24 Hours After: Asteroid Impact
  • 2009
  • 00:45:10
  • 9-12

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 ...
3D Printing and the $350 Robotic Arm
  • 2014
  • 00:06:40
  • 9-12

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, ...
  • Added on: 08/08/2014
50-Ton Rudder
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 13-14

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 ...
600 lb Goldfish
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14

Monster Fish
600 lb Goldfish

It's a goldfish the size of a cow, growing up to 600 lbs and 10 feet long. Giant carp is the angler's Holy Grail – notoriously difficult to catch and living in just three Southeast Asian rivers. It's a bizarre monster with a huge head, big mouth and large shiny scales as big as a baby's hand. National Geographic Explorer ...
A Boy Named Moses
  • 2014
  • 00:38:59
  • 15-17

The Fifth Estate
A Boy Named Moses

Moses was an international adoption, brought from the rubble of the Liberian civil war to Canada as a four-and-a-half-year-old. He was only five years old when his adoptive parents decided they didn't want him anymore and gave him away to a complete stranger — on the Internet. In this Fifth Estate investigation, Gillian Findlay looks at the unregulated practice of what is ...
  • Added on: 05/06/2015
A Bungle at Barks and Stench
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8

Monster Math Squad
A Bungle at Barks and Stench

Mr. Cranky Pants Monster needs the Squad to finish putting away some toys for him, but he warns them the toys can be very fussy and hard to put away properly. The y soon discover that Monster Marbles are very particular about how they are put into a container. If they’re not placed in a particular order, they jump out ...
  • Added on: 07/30/2013
A Call for Action on Climate Change
  • 2007
  • 00:03:25
  • 13-14

News in Review - March 2007
A Call for Action on Climate Change

In early February 2007 an influential group of scientists issued a report on global climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that it is very likely that humans are causing global warming. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the IPCC report and what it says about the future of our planet. We’ll also look at how ...
A Canadian Rides the Shuttle into Space
  • 2006
  • 00:12:57
  • 9-12

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 ...
A Choice for K'aila
  • 1990
  • 00:27:35
  • 15-17

Man Alive
A Choice for K'aila

Should parents pay any price to prolong the life of a dying child? What if the only medical treatment available brings with it possible long-term suffering? This is the story of K'aila, whose parents fought their doctor in a court battle over a potentially life-saving liver transplant.
  • Added on: 06/14/2013
A Disease Called Pain
  • 2002
  • 00:45:07
  • 15-17

The Nature of Things
A Disease Called Pain

For a long time, it was misread as merely a symptom. It's only recently that chronic pain has been considered a complicated multi-dimensional illness. A Disease Called Pain examines four case studies that shows that chronic pain is a disease caused by abnormal changes in the brain and spinal cord and, if not properly treated at an early stage, can ...
  • Added on: 06/14/2013