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

World's Toughest Fixes Going Nuclear

Before entering the radiological control zone and the next tough fix, Riley puts on a full suit of protective clothing and gets his daily rad check. He's going to need to keep a close eye on the Geiger counter for this radioactive gig: a steam turbine upgrade in a nuclear power plant. The job: shut down the reactor, bring in ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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The Nature of Things Gone Sideways: Serendipity in Science

When most of us hear “scientific research,” it conjures the image of serious men and women in meticulous labs using carefully prescribed methods to achieve rather predictable outcomes. We have an expectation that science is calculated and controlled. Yet some of the most influential scientific discoveries have been made entirely by accident. Combining dramatic re-creation with cheeky animation and cleverly ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Green Sweep: Transforming Our Trash

Canadians are generating more waste than ever. But even if we reduce our garbage as much as we can, what can we do with the waste that's left? This series of six mini-documentaries from The National looks at innovative ways some Canadians already recycle and re-use, as well as the big-ticket items we still struggle to scrap responsibly. Whether it's the runaway ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Grocery.com

How would you like to gamble with 70 million dollars of investor's money? Bill DiNardo is betting that Canadians will buy their apples, Windex and cookies by computer. This episode explores the new and risky business of online grocery shopping.
  • 2000
  • 00:07:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Engineering Connections Guggenheim Bilbao

Richard Hammond visits a building described as the ‘greatest of our time’ – the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain – to find out which Engineering Connections made this iconic building possible. He finds out how a visionary architect transformed a decaying city into a vibrant tourist hub with his futuristic building. But it would not have been possible without a volcano, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2016

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The Fifth Estate Hackers

Whatever anyone may claim, there is no defense against computer hackers — those people who get into places you thought were safe. This program takes a journey into their world to see what they're capable of doing — the young hacker who stole thousands of credit card numbers and then bragged about it on Internet radio; the one who hacked ...
  • 2000
  • 00:47:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Helping through Social Media

A B.C. woman has harnessed the power of social media to help feed people in Canada's North.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/11/2017