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Undetectable to the human eye except when accentuated by phenomena such as solar flares and aurora borealis, magnetic fields are nonetheless ubiquitous on the Sun and most of the planets in our solar system, including Earth. Using very low frequency (VLF) audio recordings of crackling electron activity, animated renderings of magnetic fields in motion at NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratories at the University of California, Berkeley, and narrated by magnetic field experts, Magnetic Movie brings a hidden, perpetually kinetic world to life.
Directors: Joe Gerhardt, Ruth Jarman
Building ‘bigger and better’ has pushed cosmology forward. Can it take it any further?
Watch the elegant flow of a sheep herd, seen from the sky above Israel
How would a piano sound on Mars? Embark on an interplanetary sonic journey
Design and fashion
Gear up for a stylish celebration of vintage motorcycle design
An ode to the humble rotifer – one of nature’s simplest and strangest creatures
Check in to the Hilbert Hotel, and learn why some infinities are bigger than others
Cognition and intelligence
How a ‘periodic table’ of animal intelligence could help to root out human bias
The city as an emergent life form, with architecture as the skeleton and roads as veins
How sky-high dreams launched one man’s audacious life in homemade rocketry