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  1. It from Bit: The Science of Information (2018)

    Subject
    Information technology

    Physicist John Wheeler asked the famous ‘It from bit?' question: what if at its heart the universe is not a collection of particles, forces and fields but rather a collection of bits? If this is true, it...

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  2. Speech Processing: How to Wreck a Nice Peach (2018)

    Subject
    Information technology

    Alexa, Siri and Cortana are among a number of voice-enabled digital assistants that can not only speak to us but understand us. Sci-fi films had talking computers many years ago. Why has it taken so long to...

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  3. Computer Vision: Machine That See (2018)

    Subject
    Information technology

    Human vision seems so effortless: from a young age we see the world in high- definition colour. We can tell the difference between a cat and a hat, and ‘The man who mistook his wife for a hat’ is an...

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  4. Deep Learning: Miracle or Snake Oil? (2018)

    Subject
    Information technology

    Machine Learning has had several excitements over the years with machines that are modelled on the human brain. The invention of the perceptron and artificial neural networks were followed by intense...

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  5. You Can’t Polish a Nerd (2018)

    Subject
    Mathematics; Science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 109 minutes), £11.93

    A recording of the third show from the 2017 tour of the Festival of the Spoken Nerd, a show by scientists turn comedians Matt Parker, Helen Arney and Steve Mould. In YOU CAN"T POLISH A NERD, the trio show...

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  6. Creeping Garden, The (2017)

    Director
    Tim Grabham; Jasper Sharp
    Subject
    Biology; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 81 minutes), £17.99

    This documentary explores the world of the plasmodial slime mould as revealed through the eyes of the fringe scientists, mycologists and artists who work with them. Long overlooked by biologists, in recent...

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  7. James Burke’s Connections: The Complete Series (2017)

    Subject
    Science; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 500 minutes), £24.99

    Three DVD set featuring all ten episodes from the acclaimed BBC series CONNECTIONS. James Burke traces the history of science and technology. The ow did the nautical instruments of Elizabethan times give...

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  8. Just for Graphs (2017)

    Subject
    Mathematics; Science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 92 minutes), £11.93

    A recording of the 2016 tour of the Festival of The Spoken Nerd, a show by scientists turn comedians Matt Parker, Helen Arney and Steve Mould. Just for graphs walks the audience through visual...

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  9. Shakespeare in Science Fiction (2017 Audio)

    aka: Shakespeare in Science Fiction

    Subject
    Film studies; Science; Shakespeare

    The performance of Shakespeare’s plays in the future is examined by Sarah Annes Brown, the co-director of the Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England.

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  10. Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith (2017)

    Director
    Stuart A. Staples
    Subject
    Film studies; Science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 53 + 64 minutes), £19.99

    This film, directed by Stuart A. Staples, is based on the work of naturalist, inventor and pioneering British filmmaker F. Percy Smith (1880-1945). It features Smith’s own footage, combined with a new...

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