Produktionen der Kategorie Science

Crime Scene Antiquity (WT)

This five-part series evolves around crimes and criminal cases of antiquity ranging from common murder, to raids, arson, cannibalism, assassinations, high treason, and terrorism. We investigate the cases using modern forensics, elaborate CGI and experimental archeology. Each episode presents both known and unknown crimes. Even if crimes from Greco-Roman antiquity dominate, we deliberately do not…

The Borderless Sky

The magic of a sparkling night sky is undisputed, but fewer and fewer people can still experience this breathtaking view – the brightly lit cities and the never-ending activity of the Western world make it impossible. This is the initial situation in which the photographers started their crusade. Your mission: to bring the beauty of…

Sundown for Autos

The business model of the auto industry, as we know it since Ford’s model T, is coming to an end. Diesel congestion, traffic, environmental standards – and on the horizon, the electric future of the car begins. Traditional cars fight for survival. The film shows the struggle of engineers, managers, lobbyists and politicians from Germany,…

Frankenstein’s Legacy – The Genius and Lunacy of Modern Medicine

Medical research has reached a point, where everything seems possible! Miracle-cures promise healing through stem cell- and gene therapy; longevity thanks to cryopreservation and cryogenetics; and even head transplants promise not only healing, but immortality – procedures closer to Science Fiction, than to reality! And everyone happily gobbles it up. The Media advertise the most…

Science Checkers

The science format on ZDFinfo. Our house experts explain amazing scientific phenomena. They are scientists of different disciplines and they are also friends, similar to the main protagonists of Big Bang Theory, always in a good mood, inquisitive, cheeky and ready to rumble. They are looking for the most spectacular video clips and the most…

Naked Mole Rat – Nature’s Weirdest Super Hero

The naked mole rat may not be the most beautiful little mammal, but it for sure is one of the most fascinating: the almost hairless, wrinkled ‘sand puppies’ are a true scientific wonder! They are cold blooded mammals that do not get cancer, do not feel pain and their bone structure never degrades; even 30-year-old…

Equus – The Story of the Horse

Ever since the mysterious origins of our extraordinary partnership, horses have shaped the human world. We are heirs today to six millennia of horsepower. It’s no surprise that when the world’s brainiest biped climbed atop the world’s greatest land-runner, that union rapidly changed the planet. At the speed of a horse, human cultures achieved new…

The Big Sleep

Everybody does it differently. Some sleep upside-down for twenty hours a day, like the little brown bat. Elephants and giraffes do it for only two hours a day, and allow themselves to lay down just once every four days. Others such as swallows spend 300 days a year up in the air without ever touching…

The Great Human Odyssey

Scientists are now unravelling the mystery of our remarkable resilience, just as they discover an ancient world of relentless change and merciless disaster that bestowed Homo sapiens with its powers of adaptation. We alone among the hominids survived an era of geological change so volatile, the planet has seen nothing like it since the extinction…

Secrets of the Hive

Honeybees are in a crisis. Our main pollinators are weakened and suffer from dramatic population losses, yet there are thousands of bee species hardly known to science who might be our future pollinators. „Secrets of the Hive“ joins researchers and beekeepers in Panama, the United States and Germany discovering the unknown world of these neglected…

Killer in the Caves

A science wildlife thriller about North America’s greatest but barely noticed wildlife disaster, the looming extinction of many North American bats. The film follows researchers and wildlife managers in the US and Canada into caves, laboratories and cooling chambers on their desperate quest to stop the epidemic. Like criminal investigators they have to connect the…