Scientific American Frontiers - Season 4

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  • Science 911
    Science 911
    Episode 5
    2/16/94
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    Science 911 is the fifth episode in the fourth season of the PBS documentary series Scientific American Frontiers hosted by Alan Alda. In this episode, the FRONTIERS scientist attempt to find out how some professions rely on technology to save lives. Specific careers that are explored in the episode include crash-test engineers, firefighters and policemen.moreless
  • Special from Germany
    1/19/94
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    Special from Germany, hosted by Alan Alda, is the fourth episode in the fourth season of Scientific American Frontiers, a PBS documentary series. In this episode, the FRONTIERS scientists travel to Germany to investigate brain surgery. Specifically, the scientists want to learn more about German brain surgery techniques for epileptic patients.moreless
  • Science and Sports
    Science and Sports
    Episode 3
    12/1/93
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    Science and Sports, hosted by Alan Alda, is the third episode in the fourth season of the PBS documentary series Scientific American Frontiers. During this episode, the FRONTIERS scientists investigate how science helps athletes. Specific theories that are tested and explained include how science can help athletes excel past their competition.moreless
  • Special! Science Contests
    11/3/93
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    Special! Science Contests, hosted by Alan Alda, is the second episode in the fourth season of the PBS documentary series Scientific American Frontiers. In this episode, Alda gives viewers the highlights from several science fair contests all across the globe. Specific projects featured in the episode include a solar-powered car and a unique submarine.moreless
  • Bionics
    Bionics
    Episode 1
    10/13/93
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    In the episode, Bionics from the show Scientific American Frontiers, host Alan Alda and neurologist John McDonald discuss the science and transplant procedures used to repair damaged nerves. They also engage in a heated discussion on the new technology opened up by using embryonic stem cell research. Later, Alda visits actor Christopher Reeve, a quadriplegic since 1995. Reeve demonstrates various exercise treatments and discusses his foundation for the advancement of research and his undying hope for the future.moreless
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