Experimenters Samuel and Sofia visit Nina in her workshop and discover why skyscrapers need to be stronger the taller they are.
Celebrate the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His images epitomised the singular beauty of Southern California's modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images.
Can robots do my homework for me? A robot is a machine programmed to automatically accomplish a task. But it's not that simple. Meet a robotics engineer and see how a career in robotics can help shape the future.
Could Mozart be outdone by software? Meet the composers, sound designers and sound engineers behind this very episode - they composed the opening tune and created the sound effects you hear during the program without touching an acoustic instrument.
Is the Internet way up in the clouds? For the moment, Internet connections are located at the bottom of the oceans and our data is stored in huge machines here on earth. We meet a specialist in telecommunication network installations and see why he spends his days burying hundreds of kilometres of cables under ground.
A few fractions of a second are enough to have the result of a search on the internet or operate any software. Speed of calculation, relevance of keywords: what is the method to follow to build the right algorithm?
The way I inquire can partition me in my comfort zone. How can I be sure that I do not miss out on new ideas and knowledge without getting lost?
To entrust content on social networks is to entrust, without protection, its contents to the whole world. How to manage your reputation on the internet?
Emotion sometimes pushes us to share information on the Internet without having checked it beforehand. Info or intox, how do you know the truth?
How do we visit Mars without leaving the couch? While VR may help visit inaccessible sites in the galaxy, it also has lots of applications on planet earth. Meet the software publishers creating VR training for surgeons, as well as amusement park rides.
Can I chat with my fridge? Connected objects send and receive information, and communicate with one another via the internet. We meet a specialist in contactless innovative technology who is trying to create an intelligent couch, and another working on an interactive bridal bouquet.
How many pixels does my cat have? In this episode a photo editing specialist and digital artist demonstrate some of the things you can do with pixels to create amazing imagery.
Hr x rdbqds knbj sgd jdx sn gzoohmdrr? Fellow spies, can you decode this message? Today, cryptology is important to all of us to protect our privacy. In this episode we meet a cryptology engineer.
Does my computer know me better than my mother? Of course not. But your computer does know you pretty well due to secret cookies.
Am I being followed by a satellite? Geolocation enables a person or object to be positioned on a map with the help of geographic coordinates. GPS systems were once a military tool, but with smartphones they are now accessible to everyone... and indispensable to some.
Experimenters Alexander, Billie and Marianna visit Nina in her workshop and discover what a cantilever is.
Did my Smartphone fall from the sky? No, they come from factories. Although before they get manufactured they spring from the heads of designers. In this episode a user experience designer explains why her eyes are always on the needs of users.
Zindzi shows the steps to program Luke the 'train robot' to climb over a hill.
Justine show the process of using the computer to create newspaper and Andrew sends photos and stories from the mobile phone.
Imagine picking a house at random using Google Maps and writing a letter to the family who lives there, just to say something nice and get to know them. It's a unique project known as Dear Hope Street that connects people from all over the world. The project can help forge some pretty special connections, while also teaching kids how easy it is for people to find your information on the internet.
Behind The News learns how children are using telepresence robots to attend school while they are sick.
Behind The News meets young Instagram users and asks them how much they know about the terms and conditions they agree to when they sign up for social media.