On a visit to the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Tadashi introduces his younger brother Hiro to the people he works with, revealing people with very different personalities and their approaches to invention.
Czech Republic production manager Jaromir Noval explains how computers were used to design a life-size Lego model of an X-Wing Starfighter - based on the Lego set 9493 itself. And US project manager Dale Chasses reveals it took 17,000 hours to build the 14m-long 20-tonne Star Wars fighter, captured here in a time-lapse video.
Featuring Henry Ford's violin collection. Host Mo Rocca shows a teen who invented a battery-free flashlight; diagnosing million-dollar violins with CAT scans; cloth that generates electricity; and is payment technology making wallets extinct?
Hosted by MythBusters' Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, iGenius highlights Steve Jobs' work in bringing personal computing to the masses and how he affected the way we organise information, listen to music, and watch TV, among other accomplishments.
Featuring the Dymaxion House. Host Mo Rocca shows software that can accurately age any facial picture to up to 80 years old; a futuristic portable home of the past; emergency tech - how to stay in touch when the power goes out; how actress Hedy Lamarr changed our wireless world.
Featuring the long history of electric cars. Host Mo Rocca shows us the overhead Skycam camera giving a bird's-eye view of sporting events; the 100-year-old history of the electric car; an inventor who will help you never to be cold again; and the company turning ocean plastic into products.
Featuring Firestone Farm. Host Mo Rocca shows us the physics involved with the art of stone balancing; farmers saving water with the tree T-PEE; the history of turning the family farm into a business; and the chemistry behind the polymers we use every day.
New devices are combining with the human body to change our world. Meet a man who hears in colour, thanks to an antenna implanted in his skull and Joe puts on a powerful headset showcasing brain power.
In 1901, a group of divers excavating an ancient shipwreck near the island of Antikythera, off the southern coast of Greece, found a mysterious object. The 2000-year-old object, no bigger than a modern laptop, is now regarded as the world's oldest computer, devised to show the positions of the Sun, Moon and planets, as well as to predict eclipses and calculate the timing of the ancient Olympics. This fascinating film follows the efforts of an international team of scientists to uncover the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism? using the latest advanced technologies to reveal surprising and awe-inspiring details about a mystifying and profoundly important object.
Featuring the 1939 Sikorsky VS-300A Helicopter. Host Mo Rocca shows us the inventor of a soccer ball that generates plug-in power; Igor Sikorsky, the father of the helicopter; saving lives with Snake Robots; and the Penguin Chick Bot that is giving researchers a new view into the penguin world.
Featuring the fashions of Elizabeth Parke Firestone. Host Mo Rocca shows us the innovative designs of the tiniest homes; the historic fashion of the Queen of Tires; the inventor of the phone in your pocket; and words of wisdom from the inventors we've profiled to the innovators of tomorrow.
Featuring the Heinz House, home of a food packaging pioneer. Host Mo Rocca shows how nanotechnology could make dirty clothes a thing of the past; how food packaging changed how we shop; innovations that are taking the frustration out of finding that parking space; inventions to make sure you never lose your keys again.
Featuring the 1939 Sikorsky VS-300A Helicopter. Host Mo Rocca shows us that soon you may be able to print your pancakes; Igor Sikorsky, the father of the helicopter; recording sound off of leaves; and never lose anything again.
Cars. We have trouble living with them but we can't live without them, and they are changing more than ever before. How will the car change in 2050? Could we be driving on roads that glow in the dark? Will your car be driving you?
Featuring the Vagabonds. Host Mo Rocca shows us the car dashboard that makes sure you're paying attention; the softest speakers putting you to sleep; the light making your video chats glow; and history's greatest innovators go camping.
Featuring selected cars in Henry Ford Museum. Host Mo Rocca shows us the chef using science to add to your dining experience; the evolution of cars throughout history; the 13-year-old who built an affordable Braille printer; and brushing your teeth with a Bluetooth toothbrush.
Featuring the wrinkled Merino sheep of Greenfield Village. Host Mo Rocca shows us the creator of the pop singer's best friend, Autotune; The Henry Ford and the return of wrinkled sheep; the invention that shoots spawning salmon over obstructions as they swim upstream; and lifelike robot predatory birds to lessen the dangers of real birds at airports.
Featuring the iconic Rosa Parks Bus. Host Mo Rocca shows the creator of the pop singer's best friend, Auto-Tune; Rosa Parks and the bus that changed the world of race relations; humanoid robots are making it into the mainstream; and skimming the plastics from our oceans.
Featuring the Ford Tri-Motor. Host Mo Rocca shows us how you may be able to someday print your clothes; the panic button app giving you protection in the palm of your hand; the history of the Tri-Motor airplane.
This series explores creative fields that fall outside the traditional definition of art. Each week, a new artistic medium is explored through profiles of boundary-pushing artists. This episode profiles an artist who has been animating with stop motion since the age of 10, an expert in real time animation technologies and an artist whose company still practices traditional hand-drawn 2D animation.
On the road to 2050, farms are coming to a city near you. Mobile farmland is going straight up in the skyscrapers, and the sky is the limit in the farms of the future. It's all about urban farming, in this episode.
Featuring the Menlo Park Laboratory. Host Mo Rocca shows teen inventors who are out to stop distracted driving; Thomas Edison's inventions still make us all look like slackers; the drone invasion is upon us; and windmills the size of a flea could revolutionise electric power.
Featuring historic Eagle Tavern. Host Mo Rocca shows us an electric bike wheel to power your ride; a restaurant serving a 100-year-old menu; the wonders of the world's highest tech sports stadium located in Silicon Valley; and the inventors of the Chairless Chair.
A sculptor and his architect brother are building a contemporary home from handcrafted materials. Features include a 9 metre wall of glass, a black sheen ceiling and a brass clad wall the length of the building.