100 Greatest Discoveries
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100 Greatest Discoveries: Chemistry

Discovery Science February 12, 2010

Science

Chemistry

Physics

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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.

100 Greatest Discoveries
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100 Greatest Discoveries: Astronomy

Discovery Science February 9, 2010

Science

Physics

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Einstein's and Galileo's theories led to breakthroughs in understanding the universe. The work of Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, and modern day astronomers, Paul Butler and ...

Einstein's and Galileo's theories led to breakthroughs in understanding the universe. The work of Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, and modern day astronomers, Paul Butler and Saul Perlmutter also led to breakthroughs in astronomy.

100 Greatest Discoveries
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100 Greatest Discoveries: Physics

Discovery Science February 8, 2010

Science

Physics

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Explore important physics discoveries that help us understand how the world and universe operate, and why things move and work the way they do.

Explore important physics discoveries that help us understand how the world and universe operate, and why things move and work the way they do.

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

The History Channel August 15, 2015

Physics

Modern history

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

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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.

Aftershock: Hunt For Gravitational Waves
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Aftershock: Hunt For Gravitational Waves

SBS January 4, 2016

Physics

Science

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This is a story from the wild frontier of physics, where a small group of visionary iconoclasts dared to imagine a whole new picture of those vital first moments. It is a ...

This is a story from the wild frontier of physics, where a small group of visionary iconoclasts dared to imagine a whole new picture of those vital first moments. It is a story of rejection, perseverance and professional courage that has culminated in one of the defining, and most disruptive, cosmological discoveries of our era: Gravitational Waves.

Amatriciana pizza
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Amatriciana pizza

Clip from Food Lab by Ben Milbourne

Physics

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Ben Milbourne uses conduction and convection to whip up an amatriciana pizza, and Dr Andrew Stephenson explains how these two processes work. Conduction is the transferral of ...

Ben Milbourne uses conduction and convection to whip up an amatriciana pizza, and Dr Andrew Stephenson explains how these two processes work. Conduction is the transferral of heat through a medium, such as a pan, while convection describes the way fluids, such as oil or steam, create different temperature pockets and cause heat to rise and fall along convection currents.

Asteroids
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Asteroids

SBS April 1, 2012

Physics

Science

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For centuries asteroids have been ignored by science. The poor relation to the planets and even their icy cousins, the comets, asteroids were dismissed as boring. But all that ...

For centuries asteroids have been ignored by science. The poor relation to the planets and even their icy cousins, the comets, asteroids were dismissed as boring. But all that is about to change. Scientists have made some very strange discoveries that could solve one of the greatest mysteries in science - how water arrived on Earth.

Beginning And The End Of The Universe
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Beginning And The End Of The Universe

Episode 2 The History Channel September 9, 2017

Science

Physics

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This episode explores the theories of the big crunch, the big rip and the big freeze, that are postulated by physicists as possible fates for the universe.

This episode explores the theories of the big crunch, the big rip and the big freeze, that are postulated by physicists as possible fates for the universe.

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

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

Physics

11-12
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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: Relativity, Gravity and Einstein
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Black Holes: Relativity, Gravity and Einstein

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

Physics

11-12
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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

Bomb-maker to Peace Maker
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Bomb-maker to Peace Maker

The History Channel August 19, 2015

Physics

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

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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.

Brave New World With Stephen Hawking
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Brave New World With Stephen Hawking: Machines

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS March 11, 2012

Physics

Science

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Professor Stephen Hawking presents a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century. With the help of some of the ...

Professor Stephen Hawking presents a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century. With the help of some of the world's leading scientific figures - including Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Aarathi Prasad, Lord Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock - this five-part series reveals how science is striving for humankind's next leap forward.

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

Physics

Science

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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.

Brave New World With Stephen Hawking
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Brave New World With Stephen Hawking: Technology

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS March 25, 2012

Physics

Science

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A team of experts explore how 21st-century technology is shaping our future by changing the way we live, the way we communicate and our perception of the universe.

A team of experts explore how 21st-century technology is shaping our future by changing the way we live, the way we communicate and our perception of the universe.

Brave New World With Stephen Hawking
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Brave New World With Stephen Hawking: Environment

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS April 1, 2012

Physics

Science

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Science turns superhero as it battles to save the planet and preserve the human race. In California, physicist Jim Al-Khalili sees how the power of the world's largest laser ...

Science turns superhero as it battles to save the planet and preserve the human race. In California, physicist Jim Al-Khalili sees how the power of the world's largest laser could create a fuel to answer all our needs, while at Longleat, Sir David Attenborough helps collect the DNA of an elephant for the Frozen Ark - a project to save all the world's species from extinction.

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

Physics

Science

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This video has closed captioning
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.

Brian Cox: Life of a Universe
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Brian Cox: Life of a Universe

ABC March 7, 2017

Science

Earth and environment

Physics

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Professor Brian Cox tackles the biggest story of them all: how did the universe come into being? Do the laws of physics for our universe inexorably lead to the existence of us?

Professor Brian Cox tackles the biggest story of them all: how did the universe come into being? Do the laws of physics for our universe inexorably lead to the existence of us?

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

SBS March 19, 2017

Modern history

Design and technologies

Physics

Science

Ethical understanding

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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.