Explosions How We Shook the World / [electronic resource (video)] :

by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Open University..
Type: Visual Material
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2010 .Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file .General Note: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 01, 2011 ; Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware .Summary: From ancient Chinese firecrackers to medieval alchemy to the anxieties of the nuclear age, this program looks at a variety of explosive materials and shows how we have learned to harness their power. British engineer Jem Stansfield demonstrates the inner workings and fiery effects of several different chemical concoctions. He goes underground to show how gunpowder was used in the mines of Cornwall, recreates the first test of gun-cotton for use in quarrying, visits a modern high explosives factory with a noble history, and even splits an atom with the help of improvised equipment. Ground-breaking high speed photography makes for some startling revelations that are sure to spark further study .Other Title: How We Shook the World .Related Subjects: Chemical elements | Chemical reactions | Chemistry -- Experiments | Chemistry, Physical and theoretical | Heat | Inorganic compounds | Organic compounds | Quantum theory | Thermodynamics | Educational films | Internet videos | Video recording Online Resources: Contents: Bamboo Explosions (2:55) -- Medieval Man-Made Explosives (1:42) -- Chinese Explosives (5:26) -- Chinese Gunpowder (3:56) -- Explosive Weapons - 12th Century Onwards (4:18) -- Coal Mining and Gunpowder (4:23) -- Explosive Power of Guncotton (2:44) -- Nitroglycerin (5:07) -- Albert Nobel's Dynamite (9:14) -- Shaped Charges (8:59) -- Radioactivity (8:21) -- Credits: Explosions: 'How We Shook the World' (0:24)
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Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 01, 2011.

Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.

Bamboo Explosions (2:55) -- Medieval Man-Made Explosives (1:42) -- Chinese Explosives (5:26) -- Chinese Gunpowder (3:56) -- Explosive Weapons - 12th Century Onwards (4:18) -- Coal Mining and Gunpowder (4:23) -- Explosive Power of Guncotton (2:44) -- Nitroglycerin (5:07) -- Albert Nobel's Dynamite (9:14) -- Shaped Charges (8:59) -- Radioactivity (8:21) -- Credits: Explosions: 'How We Shook the World' (0:24)

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From ancient Chinese firecrackers to medieval alchemy to the anxieties of the nuclear age, this program looks at a variety of explosive materials and shows how we have learned to harness their power. British engineer Jem Stansfield demonstrates the inner workings and fiery effects of several different chemical concoctions. He goes underground to show how gunpowder was used in the mines of Cornwall, recreates the first test of gun-cotton for use in quarrying, visits a modern high explosives factory with a noble history, and even splits an atom with the help of improvised equipment. Ground-breaking high speed photography makes for some startling revelations that are sure to spark further study.

6 & up.

Mode of access: Internet.

System requirements: FOD playback platform.

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