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    X-Ray Run: The Secret of Movement

    a film by Daniel Münter

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Scientists at the University of Jena are attempting to discover the secrets of movement using a high-speed X-ray machine. It is only in movement that the sophisticated interplay of bones, tendons and muscles that nature has perfected over the course of evolution is revealed.The images produced are breathtaking and...
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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    Tuberculosis – A Real Threat

    a film by Johannes Mayer

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Between new flare-ups of post-war infections in older people, and refugees coming from countries where the disease is rife, the number of cases is rising: More than 100 years after Robert Koch's discovery of tuberculosis, the battle against the illness begins anew.Here in Germany it looked to have been wiped out –...
    • Market Premiere
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English
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    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Some discoveries sound almost too fantastic to be credible. Did you know that there are plants that can suck heavy metals out of the ground? And to such an extent that they can be used to clean contaminated soils or to cultivate valuable commodities in a field as easily as grain or vegetables. Phytomining is one of...
    • Science
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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    Hearing Voices

    a film by Anja Krug-Metzinger

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Three people who hear voices and have broken their silence prove that experiences are very varied: Inner voices can be perceived as agonising or as a gift, inspiration and bliss.Six to fifteen per cent of all people hear voices at some point in their lives. Many of those who hear voices even live with their...
    • Science
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English, French
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    Tailwind from Europe

    a film by Monika Kovacsics, Heike Nelsen-Minkenberg

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    This documentary chronicles a significant futuristic experiment being conducted to find out if it is possible in the 21st century to deliver cargo just by the power of the wind. A man whose passion is the sea takes on the challenge. Andreas Lackner is a man with a vision. He’s a sailor, a captain and an...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English, French
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    Why are the Bees Dying?

    a film by Christoph Wuerzburger

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    The film sets out on a journey to the beautiful and fascinating world of the bees and their keepers. With magnificent pictures it examines what has been threatening the bees for years and whose fault it is.For years bees have been dying. All over the world, silently and unobtrusively. Sometimes individual hives are...
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
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    The Quest for Knowledge

    a film by Florian Guthknecht

     
    The most amazing achievements and insights of modern science are the subject of the cutting-edge documentary series “The Quest for Knowledge”. From global warming in the Arctic to the latest breakthroughs in wind power and technological benchmarks like the world’s biggest hydroelectric dam: “The Quest for Knowledge”...
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English
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    In The Path of the Storm

    a film by Christian H. Schulz

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    As more and more people fly, the risk of storm-related aviation accidents rises as well. Pioneering scientists look for ways to better understand, predict and avoid the deadly danger from the sky. 100 years of aviation – and still, electrical storms pose a severe and complex threat to aircraft. Thousands of flights...
    • Science
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English, French
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    The Secret of the Apes – Narrowing the Gap

    a film by Eva Demmler, Axel Friedrich

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Do apes have a culture of their own? What seemed unthinkable for centuries is hardly called into doubt at all any more in the scientific community. This doc follows the trail of a provocative thesis.  Not everyone agrees with the theories of internationally acclaimed primatologist Christophe Boesch. If chimpanzees...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English, French
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    The Code of Life

    a film by Jan N. Lorenzen

     
    High Definition 1080i
    Two fascinating documentaries about life on earth years ago. 240 million year old footprints offer stunning new insights into the life of dinosaurs in the Triassic age, long before the giant lizards were thought to have ruled the earth. And a second documentary clearly describes archaeology and shows that it was not...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2012
    • German, English, French
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    DNA Cooking - Biohacking and the Genetic Revolution

    a film by Alexander Schlichter and Sascha Karberg

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    An amazing insight into the do-it-yourself world of biohacking, where everyone becomes a gene scientist - with entertaining and possibly dangerous consequences.An entertaining scientific road movie which whisks the viewer away into the world of biohacking,  illuminating the positive, revolutionary side as well as...
    • Science
    • Gregor Streiber
    • Germany, 2012
    • German, English
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    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Looking for a forgotten city: off the coast of Egypt, just a few metres under the surface, but blanketed by sand and mud, slumbers the ancient port of Heracleion.  This documentary takes you on a journey to ancient Egypt, and features breathtaking and exclusive underwater footage. French maritime archaeologist...
    • Science
    • Germany, 2012
    • English, German, French
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    Biomimicry - Inspired by Nature

    a film by André Rehse

     
    High Definition true
    We humans are facing enormous challenges to our civilization. Climate change, the burden on the world's oceans and non-renewable energies are but a few of our global environmental problems. The good news, however, is that there are solutions. And we can find them in nature. In 3.8 billion years of evolution, our...
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
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    Delete - The Art Of Forgetting

    a film by Sonja Hachenberger

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Haunting, bad, painful memories. Wouldn't it be great if you could simply delete them from your mind at the push of a button - finally, irrevocably, forever? It may sound like something straight out of a science fiction film but it could soon be a reality. Researchers around the world are feverishly searching for...
    • Science
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
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    The Sensitive Skin of the Earth

    a film by Heribert Schöller

     
    The Namib Desert in South Africa. At first glance, the landscape looks barren and empty; there appears to be hardly any life here at all. However, upon closer inspection, it is clear that almost the entire surface of the ground, off to the far horizon, is covered with black and multi-coloured deposits. The desert...
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
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    Squeeze Me - Robots in Dementia Therapy

    a film by Annette Wagner

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Are cuddly robots really the right therapy aids and can they make dementiapatients happier or even healthier? The documentary follows the current scientific and ethical debate in Denmark, Japan, France and Germany.
    • Current Affairs
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
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    Available in High Definition 1080i
    We are Stone Age people, we were never built for modern life and we haven't adjusted. Lifestyle diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, back pain and allergies plague us because we are Stone Age creatures to our core but we don't live like it. Our teeth are made to reduce and break up solid food, not...
    • Science
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English
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    Bipolar - Life between two Extremes

    a film by Ernst Jünger

     
    Miami Airport, Dec. 7th, 2005. A passenger claims there's a bomb aboard the plane. He refuses to comply with two U.S. Marshals, who wind up shooting him. It turns out the man was no terrorist, but suffered from bipolar disorder, with manic-depressive mood swings. Bipolar disorder comprises the most...
    • Science
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, English
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    When the Poles Melt - Antarctic Expedition

    a film by Kai Voigtländer

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Pine Island Bay is an area of Western Antarctica the size of Germany. Scientists have been trying to gain access to the remote region for decades. But most expeditions fail to make it all the way, or only reach the edge of the ice floes surrounding the Bay. There are no maps and little data about the...
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, English, French
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    Taboo Intersex - Between the Genders

    a film by Britta Julia Dombrowe

     
    One in 3000 to 5000 newborn children is neither male nor female. Officially, these “hermaphrodite”, “androgynous” or “intersex” babies don’t exist at all: The gender of a child has to be registered on its birth certificate in a matter of days, and there are only two boxes to check: Male or female.   Parents and...
    • Science
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, French, English
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    The European Eagle Owl was almost extinct by the mid-20th Century, but now the birds are returning thanks to intensive conservation measures, finding the perfect habitat in the wilds of East Germany such as the Upper Lausitz Mountains and Saxon Switzerland.  They hunt at night, homing in on their prey silently....
    • Nature/Wildlife
    • Peter Simank, Stefan...
    • Germany, 2010
    • German
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    20,000 Cables Under The Sea

    a film by Gerhard Widmer, Michael Wolff

     
    At home and on the road, we have long since become accustomed to wireless internet, and generally-speaking we give barely a thought to how the incredible volumes of data that are coursing through our air manage to cross the world's oceans. The answer lies on the seabed in several million kilometres of very delicate...
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, English, French
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    Ancient Doctors

    a film by Remesh K. Panicker

     
    Korea is a country that dates its archeological evidence of human settlers back to 10.000 BC, survived hardships for thousands of years, and still flourishes more than ever today. Like many other populated regions on Earth, Korea was faced with critical problems before the 20th century, such as brutal feuds and...
    • Germany, 2010
    • English, German
  • Science In Europe II

    a film by Duncan Copp, Stefanie Kern

     
    High Definition 1080i
    Gone is the incomprehensible technobabble of Europe's laboratories: we present nine high-quality science clips, which everyone can understand and which document the latest state of modern research. In 8-minute contributions, renowned scientists present their newest, ground-breaking research results in the battle...
    • Science
    • Germany, 2010
    • German, English
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    Permafrost

    a film by Jörg Poppendieck

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    A quarter of all land mass in the Northern Hemisphere is permanently frozen over – or has been so far. Not only in the Arctic Circle, but in high mountain ranges and even some lower ones. As the global climate warms, what effects will it have if the Alpine and Arctic permafrost thaws? When we hear permafrost, we...
    • Science
    • Germany, France, 2009
    • German, French, English