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National Geographic Premiered Jan 01, 2008 Unknown

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  • Season 1
    • 1/1/08
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      The globe learned on Dec. 26, that tsunamis can bring death and devastation to the world's coastlines. The product of undersea earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, tsunamis can race across oceans at more than 500 miles an hour, leaving a huge wake of destruction when they hit shore. Because it is difficult for scientists to predict how large these massive waves can be, tsunamis are one of the least understood of nature's forces, and one of the most dangerous. With insight from some of the scientific community's foremost researchers, and vivid accounts from past tsunami survivors, "Tsunami: Killer Wave" depicts nature at its most extreme, profiles the efforts being made to curb its effects and illustrates the financial, physical and emotional toll it can leave on its victims.moreless
    • Tornado Intercept
      Episode 10
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      This groundbreaking one-hour event takes you into the whirling devastation of a tornado's heart as cutting-edge science meets over-the-edge filmmaking to capture incredible images of what happens inside one of nature's deadliest phenomena! Witness the construction and first deployment of the revolutionary Tornado Intercept Vehicle - 8,000 pounds of ¼-inch armor plating, bullet-proof windows, state-of-the-art camera, and a crew of hardcore, thrill-seeking filmmakers. Plunge into the killing zone of tornadoes capable of generating 300-mph-plus winds as researchers risk life and limb to shoot never-before-seen footage from within these monster storms. From stunning computer-generated imagery, to riding shotgun in the first vehicle ever to take a camera into a tornado's vortex, it's extreme, adrenaline-driven science.moreless
    • 1/1/08
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      National Geographic takes you and your family on a truly fascinating journey through the wondrous inner world of The Incredible Human Machine. Explore the fascinating, microscopic universe that exists within us all. How does the eye adjust to changes in light? How do our muscles enable us to move? How does the eardrum process sound? Discover the wonders of this internal world and the marvel of The Incredible Human Machine.moreless
    • 1/1/08
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      Power lines down, amazingly high speed winds, and deadly cold temperatures raged through the eastern United States with one violent bang. Storm of the Century presents an up close and personal look into the terrifying effects of these acts of nature. National Geographic has compiled shattering footage of some of the worst catastrophe's to hit the Florida's Gulf Coast and all the way to Canada. Witness one family's horrible ordeal to survive a 12-foot-high storm surge that wipes away what was supposed to be a happy weekend. Experience these deadly forces of nature that we truly have no control over in National Geographic's, Storm of the Century.moreless
    • Splendid Stones
      Episode 7
      1/1/08
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      Sparkling diamonds. Exquisite emeralds. Brilliant rubies. Shimmering pearls. For centuries, these precious gems have captured humankind, leading men and women to give up fortunes - even their lives - to posses them. Join National Geographic on a journey around the globe to discover the origins of these most coveted gems. You'll see astonishing amounts of earth mined to uncover rubies in Thailand or emeralds in Columbia. You'll meet a Tennessee businessman who cultivates freshwater pearls and a California chemist who 'grows' rubies nearly identical to nature's stunning creations. And you'll witness rarely, if ever before, filmed sales of uncut diamonds - deals worth thousands of dollars sealed only with a handshake and a Hebrew phrase. Unlock a treasure chest filled with a wealth of information and the dazzling beauty of Splendid Stones.moreless
    • Skin
      Episode 6
      1/1/08
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      Obsessed with its beauty, humbled by it flaws, humans are covered by a unique ultra-thin shield that instantly defines and shapes the body living inside it. Now, National Geographic invites you on an in-depth adventure revealing not just the science but the vital cultural meanings we attach to this largest of all human organs. A trip back in time explores the evolution of human skin - and the rainbow diversity of skin color today. Cutting-edge research unveils the role skin plays in human sexual attraction. And we go beyond biology to trace the influence of skin on our perceptions of race, our skittishness about nudity and the intriguing riddle of personal identity.moreless
    • Nature's Fury
      Episode 5
      1/1/08
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      For thousands of years, people have struggled to survive the devastating power of savage natural calamities. Now, witness spectacular scenes of cataclysmic destruction - and inspiring human courage - captured by the acclaimed filmmakers of National Geographic. See the city-shattering power of earthquakes in urban epicenters from San Francisco to Tokyo. And experience the moving human side of the story, from tales of heroism and tragedy to the dedicated scientists racing to understand and, ultimately, better predict the deadly forces of Natures Fury!moreless
    • 1/1/08
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      Cutting-edge medical technology and riveting, life-or-death personal dramas combine in this unprecedented, from-the-inside-out exploration of The Incredible Human Body. Marvel at the revolutionary imaging system used to guide a surgeon's scalpel in a delicate brain-tumor operation. Witness a childless couple's fight to beat the odds and create a new life with a micro-technological assist. See how London cabbies are sending modern brain development theories on an unexpected detour. An astonishing excursion into the living bodies of real people, right down to their stem cells, this is the extraordinary inside story of the human machine as you've never seen it before.moreless
    • Clone
      Episode 3
      1/1/08
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      Explore the miraculous potential and frightening possibilities of genetic cloning as National Geographic's cameras reveal the history, controversy, and cuttingedge developments of a scientific breakthrough capable of literally changing the destiny of the human race. Witness the remarkable effects of the cloning revolution and explore the "brave new world" of the human cloning industry and its inherent controversy.moreless
    • Avalanche
      Episode 2
      1/1/08
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      This fierce force of nature can snap trees as if they were twigs, reduce houses to rubble, and kill anyone unlucky enough to stand in the way. Hear terrifying stories of being buried alive. Learn the danger signs of an avalanche, and find out what to do if you're caught in one. National Geographic offers this insidetheavalanche look at the dramatic human stories, surprising science, and powerful history.moreless
    • 1/1/08
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      Every year, millions of asteroids and comets or "stray bullets" streak through the skies, and tons of small meteorites strike our planet! Some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the earth, in what many believe was the aftermath of a massive cosmic collision. Could something like this happen again? Scientists believe that the impact of an asteroid only a mile wide would be globally catastrophic. Join extraordinary geologist Eugene Shoemaker and his wife Carolyn who have remapped the heavens with their discoveries of more than 30 comets and hundreds of asteroids. Now that we know what's out there, how can we defend ourselves?moreless
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