Category “Educational”

Ice Age Columbus: Who were the first Americans

Firmly rooted in the latest scientific discoveries, this fascinating docudrama explores the theory that Europeans came to America much earlier than previously thought. New archaeological data and the latest DNA research suggest that an ice bridge, formed during the last ice age, spanned the Atlantic. Follow the adventures of a Stone Age family as they travel from France and settle in America — about 17,000 years before Columbus was even...

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National Geographic – Extreme Universe – Collision Course

Witness some of the most violent impacts in the universe, and meet the people protecting us from the fallout of these cosmic...

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Extreme Universe: Space Storms

Witness the relentless power of Earth’s worst weather, before traveling the universe to find the 17,500kmh winds and methane storms of...

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Modern Marvels – Aluminium

You can tear it with two fingers; you can build space ships with it. In this DVD get all the fascinating info about this endlessly versatile material. •For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life. •The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence. •From the tip of the Washington Monument to the six-pack in your fridge, aluminum is everywhere! Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items,...

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The Story of Science: Can We Have Unlimited Power?

We are the most power-hungry generation that has ever lived. This film tells the story of how that power has been harnessed – from wind, steam and from inside the atom. In the early years the drive for new sources of power was led by practical men who wanted to make money. Their inventions and ideas created fortunes and changed the course of history, but it took centuries for science to catch up, to explain what power is, rather than simply what it does. This search revealed fundamental laws of nature which apply across the universe, including the most famous equation in all of science,...

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The Story of Science – How Did We Get Here?

The question of our human origins is one of the most controversial science has wrestled with. This is the story of how scientists came to explain the beauty and diversity of life on earth, and reveal how its evolution is connected to the long and violent history of our planet. Featuring ocean adventurers, eccentric French aristocrats, mountain climbers, a secret Victorian publisher with 12 fingers, a ridiculed German meteorologist, and only a brief hint of Charles...

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National Geographic – Extreme Universe – Star Gates

Throughout history, humans have been fascinated by the stars. Discover how astronomy played a crucial role in early...

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King: Dreamer

Tom Brokaw narrates this documentary on Martin Luther King Jr. For some of us, it’s hard to believe that Dr. King was assassinated 40 years ago this month at the age of 39. Dr. King knew he would die young – before he reached his 40th birthday. He knew in his heart he would be assassinated. The documentary includes interviews with and comments from Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young, Bono, Martin Luther King III, and more. King had an enormous impact with his efforts of non-violent protests and received the Nobel Pease Prize in 1964, the youngest recipient to...

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Extreme Universe: Is Anyone Out There?

Ever wondered what would happen if you were sucked into a black hole? Or, if wormholes could make time travel a reality? And could life on Earth survive a huge meteor strike like the one that took out the dinosaurs? Now you can find out in this captivating series. Join experts as they unravel the most mind-boggling mysteries of the cosmos, using the latest scientific theories, dramatic time sequences and everyday examples of incredible forces. Travel to the farthest reaches of the universe, as this exploratory space documentary series asks ‘is anyone out...

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