Business & Economics

Data Overload: Is The Cloud Damaging The Planet?

Data Overload: Is The Cloud Damaging The Planet?

We all love the cloud. It stores our pictures and emails, it powers our internet searches and it helps us stream movies and box sets. But the cloud depends on vast data centers that use enormous amounts of power. Every time we go online, we increase its carbon footprint. This fascinating documentary investigates a growing environmental problem we’re all responsible for.

The Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution was one of the greatest transformative moments in history. It revolutionized the way humans worked, how they ordered their societies and how they thought about their lives. But why did it happen in Britain as opposed to France or even the United States?

Historian Jeremy Black tries to unravel the mysteries of this era-defining development in this fascinating industrial revolution documentary.

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

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Ada Lovelace was a most unlikely computer pioneer.

Born in the early 19th century, this daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron was a scandalous socialite who became known as the ‘enchantress of numbers’.

In this Ada Lovelace documentary Dr Hannah Fry tells the enthralling tale of a life infused with brilliance, but blighted by illness and gambling addiction.

How did this aristocratic countess become a prophet of the digital age?