Alien Deep It's Alive

Oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard is on a global quest to unravel one of the world's biggest mysteries – where life on Earth began. Ballard suspects life may have gotten started where hot rock and water collide in one of the world's most seemingly hostile environments – active volcanoes deep within the ocean. He tracks teams of scientists as they deploy ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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News in Review - April 2011 Japan and the Nuclear Nightmare

In early March 2011, a massive earthquake rocked a large area of northern Japan. The quake was followed by a huge tsunami that killed thousands of people and badly damaged a nuclear power plant. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the quake aftermath and at the desperate attempts to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.
  • 2011
  • 00:15:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/27/2014

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The Nature of Things Journey to the Disaster Zone: Japan 311

David travels to Sendai, the city nearest the epicenter of the quake, where he witnesses the dynamic relationship between science and nature.  This place has a long history of monitoring earthquakes because it’s a highly active seismic region. Here, at their sophisticated deep earth seismic monitoring lab, David learns that the equipment was not designed to measure a quake over ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Do or Die Killer Tsunami!

On this episode of Do or Die, try to survive the rushing torrent of a tsunami from the driver’s seat of your car. Free a terrified victim locked in the jaws of the fiercest predator in the Arctic: a polar bear. And fight to stay alive after falling into a tree well – one of the deadliest traps a snowboarder can ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Wild Hawaii Land of Fire

National Geographic takes us on an untamed journey to Hawaii, a place that through alchemy of fire, ice and water has transformed itself from a volcanic wasteland into a paradise on earth. Beginning around 30 million years ago, the Hawaiian archipelago slowly emerged from the sea, a volcanic wasteland. How these islands transformed themselves into paradise is a story that ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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The National Land of Fire: Searching for Natural Gas Hydrate

The answer to dwindling energy sources may lie beneath the snow and ice of Canada's North. A massive source of untapped natural gas under the permafrost is ready to be exploited, but technological challenges remain. Gas hydrate is methane gas trapped within a cage of ice. It contains 164 times its volume in gas. Reserves have also been found in ...
  • 2002
  • 00:19:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 1994 Los Angeles Earthquake: Rude Awakening

The environmental and social implications of a disaster of this magnitude are examined.
  • 1994
  • 00:14:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1994

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News in Review - March 2004 Mars Invasion: Exploring the Red Planet

For the past two months three space probes have been beaming back some amazing pictures of Mars, the mysterious red planet that has fascinated humans throughout the ages. The pictures, taken by a European satellite and two NASA rovers, show a bleak and forbidding landscape. We look at the successes and setbacks of these latest missions to Mars, as they ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2004

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News in Review - April 2002 Mars: Exploring the Red Planet

This special documentary report reflects our fascination with space travel in general, but in particular with the planet Mars. CBC's science specialist Bob McDonald provides in-depth background information on the spacecraft Mars Odyssey, the first mission to Mars since the Mars Polar Lander disappeared more than two years ago. The potential for discovery of new information on this expedition and ...
  • 2002
  • 00:14:34
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/15/2002

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The Nature of Things Masters of Space

Just over 50 years ago, the first satellite was spun into orbit. Space filled us with optimism and awe. But were we just staking out a new war zone? Today, 1000 active satellites are circling the earth. By shutting down a few of them, the infrastructure of an entire country can be paralyzed. For the United States, "full spectrum dominance" ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013