Uranium - Twisting the Dragon's Tail DVD

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Uranium - Twisting the Dragon's Tail The story of Uranium is part science, part history, and all epic adventure. It's a journey through place and time, around the most dangerous and wondrous rock on Earth. Born violently in the collapse of a star long ago, Uranium is woven throughout the fabric of Earth. It has properties like no other rock: ... More
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Uranium - Twisting the Dragon's Tail

The story of Uranium is part science, part history, and all epic adventure. It's a journey through place and time, around the most dangerous and wondrous rock on Earth.

Born violently in the collapse of a star long ago, Uranium is woven throughout the fabric of Earth. It has properties like no other rock: the element spits energy which can transform DNA, shaping the very nature of what it means to be human. Once considered worthless, this rock has become the most desirable, most expensive, and most feared substances in the world. And on a warming planet with limited fossil fuel, uranium may transform once again - into our savior.

Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tale is an action-packed journey to explore the most dangerous, wondrous, and controversial rock on Earth. Join physicist Dr. Derek Muller, creator of YouTube channel Veritasium, as he travels to Russia, Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia to explore the vast world of this fascinating element. .

Producer: Sonya Pemberton
Production Company: Genepool Productions; Special Broadcasting Service Corporation (SBS TV)
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Wain Fimeri
Host: Dr. Derek Muller
Talent: Derek Muller
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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JERRY
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5.0 star rating
03/21/22
Uranium-Twisting the Dragnons Tail.
Review by JERRY on 03/21/22 review stating Uranium-Twisting the Dragnons Tail.
Great.
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Jane
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
02/15/22
An educational video
Review by Jane on 02/15/22 review stating An educational video
I am an HP tech, I really enjoyed this video.
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No S.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Extremely well put together for scientific dummies
Review by No S. on 07/17/20 review stating Extremely well put together for scientific dummies
I am captivated by this DVDs informational beauty of Uranium. Dr, Derek Mueller made the very complexity of uranium clearly understood by a novice to say the less, and captured my interest at once. My science teacher could never incited my delight to know more about Uranium. The history, the 18 phases or states of uranium. Its molecular consistency and unstable characteristics. All information was mind-blowing. Thank you Dr. Mueller for whetting my interest in an area I know nothing about but was thrilled by your presentation of a very far reaching subject to my mind.I am purchasing this DVD for the contents and ease of understanding the scientific wonders of uranium.
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Rep E.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fascinating Program
Review by Rep E. on 07/17/20 review stating Fascinating Program
The creator/narrator follows the story of how uranium went from being a side show curiosity to medical marvel to potential destroyer of the world. He looks at the history of nuclear power and asks the what if... questions. Ill watch this again and again.
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Lucky I.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
What clarity!
Review by Lucky I. on 07/17/20 review stating What clarity!
This is a remarkably clear explanation of uranium and its unique properties, highly entertaining while teaching. Recommended for anyone who would like to have a better basic understanding of the source of nuclear power.
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Marie
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Uranium
Review by Marie on 07/17/20 review stating Uranium
Excellent! Deserves 5+ stars! It is the story that has to be watched. Very informative and the scientific facts are explained the way it is easy to understand.
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Dab
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Thorium not Uranium and the LFTR are the Future
Review by Dab on 07/17/20 review stating Thorium not Uranium and the LFTR are the Future
While the world supply of Uranium is limited to another 50 or so years, Thorium is 100 times as abundant. Transmuting Thorium to Uranium 232 creates an almost unlimited (Breeder) energy source. It is virtually impossible to make a bomb out of any stolen U233/U234 The LFTR - Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor is smaller, cheaper, can be decentralized and requires no complex pressurized plumbing. It operates at normal pressures and can bleed off the Xenon 135 that poisons a Uranium reactor stopping the reaction after 2 or 3 years and forcing a new refueling. Read SUPER FUEL Thorium, the Green energy Source for the Future by Richard Martin.
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Grami
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent educational information!
Review by Grami on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent educational information!
Enjoyed it on PBS channel and decided to buy it for my grandchildren.
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Maria D.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Review by Maria D. on 07/17/20 review stating WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great intro documentary for my students learning about radioactivity!!! Love this film!!!
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Child S.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Why no mention of the SODIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT
Review by Child S. on 07/17/20 review stating Why no mention of the SODIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT
I thought this was extremely well written and produced. Part 2 discussed the nuclear waste problem, todays reactors use 5% of fuel leaving 95% dangerous waste. So there was talk of a new, intrinsically save fluoride reactor near 100% efficient. That REMINDED ME this documentary was so complete, but never mentioned the Santa Susana SODIUM REACTOR EXPERIMENT. The meltdown in 1959, just 30 miles north of LA, was classified for 20 years. Why?
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Bowzer
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
rranium - Twisting the Dragons Dail DVD by PBS
Review by Bowzer on 07/17/20 review stating rranium - Twisting the Dragons Dail DVD by PBS
This was an Awesome very Educational film the Darator was fantastic along with the filming~ Many Schools should be able to get these kinds of documentaries to teach our young Students the billions of years of Damages of Nuclear wastes, the danger it presents our world. Please broadcast many more of these programs.
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Bob E.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Unbelievable, enjoyable story on the Uranium 235 isotope
Review by Bob E. on 07/17/20 review stating Unbelievable, enjoyable story on the Uranium 235 isotope
Dr. Muller does a fine job of making this unbelievable story believable and entertaining.
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Mick
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Incredible
Review by Mick on 07/17/20 review stating Incredible
One of the best shows Ive ever seen.This inspired me to purchase my first PBS DVD
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Eelwatcher
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great presentation for students and adults!
Review by Eelwatcher on 07/17/20 review stating Great presentation for students and adults!
I bribed my 8 year old grandson to watch it by telling him Id give him extra game time if hed just watch 30 minutes. He watched the whole thing and loved it. I learned a lot, also.
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Aussie D.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Best Discussion of Uranium Ever
Review by Aussie D. on 07/17/20 review stating Best Discussion of Uranium Ever
A comprehensive look at this most dangerous of elements from a scientific, historical and political perspective. An objective analysis by a physicist whose final rejection of the nuclear power option is utterly persuasive. The section on uranium in Kakadu National Park highlighting the cultural values of the Aboriginal owners of Kakadu and the relationship of uranium to the Dreamtime is especially insightful. An excellent documentary. It should be in both school and home video libraries.
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Mart
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Good!
Review by Mart on 07/17/20 review stating Good!
The history and the search for Uranium are excellent.
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Pinayman
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent!
Review by Pinayman on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent!
This DVD provides excellent information about a very important element to anyone regardless of education or background. Easy to understand.
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A C.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Well done!!
Review by A C. on 07/17/20 review stating Well done!!
Fascinating story and history lesson.
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Lopaka
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Outstanding and extremely educational!
Review by Lopaka on 07/17/20 review stating Outstanding and extremely educational!
I thought this program was outstanding and very educational. I plan to purchase copies for my grandchildren.
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Heft
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Uranium Twisting the Dragons Tail.
Review by Heft on 07/17/20 review stating Uranium Twisting the Dragons Tail.
The explanation and presentation is excellent, simplifying the understanding of uraniums natural power.


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