Posts Tagged ‘Discovery’

Discovery: The Science Of Sex Appeal (2009)

The Science Of Sex Appeal

The Science Of Sex Appeal

Take an up close look at how genetics, hormones and neurological factors are believed to influence our sexual attraction levels to one another. The Science of Sex Appeal isolates every detail of human sex appeal and explores it in terms of its evolution and function. It shows us what is genetic, what is hormonal, and what neurological.

Discovery Science: The Big Question (2004)

The Big Question

The Big Question

The Big Question is a five part documentary that seeks scientific answers to vital questions. The host of every episode is a different famous scientist.

Part 1 – How Did the Universe Begin?
In this first part you’ll make a trip with Stephen Hawking to learn how science reveals the greatest mystery of the universe: the creation.

Part 2 – How Did Life Begin?
The chemistry has amazing power to explain the world around us. Seek an answer for the deepest question the human beings asked themselves with Nobel Prize winner chemist Sir Harold (Harry) Walter Kroto.

Part 3 – Why Are We Here?
The human race is one of the wonders of the universe. We may be unique. But why are we here? What is the purpose of life? To professor Richard Dawkins, science can tell us why are we here, and the purpose of human existence.

Part 4 – Why Am I Me?
British scientist Susan Adele Greenfield who brings attention to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, explains how the brains generate a mind that is individual to each of us.

Part 5 – How Will It All End?
In this film you will explore the forces which could destroy us with popular science fiction writer and mathematician Ian Nicholas Stewart.

Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible season 1 (2009)

Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible

Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible

Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible is an American documentary television series on Science. The series is hosted by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku and is based on his book Physics of the Impossible. In each episode, Dr. Kaku addresses a technological concept from science fiction and designs his own theoretical version of the technology using currently-known science.

1 How to Explore the Universe
2 How to Travel to a Parallel Universe
3 How to Blow Up a Planet
4 How to Teleport
5 How to Become Invisible
6 How to Travel Through Time
7 How to Build a Starship
8 How to Build a Light Sabe
9 How to Build a Sci Fi Robot
10 How to Become a Superhero
11 How to Build a Flying Saucer
12 How to Build a Force Field

Discovery: Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman Season 2 (2011)

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman Season 2

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman Season 2

1 Is There Life After Death?
In the premiere episode of the second season, Morgan Freeman dives deep into this provocative question that has mystified humans since the beginning of time. Modern physics and neuroscience are venturing into this once hallowed ground, and radically changing our ideas of life after death. Freeman serves as host to this polarized debate, where scientists and spiritualist attempt to define “what is consciousness”, while cutting edge quantum mechanics could provide the answer to what happens when we die.

2 Is There an Edge to the Universe?
It is commonly theorized that the universe began with the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. But since we can only see as far as light has traveled in that time, we can’t actually make out the edge of the universe. Could it be that the universe is infinite? Is there any way to find out what the shape of the universe really is? Can we find the edge, discover what might lie beyond it, and perhaps even discover a universe next to ours?

3 Does Time Really Exist?
It is a question that has vexed philosophers and scientists for centuries; ‘Does Time Really Exist?’ Exactly how is our past, present, and future connected by that arrow of cause and effect that we call Time? Is time simply another dimension, just like the dimensions of space we know? Can you run time backwards just as easily as it runs forward, just as left-to-right can swap for right-to-left? If other universes exist, then what is time like in them: could their Time be different from ours? And we’ll probe the biggest question about time: Is our future determined? Do we exercise free will? Or, is time merely a dream?

4 Are There More than Three Dimensions?
We move and live in three dimensions: length, width, and height. However, Einstein revealed what was once unimaginable: time is actually a dimension and linked with space itself. To reconcile the massive cosmic and minuscule quantum worlds, physicists are realizing four dimensions may not be enough. They’re unraveling up to eleven dimensions. How could this be true? Where could these dimensions be?

5 Is There a Sixth Sense?
Can we perceive objects and events beyond the world detected by our five senses? The true limits of our human brain remain a scientific mystery. New studies in neuroscience are showing that our minds can really detect events and objects that our conscious selves know nothing about. Can we predict events in the future? Is there such a thing as a global consciousness? Could physical laws on the cusp of being discovered be at the root of all this?

6 How Does the Universe Work?
It was Einstein’s famous unfinished project – to find one law that unites all of physics, and explain everything in the universe. It’s still an unfinished project, and today hundreds of physicists from CERN to NASA to the Ivory Towers around the world are struggling to find this holy grail of science. Is there one theory, one equation that governs every single event in our universe? An overarching structure to reality? This episode of THROUGH THE WORMHOLE attempts to journey into an understanding what the universe is made of, and how we got here.

7 Can We Travel Faster than Light?
It’s called the speed limit of the universe. Einstein blew all of our minds when he worked out the Theory of Relativity, and showed that space and time were malleable substances. He also theorized that we as humans can never travel faster than the speed of light, which leaves the stars and other galaxies almost impossibly out of our reach. But the dreams of Star Wars and Star Trek are not dead. In fact, there could be ways to travel faster than the speed of light – and some of them are already being tested in labs around the world.

8 Can We Live Forever?
Medical advances have doubled human life expectancy in past centuries. But can humans ever beat death altogether? Can we control and fix the errors that build up in our DNA over the years? Can we find a way to replace the chemistry of life with something more durable? This episode wonders into the mystifying definition of ‘eternity’ as it relates to human lifespan.

9 What Do Aliens Look Like?
Science fiction writers have always had their little green men. But these humanoid aliens were based soundly on Earth-based life, not any extra terrestrial evidence. Today, we’ve discovered hundreds of planets around other stars. As we learn what some of these alternative Earths might look like, science and imagination have allowed us to use real science to imagine the biology of their inhabitants. Will they have two eyes? Two legs? What color will their skin be? Which species on Earth can give us clues about likely biology of aliens? And what can we learn from how life on Earth developed to help us understand what ET really looks like?

10 Are There Parallel Universes?
Beyond the faintest Star; at the bottom of a Black-Hole; or hidden in higher-dimensions, ground-breaking science now suggests that there might be more than one version of reality. Are there parallel Universes? Is there more than one of you? We could all be living multiple parallel lives. Because as scientists explore the outer reaches of physics of the cosmos, they are beginning to believe that parallel universes do exist, and that they might determine the fate of humanity.

Discovery: How Vinyl Records Are Made (2006)

How Vinyl Records Are Made

How Vinyl Records Are Made

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Discovery: Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (2010)

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman

1 “Is There a Creator?”
Is the universe just a coincidence or was it created by a god who looks after us?

2 “The Riddle of Black Holes”
Nothing in the universe is more powerful than black holes.

3 “Is Time Travel Possible?”
To travel through time you have to break the speed of light. Is it possible?

4 “What Happened Before the Beginning?”
This episode explores where the universe came from.

5 “How Did We Get Here?”
The creation of life and where we came from.

6 “Are We Alone?”
Are we alone in the universe or is there other life somewhere out there?

7 “What Are We Really Made Of?”
Protons, electrons and neutrons are just a small portion of what we know about the world we see.

8 “Dark Matter: Beyond the Darkness”
The exploration of dark matter.

Discovery: Stephen Hawking and The Theory Of Everything (2007)

Discovery: Stephen Hawking and The Theory Of Everything

Discovery: Stephen Hawking and The Theory Of Everything

Originally broadcast on Discovery Science under the title Master of the Universe, this compelling documentary finds celebrated theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking exploring recent progress towards a unified theory about the nature of the universe in common, everyday vernacular. Clever computer graphics and easily identifiable analogies ensure that everyone will understand Hawking’s innovative hypotheses as other high-profile scientists weight in with their thoughts on black holes, supersummetry, string theory, and the ever-elusive M force. In addition, Hawking also discusses his lifelong battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease and the challenges of being locked in a ravaged body as your brain struggles with some of the most complex questions in the universe.

Disccovery: The History of Hacking

The History of Hacking

The History of Hacking

A documentary about computer hacking, phone phreaking and social engineering.