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  1. What Really Happened in Y2k? (2017)

    Subject
    Information technology; Technology

    Grehsam College lecture by Professor Martyn Thomas. As the year 2000 approached, many people feared that computer programmes storing year values as two-digit figures (such as 99) would cause problems. There...

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  2. Robotic Art: Transformations (2017)

    Subject
    Art; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 38 minutes), £123.00

    A series of interviews with artists who exhibited their works in the Robotic Arts Exhibition presented by the Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie in Paris, (8 April 2014 - 4 January 2015). Richard...

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  3. Secrets of the Human Body (2017)

    aka: Grow, Survive, Learn

    Subject
    Medical sciences; Science; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 50 minutes x 3), £585.00

    The human body is the most sophisticated organism on earth. It is a scientific marvel and much about it remains a mystery. This BBC series uses cutting-edge graphics to effectively peel back the skin and...

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  4. Expedition New Earth (2017)

    Subject
    Science; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 2 x 50 minutes), £390.00

    Stephen Hawking believed that we have just 100 years to populate a new planet if the human species is to survive, but is there another planet out there that we could call home? In this BBC documentary,...

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  5. Great Unsung Women of Computers (2016)

    Producer
    Kathy Kleiman; Jon Palfreman; Kate McMahon
    Subject
    Technology; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 48 minutes), $350

    Three documentary films that look at the past, present and future of women in technology. THE COMPUTERS features the story of the ENIAC Programmers, six young women who programmed the world’s first modern,...

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  6. Digital Visualisation and Mapping Communities of Practice (2016)

    Subject
    Information technology; Technology

    Martin Zaltz Austwick of the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College, London, discusses data visualisation with particular reference to its application in mapping communities. [38...

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  7. Experiment to Eclipse All Others, An (2016)

    Subject
    Physics; Science; Technology

    In this short documentary Richard Middlemiss, winner of the 2017 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture for Engineering, Technology and Industry, attempts to re-create the experiment that gave the first...

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  8. Emergence of E-Textiles (2016)

    Subject
    Technology

    Can we imagine a piece of fabric that can be tapped or swiped just like you would a touch screen? Or if sensors woven into the cover of your chair told you when you were slouching? Electronic textiles are...

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  9. Forces and Motion: The Physics of Car Crashes (2015)

    Subject
    Physics; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 25 minutes), £49.00

    Educational DVD aimed at KS 3-5. Newton’s three laws of motion are explained using slow motion HD footage filmed during car crash testing to explore how energy is distributed during the fractions of a...

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  10. Apple’s Broken Promises (2015)

    Producer
    Matt Bardo; James Oliver
    Subject
    Business studies; Politics & government; Social Studies; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £195.00

    Apple Inc is a valuable brand making products that everyone wants - but how are its workers treated? The programme makers go undercover in China to show what life is like for the workers making the iPhone 6....

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