Daily Archive: Novembro 16, 2020

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Stuff: A Horizon Guide to Materials

Engineer Jem Stansfield looks back through the Horizon archives to find out how scientists have come to understand and manipulate the materials that built the modern world

Engineer Jem Stansfield looks back through the Horizon archives to find out how scientists have come to understand and manipulate the materials that built the modern world. Whether it is uncovering new materials or finding fresh uses for those man has known about for centuries, each breakthrough offers a tantalising …

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Horizon: Strange Signals from Outer Space!

Horizon investigates unusual space signals including the Lorimer Burst, and has exclusive access to researchers at the Green Bank Telescope searching for signals from Tabby's Star

For decades some have suspected that there might be others out there, intelligent beings capable of communicating with us, even visiting our world. It might sound like science fiction, but today scientists from across the globe are scouring the universe for signals from extraterrestrials.

In 2006, husband and wife team …

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Horizon: Man In Space

A 1965 documentary explaining some of the basics of how astronauts live in space with contributions from Frank Borman and Walter Cunningham

First transmitted in 1966, Horizon reports from the spacecraft centre in Houston, Texas, about the experiences of the astronaut; how he reacts to being in space and the stresses of launching and re-entry.

Man in Space concentrates on the results of the Gemini 7 flight and its implications for long …

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The Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide

Documentary which brings together coverage from three decades of BBC programmes to present a biography of the space shuttle, from triumph to tragedy, and considers its legacy

In 2011, after more than 30 years of service, America’s space shuttle took to the skies for the last time. Its story has been characterised by incredible triumphs, but blighted by devastating tragedies – and the BBC and Horizon have chronicled every step of its career. This unique and poignant …

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Horizon: Seeing Stars

Horizon follows the astronomers pushing the limits of science and engineering with a new generation of supertelescopes in the hunt for mysterious objects in the universe

Around the world, a new generation of astronomers are hunting for the most mysterious objects in the universe. Young stars, black holes, even other forms of life.

They have created a dazzling new set of supertelescopes that promise to rewrite the story of the heavens.

This film follows the men …

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Horizon: Secrets of the Star Disc

"It’s the find of a lifetime. Indeed, the find of several lifetimes." - Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green, University of Wales

This is the extraordinary story of how a small metal disc is rewriting the epic saga of how civilisation first came to Europe, 3600 years ago.

When grave robbers ransacked a Bronze Age tomb in Germany, they had no idea that they had unearthed the find of a lifetime. But …

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Horizon: Secrets of the Solar System

A look at how new planets being discovered are forcing scientists to rewrite the history of our own solar system

New planets are now being discovered outside our solar system on a regular basis, and these strange new worlds are forcing scientists to rewrite the history of our own solar system. Far from a simple story of stable orbits, the creation of our solar system is a tale of hellfire, …