The National HitchBOT the Hitchhiking Robot

A hitchhiking robot is attempting to travel across Canada relying on the kindness (and curiosity) of strangers. The tiny talking robot has embarked on what is hoped to be a 6,000 km trek from Halifax to Victoria. HitchBOT is entirely dependent on human beings for its survival. It's part of a Canadian research project looking into the evolving relationship between ...
  • 2014
  • 00:07:07
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

Nazi Megastructures Hitler's Jet Caves

In this episode, we explore one of the most technologically advanced aeroplanes of World War II. A fighter jet that inspired a revolution in aerial warfare: the Messerschmitt Me 262. This is the remarkable story of an awe-inspiring aircraft, the subterranean bat-cave where it was built and the battle for air supremacy that decided the fate of the war.
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2016

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Engineering Connections HMS Illustrious

Richard Hammond unpicks the engineering DNA of the mighty aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. A potent force with a powerful punch, this aircraft carrier can deliver a strike force anywhere on the globe at any time. It’s a floating airport, city and battleship all rolled into one. But what connects this indomitable vessel with a boomerang, a hearing aid, a 19th ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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Quirks & Quarks How Snakes Fly

It is well known how quickly and efficiently snakes can slither across the ground. But a group of snakes called Chrysopelea use similar movements to help them sustain flight. These one-metre-long snakes use their signature "S" shape to swim through the air, as they glide down from the tree-tops in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. But that's not all. Dr. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

The Nature of Things I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song

Why do we sing? Are we hardwired for melodies? Scientists and musicians explore the many ways that music profoundly affects the human body, the brain and human emotions. It's one of the oldest forms of communication, and like language, music seems an essential tool employed by humans for multiple needs.
  • 2016
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2017

The Nature of Things Ice Bridge

It is widely believed that the first migrants to North America arrived approximately 14,000 years ago, having trekked across a land bridge spanning the Bering Strait from Siberia to Alaska. However, extraordinary new evidence supports an explosive new theory of another trip to the New World. A group of international scientists believe they have discovered evidence to prove that an ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

National Geographic Documentaries Iceman Autopsy

He’s been dead for more than 5,000 years. Poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20 years. And yet today, Ötzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, continues to keep many secrets. Now, through an autopsy like none other, scientists will attempt to unravel more mysteries from ...
  • 2011
  • 00:51:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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Do or Die Icy Highway Crisis

On this episode of Do or Die, grab the wheel of a big rig as the truck slides out of control on deadly black ice. Avoid the crushing bite of a killer when you come face to face with a 250-pound American alligator. And dodge the pileup at the bottom when an escalator’s brakes fail and it speeds out of control. ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The National Identifying the remains of lost soldiers

Identifying the remains of soldiers lost in war is a long process involving hours of careful work. Many have gone unidentified for decades. For those tasked with examining them, they know the closure it brings to the families who lost loved ones makes it worthwhile.
  • 2017
  • 00:12:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

Brain Games Illusion Confusion

This is a show about your brain and how it perceives the world in 3D. Through a series of fun interactive games, you'll learn how your brain is like a time machine that can actually "see" into the future! You’ll also learn how you share a special ability with Superman: you both have X-ray vision. Get ready to see it, ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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