Technology

The term is derived from the Greek ‘techne’ meaning art, skill, cunning of hand and the suffix ‘logia’ meaning ‘the study of’. By definition it is the collection of tools, including machinery, modifications, arrangements and procedures used by humans.

Different technologies significantly affect human as well as other animal species' ability to control and adapt to their natural environments. The term itself can either be applied generally or to specific areas such as construction technology, medical technology and information technology.

There is an ongoing philosophical debate over the influence of technology on mankind. Movements such as Neo-Luddism and Anarcho-Primitivism argue that it harms the environment and alienates people, while ideologies such as transhumanism and techno-progressivism consider technology to be beneficial to society and the human condition.

Throughout history technology has constantly evolved, beginning with the basic stone tools, mastering the fire, to the metal tools, energy and transport, and finally to the present day and the astonishing achievements in every technological aspect.

The use of primitive technology is recorded in some animal species as well. These include primates such as chimpanzees, dolphins and crows. The gorilla males, for example, use a branch as a walking stick in order to safely get across a river. A West African chimpanzee uses stone hammers for cracking nuts.

The documentaries and video materials compiled in this category are concerned with the technological advancement throughout the history.

The ever burning question of are we alone in the universe might already have an answer that is deliberately being hidden from the majority of the population. See the leaked U.S. government documents and bare witness the gravity of the implications that they have. Discover the truth about the light bulb conspiracy and see if the everyday products that you use have an intentionally shortened life span.

Explore the origin of life itself and learn what you can do to prevent the ongoing transformation of Earth from a place we call home to an inhabitable planet. Certain scientists predict that in the matter of ten years natural resources will be utterly spent and the climate drastically changed.

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glass technology
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Imagine if you can wear glasses and have them send you information about objects you see. Think of Iron man and his suit. You do not need to imagine any more, Google is already working on 3D glass...

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Brickell City Centre Miami
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Brickell City Centre will be the new landmark of Miami. If everything goes down as planned, the Centre will be something people will associate with the city of Miami at first glance. For example...

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car transmission
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Many of us drive a car on regular basis. We enter the car, start it, put it in drive, and go. But have you ever asked yourself how does transmission work? You know that when you shift from one g...

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b2 bomber
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Fun fact: the bomber is called B2 and it costs $2 billion to make it. Coincidence? Probably!The B2 stealth bomber is the most advanced heavy penetration strategic bomber, featuring stealth techn...

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Nicaragua transport
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One of the most adventures heavy load transportation of all time takes workers through Nicaragua. Narrow curves, precarious bridges, mountain roads, two gigantic engines that weight as much as 3...

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nanotechnology
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If you are a proud owner of a flagship smartphone produced in the last year (Samsung Galaxy S6, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G4, HTC One M9 and so on), you’ve meet the term “nano”. ...

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robots
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When Czech writer Karel Čapek first used the word “robot” back in 1921, he couldn’t envision that the fictional humanoid will get so far. In 1921, Karel used the word ...

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maglev train
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It’s been more than 10 years since the Shanghai Maglev Train was opened for public service in April 2004. With a top speed of 431km/g (268mph), the Shanghai Maglev is the f...

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The Alaska Pipeline
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The Alaska pipeline was built in the 1970s. In 1976, the pipeline had to scale a sheer cliff face and the workers were ready to quit, but eventually perservered to build a truly wo...

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Amazing images and explanations of Pluto - pictures from NASA TV.

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Part 1 of BBC's Secrets Of The Superbrands series. In the first installment, presenter Alex Riley explores the world of the technology superbrands. He tries to find out why h...

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Aaron Swartz: Shape the Internet
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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 ‘...

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What the Bleep Do We Know!?
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“It’s hard to describe the film, combining talking-head documentary footage with a fictional narrative, attempts to explain quantum physics in terms the public can understand.T...

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The Light Bulb Conspiracy
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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 a...

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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 ...

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Garbage Warrior
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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 bu...

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TimeLine – A Brief Introduction To The History Of Timekeeping Devices
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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...

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Time Travel Documentary
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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 ...

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The Universe: Beyond The Big Bang
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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 ...

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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, ...

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Technocalyps
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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 ev...

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Solar Power Revolution – Here Comes the Sun
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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 en...

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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 an...

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Inside DEMO Africa 2012
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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...

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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 duri...

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Full Signal
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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 phon...

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IT companies are failing to secure devices connected to the internet, leaving them open to hackers. This shocking report reveals how anything from your pins to your passport could ...

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[Anonymous] “We Are Legion – The Story of the Hacktivists” [2012]
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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...

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