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There is an idea once thought to be so radical that just mentioning it was thought to be pure insanity, but now scientists from around the world are daring to believe that it is actually true. They think that our universe is not alone its just one of an infinite number of weird and wonderful worlds....
Growing Up in the Universe was a series of lectures given by Richard Dawkins as part of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, in which he discussed the evolution of life in the universe. The lectures were first broadcast in 1991, in the form of five one-hour episodes.To start off part one, Dawki...
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1990. This Space Documentary is told in the words of the key members of the Voyager team, NASA's legendary grand tour of the outer solar system. The mission conception in the early 1970's is described and the search for the heliopause, the theoretical boundary where the Sun's solar wind is stopped b...
For thousands of years, what we now think of as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) was the only medicine; now, traditional cures are being treated with a fresh respect. For BBC TWO, scientist Professor Kathy Sykes from Bristol University Kathy Sykes investigates why science is starting to...
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Science tries to study the origins of human consciousness. Is consciousness only in our physical brains? Or is consciousness something deeper and universal much like many ancient religions described it. New theories like quantum physics maybe able to explain physic mysteries. Film Duration: 58 min
A look at how the universe could end with various theories explored such as a "random quantum fluctuation" where everything is obliterated in the blink of an eye; where all energy is consumed and ends in a "cosmic ice age"; where everything collapses into black holes and disappea...
The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph, they can become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this...
Horizon explores the secrets of what makes a long, healthy and happy life. It turns out that a time you can’t remember – the nine months you spend in the womb – could have more lasting effects on you today than your lifestyle or genes.It is one of the most powerful and provocative new ideas in human...
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This is the epic story of the stars, and how discovering their tale has transformed our own understanding of the universe.Once we thought the sun and stars were gods and giants. Now we know, in a way, our instincts were right. The stars do all have their own characters, histories and role in the cos...
Imagine a world where disease could be eradicated by an injection of tiny robots the size of molecules. That is the hope offered by nanotechnology – the science of microscopically small machines. But others fear nanotechnology could lead to a non-biological cancer – where swarms of tiny...
ESA’s anniversary DVD film “Hubble – 15 years of discovery” covers all aspects of the Hubble Space Telescope project – a journey through the history, the troubled early life and the ultimate scientific successes of Hubble. This portrait, directed by Lars Lindberg Christensen, contains large am...
RESONANCE is a sensational eye opening documentary which reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies.From the Film maker: Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, i...
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Earth teems with a staggering variety of animals, including 9,000 kinds of birds, 28,000 types of fish, and more than 350,000 species of beetles alone.What explains this explosion of living creatures-1.4 million different species discovered so far, with perhaps another 50 million more to go? The sou...

Evolution

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This seven-part documentary explains why Charles Darwin's dangerous idea is so important today, and how it explains the past and predicts the future.What underlies the incredible diversity of life on Earth? How have complex life forms evolved?The journey from water to land, the return of land mammal...
Growing Up in the Universe was a series of lectures given by Richard Dawkins as part of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, in which he discussed the evolution of life in the universe. The lectures were first broadcast in 1991, in the form of five one-hour episodes.To start off part one, Dawki...
It’s perhaps the biggest, most controversial mystery in the cosmos. Did our Universe just come into being by random chance, or was it created by a God who nurtures and sustains all life?The latest science is showing that the four forces governing our universe are phenomenally finely tuned. So finely...
A look at stellar evolution; how gravity causes hydrogen gas to coalesce under friction and pressure to ignite in a flash of nuclear fusion, the energy and glow lasting billions of years, and then the ultimate demise in the largest and most colorful explosions in the cosmos.
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Four part series about the history of mathematics, presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy.In the first episode, The Language of the Universe, after showing how fundamental mathematics is to our lives, du Sautoy explores the mathematics of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece. In Egypt, he u...
The Google Earth of its day, the Landstat satellites didn't look out into space, they looked down on earth, helping scientists to predict famine, study urban development, and better understand the planet we call home. SUMMARYThis film shows how the Earth Resources Technology Satellite helped meet th...

Blue Planet

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Partially filmed from orbit during space shuttle missions, the film is about the planet Earth. The changes and constants are highlighted, and the film attempts to show how fragile and unique Earth is. Origins of the planet, how it has changed, what man's role in change is, and other issues are discu...
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Andrew Wiles stumbled across the world's greatest mathematical puzzle, Fermat's Theorem, as a ten-year-old schoolboy, beginning a 30-year quest with just one goal in mind - to solve the problem that has baffled minds for three centuries. Film Duration: 48 min
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A slew of businesses now offer to test your DNA and assess your risk of getting cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses. But can genetic testing provide accurate predictions of conditions with complex genetic underpinnings? On another front, researchers at Harvard have launched the Personal Genom...
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If you want to know what the scientists know about evolution, then here it is.An enormous breadth of information, assimilated, compressed, and congealed into an easily understood, visually irresistible presentation.Facts Of Evolution (made by the Cassiopeia Project) has layer upon layer of evidence...
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The movie about Stephen Hawking's ideas from his book titled the same and abut his life. A Brief History of Time attempts to explain a range of subjects in cosmology, including the Big Bang, black holes, light cones and super-string theory, to the nonspecialist reader. Its main goal is to give an ov...
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Britain may only be a small island, but its great scientists and inventors have literally created the modern world: from the invention of the steam engine, computers and the world-wide web to the discovery of the theory of evolution and the atom.In this series some of Britain's leading scientific fi...
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What would life on earth be like without the moon? Well, chances are, there wouldn’t be any life on earth without the moon. Life – if it had started at all – would still be in the earliest stages of evolution.Scientists use the latest computer simulations to show how an ancient rogue planet –...
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A look at how differently life on Earth has evolved between animals, from the deep ocean to those on land, their environments played a role in their design; and an imaginative look at how similar life could take form under vastly different environments of alien worlds.
A film on science, safety, safe housing and management of Earthquakes for TIFAC (Ministry of Science & Technology). The film has been anchored by Naseeruddin Shah in the English version and Farooque Sheikh in Hindi. Its dubbed in 20 Indian languages to create mass awareness on Earthquake. Film Durat...
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At the height of the cold war the US and Soviet Union are locked in an nuclear standoff. In October 1957, the Soviets stuned the world by orbiting the earth with the worlds first satellite, Sputnik. This in itself contributed to a shift in public opinion with regards to superpower capabilities, the...
In life, Albert Einstein's brain was the source of the most influential scientific ideas of the modern era.Now, nearly 50 years after his death, does the extraordinary rediscovery of one of the greatest brains in history hold the key to unlock the nature of genius?Neurophysiologist, Dr. Mark Lythgoe...
Do you ever stop to contemplate the wonder of your body? Well, neither had James May - until he realised that his body was by far the most impressive vehicle he was ever going to own.James asks the big questions: how did I get my granny's chin? Why do I catch colds? Why am I hung over? What will we...
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To get to the contemporary view of the creation of the universe with a beginning and an end, many beliefs and attitudes have undergone complete revolutions. Most scientists believe that the physical world arose about 14,000 million years ago, from a microscopic point where an almost infinite amount...
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The BBC and Imperial College run a joint investigation into the possibility of landing a human on Mars and returning them to Earth. This is the complete documentary put together from the various separate sections we investigated. Film Duration: 25 min

Playing God

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Adam Rutherford explores synthetic biology, a branch of science that researchers hope will enable them to break nature down into constituent parts so they can rebuild it as they please. He learns about the spider-goat, a creature bred by American scientists, whose milk can be used to artificially cr...
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Most black holes probably form when supermassive stars collapse into a dense gravitational mass that absorbs all light. Far out in space, in the center of a seething cosmic maelstrom. Extreme heat. High velocities. Atoms tear, and space literally buckles. Photons fly out across the universe, energiz...
In the opening installment, Dr. Kaku explains how artificial intelligence will revolutionize homes, workplaces and lifestyles, and how virtual worlds will become so realistic that they will rival the physical world. Robots with human-level intelligence may finally become a reality, and in the ultima...
Alpha waves in the human brain are between 6 and 8 hertz. The wave frequency of the human cavity resonates between 6 and 8 hertz. All biological systems operate in the same frequency range. The human brain’s alpha waves function in this range and the electrical resonance of the earth is between 6 an...
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Documentary on telepathy and the power of the human mind - the 5th dimension explores mental phenomena and mind reading. Science takes a look at the brain and evidence of telepaths to determine the truth. Film Duration: 49 min
A voyage through space and time with Professor Stephen Hawking. The series charts Professor Hawking's quest for a "Theory of Everything'.This "holy grail' hypothesis could explain everything from the mysteries of unimaginably vast phenomena such as supernovae, black holes and dark matter,...