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Il était une fois - Les découvreurs
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Il était une fois - Les découvreurs (Once Upon a Time - The Discoverers) focuses on two famous scientists—the astronomer Galileo Galilei and the engineer George Stephenson, who invented the steam locomotive.

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Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 9. Galilée - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The Maestro explains how the revolutionary ideas of the early discoverers, which we now take for granted, were not always well received. Before Galileo, for example, everyone believed that the sun and all the other planets revolved around the earth!

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 9. Galilée - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In this video, a young Galileo gets one of his first revolutionary ideas on how to measure time. Pretty impressive for a fourteen-year-old, huh?

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 9. Galilée - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Episode nine of this series focuses on Galileo, a prolific inventor and scientist. He discovered the principle of the simple pendulum motion, very useful in the measure of time and later in the making of clocks.

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 9. Galilée - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In part four of this episode on "The Discoverers," Galileo, now a reputable scholar at the University of Padua, proceeds to make a telescope out of lenses with the help of his instrument maker, Marc'Antonio. In this cartoon, an attempt is made to explain Galileo's discoveries.

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 9. Galilée - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In part five of this episode on "The Discoverers," Galileo is warned. His belief that the Earth revolves around the sun is sacrilegious. Giordano Bruno, who claimed this fact, was burned as a heretic by the Inquisition Tribunal.

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 9. Galilée - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Galileo is about to throw caution to the wind and reveal his startling discoveries about planet Earth.

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 9. Galilée - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Galileo is under close scrutiny because of his Copernican views. Unfazed, he carries on his research and his teachings. Will the Inquisition bring his demise or will his powerful friends, Pope Urban VIII among them, protect him?

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 9. Galilée - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Galileo faces an uncertain future. Behind the scenes are political and religious intrigues and enemies plotting his downfall. The Pope, until now sympathetic to Galileo, has a change of heart. Under pressure from all sides and insulted by his latest works, The Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, portraying the Church's view through the character Simplicio (Simpleton), the pope finally sends Galileo to the Inquisition Tribunal.

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 9. Galilée - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Galileo is in prison. He tries one more time to prove his theories to his inquisitor. But he finally recants during the trial saying the famous sentence: "and yet... it turns"

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 13. Stephenson - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the series "Once Upon a Time... the Discoverers," the Maestro lets off some steam. Some two thousand years ago, Heron invented the steam machine in Alexandria, but it took two millenia to perfect the invention and put it to practical use.

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 13. Stephenson - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In part two of this series, "Once upon a Time... the Discoverers," Maestro talks about Cugnot, the inventor of the steam traction engine.

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 13. Stephenson - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Years of research and trial and error culminated in the invention of the first locomotive on rails. Not bad for a father-and-son experiment. That's what Murdoch and his son George achieved in 1797.

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 13. Stephenson - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

George Stephenson tries out his invention, a steam locomotive. He allows his son, Robert, to ride on it as long as he stays on the edge of the carriage and gets ready to jump off if the rails buckle under the weight of the locomotive... which they do. Luckily his son followed his instructions!

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 13. Stephenson - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

The future of the railroad depends on whether George Stephenson's locomotive, 38 cars long, will run or not. The local townspeople debate whether it will go full speed ahead or not budge at all due to its size.

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 13. Stephenson - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

This next part of the Il était une fois series on George Stephenson deals with the Rainhill Trials, a competition that determined what kind of trains (steam engines or locomotives) would be used on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.

Il était une fois - Les découvreurs - 13. Stephenson - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

This last part of the Il était une fois episode on George Stephenson deals with the Rainhill Trials, a competition that determined what kind of trains (steam engines or locomotives) would be used on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Stephenson proves to be the best competitor.

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