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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,...
Geologist Dr Iain Stewart shows how the rocks beneath our feet have shaped the history of the Mediterranean. In this series he takes us on a tour of the Med and shows us how geology is behind everything from the rise and fall of civilizations to religion, architecture and food.Risky Rocks - Earthqua...
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(1970). Having conquered the moon, NASA looks to the other planets of the solar system in this award-winning film.This film is an introduction to planetary exploration and scientific satellite research planned for the 1970s. The film briefly describes plans for Mariner flybys of Mars, Pioneer studie...
In February a meteorite bigger than a double decker bus, travelling at 40,000 miles an hour, crashed into planet Earth. This film shows previously unseen footage of what happened.Astrophysicists explain exactly what it was and reveal how likely it is to happen again.The programme also hears NASA's l...
In this film Vice meets the two guys who are creating the next generation of space suits from scratch, something that has traditionally taken teams of people to achieve.When Ted Southern and Nik Moiseev first met back in 2007, they came from two very different worlds. Nik had spent over 20 years wor...
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Ice may be one of the strangest substances in the world. Full of contradictions, it is powerful enough to shatter rock but can melt in the blink of an eye; it is transparent, yet can glow with color. It can take many shapes, from a tiny snowflake to a multimillion-ton glacier to the ice fountains on...
A film for a wide audience! Nine chapters, two hours of maths, that take you gradually up to the fourth dimension. Mathematical vertigo guaranteed!Dimension Two - Hipparchus shows us how to describe the position of any point on Earth with two numbers" and explains the stereographic projection:...
Cosmic Journeys examines the great promise of the Voyager mission and where it will lead us in our grand ambition to move out beyond our home planet. The two Voyager spacecraft are part of an ancient quest to push beyond our boundaries... to see what lies beyond the horizon. Now tens of billions of...
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Anatomist and anthropologist Alice Roberts concludes her exploration of the body and human evolution, focusing on the brain. She asks why humans are the only one of their kind left today, and the importance of man's large brain in enabling him to succeed where other species like the Neanderthals die...
With Cosmos, Carl Sagan and his wife and co-writer, Ann Druyan, brilliantly illustrated the underlying science of his same-titled book, placing the human species within a space-and-time context that brought the infinite into stunningly clear view. The series, which originally aired in 1980 on PBS, h...
This film dramatically tells the story of the 18 months that changed American education forever. The change was provoked by the fear of Sputnik — and American parents, students, educators, government, the whole nation really, got together and radically improved science, math and engineering educatio...
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Global cooling was a conjecture during the 1970s of imminent cooling of the Earth's surface and atmosphere along with a posited commencement of glaciation. This hypothesis had little support in the scientific community, but gained temporary popular attention due to a combination of a slight downward...

The Moon

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A fascinating documentary by the BBC looking at the human race’s relationship with the Moon, starting with elaborate rock formations to map its movements – through to the Apollo missions which explored it.The documentary also looks at other planet’s moons, such as Jupiter’s T...
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The theory of evolution by natural selection is now scientific orthodoxy, but when it was unveiled it caused a storm of controversy, from fellow scientists as well as religious people.They criticized it for being short on evidence and long on assertion and Darwin, being the honest scientist that he...
Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' hosts a new series that highlights the greatest scientific discoveries of all time, from the earliest time to the present day. The series features nine episodes: Evolution, Earth Sciences, Medicine, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Genetics and Biology, plus a wrap up episod...
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What will Earth look like in 250 million years? With a team of scientists, National Geographic investigates the dynamic process of Colliding Continents, by examining the forces deep below the Earth's surface that are constantly reshaping our world. These powerful forces rip vast land masses apart an...
Gordon Welchman was a World War II codebreaking hero, without him the top secret German Enigma codes might never have been broken. The war as a result may have lasted a further two extra years and tens of thousands more would have died. Gordon Welchman should be famous, his contribution to the war w...

Super Worms

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The world is crawling with worms, from the soil, to the water, and even inside some of us. To many people, worms are simply repulsive. Though in a strange twist, these creatures are turning out to be valuable allies to all mankind. The worm, a living tube of flesh, has become a lab star due to its b...
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Richard Feynman born May 11, 1918 was an American theoretical physicist, best known for his work in the he is considered one of the most iconic, influential and inspiring scientists of the 20th century. In 1965 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the development of quantu...
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This is just a preview. The full documentary is no longer available. Try to watch it at StageVu.Expanding on the critically acclaimed special, In the Womb, National Geographic explores the extraordinary and fragile world of twins, triplets and quadruplets in utero. Featuring amazing 4-D ultrasound i...