於2015年被發現的Trappist -1 星系,帶來革命性改變,人類首次發現七個體積與地球相若的行星圍繞其紅矮星運行。今集將剖解這個不尋常的星系,並會探索科學家在其他行星尋找生命的進展。


    Discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 solar system in 2015 was a game-changer; its red dwarf star is surrounded by seven Earth-sized planets, making it a first-of-its-kind find. Battle of the Exoplanets examines this unusual system and asks what progress has been made in the search for life on another planets.

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    • 走進貓世界




      They may have stolen many hearts—and the internet—but cats can be perplexing pets. As much cuddly and playful as they are aloof and uncaring, they’ve often raised the question: Did humans ever really domesticate felines? And what more can science tell us about a relationship that predates history?

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    • 走進狗世界




      Dogs have been our companions for thousands of years. But why? Do they really love us, or are they just in it for the food? Scientists test wolf intelligence, decode canine DNA, and peer into dogs' brains to find out what domestication really means.

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    • 史前系列:大滅絕





      Five times, the Earth has faced apocalyptic events. Cataclysms that have swept away all life forms, or almost. Each time, a handful of species has survived, establishing a new world.

      What did these prehistoric worlds look like? What catastrophes led to their disappearance? How did our distant ancestors manage to survive the five mass extinctions that the Earth has suffered, finally giving rise to the world we know today?

      Combining CGI of ancient animal and plant life, VFX, and filming, Prehistoric Worlds looks back at the five mass extinctions of life on Earth that allowed the advent of the human race. On the brink of a sixth mass extinction that the scientific community considers imminent – this time caused by mankind – this film gives us an interesting and powerful look at Man's existence on the scale of the history of our planet.

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    • 史前系列:冰河巨獸



      This documentary follows paleontologist Dick Mol on the hunt for clues to the mass extinction during the end of the last ice age. From ancient bone hoards to footprints in gypsum dune fields and permafrost tree remains, researchers find many traces of skilled human hunters – and their prey: mammoths, cave bears and giant sloths. Is it feasible that our ancestors brought these giants to extinction, or was it the rapidly changing climate? 

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    • 史前系列:深海巨獸



      The stage is the "sea." Research has made headway into the world of the "gigantic dragon" that ruled the prehistoric seas. Originally small, land-dwelling lizards that were forced to try their luck in an unknown frontier, they evolved to become awesome killers, able to overpower even the mighty dinosaurs. This episode illustrates their journey to amazing success at sea, and also reveals their unique birthing ability.

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    • 史前系列:七彩恐龍




      Dinosaur fossils hitherto discovered account only for 1% of all the dinosaurs that ever walked (or flew, or swam) the Earth. But in the last decade or so, findings in the remaining 99% have accelerated, adding brilliant color -- literally -- to their world. Based on the latest research, this two-part series recreates in gorgeous CGI not only what these creatures looked like, but also how they lived, fought, and died.

      The stage is "land." The latest research indicates that feathered dinosaurs were vastly more widespread and varied than previously thought. And feathers proved transformative. They allowed for more stable body temperatures, which translated into  outstanding mobility, even in cold weather. It is also now believed these feathered creatures incubated their eggs as well as engaged in parenting. This episode delivers a whole new world of colorful, fluffy dinosaurs.

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    • 換面





      This documentary chronicles an extraordinary surgical exploit: the first complete face transplant ever performed in Canada. The Canadian TV crew was granted full access to every stage of this daring project, which experts estimated had only a 50 percent chance of succeeding.

      The crew’s privileged access begins 15 months prior to the operation. The production follows the medical team’s preparations for the transplant and the patient’s long wait for surgery. Once the donor is found, the crew moves into the operating room to document the procedure, which lasts 35 hours. The story concludes with the patient seeing his new face for the first time.

      This one-of-a-kind document recounts every detail of a remarkable science odyssey fuelled by courage, hope and determination.

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    • 仿生學:未來交通





      In a world in constant acceleration but with limited resources, how to invent means of transportation that are less polluting, less greedy in raw materials and with no impact on our environment? How to make objects and robots with more reliable, more fluid and more efficient movements?

      Animals, plants, microbes ... The living has found remarkable solutions to escape and attack optimally, to propel, accelerate, coordinate its movements in the most precise way, and to avoid collisions energy-efficiently, to go the furthest possible. This development took millions of years but without generating any rubbish, without wasting the materials at immediate disposal.

      In this episode, we will discover how, by seeking to copy the super solutions imagined by these organisms to move as efficiently as possible on land, in the water or in the air, the creators of the future, whether they are engineers, entrepreneurs or scientists, invent the world of tomorrow.

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    • 仿生學:超感官






      Sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste: our 5 senses allow us to understand the world around us and warn us of its dangers. But as advanced as our eyes, our ears, our noses, our taste buds or our skin may be, our sensory organs do not allow us to apprehend all threats! There are indeed "signals" that we humans are unable to perceive with the senses that nature has endowed us with.

      Meanwhile, some living species can easily sense and decode these signals (infrared, vibrations...) because, over billions of years of evolution, they were compelled to devise hyper-efficient detection strategies and to develop overpowering sensors to protect themselves, communicate or feed.

      What if we could copy these "super sensors" to increase our own capabilities? What if nature taught us how to swiftly identify the dangers that await us, so that we could avoid them better.

      In this episode, Kalina Raskin will meet researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators who are inspired by nature’s super sensitivity to provide us with the resources needed to improve our life conditions, everywhere on the planet.

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    • 仿生學:最強防禦




      Man is far from being that gifted! Evolution has given us a powerful brain that allows us to explore the world, from the subatomic world to outer space, but we remain totally fragile and dramatically vulnerable! Our body is our main weakness: a simple fall high of a few steps can leave us paralyzed, a common virus can take us away in a few hours, the lack of oxygen can do so in less than 2 minutes ...

      Even our industrial objects, as effective as they may be, are far from equaling the resistance of raw materials created by nature! Shells, scales, armor... Living organisms are far better engineers than us, able to create the strongest protections from abundant resources, spending a minimum of energy and without any waste.

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