Calling All Aliens
Length: 2 x 50'
It is one of the biggest mysteries of our time: Are we alone in the universe? Hollywood has already given its own answer. After close encounters of the third kind such as "E.T", scientists have now taken up the hunt for real aliens.read more...
Egypt's Sunken Treasures
In the spring of 2006, fantastic treasures from the realm of the Pharaohs are shown for the first time in Europe. Berlin hosts the exhibition "Egypt’s Sunken Treasures” with the priceless artefacts brought to the surface by the world-famous underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio during his expeditions off the Mediterranean coast of Egypt.read more...
How to Build a Rainforest
One man fighting against the destruction of the rainforest and the extinction of the orangutan.
The rainforest used to cover 20 percent of the Earth. Today, two thirds of this fascinating and - in parts - unexplored region have disappeared. Man needed oil, coal, wood and space and recklessly took what he could.
Man’s exploitation of nature has had consequences - drought, infertile grass wastelands and groundwater polluted by pesticides.read more...
Science of the Plague
They travel with the wind in enormous swarms and attack every green plant in their sight, eating everything bare within minutes. Locusts are a plague and highly damaging to agriculture – particularly in Africa, as most people tend to believe. Very few know that locusts can also be useful and that many ecosystems would not be able to function properly without them.read more...
The Retreat of the Ice Giants
Alpine Glaciers and their Secrets
In the summer of 2003, the Vernagtferner glacier lost as much meltwater daily as the entire metropolitan area of Munich consumes in one day, namely 350 million litres. In recent years, the speed of glacial flow has decreased substantially, which can also be seen in the declining number of crevasses. Mighty ice caves forming at the edges of glacier snouts are a further indicator.read more...