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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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CBC Docs POV Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier

This is a riveting true story about a reclusive young woman from a small Manitoba First Nation who made international headlines. Shelly Chartier was portrayed by the media as a master manipulator who used social media to target an NBA superstar and an aspiring model. Through the sensitive and intelligent lens of Indigenous directors Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt, the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

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

Canada: The Story of Us Connected (1824-1890s)

Inventors and entrepreneurs dream of uniting the country through the latest design and technology – and make their fortunes. An extraordinary generation will revolutionize transportation, engineering and communications, making Canada the high-tech superstar of a newly-wired world. Features stories/events include: building the Welland Canal, Cunard steamships, the Victoria Bridge, telegraphy, newspapers. Important note for teachers: This series is intended to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

News in Review - September 2017 Battery Power: Canadian Technology Powering The Future

Lithium-ion batteries are the heart of new technology. They’re used to power everything from cell phones to electric cars and many consumer electronics. And it’s a Canadian firm, Electrovaya, that’s leading the way, producing clean, safe lithium-ion batteries. In order to grow their business, they’re expanding overseas to develop their products. Now they’re poised to become global leaders in the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:11:47
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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On the Money Fighting Sexism

Keith Mann did a great job of getting the online marketplace Witchsy up and running — except he's a complete fabrication created by company co-founders Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer who were finding that sexism was a barrier to their progress as a start-up.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The National Computer Coding Concepts Explained

Algorithms, loops, "if" statements – what do they actually mean? Paul Gries, senior lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, explains these coding basics.
  • 2015
  • 00:01:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/15/2017

Dot. The Holiday Tree

Dot is horrified to discover she’s accidentally gotten rid of all the decorations for the town tree; she works round the clock to make new ones and discovers the joy that comes with giving and sharing.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/08/2017

Dot. A Song for Everyone

Dot and her friends work together to write a song for the Winter Concert that will speak to the entire town, regardless of what holiday they celebrate, but their performance is threatened by a snow storm.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/08/2017

Dot. Dinner for Thirty

Over-excited at the chance to use a 3D food printer, Dot accidentally prints far too many dog bones and has to ask for help when her house goes to the dogs.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/07/2017

Dot. Snow Day

Dot plans the ultimate snow day when her Grandma comes to visit, but when a lack of snow derails her itinerary, Dot finds out that simply spending time together is all that really matters.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/07/2017

Dot. Ghoul Away

When a ghost moves into Mister Sherman’s house, Dot takes on the job of getting rid of it in the hopes she can sway her neighbour into liking Halloween again.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/07/2017

Dot. Scaremaster 2.0

Dot gathers the crew together to give her Dad, the self-acclaimed “Scaremaster”, a fright he won’t soon forget… but in the end, it’s the one person she didn’t see coming who delivers the final Halloween scare.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/06/2017

CANAdooDAday Alexander Graham Bell Invents the Telephone

The story of Alexander Graham Bell and Canada’s greatest invention is told in a teen pop song. In this version of the story, Bell only sees the fun advantages of the telephone he created — calling his dog, phoning his teacher to play hookey and of course, ordering pizza.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:18
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 06/19/2017

World's Toughest Fixes 20-Ton Eye

How do we see far off galaxies, discover new planets and stars and study the secrets hidden in space? Riley goes to Chile to visit the world's largest, most advanced optical combined telescope, which provides astrophysicists with some of the answers to questions about the Big Bang, the nature of matter and the origins of the universe. But at the ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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World's Toughest Fixes Deep Sea Thruster

It's high stakes on the high seas. Riley slips into a wetsuit, throws on an air tank and joins a commercial dive team on a very big fix: a mid-ocean engine swap-out on a huge deepwater construction vessel. If they fail to remove a 30-ton piece of barnacle-encrusted machinery from the bottom of the hull and replace it with a ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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World's Toughest Fixes Going Nuclear

Before entering the radiological control zone and the next tough fix, Riley puts on a full suit of protective clothing and gets his daily rad check. He's going to need to keep a close eye on the Geiger counter for this radioactive gig: a steam turbine upgrade in a nuclear power plant. The job: shut down the reactor, bring in ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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World's Toughest Fixes Operation Cruise Ship

An enormous, 90,000-ton cruise ship is steaming towards the dry dock. They need to install a huge new diesel generator, but first they have to land this ship, and that's when the fun starts. It's all hands on deck as a huge crew opens the hull, pulls out the piping, makes room for an addition, struggles to cram a massive ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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World's Toughest Fixes Pipeline Shutdown

North of Fairbanks, in the middle of the tundra, a crew prepares to cut into the Trans Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) while 800 miles of oil continues to course through its arteries. A giant valve is underperforming and the risk of failure – and threat of an oil spill – looms large if the weak link in the chain is not ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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Master of Disaster Avalanche

In the 2007-2008 winter season alone, 52 people died in avalanches in the U.S. and Canada, and more than double that number worldwide. As more and more people head into to unpatrolled backcountry, these numbers are on the rise. In this episode, Tim Samaras will bring his expertise and tools to try and measure the forces inside an avalanche – ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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Megastructures Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi

The Capital Gate building will create an iconic and avant-garde entrance to the city of Abu Dhabi. Leaning at a whopping 18 degrees westward, the tower will claim the Guinness Book of World Records title of Most Inclined Building on Earth. Discover how the engineers and architects overcome the force of gravity and transform this vision into reality.
  • 2010
  • 00:47:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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The National ViewPoint | The reality of Canadian startups

Technology futurist Jesse Hirsh says it's time to stop incubating dreams of startups that want to sell to big companies and start rewarding startups that want to stay in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

Marketplace Are your apps spying on you? Apps and your privacy

When you download popular apps, you could be giving companies permission to do a lot more than you think — to track your location, read your texts, access your photos, even access your microphone and camera. Are you really prepared to say yes to all those permissions? With help from data developers, the Marketplace team creates a horoscope app to investigate how ...
  • 2016
  • 00:22:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/31/2017

The National Can online hate be controlled?

After the Quebec City mosque attack, local talk radio shows were implicated for stoking hate, but the worst of it is found online. So, where’s the line between free speech and hate speech?
  • 2017
  • 00:12:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/31/2017

Mystery Manhunt The Miracle Man

All the lip-reader can make out from the surveillance video is "the loop got pinched," but the team is able to identify a man in his late 40s or early 50s in the Southwest with a possible military connection. They also discover major trauma in his leg, elbow and ankle, along with a huge scar on his thigh. Dan suspects ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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