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STAR-GAZING LIVE: Series 2, Episode 2

BBCTV co-production with the Open University, UK This is a series that seems to have captured the public imagination. Dara O’Brien, a physics graduate as well as front line comedian, teams up with Professor Brian Cox, a household name in the UK through his many science TV series, to link the excitement of star-gazing with…

A NIGHT WITH THE STARS – Brian Cox

BBC2 UK Professor Brian Cox goes unplugged in a specially recorded one-hour programme from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In his own inimitable style, Brian takes an audience of famous faces and members of the public on a journey through some of the most challenging concepts in physics. With the…

CAUGHT UP: A NETWORK OF RADIATION (from the series THE ADVENTURE OF SCIENCE) Featured

ZDF Germany Radiation in all its forms and with all its consequences, good and bad. This is the subject of this lively studio-linked programme, taking us from everyday radiation we all experience in our lives through various man-made forms. X-rays are one of the most familiar, with many examples of use in modern medicine. But…

BEYOND THE ABYSS from the series OUR WORLD

BBC World (News channel) We are familiar with the race to climb Everest to reach various destinations in the solar system, manned or unmanned, but here is a new challenge. This programme recounts a current contest to reach the deepest part of the ocean, called the Mariana Ridge. It is eleven kilometres down at the…

CRASH SCIENCE – from the series MATIERE GRISE

RTBF Belgium Few things are geared more to grab our perhaps morbid curiosity than explosions and crashes. But just as they touch us all, so do the prevention of serious injuries. This episode of the on-going science series Grey Matter brings us right up to date with the mitigation of crash damage in various modes…

THE SHOW WITH THE MOUSE – ATOMIC ENERGY SPECIAL 2011

WDR Germany Nuclear energy is a hot topic in Germany. In an uncommonly swift reaction to the Fukushimanuclear disaster in Japan, nuclear power was removed from the energy menu in Germany. But in response to popular demand, the celebrated children’s series The Show With the Mouse decided that a special commemorate edition of this slot…

FRACKING – Segment from Newsnight

BBC2  UK A new source of methane gas is hitting the headlines. It could provide the complete gas supply for theUKfor a year and a half. But there are problems. This piece from the daily BBC current affairs programme Newsnight explores the potential of so called shale gas, or natural gas trapped two or three…

NOS MAISON DE DEMAIN (Our Houses of Tomorrow) Featured

From the series C’EST PAS SORCIER   –   It’s not Magic A Multimedia France Production for France 3 C’est pas Sorcier is a long running science series for family viewing from Fr3. There are themed programmes with a mix of location and studio-style presentation. This programme looks at the development of the latest environmentally friendly houses in…