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98%VideoDec 2011

Brian Cox demonstrates why atoms are empty

(6:27) Particle physicist Brian Cox gives a science lesson to celebrities with some helping wrist-action from comedian Simon Pegg and physicist Jim Al-Khalili.

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96%VideoSep 2014

Hurdy gurdy, the instrument used for medieval raves

(2:36) Demonstration of how a Hurdy Gurdy works.

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94%VideoDec 2011

What is the Higgs Boson?

(12:45) Recent results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) show tantalising hints that the Higgs Boson does indeed exist. Until that is confirmed, physicists are not absolutely sure their best understanding of the basic building blocks of everything, as described by a theory called "The Standard Model", is correct.

94%AnimationMay 2013

Basics of the boson

(6:30) CERN scientists Dave Barney and Steve Goldfarb explain the Higgs boson in a way even I can understand. Excellent.

94%VideoAug 2012

Slingshots, elasticity and physics

(7:31) Destin helps you get smarter every day. Today it's about the physics of slingshots, with help from slingshot and weapons expert Jorg Sprave and slingshot champion Tobias.

94%VideoOct 2012

What keeps nuclear weapons from proliferating?

(4:39) This is not about the politics, it's about the physics. Bill "Engineering Guy" Hammack explains how a nuclear bomb is biult.

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94%VideoDec 2013

Making of the Fletcher Capstan Table

(8:22) The Fletcher Capstan Table is a truly unique and amazing round table capable of automatically doubling its seating capacity whilst remaining truly circular in the process.

94%AnimationMar 2015

How a bean becomes a fart

(1:03) Have you ever wondered how this happens?

94%VideoMar 2016

Film cuts and transitions 101

(11:40) Director/editor Joey Scoma runs through the different cuts and transitions available to film editors, with examples from classic and modern films.

93%VideoFeb 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains leap years

(3:21) Everyone knows every four years is a leap year, but why does February get the extra day?

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