The paranormal has fascinated believers and irritated sceptics for decades. The series uses archive video, expert interview, dramatic reconstruction and personal testimony to demystify strange phenomena and explore popular mythology in terms of current scientific understanding.Over the centuries, Indian gurus, Christian saints, psychics and others have been reputed to possess the ability to levitate. Science has now shown that levitation is possible through technological means.Could an ancient myth become reality?
Seventy years ago one of the greatest amphibious assaults in history was launched from here on the south coast of England. And within a matter of hours, 7000 vessels had landed 156,000 troops on the beaches of Normandy. It was a manoeuvre that changed the course of the war and tested innovations in science and engineering for the first time. On this programme, engineer Rob Bell looks at the nuts and bolts which made such a staggering invasion possible. From giant troop carrying gliders to tanks that could drive on water. How necessity really did become the mother of invention. Like all new inventions - not all of them worked and resulted in devastating consequences. We find out why. This is the science of D-Day.
American scientists have been working on means of controlling the weather for half a century. Now the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina, finally seems to have pushed the government into funding research. However, when they are asked to divert a real hurricane from the prosperous state of Florida. it becomes apparent that the project has a hidden agenda.