• Prostitutes of God (Documentary)
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    Prostitutes of God (Documentary)

    [MUSIC PLAYING] SARAH HARRIS: The first thing that strikes you when you come to India is a sense of extreme contrasts. While some people are still shitting off the side of railway lines and eating from banana leaves, other people are drinking Frappuccinos and wearing Gucci sunglasses. Along with this feeling of progress and moving forward, there’s still this undercurrent of tradition and religion and superstition and an even more deeply ingrained caste system. I didn’t realize quite how sharp these contrasts between new and old India were until I came here last year to research an article about sex trafficking. And on my very first day here, I met…

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    $2 Burgers in Harlem – Street Food Icons

    -I love to work. I always tell other people, “You gonna do anything, get a job.” It keeps you out of trouble. -He’s like one of the mayors of Harlem, you know what I mean? And it’s like this is an institution. You have buses lined up here. -I used to get my hair done out here as a little girl, and Mo’s been here since I was a teenager. -Hi. How you doing? -And it be less than 15 bucks to get a haircut and, you know, something to eat. -I’ve been doing this so long I don’t know anything else to do. ♪♪ It started because a friend…

  • Higher Ground | Playing For Change | Song Around the World
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    Higher Ground | Playing For Change | Song Around the World

    People keep on learnin’ Soldiers keep on warrin’ World keep on turnin’ ‘Cause it won’t be too long oh no Powers keep on lyin’ While your people keep on dyin’ World keep on turnin’ ‘Cause it won’t be too long I’m so darn glad that he let me try it again ‘Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin I’m so glad that I know more than I knew then Gonna keep on tryin’ Till I reach the highest ground Teachers, Keep on teachin’ Preachers, Keep on preachin’, World, keep on turnin’, ‘Cause it won’t be too long. Oh no Lovers keep on lovin’ Believers…

  • IETF and Internet Hall of Fame 2013: Henning Schulzrinne
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    IETF and Internet Hall of Fame 2013: Henning Schulzrinne

    Henning Schulzrinne I’ve been involved in the Internet technical community since the early ’90s, primarily in my academic role as faculty at Columbia and previously as a researcher at Bell Labs and in a German research lab here in Berlin, actually. And secondly, more recently, as a staff member for the Federal Communications Commission. In that role, I have been participating in traditional academic research, primarily in the networking realm, but also, working primarily within the Internet Engineering Task Force on standards development for Internet applications, primarily real-time applications. The topics I have worked on probably the most are, as I said, the real-time Internet applications, Voice over IP and…

  • The Mobile Love Industry
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    The Mobile Love Industry

    Since the invention of the internet 30 years ago, network technology has connected us in increasingly intimate ways. Today, the world is literally at our fingertips through our phones. ‘We do see the phone as bit of an extension of ourselves. This is going to be a really enduring technology to have a small screen with you at all times.’ ‘The immediacy of connection has radically impacted life in the 21st century. Especially when is comes to Sex and Love. ‘In the last 5 years a good third of relationships start from online dating if not more.’ ‘There’s a totally new generation of people who are just coming into dating…

  • Kings of Cannabis (Full Length Documentary)
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    Kings of Cannabis (Full Length Documentary)

    [MUSIC PLAYING] KRISHNA ANDAVOLU: We’re on the side of a mountain. And there’s about thousands of marijuana plants around us. -This is like, two, three hectares– like 20, 30,000 plants. And then you know that you’re going to find a champion there if you look long enough. It’s a massive field, full of pot. KRISHNA ANDAVOLU: You might not know who Arjan Roskam is, but you’ve probably smoked his weed. Since 1985, Arjan’s been producing some of the most well-known strains of marijuana out of Amsterdam. We joined up with him and his crew in Colombia to look for three rare marijuana strains. So after about a few hours of…

  • World’s Smallest Car Race
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    World’s Smallest Car Race

    In April 2017, six teams of scientists from all over the world came together for the world’s smallest car race. Teams had to use state of the art electron microscopes to guide their cars on a track hundred times thinner than a strand of hair and even if the distance was so small the whole race took 30 hours… But what is the purpose of this race and what is a nanocar? My name is Remy Pawlak and I was one of the pilot of the Swiss nano dragster during the first international nanocar race. So the idea is to use an organic molecule that you synthesize that you adsorb…