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From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon

| March 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while since we had a look at some science documentaries, so here’s a review of From the Earth to the Moon — a mini series originally broadcast in 1998. And as you can guess from the title, it’s a story of an epic journey, the finale of which was the famous moon landings back in […]

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Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy 2nd Edition

Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy 2nd Edition

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

It seems like a good time to update our video section. So throughout my random stumblings on YouTube I found this guy Dr. Alex Filipenko. Alex Filippenko received his Ph.D. in Astronomy from Caltech in 1984 and joined the University of California, Berkeley faculty in 1986, where he is currently the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished […]

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The Ascent of Man

The Ascent of Man

| September 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

An American Film Festival Award winner, this 13 volume series attempts a massive survey of science, from flint tools to the theory of relativity. This co-production of BBC and Time-Life Films offers a great journey through the history to observe the evolution of human understanding now in a digitally re-mastered quality. So let’s take a closer look. […]

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The Day the Universe Changed

The Day the Universe Changed

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Presented by veteran BBC historian and science reporter James Burke, this series explores the history of perception of the Universe and man’s place in it throughout the ages. The gift box set of 5 DVDs includes 10 programs, which discuss the evolution of science and human understanding of the universe starting in the ancient Greece  and ending with Darwin’s works and modern […]

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NOVA: Fractals – Hunting the Hidden Dimension

NOVA: Fractals – Hunting the Hidden Dimension

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

As we all know, there is an amazing connection of mathematics with the universe all around us.  For instance, hat do movie special effects, the stock market, heart attacks, and the rings of Saturn have in common? They all consist of things called fractals — irregular repeating shapes. These shapes can be analysed mathematically, which is invaluable in both […]

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The Story of Math

The Story of Math

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the world of science documentaries the subject of mathematics, let’s be honest, is an underdog. There aren’t that many documentaries, but the quality of them, more often than not, is quite good. “The Story of Math” is not an exception. It’s another interesting documentary hosted by Marcus du Sautoy. So let’s check it out. […]

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The Story of 1

The Story of 1

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Among science documentaries, the ones about physics and technology seem to be dominating the screen these days. That’s why it’s always nice to see something a little different, for instance documentary about maths. So today let’s take a look at one of the earlier works including mathematician and a popular writer Marcus du Sautoy as […]

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Stephen Hawking and the Theory of Everything

Stephen Hawking and the Theory of Everything

| May 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physicist who worked for 30 years as a Lucasian professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge. His research focused mostly on theoretical cosmology, especially black holes. Besides that Stephen Hawking has become widely known for his popular science books like “The Grand Design” and TV projects like “The Brave […]

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