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Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing: Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of the remarkable life of Ada Lovelace - a 19th-century countess whose work helped give rise to the modern era of computing. Ada Lovelace was a most unlikely computer pioneer. In this film, Dr Hannah Fry tells the story of Ada's remarkable life. Born in the early 19th century, Ada was a countess of the realm, a scandalous socialite and an 'enchantress of numbers'. The film is an…

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Seven Ages of Starlight
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Seven Ages of Starlight

Seven Ages of Starlight: 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 cosmos. Not least, they played a vital part in creating us.       There are old, bloated red giants, capable…

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Read more about the article The Story of Science episode 6 – Who Are We?
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The Story of Science episode 6 – Who Are We?

The Story of Science episode 6 - Who Are We? -We now know that the brain - the organ that more than any other makes us human - is one of the wonders of the universe, and yet until the 17th century it was barely studied.     The twin sciences of brain anatomy and psychology have offered different visions of who we are. Now these sciences are coming together and in the process have revealed some surprising and uncomfortable…

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The Story of Science episode 5 – What Is the Secret of Life?

The Story of Science episode 5 - What Is the Secret of Life? - The story of how the secret of life has been examined through the prism of the most complex organism known - the human body.     It begins with attempts to save the lives of gladiators in Ancient Rome, unfolds with the macabre work and near-perfect drawings of Leonardo in the Renaissance, through the idea of the 'life force' of electricity, to the microscopic world of…

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The Story of Science episode 4 - Can We Have Unlimited Power?
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The Story of Science episode 4 – Can We Have Unlimited Power?

The Story of Science episode 4 - Can We Have Unlimited Power? - We are the most power-hungry generation that has ever lived. This film tells the story of how that power has been harnessed - from wind, steam and from inside the atom. In the early years the drive for new sources of power was led by practical men who wanted to make money.     Their inventions and ideas created fortunes and changed the course of history, but…

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