dangerously common and this documentary takes viewers through the exploration of the hazards connected to this practice along with the fact that a reflection on whether taking these performance-enhancing steroids sum up to being dishonest in the game.Bell does not judge others but tries to get the opinions of prominent figures like Olympic sprinters Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis and Tour de France cyclist Floyd Landis, along with a number of doctors, lawyers, congressmen, gym rats, and professional athletes and his own family.The documentary film, Bigger, Stronger, Faster, i.e. The Side Effects of Being American is entertaining and exposes and verifies the truth behind these wonder substances and to this effect includes footages of José Canseco, Barry Bonds, and Mark McGwire testifying during the federal grand jury and congressional hearings on steroid use in the major leagues.

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Facing Goliath

Facing Goliath

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Facing Goliath is an inspiring documentary film that demonstrates how ray Taylor, a man in his fifties, about to lose his eye-sight, transcends above the limitations of the corporeal, and journeys beyond his own and his friend Sebastian’s expectations!Taylor wanted to avoid depression and for this purpose his friend Sebastian, a natural bodybuilder, challenged him to a twelve-week physique transformation; Ray lost 40 pounds as a result.Sebastian, who had originally wanted to compete in and win the non-drug tested national bodybuilding stage, saw the strength of determination in his friend which was far stronger than the muscular build up and began to inspire ray to become a muscular specimen to undermine his foreboding blindness.Sebastian had originally believed that Ray would be inspired and awe struck by watching his trainer rise onward to national competitive victory, but after failing to reach his competitive goals, Sebastian witnesses Ray achieving more than anyone thought possible by dint of sheer belief that there are no limits to anyone’s capabilities.

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Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine

Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine

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This intriguing documentary showcases the events around the much celebrated Chess match between Garry Kasparov, the greatest chess player who has ever lived and Deep Blue, IBM’s computer, in 1997.Though Kasparov lost the match and this film focuses on highlighting the incidents from Kasparov’s point of view. The film is very engaging as it includes interviews with Kasparov, who comes across as very charming and IBM’s team who were very open and friendly. The movie illustrates both the good and the bad side of Kasparov as he struggles to maintain his dignity while his temper rises and tries to confront his paranoia. The IBM Company is shown in a slightly negative light as they publicize this event to gain advertising revenue.The movie keeps claiming that it was the victory of machine’s artificial intelligence over the mortal human being, but subjectively, it can be said that taking every psychological and technical advantage that was available, hordes of computer geniuses and chess grandmasters can definitely put years of efforts into a computer program that beats human beings but that does not undermine the greatness of Kasparov.

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I Speak Soccer

I Speak Soccer

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Soccer is by far the most international sport. It is a sport that crosses boundaries with its simplistic rules and the amount of sheer skill needed to play. Director Terry Kegal goes across the globe to show the different ways people play soccer in their own culture. A must see for any sports fan!

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Murderball

Murderball

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Murderball is a film documenting the fierce competition between United States and Canada in the 2004 Paralympics that was hosted by Greece.Filmmaker Henry Alex Rubin and journalist Dana Adam Shapiro offer an up-close look at the 2004 Wheelchair Rugby tournament, as they traced the moves of these teams.Murderball, better known as Wheelchair Rugby, and an official event in the Paralympics, is a very aggressive game created by quadriplegics who were not limited or restriced by their shortcoming.It is played with fervent intensity and involves very rough collisions and the occasional bodily fights as the regular Rugby goes.It shows how Joe Soares, when dropped from the top-seated American team, angrily retaliated by signing on as coach for the Canadian team, and led them to victory amidst upsets and thrills!The film gives a sneak peek into the personal lives of the athletes who are passionate, motivated, and determined to win — as one of them says, “I’m not here for a hug, I’m here for a medal.”

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How to Kill a Human Being

How to Kill a Human Being

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Former Conservative MP, Michael Portillo pushes his body to the brink of death in an investigation into the science of execution.As the American Supreme Court examines whether the lethal injection is causing prisoners to die in unnecessary pain Michael sets out to find a solution which is fundamentally humane. To do this, he examines the primary methods of execution available today, and he discovers why convicts could catch on fire in the electric chair, learns how simple it is to mess up a hanging and inhales a poisonous gas to experience first-hand the terror of the gas chamber.Armed with some startling evidence Michael considers a completely new approach. Will it be the answer? There is only one way of finding out – to experience it himself.

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