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Atom: The Illusion Of Reality

49 minutes 25 seconds

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Explores how studying the atom forced us to rethink the nature of reality itself, encounters ideas that seem like they're from science fiction but in fact are a central part of modern science, and discovers there might be parallel universes in which different versions of us exist and finds out that empty space isn't empty at all, but seething with activity. The world we think we know, the solid, reassuring world of our senses, turns out to be a tiny sliver of an infinitely weirder and more wonderful universe than we had ever conceived of in our wildest fantasies.

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Runtime: 49 minutes 25 seconds

Close up of bones in a human body with a bright point of light at one of the joints. Caption: So they were named "x-rays."
Atom
Season 0 / Ep 1
50 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Dark background with a small central ball of light surrounded by four irregularly placed orbiting streaks of light. Caption: And Rutherford now also knew that the atom had structure,
Atom
Season 0 / Ep 2
50 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Out of focus image of a spherical object surrounded in glowing light. Caption: Then, as scientists explored the nucleus,
Atom
Season 0 / Ep 3
49 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12