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
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News in Review - February 2013 Hoaxes and Pranks: When the Joke Turns Tragic

Some Montreal students were a YouTube hit after creating a realistic looking video of an eagle seemingly snatching a child and trying to fly away. A short time later, another prank or hoax led to the death of a nurse in London. Where do we draw the line when making things up in the name of entertainment?
  • 2013
  • 00:12:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2013

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The National How Data Mining is Changing Political Campaigns

Canvassing door to door, a time-honoured ritual of any political campaign, is more than it appears. It's a candidate's chance to press the flesh, of course, but increasingly, it is the entry point for data mining, which is how parties collect as much data as they can about you and your voting intentions. Analytics is fast becoming an essential tool ...
  • 2015
  • 00:11:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/14/2015

News in Review - April 2011 How Facebook Changed the World

It began as a college dorm project, but Facebook is now an international giant. It has more than half a billion users, and Canadians are among its biggest fans. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the rise of the social media giant and at the many ways it is changing the world.
  • 2011
  • 00:14:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2011

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The National How Social Media is Shaping the U.S. Presidential Race

Social media is playing a hugely important role in the U.S. presidential race. Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's campaign teams are really trying to capitalize on the ability to track in real time what's trending, to know if their message is working. One unanswered question, however, is will the non-stop Facebook and Twitter buzz get people out to vote?
  • 2016
  • 00:05:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/21/2016

News in Review - October 1996 Human Reproduction: Redefining Life

Technology and the control over human reproduction is the point of departure for examining the related controversial social and ethical issues.
  • 1996
  • 00:14:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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Marketplace Identity Theft

Imagine someone stealing who you are: they take your name, they take your date of birth, they take your social insurance number and they start using it to their benefit. It's a chilling scenario and in this age of computers, very easy to accomplish. What steps can you take to prevent it happening to you?
  • 1999
  • 00:12:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Docs POV Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier New

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
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  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

National Geographic Documentaries Inside Area 51’s Secrets

It's the most famous military installation in the world, yet it doesn't officially exist. Area 51 – a site for covert Cold War operations – has long been a magnet for crackpots, conspiracy theorists and the overly curious. While there may not be truth to the rumours that Area 51 is a haven for UFOs and extraterrestrials, it's clear that ...
  • 2010
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  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/06/2016

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Our Vancouver Inside Vancouver Public Library's New Inspiration Lab

The CBC's Johanna Wagstaffe gets a tour of the Vancouver Public Library's new 7,500 square foot digital media lab
  • 2015
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  • Added on: 05/06/2015