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Making a Murderer Eighteen Years Lost
Should We go to Mars
Fire
Zeitgeist The Movie
Rise of the Drones
The Secret World of Lewis Carroll
Travels with Vasari 1
To the Ends of the World
American Alternative Rock
unReal
Wonders Of The Universe: Destiny
Cooked: Earth
Why are Thin People not Fat
Why Do Viruses Kill
What Darwin Didnt Know
Maidentrip
Walking with Cavemen: Blood Brothers
Virunga
The Making of Jurassic Park
Vice: Killer Kids
Fastball
Vegan 2017 The Film
Van Gogh
The True Cost
The Birth of Rock
The Story of Maths To Infinity and Beyond
Crash Landing on Mars
The Story of Maths The Language of the Universe
The Story of Maths The Frontiers of Space
The Magic of Mushrooms
The Internets Own Boy. The Story of Aaron Swartz
The Great Math Mystery
The Chemistry of Life
The Age of Aging
The 50s Eisenhower the Bomb and the Third World
Tales by Light Wild

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The Age of Invention
The Age of Invention    2014

Just under 200 years ago scientists discovered something profound, that electricity is connected to another of nature's most fundamental forces - magnetism. In the second episode, Jim discovers how harnessing the link between magnetism and electricity would completely transform the world, allowing us to generate a seemingly limitless amount of electric power which we could utilise to drive machines, communicate across continents and light our homes. This is the story of how scientists and engineers unlocked the nature of electricity in an extraordinary century of innovation and invention.

Category:Science  Duration:58:39   Series: Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

Spark
Spark    2014

Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature's most mysterious force - electricity. Until fairly recently, electricity was seen as a magical power, but it is now the lifeblood of the modern world and underpins every aspect of our technological advancements.Without electricity, we would be lost. This series tells of dazzling leaps of imagination and extraordinary experiments - a story of maverick geniuses who used electricity to light our cities, to communicate across the seas and through the air, to create modern industry and to give us the digital revolution. Episode one tells the story of the very first 'natural philosophers' who started to unlock the mysteries of electricity. They studied its curious link to life, built strange and powerful instruments to create it and even tamed lightning itself. It was these men who truly laid the foundations of the modern world. Electricity was without doubt a fantastical wonder. This is the story about what happened when the first real concerted effort was made to understand electricity; how we learned to create and store it, before finally creating something that enabled us to make it at will - the battery.

Category:Science  Duration:58:49   Series: Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity

Archimedes Secret
Archimedes Secret   

This is the story of a book that could have changed the history of the World. To the untrained eye, it is nothing more than a small and unassuming Byzantine prayer book. For faintly visible beneath the prayers on its pages are other, unique, writings - words that have been lost for nearly two thousand years. The text is the only record of work by one of the world's greatest minds - the ancient Greek, Archimedes - a mathematical genius centuries ahead of his time. Hidden for a millennium in a middle eastern library, it has been written over, broken up, painted on, cut up and re-glued. But in the nick of time scientists have saved the precious, fragile document, and for the first time it is revealing just how revolutionary Archimedes' ideas were. If it had been available to scholars during the Renaissance, we might have reached the Moon over a hundred years ago.

Category:History  Duration:47:05   

Vegan 2017 The Film
Vegan 2017 The Film    2017

The film covers the ever growing vegan movement and how it's best for the animals, human health, and the planet. It is the third instalment in a series of yearly movies documenting the global journey of veganism throughout the last 12 months. Vegan 2017 charts the movement's triumphs - as well as the adversity it has faced as it continues to grow. It is produced by Plant Based News Founder Klaus Mitchell.

Category:Culture  Duration:46:30   Series: Vegan

The Last Reef
The Last Reef    2012

Fly across iridescent tropical reefs, brush through a cloud of a million jellyfish, visit an alien world where the closer you look, the more you see, where the tiniest creatures support the greatest predators... We think of reefs as exotic, distant places with little or no connection to our everyday world. Yet every reef is a living city beneath the sea with a parallel existence to ours, distant yet undeniably connected. Reefs are hotspots of biodiversity as vital to life on earth as the rain-forests. They have been shaping our shorelines, literally forming islands and mountains, for millions of years. The fossil record shows that given time they have recovered from all of earth's major extinction events. Even reefs pulverised by atomic blasts at Bikini Atoll have regenerated. Yet within our lifetime reefs have come to face their greatest threat...

Category:Nature  Duration:37:23      

 
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