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  1. Decoding the ‘Bitcoin Revolution’ (2019)

    Subject
    Economics; Technology

    What’s blockchain? Are we now in the cripto-winter of this technology? In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the mysterious figure Satoshi Nakamoto published a revolutionary white paper that described...

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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. Automation, Ai and New Industrial Strategies (2018)

    Subject
    Economics; Technology

    Three online lectures about the digital transition we are currently living through and how it is different from previous technological transitions. The lectures are aimed primarily to those with a strong...

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  6. Soundbreaking (2017)

    Director
    Jeff Dupre; Maro Chermayeff
    Subject
    Music; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 391 minutes), £12.24

    Featuring more than 150 original interviews with some of the most celebrated artists, producers and music industry pioneers, this eight-part series traces a century of sonic innovation and revolution,...

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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. Britain in Focus: A Photographic History (2017)

    Subject
    Art; Technology
    Distribution
    Out of distribution

    In this three part series, Eamonn McCabe celebrates Britain’s greatest photographers, sees how science allowed their art to develop, and explores how they have captured our changing lives and country. The...

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  9. 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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  10. What Really Happened in Y2k? (2017)

    Subject
    Information technology; Technology

    Grehsam College lecture by Professor Martyn Thomas. As the year 2000 approached, many people feared that computer programmes storing year values as two-digit figures (such as 99) would cause problems. There...

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