Channel 4: Equinox

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Channel 4: Equinox

Post by Pavy Crevis » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:32 pm

Channel 4 - Equinox - Coelacanth - The Fish that Time Forgot
Aired: in 2001


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The popular imagination instinctively places it's monsters at the bottom of the sea.
South Africa, Subwana Bay, descending to over 100 metres May 2001. These Divers are searching for creatures that existed before the time of the Dinosaurs. Some call it the Ghost Fish, King of the Sea, others Monster of the Deep. "On a Moonless but fairly bright night you can see it's eyes glowing." For over 60 years the search has gone on. "There have been divers who died trying to find these fish". Those who come into contact with it are changed forever. "You get this kind of Science Fiction chill down the back of your neck and goin down your spine". At the bottom of the sea off a continental shelf we face an impossibility. An Anomaly. A creature who has eluded discovery for thousands of years. It all started with a sketch...

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Post by Pavy Crevis » Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:37 pm

Channel 4 - Equinox - Chaos
Aired: 1989


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Form and chaos, order and disorder are like rivals competing for supremacy in the vast arena that is our universe. Nature throws grotesque shapes and turbulent events at us and yet, within them, we strive to find evidence of patterns that we can classify and understand. For centuries man has struggled to impose order on a perversely irregular world, and what he couldn't understand was often ignored. Now, armed with a new weapon, the computer, man is at last challenging the kingdom of chaos. Describing the shapes and forms of the world, where the only straight lines are the ones he has introduced. A new science is emerging from this challenge, a science which promises to describe and explain the infinite complexity of the busy world in which we live. It's a science which is producing a new geometry that offers an insight into the surprising paradox that there is order even within disorder. It's a science
that is turning conventional thinking on its head. A science called... Chaos

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Post by explorer_kmtb » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:11 pm

Riddle of the Human Hobbits

History Documentary published by Channel 4, National Geographic broadcasted as part of CH4 Equinox series in 2005 - English narration

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April 2005 Measuring little more than a metre in height, and with a brain the size of a grapefruit, Homo floresiensis may seem out of place on the human family tree. But according to the Indonesian and Australian scientists who discovered her fossilised skeleton on the island of Flores in Indonesia, Homo floresiensis, or 'Flo' for short, bears a strong resemblance to our closest evolutionary relative, albeit in miniature. Her relatively small teeth, prominent brow ridge, and low, broad brain case, all point towards a close affinity with that upright ancestor of ours, Homo erectus.

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Post by Pavy Crevis » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:04 pm

Channel 4 - Equinox - Lethal Seas
Aired: 2000


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Storms and raging seas. Nature at its most ferocious. The twisting vortex of a tornado is awesomely familiar as it carves its swirling path of destruction. But the tornado has a big brother — far more rare and far more powerful. This other twister lives in a medium a thousand times denser than air, where every cubic metre weighs a ton.
Whirlpools, or maelstroms, have inspired terror amongst seafarers from earliest times. Their legends tell of ships and their crews helplessly ensnared before being funnelled down to their doom.
Little is known about this natural phenomenon. Only recently have scientists ventured into these dangerous waters to separate truth from legend, as they probe the secrets of the maelstrom.


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Post by Pavy Crevis » Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:25 pm

Channel 4 - Equinox - Russian Rockets - The Engines That Came In From The Cold
2001


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The Engines That Came In From The Cold told the amazing story behind the use of Russian-designed rocket engines in the next generation of US space launchers. The engines harness a technology that Americans thought to be beyond the capabilities of modern engineering - but which had in fact been mastered by the Russians 30 years ago.
Russia’s lead in rocket technology came largely thanks to the work of one man - Sergei Korolev, Russia’s most senior rocket scientist. His approach to rocket design was to ‘try it and see’, using test flights to answer important design questions. Failures were common, but Korolev’s team always learned something from them.
Their greatest challenge in the 1960s was to beat the Americans in the race to land humans on the Moon. The launcher would be a giant new rocket, the N-1. But there were no engines powerful enough to do the job. Korolev’s solution was to commission a radical new design of rocket engine - not from any of Russia’s foremost engine designers, but from Nikolai Kuznetsov, the designer of the jet engines used for long-range Soviet bombers. The solution they came up with was to use lots of small engines rather than a single large one.
The challenge was to create a powerful, compact and efficient liquid-fuelled rocket engine. To do it, Kuznetsov and his team would have to crack a problem that had always been avoided as too difficult and dangerous. Instead of the normal procedure of venting the exhaust gases from the pre-burners that powered the fuel compressors, they would have to find a way of channelling them into the main chamber as part of the combustion mixture.
If it could be done, it would boost the lifting power of the engine by 25 percent. What they came up with was the compact NK-15, which was both original and elegant.

But before Kuznetsov’s engines could be tested in action on the N-1, Korolev died. It was only three years later, in February 1969, that the N-1/NK-15 combination finally had its first test flight. It ended in failure when the rocket exploded 40 kilometres from the launch site. The second test also failed, when the N-1 blew up on the launchpad. Seventeen days later America succeeded in putting the first men onto the surface of the Moon. The Russians had lost their lead in the space race.
Despite this setback, Kuznetsov and his team continued to improve the engines, producing a reliable and more powerful version called the NK-33. However, before the new engines could be tried out in a test launch, the N-1 project was cancelled by the Soviet Politburo. Orders came to destroy all traces of the N-1 programme. But Kuznetsov secretly stored all the NK-33 engines, which vanished without trace until the end of the Cold War. Then a team of rocket scientists from the US began to hear rumours of rocket engines for sale....
Ten years on, the technology unlocked from Kuznetsov’s secret store of engines is at the heart of the powerhouse for the next generation of US space rockets.


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Re: Channel 4: Equinox

Post by Pavy Crevis » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:53 pm

Channel 4 - Equinox - Cybercops - Hacking and the Science of Crime - G100
Aired: 2000


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Equinox examining shadowy world of Hacking & the Agencies who try to stop them, Viruses & other Cybercrimes.
Every four years, hundreds of computer hackers gather for a conference in New York, entitled HOPE, Hackers Of Planet Earth. Cyber outlaws range from thieves trying to extort money and paedophiles trying to gain access to children, to idealists championing the free flow of information and challenging the power of the multinationals. In amongst the hackers are law enforcement officers trained to fight cyber crime.
Their anonymity protected behind bizarre pseudonyms like The Cult of the Dead Cow and Sir Dystic, the stars of the hacking world compete and share 'tools' with participants to gain access to or destroy supposedly secure information. One of these tools was Back Orifice, which exposed the lack of security in Microsoft software.
But, say experts on both sides of the legal fence, the most common culprits are insiders with a grudge. The first aim of the hacker is to obtain a legitimate account. Insiders are a step ahead: they already have a legitimate password to gain access to the system. Once inside, they can compromise sensitive information then use it to steal or extort money, or destroy it in order to sabotage the work of the organisation.
Cyber crime has moved law enforcement into new territory as officers try to track down the physical location of an individual who may be sitting in front of a screen half way across the world. One company, Bloomberg Business News, brought in the FBI when it received demands for money from computer hackers. Tracing the villains to Kazakhstan, the FBI managed to lure them to London where the British police could arrest them and begin proceedings to extradite them to the USA.
Not all computer crime requires a high level of expertise. In California, police uncover an operation for printing counterfeit cheques and money, made simple by the accessibility of high tech graphics equipment. One suspect says he has sold 10,000 fake bills in return for drugs. The same force logs on to a chat room and gets into conversation with a man who turns out to be a paedophile. Posing as a 12-year-old boy, the police officer arranges to meet the suspect, who turns out to be on probation for paedophile offences and HIV positive, with no intention of using any protection. He faces a 30-year sentence.
As increasing numbers of people use the internet, the threats to welfare systems, to business and to society will swamp law enforcers, so individual users need to know enough to start to protect themselves.

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Post by Pavy Crevis » Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:48 pm

Channel 4 - Equinox - Psychopath
Aired: 07th December 2000


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Another Excellent Equinox studies the Psychopath. How to recognise them. Their actions, causes & cures.
According to popular wisdom, psychopaths are crazed and bloodthirsty serial killers. The reality is not so simple. While many psychopaths do commit violent crimes, not all psychopaths are criminals and not all criminals are psychopathic. Psychopaths are found in many walks of life and are often successful in competitive professions. However they are also ruthless, manipulative and destructive. Equinox reports on techniques developed by psychologists to work out whether a person is psychopathic and shows how brain scientists are coming close to mapping the malfunctions in the brain that cause a person to be a psychopath.
In Britain one person in 200 is likely to be a psychopath. However psychopaths are thought to be responsible for half of all reported crimes and to make up between 15% and 20% of the prison population. The programme looks at the most recent research into the brains and behaviour of psychopaths and assesses the prospects for the treatment or containment of this antisocial group of people who create such a disproportionate amount of destruction.
Psychopaths who have been convicted of appalling crimes explain with disturbing clarity what motivated them in their violent and destructive behaviour. They speak without shame, guilt, remorse or empathy with their victims. Though they are articulate and, at times, plausible and charming, they lack the range of emotions experienced by the rest of society. They know the difference between right and wrong but they do not feel it.
Robert Hare, Professor of Psychology at the University of Vancouver, has devised a system of assessment called the Psychopathy Checklist. In specialised interviews, psychologists assess individuals on a scale of 0 to 40 for a series of character traits, including callousness, superficial charm, lack of empathy and many others (for more detail look at How to recognise a psychopath). Anyone whose score is greater than 26 is diagnosed as psychopathic.

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Post by MVGroup » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:05 pm

Black Holes

Science Documentary published by ABC, Discovery Channel broadcasted as part of the CH4 Equinox series in 1997 - English narration

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Documentary on nature's ultimate abyss, the black hole. It is the darkest thing in the universe and its gravity is so powerful that not even light can escape. Most start out as brilliant stars which, after millions of years, eventually collapse forming a bottomless pit from which there is no escape.

The story of Black Holes - what they are, where we may find them, and how we may harness their energy to journey through time and space. Narrated by actor John Hurt and directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Richard Smith, the program is a journey into interstellar space to explore these mysterious "prisons of light", via an imaginary computer-generated space ship. Guides for the journey include Professor Stephen Hawking, Britain's Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees, and Homer Simpson. The program also examines the history surrounding black holes, from the first conception of them in 1859 to the present day.

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Post by Pavy Crevis » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:05 pm

Channel 4 - Equinox - Hunt for the Death Star
Aired: 2001


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Equinox examines 30 year race to discover the source of the most violent explosions in the cosmos
In the 1960s, an American spy satellite detected mysterious bursts of intense radiation coming from deep space. The 30 year race to identify their source became the greatest detective story of modern astronomy. It recently ended in the discovery of the most violent explosions in the cosmos: events so ancient that they may signal the birth of the very first stars in the Universe, and so powerful that they are capable of destroying life on a galactic scale.
The often exquisite imagery is twinned with suitably cosmic music, making this thoroughly watchable.

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Post by Pavy Crevis » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:20 pm

Channel 4 - Equinox - A very British bomb
Aired: 15th September 1997


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A look beneath the veil of secrecy that has shrouded Britain's nuclear project for 50 years. Using footage of the British atomic bomb, never before seen, which has been de-classified by the MOD for this programme, the men who built the bomb tell their dramatic story for the first time.

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Post by freeasabird » Sat May 04, 2013 1:24 pm

Einstein's Biggest Blunder

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The revolution in cosmology which is leading to a new view of the Universe If there is one thing “every schoolgirl knows” about Einstein and his theory of relativity, it’s that the speed of light is constant. Yet today a small group of brilliant physicists and astronomers have risked their scientific reputations to question the validity of this idea. Could the speed of light of change?

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Post by ronboom » Sat May 04, 2013 3:36 pm

Thanks mate!! I love this kind of stuff. :clap

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