Science

Snowball Earth

There is a theory that was once considered to be quite controversial, so much so that scientists labeled it absurd. It claimed that for millions of years the our planet Earth was covered entirely by ice, every inch smothered by nearly a one kilometre thick sheet. The temperatures would have been -40ºC all over, even in the tropic regions located along the equator. If this was indeed the case then

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THORIUM REMIX 2016

THORIUM REMIX 2016

This film sets about exploring the potential that Thorium has for being a safe means to produce an abundance of energy. Thorium itself is easily found but requires a very different type of nuclear reactor then the ones commonly used today. We don't use see the use of solid fuel rods and pressurised water as a coolant in this reactor but rather it is one which is kept in a liquid state and uses sta

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Inside Einstein’s Mind: The Enigma of Space and Time

This is the story of what is considered to be the most beautiful and powerful theory in science today, that is Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. In November of 1915 when Einstein presented the world with his formidable theory our understanding of gravity, space and time was completely turned upside down and over the last hundred years since then, general relativity has enabled us

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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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