- The secret life of the quartz watchGet This Now!
Briefly traces the history of clocks from Greek and Roman times, the first portable spring-driven watch in 1450, and the need for more accurate timekeeping with the coming of …more
- The secret life of the sewing machineGet This Now!
Patented by Elias Howe and popularized commercially by Isaac Singer in the mid-19th century, the sewing machine became the first real machine to enter the home. The developmen…more
- The secret life of the television setGet This Now!
A combination of graphics, vintage machines and anecdotes are used to explain the development of the idea and reality of the television set. Important inventors discuss their …more
- The secret life of the videorecorderGet This Now!
Shows the development of a video recorder from the beginning until now with the aid of animated diagrams, and the principle behind videorecording. Also, the early methods for …more
- The secret life of the electric lightGet This Now!
Shows the development of the electric light from the beginning until now with the aid of animated diagrams, and the principle behind electric lighting. Also, the early methods…more
- The secret life of the radioGet This Now!
To understand the workings of a radio, this program first looks at the phenomenon of the radio waves in the air around us. Early experiments in radio technology are re-constru…more
- The secret life of the refrigeratorGet This Now!
Modern refrigerators are the most reliable of our household machines, largely because all moving parts are enclosed in a single airtight unit. With the aid of animated diagram…more
- The secret life of the photocopierGet This Now!
Shows the development of a copy machine from the beginging until now with the aid of animated diagrams, and the principle behind copying. Also, the early methods for copying a…more
- The deep diveGet This Now!
Demonstrates the team approach to designing a better product. Designers at Ideo are given the task of redesigning the shopping cart in just 5 days. Shows group problem solving…more
- The ties that bind: immigration in the United States, the human factorGet This Now!
This program looks at the human drama behind current debate over U.S. immigration policy. Presents the story of people and immigrants on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border.
- Bunraku: Japan's classic puppet theaterGet This Now!
Bunraku puppets are three-quarters life-sized, handled by black-clothed figures in plain view of the audience. This program features performance from two traditional Bunraku d…more
- Maryse Condé: dévoile son coeurGet This Now!
One of a series of dynamic interviews with writers and artists whose roots lie in the Caribbean present vision, passion and art, along with historical background and visual il…more