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The first second of the Universe, the creation of everything when space, time, matter and energy burst into existence.

The first second of the Universe, the creation of everything when space, time, matter and energy burst into existence.

Venture on a journey through our solar system's mysterious depths, across 12 trillion miles of space, to the very edge of the solar system. There we discover how this vast, ...

Venture on a journey through our solar system's mysterious depths, across 12 trillion miles of space, to the very edge of the solar system. There we discover how this vast, dark, cold world has a direct and sometimes deadly effect on our lives here on Earth.

The iron in your chassis, the gold in your stereo and the copper in your electronics all owe their existence to violent cosmic events that took place billions of years ago.

The iron in your chassis, the gold in your stereo and the copper in your electronics all owe their existence to violent cosmic events that took place billions of years ago.

The show investigates how the Universe came into existence and how it grew from a miniscule point, smaller than an atomic particle, to the vast cosmos we see today.

The show investigates how the Universe came into existence and how it grew from a miniscule point, smaller than an atomic particle, to the vast cosmos we see today.

Galaxies, home to stars, planets and us, come in all shapes and sizes. How the Universe Works witnesses the evolution of galaxies.

Galaxies, home to stars, planets and us, come in all shapes and sizes. How the Universe Works witnesses the evolution of galaxies.

Black Holes, the powerful destroyers in the Universe, the mysterious phenomena in the heavens. For years they were only speculation, now astronomy is proving them real.

Black Holes, the powerful destroyers in the Universe, the mysterious phenomena in the heavens. For years they were only speculation, now astronomy is proving them real.

As the author of the best-selling "A Brief History of Time", Professor Stephen Hawking is probably the world's most famous living scientist. With wit and enthusiasm, he can ...

As the author of the best-selling "A Brief History of Time", Professor Stephen Hawking is probably the world's most famous living scientist. With wit and enthusiasm, he can explain the most complicated theories so that everyone can understand them. With the help of other eminent scientists, he now brings his unique talents to the screen in an odyssey of discovery that probes the very essence of the universe.

In this final episode, Simon Schaffer finds that as more people were able to manipulate light, the more puzzling and tricky it became. This led to investigations into the ...

In this final episode, Simon Schaffer finds that as more people were able to manipulate light, the more puzzling and tricky it became. This led to investigations into the strange relationship between light, the eye and the mind, and the development of new technology such as photography and cinema.

We once thought that our solar system was unique: The only place you could find planets in the entire Universe. Now we know better. For the last twenty years we have been ...

We once thought that our solar system was unique: The only place you could find planets in the entire Universe. Now we know better. For the last twenty years we have been discovering planets at an amazing rate, but they are nothing like we expected. These are truly wild worlds, a collection of monsters.

Tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, lightning and floods - for us these destructive forces are symptoms of Earth's creative energy. The weather on Earth is one of the drivers ...

Tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, lightning and floods - for us these destructive forces are symptoms of Earth's creative energy. The weather on Earth is one of the drivers for life and even the most violent and destructive storms create new opportunities for life to flourish. In our quest to discover if we are alone in the universe, we have recently hit upon a surprising new approach - we shouldn't just look for worlds, we should look for weather.

Professor of physics Jim Al-Khalili investigates the most accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever - quantum physics.

Professor of physics Jim Al-Khalili investigates the most accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever - quantum physics.

Black holes are some of the most extreme and least understood places in the universe, where the rules of physics collapse and time warps. We venture into the heart of a ...

Black holes are some of the most extreme and least understood places in the universe, where the rules of physics collapse and time warps. We venture into the heart of a supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way to understand terrifying and fascinating secrets about parallel universes, wormholes, and space-time.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab is preparing for one of the most complex missions ever. Using the largest landing craft and payload of science experiments in history, scientists may ...

NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab is preparing for one of the most complex missions ever. Using the largest landing craft and payload of science experiments in history, scientists may find out if Mars has, or ever had, the chemical building blocks to support life.

Scientists have been fascinated with the idea of controlling gravity for over 200 years. In the mid-1990s, British aerospace manufacturer BAE Systems began a ground-breaking ...

Scientists have been fascinated with the idea of controlling gravity for over 200 years. In the mid-1990s, British aerospace manufacturer BAE Systems began a ground-breaking project code-named 'Green glow', which set about turning science fiction into reality. NASA was simultaneously running its own Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project. Looking at these past projects and into the future, BBC's Horizon explores science's obsession with the idea of gravity control. Are flying cars and journeys to the stars still the stuff of dreams?

A feature length documentary film about a scientist who is behind many important inventions, including the hydrogen bomb and the touch screen. Richard Garwin has advised every ...

A feature length documentary film about a scientist who is behind many important inventions, including the hydrogen bomb and the touch screen. Richard Garwin has advised every president since Eisenhower to Obama. He was part of an elite group of scientists who were asked to help fix the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and find solutions to contain the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. This verite documentary delves into the rich and controversial life and career of Richard Garwin in an attempt to understand the complex nature of war, peace and the future of humanity.

Giant magnetic bubbles millions of miles wide, bizarre invisible matter, and a death star tearing through bands of icy comets, flinging them into violent orbits.

Giant magnetic bubbles millions of miles wide, bizarre invisible matter, and a death star tearing through bands of icy comets, flinging them into violent orbits.

We're on the verge of uncovering how life on Earth came to be. Our origin is a hotly contested scientific debate.

We're on the verge of uncovering how life on Earth came to be. Our origin is a hotly contested scientific debate.

We're on the verge of unconvering the how life on Earth came to be. Our origin is a hotly contested scientific debate. Did we come from strange volcanic hatcheries deep under ...

We're on the verge of unconvering the how life on Earth came to be. Our origin is a hotly contested scientific debate. Did we come from strange volcanic hatcheries deep under the sea? Or did life on Earth come from another planet?

Twenty years after he wrote the best-selling popular science book, A Brief History of Time, Professor Stephen Hawking examines just how far our understanding of the Universe ...

Twenty years after he wrote the best-selling popular science book, A Brief History of Time, Professor Stephen Hawking examines just how far our understanding of the Universe has developed, and introduces the scientific discoveries which weren't even imagined two decades ago. There have been astonishing advances. In Stephen's own words "Twenty years on, my need to find answers to the fundamental questions about our existence, is undiminished". How did the Universe begin? How will it end? What was there before it? His fascination with the big questions is what drives this landmark series.

From award winning producer David Grubin this biography presents a complex and revealing portrait of one of the most important American scientists of the twentieth century. ...

From award winning producer David Grubin this biography presents a complex and revealing portrait of one of the most important American scientists of the twentieth century. Interweaving interviews with family members, scholars and colleagues with dramatic recreations featuring Academy Award nominated actor David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck, and The Bourne Ultimatum, this program follows J. Robert Oppenheimer on a fascinating arc through the century, from the heady world of international physics to the top secret Manhattan Project, and finally to the dark days of the Red Scare and McCarthyism.

Inside The Human Body
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Inside The Human Body: Building Your Brain

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  Nine  |  July 7, 2011
Trace our development from birth to adulthood as the human brain is explored, revealing that it is so sophisticated, it takes more than twenty years to mature. Plus, discover ...

Trace our development from birth to adulthood as the human brain is explored, revealing that it is so sophisticated, it takes more than twenty years to mature. Plus, discover how Moken Sea Gypsy children train themselves to see clearly underwater, and meet a Vietnamese girl who speaks 11 different languages.

Inside The Human Body
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Inside The Human Body: Hostile World

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  Nine  |  July 14, 2011
Discover the ingenious ways that the human body defends itself against a hostile world - where sunlight shatters your DNA and each breath contains microbes that can kill you.

Discover the ingenious ways that the human body defends itself against a hostile world - where sunlight shatters your DNA and each breath contains microbes that can kill you.

In episode two, Hawking tackles the ultimate question: Is there a meaning to our lives? Is there a purpose to our existence? This used to be the realm of religion or ...

In episode two, Hawking tackles the ultimate question: Is there a meaning to our lives? Is there a purpose to our existence? This used to be the realm of religion or philosophy - not science. But Hawking believes philosophy is dead and that science holds the key. He explains what the laws of physics tell about who and what humans really are.

In this second episode, they travel from January to the March equinox. Kate Humble gets closer to the sun than she has ever been before, while Helen Czerski visits a place ...

In this second episode, they travel from January to the March equinox. Kate Humble gets closer to the sun than she has ever been before, while Helen Czerski visits a place that gets some of the biggest and fastest snowstorms on Earth.

Brave New World With Stephen Hawking
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Brave New World With Stephen Hawking: Biology

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS  |  April 8, 2012
The experts unearth the amazing breakthroughs that are transforming the resilience and strength of the human body.

The experts unearth the amazing breakthroughs that are transforming the resilience and strength of the human body.

Brave New World With Stephen Hawking
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Brave New World With Stephen Hawking: Health

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  March 18, 2012
Tonight, the scientific experts examine how scientists are battling the world's big killer diseases. Biologist Aarathi Prasad joins virus hunters in the jungles of Africa, ...

Tonight, the scientific experts examine how scientists are battling the world's big killer diseases. Biologist Aarathi Prasad joins virus hunters in the jungles of Africa, Robert Winston sees first-hand how the surgeons of the future could be robots, and Richard Dawkins investigates the way brain disorders might one day be treated using laser light.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth is a ship of record breaking proportions with cutting edge naval and aerial engineering.

The HMS Queen Elizabeth is a ship of record breaking proportions with cutting edge naval and aerial engineering.

What if a crack could be opened all the way to the centre of the Earth? A fascinating insight into what makes our planet a place where life can survive.

What if a crack could be opened all the way to the centre of the Earth? A fascinating insight into what makes our planet a place where life can survive.

Rion Antirion Bridge is awe-inspiring not only due to its record breaking dimensions, but also due to its location in one of Europe's most active seismic zones.

Rion Antirion Bridge is awe-inspiring not only due to its record breaking dimensions, but also due to its location in one of Europe's most active seismic zones.

From the early work of Dalton and Priestley to modern scientists quest to create atomic particles, explore the top discoveries in the world of chemistry.

From the early work of Dalton and Priestley to modern scientists quest to create atomic particles, explore the top discoveries in the world of chemistry.

Most of the facilities in the nuclear power plant were damaged by the 20m-high tsunami. The reactor cooling systems of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was disabled, and ...

Most of the facilities in the nuclear power plant were damaged by the 20m-high tsunami. The reactor cooling systems of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was disabled, and leading to nuclear radiation leaks and triggering a 30km evacuation zone surrounding the plant. The Japanese government announced a 'nuclear emergency'. In this program, we meet the people who face fears of radioactive contamination and listen to their pain of leaving their home town because of the evacuation order. Their only wish is to get back to their normal life before the explosion of the nuclear power plant.

Kevin and his group of experts explore the secret science behind the laws of motion, teaming up with pro athletes to discover how a curveball works and how to make a football ...

Kevin and his group of experts explore the secret science behind the laws of motion, teaming up with pro athletes to discover how a curveball works and how to make a football do unbelievable things.

Kevin and his team of science experts head to the streets to show what it takes to build a vortex cannon that can pump out a ring of fire. Later, they transform everyday ...

Kevin and his team of science experts head to the streets to show what it takes to build a vortex cannon that can pump out a ring of fire. Later, they transform everyday objects into explosive fireballs.

In 1543, a diagram drawn by a Polish priest revealed to the world a new idea, which forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it; the concept of a ...

In 1543, a diagram drawn by a Polish priest revealed to the world a new idea, which forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it; the concept of a sun-centric universe. A plaque was put aboard the unmanned Pioneer space probe in 1972 to communicate fundamental facts about Earth and its inhabitants to life on other planets. How did a single diagram fit everything in?

In 1543, a diagram drawn by a Polish priest revealed to the world a new idea, which forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it; the concept of a ...

In 1543, a diagram drawn by a Polish priest revealed to the world a new idea, which forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it; the concept of a sun-centric universe. A plaque was put aboard the unmanned Pioneer space probe in 1972 to communicate fundamental facts about Earth and its inhabitants to life on other planets. How did a single diagram fit everything in?

Kevin Delaney and his team of experts show how explosive hydrogen peroxide can really be. Plus, combining ping pong balls with pressurised liquid nitrogen.

Kevin Delaney and his team of experts show how explosive hydrogen peroxide can really be. Plus, combining ping pong balls with pressurised liquid nitrogen.

Kevin and his team of experts explore the amazing science behind rockets, using unconventional materials to power homemade projectiles to incredible heights.

Kevin and his team of experts explore the amazing science behind rockets, using unconventional materials to power homemade projectiles to incredible heights.

Kevin and his team of experts explore the incredible science behind fire, showing how to make it rain fire and how to create a fire tornado.

Kevin and his team of experts explore the incredible science behind fire, showing how to make it rain fire and how to create a fire tornado.

In 1543, a diagram drawn by a Polish priest revealed to the world a new idea, which forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it; the concept of a ...

In 1543, a diagram drawn by a Polish priest revealed to the world a new idea, which forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it; the concept of a sun-centric universe. A plaque was put aboard the unmanned Pioneer space probe in 1972 to communicate fundamental facts about Earth and its inhabitants to life on other planets. How did a single diagram fit everything in?

In 1543, a diagram drawn by a Polish priest revealed to the world a new idea, which forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it; the concept of a ...

In 1543, a diagram drawn by a Polish priest revealed to the world a new idea, which forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it; the concept of a sun-centric universe. A plaque was put aboard the unmanned Pioneer space probe in 1972 to communicate fundamental facts about Earth and its inhabitants to life on other planets. How did a single diagram fit everything in?

Kevin and his team of science experts use a racecar to put a new twist on an old magic trick and show what it takes to build homemade hovercrafts.

Kevin and his team of science experts use a racecar to put a new twist on an old magic trick and show what it takes to build homemade hovercrafts.

Find out how to use Newton's law of inertia to whip a tablecloth out from under the objects on it. Put your skull to good use in amplifying the reach of your electronic key ...

Find out how to use Newton's law of inertia to whip a tablecloth out from under the objects on it. Put your skull to good use in amplifying the reach of your electronic key fob in large car parks.

Kevin and his team of experts investigate the secret science at work in your kitchen. They show how you can hold fire in the palm of your hand, reveal what it takes to break a ...

Kevin and his team of experts investigate the secret science at work in your kitchen. They show how you can hold fire in the palm of your hand, reveal what it takes to break a wine glass with sound, and discover incredible uses for fire extinguishers.

Kevin and his team of experts explore the incredible science behind food, showing just how to cook with a red hot nickel ball, and how a bunch of bananas can be transformed ...

Kevin and his team of experts explore the incredible science behind food, showing just how to cook with a red hot nickel ball, and how a bunch of bananas can be transformed into a piano.

Kevin and his team of experts explore the strange science behind oobleck, a bizarre material that can behave as both a solid and a liquid.

Kevin and his team of experts explore the strange science behind oobleck, a bizarre material that can behave as both a solid and a liquid.

Street Science
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Street Science: Superpowered Glue

Season 2  |  Episode 6  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 10, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts reveal the magic of one of the strongest glues on Earth. They find out if just a few drops can keep a bungee jumper safe, and if it can lift ...

Kevin and his team of experts reveal the magic of one of the strongest glues on Earth. They find out if just a few drops can keep a bungee jumper safe, and if it can lift thousands of kilos.

The Periodic Table is used to explore some of the more than 100 elements in our universe. The program discovers why some are more reactive than others while looking at ...

The Periodic Table is used to explore some of the more than 100 elements in our universe. The program discovers why some are more reactive than others while looking at metals, alkali metals and halogens.

Street Science
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Street Science

Season 2  |  Episode 14  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 20, 2018
Kevin Delaney and his team of experts test the laws of gravity by dropping a bowling ball, a fridge, and a 2.5-tonne pick-up truck from a 45m-high crane.

Kevin Delaney and his team of experts test the laws of gravity by dropping a bowling ball, a fridge, and a 2.5-tonne pick-up truck from a 45m-high crane.

Street Science
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Street Science: Monster Water Gun

Season 2  |  Episode 11  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 17, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts try to build the world's largest and most powerful water gun. Has the mega weapon got the muscle to shoot through concrete?

Kevin and his team of experts try to build the world's largest and most powerful water gun. Has the mega weapon got the muscle to shoot through concrete?

Street Science
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Street Science: Masters of Fire

Season 2  |  Episode 10  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 14, 2018
Kevin takes on the ultimate fire challenge. Using cutting-edge science experiments, he investigates how a person can eat fire, walk on fire, and be set on fire.

Kevin takes on the ultimate fire challenge. Using cutting-edge science experiments, he investigates how a person can eat fire, walk on fire, and be set on fire.

Street Science
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Street Science: Dueling Infernos

Season 2  |  Episode 12  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 18, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts investigate how a basic backyard grill can make a huge explosion. Using cutting-edge science experiments, they test which gases make the biggest ...

Kevin and his team of experts investigate how a basic backyard grill can make a huge explosion. Using cutting-edge science experiments, they test which gases make the biggest inferno.

Street Science
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Street Science: Forces of Nature

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 9, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts use the incredible power of magnetic forces to crush objects and perform amazing feats of levitation.

Kevin and his team of experts use the incredible power of magnetic forces to crush objects and perform amazing feats of levitation.

Street Science
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Street Science

Season 2  |  Episode 13  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 19, 2018
Kevin uses cutting-edge experiments to investigate the hidden dangers of a car crash, and if everyday objects can stop an arrow fired from a high-powered crossbow.

Kevin uses cutting-edge experiments to investigate the hidden dangers of a car crash, and if everyday objects can stop an arrow fired from a high-powered crossbow.

Street Science
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Street Science: Fire Sword

Season 2  |  Episode 7  |  Discovery Channel  |  May 22, 2018
Kevin Delaney and his team of experts build a flaming sword and use it to destroy everything in its path.

Kevin Delaney and his team of experts build a flaming sword and use it to destroy everything in its path.

Street Science
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Street Science: The Invincible Fire

Season 2  |  Episode 8  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 12, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts use the hottest man-made substance on Earth to build a fire that can't be stopped. They put this strange material to the test to see if it can ...

Kevin and his team of experts use the hottest man-made substance on Earth to build a fire that can't be stopped. They put this strange material to the test to see if it can really burn through anything, including armour-grade steel.

Street Science
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Street Science: Hollywood Explosions

Season 2  |  Episode 9  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 13, 2018
Kevin investigates the explosive power of gasoline. Does a tank of gas really explode like it does in movies? Plus, how do you make a Hollywood-style fireball?

Kevin investigates the explosive power of gasoline. Does a tank of gas really explode like it does in movies? Plus, how do you make a Hollywood-style fireball?

Street Science
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Street Science: Homemade Lightning

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 8, 2018
Kevin and his team create homemade lightning bolts and build replica lightsabres using a giant Tesla coil. Then, they use everyday items to make a big explosion.

Kevin and his team create homemade lightning bolts and build replica lightsabres using a giant Tesla coil. Then, they use everyday items to make a big explosion.

Street Science
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Street Science: Fireball Launcher

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 9, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts face off in a fireball launcher showdown to test the dangerous and awesome properties of fire.

Kevin and his team of experts face off in a fireball launcher showdown to test the dangerous and awesome properties of fire.

In this episode, nine new astronauts arrive at NASA. Their mission? Test the procedures required to land men on the moon and bring them safely back to earth. Each Gemini ...

In this episode, nine new astronauts arrive at NASA. Their mission? Test the procedures required to land men on the moon and bring them safely back to earth. Each Gemini mission launches two men into space, leading to some of NASA's greatest moments: Ed White's spacewalk, the first orbital rendezvous of Gemini 6 and 7, and Neil Armstrong's first space docking.

The Apollo programme is set to achieve the ultimate prize of the Space Race, landing men on the moon. But a fire breaks out in the pressurised capsule of Apollo 1, resulting ...

The Apollo programme is set to achieve the ultimate prize of the Space Race, landing men on the moon. But a fire breaks out in the pressurised capsule of Apollo 1, resulting in the deaths of three beloved astronauts.

Man has orbited the Earth, walked in space, crossed from one spacecraft to another and lived in deep space for three days at a time. It's time for a new phase.

Man has orbited the Earth, walked in space, crossed from one spacecraft to another and lived in deep space for three days at a time. It's time for a new phase.

A shuttle revolutionises space travel and a Gemini astronaut is the first to fly it. Tragedy strikes NASA again when the Challenger explodes.

A shuttle revolutionises space travel and a Gemini astronaut is the first to fly it. Tragedy strikes NASA again when the Challenger explodes.

One of the most complex instruments ever built, the Hubble Space Telescope is expected to transform our understanding of the Universe. But once it is in orbit, NASA discovers ...

One of the most complex instruments ever built, the Hubble Space Telescope is expected to transform our understanding of the Universe. But once it is in orbit, NASA discovers a serious problem, a defective main mirror that leaves Hubble short-sighted.

Astronauts and engineers need to work out how to launch a man into space on top of a ballistic missile. Featuring re-mastered film from NASA's vault.

Astronauts and engineers need to work out how to launch a man into space on top of a ballistic missile. Featuring re-mastered film from NASA's vault.

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