Brave New World with Stephen Hawking
About the Show
Professor Stephen Hawking examines how science is striving for humankind's next leap forward
Series 1 Summary
Professor Stephen Hawking presents Brave New World, a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century.
This episode explores the new generation of machines. Mark Evans fuses his brain with a computer to test a new breed of machine while Kathy Sykes hits the streets of San Francisco in a driverless car.
The experts examine how scientists are battling killer diseases. Biologist Aarathi Prasad joins virus hunters in Africa's jungles while Robert Winston finds out about the robot surgeons of the future.
The experts explore how 21st-century technology is changing the way we live, the way we communicate and our perception of the universe, from 3D printing to unmanned pod cars.
In this episode, science turns super-hero as it battles to save the planet and preserve the human race, from petri-dish pork to the Frozen Ark and laser fuel.
The experts unearth the amazing breakthroughs transforming the resilience and strength of the human body, including the possibility of humans regenerating their own hearts.