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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

Senna
Senna

   2010    Culture
The Private Life of Plants
The Private Life of Plants

   1994    Nature
Cosmos: Possible Worlds
Cosmos: Possible Worlds

   2020    Science
Becoming Human
Becoming Human

   2010    History
Clash of the Gods
Clash of the Gods

   2009    History
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture
D-Day
D-Day

   2013    History
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture