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Rise of the Machines

   2020    Technology
From the first transistor to deep learning networks, the rise of computing power over the last 50 years has been so phenomenal it's changed everything from the way we communicate to how our appliances interact. Fuelled by giant leaps forward in computer technology, the race is on. As the progress of machines continues to accelerate, so will the pace of change.
Series: The Great Acceleration

What is the World Made of

   2010    History
In this episode, Michael demonstrates how our society is built on our search to find the answer to what makes up everything in the material world. This is a story that moves from the secret labs of the alchemists and their search for gold by the stone of the philosophers to the creation of the world's first synthetic dye - Purple - and onto the invention of the transistor. This quest may seem abstract and highly theoretical. Yet it has delivered the greatest impact on humanity. By trying to answer this question, scientists have created theories from elements to atoms, and the strange concepts of quantum physics that underpin our modern, technological world.
Series: The Story of Science

Wonders of Life
Wonders of Life

   2013    Science
Frozen Planet
Frozen Planet

   2011    Nature
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture
Woody Allen A Documentary
Woody Allen A Documentary

   2011    History
How the Universe Works
How the Universe Works

   2014    Science
Life in the Undergrowth
Life in the Undergrowth

   2005    Nature
Chef's Table
Chef's Table

   2017    Art
How Earth Made Us
How Earth Made Us

   2010    Culture