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This video collection is dedicated to mankind’s inventions! Humans are constantly thinking of ways to improve themselves and the way they interact with their environment. A lot of these efforts have led to really useful pieces of technology that are used by all of us. Can you imagine life without telephones, internet, or videogames? Still, a lot of inventions might have seem useful at the time, but are just funny if you look at them now.
We’ve made a selection of clips about the most helpful, intriguing and fascinating inventions of the last decades. While technology is often taken for granted, these videos will bring you back to the time when big, and small, inventions were presented to the world. We hope you enjoy it!
|First mobile phone launch
RTÉ/Ireland 1985 [01:54]
|Glass helmet to protect against the smog
LUCE/Italy 1959 [00:41]
ORF/Austria 2004 [05:22]
LUCE/Italy 1952 [00:53]
|Partner selection through electrons
Memoriav-SRF/Switzerland 1965 [01:12]
|Motor driven spade
RTBF/Belgium 1993 [01:05]
BBC/United Kingdom 2008 [05:16]
BBC/United Kingdom 1998 [01:42]
An item about a computer that is programmed to play a popular Austrian card game against a person.
ORF/Austria 1971 [03:17]
|Phone of the future
At the National Centre for Telecommunications Studies, new automatic terminals allow people to call one another without having to rely on an operator, and the devices’ sound quality is improved.
INA/France 1960 [02:47]
|Hydrogen technoly in cars
DW/Germany 1996 [03:36]
|Laser technology to improve sight
In this program, the ability to improve one’s sight by using laser lights is demonstrated.
TVC/Spain 2009 [21:58]
|The smart home
DW/Germany 1998 [06:09]
|Virtual Irish pub
RTÉ/Ireland 1995 [01:20]
|The latest inventions|
We welcome you to take a look at our previous collections for more EUscreen content; In the Classroom, European Celebrations, Women’s Rights in Europe, European Theatre, All That Jazz, Film Festivals of Europe, Motorsport and Vintage Cars, Audiovisual Heritage Day, and Faithful and Furry Friends.