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Region Coding: Region 3 (Locked)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 (stereo)
English, Traditional Chinese
Number of Discs:
- minutes (TBA)
24 Feb 2011
When Worlds Collide
This programme reveals the awe-inspiring world of animal swarms. We discover what happens when superswarms invade our lives. Using the latest camera techniques, we go to the heart of the swarm, to reveal how they view our world. Real life footage from camcorders and mobile phones captures the amazing impact they can have on our lives. Killers bees mount an attack on an international football match in Costa Rica. In the USA, the Illinois River literally boils with leaping silver carp, an alien species that has hijacked the river smashing into boats and injuring people. In South Australia, a sea of mice raid farms as millions consume and destroy on a scale that defies belief. The largest swarm on Earth erupts from Lake Victoria, trillions of flies blanket villages, but the locals have learnt to turn this swarm into a highly nutritious fly-burger. In Rome, cameras fly alongside ten million starlings, the largest swarm in Europe. Their mesmeric waves stop many residents in their tracks. But as they roost, they smother the city in tons of excrement. One man has learnt to control the ultimate swarm, he has become their ??queen bee?? with startling results learning to control what most people fear ?? and to understand one of the most incredible forces of nature.
One Million Heads, One Beautiful Mind
Extraordinary photography reveals the incredible collective intelligence behind these invasions. Swarm intelligence is a remarkable form of mass animal thought, and their success depends on it. Millions of free-tailed bats form a living tornado in which complex information is exchanged. Huge shape-shifting shoals of herring use swarm intelligence to detect predators. Billions of alkali flies form a rolling wave to evade the gaping mouths of gulls. Vast numbers of shore birds synchronise their migration with swarming horseshoe crabs, a feat of timing unparallelled in the animal world. Fire ants invade and destroy computer equipment and, when their nest is flooded, create living rafts with their bodies. Inside a driver ants?? nest, we discover the inner workings of a brain made from thousands of individuals. One swarm is even helping to save the planet from the Greenhouse Effect. Incredible images show the true complexity of the swarm and how their intelligence impacts on our world.