Beyond the Rainbow

Beyond the Rainbow

Episode 3

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The colors that we see are only a fraction of what's out there. Beyond the rainbow there are colors invisible to our eyes. In this episode, Dr. Helen Czerski tells the story of scientific discovery. To see the universe in a whole new light, Helen takes to the skies in a NASA jumbo jet equipped with a 17 ton infrared telescope. We can't see in ultra violet, but many animals can. Helen explores what the world looks like to the birds and the bees. With the discovery of X-rays, we could look inside ourselves in ways that previously had only been possible after death. Today, those same X-rays allow us to examine life at the atomic level helping to develop new drugs and better materials. Ultimately by harnessing all the colors there are, researchers are beginning to image the human body as never before, revealing new ways to treat disease.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : BBC Worldwide Ltd, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (48 min., 48 sec.)) : sound, color
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Additional Contributors: BBC Worldwide Ltd
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