NOVA - Season 31

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  • Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land
    4/6/04
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    Armed with high-tech equipment and ingeniously improvised devices, NOVA and archaeologist Richard Freund embark on a fascinating detective story that may rewrite Holy Land history.
  • Battle Plan Under Fire
    5/4/04
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    NOVA explores high-tech equipment in the Americas Armed Forces, reporting on the how the country fights wars in the 21st century. The program looks at the Army's new fighting tools, including a two million dollar imaging vehicle, an unmanned aerial drone and state-of-the-art video systems from space. NOVA also explains how Blue Force Tracking helped soldiers in the field while serving in Afghanistan.moreless
  • World in the Balance: China Revs Up (2)
    World in Balance: China Revs Up from the show NOVA explores the topic of Earth's most populous country and how its economic growth impacts mankind's long-term environmental picture. Once a nation of a billion rural people, China has experienced a rush of urbanization and affluence accompanied by an increased demand of the planet's natural resources. Aired April 20th, 2004, this NOVA episode demonstrates how China's choices today will impact everyone on Earth for generations to come.moreless
  • World in the Balance: The People Paradox (1)
    A groundbreaking investigation of worldwide trends in population. Personal stories from people around the world are showcased by this episode. This first installment of Nova's World in the Balance movie shows how the world's population is both growing in some countries, yet dwindling in others. According to the results the world population will reach 9 billion by 2050.moreless
  • 3/30/04
    10
    In seconds, a supertwister can leave immense swaths of death and destruction. But what if technology could help us tame tornadoes? Join stormchasers as they untwist mysteries that may explain how these killer storms spawn.
  • Life and Death in the War Zone
    3/2/04
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    Nova heads into battle with the medics, nurses, doctors, and military staff of the 10th and 21st CaSH units in Iraq to experience the heart-wrenching ethical decisions made on the front lines of an American Combat Support Hospital.
  • Crash of Flight 111
    Crash of Flight 111
    Episode 13
    2/17/04
    9.3
    Crash of Flight 111 from the PBS show NOVA details the exhaustive, four year search for the answer to a 1998 flight crash. Swissair Flight 111 crashed into the sea near Nova Scotia, killing 229 people and leaving behind a mystery. The investigation reveals some surprising reasons for the crash and how the crash paved the way for important changes in airplane safety and crash recovery.moreless
  • Descent into the Ice
    2/10/04
    9.3
    NOVA heads to Mount Blanc in Italy to film glaciologists as they look for hidden lakes inside the ice. The episode discusses how glaciers are formed and how water constantly changes from solid to liquid form. Cameras go on an ice adventure into a glacier to find out exactly where its water flows.moreless
  • Dogs and More Dogs
    Dogs and More Dogs
    Episode 11
    2/3/04
    0.0
    Feeling lonely, Milo (Kyle Massey) turns to a canine companion for friendship. He entrusts Oscar (Justin Roiland) with the care of the dog, but Oscar accidentally lets the pet escape. Later on, Bea (Chelsea Staub) takes on a full-time job, not realizing the demands and challenges of an adult life.
  • Secrets of the Crocodile Caves
    1/20/04
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    Olivier Behra, French crocodile expert, explores the Crocodile Caves in the Ankarana reserve and the unusual habits of the Nile crocodile. While most reptiles bask in the sun this cold-blooded creature prefers to lurk in caves. The usual fauna diet of most crocs is also deviated from. These creatures have fed on approximately 100 humans on Madagascar every year.moreless
  • MARS Dead or Alive
    Episode 9
    1/4/04
    9.0
    Go inside NASA’s risky field trip to the red planet in this tense and dramatic behind-the-scenes chronicle of the $820 million Mars Exploration Rover (MER) project.
  • Volcano Above the Clouds
    11/18/03
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    Volcano Above the Clouds follows a group of scientists as they explore Mt. Kilimanjaro. Studying the ecology and geology of the mountain, the team intends to find out why the ice on the mountain has been slowly disappearing and to make predictions about the potential consequences for the agriculture below.
  • Magnetic Storm
    Magnetic Storm
    Episode 7
    11/18/03
    8.5
    While many people might not realize it, the Earth has an invisible magnetic shield that serves the vital purpose of protecting the planet from radiation. However, the magnetic shield is not invincible, and has grown weaker over time. This NOVA episode follows the scientists who are searching for important solutions.
  • 11/11/03
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    Orville and Wilbur Wright were remarkable inventors who designed and built their own wings, steering devices, engines, and wind tunnel. But just how did they construct such an impressive flying machine?
  • The Elegant Universe: Welcome to the 11th Dimension (3)
    The uniting of five different versions of string theory into "M-theory", a development requiring eleven dimensions.
  • The Elegant Universe: Part 3
    11/3/03
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    Eleven dimensions, parallel universes, and a world made out of strings. It's not science fiction, it's string theory.
  • The Elegant Universe: String's the Thing (2)
    Further elaborations of string theory from its origins to five different versions.
  • The Elegant Universe
    7/11/03
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    Eleven dimensions, parallel universes, and a world made out of strings. It's not science fiction, it's string theory. Today, Einstein's goal of combining the physical laws of the universe in one theory that explains it all is the Holy Grail of modern physics. In order to solve some of the deepest mysteries of the universe, the rules that govern large objects like galaxies must be combined with the rules that govern small objects like subatomic particles. String theory is radically changing our ideas about the nature of space, opening up the possibility that extra dimensions, rips in the fabric of space, and parallel universes actually exist.moreless
  • Who Killed the Red Baron?
    10/7/03
    9.0
    Who Killed the Red Baron? is episode 2 from season 31 of the popular PBS sicence show NOVA. The episode originally aired October 7, 2003. This episode featured segments on the mind of the red baron, theories surrounding his death, America's part in the Allied battle against Germany and the war-time aerial arms race.moreless
  • Infinite Secrets
    Infinite Secrets
    Episode 1
    9/30/03
    0.0
    Infinite Secrets from the show NOVA is a 2003 documentary that tells the story of Archimedes' long lost manuscript, discovered beneath the writings of a medieval prayer manual in an Istanbul library. The mathematical treaties, now located in a Baltimore museum, provide evidence which scholars believe prove he was very close to inventing calculus. The episode originally aired on September 30, 2003.moreless
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