Saturday, June 18, 2016

Genius of Britain - Out of the Darkness

Today on Far Future Horizons we will present the fourth episode of the acclaimed documentary series “The Genius of Britain”.

This instalment titled “Out of the Darkness” tells the story of the scientists and engineers who helped us come out of the darkness of war. These names are Frank Whittle who invented the jet engine, Robert Watson-Watt, the inventor of radar, Paul Dirac who formulated Dirac equation and Alexander Fleming who saved the lives during the war using penicillin.

Britain may indeed be only a small island, but it is an island of colossal intellects. Its great scientists, engineers and inventors have literally created the modern world: from the invention of the steam engine, computers and the world-wide web to the discovery of the theory of evolution and the atom.

In this five-part series some of Britain's leading scientific figures - Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, David Attenborough, Robert Winston, Paul Nurse, Jim Al-Khalili, Kathy Sykes and Olivia Judson - tell the stories of the people behind these innovations.

From Isaac Newton to Frank Whittle, James Watt to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Joseph Banks to Rosalind Franklin, these are the people who - through blood, sweat and tears - overcame all obstacles in the search for answers.

The Genius of Britain and its companion book are both available from Amazon. 

Genius of Britain - Out of the Darkness

Genius of Britain 4 out of the darkness by Channel1859
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