Read more about the article The Story of Electricity episode 2 – The Age of Invention
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The Story of Electricity episode 2 – The Age of Invention

The Story of Electricity episode 2 - The Age of Invention: 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 advancements.     Without electricity, we would be lost. This series tells of dazzling leaps of imagination and extraordinary experiments - a story of…

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Read more about the article The Story of Electricity episode 1 – Spark
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The Story of Electricity episode 1 – Spark

The Story of Electricity episode 1 - Spark: 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 advancements.     Without electricity, we would be lost. This series tells of dazzling leaps of imagination and extraordinary experiments - a story of maverick geniuses who…

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Read more about the article Wonders of Life episode 4 – Size Matters
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Wonders of Life episode 4 – Size Matters

Wonders of Life episode 4: in this episode, Brian travels around Australia to explore the physics of the size of life. Beginning with the largest organisms on our planet, a forest of giant eucalyptus trees, he then takes to the seas to get up-close with an ocean giant - the great white shark. From the safety of a steel cage Brian explains how the distinctive streamlined contours of the great white have been shaped by the physics of water.  …

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Wonders of Life episode 1 – What Is Life?

Wonders of Life episode 1 - What Is Life?: in this episode Brian Cox visits South East Asia's 'Ring of Fire'. In the world's most volcanic region he explores the thin line that separates the living from the dead and poses that most enduring of questions: what is life? The traditional answer is one that invokes the supernatural, as seen at the annual Day of the Dead celebrations in the Philippine highlands. Brian sets out to offer an alternative answer:…

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