The earth nurtures everything. Not only is food harvested from the soil, power can also be generated by our land - more specifically, by the thermal energy in it; even bacteria of plants can do the trick. Some other scientists are recently using land to turn CO2 into rocks. In Romania, an underground salt mine is turned into a recreational space, in which the salty air is said to be beneficial to our health. What other unexpected uses does the earth have?

    TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast


    • 生命大改造(三)


      兩子之母Shamreen患上退化性疾病,視力十分有限,難以帶兩個孩子外出。七歳的Rosie在嬰兒時期做過腦部手術,令她需要時刻佩帶笨重的醫療頭盔。Rosie希望自己有個不礙眼的新頭盔,讓她可以跟其他小朋友一起玩耍。患有囊腫性纖維化的Morgan、Aidan兩兄弟,呼吸受到嚴重影響,令媽媽 Vicky心力交瘁……改造團隊能夠幫助這些人嗎?

      監  製:王永森
      首播   2019年1月18日星期五 晚上9時30分
      重溫 2019年1月21日星期一 中午12時

      Mum of two Shamreen has a degenerative condition which has left her with very limited vision, and she is struggling to get around in public with her two young sons. Seven-year-old Rosie had a brain surgery as a baby and now wears a cumbersome medical helmet. She desperately wants to have a new helmet that is less visible and helps her fit in with her friends. Two teenage brothers, Morgan and Aidan, suffer from cystic fibrosis - a disease that severely affects their breathing – and their mum Vicky is exhausted taking care of them. Can the fix team come up with solutions to help these people?

      Executive Producer: Sammy Wong
      Bilingual: Cantonese/ English (TV Version)
      Channel: RTHK 31, 31A
      First run  2019.1.18 Fri 9:30pm
      Re-run 2019.1.21 Mon 12:00nn

    • 生命大改造(二)



      監  製:王永森
      首播   2019年1月11日星期五 晚上9時30分
      重溫 2019年1月14日星期一 中午12時

      The fix team use cutting-edge science and technology to find solutions for problems that have so far gone unsolved. They attempt to tackle one of the biggest rural crimes in the UK, sheep rustling, and work to find a way to build a bicycle for a young boy who has Moebius syndrome and has no hands or feet. Meanwhile, a 56-year-old patient is almost completely paralysed and unable to speak. Can the team come up with a way for him to have conversations with his family and friends?

      Executive Producer: Sammy Wong
      Bilingual: Cantonese/ English (TV Version)
      Channel: RTHK 31, 31A
      First run  2019.1.11 Fri 9:30pm
      Re-run 2019.1.14 Mon 12:00nn

    • 生命大改造(一)



      監  製:王永森
      首播   2019年1月4日星期五 晚上9時30分
      重溫 2019年1月7日星期一 中午12時

      The team of inventors are challenged to come up with solutions for three very different problems.

      They attempt to help a terminally ill photographer who can no longer use his hands to operate a camera. They try to bring cutting-edge communication technology to a remote village which has no internet access and an unreliable telephone connection. And they work to give some control back to a young designer who has Parkinson's disease and who has been unable to use a pen since developing tremors in her hands two years ago.

      Executive Producer: Sammy Wong
      Bilingual: Cantonese/ English (TV Version)
      Channel: RTHK 31, 31A
      First run  2019.1.4 Fri 9:30pm
      Re-run 2019.1.7 Mon 12:00nn

    • 機械人世界



      專家估計,未來三十年內,地球上的機械人數目將會比人類更多。這發展趨勢不禁引起疑慮,人工智能機械真的是人口老化社會的救星嗎?還是會加速人類的衰亡?當超級電腦能夠比人更有效率地完成任務,地球還需要人類嗎? 。

      雙語廣播:粵語/德語 (電視版)

      播放頻道: 港台電視 31、31A
      播出時間: (首播)  2018年12月28日 星期五 晚上9時30分
      (重溫) 2018年12月29日 星期六 上午11時

      Man or machine, that's the question here. A question that is posed above all with a view to a not too distant future. For robots are already among us. There are already 20 million of these intelligent machines worldwide, and the number is rising.

      According to experts, in 30 years there will be more robots than humans on Earth. A development that raises numerous questions and uncertainties. Are the machines the salvation for our aging society? Or even their demise? Is man still needed at all when super computers can solve all tasks more efficiently than we can?

      Bilingual: Cantonese/ German (TV Version)

      Channel: RTHK 31、31A
      Time: (First run)  2018.12.28 Fri 9:30pm
      (Re-run) 2018.12.29 Sat 11:00am

    • 汽車噩夢




      3 billion cars per year in 2050 threatens the traffic collapse / Hyperloop: the vacuum tube is to revolutionize the transport at the speed of light / When man gives the wheel: driverless cars on the rise / Let's all go into the air? Drones and aircraft as a vision of the future of individual transport.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/Deutsch)

    • 水的想像



      Oceans, seas, rivers - the element of water covers 70 % of our planet's surface.  It can change state (liquid, gas, solid), temperature (hot or cold current), form (wave or cascade) and composition (saltwater or freshwater).  Water possesses phenomenal powers in movement and under pressure. Its depths conceal a wealth of extraordinary flora and fauna.  And yet, less than 2% of the Earth's ocean floors have been explored by man to date.  Water still contains so many mysteries.  And it is the challenge of these new explorers to uncover them.  In this episode, we follow the innovative scientists who play with all of water's different properties, engineers who have set out to explore every last drop of water on our planet - and reinvent our world!

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/Français)

    • 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?

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/Deutsch)

    • 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.   

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 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.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 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?

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)