Meidum is Egypt’s least known pyramid and its most mysterious. It stands tall and proud and looks like a castle’s keep. The complex it belongs to is one of the largest monuments in the world. Thanks to the use of drones and archeology 2.0, scientists are able to dive to the heart of this open-air structure. They decipher the various steps behind this colossal endeavor and the revolutionary techniques used at the time that made it possible for this monument to withstand the test of time.

    Meidum tells the mysterious story of an unusually big project that spread over four decades.

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    網上重溫至 05/12/2020


    • 大麻兩面睇





      At an extraordinary moment in the history of one of the world’s oldest and most controversial drugs, Horizon investigates the very latest medical and scientific research into the effects of cannabis on the brain and the body.

      Medicinal cannabis became legal in the UK on 1 November 2018, but it is still shrouded in controversy. A&E doctor Javid Abdelmoneim wants to find out whether it will help or harm patients.

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    • 基因新發現(下)




      All genes have "switches" that turn on and off in response to environmental stimuli. They play a role in preventing cancer or obesity, determining an individual's abilities in retaining memory, or even whether a person has musical talent. Controlling these switches may be possible. This episode delves into the latest research in a realm that could change our lives.

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    • 基因新發現(上)



      The genes that have been analyzed to date account for only 2% of our entire DNA. The remaining 98% was considered useless -- until now. Why is it that some people don't succumb to certain diseases? Or why are certain people able to dive underwater for super-human lengths of time? The latest research into this largely uncharted territory shows that some of our so-called "junk DNA" may even unlock the secrets of evolution.

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    • AI: 塑造未來

      現時人工智能預測未來的能力,愈來愈準確,能夠提前預告天災,甚至能夠預知罪案發生、預測人的壽命,但這種能力同時亦引起了激烈的爭議。關於未來,我們究竟應該知道多少? AI的急速發展,對於社會整體來說,又意味甚麼?


      Artificial intelligence is beginning to achieve remarkable results in predicting the future, a feat deemed beyond the reach of the most advanced sciences. In the 2018 floods in southwestern Japan, timely and accurate rain forecasts led to swift and life-saving evacuations. In the U.S., AI modeling is helping to lower crime rates, but not without public backlash. In medicine, AI now methodically gauges the life expectancy of heart patients. Implementation is accelerating, but what does this mean for each of us, and for society as a whole?

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    • 是敵是友機械人




      From bartending to hotel room deliveries and fruit picking, robots equipped with artificial intelligence are making inroads into workplaces around the world. Some experts say that by 2030, robots will have taken over 30% of the work now done by humans. That could undermine one of the basic tenets of capitalism -- the promise that if you work hard, you will have a better life. In our program, we question whether the human race will be able to create a new form of capitalism that allows people to coexist with automation technologies.

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    • 再生醫學





      The age of regenerative medicine is here!

      NHK documents Sapporo Medical University's clinical trials in regenerative medicine. Over a three-year period, the program follows two patients who suffer from severe paralysis, where their stem cells are cultured and reintroduced into their bodies via IV drip. These Mesenchymal stem cells repair damage in the spine, and both patients show remarkable improvement, with one even driving again. The program captures the phenomenal progress being made in this field.

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    • 魔點



      Here comes the Blob! More commonly known as slime-mold, this extraordinary one-billion-year-old organism challenges our worldview on living matter and is about to revolutionize the concept of intelligence.

      Blending science fiction, the beauty of nature, humor and cutting-edge science, director Jacques Mitsch (In the Mind of Plants, Animal Doctors…) takes us to a quirky trip exploring this most surprising and mind-blowing organism. Neither animal, nor plant, nor fungi, the blob is one giant single cell whose amazing capacities are leading pioneer scientists to a very new world – that of brainless intelligence.

      Shot on 3 continents, the film is a scientific investigation shaped like a thriller, following top international experts from Europe, Japan and the US, through their major discoveries, and offering a mind-blowing experience into the very roots of cognition.

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    • 火箭升空

      大量私人公司開始開發航天科技發展項目,以各種方式把太空航行的成本減低,同時,美國太空總署重啟有人駕駛的太空航行研究。Space X以及維珍銀河等會否成為太空旅遊的先驅者?可以肯定的是,將來必定有更多新型火箭投入市場,屆時太空旅行或者可以成真。


      We may be witnessing the dawn of a bold new era of human activity in space for science and exploration—but also for profit. An explosion of private companies are developing new technologies and lowering costs to bring space closer than ever. And at the same time, NASA is returning to manned spaceflight with gusto—once again building a rocket to take us far beyond Earth—a rocket more powerful even than the storied Saturn V. But this is not the first time we’ve seen signs of a rocketry renaissance. In the 1980s, there was a boom—and bust—in the privatization of space travel. Will today’s optimism over companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic prove prescient, or nothing more than hype and wishful thinking? One thing is certain: As costs come down and new rockets with new capabilities come online, a new generation is reaching for the cosmos, once more daring to dream big, and yearning to go farther, in greater numbers than ever before.

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    • 咫尺天空




      In Hawaii, on the top of Mauna Kea, in Chile, in the Atacama desert, and in the Canary Islands, we will meet this “people of the stars”, discovering what makes the astronomers’ hearts beat today. How does Astronomy analyze our past and build our future? What about the origins of the Universe and its cartography? Where are we in the discovery of extraterrestrial life? 

      Astounding, original, mysterious, but also really esthetic... Those places of observation possess a unique atmosphere. One made of philosophy and science-fiction.

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    • 人類演化史(下)




      By coming out of the water, our ancestors opened a new chapter of our evolution. It's on land that the organs that allow us today to hear, think or manipulate developed. 
      Throughout this exploration, surprising discoveries emerge. Bones that permitted our reptilian ancestors to chew today allow us to hear. Our hand proportions are very similar to those of primates that lived 18 million years ago. Finally, 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals had a larger brain than ours.

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