Archives for April, 2010

The New Audi R8

What is the new revolutionary road car that goes 60 miles-per-hour in 3.8 seconds, and rivals Porshe and Lamborghini? That’s right, the new Audi R8. Its factory is in Neckarsulm, Germany, where parts of the car are meticulously handbuilt. More than a week and 120 workers are necessary to produce one of these. Video: Creating…

A Zookeeper’s Life

My Life is a Zoo premieres on Nat Geo WILD, Monday April 26th at 10 PM ET/PT. Over 175 million people visit zoos and aquariums each year. To meet the demands of the exotic animal business, zookeepers must complete a series of behind-the-scenes tasks on a daily basis to keep their animals healthy and happy.…

Dogs and iPads

Eons ago, back when Steve Martin still had brown hair, he appeared on the “Tonight Show,” where he made the observation that some dogs actually seem to watch television. That led him to wonder: why don’t all dogs watch television? The explanation, he decided, was the lack of programming targeted at canines — “there’s maybe…

Fatal Insomnia

By Tria ThalmanProducer/Director Fatal Familial Insomnia One of the greatest challenges in producing this film was locating families that suffer from Fatal Familial Insomnia. It’s a disease that devastates families, passing from one generation to the next with frightening tenacity. For these families, it’s the elephant in the room – everyone knows it’s there but…

Grizzly Encounter

Expedition Wild: Grizzly Encounters premieres Monday April 26 at 9P et/pt. By Eric Bendick It was a bright and sunny winter morning at the Montana Grizzly Encounter, nestled high in the sparkling snow-covered mountains above the Gallatin Valley of Montana. The better part of the last three hours had been spent filming the beginning of…

"Stay AWAY From the Saw"

by Jose Jehuda Garcia My name is Jose and I’m one of the producers on “Cut it in Half: Fire Truck.” Like with any NatGeo show, producing Cut it in Half was an interesting, educational experience. And as we captured the images and researched the topic that comprises this program, I learned a lot of…

Earth From Above

Satellite technology allows us to have a better understanding of our planet. Scientists can follow seasons and climate changes around the globe. These tools help us even save lives by enabling us to predict the path of hurricanes, track bushfires and other dangerous weather patterns and disasters. Video: Satellite imagery confirms the effects of global…

Legal protection for Bigfoot?

Scientists generally view Bigfoot, the towering, hirsute recluse that reputedly roams the forests of northern Califoria and the Pacific Northwest, as nothing more than a mashup of hoaxes, hype and modern folklore. But in the unlikely event that paranormal searchers someday emerge from the woods with a specimen of the giant humanoid monster on a…

Hyena Vs Lioness

Deep in the Luiwa Plain, a hyena must challenge a lioness for her next meal — an injured wildebeest. But the lionness is hunting alone and where there is one hyena there is sure to be others. She is no match for a hungry group of hyenas. Clash of the Hyenas airs Friday April 23…

The Islands That Changed the World

This place is like no other. Savage, bizarre, hellish and beautiful; the islands that changed the world. From erupting volcanoes, giant tortoises, and leaping lizards to rarely filmed sites and creatures, Galápagos take you inside this living laboratory of evolution. Galápagos airs April 22 at 8P et/pt. Watch a video preview below.