News in Review - April 1997 Film Animation: Canada on the World Stage

An art form and craft pioneered in Canada, animation is a medium that is a significant part of a multi-million dollar industry as well as an important expression of Canadian identity.
  • 1997
  • 00:15:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1997

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Venture Firing Your Customer

Sometimes companies have customers who cost more to support than the profit they generate. It may be because they make only small purchases, buy only on sale, miss appointments, take up a lot of time on nuisance calls or open accounts but don’t buy anything. New technology makes it possible to develop customer profiles that highlight such cases. This program ...
  • 1998
  • 00:08:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Project X Flight

Project X meets the scientists and inventors who are pushing the limits of flight: from new machines with amazing designs to the human body itself. Dr. Fleck takes a ride in a hang glider to help illustrate the basic physics of flight. Marc then goes skiing in a wind tunnel to unlock the secrets of an Olympic Gold alpine jump. ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2016 Flying High: Hoverboard Inventor Develops Dreams

In May 2015, Montreal inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru was recognized as having broken the world record for the longest hoverboard flight. He flew up to five metres above a lake for more than 275 metres aboard his homemade propeller-powered personal flying device. Now, Duru and his company Omni Hoverboards are working on the next generation — one we all may ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/23/2016

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Firsthand Forever Young

Forever Young is a film that challenges our view of aging and reveals new technologies which could significantly extend human life. Death is the ultimate insult to the scientific mind. While science, technology and medicine have advanced in leaps and bounds during the past century, humans have still not cracked the most elemental challenge of them all: how to conquer death ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2015

Nazi Megastructures Fortress Berlin

April 1945. Hitler is in the centre of Berlin, 30 feet (10 meters) underground, surrounded by 13-foot (4m) thick concrete walls, safe from any attack the Allies can throw at him from the air. But the Russians are advancing on the ground. The Red Army is lined up on the Oder River, and they’re coming for the Führer. Blocking the ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2016

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CBC News Vancouver Fuel cells not only for cars

B.C.'s Ballard Power Systems shifts away from hydrogen vehicles to other industries to grow business.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/11/2015

The National Future of Work

In the Information Revolution, just as in the Industrial Revolution, machines are changing the workplace, making certain skills obsolete and leaving vast numbers of workers angry, frustrated and feeling powerless. In this, economist Jeremy Rifkin foresees a calamity of global proportions. He warns that underemployment will cut the income stream necessary to uphold the production/consumption ratio and the economy will ...
  • 1996
  • 00:25:49
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Getting Gouged By Geeks

Their dorky company names and their cute little cars give off an air of friendly, helpful competence. But do the people who make computer house calls actually know what they're doing? As Erica Johnson's hidden-camera investigation reveals, most of the time the answer is "no". The Marketplace team modified a computer to simulate a common hardware failure. Then they called in the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:25:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Dot. Ghoul Away

When a ghost moves into Mister Sherman’s house, Dot takes on the job of getting rid of it in the hopes she can sway her neighbour into liking Halloween again.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/07/2017