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Walking with Cavemen: The Survivors
In Search of Beethoven I
Alien Galaxies
Journey Through Space
Monkey Kingdom
Montezuma
Is Gun Crime a Virus
Archimedes Secret
Prescription Thugs
Life of a Universe Creation
American Serengeti
Operation Stonehenge
Egypt on the Brink
Lord of Asia
Climbing Everest with a Mountain on My Back
Meditation Can It Change You
Japan at War
Once Upon a Time
Citizenfour
One Life on the Limit
Florence and the Uffizi Gallery
Ballet 422
Lack of Humility
Fire Ants The Invincible Army
What is the World Made of
Can We Have Unlimited Power
The Coldest War
Deep Sea
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: Son of God
The Moon
Magnificent Desolation Walking on the Moon
Journey to Space
A.I. and the Destiny of Mankind
Space Station
The Ming
Why are Thin People not Fat

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Let there be Life
Let there be Life 2014

Professor of physics Jim Al-Khalili investigates the most accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever - quantum physics, the perplexing theory of sub-atomic particles. Turning his attention to the world of nature, can quantum mechanics explain the greatest mysteries in biology? The European robin navigates using one of the most bizarre effects in physics - quantum entanglement, a process which seems to defy common sense. Jim finds that even the most personal of human experiences - our sense of smell - is touched by ethereal quantum vibrations. According to new experiments it seems that our quantum noses are listening to smells. Jim discovers that the most famous law of quantum physics - the uncertainty principle - is obeyed by plants and trees as they capture sunlight during the vital process of photosynthesis. Jim wonders if the strange laws of the sub-atomic world, which allow objects to tunnel through impassable barriers in defiance of common sense, could effect the mechanism by which living species evolve?

Category:Science  Duration:59:00   Series: The Secrets of Quantum Physics

Chemistry: Discovering the Elements
Chemistry: Discovering the Elements 2010

Just 92 elements made up the world, but the belief that were only four - earth, fire, air and water - persisted until the 19th Century. Professor Al-Khalili retraces the footsteps of the alchemists who first began to question the notion of the elements in their search for the secret of everlasting life.He reveals the red herrings and rivalries which dogged scientific progress, and explores how new approaches to splitting matter brought us both remarkable elements and the new science of chemistry.

Category:Science  Duration:58:42   Series: Chemistry

Atom: The Clash of Titans
Atom: The Clash of Titans 2007

Author and nuclear physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili looks at what led to the discovery that everything is made of atoms. The programme looks at how the discovery affected the scientific world including the atomic energy theories of Albert Einstein and Werner Heisenberg and quantum mechanics

Category:Science  Duration:58:47   Series: Atom

Atom: The Key to the Cosmos
Atom: The Key to the Cosmos 2007

Professor Jim Al-Khalili continues his investigation of the atom by looking at radioactivity, the Atom Bomb and the Big Bang, and even why we are here and how we were made. He shows that, in the quest to understand the atom, the mystery of how the entire universe was created became revealed

Category:Science  Duration:58:35   Series: Atom

 
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