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The Prestige – Opening Scene

The Prestige

Every major trick or act consists of three parts.

  • The first part is called the pledge.
  • The second act is called the turn.
  • Every act has a third part, the part we call the prestige.

Story

Award-winning actors Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson star in THE PRESTIGE, the twisting, turning story that, like all great magic tricks, stays with you. Two young, passionate magicians, Robert Angier (Jackman), a charismatic showman, and Alfred Borden (Bale), a gifted illusionist, are friends and partners until one fateful night when their biggest trick goes terribly wrong. Now the bitterest of enemies, they will stop at nothing to learn each other’s secrets. As their rivalry escalates into a total obsession full of deceit and sabotage, they risk everything to become the greatest magician of all time. But nothing is as it seems, so watch closely.

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Three Little Words – Trailer (1950)

Three Little Words

GOLDEN GLOBE® winner

Three Little Words

Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen and Red Skelton star in this musical biography based on the lives and career of one of the United States’ greatest songwriting teams–Three Little Words. The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby is told loosely and lightheartedly.

1 h 42 min 1950

Rated 13+

Comedy·Drama·Cheerful·Playful

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Thermodynamics – Explaining the Triple Point

Triple Point

The triple point of a substance is the temperature and pressure at which the three phases (gas, liquid, and solid) of that substance coexist in thermodynamic equilibrium. As a result, at the triple point of water, the entropy is constant. Therefore, the entropy is constant at the triple point of water. The triple point of water is used to define the Kelvin(K), the base unit of thermodynamic temperature in the International System of Units (SI).  

The third law of thermodynamics states that the entropy of a system approaches a constant value as the temperature approaches absolute zero. The entropy of a system at absolute zero is typically zero, and in all cases is determined only by the number of different ground states it has.

The single combination of pressure and temperature at which liquid water, solid ice, and water vapor can coexist in a stable equilibrium occurs at exactly 273.1600 K (0.0100 °C; 32.0180 °F) and a partial vapor pressure of 611.657 pascals (6.11657 mbar; 0.00603659 atm).

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