National Geographic Documentaries 24 Hours After: Asteroid Impact

Sixty six million years ago a meteor struck the Earth, wiping out three-quarters of all life on the planet and helping clear the way for the rise of mammals. Recent scientific investigations have made it possible to understand more precisely what likely happened and how, as the cosmic impact unleashed cataclysmic forces. Why did some creatures survive while nearly all ...
  • 2009
  • 00:45:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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News in Review - October 2006 A Canadian Rides the Shuttle into Space

In early September 2006, the shuttle Atlantis blasted into space with a Canadian on board. Astronaut Steve MacLean and other crew members installed a giant solar panel on the orbiting International Space Station. In this News in Review story we'll take a close look at one of the most complex missions in shuttle history. We'll also look at the career of Steve ...
  • 2006
  • 00:12:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/15/2006

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News in Review - December 2013 A Look Back at Science and Health 2013

The world of science and health in 2013 gave us a Canadian astronaut who became an international star, while rockets were launched to clean up debris in space. Meanwhile scientists debunked intelligence testing, declared climate change real, and grew meat in a test tube.
  • 2013
  • 00:18:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2014

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CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Asteroid! the Doomsday Rock

Travelling at more than 10 km/s (23,000 mph), it passed Earth at a distance less than a third the distance to the moon. Had that chunk of space debris hit Moscow or London or Hong Kong instead, the devastation would have been staggering. Asteroid! The Doomsday Rock tells the story of a multi-national team of gifted scientists who believe and ...
  • 2003
  • 01:28:30
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

World's Toughest Fixes Atom Smasher

A machine 17 miles around, worth seven billion dollars! The Large Hadron Collider is the largest atom-smasher ever built – a colossal instrument buried 300 feet underground, spanning two countries, designed to recreate conditions a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. It could be our key to unlocking the secrets of the universe, except for one tiny thing: ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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News in Review - January 2013 B.C. Earthquake

On a quiet Saturday evening in the fall of 2012, the coast of British Columbia was rocked by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake. Though no lives were lost and little damage was reported, the quake did reveal weakness in Canada's emergency preparedness.
  • 2013
  • 00:16:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/15/2013

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Our Vancouver Bill Nye's Solarcraft

Scientists rejoice as the project is still on despite initial communication problems.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:12
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/11/2015

News in Review - February 2010 Canada's Amazing Neptune Project

Although humans have travelled all the way to the moon and back, the bottom of the sea remains largely unexplored. Now some Canadian scientists are doing something about that by placing sensors and cameras on the seabed off Vancouver Island. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the NEPTUNE Canada project and at some of the amazing images ...
  • 2010
  • 00:13:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2010

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News in Review - November 2006 Canada's Famous Dinosaur Hunter

Dinosaur Provincial Park in southeast Alberta is a fossil hunter’s paradise. More than 300 first-quality dinosaur skeletons have been found there since digging began more than a century ago. It’s also one of the favourite hunting grounds of Canada’s world-famous palaeontologist Phil Currie. In this News in Review story we’ll travel to Dinosaur Park to meet Currie and show you why he ...
  • 2006
  • 00:12:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/15/2006

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CBC News Vancouver Chris Hadfield on Singing in Space

The Canadian astronaut has just released the first album ever recorded in space.
  • 2015
  • 00:04:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/22/2015