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Aaron Hillel Swartz was born on November 8, 1986 and died on January 11, 2013.He was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, a political organizer and Internet ‘hacktivist’ who was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS. Swartz was also involved with the Markdown publishing format, the organization Creative Commons, the website framework web.py and the social news site called Reddit in which he became a partner after its merger with his company called ‘Infogami’. He tragically ended his life while facing a controversial prosecution for intellectual property theft.Watch this documentary and follow the incredible story of life and death of this extraordinary man.
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An English Speaking World is said to explore the development of modern English, and it illustrates English as the language of choice for technology, diplomacy, business and popular culture for many nations. Brief piece on a conference of French speaking countries to create French words for invading English words. At the end of the video, they promote the idea of English bubbling up from below.
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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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The documentary Cryonics: Death in the Deep Freeze, takes on a controversial theme of Cryonics. The film presents cryonics as an insurance policy for people who die before any significant development of technologies has taken place that extend lives of human beings.The film depicts a woman sufferring from cancer and her preservation. The film is high on emotional content as it delves into the life of a woman terminally ill and her future after her death.Besides, the film brings out the challenging questions related to the ethics of the Cryonics, making it one of the most challenging works of the production house.
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Dr Alice Roberts asks one of the great questions of our species: Are we still evolving?There is no doubt that we are a product of millions of years of evolution. But thanks to modern technology and medicine, we miss Darwin’s law of survival of the fittest?Alice follows a trail of clues to ancient human bones, the remarkable studies of people living in the most inhospitable areas of the planet, to the frontiers of genetic research to find out if they are still developing – and which could be the game.
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"GREAT PLANES appraises The Boeing 747 – an aviation marvel that stirred the uprising in the passenger air transport segment.This documentary provides us with never before seen footage of the evolution of the classic 747 models, while giving us insights on Jet-airline technology, creation of the world’s first jumbo jet and opening our minds to the requirements to survive in this highly competitive market!The amazing feat of the creation of the largest twin-engine airplane has been achieved by the astonishing streamlined integration of two forces which mark man’s entry into the modern world – Computer and the airplane!The documentary further explores how this remarkable achievement in the aviation industry was shaped by the people and certain event such as making a key change in the traditional way of production – complete transformation from digital preassembly directly to a production model enabling this marvel to generate more thrust than the combined power of eight engines of a B-52 bomber plane and allowing 300 passengers to be carried at an astounding speed which is nearly 84% of the speed of sound.Truly remarkable indeed!"
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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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The Light Bulb Conspiracy is a documentary that examines how companies undertake Planned Obsolescence, which is the deliberate shortening of product life spans. This as the movie argues is done to guarantee consumer demand.The Light Bulb Conspiracy involves investigative research and rare archive footage to trace the untold story of Planned Obsolescence, right from its beginnings in the 1920s with a secret cartel, set up expressly to limit the life span of light bulbs, to modern day stories involving cutting edge electronics (such as the iPod) and the growing spirit of resistance amongst ordinary consumers.This film moves to different countries like France, Germany, Spain and the US in order to find witnesses belonging to an industry and following a business practice which forms the basis of the modern economy.The film shows the underbelly of the business practice by showing disquieting pictures from Africa, a country where discarded electronics are piled up in huge cemeteries for electronic waste.
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Gaming competitions started 42 years ago, when the first tournament started in 1972 called “Intergalactic space war Olympics”, after that Atari launched their Space Invaders Championship in the 1980s, with over 10,000 participants. This was only the beginning of a global occupation of the gaming culture.When Electronic Sports (Esports) was launched in the 1990s it all began to grow, the tournaments for different genres of games and the response for these competitions was huge. In the year 2000, Esports already achieved the growth to organize World tournaments with participants from all over the globe. Offering grand money prizes and subscriptions to different sites and products that are made for gamers.Today they are the largest organization in gaming covering the most played games online and organizing the biggest world tournaments in gaming. The most competitive games today are League of Legends, Dota 2, Starcraft 2, Counter-Strike and Call of Duty, with over 100,000,000 players worldwide.In this documentary, you will see the journey of professional gamers and their way of life, how they fight to reach the top on the Dota 2 tournament. This will show you the dedication to their profession and the risk of becoming a professional gamer.
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Technocalyps is the brainchild of Frank Theys, a Belgian visual artist and filmmaker, wherein he explores the intriguing prospect of trans-humans being the next in the series of evolution after human beings.The three part documentary includes interviews by top experts and thinkers on the subject worldwide and focuses on this core issue of exceeding human limitations as the latest findings in genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, bionics and nanotechnology appear in the media every day, but with no analysis of their all surpassing aim. Inquiry is conducted into the scientific, ethical and metaphysical dimensions of technological development.
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A short, animated documentary on how time has been measured in the past, and how we measure it now. The film walks you through the timeline of people and inventions that kept track of time.
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‘Warrior Empire: The Mughals’ pays a tribute to the dynasty of nomadic warriors who created architectural marvels, inventive warfare, material excess and cultural augmentation making 1526 to 1858 India’s most colorful, violent, and majestic era.They indulged their appetite for territorial expansion, spreading their rule throughout the Indian subcontinent. Though they conquered their kingdom with crushing brutality, the Mughals were also brilliant technological innovators and masters of art and architecture.This film gives lush, detailed images of Mughal accomplishments such as the glorious Taj Mahal, palaces, forts, water systems, elaborate gardens, and richly crafted artwork.Step-by-step scientific recreations of advanced Mughal metallurgy and weaponry show the meticulous production of chain mail armor for a battalion of elephants, lethally flexible composite bows, rocketry, and sword-smith techniques passed down through the generations, and still alive today.They truly were the shapers of modern India.
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Every cosmologist and astronomer agrees: our universe is 13.7 billion years. Using cutting edge technology, scientists are now able to take a snapshot of the universe only a heartbeat after birth.Armed with hypersensitivity satellites, astronomers look back in time to the moment of creation, when all matter in the universe exploded into existence. This is where we discovered an unsolved mystery as old as time itself – if the universe was born, where did it come from? Meet leading scientists who have discovered what they believe that the origin of our universe, and a window in the time before time.Big Bang theory holds that the universe was once packed tightly in a small and incredibly dense space, known as a “singularity”. That is, until about 13.7 billion years, when a huge explosion of energy and the pressure began to give rise to entire worlds, galaxies and interstellar particles that form the universe as we know it today.However, what caused the big bang? The physicists are left scratching their heads to that question. Since the universe began in a level so small, the laws of relativity are not fully implemented. In contrast, quantum theory, which deals with the world outside the law and the very small strange, must also be convened.Successfully answering the question of what existed before the Big Bang would be necessary to close the gap between the worlds so far incompatible with each other, relativism and quantum mechanics. But even though the bridge has not yet been built, theories abound.“Our universe may have either come into existence or collided with another universe,” theoretical physicist Michio Kaku said scienceline.org. “Big Bangs happen all the time.”This is the fourth episode. See the list of all the episodes here: through the hole.
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This documentary challenges all scientific theories to explore the possibility of time travel. The figures, numbers, timescales, speeds, quantities and sizes are simply staggering and requires considerable lateral thinking in order to gain the most from the documentary.Time warps, wormholes, blackholes and stars are all investigatd to determine whether time travel could be possible.Einstiens theories are discussed with relation to the speed time comparison indicating that by travelling at an incredibly high speed would effectively alter the time and this has been proven in experiments in space.The vision and dream here are incredible but everything in this documentary can be recognised as feasible in the distant future. This is certainly worth the watch to stimulate your mind and be part of the dream.
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Objectified is the second part of a three-film “design trilogy” by Gary Hustwit and had its world premiere at the SxSW Film Festival in March 2009.It is a documentary film encompassing the complexity in our relationships with manufactured, inanimate objects and thus also with their creators. It is about the innovators and architects, who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a regular basis putting their creativity into everything ranging from simple household objects like toothbrushes to extremely complicated tech gadgets. It is as much about personality as it is about the reflection of our value systems.Through in-depth conversations with these product designers, the film chronicles the creative processes of some of the most influential product designers of our era. Quite accurately, the objects we surround ourselves with tells tales about who we truly are and what are our aspirations.
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This enthralling documentary is not simply about the fascinating subject of Garbage recycling and bio-diversity along with the architechtural designs associated with biotechture but as much to do with the struggle against the massively obstructive US Government legislature in order to explore different mechanisms to survive against the global warming in the world.Architect Michael Reynolds strives against the odds to develop techniques and diversity to provide self sustainability for many.He maps the progress of his many “Earthship” communities and how each have come into being. Using solar energy and utilising garbage in his buildings (Beer bottles, plastic bottles etc) he has over the years built special buildings in New Mexico which are totally “Off-grid” using no gas, electric or water.Reynolds shows how these remarkable buildings require no heat even in the height of winter when it can get to minus 35 degrees.This starts as a fantastic evolutionary “Grand Design” type documentary but you then begin to be drawn into the complex and TOTALLY frustrating regime of legislating which seeks to prevent any degree of change; often to solely protect other carbon inefficient industries! The documentary is a rollercoaster of excitement for the enthusiastic followed by real dips when dealing with the politics.It took Reynolds to take his team to a Tsunami area and build some structures there before some of the self motivated , agenda focused, politicians to grant him the opportunity to develop his radical thinking and development.The documentary addresses:Thermal massWind powerSolar powerRammed earthGarbage utilisation & recyclingWater harvestingRenewable energyTemperature stabilizationThis allows you to understand the benefits of having no mortgage, no utility bills etc….brilliant.Read more at Garbage Warrior.
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What if in the distant realms of our galaxy there is a planet similar to ours where life can exist?Using the latest technology and telescopes, scientists are exploring the outer reaches of our solar system, searching for life, and reexamining how they perceive life on other planets. This documentary shows us the sights and sounds of distant worlds, as astrobiologists explain how life could exist on them. With the most modern telescopes, scientists are now seeing more complex ecosystems on our neighbouring planets than they had thought to exist. Vast salt water oceans, active volcanoes and molecules that could start life are present in many of the planets. Could life be starting on other planets? Is a primitive form of life that once was the beginning of humans now possibly active on other planets? We may not be alone.
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‘Big Brother, Big Business’ is a special report wherein CNBC takes a look at the companies behind the powerful business of personal information and the people whose lives are affected by it.It reveals how every day technologies are being used to monitor Americans with unique scrutiny – from driving habits to workplace surveillance; shoppers and diners are observed and analyzed; internet searches are monitored and used as evidence in court, and it is the big businesses that collect most of the data. But increasingly, it’s the government that’s using it.It gives examples of unsuspecting vulnerable citizens who get caught up in the net, such as a woman who lost her job due to mistaken identity; a man whose cell phone records were stolen by his former employer; a woman whose personal information was stolen from a company she had never heard of; a man who discovered his rental car company was tracking his every move.The documentary also looks at how identities are being established using biometric means by the FBI, the Border Patrol, police departments and schools and also details of how an AOL division is established that works solely to satisfy the requests of law enforcement for information about AOL’s members.
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A documentary that explores how humanity came to understand the universe and its origins in the Big Bang.Since the first people who looked at the sky and wondered about the nature of modern physicists like Einstein, Gamow, Alpher and Guth.The universe began with a massive expansion, billions of years ago and continues to grow with each passing second.The idea that the very existence of the universe and of man, began with a “Big Bang” is no longer a topic of debate among most scientists – which is essentially taken as fact.
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Since 1997 & the onset of mobile phones, more and more cellular antennas have been popping up in neighborhoods all around the world to support an ever-growing number of mobile phone users.In fact they have become so normal in some parts of the world that they disappear into the landscape with the same subtlety as cars on the street. And those that don’t ‘disappear’ are cleverly disguised as flagpoles, chimneys or water towers.Full Signal talks to scientists world-wide who are researching the health effects related to cellular technology, veteran journalists who have called attention to the issue for decades, activists who are fighting to regulate the placement of antennas; and to lawyers & law makers who represent the people wanting those antennas regulated.Filmed in 10 countries and 6 US states, Full Signal examines the contradiction between health and finance, one of the many ironies of the fight to regulate antenna placement.
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This fascinating documentary gives us a glimpse at smart technology that will change the way the world works; technology that will place robots as helpers in the home, connect every human being and cities to the web and can virtually make our dreams come true via advances simulations and entertainment systems.Human-like mental agility are being created via artificial intelligence and that even our clothing will have intelligence as a consequence of the development of smaller and more powerful computers! At this rate, very soon, computers with processing power that rivals the human brain with artificial intelligence could be created.This widespread penetration of intelligence in every aspect of our daily lives will definitely make life easier as the intelligent robots will serve us but what would happen when one day they just stop feeling like doing so anymore and take control of how they or even we function?
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The inaugural DEMO Africa event took place last October 24-26, 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya. It provided a platform for 40 of the most innovativetechnology products from companies across the African continent with the opportunity to launch before a global audience of investors,media, strategic buyers, C-level executives and other entrepreneurs. This was the first time ever that a DEMO event was hosted on the African soil.DEMO Africa is the flagship initiative of the Liberating Innovation in Opportunity Nations or LIONS@FRICA partnership, an innovative newpartnership aimed at enhancing and deepening startup and innovation ecosystems of fast-growing African economies. LIONS@FRICA bringstogether the U.S. State Department, Microsoft, Nokia, InfoDEV, the African Development Bank, the U.S. Agency for InternationalDevelopment, DEMO, Startup Weekend, Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST), Venture Capital for Africa, Appfrica, Business Action for Africa, Business Fights Poverty, and the Global Entrepreneurship Week to support and amplify Africa’s budding startupand innovation ecosystem.“For far too long Africa has been plagued with a reputation for being the continent of poverty, corruption, and insecurity. While thecontinent has surely experienced growing pains, it’s also a place of opportunity and growth.” – Thomas Debass, Acting SpecialRepresentative for Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State.This film goes behind the scenes and rhetoric to interview young entrepreneurs and startup founders from all over Africa about theirwork. How do they feel about doing business in Africa? What are their struggles and observations? What is the future of the changing Africancontinent?
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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 fascinating but academically presented uses recently declassified military documents and scenes never seen by the public to provide a detailed chronicle of the history of the atomic bomb.The film was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The creation of technology and the Cold War that followed are graphically represented.One scene shows Russians particularly vexing challenge the nuclear test ban and trigger the largest atomic explosion in history.The film also includes interviews with designers bomb survivors and also shows rare images of interesting devices for launching bombs and exploded them scenes in space. Some of the scenes come from the latest special effects technology.
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The Horten H.IX, RLM designation Ho 229 (often called Gotha Go 229 due to the identity of the chosen manufacturer of the aircraft) was a German prototype fighter/bomber designed by Reimar and Walter Horten and built by Gothaer Waggonfabrik late in World War II. It was the first pure flying wing powered by jet engines.It was given the personal approval of German Luftwaffen Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, and was the only aircraft to come close to meeting his "3×1000" performance requirements, namely to carry 1,000 kilograms (2,200 lb) of bombs a distance of 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) with a speed of 1,000 kilometres per hour (620 mph). Its ceiling was 15,000 metres (49,000 ft).Since the appearance of the B-2 Spirit flying wing stealth bomber in the 1990s, its similarities in role and shape to the Ho 229 has led many to retrospectively describe the Ho 229 as "the first stealth bomber". A static reproduction of the only surviving Ho 229 prototype, the Ho 229 V3, in American hands since the end of World War II was later tested by the US military who found the basic shape and paint composition of the mock copy would provide for 20% reduction in detection range against the Chain Home radar of the 1940s, but no significant stealth benefit against most other contemporary radar systems.
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The Build is an interactive documentary exploring the world of custom motorcycle making through the stories of three independent builders in Portland, OR.View the full experience, including shop tours, bike builds and builder information at:thebuildfilm.com
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Dr. Kevin Fong discovers how scientists are close to being able to repair his heart if it stops working. Meet some of the people who have undergone heart surgery and pioneering scientists who are pushing the limits of treatment failure.We met a man who has had his heart replaced with an artificial one powered by a mechanical pump that carries around a backpack, and the testimony of a scientist to bring a heart of dead animals to life on a workbench.In addition, the work of an American scientist who is using stem cells to turn what she calls a ghost heart – a heart scaffold – a replacement heart for humans.
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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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This film follows the progress of Jubilee class steam locomotive 5605 ‘Cyprus’ , owned by the London Midland & Scottish Railway, as is passes through the railway workshops during an overhaul in the 1938.
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The future is near. Day by day we are becoming a robot-addicted society where more and more things are done automatically. In the near future we can expect robots to be everywhere - work, education or even the houses that we live in. This could lead to a complete dependence to robotics. The idea of a 'Cyborg' is getting discussed more and more and as a result the natural-resources could be forgotten.
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The twenty-three vehicles for strange line at the exit gate of the DARPA Grand Challenge with one thing in common: no one behind the wheel s. Sponsored by the Pentagon’s research agency s this race for robotic vehicles without driver has a $ 2 million. Their ultimate goal is to gather new ideas for the future of unmanned warfare.With names like Ghostrider, and Stanley TerraMax Highlander these vehicles are equipped with advanced technology such as artificial intelligence, laser-guided GPS navigation and vision 3-D mapping systems. But some of the world’s most advanced robots overcome a tough s 130 miles across the scorching desert terrain of Nevada? NOVA follows engineering teams of the competition in dealing with failures and system crashes tight deadlines that threaten to derail at every step.NOVA cameras capture traps s technical career challenges and a fun twist ending as a surprise contender comes from behind to steal the race.
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Inside The Mind of Google is a CNBC original, wherein Maria Bartiromo gives viewers a sneak-peek into the world’s most powerful technology company and its peak accomplishment, the Google Internet search engine.In an awe-inspiring tale of two graduate students taking a one-time research project and turning it into a global technology powerhouse in merely a decade, we see how the way we interact with information, the internet and even each other has drastically changed!Maria further explores how the search industry came about to be dominated by Google spewing profits and what awaits us in the near future and also how privacy, which is the biggest controversy in today’s digital age would be handled.
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Quants are said to be mathematical wizards or computer programming experts behind crashin Wall Street with their financial products. We very well know that how our global finanacial system is totally depended on mathematical models, and even here Quants are the one’s who with another technological revolution in finance are trading at the speed of light.We always think about risks of treating the economy and it’s markets as a complex machine. It’s important for us to know if we would be able to keep a control of our model based financial system or not.This documentary offers some insight into the question: “what is a quant?” and gives a rare glimpse into this arcane corner of Wall Street and global financial markets.
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Earth story unties the secrets of our planet and brings a real like experience. Technology overcame the limitation of camera, the latest animation techniques were used which brought a life like experience of the scientific discovery and a comprehensive history of life and of the planet.This documentary series was made in a span of 3 years which costed 3 millions and was filmed across the world. Indeed, this one’s a worth watching documentary.
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"This is a documentary “short” covering the fateful tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic and the interest this event still holds for many people. It is a century since the Titanic sunk with the loss of so many lives and despite it being a terrible occasion and still on the maiden voyage…the technological mastery of the Titanic build is still marvelled at today.What makes this story captivate us even 100 years on? the centenary of the disaster sees many events to “Celebrate” this tale.Daniel Mendelson discusses the “man verses nature” conflict which this depictsLimits of technology are challenged and always of interest these days and of course the Titanic was indeed the ultimate tecchnological wonder of its day.Class segregation is explored with the realisation that dependent upon your “Class” your chance of survival was higher or lower and the story surrounding this is discussed.The story seems to have it all but the drama unfolds to show that even the most beautiful and technologically advanced of its time can disintegrate in front of our eyes.If you happen to be visiting my home town of Belfast N Ireland where the Titanic was built, you should perhaps consider the chance to visit the Titanic Quarter and the visitor centre there… you can read more about it at http://www.titanicbelfast.com/Home.aspx"
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The early years of microcomputers were characterized by restricted sound, uncomplicated graphics and tiny amounts of computing power; quite unlike the loud, fast, life-like action that are the trademarks of the modern games on our computers. We have really come of age with Quake, Half-life and Halo!An entire industry grew manifolds over telling fantastic stories, solving mind-boggling puzzles and weaving magic out of words in the early years of 1980. Quite similar to the worlds that books create, these games fire the user’s vivid imagination and involve them in a surrealistic quest. The most powerful graphics were used to ignite the human mind to get them hooked onto these ‘Computer Adventure games’.Universities and engineering companies would describe a place and ask what had to be done next as a side project and challenged young brains to solve puzzles and bypass tricks and traps. These challenges have whetted the appetite of players and a whole new generation of authors as they struggled with negotiating obstacles to find the pure joy of achievement and adventure in a world which tickled their senses with suspense, humor and sadness and have escalated their minds with hunger for exploration and new discoveries. ‘Get Lamp’ tells the story of evolution of these incredible games straight from the horse’s mouth, i.e., people who created them!
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The research community and industry face a dreadful challenge from nanosciences and nanotechnologies. Overcoming these challenges requires a world-class infrastructure, new fundamental knowledge, novel equipment for characterization and manufacturing, multi-disciplinary education and training for innovative and creative engineering apart from a highly responsible attitude to societal demands.This documentary film provides a quick look at some of the many activities that are being carried out in Europe in these fast-growing fields of research and technological development. This film has been made available by the European Commission.
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We live in a vast sea of energy. Everything, every atom, every subatomic particle in constant motion, spinning forever. Even in the dark and cold absolute vacuum of empty space, there is what is calling the new physics of quantum vacuum flow, it is the ether of the ancients, the vital energy of metaphysics, are the random fluctuations of this vast field of possibilities which space and time are embedded. Now, theoretically and mathematically proven, the question is no longer “Is this zero-point energy exist?”, But rather, infinite resource we can use this unlimited free energy and demonstrate new technologies that are low cost and environmentally safe.One thing is certain, if we continue in the course of the rapid burning of fossil fuels and relying on nuclear fission, the future of our civilization is in grave danger. We are at a critical point where the ravages of industrial pollution and radioactive waste have exceeded the carrying capacity of mother earth. Our finite reserves of oil and gas will be completely exhausted in 2025 at the current rate of consumption. Large corporate and government interests to ignore this crisis outstanding auto and resist changing the status quo. The question to ask: “Is this the kind of world we bequeath to future generations?
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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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Level Up explores the video gaming culture from the perspective of a wide range of gamers starting with casual smart phone gamers to avid, professional gamers. This is a current and relevant topic examined through interviews and research and presented in an interesting and engaging manner.
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This documentary, made in the year 1982, tries to fill the gap of skepticism among people and endeavors to bring them closer to the emerging micro computers by demonstrating how these computers have been consistently helping mankind in creating a more efficient society.It gives a one of a kind insight into the technology in the era which saw its introduction to the masses, their trepidations, hopes and snapshots of they might positively influence the future.Each program starts with the introduction of a real life situation by either Serle or McNaught-Davis, where computers can be used to make the work faster, easier and more efficient, like the office, a car factory, the British Library, etc. These formed the base on which the demonstrations on the program were be based.Kraftwerk’s Computer World is taken as the documentary’s theme music, which was a part of the album by the same name released in 1981. An animation of an owl flying into a domestic living room was the opening title, the owl being the mascot as well as the logo of the BBC Microcomputer system.
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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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"You've probably heard about the existence of water on Mars. But what does this actually mean? Is there a slight chance of unknown life on mars that lived million or even a billion years ago? This kind of possibility has fuelled man's quest to visit the Red Planet. Man's attempts to reach Mars have pushed technological boundaries past their limit and raised the prospect of establishing human colonies beyond our own planet.Horizon has explored how scientists believe the only way to truly understand Mars is to send people there. If and when we do, it will be the most challenging trip humanity has ever undertaken."
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The Human Body: Pushing the limits it has on all continents and introduces you to people who have taken their bodies to the fullest.This stunning documentary using CGI technology and hi-tech camera work to examine its physical evidence in great detail, both externally and internally!From rock climbing, martial arts and desperate rescues to medical breakthroughs and professional sports, here are the stories of the incredible power and impressive performance of the body we call our own.It covers four areas: strength, vision, intelligence and sensitivity. Learn what the human body can do in the most extreme circumstances.
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‘Holes in Heaven’ is produced by Paula Randol-Smith and Emmy-winning director Wendy Robbins, and narrated by Martin Sheen. The history, implications and dangers of HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) is thoroughly investigated in this documentary.This documentary tries to shake us out of our apathy by challenging our presumptions and posing a question about Environmental degradation by asking whether we are making Holes in heaven?!The U.S. Navy/Air Force and Phillip Laboratories in remote Gakona, Alaska are using HAARP, a controversial high frequency radio transmitter, or “ionospheric heater,” which can be used by military to focus a billion-watt pulsed radio beam into our upper atmosphere, presumably for ionospheric research. This procedure enables us to look through the Earth detecting anything from oil reserves to underground missile silos by forming extremely low frequency waves and sending them back to Earth enhancing communications with submarines.It is claimed by several researchers that it poses many hazards, including blowing thirty-mile holes in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. This documentary also tries to focus public attention to the potential disruption of the subtle magnetic energies of our Earth and ourselves.The late Carl Sagan, in this context said, “We’ve arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We’ve also arranged things so that almost no one understands science or technology. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later, this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces”.
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This documentary takes us through the mind blowing history and future of Surveillance Technology and explores how it can be the most significant and terrifying equipment of all times, compromising every individual’s privacy without they ever being aware of it!Parabolic microphones, advanced cameras, Radar-Vision and Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have made their way into the hands of people enabling eavesdropping on conversations a mile away, photographing, scanning and tracking without being physically present and seeing through walls, making virtually impossible to hide.A glimpse of what it would be like to live 24/7 under someone’s watching eyes is shown here bringing to light how scary the proposition really is!
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Thorium is readily available & can be turned into energy without generating transuranic wastes. Thorium’s capacity as nuclear fuel was discovered during WW II, but ignored because it was unsuitable for making bombs. A liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) is the optimal approach for harvesting energy from Thorium, and has the potential to solve today’s energy/climate crisis. LFTR is a type of Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (Th-MSR). This video summarizes over 6 hours worth of thorium talks given by Kirk Sorensen and other thorium technologists.
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The issue of an awaiting greater-than-human artificial intelligence and the possible ramifications is being addressed in this film by Ken Gumbs. Different individuals with different backgrounds including a theologian, a philosopher, a brain builder and a cyborg, are interviewed on the subject, in the course of which a wide spectrum of topics are discussed, including trans-humanism, mind-machine mergers, uploading, and artificial super-intelligence.De Garis admitted that humans and machines may evolve and merge in unison, avoiding this kind of sociological split. He referred to the adherents of this middle way as the ‘cyborgians,’ but this theory would ruin his alarmist non-normative SF action drama vision of the future.While Building Gods painted the future in a gray and ambiguous light, it implicitly extols trans-humanism. At one point, a blurb on the screen noted that, “Trans-humanists advocate the ethical advancements of technology.”The video is interesting and provocative; but for those new to these concepts, the video may come across as quite frightening. Interestingly, the issue of the Singularity casts an implied shadow all throughout the film.