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Xploration Earth 2050

Biomimicry/Mechanimals

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Scientists and engineers have long realised that Mother Nature is the world’s most talented designer. Host Joe Penna looks at the extraordinary capabilities of dragonfly helicopters that sound like buzzing bees. He'll also explore how designers are using manta rays to change the way we explore the ocean’s depths, he’ll fly a mechanical bird whose design is helping factories become more efficient, and he’ll even watch a robotic hummingbird that’s been created to help soldiers stay safe.

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Series 2, Episode 17

BBC Earth

A child born in 2000 will most likely see people living on the moon and maybe even Mars, join host Chuck Pell as he visits training facilities for these future colonies. 17/26

Series 2, Episode 18

BBC Earth

DNA, we all have it, and it's being used for a lot more than solving crimes. Could we get DNA from dinosaurs? Host Chuck Pell visits a lab where they've discovered fossilized proteins…

Series 2, Episode 17

BBC Earth

A child born in 2000 will most likely see people living on the moon and maybe even Mars, join host Chuck Pell as he visits training facilities for these future colonies. 17/26

Series 2, Episode 18

BBC Earth

DNA, we all have it, and it's being used for a lot more than solving crimes. Could we get DNA from dinosaurs? Host Chuck Pell visits a lab where they've discovered fossilized proteins…

Series 2, Episode 17

BBC Earth

A child born in 2000 will most likely see people living on the moon and maybe even Mars, join host Chuck Pell as he visits training facilities for these future colonies. 17/26

Series 2, Episode 19

BBC Earth

Host Chuck Pell discovers the new world of soft robotics, where robots are so human-like they can actually feel things. 19/26

Series 2, Episode 20

BBC Earth

The STEM initiative, which is designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to the nation's schoolchildren, is getting a big boost from both the private and public…

Series 2, Episode 19

BBC Earth

Host Chuck Pell discovers the new world of soft robotics, where robots are so human-like they can actually feel things. 19/26

Series 2, Episode 20

BBC Earth

The STEM initiative, which is designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to the nation's schoolchildren, is getting a big boost from both the private and public…

Series 2, Episode 21

BBC Earth

The human race is in a race to find new sources of energy. Host Chuck Pell visits a Canadian co-op that where local residents invest in renewable energy sources and share the profits…

Series 2, Episode 22

BBC Earth

New technology is capable of things not thought possible a generation ago. Host Chuck Pell has a conversation in real-time with a hologram of a holocaust survivor. Thanks to new tech…

Series 2, Episode 21

BBC Earth

The human race is in a race to find new sources of energy. Host Chuck Pell visits a Canadian co-op that where local residents invest in renewable energy sources and share the profits…

Series 2, Episode 22

BBC Earth

New technology is capable of things not thought possible a generation ago. Host Chuck Pell has a conversation in real-time with a hologram of a holocaust survivor. Thanks to new tech…

Series 2, Episode 21

BBC Earth

The human race is in a race to find new sources of energy. Host Chuck Pell visits a Canadian co-op that where local residents invest in renewable energy sources and share the profits…

Series 2, Episode 22

BBC Earth

New technology is capable of things not thought possible a generation ago. Host Chuck Pell has a conversation in real-time with a hologram of a holocaust survivor. Thanks to new tech…

Series 2, Episode 23

BBC Earth

Sustainability is a word you're going to hear a lot more of on the road to 2050. Why waste when you can turn that waste into useable, environmentally friendly products? Host Chuck Pell…

Series 2, Episode 24

BBC Earth

Artificial Intelligence, or 'AI', is all the rage among futurists. Is it good, bad, something to be worried about, or something to be embraced? Host Chuck Pell talks to leaders in the…

Series 2, Episode 23

BBC Earth

Sustainability is a word you're going to hear a lot more of on the road to 2050. Why waste when you can turn that waste into useable, environmentally friendly products? Host Chuck Pell…

Series 2, Episode 24

BBC Earth

Artificial Intelligence, or 'AI', is all the rage among futurists. Is it good, bad, something to be worried about, or something to be embraced? Host Chuck Pell talks to leaders in the…

Series 2, Episode 23

BBC Earth

Sustainability is a word you're going to hear a lot more of on the road to 2050. Why waste when you can turn that waste into useable, environmentally friendly products? Host Chuck Pell…

Series 2, Episode 24

BBC Earth

Artificial Intelligence, or 'AI', is all the rage among futurists. Is it good, bad, something to be worried about, or something to be embraced? Host Chuck Pell talks to leaders in the…

Series 2, Episode 25

BBC Earth

Solar power is the fastest growing power source in the world; in fact, it's a new industry creating tens of thousands of jobs. Host Chuck Pell learns how the eyes of moths are being…

Series 2, Episode 26

BBC Earth

Future tech is bringing the past alive. Join host Chuck Pell as Virtual Reality technology recreates ancient cities. And laser scanning and video animation give new life to old fossils…

Series 2, Episode 25

BBC Earth

Solar power is the fastest growing power source in the world; in fact, it's a new industry creating tens of thousands of jobs. Host Chuck Pell learns how the eyes of moths are being…

Series 2, Episode 26

BBC Earth

Future tech is bringing the past alive. Join host Chuck Pell as Virtual Reality technology recreates ancient cities. And laser scanning and video animation give new life to old fossils…

Series 2, Episode 25

BBC Earth

Solar power is the fastest growing power source in the world; in fact, it's a new industry creating tens of thousands of jobs. Host Chuck Pell learns how the eyes of moths are being…

Series 2, Episode 26

BBC Earth

Future tech is bringing the past alive. Join host Chuck Pell as Virtual Reality technology recreates ancient cities. And laser scanning and video animation give new life to old fossils…