Science, Technology

BBC documentary 'the Sun' It is dawn and the sun is rising, as it has every day for the past 5 billion years. For millennia it has been a constant golden disc, shining its unchanging light unto the earth. The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It has a diameter of about 1,392,000 kilometers (865,000 mi) (about 109 Earths). About three-quarters of the Sun's mass consists of hydrogen, while most of the rest is helium. Less than 2% consists of other elements, including iron, oxygen, carbon, neon, and others.

If thinks don't work out on this planet... Or if our itch to explore becomes unbearable at some point in the future.. Astronomers have recently found out what kind of galactic real estate might be available to us.

From a distance, our galaxy would look like a flat spiral, some 100,000 light years across, with pockets of gas, clouds of dust, and about 400 billion stars rotating around the galaxys center. Thick dust and blinding starlight have long obscured our vision into the mysterious inner regions of the galactic center. And yet, the clues have been piling up, that something important, something strange is going on in there. Astronomers tracking stars in the center of the galaxy have found the best proof to date that black holes exist. Now, they are shooting for the first direct image of a black hole.

Water, The Great Mystery is all about it: the most amazing yet least studied material in the world.

Beneath the surface of the world are the rules of science. But beneath them there is the far deeper set of rules. A matrix of pure mathematics which explains the nature of the rules of science and how it is that we can understand them in the first place.

More than one billion cellular devices are now shipped each year to more than four billion subscribers worldwide. More than half will soon support wide-area broadband access to the Internet with devices that are increasingly more powerful, more compact and less expensive than their predecessors. Irwin Jacobs, co-founder of Qualcomm, will touch on the history of the wireless telecommunications research and development company, and explore further developments in wireless technology, devices and applications.

Distinguished Chemistry Professor James McGrath talks about 'Advanced Materials for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells'. A leader in polymer science and co-founder of PMIL, Mr. McGrath has won many awards in his field and authored several books regarding polymer technologies.

The Great scientist Tesla was racing towards zero point free energy when he ran into J.P Morgan, who refused to finance something he couldn’t directly profit from. The world as we know it lives in this dark shadow.

This episode features industry luminary, Anders Hejlsberg. Before coming to Microsoft in 1996 he was well noted for his work as the principal engineer of Turbo Pascal and the chief architect of the Delphi product line. At Microsoft, he was the architect for the Visual J++ development system and the Windows Foundation Classes (WFC). Promoted to Distinguished Engineer in 2000, Anders is the chief designer of the C# programming language and a key participant in the development of Microsoft's .NET Framework. In this show, Anders is joined by a surprise guest.

During the last decade, haute cuisine has undergone a scientific revolution. Leading chefs have taken an interest in the science of cooking and in scientific tools found more commonly in research laboratories. Centrifuges, freeze dryers, digitally-controlled water baths and liquid-nitrogen filled Dewar flasks are just a few examples of technologies that have transformed the modernist kitchen. The computer remains an underutilized tool for exploring the hows and whys of cooking.

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