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NHK Documentary - MEGA CRISIS: Skyscrapers in Aseismic Danger (2017)

NHK Documentary - MEGA CRISIS: Skyscrapers in Aseismic Danger (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2771 Kbps | 49 min 0 s | 1.10 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Skyscrapers are symbols of big cities. But the mega earthquake that hit Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, in 2016 proved that even earthquake-resilient high-rise buildings can shake greatly and suffer severe damage. The culprit is the long period seismic pulse, which is lurking in active faults throughout the world. Simulations of this motion showed that tall buildings shook 3 times more, causing them to tilt. This episode depicts the destructive power of the long period seismic pulse, and the latest counter measures to combat this threat.
NHK Documentary - Discovery of the Century: The Great Dinosaur of Japan (2018)

NHK Documentary - Discovery of the Century: The Great Dinosaur of Japan (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2886 Kbps | 48 min 59 s | 1.14 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

It's considered the discovery of the century in Japan – the unearthing of a complete fossilized skeleton of an 8-meter long dinosaur. It was dubbed Mukawaryu based on the name of the town in Hokkaido where it was uncovered. The find opened up a new world of dinosaur research in Japan. But it also created another mystery because this land dinosaur was discovered in a location that, eons ago, would have been in the ocean. How did the fossil get there? The amazing answer is revealed in this documentary, using CGI to re-create how dinosaurs lived 72 million years ago.

NHK Documentary - Ghost Blood Vessels (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at June 6, 2018
NHK Documentary - Ghost Blood Vessels (2018)

NHK Documentary - Ghost Blood Vessels (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2313 Kbps | 49 min 59 s | 984 MiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

99% of human blood vessels are said to be capillaries. With age, these tiny tubules break, becoming hollow "ghost" vessels that cause wrinkles in the skin. Scientists are now finding they are also tied to higher risks from age-related ailments, including osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Using the latest in biological imaging and super-high-resolution 3D CGI, this program delves into the mechanism behind broken capillaries. It also examines how to slow down or even repair the damage to help people live longer, healthier lives.

NHK Documentary - Meltdown: Cooling Water Crisis (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at May 27, 2018
NHK Documentary - Meltdown: Cooling Water Crisis (2018)

NHK Documentary - Meltdown: Cooling Water Crisis (2018)
HDTV | 1916x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 4371 Kbps | 48 min 59 s | 1.66 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Recently discovered data show that about a week after the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant began, emissions of highly radioactive substances suddenly picked up. Records show that the day before the increase began, the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), significantly reduced the supply of water meant to cool the crippled reactors, a move that may triggered the surge in emissions. With help from experts and artificial intelligence, we set out to uncover the reason for the cutback, and to further clarify what happened as TEPCO and the Japanese government fought to control the crisis.
NHK Documentary - Moon Bear Chronicle: Unraveling the Mysteries (2017)

NHK Documentary - Moon Bear Chronicle: Unraveling the Mysteries (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4746 Kbps | 48 min 59 s | 1.79 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The Asian black bear, or moon bear, is the largest mammal on Japan's main island of Honshu. Catching sight of them is extremely difficult because they're cautious creatures that prefer to spend their days deep in the forests. But over the course of 28 years, one man has painstakingly watched and documented these bears. This program gives us a glimpse of the reality of their life, which has long been shrouded in mystery.

NHK - Documentary: Radioactive Forest (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at April 24, 2018
NHK - Documentary: Radioactive Forest (2018)

NHK - Documentary: Radioactive Forest (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2569 Kbps | 50 min 0 s | 1.05 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011 turned the surrounding towns into a desolate land, making the area into a "radioactive forest". Without human presence, the land is roamed by wildlife like civets, macaques and wild boars. A project is underway to study the deserted areas by attaching a camera to wild boars to record the conditions of the former farmlands. 5 years after the disaster, we take a close look at how radiation has affected the wildlife, and what it entails for us humans.

NHK Documentary - Wrongful Conviction: 20 Lost Years (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at April 19, 2018
NHK Documentary - Wrongful Conviction: 20 Lost Years (2018)

NHK Documentary - Wrongful Conviction: 20 Lost Years (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1953 Kbps | 49 min 0 s | 836 MiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Keiko Aoki spent 2 decades in prison after being convicted of killing her 12-year-old daughter. In 2015, a court reversed the verdict, and she reclaimed her innocence and freedom. But Keiko quickly finds out that her world has changed drastically. Her son is now a grown man of 29. Her parents are in their 80's and in need of care. Keiko has aged too and is now 51. Overwhelmed by her new reality, she murmurs, "I'd rather be back in jail…" This is a story of rebirth, of how one woman – falsely labeled as her daughter's killer and robbed of 20 years – struggles to reclaim her family and her life.
NHK Documentary - Research Misconduct: Japanese Science in Question (2018)

NHK Documentary - Research Misconduct: Japanese Science in Question (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1885 Kbps | 48 min 59 s | 812 MiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

In August 2016, NHK received a 50-page letter of accusation. The writer raised suspicions of misconduct in research papers by a University of Tokyo professor. The whistleblower alleged that some images and charts may have been fabricated or falsified. We spent over a year interviewing more than 100 individuals concerned. The situation could undermine Japan's attempt to become a leader in the field of science and technology. What is happening in this bastion of academic research? We decided to look into this research scandal at the University of Tokyo.

NHK Documentary - River Tsunami: Lessons Seven Years Later (2018)  Video

Posted by notbanned at April 17, 2018
NHK Documentary - River Tsunami: Lessons Seven Years Later (2018)

NHK Documentary - River Tsunami: Lessons Seven Years Later (2018)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2551 Kbps | 49 min 0 s | 1.02 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

A tsunami is approaching from the sea. You start to run, but water rushes in from the river in the opposite direction. During the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, such "river tsunamis" charged in from the sea and barreled upstream, claiming many victims. A huge quake in Japan could cause a massive tsunami that would inundate urban areas. Squeezed between tall buildings, the water would rise, increasing its force and allowing no time to escape. With a heightened sense of crisis, officials are responding. This documentary uses computer graphics and eyewitness accounts to explore the dangers of river tsunamis and how people can stay safe.

NHK Documentary - Money World: Fate of Capitalism (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 26, 2018
NHK Documentary - Money World: Fate of Capitalism (2017)

NHK Documentary - Money World: Fate of Capitalism (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2500 Kbps | 48 min 59 s | 1.01 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Economic disparities are widening around the world. Wealth is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few, and the gap between rich and poor is growing increasingly big. Industrialized countries that once powered the global economy are slowing. Will global growth continue? This program considers this question by retracing the roots of modern capitalism, interviewing leading economists, and documenting how governments and businesses are racing to adapt.