Sleep deprivation can cause serious health and cognitive problems in humans. In short, it can make us fat, sick and stupid. But why humans do need so much sleep? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien talks to scientists on the cutting edge of sleep research and asks if there’s any way humans might evolve into getting by with less.
“Biohackers: A Journey Into Cyborg America” explores the world of biohacking, where DIY cyborgs are pushing the bleeding edge of human enhancement.
For the adherents of Grinder culture, the Cyborg is the epitome of humanity. While the biological elements of the human body are limited in their uses, the mechanized elements these pioneers are inserting into their bodies open the world up to new realities and sensations, allowing them to bridge the gap between man and machine.
Conventional science claims this is impossible, yet generations of inventors have been mesmerised by the promise of an engine that powers itself. The world’s reliance on diminishing fossil fuel resources and the associated problems of pollution serve to spur them on. A Machine to Die For showcases a number of dedicated, sometimes eccentric, and always obsessive individuals who have devoted their lives to this quest.
Several of these have such profound implications they could have changed the course of humanity, of life on earth. They could have prevented suffering of different kinds, ranging from lung cancer to the destruction caused by the fossil fuel and nuclear industry.
Enjoy this free Trilogy of profound and thought provoking documentaries about Science and Spirituality. These films are a gift to you and your mind.
Beyond Me is a film about how we tend to get stuck in patterns of behavior and how to break free from them.
Beyond Belief is about belief systems in the west and questions their pedigree.
Beyond Reason has just been released (2013) and is about how our minds are limited by what we perceive through our five senses.
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For those who have been told they’d never walk again, a variety of medical therapies have shown some promise, but not as immediate as a suit with military origins.
The Ekso Suit, designed to help soldiers carry much bulkier loads great distances, is increasingly being used to help people with spinal cord injuries get back on their feet and walk again, albeit slowly and carefully.
Watch this video from ABC News, showing how the Ekso Suit has helped 27-year-old Aaron Bloom and others get back on their feet following a spinal cord injury.
After struggling for years Dr. Ronald Mallett has a scientific epiphany. In this episode, Dr. Mallett presents his unique theory of time travel, the limitations involved, and life lessons he’s gleaned.
Here’s the wonderfully insane Jason Silva with a mind-bending rant about the power of human imagination and creativity.
How did humanity go from a tribe governed by superstition to a species on the hunt for the Higgs Boson and the deepest secrets of the cosmos? In “The Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything”, theoretical physicist and prolific author Michio Kaku — who has previously helped us unravel the mysteries of time — explores why “the history of physics is the history of modern civilization.”
Autonomous cars will be in showrooms as early as 2019, or maybe even sooner, according to a report released by KPMG and the Center for Automotive Research,
The report’s authors explain that “sensor-based technologies” and “connected-vehicle communications” need to converge. Essentially, cars need to be able to communicate with other vehicles on the road so they don’t bash into each other.
They also need the ability to sense and respond to the surrounding infrastructure: stop signs, street lights, guardrails, and many other basic transportation signals.
It is no secret that our global population is continuing to grow, but does our planet actually have the room and resources needed for ‘seven billion plus’ people? Sci-Show takes a look at the issues surrounding population growth from a historical and present day perspective.
Do you want a soldier that can run faster than Usain Bolt? DARPA is working on that. Do you want a soldier that won’t need food or sleep for days? DARPA is working on that? Do you want a soldier that can regrow lost limbs? DARPA is working on that. Do you want a soldier that can outlift Olympic weightlifters and that can communicate telepathically? DARPA is working on that. Learn more here…