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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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The Nature of Things A Head for Figures

The Nature of Things takes a good-natured look at statistics, a subject that many people find incomprehensible or irrelevant. The program illustrates how abstract mathematical ideas affect us in the real world. On the basis of statistics, laws are drafted that make seatbelts mandatory or prohibit smoking. Nevertheless, when faced with decisions about uncertain situations, people often turn to intuition ...
  • 1995
  • 00:45:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - May 2004 Measuring Risk: Living in Scary Times

Terrorism, SARS, West Nile virus, mad cow disease can all make us feel as if we’re living in really frightening times. But the people who study danger say we should probably all relax. In this story we’ll look at how the science of statistics can help calm our anxieties and focus our attention on the real risks of everyday life.
  • 2004
  • 00:12:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2004

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