Category: Ciência e Tecnologia


Ancient Computer

A Greek shipwreck holds the remains of an intricate bronze machine that turns out to be the world's first computer

In 1900, a storm blew a boatload of sponge divers off course and forced them to take shelter by the tiny Mediterranean island of Antikythera. Diving the next day, they discovered a 2,000 year-old Greek shipwreck. Among the ship’s cargo they hauled up was an unimpressive green lump of …


Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots

Exploring whether machines built to enhance our lives could one day become our rivals

Episode 1
Ben Garrod and Danielle George explore whether machines built to enhance our lives could become our greatest rivals. Ben meets one of the most humanlike robots in the world, Erica.

Episode 2
Ben Garrod and Danielle George investigate whether robots will ever become our friends, if we should …


Rise of the Robots

How will human-like robots change our future and how we see ourselves?

They run our factory assembly lines and make our coffee. But humanoid robots — machines with human-like capabilities — have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now.

Fueled by an ambitious DARPA challenge, the race is on to design a robot that can replace humans in disaster …


Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

Dr Helen Czerski examines the world of sound waves

Dr Helen Czerski investigates the extraordinary science behind the everyday sounds we hear and those that we normally cannot hear. Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world and …


The Transit of Venus

Special episode of the factual science series exploring the transit of venus across the face of the sun. At 11pm on 5th June 2012 this event will be visible to the naked eye.

Liz Bonnin presents a Horizon special about a rare and beautiful event in our solar system, one that we should all be able to see for ourselves – the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. It will start just before midnight of the 5th of June, and …


What Is Reality?

The quest to explain the nature of reality is one of the great scientific detective stories. Are we are part of a cosmic hologram? Do we exist in an infinity of parallel worlds?

There is a strange and mysterious world that surrounds us, a world largely hidden from our senses. The quest to explain the true nature of reality is one of the great scientific detective stories.

Clues have been pieced together from deep within the atom, from the event horizon of black …


Leonardo: The Man Who Saved Science

Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks — some even 1,700 years before. Was Leonardo a copycat?

Leonardo da Vinci is, of course, best known as one of the world’s greatest artists. At his death in 1519, he was famous for such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. But he was more than a painter, he was also a musician, writer, and showman. …


Dancing in the Dark – The End of Physics?

A look at dark matter and dark energy ahead of the Large Hadron Collider being switched on in March 2015, having been upgraded

Scientists genuinely don’t know what most of our universe is made of. The atoms we’re made from only make up four per cent. The rest is dark matter and dark energy (for ‘dark’, read ‘don’t know’). The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been upgraded. When it’s switched on in …


Project Greenglow – The Quest for Gravity Control

The story of an extraordinary scientific adventure – the attempt to control gravity. The dream of flying cars and journeys to the stars no longer seems quite so distant

This is the story of an extraordinary scientific adventure – the attempt to control gravity. For centuries, the precise workings of gravity have confounded the greatest scientific minds – from Newton to Faraday and Einstein – and the idea of controlling gravity has been seen as little more than a …


Inside CERN

Horizon documents an extraordinary story in particle physics, following CERN's scientists as they hunt for the elusive signals that would prove if there is a new particle

With exclusive behind-the-scenes access, Horizon follows the highs and lows of an extraordinary story in particle physics. In June 2015, teams at CERN started running the large hadron collider at the highest energy ever. Rumours quickly emerged that they were on the brink of a huge discovery. A mysterious bump …


The Secret of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is considered one of the top 10 most fascinating people in history according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Long shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the secret life of Nikola Tesla is revealed in this fascinating feature film.

Tesla, born in 1856, is considered the father of our modern technological age …


Tesla: Master of Lightning

Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest electrical inventors who ever lived

New Voyage Communications in Washington, D.C., has developed a unique, in-depth television documentary about the life, times, and legacy of Nikola Tesla, American inventor and visionary. This program is the result of years of research, in which many new and unknown details of of Tesla’s life have been uncovered. …



Visionary or Madman?

Meet Nikola Tesla, the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Regarded by many historians as an eccentric genius, Tesla gained international fame for his invention of a system of alternating current that made possible the distribution of electricity over vast …


A Vida Secreta dos Materiais

Este filme leva-nos a uma jornada onde encontramos os pioneiros da Ciência dos Materiais e vemos as extraordinárias descobertas que estão a transformar o mundo ao nosso redor.

Nós apresentamos uma “viagem” através da ciência dos materiais, processos, inovações e as pessoas por trás da pesquisa e desenvolvimentos em um filme documentário liderado pelo personagem.

Este filme é vencedor de 9th International Science Film Festival of Athens (Best Film Award) e de 6th Life Sciences Film Festival, Prague


How to Build a Time Machine

Horizon meets scientists working on the cutting edge of discovery - people who may discover how to build wormholes, manipulate entangled photons or build functioning time crystals

Time travel is not forbidden by the laws of nature, but to build a time machine, we would need to understand more about those laws and how to subvert them than we do now. And every day, science does learn more.

In this film Horizon meets the scientists working on …



​​​​​​Filme documentário que narra a história de seis cientistas brilhantes que procuram desvendar os mistérios do universo, documentando os sucessos e contratempos de uma das descobertas científicas mais importantes e inspiradoras do planeta

Imagine que era possível estar presente quando Edison ligou a primeira lâmpada, ou quando Benjamin Franklin recebeu o seu primeiro choque elétrico.

Pela primeira vez, um filme oferece ao público um lugar na primeira fila para assistir a um avanço científico significativo e inspirador à medida que ele acontece. A …


Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Professor Simon Schaffer presents a documentary telling the story of automata, extraordinary clockwork machines designed hundreds of years ago to mimic and recreate life

Documentary presented by Professor Simon Schaffer which charts the amazing and untold story of automata – extraordinary clockwork machines designed hundreds of years ago to mimic and recreate life.

The film brings the past to life in vivid detail as we see how and why these masterpieces were built. Travelling …



Powers of ten and the relative size of things in the Universe

Powers of Ten is one of the Eameses’ best-known films. Since it was produced in 1977, it has been seen by millions of people both nationally and internationally. As with A Communication Primer and 2n (a 2-minute Peep Show from the exhibition, Mathematica), in this film, Charles and Ray employed the …


Einstein’s Quantum Riddle

Join scientists as they grab light from across the universe to prove quantum entanglement is real

Over the past century, scientists have made huge strides in understanding the mind-bending rules that govern the microworld of atoms and subatomic particles. But these rules, called quantum mechanics, contain one particularly bizarre, unexplained phenomenon: quantum entanglement.

Imagine two subatomic particles that mirror changes in each other instantaneously …


Prediction by the Numbers

Discover why some predictions succeed and others fail as experts forecast the future

Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, and medical decisions to the morning commute. With the explosion of digital technology, the Internet, and “big data,” the science of forecasting is flourishing. But why do some predictions succeed spectacularly while others fail abysmally? And how can we …


Inside Einstein’s Mind: The Enigma of Space and Time

The story of the most elegant and powerful theory in science, Albert Einstein's general relativity. It takes us inside the head of Einstein to witness how his idea evolved.

The story of the most elegant and powerful theory in science – Albert Einstein’s general relativity.

When Einstein presented his formidable theory in November 1915, it turned our understanding of gravity, space and time completely on its head. Over the last 100 years, general relativity has enabled us to …


Between the Folds

Origami: it's no longer just paper cranes.
Giang Dinh –

Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders. Through origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are reshaping ideas of …


The Origami Revolution

Engineers are using origami to design drugs, micro-robots, and future space missions

The centuries-old tradition of folding two-dimensional paper into three-dimensional shapes is inspiring a scientific revolution. The rules of folding are at the heart of many natural phenomena, from how leaves blossom to how beetles fly. But now, engineers and designers are applying its principles to reshape the world around us—and …


In the Footsteps of Marie Curie

An entertaining documentary about the life and achievements of one of the greatest scientists in history

Young, beautiful, and born in an occupied country that for a time disappeared from the European map, Marie Curie cherished the innovative filed of science. Reserved yet ambitious, she rushed into the world of science hitherto the domain of men. How do scientists see her today? What made her unique?