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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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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 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 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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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

Doc Zone Slaves to Habit

Smoking, overeating, shopping, nail-biting… We all have a habit that we would like to get rid of, but where the brain is willing, the body is often weak. We take an in-depth look at habits and the new science on the interaction between brain chemistry and self-control. Slaves to Habit follows three individuals over a six-week period as they struggle ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/19/2014

The Nature of Things Passion and Fury, The Emotional Brain: Fear (Part 3 of 4)

Our most primitive emotion is mined in this probing examination of terror, anxiety and phobias. What triggers fear, our physiological reactions, and what purpose it serves are studied. Scientists investigate how our brain assesses the need for fight or flight. How does environment affect our fear centre? What about the way we are raised? Unlock the mystery of this primal ...
  • 2005
  • 00:52:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2013

Project X What's to Eat?

This episode looks at what’s on the menu for people and animals. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot wing down to Chicago to try out "molecular gastronomy" at the renowned Moto Restaurant. Next Dr. Gardy explores a future when food is tailored to each person's unique genetic make-up. She also goes fishing in P.E.I. for blue mussels, the main ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Passion and Fury, The Emotional Brain: Love (Part 2 of 4)

Love is magic. Our palms get sweaty, our knees get weak. That's true. But it is also a chemical reaction steeped in the basic needs of primitive man. Anthropologists dissect this emotion to its core: lust, romantic love and attachment. How we are aroused is explored: smell and tone of voice play into attraction and compatibility. Ever wonder why teens ...
  • 2005
  • 00:53:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Passion and Fury, The Emotional Brain: Anger (Part 1 of 4)

The program uses the real stories of two men to illustrate different experiences of our most destructive emotion. One committed murder and the other turned his anger into a positive experience. Uncover the startling discoveries researchers make when they scan the brains of sociopaths and learn about the scientific studies that may answer the question: does biology dictate destiny? See ...
  • 2005
  • 00:53:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Passion and Fury, The Emotional Brain: Happiness (Part 4 of 4)

Go on a journey of joy as this program unveils the secrets of contentment. Learn how this emotion contributes to obesity and yet is the one sentiment that motivates us to live. This program reveals the results of a World Happiness Report: are poor people happier than rich ones? Behavioural experts explain how we can be trained to experience happiness. ...
  • 2005
  • 00:53:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Land of Fire: Searching for Natural Gas Hydrate

The answer to dwindling energy sources may lie beneath the snow and ice of Canada's North. A massive source of untapped natural gas under the permafrost is ready to be exploited, but technological challenges remain. Gas hydrate is methane gas trapped within a cage of ice. It contains 164 times its volume in gas. Reserves have also been found in ...
  • 2002
  • 00:19:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013