It was seen as one of the greatest scientific achievements of our age, a breakthrough that would usher in a new age of medicine. A decade later, Horizon finds out how close we are to developing the life-changing treatments that were hoped for.
This documentary featured the topic of thorium as alternative energy resource. Globally, our energy and resource supplies are becoming increasingly costly to extract and use. Demand has never been higher; ditto levels of CO2 and other terrible greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Armed with an array of powerful telescopes, scientists are finding up to 3000 new asteroids every night. And some are heading our way.
April 12th 1961 – Yuri Gagarin is about to see what no other person has seen in the history of humanity – the Earth from space.
Anonymous is a loosely associated hacktivist group. It originated in 2003, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain.
Mathematicians have discovered there are infinitely many infinities, each one infinitely bigger than the last. And if the universe goes on forever, the consequences are even more bizarre. In an infinite universe, there are infinitely many copies of the Earth and infinitely many copies of you. Older than time, bigger than the universe and stranger than fiction. This is the documentary of infinity.
Where the cameras could not go, in both time and space, the latest animation techniques take over.
"This is a powerful technology. No amount of hand-wringing is going to stop it", says drone expert, Peter Singer. Whether it's a floating TV station streaming live to the web, the prying lens of the paparazzi, the police chasing a criminal or a government agency spying, small domestic drones are experiencing an exponential growth.
God, the Universe and Everything Else is an educational colloquium, attempting to uncover a grand unified theory of the laws that govern the universe.
This enlightening program delves deep into topics such as the Big Bang Theory, the expansion of the universe, black holes, extraterrestrial life and the origins of creativity.
Filmed in glorious HD, this epic drama follows a family of intrepid hunters of the Stone Age as they journey from their home country in the southwest of France, crossing 3,000 miles of ocean and eventually making their first permanent settlement in what is now the northeastern U.S.
Black hole is almost as difficult to imagine how it will be detected, but some scientists have been up for the task of centuries. Cambridge scholar John Michell wrote an article in 1783 in which the hypothesis of the existence of “dark stars” -- stars as big and with so much gravity that light could not escape its surface. Most astronomers of the time thought it was an absurd idea.
Risky Rocks - Earthquakes created a huge network of cracks in the ground that have had a huge impact on human history. These faults are pathways for materials to rise to the surface which can bring life or death. They are behind everything from catastrophic volcanoes to natural health spas and valuable mineral deposits. Filmed in Greece, Turkey and Jordan.
This informative film, full of surprising news, is based on the work of Spencer Wells, who is both innovative scientist and enthusiastic host.
He and crew scour the world for indigenous people with deep roots in one place, asking for samples of DNA to test, in order to piece together our "big family" genetic tree.