PBS, BBC, NASA TV, and the Annenberg channel all have excellent programming. Nova, Planet Earth, and other science and nature documentaries are also intellectually-rich programs. But aside from the obvious choices, there are many shows on which are not only intentionally but incidentally educational, especially for certain individuals. Everyone can probably chime in with their own list of the top ten shows that make us smarter , and everyone's list would be different, so it's safe to say that the educational benefit varies from viewer to viewer (or education is in the eye of the beholder). Even shows intended as pure entertainment might teach certain viewers something worthwhile.
taking virtual reality technology another step further, the advancement is also used in ford’s virtual manufacturing technology. this ergonomics and variation lab strives to design the best, most efficient and safe assembly line and working environment as possible. it focuses on three core technologies: fully-body motion capture, 3D printing and immersive virtual reality. more than 52 motion-capture markers are placed on an employee’s body where ergonomists can record over 5,000 data points. 3D printing technology then enables the lab to reconstruct machinery in order to valid hand clearances. as well, immersive virtual reality uses motion detectors to place testers within a scenario alongside realistic props. all these techniques enable them to analyze the body position, posture and force calculations in order to improve manufacturing safety. since its first conception, employee injuries have been reduced by 70%, and ergonomic issues have been lowered by 90%, showing its great success. on average, the lab completes more than 900 virtual assembly task assessments per new-vehicle launch.