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Can Robots Learn to be More Human?
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produced by National Geographic Film & Television (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2015), 3 mins
U.S. computer scientist and roboticist Chad Jenkins, associate professor of computer science at Brown University, leads a research group that explores topics related to human-robot interaction and robot learning, with a specific focus on robots learning from human demonstration. Using this approach, the group has...
produced by National Geographic Film & Television (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2015), 3 mins
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Portable Scanners
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produced by National Geographic Film & Television (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2015), 2 mins
Though EEG (Electroencephalography) has been around for decades, now, new technology allows us to detect and measure brain activity with a lightweight headset and mobile phone. National Geographic Emerging Explorer and entrepreneur Tan Le demonstrates how her company's EEG headset and software can be used for a va...
produced by National Geographic Film & Television (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2015), 2 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 10, TWA Flight 800
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directed by John Blystone; produced by John Blystone, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 10 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2005), 50 mins
It's July 17th, 1996, and TWA flight 800 from New York to Paris is running 90 minutes late. Less than 30 minutes after takeoff, the Boeing 747 explodes, killing everyone on board and prompting the biggest crash investigation in US history.
directed by John Blystone; produced by John Blystone, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 10 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2005), 50 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 10, Texas Oil Explosion
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directed by David Rhode, fl. 2004-2006; produced by David Rhode, fl. 2004-2006, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 10 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 50 mins
The third largest oil refinery in the US produces 11 million gallons of gasoline a day. But in 2005 it was the site of one of the country's worst chemical accidents, leaving 15 people dead.
directed by David Rhode, fl. 2004-2006; produced by David Rhode, fl. 2004-2006, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 10 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 50 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 5, Episode 5, The Deepwater Horizon
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in Seconds from Disaster, Season 5, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2012), 49 mins
This video provides a reenactment of the series of decisions and failings that led to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill - the world's biggest accidental marine oil spill - and the deaths of 11 rig workers.
in Seconds from Disaster, Season 5, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2012), 49 mins
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Covered Bridges
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produced by National Geographic Film & Television (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2015), 3 mins
A story about covered bridges in Vermont, which are supported by trusses and last longer than other bridges.
produced by National Geographic Film & Television (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2015), 3 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 1, Episode 7, Collision on the Runway
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in Seconds from Disaster, Season 1, Episode 7 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2004), 51 mins
The world's worst aviation accident occured when two jumbo jets collided in fog on the runway at Tenerife. Both planes (fully loaded with fuel) burst into flames, leaving 583 people dead.
in Seconds from Disaster, Season 1, Episode 7 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2004), 51 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 1, Columbia's Last Flight
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in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 1 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2005), 50 mins
Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere after a successful 16-day mission in space, killing all seven crew. NASA had not suffered such a loss since the Challenger in 1986. What caused the accident?
in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 1 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2005), 50 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 4, Episode 6, Bhopal
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in Seconds from Disaster, Season 4, Episode 6 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2011), 53 mins
In 1984, an Indian city of Bhopal became the site of history's biggest man-made disaster, where 3,000 people choked to death on toxic gas within just several hours.
in Seconds from Disaster, Season 4, Episode 6 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2011), 53 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 1, Episode 5, Meltdown in Chernobyl
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in Seconds from Disaster, Season 1, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2004), 46 mins
At Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant, several critical errors were made during routine testing. The situation quickly spiraled out of control, leading to a catastrophic explosion. The worst nightmare in the world's nuclear industry had just been realized.
in Seconds from Disaster, Season 1, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2004), 46 mins
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