Physical Science


New! Aliens: Are We Alone?—Brian Cox’s Adventures in Space and Time 50 min.

Brian Cox looks at our attempts to answer one of the most profound questions we can ask - are we alone in the universe? With scientists sending space probes to the furthest reaches of our solar system and beyond, the scientific search for alien life has begun. Inspired by a childhood love of science fiction, Brian still hopes to hear from ET. In this film, he explains why this search deserves to b...

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New! Brian Cox’s Adventures in Space and Time 200 min.

Discovering our place in the universe, Brian Cox looks back on a decade of discovery and towards the next space frontier, asking the biggest question of all – what’s next?

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New! Space: How Far Can We Go?—Brian Cox’s Adventures in Space and Time 50 min.

Brian believes we are at the start of a new age of space travel, where space flight is on the verge of becoming routine. In this episode, he explores the latest science and takes a new look at his old films and asks: how far can we go in our exploration of the cosmos?

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New! What is Gravity?—Brian Cox’s Adventures in Space and Time 51 min.

Brian takes a fresh look at the concept of gravity, revealing it to be far more than just the force that makes things fall to the ground. Recent scientific breakthroughs are challenging physicists' ideas of the very nature of reality. He recalls some of his most iconic TV moments: being first on the scene to meet a space capsule returning three astronauts from the International Space Station; demo...

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New! What is Time?—Brian Cox’s Adventures in Space and Time 51 min.

Brian explores a simple question that is causing a big stir today: what is time? Modern science shows it to be far stranger than we think. He recalls some highlights from his TV series that touch upon different sides of this physics conundrum: from a mindboggling encounter with Doctor Who, to breaking the sound barrier in a Eurofighter in order to see two sunsets in one day, to witnessing one of t...

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New! Particles Unknown 54 min.

Outnumbering atoms a billion to one, neutrinos are the universe’s most common yet most elusive and baffling particle. NOVA joins a global team of neutrino hunters whose discoveries may change our understanding of how the universe works.

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NOVA: Looking For Life On Mars 54 min.

NASA launches its most ambitious hunt for traces of life on Mars, landing a rover in a rocky, ancient river delta. The rover will stow samples for possible return to Earth and test technology that may pave the way for human travel to Mars.

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Indestructible: Episode 2 53 min.

Scientists and engineers have created virtually indestructible versions of common materials by manipulating the chains of interlocking atoms that give them strength--but have they made them too tough? Host David Pogue explores the fantastic chemistry behind the everyday materials we depend on, and how the quest for durability can be balanced with products' environmental impact.

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Live: Episode 3 53 min.

Without the chemistry of photosynthesis, ozone, and a molecule called Rubisco, none of us would be here. So how did we get so lucky? To find out, host David Pogue investigates the surprising molecules that allowed life on Earth to begin, and ultimately thrive. Along the way, he finds out what we're all made of--literally.

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NOVA: Beyond the Elements 180 min.

Picking up where he left off in NOVA's popular special, Hunting the Elements, David Pogue sets out on a worldwide quest to find the key molecules and chemical reactions that have paved the way for human civilization, life, and even the universe as we know it. And along the way, he uncovers the simple principles that produce such a dizzying diversity of matter from elements on the periodic table.

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