The Nature of Things Turning to Dust

Host David Suzuki and narrator Angela Fusco present this program on the deterioration of paper in old books around the world. At least one-third of the world's books are turning into particles and dust as they become embrittled. Paper from 500 years ago is in better condition than 150-year-old paper because the original production process did not involve the use of alum. Alum reacts ...
  • 1990
  • 00:47:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/01/2015

Nazi Megastructures U-Boat Base

To create a safe haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable concrete submarine pens. Structures too immense to be hidden, they were constructed to withstand direct hits from even the biggest Allied bombs. Such was their size and strength that these pens still survive today, a testament to their engineering.
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2016

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Nazi Megastructures V2 Rocket Bases

The first ever long-range rockets were designed and built by the Nazis in a network of top secret research labs, underground silos and hi-tech launch pads. This is the story of how scientist Werner von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2016

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News in Review - October 2004 Video Games: Can Some Cause Violence?

Can playing violent video games cause some teenagers to become killers? Canadian Denise Deneau says she knows it can. Deneau was driving through Tennessee with her cousin Aaron Hamel when he was shot and killed by two teenage boys. The teenagers said they had been inspired to shoot at passing cars after playing a violent video game. In this story ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2004

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The National ViewPoint | Self-driving cars and moral dilemmas

Self-driving cars must be programmed to consider moral dilemmas, reports technology futurist and researcher Jesse Hirsh. These robots on wheels will doubtlessly face scenarios where human life will be at risk, so among other considerations, Jesse argues that car companies will need to allow transparency around programming cars for moral decisions.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2017

The National ViewPoint | The reality of Canadian startups

Technology futurist Jesse Hirsh says it's time to stop incubating dreams of startups that want to sell to big companies and start rewarding startups that want to stay in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

News in Review - February 2007 Visiting Second Life's Virtual World

Second Life is an online 3-D digital world that is created by the people who sign up for it. It's also a really big business. Its more than two million residents can buy everything from virtual land to virtual running shoes. In this News in Review story we'll examine why Second Life is so popular. We'll also create an avatar ...
  • 2007
  • 00:11:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2007

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We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 1

This opening episode of We Are Canada features a 25-year-old who's creating a global roadmap for accessibility, two cousins with an innovative idea for feeding Canada's hungry kids, plus more! Featuring Dr. Shawna Pandya, Sarah Polley, Jeremy Bryant, Andrew Hall and Maayan Ziv.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/11/2017

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 2

A former athlete-turned champion of alternative medical research after an MS diagnosis, a ground-breaking intuitive robotic arm, and an ingenious venture to help those with cognitive needs. In this episode: Nadia Hamilton, Crystal Phillips and Charles DeGuire.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/19/2017

News in Review - April 2006 Web Donors: Looking For Organs Online

These days you can find almost anything on the Internet. So it’s not surprising that people who desperately need an organ transplant are also going online. But is looking for a donor on the Web the right thing to do? Some doctors don’t think so, and they are refusing to perform transplant operations using organs from total strangers. In this ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2006

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