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Atom Smasher Season 2 [electronic resource]: World's Toughest Fixes

National Geographic Television & Film
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
You don't want to miss master rigger Sean Riley's biggest fix ever! Check out this incredible machine measuring 17 miles around - and worth seven billion dollars. The Large Hadron Collider is the largest atom-smasher built in history: a colossal scientific instrument buried 300 feet underground, spanning two countries and designed to recreate conditions a billionth of a second after the Big Bang for groundbreaking research. This remarkable machine could be our key to unlocking the secrets of the universe except for one tiny thing: it's broken. Nine months ago the world watched in horror as this mother of all atom-smashers almost self-destructed. Now Riley has an exclusive inside view: repairing the final critical component of the Large Hadron Collider and restarting the greatest scientific adventure since we landed a man on the moon.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
50 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 18, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Part of the series The world's toughest fixes.
Variant Title
World's Toughest Fixes. Season 2
Related Title
World's toughest fixes (Television program). Season 2
Contents
  • Introduction: Fixing the Large Hadron Collider (1:16)
  • Comparison to a Racetrack (1:03)
  • The International Research Facility at CERN (0:49)
  • The Large Hadron Collider (0:35)
  • Superconducting Dipole Magnets (0:56)
  • Giant Leap for Particle Physics Trips Up (1:35)
  • Project Leader Lyn Evans Talks with Riley (1:59)
  • Dr. Lucio Rossi Shows the Damaged Magnet (1:00)
  • Robotic Cranes Move the Magnets (2:08)
  • Uninformed Public Regarding CERN (1:31)
  • Security at CERN (2:13)
  • Transportation in the Tunnel (3:04)
  • Dr. Rossi, Magnet Creator (1:02)
  • Swiss Watch Factory (2:20)
  • Delicate Transportation of the Magnet (3:28)
  • Dr. Rossi Explains the Magnets' Inner Workings (2:10)
  • Einstein's Formula on the Racetrack (1:25)
  • Particle Detecting Cameras and the Higgs Boson (2:05)
  • Critics Fear a Black Hole (0:39)
  • The Magnet Descends into the Tunnel (5:47)
  • The CERN Fire Brigade (3:01)
  • CERN Lunchroom, Scientific Motivation (5:37)
  • Difficult Job Well Done (3:38)
  • Credits: Atom Smasher: World's Toughest Fixes, Season 2 (0:23)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2009.
Publisher no.
52275 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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