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The Great Math Mystery
Aftermath Population Zero
Inside Einstein Mind
Return to Jurassic Park
The Story of Maths The Genius of the East
The Challenger
Planet Earth II Mountains
One Life on the Limit
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
Mental liberation
Generation Iron
Man on Wire
Stephen Hawking on Black Holes
Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck
Deep Earth
That Sugar Film
Under the Electric Sky
Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice
Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here
Who Will We Be
Life Rocky Start
Room 237
Ballet 422
The Incredible Human Journey: Europe
Himalaya with Michael Palin: North by Northwest
Finding Atlantis
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
The Great European Disaster Movie
Capitalism A Love Story 1of2
The True Cost
Speed Limits
Enemy of the Senate
The Lost Tribes of Humanity
Ivory Tower
Operation Condor
The Eagle Huntress

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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

Inside the Brain of a Trader
Inside the Brain of a Trader 2017

After several rogue traders stories made the headlines these last years, revealing the human factor behind the global economy, neuroscientists have started to scrutinize traders' brain and stress management. What stimulates and motivates them? How can their brain cope with such a high level of stress and competition? This film investigates further into Neuroeconomics, showing how traders are being governed by unconscious psychological and biological processes which can trigger borderline behaviours and have disastrous financial consequences on the financial markets.

Category:Science  Duration:53:51   

Samurai Sword
Samurai Sword 2014

The film is the inside track on the World's most influential weapon. For over a thousand years this weapon dominated the battlefields of Japan, instilled fear and terror into every enemy it faced, and created a new spiritual way of life that lasts through to the present day. The Samurai sword – a weapon so technologically perfect in structure, so formidable in strength and so beautiful in creation. For the first time unique access has been granted and we travel into the core of the ancient foundries, sword-smiths and fighting schools to reveal what makes the so-called perfect sword. This is a no holds barred look at one of the most iconic man-made objects ever forged.

Category:History  Duration:46:55   

A New War Begins
A New War Begins 2012

This series shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological superpower the world had ever seen. The Men Who Built America is the story of a nation at the crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity. In the first episode, Cornelius Vanderbilt grows from a steamboat entrepreneur to the head of a railroad empire, and gets into a heated rivalry with Jim Fisk and Jay Gould; the up and coming John D. Rockefeller founds Standard Oil. Many business owners lay their own rail lines which leads to the Panic of 1873. Later, Rockefeller starts to expand his wealth by diverting his business from the railroads to a new innovation, oil pipelines.

Category:History  Duration:1:26:46   Series: The Men Who Built America

 
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