Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

Everything and Nothing (BBC Documentary)

June 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for an answer to these questions as he explores the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind apparent nothingness.

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Christopher Hitchens’ opening statement on god

May 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Christopher Hitchens’ opening statement on god during the debate.

How Earth Made Us (BBC Documentary)

April 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Professor Iain Stewart continues his epic exploration of how the planet has shaped human history.

1. Water

2. Deep Earth

3. Wind

4. Fire

5. Human Planet

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Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony: The Mind of God (BBC – Horizon)

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

As Albert Einstein lay on his deathbed, he asked only for his glasses, his writing implements and his latest equations. He knew he was dying, yet he continued his work. In those final hours of his life, while fading in and out of consciousness, he was working on what he hoped would be his greatest work of all. It was a project of monumental complexity. It was a project that he hoped would unlock the mind of God.

Revelation TV Interview Richard Dawkins

March 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Greatest Chemistry Discoveries

March 3, 2011 Leave a comment

1. Oxygen (1770s)
2. Atomic Theory (1808)
3. Atoms Combine Into Molecules (1811 onward)
4. Synthesis of Urea (1828)
5. Chemical Structure (1850s)
6. Periodic Table of the Elements (1860s — 1870s)
7. Electricity Transforms Chemicals (1807 — 1810)
8. The Electron (1897)
9. Electrons for Chemical Bonds (1913 onward)
10. Atoms Have Signatures of Light (1850s)
11. Radioactivity (1890s — 1900s)
12. Plastics (1869 and 1900s)
13. Fullerenes (1985)

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Technology: World War 2.0 (Wired Science)

February 26, 2011 Leave a comment

How was one country shut down by an Internet attack?

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Evolve (Full Series – History Channel)

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Evolve is a 2008 documentary television series on History. The series premiere, Eyes, was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Science, Technology and Nature Programming.

Each episode attempts to explain the evolutionary origins of a particular trait of living creatures: for example, Tyrannosaurus Rex’s 13-inch teeth, the gecko’s “Velcro-like” toe pads, and the bald eagle’s “telescopic” vision capable of spotting a hare a mile away.

Episode 1: Eyes

Episode 2: Sex

Episode 3: Size

Episode 4: Skin

Episode 5: Flight

Episode 6: Communication

Episode 7: Guts

Episode 8: Venom

Episode 9: Speed

Episode 10: Jaws

Episode 11: Shape

Dangerous Knowledge (BBC Documentary)

February 20, 2011 Leave a comment

In this documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians – Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing – whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment

February 18, 2011 Leave a comment

The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. The experiment was conducted from Aug. 14 – 20, 1971 by a team of researchers led by Psychology professor Philip Zimbardo at Stanford University. Twenty-four students were selected out of 75 to play the prisoners and live in a mock prison in the basement of the Stanford psychology building. Roles were assigned randomly. The participants adapted to their roles well beyond what even Zimbardo himself expected, leading the “Officers” to display authoritarian measures and ultimately to subject some of the prisoners to torture. In turn, many of the prisoners developed passive attitudes and accepted physical abuse, and, at the request of the guards, readily inflicted punishment on other prisoners who attempted to stop it.

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