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With Cosmos , Carl Sagan and his wife and co-writer, Ann Druyan, brilliantly illustrated the underlying science of his same-titled book, placing the human species within a space-and-time context that brought the infinite into stunningly clear view.
The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph, they can become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on this scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner.
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out was filmed in 1981 and will delight and inspire anyone who would like to share something of the joys of scientific discovery.
The discovery that everything is made from atoms has been referred to as the greatest scientific breakthrough in history. As scientists delved deep into the atom, they unravelled nature’s most shocking secrets and abandoned traditional beliefs, leading to a whole new science which still underpins modern physics, chemistry and biology, and maybe even life itself.
The Moon, the Tides and why Neil DeGrasse Tyson is Colbert’s God is the actual title of this interview.
Professor Brian Cox reveals how the most fundamental scientific principles and laws explain not only the story of the universe, but the story of us all. Destiny . Having explored the wonders of the solar system, Professor Brian Cox steps boldly on to an even bigger stage – the universe.
Stephen Hawking hosts an epic brand new kind of cosmology series, a Planet Earth of the heavens. It takes the world’s most famous scientific mind and sets it free, powered by the limitless possibilities of computer animation.
Most of us are intrigued by questions to do with the origin and evolution of the universe.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Directorship of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City. His research interests include the structure of our Milky Way, star formation, exploding stars and dwarf galaxies.
Stephen Hawking’s Universe is an astronomical documentary from 1997 made for the Public Broadcasting Service featuring the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. The author of the bestselling A Brief History of Time , presents here some of the most astonishing scientific advances in cosmological thought.
The Moon is such a familiar presence in the sky that most of us take it for granted. But what if it wasn’t where it is now?
For thousands of years we have wrestled with the great questions of existence.
Stephen Hawking is the most famous scientist on the planet. His popular science book A Brief History of Time was a publishing sensation, staying at the top of the bestseller lists longer than any other book in recent history. But behind the public face lies an argument that has been raging for almost 30 years.
Probably this is one of the oldest films posted at TDF.
This two-part scientific detective tale tells the story of a remarkable group of pioneers who wanted to reach the ultimate extreme: absolute zero, a place so cold that the physical world as we know it doesn’t exist, electricity flows without resistance, fluids defy gravity and the speed of light can be reduced to 38 miles per hour.