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Premiere Date: 11/21/2015
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150 years after the first mountaineer completed the ascent to the Matterhorn's peak, the Swiss town of Zermatt celebrates its neighboring mountain with a number of events and exhibitions.
Premiere Date: 9/30/2015
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Recorded on 06/24/2015.
Premiere Date: 9/29/2015
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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio engages on raising the minimum wage and the need for progressive taxation as potential solutions to addressing income inequality with Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary and now Chancellor's Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. Recorded on 05/15/2015.
Premiere Date: 9/29/2015
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Premiere Date: 9/25/2015
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UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute's Larry Smarr, noted authority in information technology and high-performance computing hosts a discussion with UC San Diego's Rob Knight, leading expert on microbiomes and bioinformatics who is widely renowned for his early and innovative investigations of the symbiotic relationships between microbial life and humans, about how the unique cyberinfrastructure resources for Big Data at UC San Diego will drive applications in the new frontier of microbiome research.
Premiere Date: 9/23/2015
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First Ebola, now MERS. New pathogens can spread frighteningly fast. How well prepared are the experts in infection medicine? South Korea is currently facing the largest-ever outbreak of the MERS virus outside the Middle East. Several people have died and the number of people rose dramatically within a matter of days. The virus was first identified in 2012 and is now known to be transmitted by camels. German researchers have developed a vaccine and clinical trials are set to begin next year.
Premiere Date: 9/23/2015
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The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the biggest festivals for classic cars in the world. Classic car enthusiasts from all over the world flock to the festival in England joined by people looking for good investment opportunities.
Premiere Date: 9/23/2015
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Recorded on 06/17/2015.
Premiere Date: 9/22/2015
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Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer worldwide. Heart attacks occur when clogged coronary arteries prevent the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart. That causes heart muscle cells to die off, causing permanent damage. Stress, smoking, high blood pressure and lack of exercise are all factors that can lead to a heart attack. But scientists in L├╝beck have also discovered some genetic components. In numerous studies, they have identified genes or gene defects that increase the risk of heart attacks. Their work may lead to the development of therapies to treat the affected people in time.
Premiere Date: 9/17/2015
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The renowned Spanish Riding School in Vienna has a history dating back to the Habsburg Monarchy in 1572. It's also home to the famous, white Lipizzan horses, which are trained to perform classic dressage. The riding school has served for decades as one of Vienna's major tourist attractions and is now celebrating it's 450th anniversary.
Premiere Date: 9/16/2015
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Recorded on 06/10/2015.
Premiere Date: 9/15/2015
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Premiere Date: 9/10/2015
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Mark Post from the Netherlands is convinced that one day soon, steaks will be grown in the laboratory. A professor of biomedicine at the University of Maastricht, he's an expert in tissue culturing. Some time ago, he had the idea that artificial beef and pork could be grown in the lab in much the same way that stem cells are used to grow artificial heart valves or artificial skin. He's already had his first success. In 2013, he presented the world's first lab-grown hamburger. It cost an astonishing ?250,000 to grow, but the price has already dropped significantly. Post is convinced that one day soon, lab-grown meat will play an important role in feeding the world. Because cattle farming is expensive and a burden on the environment, artificial meat could help solve many different problems. DW reporter Andreas Neuhaus presents the scientist and his research.
Premiere Date: 9/10/2015
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Austria's Alexander Schulz is one of the best slackliners in the world. He's constantly testing the limits of this young sport. The 23-year-old currently holds the world record in waterline, highline, and longline - achievements he managed within one year.
Premiere Date: 9/9/2015
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Recorded on 05/27/2015.
Premiere Date: 9/8/2015
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UCSF cardiologist Dr. Gregory Marcus covers the basic mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation, the consequences of the disease, and the various therapies available for treatment. Gregory is the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Cardiology at UCSF. Recorded on 06/03/2015.
Premiere Date: 9/8/2015
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After being summoned to the Vatican to advise on climate change, Dan Kammen of UC Berkeley shares an insider's view on what inspired Pope Francis to issue such a passionate plea to protect the earth in Laudato Si, his 2015 encyclical on the environment. As a practicing Catholic, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm praises the Pope for presenting "human ecology" as a moral issue in this lively exchange with Kammen and Henry E. Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
Premiere Date: 9/7/2015
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Tune in for a rare opportunity to meet German astronaut and geophysicist, Alexander Gerst. In May 2014, Gerst flew to the International Space Station in a Soyuz spacecraft and returned six months later, having conducted a raft of scientific experiments for his "Blue Dot Mission." He wowed the world with images of Earth, taken from the ISS and shared on social media. And he became an inspiration for a generation of young European scientists. But why did Gerst want to go - as a scientist and as a human - and how does he see the future?
Premiere Date: 9/2/2015
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