Thursday 31st December 2015 at 20h40 - France 5
Selection of Pariscience 2015
Since the dawn of time, the Moon plays a major role in biological life: it acts like the pendulum of the terrestrial clock, dictating its rhythm to everything alive.As a universal symbol,the Moon is present in every civilisation through myths and legends.MOON takes us on a scientific odyssey revisiting the subtle link between the Moon and the Earth.
The Edgehog heating up
Monday 21st December 2015 at 13h00 - France 5
Selection of Pariscience 2014
In the park of Versailles, Robespierre-the-hedgehog spreads terror among nails of Marie-Antoinette’s vegetable garden. Nevertheless, Robespierre’s life is not easy. The global warming is a serious threat for his survival.
Le coelacanthe, plongée vers nos origines
Sunday 20th December 2015 at 15h55 - ARTE
Selection of Pariscience 2014, winner of the 'Prix Buffon'
Considered to be the greatest zoological discovery of the 20th century, the coelacanth was thought to have been extinct for 63 million years before turning up in a fisherman’s net in 1938. From that day on, this castaway from a bygone age has fired the imagination of countless researchers the world over.
Future by Starck
Monday 14th December 2015 at 09h00 - ARTE
Selection of Pariscience 2014
Since the birth of the solar system four and a half billion years ago, a constant stream of all manner of changes has taken place. We are, however only half way through our history, as the implosion of the sun has been estimated in four billion years’ time. So what does the future hold?
Philippe Starck, the French designer and visionary, takes us on an amazing interplanetary journey to meet the people who are designing tomorrow’s world.
Benjamin Franklin and the first balloons
Saturday 12th December 2015 at 21h40 - Arte
Selection of Pariscience 2013
The film follows the adventure of the inventors and pioneers of the conquest of the skies in the 18th century, as Montgolfier brothers, Mr Charles, Pilâtre de Rozier…
The exact reconstruction of the first hot air and gas balloons by a team of modern balloonists make us relive the excitement and discoveries of these technological first flights.
The End of Memory
Friday 11th December 2015 at 22h30 - ARTE
Selection of Pariscience 2015, winner of the Special Mention from the Jury Science Television
This film sets out to answer these questions through a rigorous, fascinating scientific investigation.
Every day, some 2.5 trillion bytes of data are exchanged. This deluge is known as ?big data?. How can we classify, store, and give meaning to this mass of digital information?Are our digital societies still capable of producing a lasting memory?
Broadcast again on december 18, 2015 at 4:25 pm
Monday 07th December 2015 at 20h40 - France 5
Selection of Pariscience 2011
The film is centered around the scene where a young boy named Joseph Meister becomes the first person to be vaccinated against rabies, turning Pasteur into a legend.
This film follows the life and discoveries of the great scientist, as he works alongside his wife Marie and other close collaborators. We relive the adventure-packed life of a man who was raised in the Napoleonic spirit, by an old-guard soldier father who taught him to never surrender.
Death is in the Field
Tuesday 01st December 2015 at 23h35 - France 2
Selection of Pariscience 2012
"Once we uncover the whole truth about the dangers of pesticides, the uproar will be worse than that of contaminated blood. I refuse to keep quiet." This farmer is stricken with bone-marrow cancer at 47; a victim of the pesticides he handles every day. Like him, hundreds of farmers are affected. Born into intensive farming in the 50s, they had been using phytosanitary products until the diagnoses were given: Parkinson's disease, leukemia, cancer… Is this an epidemic? This documentary plunges us into the lives of these farmers. We follow the affected families across a whole season, in the intimacy of their medical visits, their struggle for the recognition of the impact of the pesticides on the farmers’ health and their efforts to switch to organic farming. What's their view of a farming system in which they are both the players and victims? Why does the majority of them continue to use products that are slowly killing them? Alone or in networks, resistance is growing: nothing is lost for these new warriors of the soil.