As It Happens 3D Printing and the $350 Robotic Arm

3D-printed robotic arm for six-year old: $350. The ability to hug mom: priceless. Alex Pring was born missing his right arm from just above the elbow. The cost of a traditional robotic limb, which would have to be replaced as Alex grows, has a hefty price tag. But now, thanks to Albert Manero and his team of aerospace engineering students, ...
  • 2014
  • 00:06:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

World's Toughest Fixes 50-Ton Rudder

Riley heads to a divers' paradise in Curaçao, but this underwater adventure is no vacation. He and a team of top-notch industrial divers are in for some serious heavy lifting – rigging and removing a 50-ton rudder from a massive iron ore carrier bound for China. Riley's a master rigger on land, but on this job he's a fish out ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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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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The Nature of Things A Murder of Crows

Crows are one of the most intelligent species on the planet. They have a proven ability to reason and problem-solve and have long and dependable memories. They engage in complex social interactions that range from group play and hunting to gang-style killings and funerals. They've been called "flying apes" because their behaviours can be more like primates and humans than ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

My Brilliant Brain Accidental Genius

George Widener patiently writes down the dates for every Monday in the next 500 years – all 26,000 of them. An autistic savant, George possesses an ‘island of genius’ that enables him to do things an ordinary person would find impossible. To help unlock this enigma, George volunteers to undergo a brain scan – something most savants are too disabled ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/27/2016

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Mystery Manhunt Adrenaline Junkie

Between the subject's youthful looks, athleticism, massive internal injuries and reconstructive surgery, including metal rods and screws in his spine and right thigh, and the way he aggressively rides his wave-runner, the team can only ask one question: "How could he not be a war veteran or stuntman?" Bill visits a Hollywood stunt coordinator to learn more; Natalie, suspecting an ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/29/2016

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Engineering Connections Airbus A380

Richard Hammond sets out on a quest to find the amazing Engineering Connections behind the Airbus A380, the largest passenger airliner in history. His journey reveals that this state-of-the-art aircraft owes as much to weapons of war, Mother Nature and household objects as it does to high technology. He discovers that a bicycle pump, a 19th century rocket, an ancient ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:36
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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Land and Sea Algae, Fuel of the Future

Algae, Fuel of the Future is a half-hour documentary that reveals the global search underway to develop a renewable energy source from algae. The film explores the groundbreaking research being done by the National Research Council in Halifax, Nova Scotia and explains why algae fuel isn't that far-fetched. It could be a commercially viable option since the crude oil we currently ...
  • 2011
  • 00:22:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Aliens of the Deep Sea

The octopus is a close cousin of the oyster and snail. And yet, even by human standards the multi-limbed creature is considered highly intelligent. In this Nature of Things documentary, scientists from around the world test the formidable brain power of this brilliant creature and reveal some very human traits. The octopus exhibits curiosity, cognitive reasoning and abstract thinking. Just how has ...
  • 2010
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

Brain Games Anger

What makes you angry? Is it that woman texting in traffic? What about that kid who screwed up your coffee order? Or perhaps it's that email from your boss? Whether it's full blown road rage or just the constant frustration at life's little inconveniences, we all feel a little bit of anger every day. But what if getting angry in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:21:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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