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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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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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Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 3, Motorway Plane Crash
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in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 3 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2005), 51 mins
A Boeing 737-400's engine fails shortly after take-off on a routine flight. The flight diverts to a nearby airport, but something goes wrong and the plane crashes into a busy freeway, killing 47 people. What went so wrong?
in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 3 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2005), 51 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 14, Skywalk Collapse
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produced by Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 14 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 51 mins
In 1981, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Kansas City, suspended walkways come away from their fixings, plummeting onto revellers below and leaving 114 dead and 186 injured. What caused this structural failure?
produced by Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 14 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 51 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 15, Amsterdam Air Crash
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directed by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013; produced by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 15 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 50 mins
A fully loaded El-Al 747 cargo flight takes off from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on October 4, 1992. As it climbs, the engine detaches from the right wing and the jumbo jet crashes into a crowded apartment block.
directed by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013; produced by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 2, Episode 15 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 50 mins
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Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 6, Plane Crash in the Potomac
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directed by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013; produced by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 6 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 50 mins
Why did a Boeing 737 crash into the Potomac River moments after take-off from Washington National Airport?
directed by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013; produced by Matthew Catling, fl. 2001-2013, Darlow Smithson Productions, in Seconds from Disaster, Season 3, Episode 6 (District of Columbia: National Geographic, 2006), 50 mins
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