Posted in: Science, Technology
On The Road With, Scientists at CERN
Matthew Stadlen spends the day at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, with accelerator physicist Steve Myers. CERN is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these...
Posted in: Science, Space
Destiny in Space
This eye-opening IMAX program is filmed from a satellite in outer space. From there, the viewer can see the space shuttle as it orbits the earth, and accompany the astronauts as they embark on the dangerous mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Then the satellite moves farther out, and travels to Mars and Venus, offering breathtaking shots of the two planets and their unusual features. Even further into deep space, there are new planets to explore, as well as the exciting possibility that life exists...
Surviving a Car Crash
Horizon meets the scientists working to make fatal car crashes a thing of the past. A remarkable fusion of mechanical engineering and biology promises to save countless lives across the world. The programme has exclusive access to the secretive world of the most advanced car crash tests. Horizon reveals how the latest advances in trauma medicine, psychology and even extreme sport are transforming your chances of surviving on the roads. And the programme shows how researchers are creating a new virtual...
Posted in: Educational, Science
Seven Wonders of the Microbe World (combined)
From black death to cholera, microbes have been resonsible for some of the worlds most devastating diseases. But at the same time this tiny single cell organisms have aided our survival on earth helping us produce some of our favourite foods. A film about Microbes and why some are good, some are bad and what they have done for...
Posted in: Science, Space
Is the Universe Infinite?
The shape of the universe is determined by a struggle between the momentum of expansion and the pull of gravity. The rate of expansion is expressed by the Hubble Constant, Ho, while the strength of gravity depends on the density and pressure of the matter in the universe. If the pressure of the matter is low, as is the case with most forms of matter we know of, then the fate of the universe is governed by the density. If the density of the universe is less than the “critical density” which is proportional...
Nikola Tesla: Master of Lightning
This amazing documentary gives long overdue recognition to a great and misunderstood man of science. The life of Nikola Tesla is an inspiring example of the power of one man to change the world with technology and revolutionary ideas. Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was one of the most fascinating scientists of the 20th century. He invented, developed or imagined the technology that brought us electricity, remote control, neon and florescent lighting, radio transmission and much more… all the basic inventions that...
Posted in: Science
Atom: The Illusion of Reality
Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores how studying the atom forced us to rethink the nature of reality itself. He discovers that there might be parallel universes in which different versions of us exist, finds out that empty space isn’t empty at all, and investigates the differences in our perception of the world in the universe and the reality. The final part of Professor Jim Al-Khalili’s documentary series about the basic building block of our universe, the atom. Al-Khalili explores how studying the atom...
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Dangerous Knowledge
Part 1: God's messenger:  The film begins with Georg Cantor, the great mathematician whose work proved to be the foundation for much of the 20th-century mathematics. He believed he was God's messenger and was eventually driven insane trying to prove his theories of infinity. Ludwig Boltzmann's struggle to prove the existence of atoms and probability eventually drove him to suicide. Part 2: The Enigma: Kurt Gödel, the introverted confidant of Einstein, proved that there would always be problems which...
Posted in: Archaeology, Science
History Cold Case
History series which sees skeletons of everyday people from across the ages analyzed in staggering detail, opening new windows on the history of our forebears by literally revealing the person behind the skeleton. The fascinating work of world-renowned Professor Sue Black OBE and her team at the Center for Human Anatomy and Identification at the University of Dundee comes under the spotlight as the team works on answering three big questions from the skeleton. Who were they? Why did they die? What does their...