Eureka! Experiments that Changed the World
From Archimedes leaping from his bath shouting Eureka, to Isaac Newton's falling apples and Volta's piles that produced electricity on tap, this week we recreate some of the scientific experiments that changed the way we view the world. Join Ginny Smith and Chris Smith on a journey through two thousand years of discovery that includes bricks on ropes, a singing Solar System, a hydrogen detonation and a spectroscope...
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Archimedes' principle, and the "Eureka" moment of its
discovery is one of the most famous experiments of all time. We find out why...
We know now that the Earth goes around the Sun, not the other way around. But how was this intellectual leap made?
Gravity is all around us, but it took some forward thinking experiments to prove how vital it is to our Universe...
The discovery of Hydrogen paved the way for a better understanding of the elements that make up the Universe.
We couldn't live without electricity. Italian inventor Alessandro Volta discovered how to harness its power with his famous Voltaic Pile...
Spectroscopes have been used to discover what stars and planets are made of, as well as to find new elements here on earth.
What was growing on the hands of the Naked Scientists? And how effective is hand washing at dislodging these microbial passengers?
Do you think you have a good memory? Then take part in our version of one of the oldest recorded psychology experiments.