Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

A three part documentary series which see’s Professor Jim Al-Khalili tell  the story of our quest to master the power of electricity.

The three episodes are condensed into one video here, see the timestamps below to know were each episode begins.

Episode 1 – Spark (0:00):

In the first episode we see professor Jim Al-Khalili tell the tale of how the first ‘natural philosophers’ managed to unlock electricity’s mysteries, how they studied this new form power, it’s link to life and were able to build instruments to create it.

Episode 2 – The Age of Invention (58:30):

We witness how harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity transformed the world, allowing us to generate a vast amount of electric power.

Episode 3 – Revelations and Revolutions (1:56:50):

In the last instalment of this series we see Al-Khalili conclude by looking at how, if we could understand the secret of electrical superconductivity, we could once again transform the world.

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