Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions (2009)

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Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions (2009)

Post by Pavy Crevis » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:58 am

BBC1 - Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions - When Worlds Collide
Aired: 04th January 2009


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The first programme in a two-part documentary reveals the awe-inspiring world of animal swarms. We discover what happens when superswarms invade our lives and, using the latest camera techniques, we go to the heart of the swarm, to reveal how the creatures view our world.
Real-life footage from camcorders and mobile phones captures the amazing impact they can have on our lives. Killers bees mount an attack on an international football match in Costa Rica, while in the US the Illinois River literally boils with leaping silver carp, an alien species that has hijacked the river smashing into boats and injuring people.
In South Australia a sea of mice raid farms as millions consume and destroy on a scale that defies belief. The largest swarm on Earth erupts from Lake Victoria, trillions of flies blanket villages, but the locals have learnt to turn this swarm into a highly nutritious fly-burger. In Rome, cameras fly alongside ten million starlings, the largest swarm in Europe. Their mesmeric waves stop many residents in their tracks, but as they roost they smother the city in tons of excrement.
One man has learnt to control the ultimate swarm, he has become their 'queen bee' with startling results, learning to control what most people fear, and to understand one of the most incredible forces of nature.

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Re: Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions (2009)

Post by Pavy Crevis » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:23 pm

BBC1 - Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions - One Million Heads One Beautiful Mind
Aired: 11th January 2009


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Extraordinary photography reveals the incredible swarm intelligence that lies behind animal invasions.
Millions of free-tailed bats form a living tornado in which complex information is exchanged. Huge shape-shifting shoals of herring use swarm intelligence to detect predators. Billions of alkali flies form a rolling wave to evade the gaping mouths of gulls. Vast numbers of shore birds synchronise their migration with swarming horseshoe crabs, a feat of timing unparalleled in the animal world.
Fire ants invade and destroy computer equipment and, when their nest is flooded, create living rafts with their bodies. Inside a driver ants' nest we discover the inner workings of a brain made from thousands of individuals. One swarm is even helping to save the planet from the greenhouse effect.
Incredible images show the true complexity of the swarm and how their intelligence impacts on our world.

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File Name: Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions - One Million Heads One Beautiful Mind.avi
Video Codec: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1228 kb/s
Video Resolution: 704x384
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.833:1
Frames Per Second 25.000
Audio Codec: MP3
Audio BitRate: 128 kb/s CBR
Audio Sample Rate 48000 Hz
Audio Codec 0x0055 MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Channels: 2
RunTime: 59:25.000
Captured By: Undercover Alien

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Re: Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions (2009)

Post by PAnick » Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:32 pm

thx

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Re: Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions (2009)

Post by dannalboon » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:08 pm

Aha! You did get it Pavy. Cheers mate. :D

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Re: Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions (2009)

Post by Dany Bhoy » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:39 am

Thank You

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Re: Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions (2009)

Post by SciFiFreak » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:18 am

Thanks so much for posting both parts of this. I had been having a hard time finding the second part. Thanks to you I can see it! :)

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Re: Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions (2009)

Post by emoneypitt » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:15 am

Thanks

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Re: Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions (2009)

Post by 008 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:44 am

Sounds interesting, thanks ! :)

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Re: Swarm - Nature's Incredible Invasions (2009)

Post by stokers » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:21 am

thank you bugman.

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