Doctor's Note

January 7, 2022

Powers of Ten Updated

Powers of Ten Updated opening title

The BBC and Open University have created an updated version of the famous Eames’ Powers of Ten film from which my podcast gets its name. It’s narrated by Professor Brian Cox, who isn’t my favourite voice, but they have updated it with new knowledge from the past 40 years. Actually, it’s only half an update, since it deals with the space and universe part, not the microscopic part that is the second half of the original film. How could I resist posting it here?

Take a look on YouTube or in the embed below:

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