Category: Ciência e Tecnologia

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O Homem que Viu o Infinito

A história verídica de Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan

Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan (Dev Patel) nasceu na índia, em 1887. Já na infância, a sua inteligência excepcional deixa todos à sua volta impressionados. Por causa disso, ganha uma bolsa para o Liceu de Kumbakonam, onde desperta a admiração dos professores. Na adolescência começou, por auto-recriação, a estudar séries aritméticas e …

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LA DRÔLE DE GUERRE D’ALAN TURING

"La drôle de guerre d'Alan Turing... ou comment les maths ont vaincu Hitler"

Alan Turing est, sans aucun doute, l’un des grands esprits scientifiques du XXème siècle. Peu d’autres ont abordé, avec autant de succès, des domaines aussi variés.

Mathématicien, héros (longtemps oublié) de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il contribue à la victoire des Alliés en cassant les codes allemands… Pionnier de l’informatique, …

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Bento de Jesus Caraça – Matemático e Cidadão

A vida de Bento de Jesus Caraça, matemático e opositor a Salazar

Quando um regime não estimula e, pelo contrário, desencoraja o direito de um povo à educação e à cultura, todos aqueles que promoverem a educação desse mesmo povo são reprimidos. Foi assim com Bento de Jesus Caraça, expulso da Universidade por Salazar.
Em 1941 cria a famosa “…

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A mecânica de Galileu

A Queda Livre – Galileu Descreve o Movimento
Abordaremos o desenvolvimento de um importante exemplo de investigação básica: o estudo dos corpos em queda livre feito por Galileu Galilei. Embora o problema físico da queda livre seja por si só interessante, o estudo será orientado para a maneira como Galileu, um dos primeiros cientistas modernos, apresentou os seus argumentos. A sua perspetiva do mundo, a sua maneira de pensar, o seu uso da matemática e a sua confiança nos testes experimentais, marcam o estilo da ciência moderna. É por isto que estes aspetos do seu trabalho são tão importantes para nós como os resultados reais da sua investigação.
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Tails You Win: The Science of Chance

Professor David Spiegelhalter tries to pin down what chance is and how it works in the real world

 

 

David Spiegelhalter

Smart and witty, jam-packed with augmented-reality graphics and fascinating history, this film, presented by professor David Spiegelhalter, tries to pin down what chance is and how it works in the real world. For once this really is ‘risky’ television.

The film follows in the footsteps of …

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The Joy of Stats

Hans Rosling says there’s nothing boring about stats, and then goes on to prove it

 

 

Hans Rosling

Documentary which takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power thay have to change our understanding of the world, presented by superstarboffin Professor Hans Rosling, whose eye-opening, mind-expanding and funny online lectures have made him an international

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Marcus du Sautoy – The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms

Mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of algorithms

 

 

Marcus du Sautoy

Without us noticing, modern life has been taken over. Algorithms run everything from search engines on the internet to satnavs and credit card data security – they even help us travel the world, find love andsave lives.

Mathematician Professor Marcus du Sautoy demystifies the hidden world of …

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Mathematical Impressions

SIMONS FOUNDATION - Advancing Research in Basic Science and Mathematics

How do you turn a rubber band into a knot? What happens when you slice a Menger Sponge on a diagonal plane? What is the math behind juggling? In this video series, George Hart illuminates mathematical concepts and surprising hidden geometries that may be found in the world around us.…

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Science in a Golden Age

Jim al-Khalili unravels the links between latest scientific developments and the unsung scientific heroes of the past
 

 

About Science in a Golden Age

From satellite-enabled GPS, to hi-tech medical procedures – much of today’s modern science has been developed and understood through the work of scientists and thinkers across the ages and from around the world.

While the names of Newton, Galileo and Copernicus are …

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When the Moors Ruled in Europe

Historian Bettany Hughes looks at the influence of the Moorish invasion of Spain in 711 AD, and the lasting cultural and scientific legacy they created

 

 

As part of the Channel 4’s Hidden Civilisation season exploring Islam’s rich and significant contribution to western art and culture, historian Bettany Hughes traces the story of the mysterious and misunderstood Moors, the Islamic society that ruled in Spain for 700 years, but whose legacy was virtually erased from …

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Aftershock: The Hunt for Gravitational Waves

Horizon travels to the South Pole to tell the inside story of the greatest scientific quest of our time

 

 

In March 2014, a team of astronomers stunned the scientific world when they announced that their BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole had possibly detected a signal of “gravitational waves” from the early universe. This is the inside story of the hunt for gravitational waves from the beginning

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Light and Dark

Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe

In this mind-bending series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how by uncovering its secrets, scientists have used light to reveal the universe.

 

Episode 1: Light

 

Light

Two-part series in which Professor Jim Al-Khalili shows how, by uncovering …

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Math and the Rise of Civilization

A guided tour of the history of numbers and how they’ve shaped the development of humankind is at the heart of this unique series

 

 

A guided tour of the history of numbers and how they’ve shaped the development of humankind is at the heart of this unique series. In five episodes that take us across time and around the world, we see how mathematics played an important role in ancient Egypt and Greece, early …

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Everything and Nothing

Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind apparent nothingness

Two-part documentary which deals with two of the deepest questions there are – what is everything, and what is nothing?

 

Episode 1: Everything

 

Everything

In two epic, surreal and mind-expanding films, Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for …

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The Secrets of Quantum Physics

Professor of physics Jim Al-Khalili investigates the most accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever - quantum physics

 

 

Episode 1:  Einstein’s Nightmare

Einstein’s Nightmare

Professor Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of arguably the most important, accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever – quantum physics.

The story starts at the beginning of the 20th century with…

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Reid Gower – The Feynman Series

The Feynman Series is a grassroots initiative using video and social media to help promote science literacy

 

 

 

The Feynman Series

THE FEYNMAN SERIES - Think Like A Martian
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Reid Gower – The Sagan Series

The Sagan Series is a grassroots initiative using video and social media to help promote science literacy

 

 

 

The Sagan Series

TEDxVancouver - Reid Gower - Defining the
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Hiparco e a distância à Lua

O incrível poder da matemática como uma ferramenta para modelar o nosso mundo

 

Hiparco

Abertura do Planetário Evghenides, Atenas (1965).

Tal como acontece com a maioria dos cientistas do período helenístico, muito pouco se sabe sobre a vida de Hiparco (cerca de 190 a.C. – 120 a.C): apenas que ele nasceu em Niceia, na Bitínia, por volta do ano 180 a.C. e …

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Aristarco de Samos: Sobre os tamanhos e distâncias entre o Sol e a Lua

O incrível poder da matemática como uma ferramenta para modelar o nosso mundo

 

Aristarco de Samos

Aristarco de Samos, astrónomo e matemático grego que defendia que a Terra roda sobre o seu eixo e gira em torno do Sol, viveu entre 310 e 230 a.C. Foi o primeiro a formular a hipótese de Copérnico, que foi abandonada até o próprio …

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Al-Biruni e a medida da circunferência da Terra

O incrível poder da matemática como uma ferramenta para modelar o nosso mundo

 

Al-Biruni

Abu Arrayhan Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Biruni, conhecido apenas como al-Biruni, nasceu no ano de 973 em Kath, atual Kara-Kalpakskaya, no Uzbequistão, e faleceu no ano de 1048 em Ghazna, atual Ghazni, no Afeganistão.

Ainda muito jovem, começou a estudar a Geometria de Euclides e a Astronomia …