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Time gives rhythm to the world around us. But how do we really know what time it is? Professor Brian Cox goes in search of the answer to a question you wouldn't give a passing thought. CERN physicist Professor Brian Cox unlocks the secrets of time in this entertaining programme.…
Matthias Naeschke & Unconditional
Part of the Series: Ultimate Boy Toys Series 2
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Is Time Real?
Part of the Series: Examined Life Series
Is Time Real? questions whether time is something measured only by clocks and calendars or something that exists as an entity in its own right. The program explores theories of time presented by Aristotle, Augustine and Kant, and contrasts Newton's theories of time with Einstein's theory of relativity.
Maybe Baby
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VIANNEY HALTER Graduated from the watchmaking school of Paris in 1981, Vianney Halter spent the first ten years of his professional life with the restoration of old clocks, pocket- and wristwatches. This enabled him to acquire a broad knowledge of horology. Independent since 1994, he imagined and realized various timepieces…
Devon Design, Marrussia Supercars & Van der Klaauw watches
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Altered Mental Status
How do you handle patients in altered mental states, suffering from unusual thoughts and behaviors? How do you figure out their story and make an accurate diagnosis? Discover how, in cases like these, doctors rely more than ever on signs and clues from a patient's family and friends.
Geometry—Ancient Ropes and Modern Phones
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Explore the origins of one of the oldest branches of mathematics. See how geometry not only deals with practical concerns such as mapping, navigation, architecture, and engineering, but also offers an intellectual journey in its own right--inviting big, deep questions.
Why Time Is a Mystery
Begin your study of the physics of time with these questions: What is a clock? What does it mean to say that "time passes"? What is the "arrow of time"? Then look at the concept of entropy and how it holds the key to the one-way direction of time in…
The Perception of Time
Turn to the way humans perceive time, which can vary greatly from clock time. In particular, focus on experiments that shed light on our time sense. For example, tests show that even though we think we perceive the present moment, we actually live 80 milliseconds in the past.
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Ben Franklin's Balloons
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The first stage in the adventure of human flight began with daring inventors and aeronauts in 18th-century Paris, where a handful of brilliant and colorful pioneers developed all the essential features of today's hot air and gas balloons. Their exploits fascinated Benjamin Franklin, who was serving in Paris as the…