Atom: The Illusion Of Reality (Jim Al-Khalili) | Science Documentary | Reel Truth Science

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Atom: The Illusion Of Reality (Jim Al-Khalili) | Science Documentary | Reel Truth Science 4.5
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The final part of Professor Jim Al-Khalili's documentary series about the basic building block of our universe, the atom.

Al-Khalili explores how studying the atom forced us to rethink the nature of reality itself, encountering ideas that seem like they are from science fiction but in fact are a central part of modern science. He discovers that there might be parallel universes in which different versions of us exist and finds out that empty space is not 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 in our wildest fantasies.

The story of the discovery that everything is made from atoms, one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history, and the brilliant minds behind it.


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WARNING: Don't trust Atoms, they make up everything.

Author — Jay B

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One hydrogen atom to another: "Oh my God! I've lost my electron!" Are you sure? "Yes, I'm positive!"

Author — Brian

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I am sorry but I lost all interest in this when the background was louder than his voice.

Author — John Dearden

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A photon is checking in at a hotel.
“Do you have any bags?” Asks the receptionist.
“No, I’m travelling light.”

Author — James P

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I love Jim Al-Khalili's documentaries.

Author — T0mat0S0up

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Could you make the music and background noises louder ? I can still hear the narrator in this video .

Author — ElmwoodParkHulk

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I love how like 95% of the comments are jokes😂😂

And then the other 5% is people complaining about the music

Which I agree, but I just found this funny

Author — Juju Schrader

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Einstein finally finished his theory of space. It was about time too.

Author — Jamie Morgan

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Whoever did the sound for this vid should find another career path.

Author — frenstcht

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A neutron walks into a bar and asks for a beer. A moment later he tells the bartender "How much do I owe you?" and the bar tender says "For you? - No charge"

Author — Shedding

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In trying to study atoms and subatomic particles we are in essence atoms observing atoms

Author — phyllis brady

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4:37
... Shy, awkward, clumsy...
Me: Wait, is he talking about me?!!
and frighteningly brilliant!!...
Me: Oh I guess not then!

Author — Schatten2712

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Someone needs to re-up these w/o the insanely loud annoying music and sounds. What's that Jim? i can't hear over the screeches, music and jarring sounds in the foreground!

Author — Squilliam

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32:00 I would have loved it if at this point you had just said, "And then came QCD which is total shite." And you were doing so well.

Author — MakeMeThinkAgain

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and again the sound technician slaughtered the poor sound…

Author — Torax Malu

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what is with the banging gongs, trying to understand here

Author — Nurse Sophie

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11:52 I'm betting matter/anti-matter sex would be spectacular! .... Albeit brief.

Author — Herr Unsinn

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Jim is one of the best. Enjoy listening to you always.

Author — Dom Liu

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It's good for clarification, but the sound effects are disgusting and detract from
Information taught.

Author — Michael Isaacson

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At 42:29 - "Quantum Loop Gravity suggests that nothing really exists at all". Try telling that to your landlord when the rent is due.

Author — Martin G