An urgent lesson to come out of the 2009 Victorian bushfires was the need to drastically change the way we manage information.
The Light Concept Tanker is designed to get fire fighting crews into and out of areas that are not accessible to heavier trucks.
The story of Chartres, the most beautiful of all medieval cathedrals; the audacity of the man who dreamed it up and the men who achieved a feat which was thought impossible.
Presented by Lee Lin Chin, this program looks at leading designers from around the world, and from a diverse range of disciplines. This week Lee Lin talks to Jens Martin Skibsted, a young Danish designer who has worked with the likes of Marc Newson and Ross Lovegrove.
Presented by Lee Lin Chin, this program looks at leading designers from around the world, and from a diverse range of disciplines.
Presented by Lee Lin Chin, tonight's program looks at leading industrial designer and founder of Fuseproject, Yves Behar.
Presented by Lee Lin Chin, tonight's program looks at Chinese fashion designer Qui Hao.
It's a feature length episode of Mythbusters and this time the team is on a mission to mash metal! In this Mythbusters: Demolition Myths special the team has four fables of automotive mayhem guaranteed to bend your fender. First up Adam and Jamie feel the need - the Need for Speed - wanting to discover if a key scene from Keanu's iconic motoring movie is fact or fake film physics.
According to the Bible, to punish the Egyptian Pharaoh for enslaving the Israelites and refusing to let them leave, God sent down ten plagues on Egypt. "For the Seventh plague, God sent several storms. Thunder and lightening and hail flashed down on the land of Egypt. It was the worst storm in the land of Egypt since it had become a nation." Reports of hail disasters have become more common. Insurance claims for hail damage have doubled every two years. The storms have devastating results for farms and destroy crops. Some attribute the increase in these events to global warming.
Compelled to save 10 endangered Sumatran elephants from certain death in a government-run camp, Australian conservationist Nigel Mason risks everything to transport them over 3500km to his Elephant Safari Park in the hills of Bali.
Joanna Lumley undertakes a personal journey to Borneo for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with orangutans, a species that could disappear within 50 years. The orangutan population has declined by 90% in the last century and Joanna learns of the massive deforestation - to create palm oil that is used in everyday lives - that lies at the root of the problem.
The human body is engineered for strength, power and endurance. Bone is sturdy as concrete but flexible enough to resist breaking. It's even light enough to allow us to be quicker off the mark than a racehorse.
Presented by Lee Lin Chin, this series profiles designers from all over the globe whose work shapes our lives. This episode looks at Australian automotive designer Max Wolf who is based in Detroit.
In the Bible, God is said to have sent swarms of flies upon the Egyptians. Nowadays swarms of mosquitoes still descend upon us. The females inject the malaria parasite, plasmodium, which reproduces rapidly in the blood. Recurring bouts of fever weaken the victims until they die. The danger of dying of malaria is particularly high in eastern Africa. At the Kenya Research Institute scientists are trying to establish what it is exactly that attracts mosquitoes.
This science-based series looks at human-pet relationships. Tonight follows humans' relationship with dolphins through the ages
It's time for more viewer suggestions including the "Eye-Popping Sneeze" myth - requested by over 10,000 people, making it the most-requested myth ever.
A young 24-year-old, Theodore Roosevelt had a great love of hunting and became one of the national parks' greatest champions, after discovering there were bigger trophies to pursue. By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialisation had left many Americans worried about whether the country, once a vast wilderness, would have any pristine land left. At the same time, poachers in the parks were rampant, and visitors thought nothing of littering or carving their names near iconic sites like Yellowstone Park's 'Old Faithful' geyser.
This groundbreaking series reveals the human body in ways never seen before, taking viewers to a hidden world beneath the skin as we journey across continents and meet those who have pushed their bodies to the max. The latest CGI and camera work depicts their ordeals in vivid detail both externally and through the internal workings of their bodies. Meanwhile our presenter puts his own body through its paces, pushing it to extremes. This episode shows our vision system in living colour from the inside out.
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