Superswarms

Superswarms


BBC
DVD Region 3

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When Worlds Collide:

This program 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 learned 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 learned 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 synchronize 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.

動物群的世界如何令我們為之驚歎?利用最先進的拍攝科技,我們得以進入這些超級動物群當中,鉅細靡遺地了解動物群入侵人類世界時的情況。本紀錄片捕捉到難能可貴的鏡頭,讓我們了解動物群每一個動作如何對人類產生奇妙影響。例如,殺人蜂在哥斯達黎加的國際足球賽上襲擊球員和裁判;南澳大利亞的幾百萬隻家鼠大規模入侵農場,吃掉農作物並大舉破壞;全球最大的動物群在維多利亞湖爆發性湧現,幾千億隻幽蚊在村莊上空鋪天蓋地而來,但當地村民已學會將這種動物群轉化為極具營養的幽蚊肉餅;一位昆蟲學教授學會控制蜜蜂群,並成為蜜蜂的“蜂后”,他控制大部分人恐懼的蜜蜂,令人咂舌,但也令我們瞭解大自然最不可思議的動物群之一。群體智慧是動物集思廣益後得出的非凡成果,物種的繁衍要取得成功也有賴群體智慧。《三五成群》將令你大開眼界,同時收錄不少美得令人眩目的片段,展示複雜的生物群體智慧,以及牠們的智慧如何影響地球。

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Original Name  三五成群
Official Release Date Feb 24, 2011
Screen Format Wide Screen
Video Format PAL
Audio Dolby Digital
Language English
Subtitles Chinese, English
Genre Documentary
Version  Hong Kong
PAX-Code PAX0003288412
Catalog No.  DVDB38437
Item Code  4717415384378

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