Absolute Zero -The Race For Absolute Zero

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Presenter Simon Schaffer Category Science Year 2007 Watch time 00:59:08

The first in a two part series about the quest for absolute zero presented by Simon Schaffer and first aired back in 2007. This documentary focuses on how laboratories across Europe in, Britain, France, Poland and Holland achieved the ultimate cold which is only a few billionths of a degree away from true absolute zero, something so cold that the normal laws of physics simply do not exist.

 

Many people look at creating heat as the only important way to manipulate matter but cooling it down to the lowest possible temperatures reveals strange behavior such as electricity flowing with no resistance and the speed of light being reduced to 38 miles per hour. The quest for absolute zero may open the door to some fantastic technology in the future.

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