Project X

Project X sets out to explore the frontlines of science in an offbeat, entertaining, but intellectually challenging manner. A series that demonstrates to the viewer that science is everywhere in our lives, a passport to a hidden and constantly evolving world of knowledge and events.

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Episodes

Project X Flight

Project X meets the scientists and inventors who are pushing the limits of flight: from new machines with amazing designs to the human body itself. Dr. Fleck takes a ride in a hang glider to help illustrate the basic physics of flight. Marc then goes skiing in a wind tunnel to unlock the secrets of an Olympic Gold alpine jump. ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:54
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Project X Invasive Species

In this episode, Dr. Alters tracks the fallout when an iguana with bad manners and a voracious appetite disrupts the natural order of a paradise island ecosystem. Next Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot check out a clever way to head off invasive aquatic species, that often hitch rides on the hulls of ships. And finally, Dr. Gardy travels ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Project X Light

In this episode, the Project X team explores and experiments with light. A look at light's basic properties, the light spectrum, colour perception and photosynthesis leads to an examination of the most cutting-edge light science on the planet. Dr. Gardy follows a Harvard genius works on slowing light down. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot discover the role invisible ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Project X Memory

In this episode on memory, Dr. Gardy looks at how elite athletes perform dazzling feats, seemingly without effort. She joins a group of British "free runners," athletes performing the urban street stunts, to explore how muscle memory works. Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot then unearth some surprising news in the classroom: students immediately forget 90% of information conveyed ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Project X Heat

In this episode on heat, the Project X team looks at how we stave off dehydration in the scalding, suffocating heat of an unrelenting sun? Dr. Alters looks at how plants and animals manage to thrive in a place where it's forty degrees in the shade. Then Dr. Fleck and grad student Marc Huot find that, centuries ago, the Sinagua ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Project X Speed

This episode looks at things that go fast and our desire to push the limits of speed. To start, Dr. Fleck makes a trip to the Black Rock Desert to take a look at the North American Eagle, a fighter jet turned into a car that may break the current land speed record. Dr. Alters then visits the Walthamstow Racetrack ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

Project X Body Armour

The Project X Team explores all kinds of bodily protection, from animal hides to body armour to human skin, discovering how nature and technology have evolved to protect us. Dr. Alters takes a dive beneath the ocean's waves to learn about some of the unusual protective suits of sea creatures. Dr. Fleck and Marc Huot give a brief history of ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013