In this episode of NOVA scienceNOW, come face to face with social robots that understand human feelings, carry on conversations, even make jokes. Then travel to Haiti, where geologists investigate the 2010 earthquake not long after it struck for clues to how to better forecast future quakes. Afterwards, join engineers at General Motors who are testing tiny, two-wheeled cars called EN-Vs, which one day might drive themselves through city streets.

Genetics deals with the molecular structure and function of genes, gene behavior in context of a cell or organism (e.g. dominance and epigenetics), patterns of inheritance from parent to offspring, and gene distribution, variation and change in populations,such as through Genome-Wide Association Studies. Given that genes are universal to living organisms, genetics can be applied to the study of all living systems, from viruses and bacteria, through plants and domestic animals, to humans (as in medical genetics). (www.wikipedia.org)

Broadcast (2006) Most animals, and even a few plants, move. They swim, walk, run or fly in a wide range of ways, and in this programme we look at how designers of planes, cars and robots have found inspiration in nature. But biomimetics is not just about copying nature, it's about understanding the principles behind nature's success and applying those in new and surprising ways. So exploring the world of cars and planes also gives us some startling new insights into nature as well.

Multiple resuscitated individuals worldwide can report about conscious experiences minutes after cardiac arrest despite the fact that the EEG is flat after 15 seconds of cardiac arrest!
Conclusion: Consciousness is non-local and not an emergent property of the electrical nerve signals, which are absent during their very vivid, very conscious experiences. (www.youtube.com)

Timewatch documentary - A Documentary, with dramatised elements, looking at the psychological profile of Adolf Hitler compiled by a team of Harvard psychologists in 1943. Interviewing former colleagues and the former family doctor who had fled to the USA and using Freudian techniques and theories of the day they came up with a profile and predicted how he would react to certain situations, concluding that he would not surrender and would be most likely to commit suicide when faced with defeat. This led to future profiling of many world leaders and dictators. (www.youtube.com)

Discovery Channel documentary about the human mission to red planet. (www.youtube.com)

Europe: A Natural History is a four-part BBC nature documentary series which looks at the events which have shaped the natural history and wildlife of the European continent over the past three billion years. (www.wikipedia.org)

Broadcast (2011) Dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago and we have hardly ever found a complete skeleton. So how do we turn a pile of broken bones into a dinosaur exhibit? Dr Alice Roberts finds out how the experts put skeletons back together, with muscles, accurate postures, and even - in some cases - the correct skin colour.Here's a conundrum. Most dinosaur skeletons are incomplete, so how do you create museum exhibits that are realistic?

The jaguar -- some call it the most mysterious and magnificent of all big cats. Ancient cultures considered them Gods for their power, beauty and speed. But little is really known about this species that stalks the deepest jungles. Researchers have collected information about male jaguars, but half of the picture is missing ... there's little know about females. For the first time, Boone Smith brings his expertise to Central and South America as he teams up with Dr. Howard Quigley, who leads Panthera's Jaguar Program.
National Geographic Wild (www.youtube.com)

Discovery Channel documentary series examines different warrior groups throughout history with the help of battle re-enactments to tell the story of how soldiers lived and died, trained and fought and the rise and fall from power. This episode features The Irish. © Discovery Channel (www.youtube.com)

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