“Breakthrough,” the six-part science series resume on Sunday, Nov. 29 on the National Geographic Channel. Executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Steve Michaels, Jonathan Koch and Mark Dowley, the series takes a look at leading scientists and their cutting-edge innovations and advancements.
The series has featured top Hollywood names at the director’s chair. Ron Howard, along with his longtime producing partner, Brian Grazer, directed “The Age of Aging,” the film on medical research into anti-aging therapies. To illustrate the effect that aging has over a lifetime, the episode includes a slide show of Howard growing older over the years. Director Brett Ratner takes on brain science; actress Angela Bassett looks at water and drought. Actor Paul Giamatti explores cyborg technology. Akiva Goldsman, who wrote “A Beautiful Mind,” investigates energy and director Peter Berg oversees the film on pandemics.
Here’s a look at the remaining episodes that start Nov. 29:
Nov. 29: “The Age of Aging” The study of aging is about more than delaying the end of our fragile existence. To enhance our quality of life, pioneering researchers are dedicated to extending the healthy years of our lifespan.
Dec.6: “Energy from the Edge” Reliance on fossil fuels is leading us into a global energy crisis. If we act now, developments in energy production could avert disaster and usher in a new era of clean, safe energy.
Dec.13 “Water Apocalypse” Earth is facing the devastating loss of a vital resource: clean water. Now, innovators across the globe are seeking solutions in emergent technologies to prevent a planet-wide water crisis.