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  • What Will the Future Be Like?

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    S 6 : Ep 6 - 11/14/12

    Mobile phones that read your mind? Video games that can cure cancer? Wearable robots that give you the strength of Iron Man? David Pogue predicts which technologies will transform our daily lives. These advancements are already taking shape in laboratories around the world — and gadgets that once were purely science fiction are on the verge of becoming as common as the iPhones and Androids Pogue reviews every day.moreless
  • What Are Animals Thinking?

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    S 6 : Ep 5 - 11/7/12

    Have you ever wondered what's going on inside your pet's mind? In What Are Animals Thinking? find out how a beehive resembles a human brain and whether your dog is really feeling guilty when it gives you that famous "guilty look."moreless
  • Can I Eat That?

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    S 6 : Ep 4 - 10/31/12

    Uncover the complicated truth behind our sense of taste.
  • How Smart Can We Get?

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    S 6 : Ep 3 - 10/24/12

  • Can Science Stop Crime?

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    S 6 : Ep 2 - 10/17/12

  • What Makes Us Human?

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    S 6 : Ep 1 - 10/10/12

    Why do humans speak, make tools, walk upright and laugh? NOVA sends investigative reporter, David Pogue, to explore the traits of our ancestors. Pogue heads to a DNA lab to test the remains of a Neanderthal in an attempt to discover how and when man separated themselves from other animal species.moreless
  • Killer Microbe

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    7/9/08

    A benign bug becomes a highly lethal pathogen, known to U.S. soldiers as Iraqibacter.
  • What's The Next Big Thing?

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    S 5 : Ep 5 - 2/23/11

    Greet the future: social robots, a "smart" electric grid & microbes that make diesel fuel.
  • Where Did We Come From?

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    S 5 : Ep 4 - 2/16/11

    Explore the origin of our solar system and the start of life itself, how head lice figure in human evolution, and more.
  • How Smart Are Animals?

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    S 5 : Ep 3 - 2/9/11

    Dogs, dolphins, parrots and even octopuses (mere mollusks!) may be smarter than you think.
  • How Does the Brain Work?

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    S 5 : Ep 2 - 2/2/11

    Investigate the psychology of magic tricks, magnetic wands, artificial intelligence, and more.
  • Can We Make It to Mars?

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    S 5 : Ep 1 - 1/19/11

    See new space suits, foods, and rockets that may support future Mars-bound astronauts, and meet a Mars rover driver.
  • Can We Live Forever?

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    S 4 : Ep 9 - 1/1/11

  • Sleep, First Primates, Earthquakes in the Midwest, Sang-Mook Lee

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    S 4 : Ep 8 - 8/30/09

    Season 4: Episode 8
  • NOVA scienceNOW - August 25, 2009

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    S 4 : Ep 7 - 8/25/09

    Saving Hubble Update How Memory Works Gangster Birds Profile: Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
  • NOVA scienceNOW - August 18, 2009

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    S 4 : Ep 6 - 8/18/09

    Public Genomes Algae Fuel Profile: Yoky Matsuoka
  • Moon Smasher, Secrets in the Salt, Sangeeta Bhatia, Carbon Sequestrian

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    S 4 : Ep 5 - 7/27/09

    Follow a NASA satellite probing for water on the moon, meet a scientist seeking clues to climate change in glaciers, and more.
  • NOVA scienceNOW - July 21, 2009

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    S 4 : Ep 4 - 7/21/09

    The Science of Picky Eaters Smart Sea Lions and Talking Walruses Profile: Sangeeta Bhatia
  • Marathon Mouse, Dinosaur Plague, Franklin Chang-Diaz, Space Storms

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    S 4 : Ep 3 - 7/13/09

    With an "exercise pill," researchers turn couch-potato rodents into champion runners. Insects caught in amber spark a controversial theory about what killed the dinosaurs. The first Latino-American astronaut is also a scientist designing a new generation of plasma-powered space vehicles. Behind the dazzling display of the aurora borealis are space storms that could turn the lights off here on Earth.moreless
  • Hunt for Alien Earths, Art Authentication, Maydianne Andrade, Autism

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    S 4 : Ep 2 - 7/6/09

    How might scientists detect life on a distant planet? Try to tell a fake from a genuine van Gogh, and hear more about how scientists do it. Maydianne Andrade describes her late-night stalking of redback spiders, why creepy-crawlies shouldn't scare us, and more.moreless
  • Diamond Factory, Anthrax Investigation, Auto-Tune, Luis von Ahn

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    S 4 : Ep 1 - 6/29/09

    Visit a laboratory where entrepreneurs are growing perfectly pure diamonds. The new science of microbial forensics reveals the source of the anthrax used in the deadly attacks of 2001. Can't carry a tune? Andy Hildebrand's pitch-correction software can help you sing like a star. A computer scientist finds novel ways to stop spammers and harness the brainpower of millions of people.moreless