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Ergebnisse 1 - 25 von insgesamt 90 in Discoveries, Expeditions & Inventions
Leo der Afrikaner

1928: Leo Frobenius, der "Afrikaner", ist ein besonderer Fall in der Geschichte der Expeditionen in den "Dunklen Kontinent" Afrika.

60 min

Live from the ISS

Discovery Channel, Discovery HD Theater In production when the Columbia shuttle crashed…was to be the next mission and awaits shuttle return to space. This production will be the first HD downlink from space.

60 min 2002 - 2003

Lost Worlds - Season Two

The acclaimed series returns for a brand new season. Join our investigators as they use the latest research, expert analysis and cutting edge graphic technology to take us back in time. We reveal some of the greatest feats of engineering ever undertaken; the most ambitious building projects; the...

Lost Worlds

Man on Wire

On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French wire walker, juggler, and street performer days shy of his 25th birthday, spent 45 minutes walking, dancing, kneeling, and lying on a wire he and friends strung between the rooftops of the Twin Towers. The performer uses contemporary interviews, archival...

94 min 2008

Mawson - Life and Death in Antarctica

The Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition of 1912 is one of the most amazing feats of physical and mental endurance of all time. After an horrific journey across hundreds of kilometres of frozen wasteland, during which his two companions perished, the world was amazed to hear that Douglas Mawson had...

85 min

Meilensteine der Naturwissenschaft und Technik

Der Zuschauer gewinnt Einblicke sowohl in die wissenschaftlichen als auch gesellschaftspolitischen Hintergründe einer Entdeckung oder Erfindung. Wissenschaftspioniere werden portraitiert, Forschungsinhalte sowie deren weitere Entwicklung bis in unsere Zeit nachvollzogen. Abläufe und Funktionsweisen...

Minox - Genistreich und Schicksal

Walter Zapp erfand sie Mitte der dreissiger Jahre, die Form vollendete Fotokamera. Kleiner als eine Zigarettenschachtel, stabil, leicht, angenehm in der Hand liegend und einfach zu bedienen, hätte die Minox mehr als nur ein grosser Erfolg werden können. Die Biografie eines Mannes, der als scheu und...

52 min NZZ Format

Mystery of the Self-Made Mummy

In a lost corner of Tibet, the mountains stand guard on a mysterious corpse. A mummy sits in a meditative pose, his flesh and bones intact, his left eye locked in an eternal stare. There is no sign of his preservation by others. He has not been mummified by human means, nor has he been preserved in...

Nanga Parbat

Diese Expedition war einer der Höhepunkte beim historischen Sturm auf die höchsten Gipfel der Erde - Ziel: der Nanga Parbat. Von einem Höhenlager in 6.100 Metern wagt eine kleine Gruppe einen Vorstoß zum Gipfel. Da bricht der Monsun herein! Der Gipfelsturm scheitert. Doch Hermann Buhl versucht es...

90 min 1953

North to Nowhere

Since the early eighties, the race to the North Pole has become an annual spring rite, a mad and exhilerating attack by an array of adventurers from around the world. They all try to get to the North Pole between late March and early May, a six week window when darkness lifts and the polar ice is...

60 min 1989

Oltre Selinunte

Vincenzo Tusa, the chief of the Cultural Heritage of Western Sicily in the sixties, had the dream to save the archaeological site of ancient Selinunte, a Greek city of the 7th century B.C., from property speculation: finally he reached his goal. From 1985, the archaeological area was closed and...

56 min 2006

Oltre Selinunte

Vincenzo Tusa, il soprintendente alle Antichità della Sicilia occidentale dagli anni ’60 fino a metà degli anni ’80, ha avuto un sogno: proteggere e salvare il sito archeologico di Selinunte - antica e potente città greca di Sicilia del VII sec. a.C. - dalla speculazione edilizia e dall’incuria del...

56 min 2006

Palenque - Metropolis of the Maya

One-hour Special - Pilot Deep in the jungles of Southern Mexico lies Palenque, one of the greatest lost cities of the New World. Built in the 5th century by the Maya, this amazing city flourished for centuries before being mysteriously abandoned by its people. Now at this ancient site a team of...

60 min Lost Worlds

Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space

Unter der Ägide von Präsident Bush wurde die US-amerikanische Weltraumdoktrin verabschiedet, die die Dominanz der USA im Weltall zur offiziellen Politik erhob. Derzufolge beanspruchen die USA unbegrenzten Handlungsspielraum im All und erklärten, dass sie sich keinem internationalen Regelwerk beugen...

85 min 2009

Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space

Synopsis When Hitler had the first V2 missile launched in 1944, the weapon race in space officially began. The most important player has always been the United States, and in the years after World War II, the U.S. lost no time in hiring missile expert (and Nazi) Wernher Von Braun to investigate...

85 min 2009

Plasma leuchtet ein

Welchen Siegeszug die Plasmatechnik bis heute bereits angetreten hat und welche Potenziale in ihr für die Zukunft stecken, beschreibt Prof. Dr. Günter Bräuer in einer Vorlesung über das Thema „Plasma-Oberflächentechnik“ – ein Blick in eine bisher fast unbekannte Welt. Mit zahlreichen Grafiken...

86 min 2010 uni auditorium

Quest for Captain Kidd

Discovery Channel Explorer Barry Clifford and his team find the remains of Captain Kidd’s ship, the Adventure Galley, in a newly discovered pirate graveyard off Madagascar. Narrated by Mel Gibson, Quest for Captain Kidd was the flagship 2001 program for Discovery Channel’s Expedition Quest...

50 min 2001

Running the Sahara

In 2006, an international expedition team of three men - Charlie Engle (USA), Ray Zahab (Canada) and Kevin Lin (Taiwan) undertook a quest that no human being has ever fulfilled. They ran across the Sahara Desert. Each runner brought his own unique story and motivations, but all unite around a love...

102 min 2008

South - Sir Ernest Shackleton's Glorious Epic of the Arctic

Ein einzigartiges Filmdokument aus dem heroischen Zeitalter der Polarforschung: Nachdem Amundsen 1911 den Südpol erobert hatte, suchte sich der britische Polarfoscher Sir Ernest Shackleton eine neue Herausforderung: die komplette Durchquerung der Antarktis über den Südpol. Am 1. August 1914, kurz...

81 min 1919

Ted's Evolution

Charles Darwin started a revolution when he published his evolutionary theory in the late 1800s. He challenged the belief that God created the world in seven days, and the theories of people such as Jean Baptiste de Lamarck, who believed that characteristics acquired during a lifetime could be...

54 min 2003

The Benjamin Franklin House

This programme chronicles the restoration of the Franklin House in London´s Craven Street into an educational centre for Britain and Europe. Franklin was an American inventor, philosopher, journalist and political scientist and President of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society. He lived in...

42 min 2002

The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

Brian Greene, Physiker und Bestsellerautor, stellt in dieser faszinierenden dreiteiligen Serie eine der aufregendsten Ideen vor, die der menschliche Geist je erdacht hat - die lang gesuchte "Theorie von Allem", die so genannte Weltformel. Albert Einstein suchte Jahrzehnte seines Lebens...

180 min

The Elegant Universe - Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

Eleven dimensions, parallel universes, and a world made out of strings. It's not science fiction, it's string theory. Based on Brian Greene's book, this three-part Nova program should do for physics what Cosmos did for astronomy. Greene hosts the program on the relative new concept...

180 min

The Endurance - Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

"Suche Freiwillige für gefährliche Reise. Niedriger Lohn, bittere Kälte, lange Stunden in vollständiger Finsternis garantiert. Rückkehr ungewiss. Ehre und Anerkennung im Fall des Erfolges." 1907 suchte der Ire Sir Ernest Shackleton mit diesem Inserat Freiwillige für eine Antarktis-...

97 min. min 2000

The Extraordinary Voyage of Jules Verne

In the 1800´s, when steam trains were the state of the art, one man had the audacity and visionary genius to predict a future beyond even the wildest 19th century dreams. His name was Jules Verne and he became the father of science fiction. In this one-hour special we embark on a journey into the...