Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Seven Wonders of Ancient Rome


Today on Far Future Horizons  we travel back in time to visit the Ancient city of imperial Rome and its seven greatest wonders.

Rome was the last of the greatest ancient civilizations that had the most profound impact on today’s architecture, engineering, politics, and entertainment among many others, leaving behind iconic monuments testament to Rome's awe inspiring achievements.

Friday, November 28, 2014

The Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece





Today on Far Future Horizons we take another voyage to antiquity and visit the birthplace of western civilization – Ancient Greece and its seven magnificent wonders.

In today’s documentary we will travel back in time to a land of breathtaking beauty, ancient intellect and philosophical wisdom.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Flying Saucers of Walt Disney




"Mankind is in the midst of the most profound event in history – actual contact with intelligent life from other planets. For nearly 50 years, officials have been documenting routine alien encounters here on earth, and thousands of people have seen or experienced this alien presence. Yet many others still refuse to acknowledge the obvious evidence all around them. From beyond the boundaries of our perceptions, intelligent beings are beckoning mankind to join the galactic community."
  ~ From the Walt Disney Television special UFO documentary Alien Encounters



Today on Far Future Horizons we present Walt Disney Studio’s “Lost” UFO documentary Alien Encounters, a one hour documentary that aired only once, and with no advance notice on stations in only five US cities.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Science of Interstellar

"We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us." ~ The Character Cooper in The Motion Picture Interstellar (2014) 


Today on Far Future Horizons we proudly present – The Science of Interstellar.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Carl Sagan's Cosmos - Encyclopedia Galactica



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the twelfth episode of Carl Sagan’s highly acclaimed PBS documentary series – Cosmos: Encyclopedia Galactica.

Are there alien intelligences elsewhere in the Cosmos? How could we communicate with them? Are UFOs really extraterrestrial starships visiting our world? The answers to these questions take us to Egypt and an account of how Jean-François Champollion decoded the ancient hieroglyphics and to the largest radio telescope on Earth and to search for other civilizations in space.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Carl Sagan's Cosmos – The Persistence of Memory





Today on Far Future Horizons we present the eleventh episode of Carl Sagan’s highly acclaimed PBS documentary series – Cosmos: The Persistence of Memory.

In this instalment of Cosmos, the Brain is the focus of today’s fascinating portion of our journey with Dr. Sagan as he examines another of the intelligent creatures with whom we share the planet Earth — Whales.



Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Age of the Airship

Zeppelin over New York City

Today on Far Future Horizons we present a fascinating documentary concerning “The Age of Airships” and their possible future come back.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

The New Twilight Zone - Profile in Silver




Today on Far Future Horizons we present an episode of “The New Twilight Zone” titled “Profile in Silver” that takes us back in time to the fateful day of November 22nd, 1963.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Seven Wonders of Ancient Egypt




Today on Far Future Horizons we travel back in time to visit Ancient Egypt and its seven magnificent wonders.


Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Egypt is one of the earliest civilizations on Earth with over 3000 years of ancient civilization and over 2000 years of modern Egypt which is what we can see today. The civilization concentrated on the lower reaches of Nile River, which is the life force for the empire. Over 3000 years ago, the Egyptians had created some of finest monuments the world has ever seen and till now, many hidden mysteries still laid beneath the desert of Egypt.



Temple of Ramesses 2, Abu Simbel



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Unlocking the Final Secret of the Great Pyramid


 
Today on Far Future Horizons we join renowned Egyptologist Bob Brier in following the story of how one man's decade long obsession produced a compelling new theory on how the Great Pyramid was built.




When ancient architects completed construction on the Great Pyramid at Giza, they left behind the greatest riddle of the engineering world how did builders lift limestone blocks weighing an average of two and a half tons, 480 feet up onto the top of the pyramid? For centuries, adventurers and Egyptologists have crawled through every passageway and chamber of the Great Pyramid, measuring and collecting data in an attempt to determine how it was built. 


Jean-Pierre Houdin




For the first time, a revolutionary theory argues that the answer may be inside the pyramid. Architect Jean-Pierre Houdin has devoted his life to solving this mystery by creating incredibly accurate blueprints of the Great Pyramid, using cutting-edge 3-D software. Unlocking the Great Pyramid follows Houdin and renowned Egyptologist Bob Brier in Giza as they put Houdin’s theory to the test.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Carl Sagan's Cosmos - The Edge of Forever




Today on Far Future Horizons we present the tenth episode of Carl Sagan’s highly acclaimed PBS documentary series – Cosmos: The Edge of Forever.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos – The Lives of the Stars



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the ninth episode of Carl Sagan’s highly acclaimed PBS documentary series – Cosmos: The Lives of the Stars.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sci-Fi Science - Earth 2.0



Today on Far Future we present another episode of Dr. Michio Kaku’s Sci Fi Science and explore the exciting possibility of Terraforming the planet Mars.



In this first instalment of the second season of Sci Fi Science, Dr. Michio Kaku comes up with plans for the construction of Earth 2.0 (a second Earth) through the process of terraforming.










Friday, November 14, 2014

Physics of The Impossible ~ How to Teleport with Michio Kaku




Today on Far Future Horizons we explore the technology behind teleportation. 

Teleportation is sci-fi's most exciting way to travel. Imagine zapping your molecules through space on a transporter beam right out of Star Trek. Dr. Kaku reveals how we might all one day be saying, "Beam me up Scotty".


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot -Episode 1: "Wanderers"




To the memory of Carl Sagan, who fueled my love of science, and to Explorers of every age and epoch I dedicate Lang Kasranov's fantastic documentary "Pale Blue Dot".


Monday, November 10, 2014

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos ~ The Backbone of Night




Today on Far Future Horizons we present the seventh episode of Carl Sagan’s highly acclaimed PBS documentary series – Cosmos: The Backbone of Night.


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage through Time and Space






Cosmos, the very word evokes the entirety of all existence and a sense of wonder. “The cosmos is all there is, all there ever was, and all there ever will be”. These opening lines of Carl Sagan’s book and landmark television series introduced us to the concept of science as a spiritual enterprise - the quest to understand who we are and where we stand in the vast scheme of the universe.



Saturday, November 8, 2014

1983: The Brink of Apocalypse




Today on Far Future Horizons we look at a crucial date in recent history when we came very close to an all out full scale Nuclear War during a NATO exercise known as Able Archer.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Extreme Universe ~ Is Anyone Out There?




Today on Far Future Horizons we take a voyage through the Extreme Universe to answer the question – Is Anyone out There?


Do we inhabit a universe brimming over with life and sentient beings in search of their own origins and who like us wonder if they share this cosmos with others such as themselves?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

What We Still Don't Know - Are We Alone (Episode 1)



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the first episode of "What we Still Don't Know" hosted by Martin Rees

The first instalment of this documentary series explores the existential question of whether or not we are alone in the Universe.

In this three part series Martin Rees tackles the deepest scientific and philosophical questions of our age. 



How to Build a Force Field





Today on Far Future Horizons we join Dr. Michio Kaku for another exciting first season episode of Sci Fi Science as he theorizes how a powerful force field could be generated to protect future Starships.




Every Starship needs armour to protect it from asteroids and enemy attack- Dr. Michio Kaku reveals how cutting edge science could be used to create force fields that might one day save our space craft from an alien onslaught. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Earth Overhaul



It is claimed by some scientists that climate change is being felt the world over and if global warming continues the effects could be catastrophic.

Some scientists and engineers are proposing radical, large-scale ideas that could save us from disaster. Although these ideas might have unknown side effects, some scientists believe we may soon have no choice but to put these radical and controversial plans into action.

Will humanity engage in a massive program of Planetary and climatic engineering, in order to maintain the natural life support systems that sustain humanity and the other life forms that call this Earth home?

In essence will humanity embark on a program of Terraforming the Earth?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Carl Sagan's Cosmos Travellers Tales



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the sixth episode of Carl Sagan’s highly acclaimed PBS documentary series Cosmos: Travellers Tales.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Engineering an Empire – Greece: The Age of Alexander




Today on Far Future Horizons we present the fourth episode of the acclaimed documentary series Engineering an Empire that highlights the engineering and architectural achievements of some of history’s greatest civilizations and the empires they created.

The fourth installment of this series continues to highlight the amazing engineering accomplishments of the Ancient Greeks during the reign of Alexander the Great and after.