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The National Marijuana and fashion rolled together in budding industry

The National takes a look at how brands are beginning to develop and promote their cannabis as lifestyle products, often with female consumers in mind.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Clothing that doesn't sacrifice fashion for sustainability

Fashion doesn't have to be sacrificed for sustainability and several Canadian designers are trying to make a difference in the way they produce clothes. The fashion industry is the second-worst polluting industry, but things are changing, albeit slowly. CBC News speaks to two designers who, in different ways, have changed their ways to create clothing that's sustainable, good for the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

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

Disrupting Design Disrupting Design, Episode 4

Host Matt Galloway delves into civic infrastructure and the grand project of reimagining Union Station. It's the busiest building in Canada, with 250,000 people pouring through its doors every day. A team of architects and designers are trying to transform the thoroughfare into a destination by adding eateries, retail, the capacity for pop-up cultural events and artistic programming – all ...
  • 2016
  • 00:21:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2016

Disrupting Design Disrupting Design, Episode 3

This episode of Disrupting Design catches up with Jason Nolan, director of Ryerson University's Responsive Ecologies Lab and an autistic self-advocate, to talk about some of his design prototypes for special needs children (such as a rocker that encourages self-stimulatory behaviours in autistic children). It also looks at the new Bridgepoint Active Healthcare building to consider whether or not architecture can change ...
  • 2016
  • 00:21:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/09/2016

Engineering Connections Sydney Opera House

Richard Hammond climbs to the top of Sydney's iconic Opera House to unlock the engineering connections behind one of the most instantly recognizable buildings in the world. He reveals how an architect's sketch, rejected by the design competition jury, was transformed into concrete and glass through trailblazing building techniques inspired by a First World War gas mask, a set of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/20/2016

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Disrupting Design Disrupting Design, Episode 1

In the first episode of CBC Arts' Disrupting Design, host Matt Galloway looks at innovations in academic architecture (the new Student Centre at Ryerson University), bicycle design (the electric Revelo Flex), and programmable matter (interactive flying microbots callede BitDrones).
  • 2016
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2016

Disrupting Design Disrupting Design, Episode 2

Episode 2 follows the designers working on the Under Gardiner project that tries to transform the under-utilized space below Toronto's elevated expressway; the Calgary design team that created the Belly of a Bear for the Winter Stations Design Competition; and the two architecture students that conceived Flux, an interactive space that uses smart materials to encourage people to experience a tactile ...
  • 2016
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/01/2016

Eco-Engineering Sun Engine

With fluctuating energy prices and concerns over global warming, solar power as a renewable energy is being seen in a new, more urgent light. We will explore the emerging world of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), an evolving technology that concentrates the sun’s rays to heat liquid to extreme temperatures, in turn creating the power for electricity. New solar fields going ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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Eco-Engineering Power Tower: The Bahrain World Trade Centre

Two 50-story glass ‘sails’ rise 780 feet into the sky, creating one of the tallest buildings in the Middle East. This unique architectural marvel is powered by a revolutionary new means for a building this size – wind! It is the world’s first large-scale integration of wind turbines in a skyrise, with three massive turbines – each 95 feet in ...
  • 2007
  • 00:47:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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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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Engineering Connections Guggenheim Bilbao

Richard Hammond visits a building described as the ‘greatest of our time’ – the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain – to find out which Engineering Connections made this iconic building possible. He finds out how a visionary architect transformed a decaying city into a vibrant tourist hub with his futuristic building. But it would not have been possible without a volcano, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Engineering Connections Ocean Airport

Richard Hammond reveals the startling Engineering Connections behind Hong Kong International Airport, one of the busiest and biggest in the world, sited on a specially constructed island. Then the world's largest construction project, it drew inspiration from a 13th century Arab irrigation machine to create new land, and a WWII bomber and car suspension to make the terminal building light, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Ideas Art We Live In

We love and hate them, but we can't escape them either — we're all obliged to live and work in buildings, and we all have strong feelings about how they look, how they function, and how they affect us. Witold Rybczynski plays architecture tour guide to explore some big questions: What makes buildings work (or not)? What were the architects ...
  • 2014
  • 00:53:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/05/2014

Découverte Haiti: Two Years Later

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by an earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince and many other parts of the country. The result: over 220,000 dead and 300,000 injured. In the affected area, half of all homes collapsed or were severely damaged. Why did this earthquake take such a heavy toll, when its magnitude was actually lower than that of other ...
  • 2012
  • 00:48:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/24/2013

The Nature of Things Build Green

In a refreshing hour, Build Green advises making the sun, wind and rain — along with dirt, straw and sewage — your friends. By building a house using innovative practices and materials, you'll not only do the earth a favour, but you could save big bucks too. From retro-fitting a hip, old Montreal housing complex with state-of-the-art sustainable energy systems, to ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Suzuki Diaries: Sustainability in Action

The Suzuki Diaries is a road trip, a travelogue, an adventure. The legendary David Suzuki and his youngest daughter Sarika, a university student about to start her own career in the sciences, are full of hope as they travel to Europe to see what sustainability truly looks like. In Germany, Denmark, France and Spain, they set out to meet the ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:09
  • 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

Adrienne Clarkson Presents Frank Gehry: Architecture in Motion

Visionary architect Frank Gehry, Canadian born, Los Angeles based and world renowned, is the subject of this inspiring documentary from the popular prime-time arts program, Adrienne Clarkson Presents. An iconoclast with great reverence for the past, Gehry is constantly breaking new ground. Experimenting with new and non-traditional materials, he has changed the vernacular of architecture and furniture design. Symbolism, emotion ...
  • 1994
  • 00:44:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Design in Our Lives: Business Meets Aesthetics

Take a look around you. Almost everything you see started out as an idea in someone's mind. In today's fast-paced and constantly changing world the process of designing and the role of designers is being redefined. How to make objects and space around us more engaging is the job of today's designers. This program looks into the studio environments of ...
  • 2000
  • 00:16:18
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Conquering Geography (Part 2 of 4)

From the beginning, air flight in Canada presented dizzying possibilities. It would link citizens across the country and make it possible to exploit Canada’s immense natural resources. But there were formidable hurdles to overcome. Follow the story of the Beaver, Canada’s solution to flying backcountry; of native communities taking command of their destiny by owning their own airline; of fighting ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: First Flight (Part 1 of 4)

Whether it’s aviation devotees recreating Canada’s first flight in the Silver Dart, a young immigrant taking his first flight to a dramatically different life in Canada, a fighter pilot assuming command of a CF 18, or Canadian astronaut Julie Payette being blasted into space, this episode demonstrates how flight has changed individuals and revolutionized a country.
  • 2009
  • 00:43:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 1991 Inside The National: Creating a Graphic

This segment focuses on the work of a graphic artist and follows the development of a graphic and its news story.
  • 1991
  • 00:06:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1991

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