Technology

Becoming Immortal

When we are born we already know one thing, we have too little time, much too little time. In the blink of an eye or the shedding of a tear we become old. We are all born to die, but there is hope because isn't ageing merely an illness? One that will sooner or later catch up with each an every single one of us, but what if there was a cure that could cure our immortality? In this film we explor

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Inside Chernobyl’s Mega Tomb

Today in Ukraine an international team of engineers is racing to assemble one of the most complex super structures ever built, at an extraordinary 36,000 tones it will be the largest structure moved on land. A mega dome tasked to entomb the crumbling remains of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. In 1986 the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded releasing 400 times more radiation than the Hiroshima bom

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The Blockchain and Us

In 1903 the Wright brothers invented the first airplane, it was hard to imagine back then that today there would be over 500,000 people traveling in the air at any point in time. In 2008, a person or a group of people under the moniker Satoshi Nakamoto invented bitcoin and the blockchain. For the first time in history this invention made it possible to transfer money around the globe without the u

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The End of Memory?

Memory is an essential issue for our society and for every one of us. Up to now, various media have been used to store our memories in a wealth of information. The average life expectancy of an inscription on a stone is ten thousand years, on parchment 1,000 years, on film 100 years on vinyl 50 years with computers our memory is facing an unexpected vulnerability. Some technologies have already

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Down the Deep, Dark Web

Down The Deep, Dark Web is a film on, you guessed it... the Darknet. There have been many documentaries released recently on the now infamous dark net website The Silk Road but most of those films focus solely on that website alone and Ross Ulbricht , it's creator. This film however takes a closer look at the dark net itself and how it works. A journalist by the name of Yuval Orr is our tour gu

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Amazon Rising

Amazon Rising is and hour long special by CNBC and hosted by David Faber, examining the worlds largest e-tailer the show doesn't necessarily uncover any big secrets lurking behind the company but rather provides an in depth look at how they manager to shift such a large volume of product and how they became so successful in the first place. Faber discovers that Amazon prioritises customer servi

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Secrets of the Super Elements

Today our lives depend on just a handful of natural resources but they are not the ones we think they are. Forget about oil, coal and gas, today we depend on a new set of super elements with obscure names like indium and rhenium. They're properties are so bizarre, they could be confused with an alien technology of sorts. These super elements are driving innovation, everything from smartphones t

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Quantum Computer in a Nutshell

The ability to contemplate the meaning of the world around us brings out a constant desire to deepen our knowledge and broaden our horizons, this curiosity is fundamental to the development of our species and civilisation. From the advent of the wheel to the innovation of engines, from the cultivation of herbs to the development of modern medicine, from the abacus to computers human history is a r

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The AI Race

The AI Race

An hour long special from ABC's Lateline which examines the future of artificial intelligence and how new figures show that every job will begin to change in the coming years as AI starts to revolutionise not just the repetitive physical tasks but also those which require more cognitive thought. Throughout the documentary we hear from several professionals all of whom are fearing replacement by

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