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Elements
Ep: 3 "Unleashing the Power"
In the new series Elements, Dr. Jim Al-Khalili traces how the building blocks of matter were discovered and mapped, from the alchemists who first began searching for the secret of everlasting life, to modern scientists attempting to create new elements in the lab.
Episodes
Ep 1
Mysteries of Matter
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Ep 2
The Hidden Order
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Ep 3
Unleashing the Power
Watch Until April 26, 8:00pm
Mysteries of Matter
Professor Al-Khalili retraces the footsteps of the alchemists who first began to question the notion of the elements in their search for the secret of everlasting life. (1 of 3)
The Hidden Order
Early scientists' attempt to decode the order of the elements was driven by false starts and bitter disputes. (2 of 3)
Unleashing the Power
Professor Al-Khalili reveals the breakthroughs that harnessed the elements' might and released vast power. (3 of 3)
Extras

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