Scientific American Frontiers - Season 12

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  • A Different Way to Heal?
    6/4/02
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    A Different Way to Heal? is an episode from the PBS show Scientific American Frontiers that aired on June 4, 2002. In this episode, alternative remedies to ailments and diseases are closely looked at and studied, such as a herbal remedy for prostate cancer and how chiropractic realignments of the spine can keep you in good health.moreless
  • Body Building
    Body Building
    Episode 9
    5/28/02
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    Most people do not think of engineers as body builders, but MIT scientists are building body tissues from scratch in a lab. Tissue engineers are building everything from a nose, heart tissue, retina tissues and liver tissues. Now that the first complete liver is living, how far do scientists have to go to use lab-produced livers in liver transplant recipients? Some say the "Lab Liver" will be available for our grandchildren, but maybe sooner. Others say this is the first step towards building a complete laboratory version of the human body.moreless
  • Games Machines Play
    5/21/02
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    Games Machines Play is the eighth episode in the twelfth season of the PBS documentary series Scientific American Frontiers hosted by Alan Alda. In this episode, Alda visits a gaming competition featuring young inventors who are all striving to create the best gaming machine. Who will come out on top?
  • Beneath the Sea
    Beneath the Sea
    Episode 7
    5/14/02
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    Beneath the Sea is the seventh episode in the twelfth season of the PBS documentary series Scientific American Frontiers, hosted by Alan Alda. This episode features scientist who are developing technology designed to explore the greatest depths of the ocean. How will these technological advances change the way the ocean is explored?moreless
  • On the Ball
    On the Ball
    Episode 6
    3/19/02
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    On the Ball is the sixth episode in the twelfth season of Scientific American Frontiers, a PBS documentary series. In this episode, Alan Alda, the host, sets out to find out how technological advances aid athletes and sports officials to perform better. Alda also discusses how these same advances enhance spectators viewing experiences.moreless
  • Growing Up Different
    11/13/01
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    Growing Up Different, hosted by Alan Alda, is the fifth episode in the twelfth season of the PBS documentary series Scientific American Frontiers. In this episode, Alda interacts with several children who are growing up differently than their peers. How do these special children's differences affect the way the are growing up?moreless
  • Alien Invasion
    Alien Invasion
    Episode 4
    11/6/01
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    Alien Invasion is the fourth episode in the twelfth season of the PBS documentary series Scientific American Frontiers, hosted by Alan Alda. In this episode, Alda discusses how and why globalization is changing the world. Specific topics discussed in the episode include plants, insects, animals and diseases and how globalization affects each of these topics individually and collectively.moreless
  • Dead Men's Tales
    Dead Men's Tales
    Episode 3
    10/30/01
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    Dead Men's Tales is the third episode in the twelfth season of Scientific American Frontiers, a PBS documentary series hosted by Alan Alda. In this episode, Alda interviews several scientists who use highly advanced technological tools in combination with detective skills to bring the past alive. What will Alda learn from these unique scientists?moreless
  • The Gene Hunters
    The Gene Hunters
    Episode 2
    10/23/01
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    The Gene Hunters is the second episode in the twelfth season of the PBS documentary series Scientific American Frontiers, hosted by Alan Alda. In this episode Alda follows a group of unique scientists, gene hunters, who are working to unravel the mystery of genes. What will Alda learn about genes from these scientists?moreless
  • Pet Tech
    Pet Tech
    Episode 1
    10/16/01
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    Pet Tech is the twelfth season debut episode of Scientific American Frontiers, a PBS documentary series hosted by Alan Alda. In this episode Alda learns of connections between high-tech scientific tools and domestic pets. During his discovery, he works with a virtual pet, and learns some interesting facts about parrots.
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