Providing a thought-provoking and imaginative perspective on scientific discovery as it unfolds, each episode follows scientific explorers working on cutting-edge projects with breakthrough potential, revealing the world of tomorrow... today.Breakthrough has one or more episodes available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, available for purchase on Prime Video, and 2 others. It's a documentary show with 12 episodes over 2 seasons. Breakthrough is still airing with no announced date for the next episode or season. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (198 votes).
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Nov 2, 2015
Fighting Pandemics Nov 2, 2015 Viral outbreaks can become deadly pandemics in a matter of days. To prevent catastrophe, courageous scientists are fighting back with new treatments and vaccines.
S01 E02Nov 9, 2015
More Than Human Nov 9, 2015 Scientific advancements are challenging the concept of what it means to be human. In the near future, enhancing the human body with technology could lead to the next stage of our evolution.
S01 E03Nov 16, 2015
Decoding the Brain Nov 16, 2015 Using powerful new technologies, scientists are seeking solutions to a variety of mental illnesses by exploring unmapped facets of the human brain.
S01 E04Nov 30, 2015
The Age of Aging Nov 30, 2015 New discoveries may help us slow or even turn back our biological clocks.
S01 E05Dec 7, 2015
Energy From the Edge Dec 7, 2015 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.
S01 E06Dec 14, 2015
Water Apocalypse Dec 14, 2015 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.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01May 3, 2017
Addiction: A Psychedelic Cure? May 3, 2017 Renegade researchers are fighting the medical establishment by exploring a controversial cure for our vices: psychedelic drugs.
S02 E02May 10, 2017
Cyber Terror May 10, 2017 Inside the hidden world of hackers: “White-hat” hackers stage a risky raid on a bank; a “black-hat” ISIS recruiter organizes a terrorist attack.
S02 E03May 17, 2017
Curing Cancer May 17, 2017 Using T cells taken from cancer patients and deactivated HIV virus, maverick doctors have created a stunning new therapy for a dreaded disease.
S02 E04May 24, 2017
Game of Drones May 24, 2017 The military and defense industry are looking for ways to defend against a mass drone attack, and they’ll learn how at the Game of Drones competition.
S02 E05May 31, 2017
Predicting the Future May 31, 2017 By finding hidden patterns in big data, computers powered by a new form of artificial intelligence can predict the future with amazing accuracy.
S02 E06Jun 7, 2017
Power to the People Jun 7, 2017 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.