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How to Build a Planet: Episode 2 [electronic resource]

How on earth do you make a planet, or a solar system, a galaxy or even... a universe? To find out we open up a cosmic toolbox and build each one piece by piece, from the top of an impossibly high tower. What is needed to construct the cosmos, and what happens if just one small element goes wrong? A BBC/Science Channel co-production.
Online
2013
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App World [electronic resource]

Apps are available to everyone and each Smartphone user has the ability to own a countless number of these mini-programs. The college in Hagenberg in Upper Austria is considered one of Austria's most imperative training grounds for young talent in the App world. With the growing influence Apps are having on our everyday lives, how long will it take for Apps to operate our refrigerators and replace our wallets? Which also leads us to the question of whether in fact we need these Apps?
Online
2011
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Lucy [electronic resource]: Episode 3

At the Prehistoric Autopsy HQ in Glasgow, anatomist professor Alice Roberts and biologist Dr George McGavin go on an extraordinary evolutionary journey to meet three of our ancient ancestors. They travel the globe to gather evidence from leading scientists and work with model makers to reconstruct our predecessors-revealing how they lived and differences to modern humans. In Episode 3, the team recreates 3.2 million year old child Lucy and learns how Australopithecus afarensis traded life in the trees for walking, what they ate, how they gave birth, and the origins of childcare.
Online
2012
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Homo Erectus [electronic resource]: Episode 2

At the Prehistoric Autopsy HQ in Glasgow, anatomist professor Alice Roberts and biologist Dr George McGavin go on an extraordinary evolutionary journey to meet three of our ancient ancestors. They travel the globe to gather evidence from leading scientists and work with model makers to reconstruct our predecessors-revealing how they lived and differences to modern humans. In Episode 2, the team recreates 1.5 million year old Nariokotome Boy. One of our most successful and longest lasting prehistoric ancestors, Homo Erectus was skilled at hunting, likely controlled fire, and may have helped others.
Online
2012
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Time to Live [electronic resource]

Whether they are French, Japanese, Russian, Chinese Indian, Brazilian, Tunisian...their individual life stories - personal or professional - are an indicator of the progress that has been achieved in just one generation. So, how to grab these new opportunities and carve out a new place in society? How to have a rewarding career and not sacrifice personal aspirations in a world that is not quite ready yet to accept this new place women have claimed?
Online
2012
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The Mystery of Love [electronic resource]

In a world of deepening violence and misunderstanding, we need to explore the forces that hold things together. By expanding our definition of love, we learn to honor equally the many forms of affection and connection that create a healthy life and society. This film examines the many faces of love through in-depth stories of marriage, family, friendship, divine love, altruistic love, brotherly love, the love between parents and children, and love of community. This PBS special also includes insights and commentary from leading authorities who have worked with the subject of love, including Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., Betty Sue Flowers, Ph.D., Ethel Person, M.D., Rabbi Alan Lew, and Frances Vaughan, Ph.D. Hosted by author, playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith.
Online
2006
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The Energy of Chemical Reactions [electronic resource]

Chemical changes occur around us, and inside us, all the time. When chemical reactions happen, one or more new substances are formed and energy is either given off or absorbed in the process. Spontaneous chemical reactions, those that occur naturally under favorable conditions release free energy, meaning they are exergonic. Endergonic reactions, by contrast, require net energy input to make the reaction happen. This resource explores energy associated with chemical reactions, and cover areas such as activation energy and product formation, standard heats of reaction, thermochemical equations and Hess' Law, and specific heat capacity and calorimetry. It is essential viewing for any Chemistry student, providing clear explanations and easily understood visuals, including comprehensive [...]
Online
2013
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One Man's Fight to Save the North Atlantic Salmon [electronic resource]: Orri Vigfusson

This episode of The Green Interview features Orri Vigfusson, an Icelandic businessman, environmentalist and "green capitalist" with an ambitious goal to save the dwindling North Atlantic salmon. To this end he has sought ownership of every commercial salmon-fishing license in order to retire them, and ultimately to close the entire commercial Atlantic salmon fishery. Over the past 17 years Vigfusson has systematically bought and shut down all but 15 per cent of the world's commercial North Atlantic salmon fishing licenses. In this interview, he explains how these methods have won him the respect of the commercial salmon fisherman whose fishing licenses he is buying and "retiring.
Online
2012
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Chemical Analysis Techniques [electronic resource]

Chemical analysis has wide-ranging applications, from its use in many different industries such as mining, environmental management and chemical manufacturing, to forensic science and cutting-edge medical testing and procedures. This high quality production explores a range of important chemical analysis techniques, including chromatography, mass spectrometry, infra-red and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). It explains how chemical principles are applied in the various analysis techniques and how it is possible to identify very specific chemical elements and compounds using them. Students of Chemistry will find the structure of this outstanding resource, together with the graphics and other visual imagery, engaging and effective in explaining the range of concepts covered.
Online
2013
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My Brain and I [electronic resource]

In one of the world's most powerful computers, 10,000 electronic brain cell clones are operating independently. In the next ten years Henry Markram wants to simulate the entire workings of the human brain. With his "Blue Brain" project in Lausanne in Switzerland the brain researcher has set new standards in brain research. This documentary shows, using examples from everyday life, the rivalry between those who believe in determinist theories and advocates of free will and takes a look at the results of brain research over the last couple of years.
Online
2012
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Concepts in Psychology: Part 1 [electronic resource]

This informative and useful resource will answer questions on a variety of important aspects that students find challenging when studying Psychology. This is the first in the series of the new 'Concepts In Psychology' collection and looks at issues such as What are Ethics? Free will and Determination, Situational Theory, Ethical Issues in Psychology along with a short program introducing psychology as a subject. Presented by Dr Steven Taylor and cauterized for ease of use, this resource will be invaluable for entry level Psychology Students.
Online
2013
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Mayday! [electronic resource]

Ryanair were the pioneers of low cost flying, taking on the old state-sponsored monoliths of aviation through aggressive cost-cutting and sharp advertising, bringing easy air travel to a new demographic. But is their dramatic success story too good to be true? This documentary features testimonies from Ryanair pilots as they speak out about the cost-cutting measures endangering lives. From flying with too little fuel to pilots unfit to fly, they say the airline is riding too close to the edge.
Online
2013
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Human Camera [electronic resource]

Autistic savant Stephen Wiltshire has the ability to sketch huge urban landscapes from memory in near photographic detail. This documentary tells the story of the boy who stunned the world with his first picture of Salisbury Cathedral at the age of eight, and who has developed into a successful young artist. Stephen has drawn many of the world's greatest cities such as Rome, New York and Hong Kong; yet he has never drawn his home town. Spending 15 minutes taking in the London skyline from a helicopter, Stephen will then be provided with a 360-degree, 20 meter wide canvas and a box of pens and pencils to sketch the view from memory, street-by-street and building for building.
Online
2007
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Shady Chocolate Business [electronic resource]

Investigative journalist Miki Mistrati stands outside Nestlé headquarters in Switzerland. Behind him visual evidence of trafficking and child slavery in the chocolate industry is shown on a huge mobile screen. Since these revelations were shown to consumers all over the world, the chocolate industry is now making statements on its websites and in the press. The spokesperson for the entire industry, Joanna Scott, asserts that the world's biggest companies spend millions of dollars helping the children on the plantations to better lives--that more than 40 programs of education, the building of schools, hospital construction etc. are in operation in the Ivory Coast. But is this true? Miki goes to the Ivory Coast and Ghana and carries out a reality check only to discover that the truth i [...]
Online
2012
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Knowledge and Progress: Part 2 [electronic resource]

What is the meaning and scope of images today? Bombarded by thousands of images every day, what do we really see? In a constantly changing world, socially and politically engaged creators are searching for new ways to capture our attention. Filmmaker Helen Doyle has chosen the work of several artists and photographers who provoke us into looking deeper at the outside world and at ourselves.
Online
2013
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The Men Who Made Us Fat: Part 1 [electronic resource]

In this first episode, Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionizing our eating habits to find out how decisions made in America 40 years ago influence the way we eat today. The story of how high-fructose corn syrup has found its way into almost all processed foods and soft drinks and how fast food chains championed the idea of snacking between meals is examined.
Online
2012
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The World of Politics and the World of Science [electronic resource]: Andrew Weaver

This episode of The Green Interview features Andrew Weaver, one of Canada's leading climate scientists at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, who in 2013 made history when he became the first ever Green Party member elected to a provincial legislature in Canada. In 2007, Weaver was part of the climate-change team that won the Nobel Prize for their work for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change . Weaver-now a politician-says that if our politicians behaved more like scientists and less like opportunistic lawyers, we might have a fighting chance to curb climate change. In this Green Interview, Weaver shares his insights into how politics intersect with science and how his foray into politics has deepened his conviction that political reform is a necessary step if we [...]
Online
2013
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Broken Moon [electronic resource]

As the sun beats down and the wind whips dust into his eyes, Sonam, a Himalayan nomad, struggles across an arid landscape. Yet life here was not always like this. The climate changed, turning his once beautiful world into a desert. Now Sonam and his people face a desperate struggle to survive or must leave their homeland behind. Cinematic and full of majesty, this documentary offers a startling glimpse of one of the most remote corners of the planet.
Online
2011
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Greece Is the Answer [electronic resource]

Is ailing Greece the start of a new Europe? New economic models arising from the ruins of the bankrupt growth economy, and now citizens take their own control over supply and demand. Many Greeks are gradually coming to terms with the collapse of a failing social and political system. They are taking matters into their own hands and addressing crucial issues through grassroots activism and local collective action. There are signs of a lifestyle transformation, incorporating values and social patterns of the past.
Online
2013
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In Mondrian's Studio [electronic resource]

The work of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) marked a turning point in the history of modern painting. Initially influenced by Cubism, Mondrian invented an original universal language of geometric shapes and primary colors in the early 1920s and he was one of the pioneers of pure abstraction, an innovative trend that strongly influenced 20th century art. Filmed in the exact replica of his Paris studio, this docu-fiction retraces Mondrian's artistic path from the De Stijl Group to his departure for New York and examines his development of geometric abstraction.
Online
2010