The Nature of Things Gone Sideways: Serendipity in Science

The Nature of Things Gone Sideways: Serendipity in Science

When most of us hear “scientific research,” it conjures the image of serious men and women in meticulous labs using carefully prescribed methods to achieve rather predictable outcomes. We have an expectation that science is calculated and controlled. Yet some of the most influential scientific discoveries have been made entirely by accident. Combining dramatic re-creation with cheeky animation and cleverly manipulated archival images, Gone Sideways illustrates three areas of exploration: medicine, technology and natural science.

  • 2008
  • 00:44:06
  • 9-12
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Discoveries in science [LCSH] Inventions [LCSH] Creative ability in science [LCSH] Science -- History [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Technology [LCSH] World history [LCSH] Space sciences [LCSH] Medical sciences [LCSH]
David T. Suzuki (Host), Michael Allder (Producer), Glynis Whiting (Director)
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