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Ben Franklin's Balloons
Item# 60739
© 2014
 60 Min.




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The first stage in the adventure of human flight began with daring inventors and aeronauts in 18th-century Paris, where a handful of brilliant and colorful pioneers developed all the essential feature... (more details)



Comet of the Century
Item# 60450
© 2013
 50 Min.




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DVD (Chaptered) ISBN: 978-1-60057-494-8

It was hoped that Comet ISON could be the brightest and most spectacular comet for a generation. After travelling towards the sun for ten thousand years, it appeared to have been disintegrated by the... (more details)



How Is Science Being Used to Green Up the Field of Industrial Chemistry? Ever Wondered? (Series 2)
Item# 53258
© 2012
 22 Min.




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DVD (Chaptered) ISBN: 978-1-61753-791-2

Chemistry is how science investigates what makes the world around us. It’s every piece of matter, every molecule. So how are top scientists in New Zealand contributing to this vast pool of knowledge?... (more details)



Ceramics: The Secret Life of Materials
Item# 52559
© 2012
 50 Min.




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DVD (Chaptered) ISBN: 978-1-61753-390-7

Sand and clay, transformed by fire, become glass, earthenware, porcelain, or concrete—all types of ceramics. In this program, materials scientist Dr. Mark Miodownik delves into the history, production... (more details)



Metal: The Secret Life of Materials
Item# 52557
© 2012
 50 Min.




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DVD (Chaptered) ISBN: 978-1-61753-388-4

It has only been in the last 60 years that science has unraveled the secrets of metal at the atomic level, learning how it can be strong enough to build empires but soft enough to be crumbled in the h... (more details)



Plastic: The Secret Life of Materials
Item# 52558
© 2012
 50 Min.




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DVD (Chaptered) ISBN: 978-1-61753-389-1

Science has created more new materials in the last 100 years than in all of the rest of history—and this is just the beginning. In this program, materials scientist Dr. Mark Miodownik explores the his... (more details)



The Secret Life of Materials
Item# 52556
© 2012
 150 Min.




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DVD (Chaptered) ISBN: 978-1-61753-387-7

Every era of civilization has been defined by man’s power to manipulate materials. From the Stone Age to the silicon age, materials have transformed our world and our lives. In this three-part series,... (more details)



Stuff: A Horizon Guide to Materials
Item# 52584
© 2012
 50 Min.




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DVD (Chaptered) ISBN: 978-1-61753-415-7

Recent decades have seen an explosion in the field of materials science, with the advent of new substances and newly found uses for known substances, intriguing scientists and industrial manufacturers... (more details)



What Are Science and Technology Doing to Assist Our Fashion and Textile Industries? Ever Wondered? (Series 1)
Item# 53243
© 2011
 22 Min.




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DVD (Chaptered) ISBN: 978-1-61753-776-9

Carpet designed specifically to assist the elderly, garments created to repel both fire and knives, highly desirable golden fleece that’s impervious to decay, environmentally sound fiberglass made usi... (more details)



What Is Science Doing for the Future of Food? Ever Wondered? (Series 1)
Item# 53240
© 2011
 22 Min.




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DVD (Chaptered) ISBN: 978-1-61753-773-8

In this episode, host John Watt takes viewers out of the cafés and kitchens and into the laboratory to discover how science is not only changing but also shaping the foods of the future. He travels up... (more details)



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