Archive for January, 2005

The True Face of Hurricanes

Monday, January 31st, 2005

Hurricanes
The documentary focuses on the devastation wrecked from the series of hurricanes in Florida in 2004. Features details of the storm revealed from Dopplar radar previously unknown.

Robert Redford

Monday, January 31st, 2005

Robert Redford
Actor Robert Redford looks back on his career.

World’s Biggest Machines 3

Thursday, January 27th, 2005


Giant robots on the factory floor and in outer space. A floating fortress that’s home to 6,000 military personnel, which is almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall. And a diesel engine with 108,000 horsepower. (You read that right.) These giants must be seen to be believed! In this episode, we travel over land and sea to find these and more of the biggest, baddest, most audacious feats of engineering in the world.

Poison

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

When a high school student falls victim to a mysterious but lethal poisoning, House and his team jump in to find out what is killing the teen. Given a low heart rate and a clean tox screen, House sends Cameron and Foreman to the teen’s home to find the hot new drug House is sure he’s taking. They don’t find any drugs, but think they’ve come up with the answers, until a second unrelated student is admitted with identical symptoms. With the boys’ lives hanging in the balance, House and the team have to connect the dots – fast. Meanwhile, an 82-year-old patient has become enamored with House while he helps her figure out the basis of her renewed fascination with her sexual feelings.

Killer Cats

Monday, January 24th, 2005
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Cats
Explorer investigates into the attacks that those who reside in California and India faced from big cats that encroach on residential areas.

Kiefer Sutherland

Monday, January 24th, 2005
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Kiefer Sutherland
Actor Kiefer Sutherland, son of Donald Sutherland, talks about his career.

Shark Attacks

Saturday, January 22nd, 2005


This episode takes you to the shark bite capitals of the world for “up close and personal” views of bull and tiger sharks, and the infamous great whites. A camera is also inserted into the stomach of a live shark to get an inside view of how this highly-evolved killing machine operates.

Nature’s Engineers 2

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005


Think man is unique within the animal kingdom? You might not after this hour that features an amazing collection of earth’s non-human inhabitants that use tools, build intricate structures, create traps to capture prey, and perform complex procedures, including farming. From Egyptian vultures utilizing stones to crack open hard-shelled ostrich eggs to chimpanzees using a “tool kit” to extract termites from their nests, we learn that our ability to create tools is not exclusive. Other mammals create subterranean structures, including those prodigious diggers Prairie Dogs, and many animals and insects make devices to augment hunting, such as the Ogre-faced Spider that spins a small web to throw down on unsuspecting passersby. And we’re not the only ones to work as a unified, multi-skilled force. Aphid-Raising Ants protect and care for herds of plant juice-sucking aphids that they “milk”.

Spider Sex

Monday, January 17th, 2005
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Spiders
Through the use of macro-photography, the courtships strategies and hunting techniques from various species of Spiders are observed.

The Arch

Thursday, January 13th, 2005


Join us as we explore the vast and varied world of the arch, one of the strongest and most versatile structures made by man. Deceptively simple, an arch can support tremendous weight because its structure is compressed by pressure, and it provides a much more spacious opening than its predecessor–post and lintel construction. Although ancient Egyptians and Greeks experimented with the arch, the Romans perfected it. Medieval Arabs incorporated it into stunning mosque architecture, soon followed by Europe’s great medieval churches. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the steel arch became a favorite of architects and structural engineers. Dam builders employed it horizontally, using the water behind the dam to provide the pressure to compress it. And tomorrow, the arch will continue to serve mankind in every form–from nanotechnology to domes on Mars and beyond.