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Professor Stephen Hawking examines how science is striving for humankind's next leap forward

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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.

  • Episode 1

    Episode 1

    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.

  • Episode 2

    Episode 2

    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.

  • Episode 3

    Episode 3

    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

  • Episode 4

    Episode 4

    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

  • Episode 5

    Episode 5

    The experts unearth the amazing breakthroughs transforming the resilience and strength of the human body, including the possibility of humans regenerating their own hearts