Physical Science


New! Manufacturing Death: Birth of the Atomic Bomb 45 min.

The birth of the atomic bomb changed the world forever. The advent of nuclear weapons not only brought an end to the largest conflict in history but also ushered in an atomic age and a defining era of “big science”.

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New! Episode 1: Space (Power Trip: The Story of Energy, Season 2) 57 min.

Modern energy takes us on a journey to the final frontier. This episode traces the history of space travel, with a focus on the energy innovations making it possible. Energy is required at every step in space exploration, and new forms of energy must be developed to reach other star systems.  Space exploration lets us examine earth-bound energy challenges like climate change.

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New! Episode 2: Disasters (Power Trip: The Story of Energy, Season 2) 57 min.

From oil spills and coal mine explosions to dam failures and nuclear meltdowns, we can learn much from disasters related to energy. At the same time, energy is the key to solving natural disasters and the looming disaster of climate change. In what ways does energy make our lives safer or more dangerous?

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New! Episode 3: Work (Power Trip: The Story of Energy, Season 2) 56 min.

Modern energy transformed work over time. From farm to factory to office and the “work from home” revolution, energy is embedded in our systems of employment. What is the future of energy and work?

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New! Episode 4: Entertainment (Power Trip: The Story of Energy, Season 2) 58 min.

Entertainment both shapes and reflects our attitudes about energy. Modern energy enabled mass entertainment like popular music, movies, TV shows, and video games, which impacted our society. Energy changed sports with climate control and modern lighting, and amusement parks help familiarize customers with energy breakthroughs.

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New! Episode 5: Culture (Power Trip: The Story of Energy, Season 2) 55 min.

Culture and modern energy go hand in hand. Our fashion, music, and art all have been impacted by modern energy. Wealthy industrialists with fortunes made from energy funded much of modern culture, using energy systems to spread culture across the globe.

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New! Episode 6: Globalization (Power Trip: The Story of Energy, Season 2) 57 min.

Learn how energy enabled rapid globalization, both as both a widely traded product and as a facilitator for moving goods globally. In the ancient world, globalization was always a goal, but modern forms of energy provided the missing link.

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New! Power Trip: The Story of Energy (Season 2) 360 min.

"Power Trip: The Story of Energy" uncovers the hidden energy that is embedded in our modern way of life, revealed as the underlying force behind water, food, wealth, cities, transportation, and war. Filmed around the world, the six-part documentary series takes viewers on a journey through the past, present and future of energy.

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New Eye on the Universe 54 min.

Join scientists as they use NASA’s brand new James Webb Space Telescope to peer deep in time to hunt for the first stars and galaxies in our universe, and try to detect the fingerprints of life in the atmospheres of distant worlds.

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Episode 1: Atomic Structure (Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation) 19 min.

In Shedding Light on Nuclear Radiation Episode 1: Atomic Structure, we lay down the foundations on which the series is built: what atoms are made of and how atoms differ. We look at protons, neutrons, and electrons and at isotopes and nuclides.

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