Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Secret Life of Chaos



Today on Far Future Horizons we take a voyage through the universe of complexity as revealed by Chaos theory. 


Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has asked for millennia – how did we get here? 



Friday, April 29, 2016

Ancient Discoveries - Guns and Ammo




Today on Far Future Horizons we trace the ancient pedigree of those icons of modern warfare guns and heavy artillery.


Some of the strangest and deadliest weapons ever built were prototypes of the modern gun.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

How Science Changed Our World





Today on Far Future Horizons we explore the breathtaking pace of scientific and technological change by examining the ten most significant advances over the past century.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cosmic Odyssey – Twenty-first Century Cosmos




Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode from the documentary series “Cosmic Odyssey" narrated by Star Trek’s William Shatner.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cosmic Odyssey – Stellar Evolution


Each of us, in the immortal words of the American poet Walt Whitman, “…are the journeywork of the stars, no less than the leaves of grass." As Carl Sagan would put it later in the twentieth century – “Our lives, our past and our future are tied to the sun, the moon and the stars… We humans have seen the atoms which constitute all of nature and the forces that sculpted this work… and we, who embody the local eyes and ears and thoughts and feelings of the cosmos, have begun to wonder about our origins… star stuff contemplating the stars, organized collections of ten billion billion billion atoms, contemplating the evolution of nature, tracing that long path by which it arrived at consciousness here on the planet earth… Our loyalties are to the species and to the planet. Our obligation to survive and flourish is owed not just to ourselves but also to that cosmos ancient and vast from which we spring”.


Today on Far Future we trace this stellar legacy. We present an episode of Cosmic Odyssey narrated by the veteran actor William Shatner. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Are There More Than Three Dimensions?


We move and live in a universe comprised of three spatial dimensions: length, width, and height. However, Einstein revealed what was once unimaginable: time is actually a dimension and linked with space itself.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Does Time Really Exist?



Today on Far Future Horizons we join host Morgan Freeman in another exciting episode of “Through the Wormhole” that will take us on a voyage of Discovery to answer to the question – Does Time Really Exist?


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Magnets and Magnetism







Today on Far Future Horizons we focus our attention on magnets and magnetism and the technological applications associated with this familiar yet mysterious force.


Impossible Naval Engineering of the Ancients






Today on Far Future Horizons we explore the Maritime engineering skills of antiquity.

Naval engineering has been at the vanguard of technological innovation through out recorded history. For the simple reason that if anything goes wrong at sea, you're dead.

In this exciting episode of Ancient Discoveries we relive the most extraordinary naval ambitions of the ancients.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Known Universe - Escaping Earth



Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series the Known Universe.



We have landed on the moon, and launched probes to explore distant worlds hundreds of millions of miles away. But when it comes to space travel, we are just babes in the woods. 


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Cars, Planes and Rocket Ships of the Ancients

Ancient Chinese Wind-powered Car

Today on Far Future Horizons we explore the exciting possibility that the ancient civilizations of the classical world already had a conceptual inkling of transportation technology presaging that of the modern world.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

To the Bottom of the Ocean - NASA's Other 1969 Mission of Discovery


Instruments mounted on the Grumman/Piccard PX-15. The Ben Franklin


The Atlantic Monthly posted this very interesting feature concerning NASA’s other great mission of discovery, the forgotten mission of the Ben Franklin to explore the Earth’s last great frontier – the ocean and the mighty Gulf Stream.

"Timing is everything. In the summer of 1969, within one day of each other, two courageous crews set out to explore new frontiers. Both were NASA missions of pure discovery. One would go to the Sea of Tranquility, the other to the massive eastern boundary current known as the Gulf Stream. "


Monday, April 18, 2016

The Lost Tomb of Genghis Khan


Today on Far Future Horizons we go on an adventure that sounds like it came right out of a Clive Cussler novel as we go in search of the Lost Tomb of Genghis Khan.




His action-packed life may have blazed a searing trail of death and destruction through history but, in death, Genghis Khan is proving to be a puzzlingly elusive figure.

In the Lost Tomb of Genghis Khan we saddle up with a team of experts as they unearth Mongolia's best-kept secret and the only remaining tie to its spiritual and political forefather.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

High Tech Hitler





Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series Modern Marvels that explores the technology that fuelled the Third Reich's war machine.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How Star Trek and Captain Kirk Changed our World and Cosmos




Today on Far Future Horizons we join veteran actor William Shatner in a light-hearted look at how the “Star Trek” TV series has changed our world and influenced and inspired today’s technological innovation.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Traveler's Guide to the Planets - Pluto And Beyond

Pluto and Charon as revealed by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft


Today on Far Future Horizons we will end our grand tour of the solar system by exploring the outer its outer reaches as we venture forth to Pluto and beyond.

The Nano Revolution ~ Welcome To Nano City



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the final episode of “The Nano Revolution”.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Reach for the Stars




Today on Far Future Horizons we commemorate two important events that happened on this date in history. Two Days that Shook the World.




April 12th, 1633 and April 12th, 1961 are two days on which science challenged the conventional view of our place in the universe.



The Nano Revolution ~ Will Nano Save the Planet?



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the second episode of “The Nano Revolution” which explores the role of nanotechnology in reversing environmental degradation.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

What Happened Before the Big Bang?




Today Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of “Through the Wormhole” hosted by veteran actor Morgan Freeman.

Today’s installment of “Through the Wormhole” explores the question - What Happened Before the Big Bang?



Saturday, April 9, 2016

Through The Wormhole –The Riddle of Black Holes


Today on Far Future Horizons we present the second episode of Through the Wormhole” hosted by veteran actor Morgan Freeman.

In this installment we explore the most elusive object ever conceived by modern physics and try to unravel the riddle presented by black holes.

Friday, April 8, 2016

How Does the Universe Work?




Our universe. It’s awe-inspiring, and baffling. From colossal explosions of stars, to the strange movements of tiny particles, each new discovery seems to uncover a new layer of mystery. Our understanding of the world around us has taken us from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age. Now, ironclad laws of physics are breaking apart. What we believe of reality may not be real at all. The future of humanity depends on our discovering how the universe really works. ~ Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole, How Does the Universe Work?


Since the ancient Greeks first speculated that everything they observed in reality was the result of the interaction of tiny particles they called atoms, great thinkers have tried to find a single mathematical formula that governs and explains the workings of the entire universe. So far, though, even minds as brilliant as physicists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking have been unable to come up with that single grand equation of everything, also known as the theory of everything, or the final theory. Nevertheless, they continue to try, because without that final piece of the puzzle that is reality, the sum total of what we know falls a bit short of making sense.


Today on Far Future Horizons we join host Morgan Freeman on a quest to answer the question – How does the Universe work? 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Are we alone in the Cosmos?





Today on Far Future Horizons we present the sixth episode of “Through the Wormhole” hosted by veteran actor Morgan Freeman.

Today’s instalment of “Through the Wormhole” explores the question - Are we alone?



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A Traveller's Guide to the Planets - Neptune and Uranus




Today on Far Future Horizons we continue our grand tour of our Solar System and explore the ice zone to learn the secrets of two world's which are impossible to fully fathom – Uranus and Neptune.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

How Did We Get Here?






Today on Far Future Horizons we present another episode of the acclaimed documentary series “Through the Wormhole” hosted by veteran actor Morgan Freeman.

Today’s installment of “Through the Wormhole” explores the question - How Did We Get Here? How did life originate on our planet and perhaps elsewhere in the Cosmos?




Monday, April 4, 2016

Engineering an Empire ~ Da Vinci's World



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the fourteenth and final 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.

This instalment of Engineering an Empire recreates the turmoil and glory of the Renaissance World of Leonardo da Vinci and attempts to answer some very intriguing questions.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Doomsday Clock


The Doomsday Clock, a symbolic indicator made famous by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists since its inception in 1947, was moved Tuesday January 8, 2013 from six minutes to five minutes before midnight as a warning about nuclear dangers and climate change.




"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." ~ J. Robert Oppenheimer Quoting from the Bhagavad Gita
 
Today on Far Future Horizons we present another episode of the acclaimed documentary series Modern Marvels which tells the story behind the "Doomsday Clock" of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

The Doomsday Clock symbolizes all the existential threats currently facing the human species. According to the Doomsday Clock the World will end at the stroke of midnight!

Engineering an Empire - The Byzantines




Today on Far Future Horizons we present the thirtieth 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.

This instalment of Engineering an Empire focuses on the Byzantine Empire.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

A Traveler's Guide to the Planets – Saturn

Saturn and its moons



Today on Far Future Horizons the next stop of our tour of the solar system will be the planet Saturn and its magnificent rings.

Engineering an Empire - Napoleon: Steel Monster



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the twelfth 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.

This instalment of Engineering an Empire explores the awesome legacy built by the French from the Medieval Age, through the reign of the last Western emperor and into the modern era.

Friday, April 1, 2016

A Traveler's Guide to the Planets Episode 3 - Jupiter



Today on Far Future Horizons we present the third episode of the acclaimed documentary series “A Traveler’s Guide to the Planets.  In this episode we will tour the gas giant Jupiter and its system of moons.