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Stardust
Wild South America: Lost Worlds
The True Cost
TT3D Closer to the Edge
Free to Play
Secrets of the Space Probes
The Story of India: The Meeting of Two Oceans
The Survivors
The Obama Deception
Champs
Restrepo
Michael Jackson Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
The Power of Miracles
What is the Secret of Life
Shallow Seas
Do You See What I See
Last Human Standing
The 21st Century Race for Space
WWII In 3D
Tiny Giants
Everything
A Year in Space
Clash of the Gods: Odysseus I
Cold War 2.0
The Universe: 7 Wonders of the Solar System
The Gatekeepers
Growing Up
Johnson Nixon and Vietnam: Reversal Of Fortune
Dinosaurs Alive
Planet Dinosaur Ultimate Killers
What the World is Waiting for - British Indie
Bugs a Rainforest Adventure
Clinton Cash
The Magic of Mushrooms
The Great European Disaster Movie
The Day the Dinosaurs Died

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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

Quimica: The Order of the Elements
Quimica: The Order of the Elements 2010

In part two, Professor Al-Khalili looks at the 19th century chemists who struggled to impose an order on the apparently random world of the elements. From working out how many there were to discovering their unique relationships with each other, the early scientists' bid to decode the hidden order of the elements was driven by false starts and bitter disputes. But ultimately the quest would lead to one of chemistry's most beautiful intellectual creations - the periodic table.

Category:Science  Duration:58:48   Series: Chemistry

Stardust
Stardust 2011

In the second stop in his exploration of the wonders of the universe, Professor Brian Cox goes in search of humanity's very essence to answer the biggest questions of all: what are we? And where do we come from? This film is the story of matter - the stuff of which we are all made. Brian reveals how our origins are entwined with the life cycle of the stars. But he begins his journey here on Earth. In Nepal, he observes a Hindu cremation. Hindu philosophy is based on an eternal cycle of creation and destruction, where the physical elements of the body are recycled on to the next stage. Brian draws a parallel with the life cycle of the stars that led to our own creation. Next, he explains how the Earth's resources have been recycled through the ages. How every atom that makes up everything we see, was at some time a part of something else. Our world is made up of just 92 elements, and these same 92 elements are found throughout the entire universe. We are part of the universe because we are made of the same stuff as the universe.

Category:Science  Duration:59:00   Series: Wonders of the Universe

The Lives of the Stars
The Lives of the Stars 1980

The simple act of making an apple pie is extrapolated into the atoms and subatomic particles (electrons, protons, and neutrons) necessary. Many of the ingredients necessary are formed of chemical elements formed in the life and deaths of stars (such as our own Sun), resulting in massive red giants and supernovae or collapsing into white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and even black holes. These produce all sorts of phenomena, such as radioactivity, cosmic rays, and even the curving of spacetime by gravity. Cosmos Update mentions the supernova SN 1987A and neutrino astronomy.

Category:Science  Duration:01:00:00   Series: Cosmos

 
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