two part NOVA program about the history of “the cold” and absolute zero (temperature). i especially like the second part- the existence and properties of the Bose–Einstein condensate are simply fascinating. whenever i watch programs like these it makes me wish i stayed within the field of science, instead of art, in college

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28F_oPDZHSk
segment explaining the Bose–Einstein condensate,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z6UJbwxBZI
segment on liquid helium (helium II, a superfluid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3O-5KTYq6o&playnext=1&list=PL442F47F12D99C4D2
video from the 60’s with extensive demonstrations of the properties and of the transition from liquid helium I to helium II.

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