Science and Technology
- Beyond the Naked Eye
There's a world all around us that can't normally be seen or heard with the human eyes and ears. This TV program takes footage of a new world that transcends the normal dimensions of time and space in order to zero in on the truth on a variety of topics using the very latest in photography equipment and methods.
The Secret is in the mighty swing of the Katana
アインシュタインの眼 ｜ 刀一振りに奥義あり [NHK]
｜Length : 43min. ｜Year : 2009 ｜
The attraction of Japanese period films lies in the elegance and dynamism of its sword fighting scenes. From the realistic bits that make people look as though they're actually being cut, to the breathtaking beauty and intensity seen in the split-second execution of skills...
How do these scenes -- that continue to intrigue us -- come to life?
The stage combat master is the choreographer and director of sword fighting scenes. By utilizing a state-of-the-art camera, we close in on the ultimate skills that the stage combat master brings to life through his infinite wisdom and discipline.
Food Poisoning — the creepy micro-sized devil
アインシュタインの眼 ｜ 食中毒 しのびよるミクロの悪魔 [NHK]
｜Length : 44min. ｜Year : 2009 ｜
Hot seasons bring about spates of food poisoning incidents. Bacteria invisible to the naked eye attach and multiply on foods; when consumed in the human body, these bacteria cause serious symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting. In this program, the multiplying process of such bacteria is caught on footage utilizing a state-of-the-art camera which is able to capture even the slightest amount of colors. The workings of bacteria such as o-157, which has the ability to withstand gastric acid, and the heat-resistant bacillus cereus, are also investigated.