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Absolute zero [electronic resource].

Dugan, David. (Producer, Director). Shachtman, Tom, 1942- (Screenwriter). Ross, Neil, 1944- (Narrator). Shachtman, Tom, 1942- Absolute zero and the conquest of cold. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 112 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States]: PBS , 2008.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Neil Ross.
Summary, etc.:
Absolute Zero presents the epic story of humanity's struggle to master extreme cold. This NOVA special recreates groundbreaking discoveries across four centuries that expanded our knowledge of low temperatures and led ultimately to today's cutting edge "cold technologies." The gripping story of the race between two leading chemists to liquefy helium and nitrogen opened the door to the modern era of refrigeration and modern air conditioning.
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Low temperature research.
Low temperatures.
Cold.

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