Several thousand years ago humans and dogs made an emotional pact that is still unbroken. Yet only recently have we started to really understand the lives of our beloved dogs. This heart-warming documentary looks into the extraordinary abilities of dogs, and finds out why these animals have been able to join us in all walks of life – truly earning the name “Man´s Best Friend”.

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    • 仿生学:未来交通






      In a world in constant acceleration but with limited resources, how to invent means of transportation that are less polluting, less greedy in raw materials and with no impact on our environment? How to make objects and robots with more reliable, more fluid and more efficient movements?

      Animals, plants, microbes ... The living has found remarkable solutions to escape and attack optimally, to propel, accelerate, coordinate its movements in the most precise way, and to avoid collisions energy-efficiently, to go the furthest possible. This development took millions of years but without generating any rubbish, without wasting the materials at immediate disposal.

      In this episode, we will discover how, by seeking to copy the super solutions imagined by these organisms to move as efficiently as possible on land, in the water or in the air, the creators of the future, whether they are engineers, entrepreneurs or scientists, invent the world of tomorrow.

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    • 仿生学:超感官







      Sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste: our 5 senses allow us to understand the world around us and warn us of its dangers. But as advanced as our eyes, our ears, our noses, our taste buds or our skin may be, our sensory organs do not allow us to apprehend all threats! There are indeed "signals" that we humans are unable to perceive with the senses that nature has endowed us with.

      Meanwhile, some living species can easily sense and decode these signals (infrared, vibrations...) because, over billions of years of evolution, they were compelled to devise hyper-efficient detection strategies and to develop overpowering sensors to protect themselves, communicate or feed.

      What if we could copy these "super sensors" to increase our own capabilities? What if nature taught us how to swiftly identify the dangers that await us, so that we could avoid them better.

      In this episode, Kalina Raskin will meet researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators who are inspired by nature’s super sensitivity to provide us with the resources needed to improve our life conditions, everywhere on the planet.

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    • 仿生学:最强防御




      Man is far from being that gifted! Evolution has given us a powerful brain that allows us to explore the world, from the subatomic world to outer space, but we remain totally fragile and dramatically vulnerable! Our body is our main weakness: a simple fall high of a few steps can leave us paralyzed, a common virus can take us away in a few hours, the lack of oxygen can do so in less than 2 minutes ...

      Even our industrial objects, as effective as they may be, are far from equaling the resistance of raw materials created by nature! Shells, scales, armor... Living organisms are far better engineers than us, able to create the strongest protections from abundant resources, spending a minimum of energy and without any waste.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 仿生学:再生建筑



      How could we put an end to the excessive cost in energy and raw materials, to the waste and pollution generated by our constructions? How could we « grow », no matter the scale, virtuous, sustainable and universal materials which will constitute tomorrow’s building facades?
      All designers and architects we meet are fascinated: the living organisms they observe have already answered these questions. For millions of years, animals, plants and germs have developed the most varied and effective solutions to build the most beautiful structures, membranes or covers, the most protective housing adapted to their environment by simply using the ingredients and energy at their disposal.
      What if we copied nature and built all our constructions with sustainable, fossil fuel free and self-repairing bio inspired materials fitted with multiple functions and performances?
      Houses, buildings, skyscrapers:  through observation, poetry, robots and 3D printers, the innovators of tomorrow try to mimic those super abilities of the living to build tomorrow’s world.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 仿生学:超级胶水



      A lot of organisms have found wonderful solutions to adhere to all kinds of surfaces in nature, whether it is to accommodate, to move or to protect themselves. Others, on the contrary, succeeded to create the most slippery surfacing on which no dirt, no germ or anything else can hang.

      What if these adhesion and slip superpowers created by the living world could enable us to innovate? Materials that “bind” or “repel” are essential and have always been a part of our fundamental needs. More and more scientists, designers and entrepreneurs draw inspiration from fauna and flora to create cheaper, more efficient and more sustainable sticky or slippery materials and surfacing than the ones currently used.
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    • 解构新冠病毒



      The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it in a matter of mere months. But at the same time, an unprecedented global effort to understand and contain the virus—and find a treatment for the disease it causes—is underway. Join the doctors on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 as they strategize to stop the spread, and meet the researchers racing to develop treatments and vaccines. Along the way, discover how this devastating disease emerged, what it does to the human body, and why it exploded into a pandemic.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 大迁徙之纳氏伏翼蝙蝠



      Among the great family of European bats, Nathusius' pipistrelle is one the rare species capable of undertaking significant migrations.

      This journey of up to 2,000 kilometers begins in Northern Europe towards the end of summer and finishes at wintering sites in the west and south of the Old Continent. During the long haul, Nathusius' pipistrelle completes a fascinating biological cycle, while contributing to maintaining the balance of the ecosystems that it crosses.

      This bat even hold the record for longest migratory route among all terrestrial European mammals. 

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)

    • 大迁徙之小红蛱蝶



      Vanessa cardui, better known as the Painted Lady, is a very common butterfly in Europe in spring and summer. Very common, yet exceptional!

      We lift the veil on the mysteries of this long-haul traveler. A butterfly that engages in one of the longest insect migrations ever recorded.

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    • 大迁徙之黑头莺



      Although discreet, tens of millions of them nest in Europe. The blackcap warbler is a conqueror with an astonishingly varied migratory system that fascinates scientists. While some migrate to Spain and Western Africa, others reach the Eastern Mediterranean and East Africa. Yet, a third strategy is currently emerging: Certain blackcaps migrate north in winter! And they seem more numerous each year.

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    • 大迁徙之艾氏隼



      Eleonora's falcons, emblematic raptors of the Mediterranean islands, are long-distance travelers. Scientists are slowly putting together the puzzle of their astonishing migrations that take them off the beaten path. We follow them on an epic journey across Southern Europe and all of Africa, above seas, deserts, and steppes.

      To each his route... However, all will attempt to converge to a very specific location to spend the winter: Madagascar.

      TV Version: Bilingual Broadcast (Cantonese/English)