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The National Solar panels now mandatory on new homes in California

It's part of an aggressive push to combat climate change, one that environmentalists applaud, but there are concerns the solar panels will drive up the already sky-high cost of homes in California.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

The Nature of Things Myth or Science: The Power of Poo

Dr. Jennifer Gardy lifts the lid on poop to discover if it’s myth or science that we’re flushing a valuable resource down the toilet. Every year, worldwide, we produce nine billion kilograms of the stuff — six metric tons each over our lifetime. From human poo to animal poo, researchers are embracing the brown stuff. They believe it’s scientific gold, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2018

News in Review - February 2018 ​Tomorrow’s Energy: The Race for Fusion Power

The production of electricity remains an expensive and often dirty industry. Just think of fossil fuels or nuclear reactors. But nuclear fusion may hold the key to the world’s energy problems.  It’s clean and sustainable. The only thing is, nobody’s been able to create it yet. So, the race is on. Frédéric Zalac of CBC/Radio-Canada's Découverte looks at companies in California and ...
  • 2018
  • 00:21:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2018

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The National ViewPoint | Self-driving cars and moral dilemmas

Self-driving cars must be programmed to consider moral dilemmas, reports technology futurist and researcher Jesse Hirsh. These robots on wheels will doubtlessly face scenarios where human life will be at risk, so among other considerations, Jesse argues that car companies will need to allow transparency around programming cars for moral decisions.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2017

News in Review - March 2016 ​Driverless Cars: Giving up ​C​ontrol in the ​F​ast​ ​Lane

The automobile: the first one was built about 130 years ago and today it's estimated there are 1.2 billion of them worldwide. They've changed how and where we live, work, shop and play. We've rebuilt our cities to accommodate them and created vast industries to build, fuel and service them. So it's no surprise that for young people around the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:16:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/17/2016

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The Fifth Estate GM Recall: The Switch from Hell

This Fifth Estate investigation raises the ultimate business ethics question: if you're a company that has to recall and repair your product, does the safety of your customers outweigh the cost of admitting your errors? It was a deadly defect in an ignition switch that led to the recall of millions of GM cars like the Cobalt and the Ion and the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:40:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/04/2015

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 Supercar, Building the Car of the Future

With rising fuel prices and growing environmental concerns, never before has it been so urgent to imagine what next year’s car model might look like. But there is hope. All over the world there are people trying to figure out how to build an environmentally and socially sound version of the car. Join engineering professor Brian Fleck on a quest to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Gospel of Green

In the face of predictions, rhetoric and warnings about the planet's environmental crisis, one man stands alone as a revolutionary who is transforming a country. And it's likely you've never heard his name. Hermann Scheer is a German parliamentarian who has turned ideas into practical solutions. Because of the laws that bear his name, Germany is now a solar-paneled, windmill-building, ...
  • 2008
  • 00:42:28
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Earth Energy

Filmmaker Bill Lishman journeys around the world in search of earth’s renewable energy. He discovers Canada’s rich history of hydroelectric production, finds the world’s largest solar power plant in the Mojave Desert and makes the discovery that 25% of Denmark’s electricity is produced with wind turbines. Lishman explores North America’s wealth of renewable resources and looks at ways other countries ...
  • 2005
  • 00:45:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - April 2010 Toyota Recalls Millions of Vehicles

In the last few months, the Toyota Motor Corporation has recalled more than eight million vehicles. The recall came after a number of complaints about the safety of some of its models. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at why the giant Japanese company took such drastic action, and how the recall affected Toyota owners in Canada.
  • 2010
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2010

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