SCIENCE

  • CALL OF IMMORTALITY

    CALL OF IMMORTALITY

    Will we have a second chance at life – life with renewed health, vitality and youth? We meet people who strive for eternity. With modern technology, they want to challenge death and achieve immortality. With modern technology, man’s age-old dream of achieving eternal life is becoming more and more realistic. We meet people who have decided to challenge death and preserve their bodies for the future until technology is eventually advanced enough to guarantee eternal life. German Klaus chooses cryopreservation. […]

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  • WHALE TALKS

    WHALE TALKS

    Biologists and computer linguists team up for the first time to decode the language of orcas and launch a scientific expedition into the mesmerizing inlets of Northern Canada and Norway. Tales and legends exist in many cultures of people blessed with a gift that allows them to communicate with animals. Understanding the language of animals is an ancient dream of mankind. Behavioural scientists like Konrad Lorenz, Jane Goodall or Dian Fossey are icons in this field, even if some of […]

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  • ORPHAN BEARS IN THE LAND OF THE TIGERS

    ORPHAN BEARS IN THE LAND OF THE TIGERS

    Two scientists are raising young orphan bears in the Siberian wilderness. Their mothers were killed by hunters. Will the scientists bring the cubs safely through their first summer? For 25 years, Swiss-Canadian bear researcher Reno For 25 years, Swiss-Canadian bear researcher Reno Sommerhalder has been living among bears. In 2013, he set off into the Ussuriysk wilderness, in the far eastern corner of Siberia, to carry out a particularly ambitious project. Together with Russian biologist Sergey Kolchin, he is trying to […]

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  • MONITORING A GLACIER

    MONITORING A GLACIER

    An international team sets off on an extraordinary scientific adventure to the Russel Glacier. Their mission is to conduct studies on the texture of the ice. Join us on a journey to the beautiful tundra of Greenland. A glacier is not just a giant block of ice. It has waterways and lakes running through it, and it moves over rock, scree and water. Its enormous power pushes it forward and also tears it apart. But how the huge ice mass […]

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  • A HANDFUL OF LIFE

    A HANDFUL OF LIFE

    We follow the cases of ‘extreme preemies’ in Japan, France, UK and Germany. Some of them are born at only 22 weeks and weigh less than 500 grams. Find out about current state of neonatology research around the globe. More and more babies are born too early: 15 million premature births . Some of them come into this world at only 22 weeks and weigh less than 500 grams: the “extreme preemies”. Not that long ago, few people would have […]

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  • WEATHER AND ARCHITECTURE

    WEATHER AND ARCHITECTURE

    Sea levels are rising and storms are becoming increasingly powerful. Climate change has serious consequences. The cost of the damage caused by extreme weather events around the world is on the increase. Hurricane Katrina cost USD 80 billion; Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 5,000 people – many in their homes. Is our architecture still fulfilling its actual purpose – namely to protect us from the cold and heat, from rain and storms? Architects and engineers have long been discussing how […]

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  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

      Imagine driving to the opera, getting out of your car and leaving it to find a parking spot on its own while you go in to take your seat? Sounds convenient, doesn’t it? The global race to build the first autonomous car has already begun. In fact, vehicle manufacturers have been studying the concept of self-driving cars for over 60 years. Science / Technology Length 45’ HD Film by Harald Stocker Original title: Autonomes Fahren Production: bavariaone Film- und […]

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  • LUCID DREAMING

    LUCID DREAMING

    With opulent imagery, this film documents the latest research into the dream state abilities of our brain and the advances being made by science into the last refuges of the (supposed) unconscious. According to Sigmund Freud dreams are the “royal road to the unconscious”. Neuroscientists, on the other hand, maintained that dreams are nothing but the “waste products” of neuronal activity. The scientific study of dreams is experiencing a new boom, across all research disciplines. One of the reasons for […]

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  • THE EXPLORERS CLUB

    THE EXPLORERS CLUB

    We follow five modern adventurers through exotic landscapes, harsh deserts and hostile ice flieds – an adventure far removed from traditional nature documentaries. The Explorers Club in New York is the epicentre of the last heroes – it is the meeting place for the planet’s most distinguished explorers. The club was formed 109 years ago and has since had some wellknown members: the Wright brothers, Roald Amundsen, Edmund Hillary, Charles Lindbergh. Today, hardly a patch is left that has not […]

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  • CHRONOBIOLOGY

    CHRONOBIOLOGY

        For thousands of years, people were able to live in sync with their “inner clock”. In our modern world, however, this is scarcely possible. Work, school or studies – for many people the day starts with the sound of an alarm clock. Still tired and sleepy, we try to get up to start the day. So why don’t we simply go to bed earlier the night before, despite having firmly decided to do so? Late risers have a […]

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  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – ENERGY STORAGE – POWER ON DEMAND?

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – ENERGY STORAGE – POWER ON DEMAND?

    Every power network requires some form of energy storage, because the consumption of electrical energy fluctuates constantly and power stations cannot adapt quickly enough. Many hydraulic power stations, for example, can dam up water and thus allow more or less energy to flow through the turbines as demand requires. The problem is that there are not enough water storage power plants. To save power from renewable energies, scientists are investigating new forms of energy storage. Some houses in Munich have […]

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  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – BIOMASS – THE KEY TO THE MOVE TO ALTERNATIVE ENERGY?

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – BIOMASS – THE KEY TO THE MOVE TO ALTERNATIVE ENERGY?

    It will only be possible to cover all our power supply needs with renewable energies if we use a mix of different energy sources that supplement each other perfectly. These include wind energy, hydraulic power, photovoltaics and biomass. But what role will biogas power plants really play in the move to alternative energy? In these systems, bacteria break down biomass from agricultural waste to create biogas. However, the waste materials are not available in sufficient quantities, so a further renewable […]

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