Innovation Nation: Season 2

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Science Documentary hosted by Mo Rocca, published by CBC in 2016 - English narration

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Innovation Nation: Season 2 More segments celebrating the spirit of invention across America with Mo Rocca.

[edit] Solar Roads

Host Mo Rocca shows us an innovator who condensed a TV satellite truck into a backpack; how the Model T car assembly line changed the manufacturing world; the inventors of solar roads that could power the world; and lifelike robot predatory birds to lessen the dangers of real birds at airports.

[edit] Snake Robot

Host Mo Rocca shows us the man who invented the digital camera; the fascinating history of the presidential limousine, including the one used by President Kennedy; the inventors of the snake robot that can save people in disasters; and the inventors of clear solar panels that look like glass.

[edit] Wrist Air Conditioner

Host Mo Rocca shows us the inventor of an app to monitor your sleep and health; we learn about unique trains throughout history; the inventors of a watch-like device that cools your entire body like an air conditioner; and the three Irish girls speeding up how seeds grow.

[edit] Pocket Printer

Host Mo Rocca shows us the hardware store robot; the incredible patent models from Thomas Edison that show us the beginning of our electronic world; the Israeli inventors of a printer that fits in your pocket.

[edit] Inventor of Email

Host Mo Rocca shows us the inventor of a fireproof gel that is helping firefighters save lives; historic steam engines that are the grandfathers of electricity; a camera that follows you so you’re always in frame; and we meet the man who, at 14 years old, invented the email system we use today.

[edit] Penguin Chick Bot

Host Mo Rocca shows us the students who built a car that gets 2700 MPG; the beginning of the computer age with one of the original Apple Computers; the inventors of the highest tech suitcase; and the Penguin Chick Bot that is giving researchers a new view into the penguin world.

[edit] Science Restaurant

Host Mo Rocca shows us the chef who is using science to add to your dining experience; the evolution of cars throughout history; the 13 year old who built an affordable Braille printer for the blind; and brushing your teeth with a bluetooth toothbrush.

[edit] Robot Birds

Host Mo Rocca shows us the creator of the pop singer’s best friend, Autotune; The Henry Ford and the return of wrinkled sheep; the invention that shoots spawning salmon over obstructions as they swim upstream; and lifelike robot predatory birds to lessen the dangers of real birds at airports.

[edit] Shiver Shield

Host Mo Rocca shows us the overhead Skycam camera giving a bird’s-eye view of sporting events; the 100-year-old history of the electric car; an inventor who will help you never to be cold again; and the company turning ocean plastic into products.

[edit] Chairless Chair

Host Mo Rocca shows us an electric bike wheel to power your ride; a restaurant serving a 100-year-old menu; the wonders of the world's highest tech sports stadium located in Silicon Valley; and the inventors of the Chairless Chair.

[edit] Tiny Homes

Host Mo Rocca shows us the innovative designs of the tiniest homes; the historic fashion of the Queen of Tires; the inventor of the phone in your pocket; and words of wisdom from the inventors we’ve profiled to the innovators of tomorrow.

[edit] Slip and Fly

Host Mo Rocca shows us: The physics behind the an extreme slip and slide. How inventors use crowdfunding to bring their ideas to the world. The stealth invention of the V-8 engine. Updates of some favorite innovators profiled on Innovation Nation.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video: Bitrate: CRF-22 (~2368 kb/s)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1280 x 720
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160kb/s VBR 44100Hz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 22 mins
  • Framerate: 23.974 Fps
  • Number of Parts: 12
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 384 MB average
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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