forthcoming screenings

The World according to Christophe Colomb

Friday 20th December 2013 at 16h15 - Arte

Selected at Pariscience 2012

From 1492 to 1504, in twelve short years and four fantastic voyages, Christopher Columbus forever altered the image of the world. Through his maps and with the help of experts, we see just how this incredible transformation came about, laying down the foundations for the world as we know it today.

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Journey to the edge of the universe

Thursday 19th December 2013 at 01h00 - France 5

Selected at Pariscience 2009

First accurate non-stop voyage from Earth to the edge of the Universe using a single, unbroken shot through the use of spectacular CGI (Computer-Generated Imagery) technology. Building on images taken from the Hubble telescope, Journey to the Edge of the Universe explores the science and history behind the distant celestial bodies in the solar system. This spectacular, epic voyage across the cosmos, takes us from the Earth, past the Moon and our neighboring planets, out of our Solar System, to the nearest stars, nebulae and galaxies and beyond - right to the edge of the Universe itself.

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Voyage au centre de la mer

Thursday 19th December 2013 at 22h45 - Arte

Selected at Pariscience 2013 - In competition

Les océans jouent un rôle central dans la régulation du climat. Ce film offre une plongée époustouflante dans le grand bleu en compagnie d’océanographes, de biologistes et de physiciens qui tentent de comprendre le fonctionnement de cette gigantesque machine.

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The Lotus, from Spirituality to Hypertechnology

Monday 09th December 2013 at 10h30 - Arte

Selected at Pariscience 2010 - In competition

An ancestral symbol of spirituality, the lotus is nowadays an emblem of the technological revolution. From the shores of the Ganges to French research laboratories, from the summit of Mount Fuji to the Institute for Bionics in Berlin, we discover the "lotus effect" and its surprising hydrophobic properties which incite new scientific approaches: bionics, nanoscience, physionics, etc.

Rebroadcast on 12/13 at 4.30 pm

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Wonders of the Solar System:Dead or alive

Monday 09th December 2013 at 15h05 - Planète+

Selected at Pariscience 2011 - In international Competition

Professor Brian Cox  visits some of the most dramatic locations on Earth to explain how the laws of nature create astonishing natural wonders across the Solar System.The worlds that surround our planet are made of rock, but there the similarity ends. Some have a beating geological heart, others are frozen in time. Brian travels to the tallest mountain on Earth, the volcano Mauna Kea on Hawaii, to show how a planet’s size can make the difference between life and death.  Even on the summit of this volcano, Brian stands in the shade of the tallest mountain in the Solar System, an extinct volcano on Mars called Olympus Mons, which rises up 27kms.Yet the most volcanic Wonder isn’t on a planet at all. It’s on a tiny moon of Jupiter. The discoveries made on Io have been astonishing. This fragment of rock should be cold and dead, yet, with the volcanic landscape of Eastern Ethiopia as a backdrop,  Brian reveals why Io is home to lakes of molten lava and giant volcanic plumes that erupt

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Healing Venoms

Sunday 08th December 2013 at 09h55 - Arte

Selected at Pariscience 2013

Since we have discovered the complexity of the toxins, and their action on the body, in particular on pain transmission, numerous international laboratories have set on a quest for a promising medicine, which could revolutionise pain treatments, but also treatments of illnesses such as Alzheimer and Parkinson.

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Darwin's lost paradise

Saturday 07th December 2013 at 15h25 - Planète +

Selected at Pariscience 2009

Charles Darwin is one of mankind's greatest thinkers. His extensive scientific research, which culminated in the publication of the theory of evolution in 1859, shook man's age old belief in being the chosen ones, the fruit of "divine creation" and proved that man had developed through a long evolutionary process.

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