SCIENCE

  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – FOOD OF THE FUTURE

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – FOOD OF THE FUTURE

    What will we eat in the future? In order to reduce the consumption of food from animal sources, food technicians are looking for new plant-based proteins. One promising alternative product could be the lupin. A good seven billion people live on our planet. What will happen when that figure rises to ten billion or even twelve? Scientists say that we could feed twelve billion people today, but we throw about a third of our food production away, we make electricity, […]

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  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – HUMAN INTERFACES

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – HUMAN INTERFACES

    Discover with us the future of implants. “Human interfaces” are devices that can be linked to human sensory organs and thus achieve some astonishing results. Almost one in ten people live with a disability. For centuries, craftspeople, engineers and scientists have developed aids to make life easier for the disabled. Modern technologies are bringing hearing to the deaf and sight to the blind. And sophisticated prostheses are making everyday life a little easier for people without limbs. So-called “human interfaces” […]

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  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

    Modern lighting technology not only reduces energy consumption but adjusts colour and brightness and stabilises biorhythms. Find out more about the latest developments and the future of lighting technology. Lighting turns night into day, but not for free. Globally, lights consume almost one fifth of all electrical energy produced. New street lights based on LED technology aim to halve the power consumed by public lighting. LEDs are not more economical than traditional gas-discharge lamps, but they can illuminate streets more […]

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  • 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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