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Solar PV systems have now made a massive leap in the energy generation field. We have always been hunter gatherers but now it is more hunting for energy and fuel to produce this energy…fossil fuels are so depleted now and we explore the challenge from the alternative. SOLAR ENERGY … and this is Solar energy on a massive scale!!This is a Gigawatt industry in the next few years.Germany is leading the way in the production of this clean quiet energy and the model for this should be adopted by other countries. The growth in this energy sector is expanding at a phenomenal rate and is probably aligned with the subsidies afforded by the German government.This has moved from simple “Idealism” to the much different model of “Money making”… feed in tariffs now make investment in this technology an absolute “No Brainer” for investors.Countries all over the world are now being forced to work towards utilising a renewable green energy.ALL OF THE WORLDS ENERGY CAN BE PROVIDED BY THE USE OF SOLAR — and this can be easily proven. An area the size of France placed in the Sahara could provide ALL of the energy required by ALL of mankind!! Staggering but true.The feed in tariffs in many countries including UK now allow domestic use of solar energy but it is the mass production of massive systems which will go a long way to erradicate the current fossil fuel disaster around the world.Sadly lobbying by petrochemical and nuclear industries are still making this transition possible. Now with the cost of fuel rising frequently and the cost of electricity in your area, solar technology will have to be adopted rather than traditional energy.The technical advances are staggering and the production of the solar cells are becoming much cheaper and more efficient. Add to this the use of specially designed mirrors mean that this is simply a huge potential to make fantastic changes to how the planet is being denuded. This documentary is not a “touchy feely” prediction…this focuses on massive industrial implications with the ultimate that energy costs can only come down due tot he passive nature of the technology….this is a first ever in the history of the world…but possible and probable.There are now solutions which have been studied and developed over 25-30 years and put into large scale manufacture will drive the cost of energy down…this is a revolution. This is being dubbed the ET (Energy Technology) Revolution much bigger than the IT Revolution.The documentary has the feel of the excitement which is being felt and developed in this industry. Conventional power industry is only going to lose out in the future.India is taking up the gauntlet to get a foothold in the provision of energy…they have te capability and the drive to do so.Solar energySolar integrationSolar useSolar was in the past too expensive but it has now dropped in cost by a factor of 10 so is 10 times cheaper and now extremely competitive and clean and limitless.Spain has produced a system producing a massive 300 megawatts solar field based upon solar reflection rather than PV (Photo Voltaic) cells and with the oil prices spiralling they are benefiting every time this happens.A plant in USA has been doing this for over 20 years in Mojava Desert CSPs (Concentrated Solar Plants) have been operating in a private self sustaining setup so this is absolute PROOF that solar is the way ahead and the only reason it has not been undertaken in greater scale because of the petro chemical lobby!!The deserts are destined to become the new generators…and they can also be used to convert salt water into fresh water.The major difficulty is down to the politics surrounding this massive change…the conflict between Petro chemical companies with their lobbying power in worldwide parliaments… and the affordable energy and water distributors.Politics!!!!!! Or do we want a caring compassionate world….we can save the planet….Huge off shore islands are being planned…fantastic ideas shown here…prototypes are actually under construction.We do not wish to become dependent upon monopolies again and the best approach is to have many self producing decentralised power plants. Solar panel on a roll are being produced so they can be rolled out on factory roofs for example.Energy payback is now less than a year making this another no brainer. The documentary debates whethher the energy yield is competitive with bio mass for example…the difference is that solar is 50 times more effective…staggering…and clean.If you wish to read more on this subject please visit http://www.solarenergy.com/There is another fascinating article relating to eco power and sustained living http://www.documentarytube.com/garbage-warrior
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A documentary, which takes you on a journey of Bowie's revolutionary career, struggle with his personal life and his achievements and successes. Features interviews with Bowie, Iman his wife, his musical contemporaries including Iggy Pop, Moby and Trent Reznor. Exclusive footage of live performances of the showman's best and music and film to showcase 30 years of his career. Highlights Bowie's interests, passions and involvement with the arts. One not to be missed!
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The Murder of Fred Hamptonbegan as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago policeman.‘The Murder of Fred Hampton’ gives an unsettling slice of a bloody American history.It recounts how over a dozen policeman burst into Fred Hampton’s apartment while its residents were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the others, and then tried to report false statements.Filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk had arrived a few hours later to shoot film footage of the crime scene that was later used to contradict news reports and police testimony.The film initially began as a representation of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered; Gray recently reworked on this film and published it. In Fred Hampton’s words, “You can jail the revolutionary, but you can’t jail the revolution…You might murder a freedom fighter like Bobby Hunton, but you can’t murder freedom fighting."
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In the summer of 1939, Albert Einstein was on holiday in a small tourist town on the tip of Long Island. His quiet summer, however, was about to be destroyed by a visit from an old friend and colleague from his years in Berlin. The visitor was the physicist Leo Szilard. Einstein had been said they feared the Nazis could soon be in possession of a terrible new weapon and that something must be done. Szilard believed that recent scientific breakthroughs meant it was possible to convert mass into energy. And this could be used to make a bomb. If this happens, it would be a terrible realization of the law of nature Einstein had discovered some 34 years earlier. September 1905 was Einstein’s “miracle year”. While working as a patent clerk in the Swiss capital of Bern Einstein submitted a three-page supplement to the theory of relativity, published earlier this year. In these pages is derived from the most famous equation of all time, e = mc ², energy equals mass times the speed of light squared.The equation showed that mass and energy are related and which could, in theory, becomes the other. But because the speed of light squared is a number so large that means that even a small amount of mass could be a huge amount of energy. Since the discovery of radioactivity in the 19th century, scientists had realized that the atomic nucleus can contain a large amount of energy. Einstein’s revolutionary equation were shown for the first time, how much there was."
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"Hackers take on the big boys… Anonymous nameless faces have a major impact on how the internet is used and wish to show that they wish the freedom of speech, specifically on the internet.This is a message which has been promoted for many years and for manyreasons but this is just the next stage in the political movement front…the “Anonymous” group may be faceless and nameless but of course they do have a massive influence in the days of the internet dominance.The hacker culture stemmed from way before the computer revolution and was really just a series of pranks…now they are making their own statement in all areas from airport security to banking conglomerates. Anonymous grew from another site 4chan and moved to a site called “b” where people express themselves without ANY restriction whatsoever…but could be deemed disgusting dependent upon your viewpoint. You need to watch it with an open mind but there are loads of rubbish stuff until you come across an interesting thread. Here you are introduced to “Trolling” where someone will simply try to actively wreck and irritate for apparently no reason…the key reason was to offend.Tom Cruise and Scientology was involved and discussed and the “anonymous” group started introducing videos to the web when there were massive moves to prevent this happening…there is a protracted discussion around this area. This group simply rises to any challenge…and they did when they took on the Church of Scientology.To maintain their anonymity in real life they have used the Guy Fawkes mask as used in V for Vendetta. The demonstrations around the world amounted to thousands in different capitals.FBI involvement is focused on and the realization that they could end in jail was enlightening….one of the members received a year in prison.Wikileaks features in this documentary as do the activities within Egypt. Anonymous managed to disrupt Sony playstation data and showed the power that they had. Lulsecurity seems to have taken over from Anoymous by hacking government and national sites. Many of the Anonymous group feel proud that they have had an impact upon world democracy…there have been mistakes and debatable techniques but the group has aired it’s opinion.Your opinion matters."
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The historian Tristram Hunt explores how Protestantism has affected the lives of people in the Protestant revolution. This is a story of a revolution that has affected all people in the West, and almost every country in the world. It is a revolution that affects the very structure of existence – what we do to live, who we vote, we’re going to war and how we see ourselves as individuals and as nations. The series investigates the scientific, cultural, economic and political movement with the help of leading academic witnesses, and concludes that the scope of Protestantism is so profound that it is impossible to imagine the modern world without it. The series explores how the revolutionary nature of the reform shaped the world we live in today, modern art of war in Iraq. When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg, he unleashed a revolution in thinking and events that have both amazed and horrified him.Of modern capitalism to the nuclear family form, Protestantism has shaped the Western world in its image, and this is the dramatic story of how and why this happened. Tristan says: “Now that the traditional culture of Protestantism has fallen in the UK, which wanted to show how an elemental force that this religion has been in shaping our modern world.” Of the books we read, political parties vote, the way we live and love, the Protestant revolution continues to resonate. “As Britain struggles with its sense of national identity and the forces of evangelical Protestantism growing worldwide understanding of that faith, its meaning and legacy seems more vital than ever.”
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This documentary examines the fact that perhaps one in every hundred people suffer from a mixture of the senses. Imagine if every time you saw someone called Derek you got a strong taste of wax in your mouth. It happens to James Wannerton, which has a pub. Derek is one of the owners. Another common is the name given the taste of wet diapers. For some inexplicable reason, the sense of James’s sound and taste are intertwined.Dorothy Latham sees words as colors. Every time I read a black and white text, is tinged with every letter in the shadow of his own colorful alphabet – although who knows the reality of black and white text. Words have an even more bizarre. She sees them, explained letter by letter, on a tape recorder in front of colored head.James and Dorothy have a mysterious condition called synesthesia, in which his senses have become linked. For years scientists dismissed it, putting it in the same category as séances and bend the spoon. But now, synaesthesia is causing a revolution in our understanding of the human mind.
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For thousands of years we struggled with the great questions of existence. Who are we? What is the world made of? How did we get here? The quest to answer these is the history of science.Each week, medical journalist Michael Mosley charts the often unpredictable path we have taken. In recreating a famous alchemist experiment, following in the footsteps of Galileo and placed in the hands of a hypnotist unpicks Michael, how science has changed the way we see ourselves and how we view our world.It is a story of courage and fear, hope and disaster, persistence and success. That weaves the great forces of history – revolution, the voyages of discovery and artistic movements – with practical inventions, inventive and stubbornness of the experimenters and scientists.This is the story of how the story made science and how science has made history, and how the ideas that emerged made the modern world.1. What you need? How do we understand that our planet was not at the center of everything in the cosmos.2. What is the world made of? How the atomic theories and concepts of quantum physics underlying modern technology.3. How did we get here? Michael Mosley tells how scientists came to explain the diversity of life on earth.4. Can we have unlimited power? The story of how power has been harnessed by the wind, and vapor from inside the atom.5. What is the secret of life? Michael Moseley told the story of how the secret of life has unraveled through the prism of more complex organisms known – the human body.6. Who are we? The twin sciences of brain anatomy and psychology have offered different visions of who we are. Now, these sciences have come together and in the process revealed some startling and uncomfortable truths about what really shapes our ideas, feelings and desires.
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This documentary covers the acid house, rave and club culture revolution in the UK and of course the chemical Methylenedioxymethamphetamine or ecstasy. This era inspired the film 24 Hour Party people and sheds light on the forgotten counter culture movement.
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Seven Ages of Britain is a BBC television documentary series written and presented by David Dimbleby.The series covers the history of the largest art and artifacts Britain over the last 2000 years. Each episode features a different period of British history.Age of Conquest. The first part of the chronicle begins with the Roman invasion and ends with the Norman Conquest. David travels throughout Great Britain in search of the greatest works of art of the era: the mosaics of the Villa Romana de Bignor, the treasure of Sutton Hoo burial, the Anglo-Saxon poetry and Alfred Joya Grande.Age Worship. The history of British art in the Middle Ages, ranging from the murder of Thomas Becket in 1170 death of Richard II in 1400. It was an era defined by the cult – whether loved worship of God, the king, or one.Age energy. This episode sees the Tudor, ranging from Henry VIII’s accession in 1509 for the premiere of Shakespeare’s Henry VIII exactly 100 years later.Age of Revolution. In the 17th century, when the people of Britain learned to question everything. The result was the Civil War, in which everyone, including artists, had to take sides. Out of it came a monarchy reinvented, a scientific revolution and, ultimately, the great Cathedral of St. Paul.Age of money. In the 18th century, the triumph of trade led to the emergence of class “middle” of a new, a group of people who longed for the pleasure and novelty, and has developed its own tastes in art. The result was a golden age of painting, Hogarth, Reynolds and Gainsborough reinvent the British style.Age of Empire. The history of the British Empire from 1750 to 1900, revealed through his art and treasures. David Dimbleby travels across Britain, the United States and India, following the decline of the adventure and inspiration to moral bankruptcy as the Empire became a self-serving bureaucratic machine.Age of ambition. In the last episode, David Dimbleby examines how the 20th century saw the British upturning regular old power structures and hierarchies of class. The catalyst was the First World War, which engulfed the whole nation and traditional values called into question.
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The personal computer or home computer rose in the beginning of the 1970s with the Altair 8800, Apple II and VisiCalc.This documentary, divided into three parts, records this rise and tracks its continuation through the IBM PC and Apple Macintosh revolution through the 1980s and the mid 1990s at the beginning of the Dot-com boom. Interviews of legends like Apple’s Steve Jobs and Microsoft’s Bill Gates are also included in the film.This series first premiered in June 1996 on PBS and was released in VHS format soon after being broadcasted but is now out of print, hence highly prized and extremely difficult to find. A release on DVD by Ambrose Video in 2002 was noted by product reviewers on Amazon.com and elsewhere to have numerous small but quite important segments expunged from the program as originally aired for unidentified reasons.
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Inventions That Changed The World is a series hosted by Jemmy Clarkson. It tells us the stories behind some of the most momentous and note-worthy inventions which have helped form the world as we see it today.The most mundane of our activities and trivial parts of our daily lives are governed by inventions today, ranging from what we wear to the food we eat and our methods of travel; it’s all either been invented or significantly altered by inventions.But every so often an invention comes along that doesn’t just change the way we do things but changes the world. This series scrutinizes how and why life changing inventions happened in the first place, and also how they created an all encompassing effect influencing other essential inventions in their wake.Jeremy explains how a lethal weapon such as a gun have influenced in one way or the other, the industrial revolution, the production lines, cowboy films, street lighting, the car exhaust pipe and even the development of trauma medicine. The computer is another such invention without which we couldn’t fly planes, drive cars or even run our dishwashers; The jet is one more such contraption which plays a crucial role in our weather, mass tourism and outbreaks like SARS; The telephone, totally indispensable today, which was invented by mistake by a man trying to make a humming telegraph is one of the biggest inventions given that it led to the birth of the internet. Jeremy unravels how John Logie Baird, a Scotsman, and a 14-year old American Mormon, Philo T Farnsworth helped win the Battle of Britain, by their invention, the Television!Jeremy intersperses the entire series with his own passionate, amusing and humorous take on some of the inventions and inventors that he considers have helped altered the course of history.
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In 2001, scientists announced a startling discovery: the oldest skull of a human ancestor ever found. The fossil of three million and a half old, was very complete, and finding fossils unlike any before. Their discovery – by a team led by Meave Leakey of the famous Leakey fossil-hunting family – has revolutionized our understanding of how humans evolved.The great mystery of our evolution is like a monkey could have evolved into extraordinary creature is a human being. There has never been another animal on the planet like us. And yet, tens of millions of years there was no sign that humans would take over the world. Instead of the Earth was dominated by apes. Over 50 different species of apes roamed the world – ten million years the Earth was actually the planet of the apes. Three million years later, most had disappeared. In its place came something clearly related to the apes, but also completely different human beings!Brainy or bipedal? For years, scientists searched for the first key feature that allowed us to make the leap from ape to human being amazing. At first they thought that the development of our large brains was decisive. They even found the fossils seemed to prove it, until he reached the famous fossil Lucy three million years old skeleton. This overturned the big brain theory, because here was a human ancestor that walked on two legs clearly, like us, but his little brain of a monkey. It seemed that the development of walking on two legs (bipedalism) was the first key feature human, which put us on the path to becoming human.Lucy soon became even more important. She seemed to defy the laws of evolution. Typically, more an evolutionary adaptation, such as walking on two legs is followed by what scientists call adaptive radiation. Many related species rapidly evolve from an initial evolutionary innovation. It gives a very thick family evolutionary tree, with many different species, but related. Scientists knew that the human branch of the family tree had started about six or seven million years ago when the planet of the apes over. And yet no sign of an adaptive radiation. The family tree showed only a straight line from the Planet of the Apes by Lucy. (Excerpt from bbc.co.uk)
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‘Stoned in Suburbia’ is a social history film taking a humorous look at the change in people’s opinions to cannabis over the past 50 years.It interviews various cannabis users and also includes discussions on the impact of the 60′s sexual revolution, the Hippie movement and the emergence of the Punks right up until the modern day.It shows how it is increasingly growing popular having around 2 million new users every month!
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‘The Hemp Revolution’ covers with every historical and contemporary facet of hemp usage and cultivation mainly in the U.S.It describes how the production of hemp is much more durable and economic than wood and has multilateral uses as e.g. food products, as a non-polluting fuel and as a pharmaceutical product with much less grievous side-effects than chemical pharmaceutical products.The film also investigates why America went from producing vast quantities of the non-narcotic industrial hemp to the complete ban on hemp production in 1938. It unravels the fact that the large oil-based industries actually had a key role in the ban.The documentary concludes that hemp may prove to be a valid substitute to both oil and wood in the future.
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‘The iPod Revolution’ gives a succinct yet all encompassing snapshot of how Apple was infused with a new life in the hands of the legendary Steve Jobs and took the world by storm by redefining the music industry and taking over the mp3 market creating an entry barrier for the rest of the players.Steve Job’s foresight made the digital music revolution bigger than anyone could envisage. Apple currently has the largest online music store apart from being the market leader of digital players; to date Apple holds over an 85% market share for electronic music and has sold over half a billion tracks.The foundation and strength of this company is Innovation and beating the expectations of what the common man could only dream of! It seems ironical now that the idea of iPods was initially rejected by most of the companies given that they considered it to be just an overpriced CD player!The reason for Apple’s success can be attributed to its streamline packaging integrating both the player and music together. It is not just the product but also the marketing strategy that Apple followed that ensured that Apple retains its market leadership and keeps a very high entry-barrier for all other players in the market.
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What if we could live in a clean world?A world in which energy would be 100% renewable, water no longer polluted, transportation truly green and production methods clean and regenerative? There will be such a world. In this documentary VPRO Backlight explores the unprecedented possibilities of a new industrial revolution: Cleantech. Signs of a new future are visible everywhere, from China to the US and from Europe to Thailand. Green mobility powered by sustainable energy, clean drinking water for all thanks to nanotechnology, dyeing textiles using recycled CO2. All of this is possible and is happening successfully now! Working together with Cleantech-founder Nick Parker, this film shows what our world will be like in the decades to come. VPRO Backlight travels the world in search of a clean future.
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The history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements has been mapped out in the interesting documentary, Revolution OS. Interviews with prominent hackers and entrepreneurs, including Richard Stallman, Michael Tiemann, Linus Torvalds, Larry Augustin, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce Perens, Frank Hecker and Brian Behlendorf are featured here.The film begins with an IPO, and then the historical stage is set by showing the beginnings of software development back to the time when software was shared on paper tape for the price of the paper itself. It then moves to Bill Gates’ Open Letter to Hobbyists in which he asked Computer Hobbyists to not share, but to buy software.Richard Stallman then follows up by explaining his reasons for leaving the MIT Lab for Artificial Intelligence in order to devote his life to developing free software, and also how he came about the GNU project. Linus Torvalds is interviewed on his development of the Linux kernel as well as on the GNU/Linux naming controversy and Linux’s further evolution, including its commercialization. Richard Stallman comments on some of the ideological aspects of open source vis-á-vis Communism and capitalism and makes his observation on several aspects of the development of GNU/Linux.Michael Tiemann tells about his meeting with Stallman and how it led to the making of an early version of Stallman’s GCC thereby founding Cygnus Solutions. Larry Augustin tells how he created a UNIX-like Workstation by combining the resulting GNU software and a normal PC, which cost one third the price of a workstation by Sun Microsystems despite of it being three times as powerful.His early dealings with venture capitalists, the eventual capitalization and commodification of Linux for his own company, VA Linux, and ending with its IPO is included in his narrative. Frank Hecker of Netscape tells how Netscape executives released the source code for Netscape’s browser, one of the signal events which made Open Source a force to be reckoned with by business executives, the mainstream media, and the public at large.
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When veteran broadcaster Alistair Cooke died in 2004 few suspected that he was yet to discover the bigger story. What happened to the body lying in a funeral that reveal a history of modern grave robbery on the day and helped break up a kidnapping ring that body had made millions of dollars by cutting and selling off more than 1000 bodies. The bodies have become big business.Every year millions of people’s lives better with the use of tissue from the dead. The bodies are used to supply spare parts, and for surgeons to practice.Horizon investigates the medical revolution that has created an almost insatiable demand for body parts and uncovers the growing industry and grisly black market that supplies human bodies for a price.
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Wings of Evolution is a film that revolves around the revolutionary educational system Siragu Montessori School, a school for homeless and disadvantaged, who is away on the outskirts of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India.For a long time, the focus of education in India has been one of the compulsory learning, memorization and examination based on the evaluation, without emphasis on understanding children’s concepts, critical thinking and the implications in real life.Siragu Montessori School, despite limited resources and unimaginable obstacles has maintained a quality program, free for attendees.On the other hand, the documentary also focuses on bringing together children from around the world through a shop worldwide postal sharing where children from around the world share ideas, exchange ideas and promote cultural diversity, peace and understanding towards building a better tomorrow.
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