Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Might and Technology of the Roman Empire

The Roman Empire in 117 AD, at its greatest extent

Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the History Channel’s series Ancient Impossible.

The Roman Empire is known as one of the mightiest to ever rule the Earth and the extent of their ingenuity, ambition and scale of their engineering technology astound us today.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Ancient Mega Factories

Dome of Hagia Sophia


Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of Ancient Impossible ~ Biggest Builds.

Caesarea is the earliest known example to have used underwater Roman concrete technology on such a large scale.


This installment of Ancient Impossible illustrates that the concept of large scale mass production and the assembly line began a thousand years before Henry Ford and Model T.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ancient Discoveries - Roman Ships






Today on Far Future Horizons we take another foray into the field of marine archaeology with the History Channel’s acclaimed documentary series “Ancient Discoveries”.


The Great Ships of Antiquity

Greek Trireme


Some of the greatest ships in history were actually designed, built and sailed thousands of years ago.



Join us as today on Far Future Horizons as we examine the greatest warship of the ancient world, the Greek Trireme. What made Triremes so deadly and fast?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Power Tools of the Ancients





Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of Ancient Impossible ~ Power Tools.

Behind the colossal monuments of the ancients is something more amazing – the power tools that created them.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ancient Impossible ~ Monster Monuments

Abu Simbel Temples 


Today on Far Future Horizons we present another episode of the History Channel’s acclaimed documentary series Ancient Impossible.


This installment of Ancient Impossible takes a close look at the massive, megascale, monster monuments created by the Ancients.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ancient Impossible - Moving Mountains




Today on Far Future Horizons we are going to witness how the ancients achieved the impossible in another exciting episode of Ancient Impossible.




How did the Ancients move impossibly huge objects? Why did the Roman forces at the siege of Masada decide to shift an entire mountain by hand? 



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Ultimate Weapons of the Ancients

Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting installment of the History Channel’s acclaimed documentary series Ancient Impossible.


We think of weapons of mass destruction as a modern concept, but the ancients also created formidable weapons of their own, some even more destructive than we can create today.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hunting the Edge of Space ~ The Ever Expanding Universe


Today on Far Future Horizons we  continue to celebrate the Golden Age of Cosmic Discovery.



In the second episode of NOVA’s “Hunting the Edge of Space” we explore how the advent of the telescope forever altered humanity's view of the Cosmos and how it revolutionized human thought across science, philosophy and religion, forever expanding humankind’s intellectual and mental horizon to the very edge of the known universe.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hunting the Edge of Space – The Mystery of the Milky Way



Today on Far Future Horizons we  celebrate the Golden Age of Cosmic Discovery with an exciting documentary from the acclaimed PBS series NOVA titled “Hunting the Edge of Space: The Mystery of the Milky Way”.

This documentary which examines how the telescope has fundamentally changed our perception of the Universe.





Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ancient Einsteins ~ Four Great Ancient Innovators of Classical Antiquity



Today on Far Future Horizons we will be introducing a new series titled Ancient Impossible ~ Ancient Einsteins.


Ancient Impossible is a new History Channel documentary, which picks up where History’s long running Ancient Discoveries left off.

In this next generation of storytelling, Ancient Impossible reveals how many of today’s technological achievements were actually developed centuries ago. Colossal monuments, impossible feats of engineering and technologies so precise they defy reinvention.

Proving that the ancient world was far more advanced than we ever imagined.
Through this series, we will travel  to classical antiquity to reveal a radically different picture of the past.


Ctesibius' Water Clock


Ancient Civilizations produced many innovations that were “far ahead of their time”, many of which have been rediscovered and are still in use today.


Philon's Automatic Maid


New scholarship uncovers a lost world more like our own than we ever suspected, and reveals how modern technology has its blueprint in the ancient world.

I can highly recommend this series to my readers. Ancient Impossible reveals that the greatest Archaeological monuments were indeed the product of humanity’s enduring innate talents of innovation and discovery. And, not the meddling intrusion of Ancient Aliens.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Neolithic Life

Çatal Höyük

Today on Far Future Horizons we present a documentary concerning the Neolithic Revolution titled “Neolithic Life”.

The Neolithic Revolution was the first agricultural revolution. It was the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture and settlement. Archaeological data indicates that various forms of plant and animal domestication evolved independently in 6 separate locations worldwide circa 10,000–7000 years BP (8,000–5,000 BC). The earliest known evidence exists in the tropical and subtropical areas of south-western/southern Asia, northern/central Africa and Central America.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Seeing Stars





Today on Far Future Horizons we join the hunt for some of the most mysterious objects in the Cosmos with the latest arsenal of new super telescopes. 



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Human Planet –Arctic: Life in the Deep Freeze



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the third episode of a breathtaking documentary series titled the Human Planet that explores how humans have learned to adapt in the frigid wastes of the Arctic North.

Human Planet is an eight part British television documentary series produced by the BBC with co-production from Discovery and BBC Worldwide.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Human Planet - Deserts: Life in the Furnace




Today on Far Future Horizons we present the second episode of a breathtaking documentary series titled the Human Planet that explores how humans have learned to adapt to life in desert environments.

Human Planet is an eight part British television documentary series produced by the BBC with co-production from Discovery and BBC Worldwide.

We can survive for weeks without food, but only days without water: it is the essential element of life. Yet many millions of us live in parched deserts around the world. In the second episode of Human Planet, we discover how the eternal quest for water brings huge challenges – and ingenious solutions – in the driest places on Earth.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Human Planet - Oceans: Into the Blue


 
Today on Far Future Horizons we present the first episode of a breathtaking documentary series produced by the BBC - the Human Planet.

Human Planet is an eight part British television documentary series produced by the BBC with co-production from Discovery and BBC Worldwide.





Uniquely in the animal kingdom, humans have managed to adapt and thrive in every environment on Earth. Each episode takes you to the extremes of our planet: The mountains, arctic, deserts, oceans, jungles, grasslands, rivers and even the urban jungle. Here you will meet people who survive by building complex, exciting and often mutually beneficial relationships with their animal neighbours and the hostile elements of the natural world.

Human Planet crews have filmed in around 80 locations, bringing you many stories that have never been told on television before. The team has trekked with HD cameras and state of the art gear to film from the air, from the ground and underwater. The result: a “cinematic experience” created by world-class natural history and documentary camera crews and programme makers.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Megastorms - The Winds of Creation


Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed Science Channel series How the Universe Works.

In this installment of How the Universe Works we explore weather in Megastorms - The Winds Of Creation.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Fixing Hubble's Vision




Astronauts work on Hubble in Endeavour's payload bay; Story Musgrave, anchored on the end of the Canadarm, prepares to be elevated to the top of the HST to install protective covers on the magnetometers.

Today on Far Future Horizons we present the BBC Horizon documentary “Hubble Vision”.



Astronauts included in the STS-61 crew portrait include (standing in rear left to right) Richard O. Covey, commander; and mission specialists Jeffrey A. Hoffman, and Thomas D. Akers. Seated left to right are Kenneth D. Bowersox, pilot; Kathryn C. Thornton, mission specialist; F. Story Musgrave, payload commander; and Claude Nicollier, mission specialist. Launched aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor on December 2, 1993 at 4:27:00 am (EST), the STS-61 mission was the first Hubble Space Telescope (HST) servicing mission, and the last mission of 1993.


Hubble was launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on April 24th, 1990.

When the telescope achieved first light, it was immediately obvious that there was a serious problem with the optics and that the primary mirror had been ground to the wrong shape. The design of the Hubble Space telescope had always incorporated servicing missions, and astronomers immediately began to seek potential solutions to the problem that could be applied at the first servicing mission, scheduled for 1993.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Hubble's Amazing Universe



The famous Hubble Space Telescope marks its 25th anniversary of observations next month. To mark the occasion  on Far Future Horizons we present Hubble's Amazing Universe.


This documentary reveals the amazing discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble Space Telescope has explored the creation of stars and planets, the glory of supernovas, the formation of super massive black holes, charted dark matter and has changed forever our understanding of reality itself. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Who Built Stonehenge?



Today on Far Future Horizons we explore the question – Who built Stonehenge?

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres north of Salisbury.

Stonehenge is one of the most famous Neolithic sites in the world composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. It is at the centre of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.

Monday, March 2, 2015

At The Edge of Space



Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode from the PBS science documentary series NOVA.  

In this episode of NOVA we will be entering the realm where such mysterious upper atmospheric denizens known as Sprites, Elves and Blue Jets have recently been discovered.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Star Trek -Beyond The Final Frontier



Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier, follows the creation, preparation and final execution of a highly-visible live auction of Star Trek props from all five series and movies by the auction house Christie's.


This documentary narrated by Leonard Nimoy, starts with a brief overview of the Star Trek series and movies.

It then describes how Paramount Pictures decided to partner with Christie's to release and sell a multitude of valuable Star Trek props to the general public to celebrate Star Trek’s fortieth anniversary.