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Einstein Biggest Blunder
Lost World
Addicted to Sexting
Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Is Luck Real
Arabia
The Knowledge of Healing
Deliver Us from Drought
Empire of Dreams
Ghosts of the Abyss
Shangri-La
Iceman Reborn
Blood Brother
The Art of Russia: Out of the Forest
The Code: Shapes
Space Station
Inside The Dark Web
Are Video Games Really That Bad
A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY
Michael Jackson Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
Chasing Ice
Inner Worlds Outer Worlds: 1 Akasha
Adaptation
Did Cooking Make Us Human
Requiem for the American Dream
Planet Earth II Islands
Beyond Thinking
Protestantism The Evangelical Explosion
WWII In 3D
Enemy of the State
Top Science Stories of 2017
Enchanted Kingdom
Awake The life of Yogananda
Changing the Game
Hidden Worlds 3D Caves of the Dead
Dinosaurs Alive

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The Story of Maths The Frontiers of Space
The Story of Maths The Frontiers of Space    2008

In the third episode we will see Europe by the 17th century taking over from the Middle East as the powerhouse of mathematical ideas. Great strides had been made in understanding the geometry of objects fixed in time and space. The race was on to discover the mathematics to describe objects in motion. This programme explores the work of Rene Descartes, Pierre Fermat, Isaac Newton, Leonard Euler and Carl Friedrich Gauss. Du Sautoy proceeds to describes René Descartes realisation that it was possible to describe curved lines as equations and thus link algebra and geometry. He talks with Henk J. M. Bos about Descartes. He shows how one of Pierre de Fermat’s theorems is now the basis for the codes that protect credit card transactions on the internet. He describes Isaac Newton’s development of math and physics crucial to understanding the behaviour of moving objects in engineering. He covers the Leibniz and Newton calculus controversy and the Bernoulli family. He further covers Leonhard Euler, the father of topology, and Gauss' invention of a new way of handling equations, modular arithmetic. The further contribution of Gauss to our understanding of how prime numbers are distributed is covered thus providing the platform for Bernhard Riemann's theories on prime numbers. In addition Riemann worked on the properties of objects, which he saw as manifolds that could exist in multi-dimensional space.

Category:Science  Duration:59:00   Series: The Story of Maths

Building the Great Pyramid
Building the Great Pyramid   

The Great Pyramid of Giza's construction is still shrouded in mystery, despite it being the only survivor among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In Building the Great Pyramid, travel back 4,500 years with the BBC as they re-create the circumstances under which it may have been built, as well as the daily life of the population at that time. Expert archaeologists, Egyptologists, and scholars share their latest theories on what may have happened. The film combines dramatic reconstruction, location shooting and state-of-the-art CGI computer effects. Directed and written by Jonathan Stamp.

Category:History  Duration:57:40   

Life After People
Life After People    2008

Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster), travel to remote islands off the coast of Maine to search for abandoned towns that have vanished from view in only a few decades, then head beneath the streets of New York to see how subway tunnels may become watery canals. A visual journey, LIFE AFTER PEOPLE is a thought provoking adventure that combines movie-quality visual effects with insights from experts in the fields of engineering, botany, ecology, biology, geology, climatology, and archaeology to demonstrate how the very landscape of our planet will change in our absence.

Category:Nature  Duration:1:28:03   

Human
Human    2015

Filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent 3 years collecting real-life emotional stories from more than 2,000 women and men in 60 countries. Those emotions, those tears and smiles, those struggles and those laughs are the ones uniting us all. A combination of testimonies and exclusive aerial images, HUMAN is a unique documentary. This sensitive experience is an introspection into whom we are today as a community but also and most importantly as an individual. Through wars, inequalities, discriminations, HUMAN confronts us with the realities and the diversity of our human conditions. Beyond this darker side, testimonies show the empathy and the solidarities which we are capable of. All these contradictions are ours and HUMAN leads us to reflect about the future we wish to give to people and the planet today.

Category:Culture  Duration:2:13:44   

Escape to Europe and Cycle of Terror
Escape to Europe and Cycle of Terror    2015

This episode covers the European refugee crisis, the largest refugee migration since World War II. Following the refugees on their journey, Vice sets out to cover not only the trials of those seeking asylum from the Syrian conflict, but the reactions from the Western world and the countries that have sought to take them in. Unfortunately, but perhaps not surprisingly, the response in many regions has been oppositional, especially in the aftermath of the Paris and Brussels ISIS attacks. In addressing this modern world crisis, Vice depicts the severe trials and tribulations faced by the desperate refugees, and the consequences, noticed or unnoticed, of turning them away.

Category:Culture  Duration:29:20   Series: Vice

 
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