Science

The Fantastic Mr. Feynman

Richard Feynman born May 11, 1918 was an American theoretical physicist, best known for his work in the he is considered one of the most iconic, influential and inspiring scientists of the 20th century. In 1965 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics. Early in his life Feynman showed great aptitude for science and participated i

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Project Greenglow: The Quest for Gravity Control

This is a film about an unusual scientific adventure, which had the ultimate goal of establishing the ability to control gravity. For centuries the greatest scientific minds have struggled with the precise workings of gravity, from Newton to Faraday and Einstein, to them the concept of controlling gravity has been seen as little more than a fanciful dream. However in the mid 1990's the British 

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Galileo

Galileo

It was a time of discord in the Christian world, threatened by the Protestant Reformation the Roman Catholic Church demanded strict adherence to its dogma enforced by the violent threat of inquisition, fear of heresy was in the air. In this turbulent era Galileo Galilei would become Europe's most celebrated scientist, if there is any one person who it can be said created modern science it has t

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The Lying Game: The Crimes That Fooled Britain

Ian Huntley, Stuart Hazell, Mitchell Quy and Karen Matthews are some of the notorious criminals of recent years, all convicted for different crimes but all with one thing in common, they all lied on camera about the crimes they themselves had committed. In this ITV special the lies of these criminals who managed to briefly fool Britain are put under the microscope whilst three of the nations top f

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The Brain: With David Eagleman

The most complex thing that we have discovered in the universe is the human brain and for the past 20 years American neuroscientist, Dr David Eagleman, has been attempting to understand how what happens in just three pounds of jello like material somehow becomes us. In a cubic centimeter of brain tissue there are as many connections as stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, what we feel, what matters t

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Impact! A Horizon Guide To Car Crashes

For most of our history, horseback was as fast as any human could hope to travel but then came along the industrial revolution which saw the birth of steam powered and internal combustion engines. Cars transformed our world they made travel easier, more accessible and faster than ever before. This speed however also brought danger with it and for more than 60 years Horizon and the BBC have repo

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Whats Wrong With Our Weather?

Over the last few years it has been clear to see that Britain's weather has become quite a bit more extreme, especially the winter season. The winter of 2014 was the wettest on record, with deadly storms battering Britain for months, causing misery for millions with many costal towns seeing a dramatic increase in flooding and before this there was a run of cold winters, record breaking temperature

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Which Universe Are We In?

There is an idea once thought to be so radical that just mentioning it was thought to be pure insanity, but now scientists from around the world are daring to believe that it is actually true. They think that our universe is not alone its just one of an infinite number of weird and wonderful worlds. Some where life is familiar, others where things turned out a little differently. Some of these

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Bletchley Park: Code-breaking’s Forgotten Genius

Gordon Welchman was a World War II codebreaking hero, without him the top secret German Enigma codes might never have been broken. The war as a result may have lasted a further two extra years and tens of thousands more would have died. Gordon Welchman should be famous, his contribution to the war was as great as Alan Turing's so why is it that we have never heard of him? Welchman was the archi

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