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Innovation Academy

This series, made for YouTube and a collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, creates “an exciting intellectual space where students and academics interact in multi-disciplinary groups with mentors from the public and private sector to develop and nurture creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and teamwork”. The Researcher Video Pitch series showcases doctoral research through video…

Nano Filtered Water (Part of Nano TV series)

This short film (part of the European Commission backed Nano TV series) shows how scientists at the Technical University of Denmark have developed a new filter to obtain ultra pure water which consists only of H2-O molecules. All minerals, carbon compounds or gas molecules are filtered out by this special membrane thanks to new nanotechnologies.…

CHERNOBYL 4 EVER

Simple Productions and Crescendo Films  for ARTE France, RTBF Belgium, VRT Belgium, NHK Japan, VPRO Netherlands, UR Sweden, TSR Switzerland It is now over quarter of a century since the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in the Ukraine but many worrying questions remain unanswered. This film takes a look at the human consequences of the tragedy…

SURVIVORS OF COLD (Episode of series LIFE IN HELL)

Mona Lisa Production for ARTE In cold environments, micro-organisms rule. They form the basis of a fragile ecosystem threatened by global warming. Scientists are studying how these species manage to survive in environments as unstable and ephemeral as snow and ice. This production is an episode in a television series looking at how life flourishes…

ORBIT: EARTH’S EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY – EPISODE 1

BBCTV    UK Right now you’re hurtling around the sun at 64,000 miles an hour – 100,000kilometres an hour. In the next year you’ll travel 584 million miles to end up where you started. Presenters Kate Humble and Dr Helen Czerski follow the Earth’s journey around ten sun for one complete orbit, to witness the extraordinary…

LAB ANIMAL KINGDOM

Mona Lisa Production for France 5 The European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use, re-opens a sensitive debate: Should laboratory animals be sacrificed in large numbers in order to ensure the safety of chemical substances for humans? 2.5 million animals over 10 years according to some sources.  54 million according to others.  Such…

THE GORILLAS OF THE CONGO – CHAINSAWS TO THE RESCUE

Laengengrad Filmproduktion for ARTE and WDR The vast rainforests in the north of the Republic of the Congo are home to the rare lowland Gorillas. Most of them don’t live in national parks but in forests which are open to timber exploitation. The conflict between tree fellers and gorillas seems to be insoluble, yet in…

EARTHQUAKE SNAKES (Animals and the Science of Earthquake Prediction)

Leonardo Film production in co-production with and for WDR/ARTE, PTS (Taiwan), LIC China with the support of nordmedia GmbH in Lower Saxony and Bremen. Studying snakes, toads and ants, researchers have noticed peculiar behavior just days before an earthquake strikes. Could this observation help to predict earthquakes in the future? Archive footage shows how the strange behaviour…

A BURNING QUESTION

Earth Horizon Productions Ltd for RTE Ireland This documentary takes a forensic look at the ever-expanding chasm between what the science of climate change is telling us and how this critical issue is being presented via the media. Presenter Duncan Stewart balances folksy interviews on the street with the questioning of experts including Prof Justin…

FRACKING – Segment from Newsnight

BBC2  UK A new source of methane gas is hitting the headlines. It could provide the complete gas supply for theUKfor a year and a half. But there are problems. This piece from the daily BBC current affairs programme Newsnight explores the potential of so called shale gas, or natural gas trapped two or three…

NOS MAISON DE DEMAIN (Our Houses of Tomorrow) Featured

From the series C’EST PAS SORCIER   –   It’s not Magic A Multimedia France Production for France 3 C’est pas Sorcier is a long running science series for family viewing from Fr3. There are themed programmes with a mix of location and studio-style presentation. This programme looks at the development of the latest environmentally friendly houses in…