Category “Science”

Secrets of the Sun

It's an alien landscape where magnetic tornados, twist upward tens of thousands miles, mysterious dark spots large enough to engulf the earth and violent eruptions shoot tones of charged particles into space at speeds of up to 2 million miles per hour. This is not some strange world situated at the other side of the galaxy, this is our Sun and now new technologies are allowing us to see it like never before, satellites are giving investigators new insights into century old mysteries. How does our Sun work, where does its power come from and how can it's inner workings impact...

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DNA: The Molecule of Life

DNA: The Molecule of Life, is a 5 part documentary series released by the American public broadcaster and television program distributor, PBS. It examines the heart of life, the one thing that links all living things together, the very key passed through the generations giving you and me our personalities, health, looks and ethnicity and yet It wasn't until 1958 that this blueprint for all life on earth was discovered. This series includes the following episodes: 1) The Secret of Life, 2) Playing God, 3) Human Race, 4) Curing Cancer, 5) Pandora's...

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The Great Math Mystery

We live in an age of astonishing advances, engineers can land a car sized rover on Mars, Physicists probe the essence of old matter, while we communicate wirelessly on a vast world wide network but underlying all these modern wonders is something deep and mysteriously powerful. It's been called the language of the universe, and perhaps its civilisations greatest achievement, its name is mathematics, but where does it come from and why in science does it work so well? In this film, Nova explores the idea of maths and its potential for unlocking the secrets of the...

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Dancing in the Dark: The End of Physics

Still to this day modern scientists don't really know what the majority of our universe is made out of. The atoms which are the building blocks for everything within only account for four percent, the remaining is dark matter and dark energy, this dark mater however can be considered as 'don't know'. This is where the Large Hadron Collider at CERN comes in and it has recently been upgraded. When it is turned back on this month (March 2015), it will have twice the energy it had before, meaning that collisions will be more powerful and the hope is that scientists will finally discover the...

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Can You Cure My Cancer

A scary fact is that one in two of us will get cancer, its a disease that touches every family in Britain. BBC's Panorama has spent the last eighteen months on the frontline in the fight against the disease. At the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, patients that have been given just months to live are keeping cancer at bay for years. Advances in genetics are delivering a new generation of smarter cancer drugs. Leading scientists at the institute of cancer research see this as a game changing moment as patents that have run out of options under conventional treatment are helping to...

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The Secrets of Quantum Physics

Beneath the complexities of everyday life the rules of our universe seem reassuringly simple, but as science further developed and those involved began to peer deeper into the tiny building blocks of matter all such certainty vanished and what was discovered was the weird world of Quantum Mechanics. Deep down inside of everything around us a universe was found completely unlike our own. Around 100 years ago some the greatest scientists began a journey down the rabbit hole into the strange and bizarre, they found that in the realm of the very small things could be in two places at once,...

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The Science of Interstellar

Humans are natural born explorers, we charge into unchartered territory to seek out the unknown, we have mapped nearly every inch of Mother Earth and left tracks on the Moon but to set foot on another planet, to travel beyond out Solar System that is a dream for the future. A dream that comes to life the feature film Interstellar. The film Interstellar deals with a quest for new worlds and the faith of humanity, although this sounds like science fiction the foundation of this film are routed in real science, thanks to the involvement of renowned astrophysicist Kip Thorne. This film...

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Monster Black Holes

Black holes haunt our universe, dark centres of gravity that swallow everything in their path. This National Geographic film asks questions such as what would you see if you got close enough to one and fell past the point of no return into a netherworld of twisted space and time? What secrets can we learn about the universe on a journey to the centre of a monster black...

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Quantum Leap

Lying just below everyday reality is a breath-taking world, where much of what we perceive about the universe is wrong. In this film best selling author and physicist Brian Green takes us on a journey that manipulates the rules of what we know to be the human experience. It's a world that comes to life as we probe the most extreme realms of the cosmos from black holes to the big bang and onto the very hearth of matter itself. Here we may be living in only one of many parallel...

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