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PBS Digital Studios: SHANKS FZ: CREATING THE COSMOS in 8K

Watch SHANKS FZ create the cosmos with the Canon 5DS to achieve 8K resolution! The Canon 5DS has a 50.6 megapixel which is equivalent to an 8688 X 5792 aspect ratio. Believe it or not I actually had to scale down to 89% to fit the 8K aspect ratio of 7680 X 4320. They shot …

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PBS: Space Time | The Speed of Light is NOT About Light

The speed of light is often cited as the fastest anything can travel in our universe. While this might be true, the speed of light is the EFFECT and not the CAUSE of this phenomenon. So what’s the cause? On this week’s episode of Space Time, Matt helps explain what the speed of light REALLY …

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PBS: Space Time | How to Signal Aliens

PBS has a youtube channel called Space Time, and here we are presented with a variety of space themed short talks. In this episode; everyone has their own opinion as to whether or not aliens exist. But let’s assume they do for a second and we wanted to let them know we’re here!!!! How should …

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PBS It’s Okay To Be Smart: Why Does February Only Have 28 Days?

Why does February only get 28 days when all the other months get 30 or 31? The answer is part superstition, part politics, and parts astronomy. (Basically, it’s the Romans’ fault) Special thanks to Dr. Jen Ebbeler from the University of Texas Classics department for walking me through the history of the Roman calendar.  

PBS: Leave it to Beavers | How Beavers Build Dams

Leave it to Beavers” on NATURE tells the story of beavers in North America — their history, their near extinction, and their current comeback as modern day eco-heroes.  

PBS: Martin Luther – Reluctant Revolutionary

Learn how one man reluctantly took on the most powerful institution of his day and won. Martin Luther is credited with expounding a new vision of man’s relationship with authority. Luther was a German monk, a Catholic priest, professor of theology and a seminal figure of the christian reform movement during the 16th century, subsequently …

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The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance

From a small Italian community in 15th century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power. They would also ignite the most important cultural and artisitc revolution in Western history- the European Renaissance. But the forces …

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PBS: China Bridge

Travel to 12th-century China as engineers, scientists and scholars help reveal the intricate mysteries behind the revolutionary strength and elegance of the Rainbow Bridge. Part of the series “Secrets of Lost Empires”. A special five-part NOVA series originally aired in February of 2000. In the series, NOVA crews attempt to ferret out long-forgotten secrets of …

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PBS: Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire – The Return of the Barbarians

Memoirs of a Secret Empire: Episode 3 of 3. The Return of the Barbarians Isolated from the West, 18th century Edo flourishes culturally and economically, becoming one of the liveliest cities in the world. But foreign forces are coming. Empires is a series of epic historical films which present the people and passions that have changed …

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PBS: Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire – The Will of the Shogun

Memoirs of a Secret Empire: Episode 2 of 3. The Will of the Shogun. The grandson of Ieyasu, Tokugawa Iemitsu, tightens control over Japan’s warlords and expels all foreigners. Empires is a series of epic historical films which present the people and passions that have changed the world. Developed jointly by PBS and Devillier Donegan …

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PBS: Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire – The Way of the Samurai

Memoirs of a Secret Empire: Episode 1 of 3. The Way of the Samurai. Tokugawa Ieyasu unifies Japan and establishes a dynasty that will rule Japan for over 250 years. Empires is a series of epic historical films which present the people and passions that have changed the world. Developed jointly by PBS and Devillier Donegan …

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PBS: Lost King of the Maya

In an ancient Mayan arena, enemies of notorious King Yax KÕuk Mo square off in a ball game that appears much like modern soccer. But in this fateful contest, winners liveÑand losers lose their heads. The Maya was a Mesoamerican civilization, the only culture known with a fully developed written language in the pre-Columbian Americas. …

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PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century – Years of Eruption

The Roman Empire in the First Century: Episode 4. Years of Eruption. Rival generals fight for control in Rome; Mount Vesuvius erupts; Emperor Trajan expands the empire. Empires is a series of epic historical films which present the people and passions that have changed the world. Developed jointly by PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises (DDE), a Washington, …

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PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century – Years of Trial

The Roman Empire in the First Century: Episode 2. Caligula grips Rome in fear; Judea’s religious and political establishment finds Jesus a threat. Empires is a series of epic historical films which present the people and passions that have changed the world. Developed jointly by PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises (DDE), a Washington, DC based global television …

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PBS: The Roman Empire in the First Century – Order from Chaos

The Roman Empire in the First Century: Episode 1. Rome rises under Caesar Augustus’ compassion and violence. Empires is a series of epic historical films which present the people and passions that have changed the world. Developed jointly by PBS and Devillier Donegan Enterprises (DDE), a Washington, DC based global television program development and distribution company.