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Bionics Revolution - Nature's Best Ideas - DVD

Bionics Revolution - Nature's Best Ideas - DVD

Österreich 2012


Originaltitel:Terra Mater: Bionik Revolution
Regie:John Capener, Steve Nicholls
Produktionsland:Österreich 2012
Laufzeit:Approx. 159 min.
FSK:From 0 years (info program)
Anzahl der Disc:1
Sprachen:German (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Bildformat:16:9 (1.78:1)
Label:Polyband Medien
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Film: Incredible, but true: the tactile hairs of a little shrew could be a model for a vehicle that steers itself. Elephants could help humans save buried miners. Bats could teach even blind people to ride bicycles. Owls could revolutionize aviation. The rather inconspicuous arrowtail crabs bring new hope to people with paralysis. And giraffes could help pilots withstand extreme acceleration. Nature and the animal kingdom offer an enormous store of knowledge which, if used correctly, can be of great benefit to humans. "Bionic Revolution", a three-part documentary from the series "Terra Mater", uses fascinating photographs and interesting interviews to show where modern technology takes nature as its model, which revolutionary ideas can already be put into practice and which are still possible visions of the future.

Subdivided into the chapters "Perception", "Extreme" and "Arms race", the three episodes show that the solution to many technical problems can be found in nature. However, these cannot always be simply copied. As simple as it seems that the structure of the scales on the wings of certain butterflies ensures that they are water-repellent, it is difficult to transfer this to clothing or artificially produced surfaces. Even the complex network of tactile hairs, which rodents with poor eyesight can use to create an accurate picture of their environment, is not easy to copy. Although a robot has already been developed that receives all its information about tactile hair, it does not move as fast and safely as its little role models do.

It is very interesting to see where scientists get ideas for new developments from and how important it is never to lose respect for nature's wonders and to take them for granted. However, it is not so much the scientific research itself that is exciting, but rather the natural phenomena on which it is based. How elephants build their very own social network over the ground with the help of sound waves, how monarch butterflies in Canada specifically find a certain piece of forest where they can spend the winter with thousands and thousands of their peers, or how small ants can carry extremely large and heavy loads, is simply fascinating.

Thanks to the great photos of animals and nature, "Bionics Revolution" not only functions as a scientific documentation, but also excellently as a documentation of nature. Anyone who is interested in the many wonders our world has to offer and would like to learn how man can use the enormous store of knowledge that nature offers him should definitely take a look at this three-part documentary series. Worth seeing!

Picture + sound: Especially the nature and animal pictures show a very high image sharpness and a harmonious, powerful colouring. Image disturbances, soiling or greater blurring are not detectable. The sound remains rather unspectacular, like in a documentary series, and is primarily determined by the very centrally mixed voice-over comments. Since exactly these also contain all important information, there is nothing wrong with it in this case. Good!

Extras: The DVD has no bonus material to offer.

Fazit: "Bionics Revolution" shows once again how fascinating the wonders of wildlife and nature are and how much we can learn from them. The three-part documentary from the series "Terra Mater" is exciting, amazing, and highly interesting. This does not necessarily apply to the work of research, but primarily to its inspiration from nature. It's also acceptable that the technically well realized DVD doesn't have any additional extras to offer. Recommended

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  • Bionics Revolution - Nature's Best Ideas - DVD

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