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The ghost particle

Author: Kathryn Walker; David Sington; DOX Productions Ltd.; WGBH (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation.
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH, 2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : LetterboxedView all editions and formats
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The cosmos has a secret ingredient: a swarm of invisible particles that fill every cubic inch of space. Trillions of them zip through our bodies but we don't notice a thing. Nova tells the 70-year struggle of scientists to understand them.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Walker; David Sington; DOX Productions Ltd.; WGBH (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation.
ISBN: 1593755619 9781593755614
OCLC Number: 65404047
Language Note: Closed-captioned; audio description for the visually impaired.
Notes: Original program: Project Poltergeist, BBC, c2004. The ghost particle has additional material on program.
The ghost particle originally broadcast as a segment of: Nova.
Special DVD-ROM features: Teaching materials in PDF format and a link to the NOVA web site.
Credits: Editors, Louise Salkow, Justin Badger ; camera, Clive North.
Performer(s): Narrated by Kathryn Walker.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Special features: Widescreen version in a letterboxed forman --
Printable materials for educators --
Access to NOVA Web site --
Scene selection --
Language: English --
Subtitles: English --
Described video for the visually impaired.
Other Titles: Project poltergeist.
Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a Dox production for Nova/WGBH and BBC ; written and directed by David Sington.

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The cosmos has a secret ingredient: a swarm of invisible particles that fill every cubic inch of space. Trillions of them zip through our bodies but we don't notice a thing. Nova tells the 70-year struggle of scientists to understand them.

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The Ghost Particle: Neutrinos: The Secret Ingredient of the Cosmos

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This is an excellent overview of the 70-year attempt to detect and understand the neutrino, an elusive elementary particle since it has no charge and nearly no mass. This history is traced starting with the first theorization of the neutrino by Wolfgang Pauli in 1940, John Bahcall’s calculations of...
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