A chronicle of key moments in the development of science takes a look at how historic political upheavals, combined with iconic inventions and discoveries, led to advances that transformed people's lives.
Michael Mosley demonstrates how society is built around the search to discover what makes up the material world. The quest to answer that question has driven scientists to such discoveries as the existence of elements and atoms.
Michael Mosley looks at how power has been harnessed throughout history. Originally the domain of practical men looking to make money, inventions and ideas for power created fortunes and changed the course of history.