Category “Science”

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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Ebola: The Search for a Cure

Nobody really knows where the Ebola virus comes from but whats even scarier is the fact that his recent outbreak is the worst Ebola epidemic the world has ever seen, with the current death toll claiming more lives than all previous outbreaks combined. Efforts to contain the virus appear to be failing, but there is hope. In this episode of Horizon we meet the medics on the frontline and follows the scientists racing to find a cure for one of the most dangerous killers on Earth. This is an extraordinary story of bravery and determination against a deadly enemy.   The Ebola virus....

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Tails You Win: The Science of Chance

All of our lives we are pulled around and pushed about by the mysterious workings of chance. When chance appears to be cruel some people tend to call it faith and when chance is kind we might call it luck but what actually is chance? Is it something fundamental in the fabric of the universe , does chance have rules and does it really exist at all? and if it does could we one day overcome it? This is the story of how we discovered chance works, learned to tame it and even work out the odds for the future. How we tried but so often failed to conquer...

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The Virus That Cures

South of Moscow, North of Turkey, scientist in the Republic of Georgia may hold our last defense against the superbugs, against the advance of antibiotic resistant bacteria. From the sewage found being poured into a river a medicine can be found, a medicine from a virus, the virus that...

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