Item Details

Cosmic Alchemy [electronic resource]

Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
What is the universe and everything in it made of? In this program, viewers explore the discoveries in the late 19th century that revealed that the entire observable universe is made of the same elements as those on Earth. With knowledge of the dual nature of matter and energy, scientists began to fit the pieces of the macroscopic and microscopic world together. A rare and unique look at the discovery of the nature of matter, its initial creation from the primordial conditions in the big bang, the building up of elements in stars, and how these discoveries might affect the end of the universe.
Release Date
1997
Run Time
55 min.
Language
English
Rating
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
8 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 01, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Related Title
Into the universe with Stephen Hawking (Television program)
Series
Stephen Hawking's Universe
Contents
  • Sponsors: Stephen Hawking's Universe (0:31)
  • Essence of Matter (2:17)
  • Alchemy: Transmutation (2:59)
  • Search for Primal Matter (2:39)
  • Chemistry Is King (2:48)
  • Atomic Weight (1:41)
  • Secret Code of Matter (3:06)
  • Marie Curie and Uranium (3:06)
  • Strength of Uranium's Emissions (2:02)
  • Discovery of Two New Elements (2:12)
  • Mysteries of Radium (2:01)
  • Primal Transformation of Matter (3:25)
  • Modern Research on the Essence of Matter (2:51)
  • More Discoveries about the Atom (3:00)
  • Energy and Matter (2:17)
  • Matter and Antimatter (4:23)
  • Cosmic Radiation (2:56)
  • Visible Proof of Antimatter (1:35)
  • Particle Collision (3:33)
  • Particles: Building Blocks of Matter (3:34)
  • Credits & Sponsors: Cosmic Alchemy (1:34)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c1997.
Publisher no.
  • 44355s Films Media Group
  • 44358 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
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