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Tanvir 00:08:00

A flash from the early Universe

by Nial Tanvir
A flash from the early Universe
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 869 views
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Light from a star that exploded 13 billion years ago has reached Earth, setting a new record for the most distant astronomical object yet observed. The characteristics of the explosion show that massive stars were already forming only 630 million yea....

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Gross 00:06:00

Abolishing Time?

by David Gross
Abolishing Time?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 883 views
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David Gross's Nobel Prize was for work on the 'strong' force which acts between quarks inside the atom. Now he works on string theory, hoping to understand how all the forces of nature could be united. He believes the next steps may involve throwing ....

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McAdoo 00:10:00

Ancient tsunamis

by Brian McAdoo
Ancient tsunamis
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 690 views
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The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was not the first of its kind, according to research in Nature. Two groups of scientists have found sedimentary evidence for possible predecessors to the 2004 event in...

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Jones 1 00:07:00

Antikythera Mechanism Part 1

by Alexander Jones
Antikythera Mechanism Part 1
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 956 views
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New interpretations of the Antikythera Mechanism reveal that it could be used to predict eclipses, and that it had a dial recording the dates of the ancient Olympiads. The 2,000-year-old box of intricate gearwork provides a glimpse of the engineering....

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Jones 2 00:08:00

Antikythera Mechanism Part 2

by Alexander Jones
Antikythera Mechanism Part 2
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Lectures | All ages | 8 years ago | 909 views
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New interpretations of the Antikythera Mechanism reveal that it could be used to predict eclipses, and that it had a dial recording the dates of the ancient Olympiads. The 2,000-year-old box of intricate gearwork provides a glimpse of the engineering....

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Ciechanover 00:06:00

Breaking down Altzheimer’s

by Aaron Ciechanover
Breaking down Altzheimer’s
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 866 views
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Alzheimer's disease is caused by abnormal clumps or aggregations of proteins in the brain. Simon P”psel is about to embark on PhD work on a protein that might help us to treat this devastating disease, and Nobel Prize winning biochemist Aaron Ciech....

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Schrock 00:06:00

Catalysts and collaborations

by Richard Schrock
Catalysts and collaborations
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 846 views
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Catalysts facilitate almost every reaction in the human body. They also enable us to make all kinds of molecules in the lab, and few people have contributed more to this field than Richard Schrock. Can he help Norweigan student Christer pstad to cata....

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Nayar Bhutan 00:04:00

Climate change: Bhutan

by Anjali Nayar
Climate change: Bhutan
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 773 views
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Nature reporter Anjali Nayar hiked for 21 days in Northern Bhutan to find out how this tiny Himalayan nation is dealing with rapidly melting glaciers.

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Nayar Madagascar 00:04:00

Climate Change: Madagascar

by Anjali Nayar
Climate Change: Madagascar
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1706 views
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Anjali Nayar visited a pioneering project in Madagascar that's aiming to protect one of the country's few remaining forests. It's hoped that projects like this will help curb global warming. But first, these projects must overcome the poverty and pol....

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Hefferman 00:22:00

Climate change: The two-degree target

by Olive Hefferman
Climate change: The two-degree target
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1056 views
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In December 2009, policy makers meet in Copenhagen, Denmark to thrash out a new global deal on climate change. The aim is to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. We sent three young climate researchers along ....

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Dark Matter, Dark Energy

by George Smoot
Dark Matter, Dark Energy
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 719 views
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Smoot's Nobel Prize was awarded for his analysis of that whisper from the Big Bang, the cosmic microwave background radiation. Today he hopes CERN's data will again transform our understanding of the universe. Young scientists Bilge Demirkoz and Benj....

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Attenborough - Paradise 00:02:00

David Attenborough on birds of paradise – Part 2

by David Attenborough
David Attenborough on birds of paradise – Part 2
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Interviews | All ages | 8 years ago | 6084 views
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British broadcaster Sir David Attenborough talks to Nature about his obsession with birds of paradise.

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