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Habitable alien planets similar to Earth may not be that rare in the universe, a new study suggests.  About one in five sunlike stars observed by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has an Earth-size planet in the so-called habitable zone, where liquid water — and, potentially life — could exist, according to the new study. If these results apply elsewhere in the galaxy, the nearest such planet could be just 12 light-years away.  'Human beings have been looking at the stars for thousands of years,' said study researcher Erik Petigura, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). 'How many of those stars have planets that are in some way like Earth?

Physics,The Universe

Alien Planets Like Earth

Habitable alien planets similar to Earth may not be that rare in the universe, a new study suggests. About one in five sunlike stars observed by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has an Earth-size planet in the so-called habitable zone, where liquid water — and, potentially life — could exist, according to the new study. If these results apply elsewhere in the galaxy, the nearest such planet could be just 12 light-years away. 'Human beings have been looking at the stars for thousands of years,' said study researcher Erik Petigura, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). 'How many of those stars have planets that are in some way like Earth?
April 25, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
It is commonly theorized that the universe began with the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. But since we can only see as far as light has traveled in that time, we can't actually make out the edge of the universe. Could it be that the universe is infinite? Is there any way to find out what the shape of the universe really is? Can we find the edge, discover what might lie beyond it, and perhaps even discover a universe next to ours? 

Physics,The Universe

Is There an Edge to the Universe

It is commonly theorized that the universe began with the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. But since we can only see as far as light has traveled in that time, we can't actually make out the edge of the universe. Could it be that the universe is infinite? Is there any way to find out what the shape of the universe really is? Can we find the edge, discover what might lie beyond it, and perhaps even discover a universe next to ours?
January 24, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
Stephen Hawking

Science,People,Physics,The Universe

Master Of The Universe

Stephen Hawking
January 4, 2014 - [ 1 part ]


Science,The Future,Places,Geology,Physics

Global Flooding in the next few Years

December 28, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
Birth of the Earth

History,Science,Geology,Physics,The Universe

How The Earth Was Made Birth of the Earth

Birth of the Earth
December 28, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
Documentary of earth's violent past and tectonic plates

History,Science,The Future,Geology,Physics

Colliding Continents

Documentary of earth's violent past and tectonic plates
February 1, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
Wings have evolved four times in the history of life on planet Earth. Insects, Pterosaurs, Dinosaurs and Bats. This series looks at these amazing evolutionary developments and the advantages which these features provide to the organism which has them. Life conquers the air.

Science,Genetics,Physics,Zoology

Wing evolution

Wings have evolved four times in the history of life on planet Earth. Insects, Pterosaurs, Dinosaurs and Bats. This series looks at these amazing evolutionary developments and the advantages which these features provide to the organism which has them. Life conquers the air.
August 18, 2012 - [ 4 parts ]
A discussion on the life of Stephen Hawking and the topic of information loss in a black hole. 

Science,Physics,The Universe

The Hawking Paradox

A discussion on the life of Stephen Hawking and the topic of information loss in a black hole.
March 14, 2012 - [ 5 parts ]
There was a time, not so long ago, when science seemed to understand how the universe worked. Everything us, the Earth, the stars and even exotic-sounding supernovae was made of atoms which were all created at time-zero: the Big Bang. In between the atoms was nothing, a void: quite literally, 'space'.  But recently things have started to unravel. There is, it seems, a lot more to the universe than meets the eye. According to the best estimates, we only really know what about 4% of it is made of. But if only 4% is made of atoms, what about the rest? The rest is made of mysterious entities about which very little is understood, with equally mysterious names: dark matter and dark energy.

Science,Physics,Chemistry,The Universe

Most of our Universe is Missing

There was a time, not so long ago, when science seemed to understand how the universe worked. Everything us, the Earth, the stars and even exotic-sounding supernovae was made of atoms which were all created at time-zero: the Big Bang. In between the atoms was nothing, a void: quite literally, 'space'. But recently things have started to unravel. There is, it seems, a lot more to the universe than meets the eye. According to the best estimates, we only really know what about 4% of it is made of. But if only 4% is made of atoms, what about the rest? The rest is made of mysterious entities about which very little is understood, with equally mysterious names: dark matter and dark energy.
March 14, 2012 - [ 5 parts ]
Marc Newson is an industrial designer whose imagination knows no bounds. He has created everything from the iconic Lockheed Lounge chair - the most expensive piece of furniture by a living designer ever to sell at auction - to coat hangers, dish drainers and vibrators. His latest and most audacious project is a suborbital jet that just might be the future of long-distance travel.   In this profile, Marc Newson talks to Alan Yentob about his inspirations, thought processes and designs. He remembers when, aged just 23, he sculpted the Lockheed Lounge from a piece of foam in a frenzied few days. “It felt like a monumental moment.” He couldn’t get rid of the Lounges back then. Today, with just thirteen in existence, they are one of the most sought-after collectors’ items in the world.  The programme follows Newson to Bodylines, an extraordinary Aston Martin panel beating workshop outside Milton Keynes, where men who usually work on vintage cars create his limited-edition furniture pieces - and one craftsman gives him a piece of his mind about the flaws in his Black Hole table.  In the marble quarries of Carrara in Italy, we see the processes behind his exquisite sculptures. Newson’s designs push marble into contemporary shapes, with each piece carved from one individual block. The programme also takes in the launch of Newson’s Space Plane, which, he hopes, will one day do exactly what it says on the tin.

The Future,Physics,Art,Machinery

Marc Newson

Marc Newson is an industrial designer whose imagination knows no bounds. He has created everything from the iconic Lockheed Lounge chair - the most expensive piece of furniture by a living designer ever to sell at auction - to coat hangers, dish drainers and vibrators. His latest and most audacious project is a suborbital jet that just might be the future of long-distance travel. In this profile, Marc Newson talks to Alan Yentob about his inspirations, thought processes and designs. He remembers when, aged just 23, he sculpted the Lockheed Lounge from a piece of foam in a frenzied few days. “It felt like a monumental moment.” He couldn’t get rid of the Lounges back then. Today, with just thirteen in existence, they are one of the most sought-after collectors’ items in the world. The programme follows Newson to Bodylines, an extraordinary Aston Martin panel beating workshop outside Milton Keynes, where men who usually work on vintage cars create his limited-edition furniture pieces - and one craftsman gives him a piece of his mind about the flaws in his Black Hole table. In the marble quarries of Carrara in Italy, we see the processes behind his exquisite sculptures. Newson’s designs push marble into contemporary shapes, with each piece carved from one individual block. The programme also takes in the launch of Newson’s Space Plane, which, he hopes, will one day do exactly what it says on the tin.
March 7, 2012 - [ 5 parts ]