The Great Acceleration: Series 1

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History, Science Documentary hosted by Shalin Naik and Anja Taylor, published by ABC in 2020 - English narration

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The Great Acceleration: Series 1 This remarkable science-history series investigates the blistering pace of human endeavour in space exploration, computing, energy, resources, Earth science and our understanding of the evolution of life itself.

[edit] Exploring The Universe

This science-history series investigates the blistering pace of human endeavour and discovery. Dr Shalin Naik explores the ambitious space shuttle mission that began in the '70s plus the future colonisation of Mars.

[edit] Rise of the Machines

From the first transistor to deep learning networks, the rise of computing power over the last 50 years has been so phenomenal it's changed everything from the way we communicate to how our appliances interact.

[edit] Energy Revolutions

Over the last 50 years the world has experienced an energy revolution, driven by an urgent need to green the grid and save life on Earth as we know it.

[edit] Food Water Waste

Rising demands for food, water and materials have pushed resources to the limit and at the same time waste is piling high - triggering a new wave of innovation to make more out of less.

[edit] Blue Marble

Before it was photographed from space around 50 years ago, our perspective of Earth was fragmented and disconnected. Recent discoveries have revealed a dynamic and rapidly changing planet, above the crust and below.

[edit] Life

Genetic breakthroughs have shed light on how life evolves in real-time. From filling in the missing links to creating a new species, in the last 50 years scientists have solved some of the biggest mysteries of evolution.

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  • Video Codec: x264 High@L4.1
  • Video: Bitrate: (~4370 kb/s)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1920 x 1080
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-4 AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 48000Hz
  • Audio Channels: stereo (2/0)
  • Run-Time: 54: Mins …
  • Framerate: 25 000: Fps
  • Number of Parts: 6
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.71 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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Episode 5 Subtitles Unavailable

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