Wonders of the Clockwork World

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Science Documentary hosted by Simon Schaffer, published by BBC in 2013 - English narration

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This documentary presented by Professor Simon Schaffer describes the amazing story of automata Designed and built with pen and paper in the 18th Century leveraging the mechanisms employed in making timepieces, these mechanical devices containing 1000’s of parts and are programmable to mimic human actions in Mechanical Theatre. The program describes how there development has led to the creation of the mechanical devices we take for granted today showing the first mechanical weaving looms allowing for the mass production of fabrics and in effect started the industrial revolution.


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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC Main@L3.1
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 24
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Video Resolution: 1280x720
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AC-3
  • Audio Bitrate: 320Kbps ABR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 52 min
  • Number of Parts: 1
  • Part Size: 1.19 GiB
  • Source: HDTV

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