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Richard Feynman – No Ordinary Genius

BBC Horizon explores the life and times of Richard Feynman – through the eyes of the man himself and his family

BBC Horizon explores the life and times of Richard Feynman – through the eyes of the man himself and his family.

Many aspects of this documentary have been used before in Horizon and Nova episodes, the Messenger series is also refferenced.

Presented with his charismatic, passion and zest for life and knowledge, the phrase ‘the pleasure of finding things out’ always sums Richard up and is what is great about science.…

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Richard Feynman: Fun to Imagine

Using physics to explain how the world works

Richard Feynman (1918-88) was one of the most remarkable and gifted theoretical physicists of any generation. He was also known as the ‘Great Explainer’ because of his passion for helping non-scientists to imagine something of the beauty and order of the universe as he saw it.

In this series, Feynman looks at the mysterious forces that make ordinary things happen and, in doing so, answers questions about why rubber bands are stretchy, why tennis balls can’t bounce for ever and what you’re really seeing when you look in the mirror.…

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Pythagoras

This Documentary describes Pythagoras. It was produced by Cromwell Productions in 1996.

This Documentary describes Pythagoras. It was produced by Cromwell Productions in 1996.

Pythagoras (fl. 530 BCE) must have been one of the world’s greatest men, but he wrote nothing, and it is hard to say how much of the doctrine we know as Pythagorean is due to the founder of the society and how much is later development.…

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A Vida Secreta do Caos

O Professor Jim Al-Khalili tenta descobrir um dos grandes mistérios da ciência

The Secret Life of Chaos

A teoria do caos tem um mau nome, evocando imagens de clima imprevisível, falhas económicas e ciência errada. Mas há um lado fascinante e escondido do Caos, que os cientistas só agora começam a entender.

Acontece que a teoria do caos responde a uma pergunta que a humanidade tem feito durante milénios – Como chegámos aqui?…

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La Saga des Nobel

Les Nobel ont cent ans.

L’impressionnante liste des lauréats du Prix Nobel montre ce que la pensée scientifique, occidentale d’abord puis mondiale, a produit de plus performant au service de la connaissance. L’histoire de ces éminents savants, tels Einstein, Pierre et Marie Curie, Pavlov, Flemming, etc. c’est l’histoire du XXe siècle.…

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High Anxieties: The Mathematics of Chaos

Documentary which looks at how developments in mathematics over the past 40 years have completely changed our understanding of the fundamental nature of the world we live in

Documentary which looks at how developments in mathematics over the past 40 years have completely changed our understanding of the fundamental nature of the world we live in.

As we approach tipping points in both the economy and the climate, the film examines the mathematics we have been reluctant to face up to and asks if, even now, we would rather bury our heads in the sand rather than face harsh truths.…

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Science and Islam

Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries

Physicist Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.

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Versão legendada em português do brasil:

Episódio 1: The Language of Science

Physicist Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.…

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N is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös

The story of a wandering mathematician obsessed with unsolved problems

I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me.

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Infinite Secrets: The Genius of Archimedes

A battered manuscript turns up after 1.000 years, revealing the mind of the great genius Archimedes

Twenty-two centuries after Archimedes wrote his most revealing mathematical work, and eight centuries after a Christian monk erased what may have been the last surviving copy, the lost treatise has turned up and is being deciphered in a Baltimore museum. “Infinite Secrets” reports the story of the manuscript’s amazing discovery and how modern technology is being used to read its startling contents.…