Tagged: Ciência

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Ancient Computer

A Greek shipwreck holds the remains of an intricate bronze machine that turns out to be the world's first computer

In 1900, a storm blew a boatload of sponge divers off course and forced them to take shelter by the tiny Mediterranean island of Antikythera. Diving the next day, they discovered a 2,000 year-old Greek shipwreck. Among the ship’s cargo they hauled up was an unimpressive green lump of …

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Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots

Exploring whether machines built to enhance our lives could one day become our rivals

Episode 1
Ben Garrod and Danielle George explore whether machines built to enhance our lives could become our greatest rivals. Ben meets one of the most humanlike robots in the world, Erica.

Episode 2
Ben Garrod and Danielle George investigate whether robots will ever become our friends, if we should …

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Rise of the Robots

How will human-like robots change our future and how we see ourselves?

They run our factory assembly lines and make our coffee. But humanoid robots — machines with human-like capabilities — have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now.

Fueled by an ambitious DARPA challenge, the race is on to design a robot that can replace humans in disaster …

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Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics

Dr Helen Czerski examines the world of sound waves

Dr Helen Czerski investigates the extraordinary science behind the everyday sounds we hear and those that we normally cannot hear. Dr Helen Czerski takes us on a sonic odyssey through the sounds of the universe – to reveal what the physics of sound can tell us about the world and …

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The Transit of Venus

Special episode of the factual science series exploring the transit of venus across the face of the sun. At 11pm on 5th June 2012 this event will be visible to the naked eye.

Liz Bonnin presents a Horizon special about a rare and beautiful event in our solar system, one that we should all be able to see for ourselves – the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. It will start just before midnight of the 5th of June, and …

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What Is Reality?

The quest to explain the nature of reality is one of the great scientific detective stories. Are we are part of a cosmic hologram? Do we exist in an infinity of parallel worlds?

There is a strange and mysterious world that surrounds us, a world largely hidden from our senses. The quest to explain the true nature of reality is one of the great scientific detective stories.

Clues have been pieced together from deep within the atom, from the event horizon of black …

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Leonardo: The Man Who Saved Science

Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks — some even 1,700 years before. Was Leonardo a copycat?

Leonardo da Vinci is, of course, best known as one of the world’s greatest artists. At his death in 1519, he was famous for such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. But he was more than a painter, he was also a musician, writer, and showman. …

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Dancing in the Dark – The End of Physics?

A look at dark matter and dark energy ahead of the Large Hadron Collider being switched on in March 2015, having been upgraded

Scientists genuinely don’t know what most of our universe is made of. The atoms we’re made from only make up four per cent. The rest is dark matter and dark energy (for ‘dark’, read ‘don’t know’). The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been upgraded. When it’s switched on in …

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Inside CERN

Horizon documents an extraordinary story in particle physics, following CERN's scientists as they hunt for the elusive signals that would prove if there is a new particle

With exclusive behind-the-scenes access, Horizon follows the highs and lows of an extraordinary story in particle physics. In June 2015, teams at CERN started running the large hadron collider at the highest energy ever. Rumours quickly emerged that they were on the brink of a huge discovery. A mysterious bump …

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The Secret of Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is considered one of the top 10 most fascinating people in history according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Long shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the secret life of Nikola Tesla is revealed in this fascinating feature film.

Tesla, born in 1856, is considered the father of our modern technological age …

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Tesla

Visionary or Madman?

Meet Nikola Tesla, the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Regarded by many historians as an eccentric genius, Tesla gained international fame for his invention of a system of alternating current that made possible the distribution of electricity over vast …

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A Vida Secreta dos Materiais

Este filme leva-nos a uma jornada onde encontramos os pioneiros da Ciência dos Materiais e vemos as extraordinárias descobertas que estão a transformar o mundo ao nosso redor.

Nós apresentamos uma “viagem” através da ciência dos materiais, processos, inovações e as pessoas por trás da pesquisa e desenvolvimentos em um filme documentário liderado pelo personagem.

Este filme é vencedor de 9th International Science Film Festival of Athens (Best Film Award) e de 6th Life Sciences Film Festival, Prague

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Era Uma Vez… Os Inventores

Uma série de aventuras dos grandes exploradores da história do mundo

Trata-se de um documentário em desenho animado que conta a vida e as aventuras dos grandes exploradores da história do mundo. Vamos saber como correram as viagens de Fernão da Magalhães, de Américo Vespucci, de Vasco da Gama, entre muitos outros.
É uma série de aventuras da história verdadeira para meninas …

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Café, Livros e Ciência

Universidade de Coimbra

Através do protocolo firmado com a Apple, a Universidade de Coimbra pode colocar no iTunes U, uma secção da maior loja de conteúdos digitais do mundo, conteúdos gratuitos sob a forma de vídeo, audio, PDF ou eBook (epub). Estes conteúdos não são sujeitos a qualquer regime de exclusividade, ou seja, …

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República do Saber

Universidade de Coimbra

Através do protocolo firmado com a Apple, a Universidade de Coimbra pode colocar no iTunes U, uma secção da maior loja de conteúdos digitais do mundo, conteúdos gratuitos sob a forma de vídeo, audio, PDF ou eBook (epub). Estes conteúdos não são sujeitos a qualquer regime de exclusividade, ou seja, …

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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 its secrets, …

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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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Reid Gower – I am the Creator of The Sagan Series

I am Reid Gower

I’m the creator of the popular youtube series called The Sagan Series and The Feynman Series. You can find both on my youtube channel.

Over the past couple years I’ve been invited around the world to give talks on my motive for creating the series. I was even recently