Breakthrough: Series 2
The show provides a thought-provoking and imaginative perspective on scientific discovery as it unfolds, revealing the world of tomorrow…today. Each episode follows scientific explorers working on cutting-edge projects with breakthrough potential.
Part 1: Addiction A Psychedelic Cure
Renegade researchers are fighting the medical establishment by exploring a controversial cure for our vices: psychedelic drugs.
Part 2: Cyber Terror
A look inside the shadowy world of hackers, where good battles evil. “White-hat” hackers stage a risky raid on a bank; a “black-hat” ISIS recruiter organizes a terrorist attack.
Part 3: Curing Cancer
Maverick doctors supercharge killer T cells, creating a breakthrough treatment for cancer.
Part 4: Game of Drones
The military and defence industry are looking for ways to defend against a mass drone attack, and they’ll learn how at the Game of Drones competition.
Part 5: Predicting the Future
By finding hidden patterns in big data, computers powered by a new form of artificial intelligence can predict the future with amazing accuracy.
Part 6: Power to the People
The world’s electric grids are aging and vulnerable. Now, engineers are making a dangerous trek to prove there is a better way to bring power to the people. Engineers make a dangerous trek across the Himalayas to bring power to a remote monastery.