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Real World Chemistry How is glass made?

Fran Scott learns how glass is made in a factory. The raw materials are described, together with the use of soda ash to lower the melting point, making it easier to form into useful shapes. The production process is described, including the use of gas burners to maintain the high temperature. Automated equipment is used on a continuous production line ...
  • 2016
  • 00:05:45
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Real World Chemistry How is paint made?

The uses of paint are described. The constituents of an oil paint are described and the function of each ingredient is explained. The differences between an oil paint and an emulsion paint are then explained. The raw materials are briefly described. The process for making a variety of paints is fully automated. Agitation at very high speed is needed in ...
  • 2016
  • 00:05:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Real World Chemistry How is plastic made?

Fran Scott visits a company that makes PVC to find out how you turn raw materials into plastic goods. She explains how crude oil is processed using fractional distillation, and uses a model to explain the molecular structure of alkanes, alkenes and polymers. At the plant, she finds out about all the additives that give different types of PVC their ...
  • 2016
  • 00:05:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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World's Toughest Fixes Pipeline Shutdown

North of Fairbanks, in the middle of the tundra, a crew prepares to cut into the Trans Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) while 800 miles of oil continues to course through its arteries. A giant valve is underperforming and the risk of failure – and threat of an oil spill – looms large if the weak link in the chain is not ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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The Nature of Things My Brain Made Me Do It

When a brutal crime is committed who is ultimately to blame – the perpetrator or their brain? Neuroscientists are generating ground breaking research that sheds light on why some people can’t stop themselves from committing harmful or criminal acts. This is creating new challenges for the justice system and making us re-evaluate the way we sentence, punish and rehabilitate people ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2016

None of the Above Fire and Water

Sick of spending time at the car wash? Engineer and show host Tim Shaw thinks he can get the job done in just one second! In None of the Above, Tim conducts a series of "man-on-the-street" experiments that involve science, physics and engineering, and all of which will blow your mind or make you hold your breath. Tim hopes dropping ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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None of the Above The Big Bangs

Tim shows how a glass droplet becomes a grenade and appears to magically transform zinc into gold.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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None of the Above Defying Gravity

Wonderful, bewildering and sensational science is all around us. In a series of experiments in everyday environments, British host Tim Shaw shows us the magic of science. From the near miraculous abilities of a Shaolin monk to what happens when 10,000 volts are pumped straight into a watermelon, this is a show that’s full of surprises. What happens when heat ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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None of the Above Smash and Grab

In this episode of None of the Above, Tim Shaw's scientific experiments take in everything from Hollywood-style car chases to bottle caps and bicycle wheels as he takes us on another journey exposing the incredible truth about how the world works. Big bangs are on the agenda as Tim takes on some Hollywood stuntmen to see if he can get an ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Sparks Will Fly

In this episode Tim Shaw, our guide the to the sensational world of science, takes us on a journey that includes creating man-made lightning, passing a live wire through a pickle, blasting through ice blocks, and attempting to create instant fried turkey from frozen! Along the way the people he meets and viewers are invited to guess the outcome of ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Under Pressure

Tim Shaw takes us on a freewheeling journey through the science on our doorstep in another exploration of what makes things do what they do. This time Tim shows the explosive power of beauty products, the best way to make a Venice Beach weightlifter practically powerless, and demonstrates the dramatic consequences of a stray spark on a gas station forecourt.
  • 2013
  • 00:21:55
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above In the Line of Fire

Dashing British engineer Tim Shaw takes science to the streets, to the pubs, and to the clubs, on a quest to figure out why things do what they do. In this episode, Tim puts teddy bears to the torch in the interests of science, and tests the penetrative power of an assault rifle. He challenges locals at an arcade to ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Raining Fire

Tim Shaw takes on more scientific challenges and invites members of the public to guess the outcome when he attempts to find the best improvised BBQ lighters, the smallest number of parts needed to create an electric motor, and the most efficient way to cook breakfast using a car! Plus he demonstrates the incredible power of empty space, the way ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Deep Heat

In this episode of None of the Above, Tim Shaw demonstrates dramatic ways to understand the natural forces at work in our everyday lives. From thermite burning at thousands of degrees, to the powers of liquid oxygen, we witness the incredible truth about why things do what they do, with members of the public trying to anticipate the surprising outcomes of ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Breaking Point

In this episode, Tim Shaw explains why things do what they do! He attempts a familiar tablecloth trick, goes on a rescue mission for melted ice cream, poses a heavyweight challenge for ordinary balloons, experiments with a vacuum chamber and a pile of marshmallows, and attempts to blow open the door of a safe using an explosive charge.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Blown Apart

Tim Shaw, the guru of street science, invites us to see if he can make ice cream using CO2 from a fire extinguisher, beat a rubber ball in a bouncing contest, cut through metal using heat from a ham lance, and blow up a garden shed using only the normal contents you would find within one. All of the above ...
  • 2014
  • 00:21:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Spitting Fire

Tim Shaw takes us on a journey into the world of the spectacular and surprising science that's all around us. This time he finds out how to shoot a rain of fire from the barrel of a shotgun, create a dramatic effect in a microwave and destroy a boulder with an improvised explosive. Will you or his volunteers be able ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above What Goes Up

Tim shoots hoops in a moving vehicle, boils bubbly in a microwave and drops a piano from 100 feet.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Powers of Attraction

Watch gravity-defying tests with trapeze artists, chain link metal balls and a 90 lb chandelier.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Blast Off

Tim organizes a race to find out which household ingredient creates the fastest surface.
  • 2014
  • 00:22:03
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Waves of Fire

Tim tests the safety of gases for a blimp and uses flame-boyant equipment to help us see sound.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Chain Reactions

A harmless ping-pong ball packs a mighty punch and dominoes create a powerful chain reaction.
  • 2014
  • 00:22:09
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Short Fuse

Tim takes fast food to extremes when he fires foodstuffs from a cannon.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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What a Waste Industrial Waste

We like to blame industry for our waste woes, but, it turns out, a lot of businesses are taking sustainability to heart. Their motivation? The the huge cost-savings that go into reducing, repurposing and even selling their waste.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

What a Waste Gaseous Waste

Greenhouse gas emissions are the biggest problem to face the natural world today. In this episode, host Torah Kachur meets scientists turning methane into plastic, vacuuming up smog in Beijing parks and even capturing cow farts.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014