Technology

Zero Days
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Zero Days

Zero Days investigates the Stuxnet computer virus, widely believed to have been developed by the US and Israel, which famously targeted and damaged an Iranian nuclear facility in 2010. The documentary’s title refers to...
Who Killed the Electric Car?
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Who Killed the Electric Car?

Who Killed the Electric Car shows how an innovation aimed at eliminating the need for gasoline to fuel cars in the 1990s was squelched by the automotive industry. General Motors unveiled its EV-1 in 1997 as a car that provide...
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
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The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

The Internet’s Own Boy chronicles the life and work of internet activist and programming prodigy Aaron Swartz. Swartz was involved in pioneering web development projects from an early age. However, his social and politi...
Concorde: A Supersonic Story
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Concorde: A Supersonic Story

Concorde: A Supersonic Story is about the life of the first commercial plane to reach supersonic speed. The project was spearheaded by Britain and France’s top aeronautical engineers. Running into economic problems at e...
Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook
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Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook

A profile of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has built it into a multi-billion dollar company with over 800 million users in only seven years. BBC’s Emily Maitlis visits Facebook’s headquarters to in...
How Steve Jobs Changed the World
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How Steve Jobs Changed the World

An examination of the career and contributions of the late Steve Jobs. A co-founder of Apple Inc., he revolutionised the world of computing, mobile phones and music. How Steve Jobs Changed the World chronicles Jobs’ rol...
Attack of the Drones: Is War Becoming a Video Game?
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Attack of the Drones: Is War Becoming a Video Game?

Attack of the Drones is a look into the growing role that drones play in peacekeeping and military endeavours. It opens with the interior of an air force data centre and its multitudes of screens, some depicting the data bein...
Phreaked Out
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Phreaked Out

Phreaked Out is a three-part series that dives into two worlds: the hacking world and the world of interconnected technology. It examines how the ‘internet of things’ and hacking intersect. The first episode intro...
AlphaGo
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AlphaGo

AlphaGo looks at how a team of computer scientists created an artificial intelligence algorithm to play the board game Go and how it fared against its human opponents. The goal of the coding team was to create an algorithm th...
The Machine That Made Us
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The Machine That Made Us

The invention of the printing press was revolutionary at its time and remains one of the hallmarks of human achievement. With the printing press and the introduction of the printed written word, the landscape of history was f...
Engineering Giants
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Engineering Giants

Engineering Giants is a series featuring the disassembling of the world’s largest machines into their component parts in order to reveal their inner secrets. In the Jumbo Jet episode, engineers Tom Wriggelsworth and Rob...
Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World
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Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World

BBC presenter Fiona Bruce follows Bill Gates as he ends his full-time employment at Microsoft, the software giant he co-founded Paul Allen. Although his firm has revolutionised the world, Gates has been known for his controve...