Thursday, November 26, 2015

Breakthrough's Energy on the Edge, a Preview Screening host by National Geographic Channel and Petrosains

Did all of you know that natural sources exist all around us ? For your information, it could come in the shape of a tornado or even an ancient lava rock. To know more of it, National Geographic Channel (NGC) partner with GE present the new series Breakthrough, produced by Imagine Entertainment and Asylum Entertainment, a team of scientist and their work in finding and harnessing renewable and sustainable energy take centre-stage inthe Energy on The Edge episode directed by Academy Award-winning writer/director, Akiva Goldsman.

The series will be air at National Geographic Channel (Astro Channel 553) and National Geographic Channel (Astro Channel 573) will premiere the Energy On the Edge episode on 5 December at 10.00 pm and as a special treat, a preview screening event held in collaboration with Petrosains at Petrosains at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. Me and my Little Angels were invited to join the preview.

We able to see the innovations and advancements from solar-powered parking lots and sidewalks by husband-and-wife, Scott and Julie Brusaw to how Delaware's Dogfish Brewery shows how even the most unlikeliest of elements such as garbage, manure, whiskey, beer and dairy waste can be used to create biofuel with the technology developed by them.

Also featured how Engineer, Louis Michaud harnesses energy from tornadoes with the Atmospheric Vortex Engine while the Iceland Deep Drilling Project manager, Bjarni Palsson taking a step further with building a well that will tap directly into molten magma, which will create as much as lectricity as six steam wells. At the University of Syracuse, geologist Jeff Karson and artist Bos Wysock have begun to harness energy from volcanic materials. The duo of Karson and Wysock reheat lava rock from an ancient Wisconsin lava flow until it becomes molten. It is the only place in the world that creates its own lava for experimentation. The team will craft an experiment demonstrating the raw power of lava's heat, especially when it comes up against water and creates steam.
Petrosains staff show us why we should not smoke at the Petrol Station
Coz' petrol is a highly flammable liquid which can give off flammable vapour, even at very low temperatures
There is always a risk of fire or explosion if a source of ignition is present.
 Lesson to learn is, don't ever smoke at the Petrol station coz' it might explore and everyones' life will be at risk
Ms Penny Tan, Marketing Director of FOX International Channels (FIC), which continuously strives to offer its viewers the best in entertainment, said, "Breakthrough offers a captivating look at scientific discoveries directed by visionary Hollywood directors in ab attempt to bring science closer to the general viewer. In that regard, we are certainly proud to once again partner with Petrosains in hosting this preview screening." 
Ms Penny Tan, Marketing Director of FOX International Channels (FIC)
Ms Shamini Balan, Marketing Director of Petrosains, The Discovery Centre said, "We are truly pleased to collaborate again FOX International Channels (FIC) through its renowned National Geographic Channel Collaboration on the "Breakthrough" documentary series is the second partnership between Petrosains and FIC, after the first successful collaboration on "Dino Month" series in June 2015. We share the same goals with FIC in trying to bring science closer to the public and create an enculturation of science in the nation. For science is everywhere, it governs our lives and it helps us face the realities out there from an educated and meaningful vantage point.
Ms Shamini Balan, Marketing Director of Petrosains
As an informal learning institution then, we are committed to be united on a platform that provides viewers and visitors alike with knowledge and information that helps in the discovery, understanding and appreciation of science and its significant contribution to mankind."

The Academy Award-winning writer/director, Akiva Goldsman, shared how he beloeves that a resilient approach in attempts to change the world is key, "I can't tell you whether any single innovation that is sort of showcased is the next step on to the new frontier. I think that what is important is that everybody continues trying to find the next step so that the shows are really about the ability of individuals trying to change the world."
A Birthday boy trying to blow off the candles 
But it'll light up again coz of the material added to the wick that is capable of being ignited by the relatively low temperature of the hot wick ember. 
When is is blogwn out, the wick ember ignites this material, which burns hot enough to ignite the paraffin vapor of the candle. The flame you see in a candle is bruning paraffin vapor
Petrosains staff had to used water to put off the fire instead
He concluded, "Ten years ago I think we would have all looked at each other and said nuclear fission is clearly going to be a solution and yet we still can't quite do it. I would say that if we don't continue to try, there will be no solution."
Petrosains staff showing some experiment on how the gas used can affect the colour of the fire
The general public wanting to uncover some of the fundamental concepts behind the discoveries featured in Breakthrough could step into Hot Science area, Petrosains, Level 4, Suria KLCC and engage in Breakthrough-themed activities until 13 December 2015.
Daddy and my Little Angels bonding moment at Petrosains as they uncover the process of collecting the sands through the latest tehnology 
Remember to catch Energy on the Edge by Akiva Goldsman on next Sat, 5 December 2015 on National Geographic Channle and National Geographic Channel HD (ASTRO Channel 553 and 573) at 10.00 pm and the Breakthrough finale episode : Water Apocalypse directed by Angela Bassett a week later..

Presented by National Geographic and GE, brands long dedicated to innovation science and exploration, the series will air on National Geographic Channels in 440 million homes in 171 countries and in 45 languages. Additional executive producers include Michael Rosenberg from Imagine Entertainment, Ryann Laukner from Asylum Emtertainment, Beth Comstock and Linda Boff, both from GE.


It was indeed a great documentary as we can see that GE and National Geographic Channel are united in their commitment to inspire the more curious minds the world over with the new series BREAKTHROUGH. So, if you want to know more on the science documentary and how tornado exist or can be created, then don't miss this out. Me and my Little Angles had the fun time at Petrosains to explore the BREAKTHROUGH. Remember to watch BREAKTHROUGH and visit Petrosains during school holiday for your little ones to learned more about science that will help out in their growing-up period.



54 comments:

  1. I love experiments ! I'll keep this in mind :)

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  2. it has been ages since i last went to petrosains! looks like they have lots of new interesting stuff for the young ones :D

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  3. good place . holiday i all around. but now he go for 3 week holiday cn class. .i shall bring my kid there later.

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    1. WFC, hope your kids will enjoy while learning too :)

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  4. hmm...trying to recall my last visit to petrosains :) but I clearly remembered I enjoyed all my trips there :) cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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    1. Sienny, you should pay a visit there again :)

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  5. I used to work as a volunteer at petrosains. it is a great place for families to spend time together.

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    1. Fadzi, me and my little Angels enjoyed our outing there :)

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  6. I've never been into petronas science centre, always wondered how it looked like inside. Must be so fun for you kids, I know I learned alot from those kind of trips my parents used to bring us to.

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    1. Cheryn, you should pay a visit as not only children like it, adults too as we never too late to learn anything in our life.

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  7. I brought my kids there 2 weeks ago. We spent the whole day there and ticket price was quite reasonable.

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  8. Wow this is a very informative event! I can't wait to bring my son over there when he's of an appropriate age hehe... Now i enjoy his baby talks first lolx

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    1. Sebrinah, bring your son over when he know how to walk as there got a small playground for them to explore.

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  9. Awesome event/ programme to remind people importance of science

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    1. Miera, true as science is very important in our life.

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  10. nice and educational experience. love how thoughtful they are. ;)

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    1. Geng Qian, true as my Little Angels learned more from here.

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  11. Natiional Geographic channel memang rancangan wajib tonton dekat rumah ni. Banyak info dan mudah nak difahami. Hehehe. Mesti anak u suka pergi event ni. Enjoy!

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    1. Ruby, wajib untuk kita tahu macam mana sesuatu terjadi.

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  12. I have never been to petronas science centre~ science is so amazing and i like to do experience because it is fun!

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    1. Xin, you should pay a visit there as it is for children and adults too.

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  14. lama nya i xpergi sini. good place to bring kids to learned more about science

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    1. Ayue, go and visit Petrosains again and you'll amaze with the changes now.

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  15. Oh wow! I love science! Now i understand how that candle works! Great post. I can't wait to visit Petroscience again

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    1. Miriam, thanks for your support. Hope u enjoy your time there.

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  16. Look so exciting with the experiment... hahah.. Thanks for sharing. I never visit Petroscience.

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  17. I love family events like these. It's an awesome time for families to bond.

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  18. lama sudah x ke petrosains.. sgt bagus bawa anak2 kesana utk mengetahui info2 tentang teknologi sains..

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  19. looks like an exciting event while getting knowledge. Wish I was there but I got exams and had to study. Petrosains always leave me with a smile on my face :D

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  20. I never visit Petrosains before, look like the activity is fun and I love to doing the experiment when I having science class, hahaha

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    1. Cecilia, then you need to pay a visit already :)

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  21. Petrosains is a good education platform to children. If they love science, they will enjoy visiting Petrosains.

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    1. Betty, agreed coz' my Little Angels love to explore.

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  22. the kids must have learned so much, looks like a fun time

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    1. Leona, they enjoyed playing there together :)

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  23. The demonstration is so nice. It must be tiring for the birthday boy to blow out the candle. I wonder what happened to the cake after the water take place in order to blow out the candle entirely.

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    1. Aein, the boy blew 3 times and give up. This cake is fake one. Guess for the real cake, they need to cover it so that oxygen will not get in as fire need oxygen.

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  24. Didn't know about this Breakthrough series until I read your post, will check it out at National Geographic Channel :)

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  25. wow nice event, but its bad timing for me so no go.
    Glad you go so I can read here :D

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  26. Miss it when I been there during primary school time. Times passed very fast!

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    1. Shini, you should go to visit Petrosains again as I'm sure it'll bring a lot of childhood memories back to you.

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  27. omg you are literally everywhere jane! where do you get the strength.

    good sharing too.

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  28. Thanks for letting me know of this. A subject that I am really interested in - energy of the future. Thanks ye

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