Technology Shows

Future Thinking

Future Thinking

Renowned inventors, scientists and futurologists describe the big idea that they want to solve and how it can transform the world.
31 Videos
BBC Future
Horizon

Horizon

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
24 Videos
BBC
World-Changing Ideas

World-Changing Ideas

Fascinating stories, need-to-know briefings and compelling video inspired by BBC Future's World-Changing Ideas event series.
19 Videos
BBC Future
Animal Clinic

Animal Clinic

Dublin is a bustling capital city with one and a half million inhabitants. Alongside the humans live thousands of domestic animals, birds and wildlife. When they need emergency care, a dedicated team of people are there to help.
16 Videos
Escapade
HyperDrive

HyperDrive

BBC presenter and trained engineer Jack Stewart sorts solar planes from magnetic trains, offering you a guide to the vehicles and transport technologies of tomorrow.
6 Videos
BBC Future
Wonders Of Life

Wonders Of Life

What is Life? Where did it come from? Why does it end? 3.7 billion years ago in an obscure part of an unexceptional corner of the universe something incredible happened. Through an incalculably unlikely set of circumstances, the fundamental laws that had previously built stars, supernovae and planets contrived to create a life. This beautiful and definitive series explains how a few fundamental laws gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe.
5 Videos
BBC
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
4 Videos
VPRO
What If?

What If?

What If?' from BBC Future explores thought experiments and hypothetical scenarios.
4 Videos
BBC Future
Airport 24/7

Airport 24/7

Broadcasting live from Heathrow, this is the story of the world's busiest international airport operating at maximum capacity. It takes a workforce of nearly 77,000 - the size of a small city - to pull off this incredible daily task and Airport Live will be there to watch it happen.
4 Videos
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7

Going behind the headlines to give the definitive answers to health questions. The team look for the latest research and run major experiments involving hundreds of volunteers. What’s the best way to beat stress? Is coconut oil really the wonder-food it’s claimed to be? Is it better to eat carbs in the morning or evening? Should we all get up an hour later?
4 Videos
BBC
Tomorrow's Food

Tomorrow's Food

Tomorrow's Food shows viewers the fascinating future of food: from field, through to the aisles of the supermarket, to our dining tables. Led by Dara O Briain, this series will reveal the cutting-edge technologies and produce appearing in farms, supermarkets, kitchens and restaurants around the world, transforming how we grow, buy and eat our food. The world's population may be growing, but we're coming up with ingenious solutions to ensure the future of our breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
3 Videos
BBC
Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor - Cold Chain Mission

Ewan McGregor is on a mission to the ends of the earth to immunise some of the hardest-to-reach children in the world.
2 Videos
BBC
Rutherford and Fry

Rutherford and Fry

Drs Rutherford and Fry are on hand to solve everyday mysteries sent into BBC Future.
2 Videos
BBC Future
Could We Survive A Mega Tsunami?

Could We Survive A Mega Tsunami?

In the West we think of devastating tsunamis as events that happen elsewhere in the world - across the far seas and in news bulletins on our televisions, affecting nations vulnerable to the Earth's seismic instability. But what would happen across the world if a tsunami was triggered by a major landslide in the Atlantic Ocean? Where would it hit, and would we survive? How would we cope in the aftermath?
2 Videos
BBC
Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race

Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race

When, in July 1969, Neil Armstrong made one giant leap for mankind, America went down in popular history as the winner of the space race. But the real space pioneers of the 20th century were the Soviets. Between 1961 and 1966, they realised a number of spectacular historical achievements including the first man and woman in space, the first spacewalk and the first unmanned lunar landing. Up to that point, the Russians seemed unstoppable.
2 Videos
BBC
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6

The team return, getting behind the hype and headlines to tackle the health issues that matter. Does burning calories through exercise leave you hungrier than not eating those calories in the first place? Michael Mosley investigates. Gabriel Weston looks at how 3D printing is transforming surgery, and meets a patient who's had a replacement sternum made with this amazing technology. Chris van Tulleken asks whether we should get our omega-3 from fresh fish or supplements. Saleyha Ahsan studies probiotics and their effects on your gut. And Zoe Williams explores activities designed to boost your metabolic rate - can they help you lose weight?
2 Videos
BBC
Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow

Building Tomorrow presents radical visions that illustrate not only the huge challenges we face, but also the opportunities that could materialise if we push the limits of what's possible.
1 Video
BBC Future
African ER

African ER

Every year, a group of volunteers face the most emotionally challenging two weeks of their lives aboard a state-of-the-art hospital ship docked in Sierra Leone. The US-owned Anastasis travels the world bringing free medical help to those in need. British medics, engineers and deckhands are among those who give up their holiday to run its operating theatres. This documentary shadows them as they face the most demanding fortnight of their careers, and meets the African men, women and children who have walked for days in search of help.
1 Video
BBC

Technology Videos

What is 5G? A look at the new technology coming our way

What is 5G? A look at the new technology coming our way

5G is the next generation of wireless mobile connections - we take a look at what lies in store when it arrives to replace 4G.
Press Association
2mins
Gov. Inslee Calls Trump Public Enemy No. 1 on Climate Action

Gov. Inslee Calls Trump Public Enemy No. 1 on Climate Action

Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state is the 2020 Democratic candidate running on a platform that prioritizes action on climate change above all else. And he says the biggest threat to the climate right now has a name: Donald Trump.
Cheddar
3mins
How the Cold War Inspired Cloud Computing

How the Cold War Inspired Cloud Computing

Do you know how the Cold War inspired the technology that is a foundation of our online life? Here's how the Cold War and a man named Joseph Licklider led to the birth of cloud computing.
Cheddar
8mins
Why We Turn Down the Radio to Drive Better

Why We Turn Down the Radio to Drive Better

When you're driving down the highway and feel lost or unsure of what exit to take, instead of reaching for a map you turn down the music instead. Cheddar explains multitasking and why your brain has you reach for the radio knob.
Cheddar
6mins
Samsung's Galaxy Fold - The 'first of many' foldable devices

Samsung's Galaxy Fold - The 'first of many' foldable devices

Samsung's new Galaxy Fold smartphone will be the first of many devices with flexible screens in the coming years, a company director has said. The Fold is the Korean technology giant's first major device to use folding screen technology and will g...
Press Association
'World's biggest plane' in numbers

'World's biggest plane' in numbers

A look at the figures behind the 'world's biggest plane'. Built by Stratolaunch, it took its maiden flight over the Mojave Desert in Los Angeles on April 13. The aircraft is designed to act as a flying launch pad for satellites.
Press Association
Deterrent bees in conservation

Deterrent bees in conservation

The elephant population in South Africa's Kruger National park is growing, and the big animals can be destructive. But like humans, elephants are afraid of bees. So one zoologist is testing whether the insects can ward off the hungry pachyderms.
Deutsche Welle
5mins
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket takes off for first commercial flight

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket takes off for first commercial flight

SpaceX launched its second supersized rocket on April 11, and for the first time landed all three boosters. The Falcon Heavy thundered into the sky with a communication satellite called Arabsat, the rocket's first paying customer.
Press Association
How Cities Use Hidden Design to Thwart Terrorism

How Cities Use Hidden Design to Thwart Terrorism

The threat of terrorism is causing cities to change how they're designed. Bollards, checkpoints and choke points help officials manage the difficult task of thwarting terrorism. But there are ways that are less obvious. Join Patrick Jones as he re...
Cheddar
8mins
You Can Be Legally Dead In One Place And Alive In Another

You Can Be Legally Dead In One Place And Alive In Another

About 50 years ago, doctors came up with a new definition for death: brain death. But brain death isn't as cut and dried as we would like to think. Cheddar explains how you can be declared legally dead in one place, but alive in another.
Cheddar
7mins
NYC Orders Vaccinations as Social Media Sites Fight 'Anti-Vax' Epidemic

NYC Orders Vaccinations as Social Media Sites Fight 'Anti-Vax' Epidemic

As New York City declared a health emergency following a measles outbreak, public health experts are expressing concerns about social media posts that "anti-vaxxers' are spreading online. "It's very important to recognize that this is a public hea...
Cheddar
2mins
Microchipping humans wields great promise, but does it pose greater risk?

Microchipping humans wields great promise, but does it pose greater risk?

An intense debate is underway over the benefits and drawbacks of using microchips, typically relied upon to identify ranch animals and pets, on humans.
PBS
7mins
Author Dani Shapiro on the power and danger of family secrets

Author Dani Shapiro on the power and danger of family secrets

After taking a DNA test on a whim, author Dani Shapiro discovered that her beloved late father had not been, in fact, her biological parent.
PBS
3mins
Upgrade Me

Upgrade Me

Simon Armitage explores the obsession with upgrading to the latest technological gadgetry.
BBC
57mins
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 2

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 2

With a look at boosting metabolism, the effects of air pollution, and eating disorders.
BBC
51mins
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 1

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 6 - Episode 1

Michael Mosley investigates the best way to keep calories in check.
BBC
49mins
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 4

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 4

Michael tests which foods are best for giving us iodine.
BBC
52mins
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 3

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 3

Michael Mosley finds out if eating carbs in the evening is bad for you.
BBC
48mins
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 2

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Episode 2

Why fizzy drinks make you eat more, and does caffeine boost your physical performance?
BBC
51mins
Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Ep 1

Trust Me I'm A Doctor: Series 7 - Ep 1

Michael Mosley tests the best way to beat stress - mindfulness, yoga or gardening.
BBC
52mins
African ER - African ER

African ER

Following the work of medical volunteers aboard a state-of-the-art hospital ship.
BBC
56mins
Samsung launches the Galaxy A80 and A70

Samsung launches the Galaxy A80 and A70

Samsung CEO, DJ Koh launches two new handsets to join their Galaxy A range. The A80 and the A70. Both feature triple cameras on the rear and the A70 has waterdrop notch. The A80 is the first Galaxy device with an all-screen design.
Press Association
2mins
First image of a black hole revealed

First image of a black hole revealed

Courtesy: National Press Club Astronomers have captured the first image of a supermassive black hole big enough to swallow stars at the centre of a distant galaxy. The image of the supermassive black hole at the core of galaxy M87 was obtained...
Press Association
Black hole 'event horizon' image captured for the first time

Black hole 'event horizon' image captured for the first time

Courtesy: National Press Club Astronomers have captured the first image of a supermassive black hole big enough to swallow stars at the centre of a distant galaxy. The image of the supermassive black hole at the core of galaxy M87 was obtained...
Press Association
3mins
The Truth About Dementia

The Truth About Dementia

Angela Rippon presents a personal exploration of the devastating condition of Alzheimer's.
BBC
50mins
How AI brings David Beckham malaria campaign to life

How AI brings David Beckham malaria campaign to life

Charity workers have employed artificial intelligence experts to help bring to life a charity campaign featuring David Beckham, in which the former footballer "speaks" nine languages to draw attention to the illness.
Press Association
The Story Of Fertility

The Story Of Fertility

Documentary in which BBC presenter Alex Jones explores the issue of fertility.
BBC
49mins
Should Surgeons Have Mandatory Retirement?

Should Surgeons Have Mandatory Retirement?

There are mandatory retirement ages for numerous professions, yet surgeons are not one of them. Cheddar investigates why this is and how it's changing
Cheddar
3mins
A Flaw In Street Design May Be Costing Lives

A Flaw In Street Design May Be Costing Lives

In 2017 traffic deaths hit a 25 year high of 40,000 - 6,000 of those killed were pedestrians. Cities across the country are trying to reduce traffic fatalities with safety campaigns. But one of the keys to the whole problem might be in the very de...
Cheddar
6mins
The Real Reason Equatorial Cultures Eat Spicy Food

The Real Reason Equatorial Cultures Eat Spicy Food

Cultures that developed around the equator and in hot temperatures often tend to have a level of spicy heat that is higher than cultures out side of the tropics. We explore the reasons for this. The answer has to do with heat, but probably not in ...
Cheddar
5mins
Why Planes Turn Lights Off For Takeoff & Landing

Why Planes Turn Lights Off For Takeoff & Landing

Ever wondered why planes turn their lights off at take off and landing? It's not just for ambience. The measure ensures that passengers' eyes are well adjusted to the dark in case an emergency kills the lights. Cheddar explains.
Cheddar
5mins
Is Electric Fishing Cheating Our Oceans?

Is Electric Fishing Cheating Our Oceans?

Electric pulse fishing is said to cause less damage to the ocean floor and allows fishermen to use less fuel. But, this fishing method might be doing more damage than good.
Cheddar
4mins
How Focus Music Hacks Your Brain

How Focus Music Hacks Your Brain

Different types of music affect your brain in different ways. Today, there are scores of playlists designed to feed the growing desire for focus music. What makes good focus music, and is there anything to the hype? Cheddar explains.
Cheddar
6mins
Why Doesn't the US Just Use the Metric System?

Why Doesn't the US Just Use the Metric System?

The reason Americans don’t use the metric system is a story spanning over 200 years, with a twist ending: America is a metric country, Americans just don't know it.
Cheddar
7mins
The Traffic Laws When Cars Can Fly

The Traffic Laws When Cars Can Fly

What will the rules of the road be once we have flying cars? It's a problem we'll have to solve sooner than you think.
Cheddar
5mins
Google's Plan to Rid the World of Mosquitoes

Google's Plan to Rid the World of Mosquitoes

Google wants to wipe mosquitoes off the planet. And it's not as crazy as you might think. Cheddar explains how they're going to do it. But, will it be a disaster for the environment?
Cheddar
2mins
The World Is Running Out Of Sand

The World Is Running Out Of Sand

Sand is the new oil, it's key to the global economy and urban growth, but Mother Nature can't keep up with human consumption. The world is running out of sand and it's a big problem.
Cheddar
5mins
Is Artificial Gravity a Real Possibility?

Is Artificial Gravity a Real Possibility?

Star Wars, Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more all have artificial gravity. Cheddar explores how the movies get artificial gravity wrong and if we'll ever be able to have it in real life.
Cheddar
4mins
What Is the Ideal Size for a City Block?

What Is the Ideal Size for a City Block?

City blocks are the details of urban planning. They are all about walkability and come in many shapes and sizes--but which size is best?
Cheddar
4mins
Former Astronaut Charlie Duke: We Must Return to the Moon

Former Astronaut Charlie Duke: We Must Return to the Moon

Charlie Duke was the 10th person to set foot on the moon. And from that vantage point, he's supportive of the Trump administration's goal of returning there.
Cheddar
Habitat of white sharks revealed by animal-borne video

Habitat of white sharks revealed by animal-borne video

Animal-attached cameras with motion sensing dataloggers were used to reveal novel behaviours by white sharks in kelp forests. It was previously assumed these areas were inaccessible to these large predators.
Press Association
Wonders Of Life - Wonders Of Life - Home

Wonders Of Life - Home

Wonders of Life considers what it is about our world that makes it a home for life.
BBC
50mins
Wonders Of Life - Wonders Of Life - Size Matters

Wonders Of Life - Size Matters

Wonders of Life shows how gravity and electromagnetism impact different types of life.
BBC
51mins
Wonders Of Life - Wonders Of Life - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Wonders Of Life - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Wonders of Life reveals Carbon's unique role in life on Earth and possibly elsewhere.
BBC
52mins
Wonders Of Life - Wonders Of Life - Expanding Universe

Wonders Of Life - Expanding Universe

Wonders of Life explains life's evolution from single-celled organisms to sentient beings.
BBC
48mins
Wonders Of Life - Wonders Of Life - What Is Life?

Wonders Of Life - What Is Life?

Wonders of Life embarks upon an exploration of how life first began and how it endures.
BBC
49mins
Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race - Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race - Episode 2
BBC
48mins
Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race - Cosmonauts - How Russia Won The Space Race - Episode 1
BBC
52mins