Innovation Nation: Series 1

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

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Innovation Nation: Series 1 Each episode of this show will tell the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest inventions - and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. Awards: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series

[edit] Microscopic Windmills

Host Mo Rocca shows us teen inventors who are out to stop distracted driving; how Thomas Edison’s inventions still make us all look like slackers; that the drone invasion is upon us; and how windmills the size of a flea could revolutionize electric power.

[edit] Medical McGyver

Host Mo Rocca leeds off with a medical MacGyver who makes health devices from toys; also we look at "train spinning"; computerized smart shopping carts; and answer the question - can we light the world with soda bottles?

[edit] Voice Magic of Auto Tune

Host Mo Rocca shows us the creator of the pop singer’s best friend, Auto-Tune; in other segments we learn about Rosa Parks and the bus that changed the world of race relations; how humanoid robots are making it into the mainstream; and see how we can skim the plastics from our oceans.

[edit] Algae Girl

Host Mo Rocca shows a girl who is pioneering oil-producing algae by growing it under her bed; we look at the Wright brothers building the first plane; innovations in pet tech; and a 3D printing pen.

[edit] Hollow Flashlight Girl

Host Mo Rocca shows us a teen who invented a battery-free flashlight; how we can diagnose million-dollar violins with CAT scans; cloth that generates electricity; and asks the question - Is payment technology making wallets extinct?

[edit] Nano Clothes

Host Mo Rocca shows us how nanotechnology could make dirty clothes a thing of the past; how food packaging has changed how we shop; and in other segments we see innovations that are taking the frustration out of finding that parking space; inventions to make sure you never lose your keys again.

[edit] Aging Software

Mo Rocca shows us how software that can accurately age any facial picture up to that of an 80 year-old; in other segments we see a futuristic portable home of the past; emergency tech — how to stay in touch when the power goes out; and how actress Hedy Lamarr changed our wireless world.

[edit] 3D Printed Food

Mo Rocca shows us that soon you may be able to print your pancakes! In other segments we learn about Igor Sikorsky, the father of the helicopter; recording sound off of leaves; and how you may never lose anything again.

[edit] Armband Mouse

Mo Rocca shows us inventors who are making any car a self-drive vehicle; in other segments we learn that Henry Ford was also the father of soybeans; we meet the inventors of the armband computer mouse; and see how floating wind turbines capture the high-altitude winds.

[edit] Salmon Cannon

Mo Rocca shows us the invention that shoots spawning salmon over man-made obstructions as they swim upstream; we visit the Noah Webster Home, where the first American dictionary was written; and we meet the inventor of a soccer ball that generates plug-in power.

[edit] Electric Soccer Ball

Host Mo Rocca shows us the inventor of a soccer ball that generates plug-in power; Igor Sikorsky, the father of the helicopter; saving lives with Snake Robots; and the Penguin Chick Bot that is giving researchers a new view into the penguin world.

[edit] Electric Paint

Mo Rocca shows us the biker dudes who’ve invented elaborate paint that lights up; in other segments we learn about the return of wrinkled sheep; the inventor of the Elio 3-wheeled car; and the teen who invented a way to clean water with water.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video: Bitrate: CRF-22 (~2425 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: 392 MB average
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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