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Nikola Tesla: The Genius Who Lit the World. This is the documentary film about Nikola Tesla, the scientist and inventor, one of the greatest men in history. Nikola Tesla was born on July 10,1856 in Smiljan, Lika in what later became Yugoslavia. His father, Milutin Tesla was a Serbian orthodox priest and his mother Djuka Mandic was an inventor in her own right of household appliances.

Tesla studied at the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria and the University of Prague. He began his career as an electrical engineer with a telephone company in Budapest in 1881. Before going to America, Tesla joined Continental Edison Company in Paris where he designed dynamos. While in Strassbourg in 1883, he privately built a prototype of the induction motor and ran it successfully. Young Nikola Tesla came to the United States in 1884. Tesla's A-C induction motor is widely used throughout the world in industry and household appliances. Watch the full documentary now. What is Dark matter + Dark energy. Bruce Lipton - The New Biology - Where Mind and Matter Meet 1 of 2.

Bruce Lipton Epigenetics and reprogramming the unconscious. What Is The Evidence For The Big Bang? Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Almost all astronomers agree on the theory of the Big Bang, that the entire Universe is spreading apart, with distant galaxies speeding away from us in all directions. Run the clock backwards to 13.8 billion years ago, and everything in the Cosmos started out as a single point in space. In an instant, everything expanded outward from that location, forming the energy, atoms and eventually the stars and galaxies we see today. In 1912, Vesto Slipher calculated the speed and direction of “spiral nebulae” by measuring the change in the wavelengths of light coming from them.

A cluster of galaxies as seen from the Hubble Space Telescope In 1924, Edwin Hubble figured out that these galaxies are actually outside the Milky Way. So, if these galaxies are far, far away, and moving quickly away from us, this suggests that the entire Universe must have been located in a single point billions of years ago. What is the Higgs Boson? Overview, The Film. On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. ‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment. Space Station Tour. Most of the modules in the International Space Station have four sides and they're put together that way so the people can work on a flat plane; wall, floor, another wall, or the ceiling. All you have to do is turn yourself around and your reference changes.

People always ask about sleeping in space. Do you lie down? Not really, because it doesn't matter. You don't have the sensation of lying down, so you just sit in your sleeping bag. The sleeping stations are like phone booths, but pretty comfy and you can sleep in any orientation in them. One of the things that astronauts also do is exercise. The bike is not firmly attached to the wall because if they start putting forces on the space station it's going to make the solar panels bounce around a little bit. There is also a module where everybody meets in the morning. There are spacesuits ready and primed up to go outside (the astronauts call it space walking) in case they need to do anything outside of the space station.

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The Universe. The Fabric of the Cosmos. The Fabric of the Cosmos, a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe. With each step, audiences will discover that just beneath the surface of our everyday experience lies a world we'd hardly recognize - a startling world far stranger and more wondrous than anyone expected. Brian Greene is going to let you in on a secret: We've all been deceived. Our perceptions of time and space have led us astray. Much of what we thought we knew about our universe - that the past has already happened and the future is yet to be, that space is just an empty void, that our universe is the only universe that exists - just might be wrong.

Watch the full documentary now (playlist) Hubble: 15 Years of Discovery. Love 'Cosmos?' Then NASA's 'Images Of A Space-Time Odyssey' Will Make Your Ja... From a psychedelic vortex on Saturn to monster solar flares to the beautiful remnants of dying stars, prepare to get seriously psyched about space. Just check out 30 of the amazing images below. Red Dwarf Star Casey Reed/NASA Artist's depiction of the powerful flare that erupted from the red dwarf star EV Lacertae in 2008.

Venus NASA Unlike Earth, Venus lacks a magnetic field to deflect powerful solar outbursts -- as can be seen in this NASA-created image, a still from the video "Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine. " Saturn's Storm NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI This vertigo-inducing, false-color image from NASA's Cassini mission highlights the storms at Saturn's north pole. The angry eye of a hurricane-like storm appears dark red while the fast-moving hexagonal jet stream framing it is a yellowish green. Low-lying clouds circling inside the hexagonal feature appear as muted orange color.

A second, smaller vortex pops out in teal at the lower right of the image.