CRISPR 是基因實驗室研發的新工具,可以讓科學家極精準地改變任何生物的遺傳物質。科研人員正在用CRISPR 來研究不治之症的療法,亦有農業公司正在研發出新的植物品種,令它們擁有抗蟲等特質。同時,訂製嬰兒的出現亦變得指日可待。究竟我們應該容許醫學及農業走得多遠?


    CRISPR is a new tool in the gene laboratory which allows scientists to change the genetic material of all living organisms with great precision. Researchers are using CRISPR to develop therapies for incurable diseases. Agriculture companies have created plants with new characteristics, like resistance to pests. Meanwhile, designer babies are suddenly within reach. How far should medicine or agriculture be allowed to go?

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    • 超級惡菌




      The 21st century will be a test for mankind. Are we risking our future? We contaminate land and seas. Cities and streets become congested. We destroy tons of food while others starve. We create tiny enemies that do huge damage. Have we gone too far or are we still able to recover? Can we defeat the super germs?

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    • 暴龍再現




      In this landmark special the viewers are taken on an exciting, investigative journey into the mysteries of Planet Earth’s super predator – The Tyrannosaurus Rex. Using the latest ground-breaking paleontological discoveries and cutting edge technology combined with comparative studies of modern animals we redefine this iconic dinosaur. The journey spans the globe. Starting in the badlands of Montana, a T.rex is pulled from the rocks for the first time in 65 million years. In the swamps of Alabama Dr. Gregory Erickson measures the bite of an alligator to unlock the mysteries of the infamous T.rex bite. Using drone technology, prehistoric track ways in Texas are deciphered providing vital clues about the way T.rex moved and how fast. In Ohio CT scanners provide a portal in to the mind of the formidable creature that sheds light on the intelligence, senses and even social side. And in a music studio in Berlin sounds from the natural world are altered, according to the latest research, to give rex a voice. As the journey for the real T.rex countinues the Hollywood myths are finally stripped away to uncover the astonishing truth about an animal we all thought we knew and loved. By utilizing the latest CGI wizardry, the most scientifically accurate T. rex is built from the bones up for viewers to witness in all its glory.   

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    • 分心駕駛




      Distracted While Driving follows the lives of eight drivers over six months using in-car cameras and tracking technology to monitor the often-hidden behavior of distracted drivers. Producers gathered, observed and examined weekly data from the subjects to gain a fresh picture of the many activities drawing drivers’ attention off of the task of driving. In addition, experts from MIT, Cambridge Mobile Telematics, Safety Track and the University of Connecticut provided monitoring equipment, data storage and expert analysis. Distracted While Driving gives audiences a firsthand look at emerging technologies that could one day offer solutions to rising crash statistics, featuring research being done at Google on next-generation in-car infotainment systems, and a Swedish-based company developing technology that could one day allow cars to understand our feelings and make driving decisions based on our own individual needs.

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    • 解構大氣候(下)




      In the last episode, scientists analyzed the Earth's climate situation up until now. This time, they are going to predict the future, starting with polar ice. They find out that global warming is leading to melting glaciers and rising sea levels. As a result, low-lying islands and cities may drown. Warmer oceans also threaten the survival of corals and other marine creatures. Faced with this global predicament, some are developing a new form of solar energy that enables everything to generate power; some are trying to recycle CO2 and reduce emissions. Can we un-change the climate before it is too late?

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    • 解構大氣候(上)




      Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Pervasive heat. And extreme rainfall. Many scientists therefore agree these are the results of the weather machine itself – our climate – changing. However, some are still skeptical of this theory. In this episode, scientists will prove that our weather is indeed becoming hotter, more erratic, and that human activity is causing it. 

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    • 未來學校:世界的改革



      At a time of digital revolution we need to rethink school: discover an overview of the most innovative educational experiences across the world, and the rationales behind them. From Singapore to Finland, from France to the United States, what are their most successful education systems? Teachers, students and educators will also share their thoughts, their doubts, and their hopes about education.

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    • 未來學校:腦力提升



      With the emergence of technologies that can explore the human brain in vivo, researchers are trying to revolutionise education through brain science. They are discovering why some children cannot focus in class sometimes, and how to improve their attention span with simple exercises. Research results also reveal why being curious, making mistakes and getting enough sleep are so important to learning. Now, some scientists are developing learning applications based on their findings – can these tools really help students read better?

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    • 解毒大地



      Nuclear accidents severely damage the environment and soil for decades at least. Previously fertile soil and land that once provided a habitat for fauna and flora then become a source of poison.
      But it is not just radioactivity that causes irreparable damage to our lands, intensive farming also causes this slow but sure poisoning. Use of pesticides and toxic fertilisers, the cultivation of plants and crops that are inappropriate for the soil type and, ultimately, damage to the environment and biodiversity are evident in every field!

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    • 救救森林



      In regions that are prone to wildfires, such as the areas around the Mediterranean Basin, the fight to save species is underway. After the ravages of the flames, programmes aimed at reforestation and reintroduction of animal species are being conducted by biologists, agronomists and environmental specialists. How are they reforesting entire woods and also making them more fireproof? To protect biodiversity, scientists are assessing wildfires’ impact on local animals. Some insects take advantage of the disasters and spread in burnt forests. Some other creatures lose their habitats after the fires, like the endangered Iberian lynx. Can scientists save them from a bigger crisis?

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    • 水源修復



      Water is at the heart of life itself and of biodiversity.  If it is polluted or there is a shortage of water, then many ecosystems will come under threat. The environmental disaster in Brazil in November 2015, caused by the failure of a mining dam, devastated not only the species along the rivers, but might also pose a threat to the sea turtles that laid eggs on the beaches nearby. Associations and volunteers have been attempting to repair the immense damage done to the environment. In Africa, it is beset with water shortage. Therefore, many countries are now committed to an impossible mission: building a forest on the edge of the desert to help combat droughts. Can the scientists fix the water and rescue its ecosystems?

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