Scientific American Frontiers

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Episode 01
      Episode 01
      Episode 1
      10/1/90
      8.0
      The World's Scariest Rollercoaster: A new kind of rollercoaster design takes passengers through a barrel roll like a jet fighter. New Hearts for Newborns: The latest efforts in successful heart transplants for infants. Woodpecker Housing Crunch: Man-made nests replacing what Hurricane Hugo destroyed. Facing Feelings: The connection between how you look and how you feel. Supercool Squirrels: The body temperature of hibernating Alaskan ground squirrels is below the freezing point and yet their blood does not freeze!moreless
    • Episode 02
      Episode 02
      Episode 2
      11/14/90
      8.5
      Total Tennis at MIT: Engineering students build machines for yearly contests. Designing Delicacies: Cultured black truffles are taste tested against the real thing. Deep Divers: A profile of the deepest human and animal divers. Safer Fire Fighting: Firefighters test a method of battling fires by blowing air into the burning building.moreless
    • Episode 03
      Episode 03
      Episode 3
      12/12/90
      0.0
    • Special from the Soviet Union
      1/9/91
      6.5
      Host Woodie Flowers travels to Moscow to explore the budding relationship between the United States and Russia. As tensions from the Cold War fade into the past, American scientists have plenty to learn from the exciting scientific advances that Russian scientists and researchers are uncovering. From space travel to reconstructive surgery, the breakthroughs have the power to benefit both countries.moreless
    • Episode 05
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  • Season 13
  • Season 14
  • Season 15
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