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Colour – The Spectrum of Science episode 1

Colour - The Spectrum of Science episode 1: Helen Czerski uncovers what colour is, how it works and how it has written the story of our planet. She seeks out the colours that turned the Earth multicoloured.     We live in a world ablaze with colour. Rainbows and rainforests, oceans and humanity, Earth is the most colourful place we know of. But the colours we see are far more complex and fascinating than they appear. In this series, Dr…

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Gravity and Me – The Force That Shapes Our Lives

Gravity and Me - The Force That Shapes Our Lives: Physics professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the amazing science of gravity. A fundamental force of nature, gravity shapes our entire universe, sculpting galaxies and warping space and time. But gravity's strange powers, discovered by Albert Einstein, also affect our daily lives in the most unexpected ways. As Jim tells the story of gravity, it challenges his own understanding of the nature of reality.     The science of gravity includes the…

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Read more about the article Absolute Zero episode 2 – The Race for Absolute Zero
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Absolute Zero episode 2 – The Race for Absolute Zero

Absolute Zero episode 2 - The Race for Absolute Zero: Documentary charting rival attempts to reach absolute zero, the ultimate limit of cold, by scientists in London and Leiden. A second race unfolded 100 years later, towards the end of the 20th century, as scientists attempted to produce a Bose Einstein Condensate, a new state of matter predicted by Einstein.     With the winner of each scientific race going on to win the Nobel Prize for their work, ultra-cold…

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Read more about the article Absolute Zero episode 1 – The Conquest of Cold
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Absolute Zero episode 1 – The Conquest of Cold

Absolute Zero episode 1 - The Conquest of Cold: Absolute Zero is the ultimate limit of cold – a Holy Grail as exciting for scientists as the North and South Poles were to the great polar explorers. The Conquest of Cold is an epic journey from dark beginnings to an ultra-cool frontier.     For thousands of years it seemed like a malevolent force associated with death and darkness. Nobody had any idea what it was, much less how to…

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The Story of Electricity episode 3 – Revelations and Revolutions

The Story of Electricity episode 3 - Revelations and Revolutions: Jim Al-Khalili concludes by looking at how, if we could understand the secret of electrical superconductivity, we could once again transform the world.     Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the electrifying story of our quest to master nature's most mysterious force - electricity. Until fairly recently, electricity was seen as a magical power, but it is now the lifeblood of the modern world and underpins every aspect of our technological…

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