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

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

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

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

The Exchange with Amanda Lang Moratorium on Fracking?

After hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" triggered a 4.4-magnitude earthquake in northeastern B.C., some critics called for a moratorium on fracking. This was one of the world's largest earthquakes ever triggered by the controversial process. Dianne Buckner of The Exchange speaks with geotechnical engineer Rick Chalaturnyk on whether or not a moratorium is the best way to address the link between fracking and ...
  • 2015
  • 00:04:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/23/2015

Our Vancouver New excitement for Pluto

New images of Pluto and a moon have scientists buzzing.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/11/2015

News in Review - April 2004 Next Floor Mars? The Space Elevator

The excitement generated by the latest missions to Mars has a lot of scientists and space buffs hoping that humans will soon go where only probes and robots have gone before. But not many people will ever get a chance to travel into space until something can be done to replace the rockets we need to get us there. They ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2004