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Black Holes: Relativity, Gravity and Einstein
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Black Holes: Relativity, Gravity and Einstein

This short clip from the BBC explores how Einstein unlocked the mysteries of space time, how space time is like a fabric that is

This short clip from the BBC explores how Einstein unlocked the mysteries of space time, how space time is like a fabric that is

How black holes are like waterfalls
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How black holes are like waterfalls

Physicist Max Tegmark uses a waterfall analogy to explain how black holes work, how the event horizon is the point of no return, and what it would be like to go through one.

Physicist Max Tegmark uses a waterfall analogy to explain how black holes work, how the event horizon is the point of no return, and what it would be like to go through one.

Black Hole Mysteries. BBC short clip
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Black Hole Mysteries. BBC short clip

This clip highlights one of the greatest mysteries of the universe - what are Black Holes? What are they made of? In this clip,

This clip highlights one of the greatest mysteries of the universe - what are Black Holes? What are they made of? In this clip,

Black holes, supanovas and suns
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Black holes, supanovas and suns

Physicist Douglas Leonard explains the relationship between black holes and the sun, and reveals how the Hubble Telescope helped discover a black hole where sun had gone supernova.

Physicist Douglas Leonard explains the relationship between black holes and the sun, and reveals how the Hubble Telescope helped discover a black hole where sun had gone supernova.

Theory of Relativity made easy
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Theory of Relativity made easy

Space, time, gravity - Einstein's Theory of Relativity was the first to link them all. But what is his theory about?

Space, time, gravity - Einstein's Theory of Relativity was the first to link them all. But what is his theory about?

Genius: Einstein
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Genius: Einstein: Chapter Four

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  National Geographic  |  May 15, 2017
During the time that will come to be known as his 'miracle year', Albert Einstein continues to struggle with balancing his work at the patent office and working on his papers, ...

During the time that will come to be known as his 'miracle year', Albert Einstein continues to struggle with balancing his work at the patent office and working on his papers, among them his theory of special relativity.

Genius: Einstein
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Genius: Einstein: Chapter One

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  National Geographic  |  April 24, 2017
Starring Geoffrey Rush, this is the story of how Albert Einstein became a flawed, daring, creative genius and the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century.

Starring Geoffrey Rush, this is the story of how Albert Einstein became a flawed, daring, creative genius and the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century.

Genius: Einstein
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Genius: Einstein: Chapter Three

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  National Geographic  |  May 8, 2017
After graduating, young Albert Einstein struggles to land an academic post in a scientific world of tradition and protocol. Finally finding a job, he is able to support the ...

After graduating, young Albert Einstein struggles to land an academic post in a scientific world of tradition and protocol. Finally finding a job, he is able to support the pregnant Mileva, but then tragedy strikes.

Genius: Einstein
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Genius: Einstein: Chapter Two

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  National Geographic  |  May 6, 2017
After continually butting heads, Einstein falls for the determined Mileva, the only girl in his class. Embarking on a passionate affair, they drive each other's curiosity and ...

After continually butting heads, Einstein falls for the determined Mileva, the only girl in his class. Embarking on a passionate affair, they drive each other's curiosity and love of science.

Genius: Einstein
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Genius: Einstein: Chapter Six

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  National Geographic  |  June 1, 2017
After moving his family to Berlin to be closer to his work, Einstein sets out to prove his theory of general relativity, but the expedition goes awry. His affair with Elsa now ...

After moving his family to Berlin to be closer to his work, Einstein sets out to prove his theory of general relativity, but the expedition goes awry. His affair with Elsa now becoming known, he is faced with an ultimatum.

Genius: Einstein
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Genius: Einstein: Chapter Five

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  National Geographic  |  July 21, 2017
With new teaching duties, Einstein begins to experience the academic life he long coveted. However, this new happiness comes at the price of his family who are tested even ...

With new teaching duties, Einstein begins to experience the academic life he long coveted. However, this new happiness comes at the price of his family who are tested even further when he is reintroduced to his cousin Elsa.

Inside The Human Body
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Inside The Human Body: First to Last

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  Nine  |  June 30, 2011
Revealing the workings of the human body on a scale never seen before discover how, minute by minute, from the very first breath to the very last, the human body is able to ...

Revealing the workings of the human body on a scale never seen before discover how, minute by minute, from the very first breath to the very last, the human body is able to perform countless miracles to keep us alive and well, and see what happens when your body finally fails.

A Short History Of Nuclear Folly
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A Short History Of Nuclear Folly

The History Channel  |  August 15, 2015
In the spirit of Dr Strangelove, a blackly sardonic people's history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great ...

In the spirit of Dr Strangelove, a blackly sardonic people's history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe. The film tells stories such as that of the accidental drop of a nuclear weapon on the house of train conductor Walter Gregg, the perilous shoot of a John Wayne movie in a radioactive canyon and the loss of four hydrogen bombs in Greenland.

The Six Billion Dollar Experiment
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The Six Billion Dollar Experiment

BBC Knowledge  |  May 28, 2011
For millennia, people have wanted to understand the universe. They have looked at the night skies, and wondered what makes the stars shine. November 26, 2007, had promised ...

For millennia, people have wanted to understand the universe. They have looked at the night skies, and wondered what makes the stars shine. November 26, 2007, had promised to be an extraordinary date - it was the day scheduled by scientists to recreate the conditions right after the Big Bang. This was when the building blocks of the universe were created. By revisiting the beginning of time, scientists hoped to unlock some of the universe's deepest secrets. Sometime in the coming months the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most complex scientific instrument ever built, will recreate this phenomenon. By turning on the LHC scientists hoped to finally reveal one of the most elusive particles in our Universe - the Higgs boson, also called the God particle.

Who's Afraid Of A Big Black Hole?
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Who's Afraid Of A Big Black Hole?

BBC Knowledge  |  October 1, 2010
Weighing in at up to 4 million times the mass of the Sun, the biggest super massive black holes have the power to rip planets apart and swallow entire stars. Their ...

Weighing in at up to 4 million times the mass of the Sun, the biggest super massive black holes have the power to rip planets apart and swallow entire stars. Their gravitational pull is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. And that's a problem for astronomers, because it means they're entirely invisible to any telescope. Despite these obvious obstacles, the program meets the astronomers attempting to image a black hole for the very first time and the theoretical physicists getting ever closer to unlocking their mysteries.

Gravity
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Gravity

Masterpiece  |  March 6, 2017
Dr Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The ...

Dr Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiralling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Building Chernobyl's Mega Tomb
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Building Chernobyl's Mega Tomb

SBS  |  March 19, 2017
On April 26, 1986, a catastrophic blast blew the lid off Chernobyl's Reactor No.4. The explosion was 400 times more potent than the Hiroshima bomb, ignighting fires that ...

On April 26, 1986, a catastrophic blast blew the lid off Chernobyl's Reactor No.4. The explosion was 400 times more potent than the Hiroshima bomb, ignighting fires that burned for 10 days, sending a radioactive cloud across Europe. In the aftermath, ill-equipped workers heroically sealed the smouldering reactor in a concrete sarcophagus, but the hastily constructed shelter was only built to last 30 years. Now, 30 countries including the UK, France and the US have come together to pay for a 1.2 billion Euro international rescue plan to build a mighty 25,000-ton steel shelter which will entomb the radiation and last for a century. This documentary follows the team of international engineers as they race against time to build the structure over the disaster site.

MythBusters
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MythBusters: Volunteer Special

Season 14  |  Episode 6  |  SBS2  |  October 9, 2016
In their 14-year history, the MythBusters have used over 3500 human guinea pigs and in this Volunteer Special, they're paying homage to every single one. First, they summon up ...

In their 14-year history, the MythBusters have used over 3500 human guinea pigs and in this Volunteer Special, they're paying homage to every single one. First, they summon up an army of 200 zombies to find out what is the ultimate weapon when the apocalypse comes. Then, they're testing a pop culture classic - using 120 shopping volunteers, the MythBusters are finding out the best way to wait in line at the store - is it the 'pick a lane' method or the more modern serpentine? Waiting will never be the same again.

Space Tourists
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Space Tourists

BBC Knowledge  |  September 20, 2011
Only 400 people have become astronauts in the last 50 years, but it is entrepreneur Richard Branson's goal to bring space travel to ordinary people. His Virgin Galactic ...

Only 400 people have become astronauts in the last 50 years, but it is entrepreneur Richard Branson's goal to bring space travel to ordinary people. His Virgin Galactic venture is set to take 1000 people to space in its first year.

The Miracle Hunter
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The Miracle Hunter: Superhuman Force

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC2  |  January 12, 2015
The Miracle Hunter takes viewers on a global journey to meet real life superhumans, from the backstreets of Bucharest to the jungles of Bali, to witness ordinary people ...

The Miracle Hunter takes viewers on a global journey to meet real life superhumans, from the backstreets of Bucharest to the jungles of Bali, to witness ordinary people demonstrating the most extraordinary powers. Are there people out there who can do things science simply can't explain?

The Miracle Hunter
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The Miracle Hunter: Superhuman Strength

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  January 19, 2015
In the second episode, Simon talks to different people who seem to possess superhuman levels of strength, as well as people who are able to fight off pain and even death.

In the second episode, Simon talks to different people who seem to possess superhuman levels of strength, as well as people who are able to fight off pain and even death.

Genius
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Genius: Oppenheimer vs Heisenberg

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 15, 2015
J. Robert Oppenheimer is in charge of developing the world's first nuclear bomb, but when he finds himself in a race against Hitler and his own nuclear scientist, Werner ...

J. Robert Oppenheimer is in charge of developing the world's first nuclear bomb, but when he finds himself in a race against Hitler and his own nuclear scientist, Werner Heisenberg, the very fate of humankind hangs in the balance. Then Samuel Colt and partners Edwin Smith & Daniel Wesson become locked in the first true "arms" race, as they compete to perfect the world's first revolver.

The Miracle Hunter
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The Miracle Hunter: Superhuman Minds

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC2  |  February 8, 2015
Simon explores the British supernatural subcultures that exist within the world of psychics, mediums and the paranormal.

Simon explores the British supernatural subcultures that exist within the world of psychics, mediums and the paranormal.

The Miracle Hunter
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The Miracle Hunter: Superhuman Minds

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC2  |  February 2, 2015
Simon meets different people who claim that they can perform miraculous feats using just the power of their minds.

Simon meets different people who claim that they can perform miraculous feats using just the power of their minds.

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