BRAVE NEW WORLD
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Thrilling advances in science today are heralding the breakthroughs of tomorrow. Hosted by Professor Stephen Hawking, this five-part series travels the globe to explore the amazing research and awesome inventions that will change the course of our world.
A stellar cast of notable scientists joins Hawking on this adventure, including naturalist David Attenborough, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, physicist Kathy Sykes, and reproductive-medicine pioneer Robert Winston. They offer expert commentary on the revolutions that will improve, extend, and forever transform our lives. From brain-controlled wheelchairs to cancer-destroying bacteria and from self-driving cars to the power potential in a single atom, an almost unimaginable future is becoming reality.
Cambridge professor, bestselling author, and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Stephen Hawking is a renowned physicist famed for his work on black holes and his efforts to explain scientific theories to lay audiences.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.55 inches; 7.2 Ounces
- Item model number : 25752726
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 3 hours and 51 minutes
- Release date : October 16, 2012
- Actors : Hawking, Stephen
- Studio : Athena
- ASIN : B008MPQ0UE
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #203,705 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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~~~~~1 MACHINES: Lives are defined by machines. See 5 new, important, world changers. A. (US) car--driverless by Google. B. (Swiss) Brain computer interface BCI a thought powered wheelchair. C. (Italy) iCub, a child robot that learns. D. (Philly) exoskeleton; ReWalk; paralyzed walk again. E. (Canary Islands) telescope, 500-ton GTC seeking another Earth.
~~~~~2 HEALTH: five top killers and breakthroughs. A. heart; London's St. Thomas Hosp X-ray + MRI + bio robotic surgery. B. cancer; Boston's genetically targeted drug. C. malaria; NYC mosquito defense, laser force fields & genetic insect changes. D. brain disorders; Oxford's neuroscience learning to control brain bits. E. viruses; Cent. Africa's search to stop future pandemics.
~~~~~3 TECHNOLOGY: Cambridge Media lab--reality mining, cell phone tracking. Belgium and 3-D printing. LA has SpaceX, a commercial exploration company. Abu Dhabi outskirt of Masdar, a green city, tech town. Ontario neutrinos, ghost particles, see the inside of detector of SNOLAB.
~~~~~4 ENVIRONMENT: create energy; (San Francisco) nuclear fusion-not fission. Just a year away? Clear pollution (Louisiana) microbes to clean oil spills. Prevent solar disasters (DC) space weather-electromagnetic radiation-early warning? Preserve animals (UK) the Frozen Ark. Create meat (Holland) in-vitro meat. Seed bank (UK) seed preserving endangered species.
~~~~~5 BIOLOGY: the power of life. Panama- hunting a life-form critical to survival from jungle to ocean. Oxford- microorganisms. San Francisco- synthetic fuel. Texas- ECM muscle regeneration. UK- DNA & epigenetic.
A layman's understandable look at science potential of the 21st century. A must for any educational library.