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Physics: Cinema Classics

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Basic concepts of physics are shown in demonstrations or experiments taken from over 100 archival film sources. Each chapter contains both motion picture and still frames.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Physics, Cinema Classics

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Basic concepts of physics are shown in demonstrations or experiments taken from over 100 archival film sources. Each chapter contains both motion picture and still frames.
Laserdisc
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Solar Power [electronic resource]: World's Toughest Fixes, Season 2

Grab your sunglasses: we're going to harness the sun to drive two new solar reflective power towers in the United States. This show is definitely not for the superstitious as master rigger Sean Riley joins a crew lifting two 65-ton boilers 160 feet up to two towers and suspending them above 24,000 mirrors - completing America's first large scale solar power tower. Pioneering science in the race to compete with fossil fuels, this project may redefine solar energy and promise a bright career for all of these engineers. But expectations are high and the crew is learning as they go. Weeks behind schedule, the plan is constantly changing. As if things weren't stressful enough, the sea of mirrors always looms and the threat of being cooked alive. One slip up and it's going to be way more t [...]
Online
2009
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Extreme Bridges [electronic resource]: World's Toughest Fixes, Season 2

Hang on tight and don't look down as World's Toughest Fixes scales the iconic bridges of the United Kingdom: the world-famous Tower Bridge in London, and two bridges in Scotland: the historic Forth Bridge and, right next door, the Forth Road Bridge. It's three colossal bridges, three challenging problems, three tough fixes. In London, Tower Bridge has a serious lead contamination problem. Follow these researches as they explore options for protecting the safety of the environment while keeping the bridge intact. In Scotland, it's all high access. Master rigger Sean Riley will help construct scaffolding from the top down, 367 feet above the water, dangling on a pole over speeding trains. And on an aging suspension bridge, Riley rappels down a 296-foot suspender cable, swinging in mid- [...]
Online
2010
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NASA's DS-114 Mars Antenna [electronic resource]: World's Toughest Fixes, Season 2

Follow master rigger Sean Riley to the Mojave Desert, where he teams up with NASA for one of the biggest fixes yet: the DS-114 Mars Antenna. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex (GDSCC)-commonly called the Goldstone Observatory-is operated for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and its main purpose is to track and communicate with space missions. It includes the Pioneer Deep Space Station, which is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. This aging antenna has supported space science since 1966, but after working 24/7 for decades, it needs to be shut down for major repairs. We'll get under the hood of this nearly 7-million-pound giant to switch out a critical part of the enormous hydrostatic bearing, allowing it to resume its accurate tracking capabilities. You won't want to miss t [...]
Online
2010
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20-Ton Telescope [electronic resource]: World's Toughest Fixes

How do we see far off galaxies, discover new planets and stars, and study the secrets hidden in space? Master rigger Sean Riley goes to Chile to visit the world's largest, most advanced optical combined telescope, which provides astrophysicists with some of the answers to questions about the Big Bang, the nature of matter, and the origins of the universe. But at the moment the results are not so clear-the mirror that focuses on stars from millions of light years away needs cleaning. This 23-ton mirror shaped like a contact lens is loaded, transported, polished, given a new coating, and reinstalled in its home. The surface has to be totally flawless-the kind of flawless that's non-negotiable. If anything goes wrong on this fix, it's going to bring a whole lot more than seven years of [...]
Online
2008
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Atom Smasher Season 2 [electronic resource]: World's Toughest Fixes

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 scie [...]
Online
2009
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Rocket Launch [electronic resource]: World's Toughest Fixes

Data collected from satellites is integral to our understandings of space and master rigger Sean Riley will ensure the job's done right. Strap yourself in for this one, because this episode of World's Greatest Fixes is definitely out of this world. For this fix, we're going satellite launching. Delivering this piece of high-tech equipment into space will take a rocket the size of a 12-story building and an enormous amount of firepower - and it's a job that'll be done from one of the most remote places on the planet: French Guiana. This South American department of France is just a short distance from the equator, but it's a long way from the resources and comforts of the modern world. As the clock winds down to zero, Riley is positioned for a bird's-eye view of what's definitely one [...]
Online
2009
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Cesar Harada - a Novel Idea for Cleaning Up Oil Spills

When TED Senior Fellow Cesar Harada heard about the devastating effects of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, he quit his dream job and moved to New Orleans to develop a more efficient way to soak up the oil. In this TEDTalk, he explains how he designed a highly maneuverable, flexible boat capable of cleaning large tracts quickly. And rather than turn a profit from his invention, he has opted to open-source the design.
Online
2012
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3-D Street Map for the Blind [electronic resource]

Engineers create 3-D models to help the blind navigate safely through intersections.
Online
2013
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Bottles, Bubbles and Breakages [electronic resource]

Mechanical engineers reveal the secret to the bottle-exploding trick.
Online
2013
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Britain's Secret Engineers [electronic resource]

If you need to build a 'top-secret' piece of equipment in the U.K., there's one place many people choose to go: defense contractor QinetiQ. Follow workers at this leading British company on a global journey as they reveal a handful of their secretive projects. Meet the scientists and engineers building robots to defuse Afghanistan's deadly roadside bombs and learn how they're adapting them to help in dangerous civilian situations at home. Find out how British experts are using 'stealth technology' to make wind turbines less visible to radar and, with unprecedented access, follow the engineers racing to get Chinook helicopters ready for front line service-including in Afghanistan.
Online
2010
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Butterfly Wings May Improve Airplane Wings [electronic resource]

Mechanical engineers are mimicking nature to shorten your next flight.
Online
2013
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Camera Sees Around Corners [electronic resource]

Super-short light pulses build up pictures behind walls.
Online
2012
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Designing Stable Tiny Fliers [electronic resource]

A top-heavy design increases the ability of tiny fliers to maintain a specific angle and position while moving through the air.
Online
2012
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GigaPan Offers Billion-Pixel Views [electronic resource]

Computer scientists modified an off-the-shelf digital camera to enable users to create extremely detailed panoramic photos - and time-lapse videos that allow viewers to zoom in and out of the scene.
Online
2012
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How to Build a Jumbo Jet Engine [electronic resource]

A Jumbo Jet Engine is the story of the thousands of people who design, build, and test engines at Rolls-Royce's manufacturing plants in Derby and across the U.K., making Rolls-Royce a central part of life for the people who work there. Exploring some of the astonishing technology behind the engines' advanced components, the BBC documentary program meets the skilled engineers who design and build them, and experience the ups and downs of life on the assembly line.
Online
2010
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How to Build a Nuclear Submarine [electronic resource]

Taking 14 years to design and build and costing around
Online
2010
19.

Intelligent Co-Pilot Helps You Avoid a Crash [electronic resource]

Mechanical engineers develop a safety system to avoid collisions and keep drivers safe.
Online
2012
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Math Improves March Madness Predictions [electronic resource]

A mathematician is using a sophisticated computer-assisted process to predict the winners in the NCAA men's basketball tournament; he has previously beaten 97 percent of the brackets submitted to the ESPN challenge.
Online
2012