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  • BREAKTHROUGH

  • Premieres Saturday November 7th at 10pm, 9pm BKK/JKT
  • National Geographic Channel

DESCRIPTION

BREAKTHROUGH is a revolutionary new series about scientific explorers from leading universities and institutions and how their cutting-edge innovations and advancements will change our lives in the immediate future and beyond. The series brings to life the stories, people and technology behind these breakthroughs, and shows how they are changing our world. Lifesaving, mind-boggling innovation is a part of everyday life, so we sometimes take it for granted, but with some of the greatest story-tellers of our time behind the camera, Breakthrough reveals the modern-day revolutions taking place and the courage, imagination, passion and self-sacrifice required to achieve them. In each hour-long episode, visionary Hollywood directors – Ron Howard, Brett Ratner, Peter Berg, Angela Bassett, Akiva Goldsman, and Paul Giamatti – tackle the remarkable discoveries being made in the fields of longevity, brain science, pandemics, water, energy and cyborg technology.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Breakthrough: Curing Cancer
    Bucking the medical system, maverick doctors have pioneered breakthrough cancer therapies.
  • Breakthrough: Cyber Terror
    An exclusive look inside the world of hackers, where good battles evil with the security of the world at stake.
  • Breakthrough: Predicting The Future
    A new form of artificial intelligence predicts the future with incredible accuracy. Will machines shape the future, leaving their creators far behind?
  • Breakthrough: Addiction: A Psychedelic Cure?
    An alliance of a countess, a defrocked drug czar and doctors are reviving long-suppressed research into the therapeutic value of psychedelic drugs.
  • Breakthrough: Power To The People
    A small band of fearless engineers are making a dangerous trek across the high Himalaya to prove there is a better way to bring power to the people.
  • Breakthrough: Game of Drones
    Small, cheap commercial drones are everywhere. Most people use them for good but in the wrong hands, they could be weapons of mass destruction.
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