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  • Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

    Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Lee Smolin
    Duration: 11:00:00

    From Lee Smolin, author of the controversial bestseller The Trouble with Physics, comes a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos. What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals ... [ more ]

  • Why Time Flies :A Mostly Scientific Investigation

    Why Time Flies :A Mostly Scientific Investigation

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Alan Burdick
    Duration: 09:26:55

    Erudite and informative, a joy with many small treasures. -Science Time is the most commonly used noun in the English language; it's always on our minds and it advances through every living moment. But what is time, exactly? Do children experience it the same way adults do? Why does it seem to ... [ more ]

  • Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science

    Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Natalie Angier
    Duration: 13:23:00

    Buckle up for a joy ride through physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy with this ebullient guide to science by a Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author. ... [ more ]

  • Theories of the Universe

    Theories of the Universe

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics,Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Stephen Hawking, Various Authors
    Duration: 02:51:00

    Along with eminent colleagues, Hawking extends theoretical frontiers by speculating on the big questions of modern cosmology. Includes: “Conceptual Revolution” by Paul Thagard “Cosmic Understanding” by Milton K. Munitz “Gravitation and Inertia” by Ignazio Ciufolini and John Archibald Whee ... [ more ]

  • Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

    Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

    Genre: History,Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics,Life Science & Environment,Social Science
    Author: Captain Edward J. Ruppelt
    Duration: 16:05:00

    The report has been difficult to write because it involves something that doesn't officially exist. It is well known that ever since the first flying saucer was reported in June 1947 the Air Force has officially said that there is no proof that such a thing as an interplanetary spaceship exists. But ... [ more ]

  • Universe In A Nutshell

    Universe In A Nutshell

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Stephen Hawking
    Duration: 03:27:57

    Essential listening for all those who want to understandthe universe in which we liveStephen Hawking is one of the most influential thinkers of our time, an intellectual icon, known not only for the adventurousness of his ideas but also for the clarity with which he expresses them. Seeking to uncove ... [ more ]

  • Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

    Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Janna Levin
    Duration: 07:30:00

    The authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves by an eminent theoretical astrophysicist and award-winning writer. From the author of How the Universe Got Its Spots and A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, the epic story of the scientific campaign to record the sou ... [ more ]

  • Planets

    Planets

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Dava Sobel
    Duration: 05:32:27

    THE PLANETS is Dava Sobel's sweeping look at our heavenly galaxy. In the spirit of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Sobel once again brings science and history deftly to life as she explores the origins of the planets and reveals the exotic environments that exist in each of these fascinating alien ... [ more ]

  • Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos

    Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Caleb Scharf
    Duration: 07:58:00

    We've long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe as we know it comes to an end. Often billions of times more massive than the Sun, they lurk in the inner sanctum of almost every galaxy of stars in the universe. They're mysterious chasms so destructive and unforgiving that not ... [ more ]

  • About Time: Cosmology, Time and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

    About Time: Cosmology, Time and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Adam Frank
    Duration: 13:35:00

    The Big Bang is all but dead, and we do not yet know what will replace it. Our universe's beginning is at an end. What does this have to do with us here on Earth? Our lives are about to be dramatically shaken again—as altered as they were with the invention of the clock, the steam engine, the railro ... [ more ]

  • Mars Direct: Space Exploration, the Red Planet, and the Human Future

    Mars Direct: Space Exploration, the Red Planet, and the Human Future

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics,Life Science & Environment
    Author: Robert Zubrin
    Duration: 01:28:00

    The human race is at a crossroads. In the coming years, we will make decisions regarding our human spaceflight program that will lead to one of two familiar futures: the open universe of Star Trek, where we allow ourselves the opportunity to spread our wings and attempt to flourish as an interplanet ... [ more ]

  • Zoom: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees: How Everything Moves

    Zoom: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees: How Everything Moves

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics,Life Science & Environment
    Author: Bob Berman
    Duration: 09:44:00

    From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move. If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince yourself that nothing is moving. But air currents are still wafting around you. Blood rushes th ... [ more ]

  • Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

    Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics,History & Philosophy
    Author: Brian Greene
    Duration: 22:49:00

    From Brian Greene, one of the world's leading physicists, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way.Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a ... [ more ]

  • Parallel Worlds

    Parallel Worlds

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Michio Kaku
    Duration: 14:52:34

    Is our universe dying? Could there be other universes? In Parallel Worlds, world-renowned physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku an author who has a knack for bringing the most ethereal ideas down to earth (Wall Street Journal) takes readers on a fascinating tour of cosmology, M-theory, and ... [ more ]

  • Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

    Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Max Tegmark
    Duration: 15:25:00

    Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. I ... [ more ]

  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

    How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Mike Brown
    Duration: 07:50:00

    The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of its resulting in one more planet being ... [ more ]

  • Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957---The Space Race Begins

    Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957---The Space Race Begins

    Genre: History,North American,Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Michael D'Antonio
    Duration: 10:53:00

    Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael D'Antonio captures the wackiness of the first year of the space race as the Americans scrambled desperately to match the Soviets and President Eisenhower intervened to guarantee that the space program would not be run by the military. ... [ more ]

  • King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements

    King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics,Math & Technology
    Author: David Berlinski
    Duration: 03:56:00

    Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. And for over two thousand years, geometry has been equated with Euclid's Elements, arguably the most influential book in the history of mathematics. In The King of Infinit ... [ more ]

  • Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces

    Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Frank Wilcze
    Duration: 06:12:00

    Our understanding of nature's deepest reality has changed radically, but almost without our noticing, over the past twenty-five years. Transcending the clash of older ideas about matter and space, acclaimed physicist Frank Wilczek explains a remarkable new discovery: matter is built from almost weig ... [ more ]

  • What If?

    What If?

    Genre: Science & Technology,Astronomy & Physics
    Author: Randall Munroe
    Duration: 06:37:46

    From the creator of the wildly popular xkcd, What If? gives hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions. How fast can you hit a speed ... [ more ]