Documentary : Secrets of the Sun

It contains 99.9 percent of all the matter in our solar system and sheds, hot plasma at nearly a million miles an hour. The temperature at its core is a staggering 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. It convulses, it blazes, it sings. You know it as the sun. Scientists know it as one of the most amazing physics laboratories in the universe. Now, with the help of new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists see the sun as they never have before and even recreating what happens at its very center in labs here on Earth.

Their work will help us understand aspects of the sun that have puzzled scientists for decades. But more critically, it may help us predict and track solar storms that have the power to zap our power grid, shut down telecommunications, and ground global air travel for days, weeks, or even longer. Such storms have happened before—but never in the modern era of satellite communication. “Secrets of the Sun” reveals a bright new dawn in our understanding of our nearest star—one that might help keep our planet from going dark

Documentary : My Brilliant Brain – Born Genius

Can one be born a genius or is it nurtured? Is there any side effect if we overdo it? We present Marc Yu, age 2, who possess amazing music abilities. Know about Genie a kid, who was kept in isolation for 12.5 years by her father. 

 


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Documentary : Earth – The Power Of The Planet – Atmosphere

This is a fascinating Documentary that will take you to travel the atmosphere like never before. 

Earth: The Power of the Planet is a British documentary television series that premiered on BBC Two on 20 November 2007. The five-part series (Atmosphere, Ice, Volcano, Oceans, Rare Earth) is presented by geologist Iain Stewart. In the United States, the series was broadcast on the National Geographic Channel as Earth: The Biography

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Eco-Preservation : Geo-Literacy

As defined by National Geographic, geo-literacy is “the ability to use geographic understanding and geographic reasoning to make decisions”
 
The term, “geo-literacy”, arose from the National Geographic, “Fight against Geographic Illiteracy”. The organization released various media to help explain the concept to the general public. In an editorial, Daniel C. Edelson, vice president for education at National Geographic, said, “The National Geographic Society’s concern for geo-literacy comes from our mission. We see geo-literacy as providing the tools that will enable communities to protect natural and cultural resources, reduce violent conflict, and improve the quality of life worldwide. However, having a geo-literate populace is also critical for maintaining economic competitiveness, quality of life, and national security in our modern, interconnected world.”, and have released various media to help explain it to the general public. In addition, the National Geographic Society set up the Fund for Geo-literacy, in which donations help fund the printing of materials for education, professional development for the educators, and programs to help build awareness of the importance of geo-literacy.

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Documentary : Down to the Earth’s Core

Save blasting off to outer space. It’s time to rocket down. Using computer imagery, travel from just below the earth’s crust, with its earthquakes and volcanoes, through breathtaking caverns filled with giant crystals and into giant molten metal tornadoes before reaching the earth’s core.

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