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  1. Ai: A Life in the Age of Intelligent Machines (2019)

    Subject
    Science; Social Studies; Technology

    Leading Cambridge University researchers discuss the far-reaching advances offered by artificial intelligence - and consider the consequences of developing systems that think far beyond human abilities.[13...

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  2. Frozen Solid (2018)

    Subject
    Physics; Science; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 50 minutes), £195.00

    The behaviour of matter at temperatures close to absolute zero is driving the advance of technology, from superconductors to quantum computing. In this BBC documentary, physicist Dr Helen Czerski ventures to...

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  3. Temperature for Life, A (2018)

    Subject
    Physics; Science; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 50 minutes), £195.00

    Physicist Dr Helen Czerski explores the narrow band of temperature that has led to life on Earth. Czerski uncovers the natural engineering that animals have evolved to keep their bodies at the right...

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  4. Playing with Fire (2018)

    Subject
    Physics; Science; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 50 minutes), £195.00

    Our ability to harness heat has led to some of humanity’s greatest achievements, from the molten metals that enabled us to make tools, to the great engines of the Industrial Revolution powered by steam, to...

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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. 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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  7. Gravity and Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives (2017)

    Subject
    Physics; Science
    Distribution
    Out of distribution

    Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the science of gravity in this 90 minute programme.

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  8. 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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  9. Food: Delicious Science (2017)

    Subject
    Science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 150 minutes), £585.00

    Popular science television series. Using state-of-the-art photography and CGI, this series uncovers a secret world of chemical reactions which explain why certain kinds of food are so appealing to human...

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  10. 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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