Category “Science”

Pipe Down

Pipe Down is an hour long documentary that tells the story of a rural community in Co. Mayo in Ireland, who have been battling the oil giant Shell over their plans to put a dangerous raw gas pipeline through the community and complete construction of a gas processing terminal that is a threat to their delicate environment. The documentary features interviews with Colin Joyce of Shell Ireland; Willie Corduff, a local farmer & one of the Rossport Five; Pat O'Donnell, a local fisherman; Gerry Coyle, a County Councillor for the area (Fine Gael); Eoin O'Leidhin & Diane Amber, activists with the...

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Professor Brian Cox: A Night with the Stars

For one night only, Professor Brian Cox goes unplugged in a specially recorded programme from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In his own inimitable style, Brian takes an audience of famous faces, scientists and members of the public on a journey through some of the most challenging concepts in physics. With the help of Jonathan Ross, Simon Pegg, Sarah Millican and James May, Brian shows how diamonds – the hardest material in nature – are made up of nothingness; how things can be in an infinite number of places at once; why everything we see or touch in...

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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 particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of...

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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 elsewhere in the...

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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 crash test dummy that could change how our cars are designed...

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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...

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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 to the square of the Hubble constant, then the universe will expand forever. If...

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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 now connect the world with power and information. He was a brilliant and charismatic...

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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 forced us to rethink the nature of reality itself, encountering ideas that seem...

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