Tonight's debut episode examines bridges - the danger involved in building them, how they work and why they don't collapse into
the drink (or, on a couple of occasions, why they did: famous footage of the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows is included).
Recent theoretical work suggests that a sufficiently large number of lithium atoms congregated in a state of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate can likewise collapse into
a denser state, then explode.
Bruno Bettelheim, himself a prisoner at Dachau, observed these figures in his 1960 Informed Heart and recorded in detail their psychic collapse into
what came to be called Musselmanner (because their passivity fit the European image of "fanatical" Muslims).
The notion of stellar winds associated with newborn stars -- whatever their origin -- provides a plausible, though controversial, explanation for why all the mass of a molecular cloud doesn't collapse into
Normally, the faint light emitted by clouds just starting to collapse into
galaxies would be lost in the background light of the night sky.