Daily Archives: 9th September

Documentaries on Google Video

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There are a huge number of fascinating documentaries available through Google Video. Here are some of my favourites:

  • The Six Billion Dollar Experiment covers the search for the Higgs boson (the so-called ‘God Particle’) at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
  • Time Travel discusses the scientific basis for different methods of time travel.
  • The Death Star is an analysis of the most extreme objects in the Universe: so-called ‘hypernovae’.
  • Fission is the New Fire is a talk given at Google HQ by Rod Adams about how totally awesome nuclear power is.
  • Fermat’s Last Theorem is based on the book by Simon Singh and tells the story of how Andrew Wiles solved the “greatest mathematical problem of all time”.
  • Prospects for Extending Healthy Life … A Lot is a talk by Dr Aubrey de Grey on the prospects for halting the aging process. (Worth watching just for de Grey’s amazing science beard.)
  • Last Days on Earth describes seven scenarios in which life on Earth as we know it could be extinguished.
  • The Enemies of Reason (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3) lets Richard Dawkins loose on those who choose to ignore the rigours of logic, observation and evidence.