Category “Science”

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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Human Universe

Human Universe is a new five part series released by the BBC and narrated by professor and physicist Brian Cox, which sets about exploring one of the most precious things found in our universe, us. This series is comprised of the following episodes: 1) Apeman - Spaceman 2) Why Are We Here 3) Are We Alone? 4) A Place in Space and Time 5) What Is Our Future? So far though only three episode have been aired and these are all listed in the playlist above, we will add more as soon as they become...

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Particle Fever

This film released in 2013 is a documentary which sets about tracking and recording the first round of experiments that are being conducted at the Large Hadron Collider located near Geneva, Switzerland. With help from the experimental physicists who are in charge of running these experiments at CERN we get a unique perspective into whats going on, in regards to the results found once the LHC is turned on. Having started filming in 2008 this documentary chronicles the up's and downs experienced but finally concludes in 2012 with the successful identification of the Higgs...

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Einstein

I'm typically not a big fan of History Channel documentaries but I believe this one in particular to be somewhat of a higher quality, it focuses on Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds that ever lived and in particular his early years and sometimes overlooked crucial years between his publications. Through interviews with some of todays brightest minds this film gives a great insight into the brilliance of Einstein, exploring the theory of generalized relativity, the nature of gravity and the famous equation...

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