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Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists

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Examines the study of motion through the path of modern discovery of relativity, quantum phenomena and the consequences of these discoveries for our understanding of space, time and the universe in a series of 24 lectures each approximately 30 minutes.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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The Character of Physical Law

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VHS
1990; 1964
Ivy (By Request)
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The Determination of the Velocity of Light

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Demostrates an experiment for determining the velocity of light by focusing a deflected laser beam back and forth, from a rotating mirror, to a fixed mirror.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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Electron Diffraction

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This program studies the wave behavior of the electron.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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Millikan's Oil-Drop Experiment

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Demonstrates Millikan's oil-drop experiment, one of the best known methods for the measurement of the charge on the electron.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
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The Physics of Amusement Park Rides

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Explains the principles of physics used in the design of amusement park rides.
VHS
1998; 1986
Ivy (By Request)
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Hunt for the Higgs [electronic resource]

This program goes behind the scenes at CERN to follow one of the most ambitious scientific quests of all time: the mission to find the elusive Higgs boson, aka the God particle. The particle is believed to give mass to everything in existence, making it part of a much grander inquiry into how the universe works. Hosted by theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili, the video features insights from enthusiastic scientists - including Michio Kaku and supersymmetry pioneer S. James Gates - who are deeply involved with the search.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Brian Greene - Is Our Universe the Only Universe?

Is there more than one universe? In this visually rich, action-packed TEDTalk, Brian Greene shows how the unanswered questions of physics (starting with a big one: What caused the Big Bang?) have led to the theory that our own universe is just one of many in the multiverse. Greene is perhaps the best-known proponent of superstring theory, the idea that minuscule strands of energy vibrating in a higher dimensional space-time create every particle and force in the universe.
Online
2012
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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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Breaking the Wall of Traditional Electronics [electronic resource]: How Embracing Disorder in Nanotechnology May Lead to Quantum Machines

While many today are barely keeping up with all the latest digital marvels, others are focused on finding ways to reinvent computing altogether - such as through recent efforts to engineer "quantum machines." The quantum mechanical nature of matter at the atomic scale may not only allow us to build information technologies with unprecedented levels of computational power, but may also lead us to discover and develop new ways of embracing the defects and disorder that nature has made common at the nanoscale. David Awschalom - an award-winning, experimental physicist in semiconductor spintronics at the University of California, Santa Barbara - is working with his team to make quantum machines a reality, by mobilizing atomic-scale defects in diamonds and diamond-like materials to store [...]
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Boaz Almog - "Levitating" a Superconductor

How can a super-thin three-inch disk levitate something 70,000 times its own weight? In this riveting TEDTalk, Boaz Almog demonstrates how a phenomenon known as quantum locking allows a superconductor disk to float over a magnetic rail - completely frictionlessly and with zero energy loss.
Online
2012
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Art and Nuclear Astrophysics [electronic resource]

Accelerators can probe artwork's origins.
Online
2012
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Biting Apples With Science [electronic resource]

The MDT-2 can accurately measure an apple's crispness.
Online
2012
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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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Electrical Pulses Could Make Better Wine [electronic resource]

Engineers test new technique to get more juice from grapes.
Online
2013
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How Small Is the Universe? [electronic resource]

Horizon plunges down the biggest rabbit-hole in history in search of the smallest thing in the Universe. It is a journey where things don't just become smaller but also a whole lot weirder. Scientists hope to catch a glimpse of miniature black holes, multiple dimensions and even parallel Universes. As they start to explore this wonderland, where nothing is quite what it seems, they may have to rewrite the fundamental laws of time and space.
Online
2013
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Hurricane Hunter Brings Back Advance Storm Warnings [electronic resource]

A meteorologist flies directly into hurricanes to improve forecasts and hurricane preparedness.
Online
2012
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More Accurate Snow Measurements [electronic resource]

Geologists use GPS and lasers to assess snowfall amounts.
Online
2013
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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: The New Cosmos and Our Dark Universe

In this edition of Moyers & Company, Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about his upcoming redux of the famous Carl Sagan series, Cosmos, and discusses the value of science as an enterprise and its relation to our place in the universe. He explains the basis for dark matter and dark energy, and how we can know enough to measure the extent of our ignorance.
Online
2014
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NASA's AIRS Instrument Helps Provide Earlier Weather Forecasts [electronic resource]

Satellite-based instrument's infrared detectors measure the Earth from space.
Online
2012