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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

Atom
Atom

   2007    Science
The Great Acceleration
The Great Acceleration

   2020    Technology
Chased by Sea Monsters
Chased by Sea Monsters

   2003    Science
How Earth Made Us
How Earth Made Us

   2010    Science
The Hunt
The Hunt

   2015    Nature
P.U.L.S.E
P.U.L.S.E

   2006    Art
Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome

   2006    History
The Story of Us
The Story of Us

   2018    Culture