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How Do I Decide
Hiroshima 2 of 2
Wildest Weather in the Cosmos
Last  Killers
Leaping Tigers Naked Nagas
The Battle Of The Teutoburg Forest
The Secret You
Did God Have a Wife
Night Will Fall
Mars: the New Evidence
A Passage to India
What is the Right Diet for You 1of3
Awake The life of Yogananda
The Art of Germany: A Divided Land
Terra Firma
Quimica: The Order of the Elements
The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin
How to Grow a Planet Life from Light
A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY
Dangerous Knowledge: God messenger
Are We All Bigots
Archimedes Secret
The Fantastic Mr Feynman
The Last Reef
Easy Listening
The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Modern Music. Wrecking Ball
Africa the Greatest Show on Earth
Stadium Rock
IMAX Hubble
How the Solar System was Made
Curing Cancer
The Coldest War
Top Science Stories of 2017
Climbing Everest with a Mountain on My Back
One Life on the Limit
Blood Of The Vikings: First Blood

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Cooked: Earth
Cooked: Earth 2016

All cooking is transformation, and in that sense, it's miraculous, it's alchemy. But of all the different transformations we call cooking, fermentation is the most miraculous and the most mysterious. And that's because it doesn't involve any applied heat at all. Discover how microbes help turn raw ingredients into delicacies like chocolate and cheese as Pollan tackles the mysterious process of fermentation.

Category:Culture  Duration:51:17   Series: Cooked

Edison
Edison 2015

By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Alva Edison was one of the most famous men in the world. The holder of more patents than any other inventor in history, Edison had achieved glory as the genius behind such revolutionary inventions as sound recording, motion pictures, and electric light. Edison's curiosity led him to its cutting edge. With just three months of formal schooling, he took on one seemingly impossible technical challenge after another, and through intuition, persistence, and a unique team approach to innovation, invariably solved it." Driven and intensely competitive, Edison was often neglectful in his private life and could be ruthless in business. Challenged by competition in the industry he'd founded, Edison launched an ugly propaganda campaign against his rivals, and used his credibility as an electrical expert to help ensure that high-voltage electrocution became a form of capital punishment. Edison explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor, offering new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminating not only the true nature of invention, but its role in turn-of-the-century America's rush into the future.

Category:History  Duration:01:53:00   

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

Chemistry: The Power of the Elements
Chemistry: The Power of the Elements 

In the final part, Professor Al-Khalili uncovers tales of success and heartache in the story of chemists' battle to control and combine the elements, and build our modern world. He reveals the dramatic breakthroughs which harnessed their might to release almost unimaginable power, and he journeys to the centre of modern day alchemy, where scientists are attempting to command the extreme forces of nature and create brand new elements.

Category:Science  Duration:58:52   Series: Chemistry

 
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