Simply the Best Documentaries

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One Life on the Limit
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
Evolution: Great Transformations
Ocean Predators
Cosmic Dawn: The Real Moment of Creation
The Social Struggle
That Sugar Film
The Cove
Earth, the Power of the Planet: Atmosphere
How Do I Decide
The Brain What is Reality
Land Of The Mammoth
Silk Roads and China Ships
Amazing Africa
Capitalism A Love Story 2of 2
The Big Bang Machine
Why Do Viruses Kill
Ice Age Oasis
Life: Insects
Second Earth
Alien Galaxies
Goya: Crazy Like A Genius
The Turning Point
Deep Sea
Forks Over Knives
Tiny Giants
Walking with Cavemen: Blood Brothers
Ocean Wonderland 3D
The Art of Flight
Petra: Lost City of Stone
Dont Grow Old
Can Alzheimer Be Stopped
Through the Wormhole: Is There a Creator

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A Plastic Ocean
A Plastic Ocean    2016

The film begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.

Category:Nature  Duration:1:36:07   

Stephen Hawking Favorite Places II
Stephen Hawking Favorite Places II    2018

Commander Stephen Hawking takes another journey in his space ship, the SS Hawking, this time to Venus, the Sun and out to the Eagle Nebula...but things don't always go according to the flight plan...

Category:Science  Duration:26:40      Series: Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places

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    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   

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