Tag: physics and science documentaries

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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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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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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NOVA: Einstein’s Big Idea

NOVA: Einstein’s Big Idea

| March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Recently we checked out a number of books and documentaries about various Einstein’s discoveries so I think it’s only appropriate to take a closer look at this fun documentary called “Einstein’s Big Idea”. Like many documentaries by the NOVA team this one tries to dramatize Einstein’s journey to one of the greatest discoveries in physics. And to […]

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The Fabric of the Cosmos

The Fabric of the Cosmos

| March 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The Fabric of the Cosmos,” a four-hour series based on the book by a famous physicist, author and a string theorist Brian Greene, who takes us on a journey to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe. With each step, […]

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Horizon Series

Horizon Series

| March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Horizon is perhaps the best known long-running series about popular science technology, philosophy and more. The programme was first broadcasted on 2 May 1964. The aim of the series is to spread passion for science, educate viewers and present a platform from which leading scientists and philosophers could pass on their knowledge of the universe […]

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Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

| March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is a thirteen-part television series written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan and Steve Soter, with Sagan as presenter. It covered a wide range of scientific themes, including the origin of life and our place in the universe. Ever since 1978 when Cosmos was produced it became famous for groundbreaking special effects and memorable soundtracks (including music by […]

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