NOVA follows the ingenious detective work that painstakingly discovered the truth about the ancient Greek device: it was an astonishingly sophisticated astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor, unrivaled until the era of modern science and believed to be from the workshop of Archimedes.
Through compelling interviews, artistic animation, and clever flashpoints in popular culture, CODE examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles, and sexism all play roles in this national crisis.
Tracking through 12,000 years of history in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, James Burke shows how past events and technologies led to modern inventions, such as the atomic bomb, engines, electric lamps, telecommunications, the computer, refrigeration, the production line, jets, plastics, rocketry, and movies.
This humorous and upbeat science series shows that history is filled with seemingly unrelated discoveries that are actually connected in the most surprising ways. Host James Burke continues to delight viewers as he explores the effects and origins of inventions and events that shape the modern world.
Documenting their “digital detox” with equal parts humor and angst, this film examines the ubiquitous presence of technology in 21st-century society while exploring, in a reassuring way, the natural resourcefulness with which Andrew, Caitlin, and Chel confront their ordeal.
By 2006, as many as 5,000 electric cars were destroyed by the major car companies that built them. Today, the electric car is back with a vengeance. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America's future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever.
A black ops cyber attack launched by the U.S. and Israel on an Iranian nuclear facility unleashed malware with unforeseen consequences. The Stuxnet virus infiltrated it's pre-determined target only to spread it's infection outward, ultimately exposing systemic vulnerabilities that threatened the very safety of the planet.