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    • NSN Short | Egyptian Armor
      NSN Short | Egyptian Armor
      Episode 02.07.13
      2/7/13
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      Protective armor was a necessity in Egyptian chariot warfare. Military historian Mike Loades explains what made it so strong. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.
    • NOVA Short| Scripting the Truth
      1/31/13
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      An innovative computer-based handwriting analysis technique helps NOVA dig deeper into the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh's baby. But while the results might sway investigators in a certain direction, they certainly aren't definitive. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. © WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • NOVA Short| Swarming Drones
      NOVA Short| Swarming Drones
      Episode 01.24.13
      1/24/13
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      A University of Pennsylvania lab is developing tiny drones that sense their environment. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.
    • NOVA Short| A Neanderthal Burial
      1/17/13
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      Until recently, scientists have encountered scant evidence of Neanderthal ritual or religious practice. A new discovery, though, suggests that Neanderthals—much like today’s bear hunters—ceremoniously cut off panther paws and kept them as trophies. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short| A Volcanic Labyrinth
      1/10/13
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      Thrihnukagigur crater is the only place on Earth where the anatomy of a volcano can be studied from the inside. When geologists journeyed into its heart, they discovered that a network of fissures links together distant volcanoes. Additional funding for this program is provided by Millicent Bell, through the Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short| Meet the Volcanoes
      1/3/13
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      In big blockbuster films, all volcanoes look the same: they are huge pointed peaks that violently erupt, destroying everything in their path. While some volcanoes do look like their Hollywood stand-ins, many others do not. In fact, they vary in size, lifespan, and even in the way they erupt. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • SLoS|10 Questions for Bruce Jackson
      12/13/12
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      Bruce Jackson is Professor and Head of the Biotechnology Programs at Massachusetts Bay Community College. His work focuses on how DNA - in conjunction with other tools - can help solve mysteries of ancestry, forensics and evolution. Bruce is also an expert scuba diver and the founder of the Diving Buddies program, where he shares his love of diving with young children. Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. © 2012 WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • SLoS|10 Questions for Ian Lipkin
      12/5/12
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      Ian Lipkin is a self-described "microbe hunter." A professor at Columbia University, he does research on a wide array of infectious diseases. When Ian's not in the lab, he helps Hollywood put science up on the silver screen. Among his many other contributions to the film "Contagion," Ian taught Gwyneth Paltrow how to have a seizure. Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. © 2012 WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • SLoS|10 Questions with Tom Yang
      11/29/12
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      We ask Tom Yang 10 Questions, and he tells us about a surprise Elvis sighting. Tom Yang is a food technologist for the US Army's Food Processing, Engineering and Technology Team. In his off-hours, Tom makes like his idols, Elvis Presley and Mick Jagger, and sings his heart out karaoke-style. Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. © 2012 WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • NOVA Short| Space Kids
      NOVA Short| Space Kids
      Episode 11.22.12
      11/22/12
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      For Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers, Curiosity's landing represented the culmination of many years of hard work and personal aspiration. In this video, they trace their love of space back to their childhood and express their gratitude for being given the opportunity to put a rover on Mars. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. © WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • NOVA Short| Finding Earth-Like Planets
      11/16/12
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      Scientists have never set foot on an alien world, but that hasn't kept them from looking for life beyond our solar system. In this short video, astrophysicist Lisa Kaltenegger explains how we determine whether a far-off planet could harbor life. Video podcast produced and edited by Melissa Salpietra. Original footage produced by Julia Cort. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. © WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • NSN Short| The Waggle Dance
      NSN Short| The Waggle Dance
      Episode 11.08.12
      11/8/12
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      Honeybees communicate using the "Waggle Dance," a form of bee body language. A worker bee will shake her body after finding a food source or potential nest site. The direction and length of each shimmy indicates to her hivemates the distance and direction of the valuable resource. Watch as David Pogue learn to speak bee and gets his waggle on. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. Written and Produced by Anna Lee Strachan Edited by Daniel Gaucher Original Footage ©WGBH Educational Foundation 2012 © 2012 WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • SLoS|10 Questions for Michelle Thaller
      10/31/12
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      We ask Michelle Thaller 10 questions, and she talks a lot about Carl Sagan. Michelle Thaller is an astronomer at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. She loves to study binary stars and the life cycles of the stars. In her off-hours, Michelle often puts on about 30 lbs of Elizabethan garb and performs intricate Renaissance dances. Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. © 2012 WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • NSN Short| Five Reasons to Eat Insects
      10/24/12
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      Looking for a culinary adventure? Try some bugs for dinner. They are a nutritious and eco-friendly alternative to common livestock. But, whether they're delicious or not is a matter of personal taste. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. © 2012 WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • SLoS | Guitar Hero and Clarinetist: Eran Egozy
      Meet Eran Egozy-a developer of Guitar Hero and Rock Band by profession and a clarinetist on the side. He is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife. Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.moreless
    • NSN Short| David Pogue's Brain Scan
      9/27/12
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      What could you learn just by looking at a brain? As it turns out, Dean Falk could probably tell you a lot. She is an anthropologist at Florida State University and at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And when she examines David Pogue's brain scan she correctly predicts that he is colorblind. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. © 2012 WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • NSN Short| Hippocampus Humor
      9/20/12
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      Meet the hippocampus, a part of the brain responsible for memory and navigation. Then, stay tuned for some brainy slapstick comedy. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. © 2012 WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • (refeed) NSN | Emergence
      (refeed) NSN | Emergence
      Episode 09.13.12
      9/13/12
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      "How does the "intelligence" of an ant colony or the stock market arise out of the simple actions of its members? NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0229297. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. NOVA scienceNOW is a trademark of the WGBH Educational Foundation NOVA scienceNOW is produced for WGBH/Boston by NOVA © 2007 WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • (Refeed) NSN | Mystery of the Gakkel Ridge
      8/23/12
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      "Scientists journeying deep beneath Arctic sea ice discover a world never before seen. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0638931. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. NOVA scienceNOW is a trademark of the WGBH Educational Foundation NOVA scienceNOW is produced for WGBH/Boston by NOVA © 2009 WGBH Educational Foundation All rights reservedmoreless
    • NOVA |How to Land a Mars Rover
      8/16/12
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      Can't get enough of Curiosity? Neither can we. In this video, get a sneak peek at "Ultimate Mars Challenge," NOVA's upcoming look inside the Curiosity mission, as MSL Chief Engineer Rob Manning describes the feats of engineering required to land the Mars rover safely. For more on the Mars Curiosity rover, go to http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ © WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • Higgs Boson Revealed
      Higgs Boson Revealed
      Episode 07.11.12
      7/11/12
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      Go behind the scenes at CERN for exclusive interviews with lead scientists on the historic 4 July announcement. Hear from Joe Incandela of CMS, Fabiola Gianotti of ATLAS, and Lyn Evans of the Large Hadron Collider Project on what the exciting and long-awaited announcement means to them. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. To learn more about the Higgs boson, visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/moreless
    • The Higgs Particle Matters
      The Higgs Particle Matters
      Episode 07.05.12
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      In 1964, physicist Peter Higgs predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, a particle that would confer mass on other particles. Today, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN may be on the brink of finding the Higgs. In this clip from "The Fabric of the Cosmos," learn about Higgs' theory and hear from Peter Higgs himself. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. To learn more about the Higgs boson, visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/moreless
    • Melissa Franklin on the Higgs
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      Experimental particle physicist Melissa Franklin answers four questions about the search for the Higgs boson and working at CERN. Her responses offer a personal look at one of the biggest research initiatives of the century. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/moreless
    • (refeed) Comet Airburst Destruction
      In this video clip, see why an explosion three miles above Earth would act like a white-hot tornado on the surface. Watch NOVA Wednesday nights on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/clovismoreless
    • (refeed) NOVA Short | Founders of Modern Astronomy
      William Herschel often gets the credit, but his sister Caroline was also a pioneer astronomer. For more watch NOVA's Hunting the Edge of Space airing April 6 and 13 on PBS. www.pbs.org/nova/telescope "Hunting the Edge of Space" produced for NOVA by Brook Lapping Productions and TPT National Productions, in association with Green Umbrella Films, LLC NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • (refeed) Studying Elephant Seals
      In this excerpt from NOVA's "Ocean Animal Rescue," join biologist Daniel Costa and his team in the field as they study the surprising behavior of northern elephant seals. Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. "Ocean Animal Rescue" is a NOVA Production produced by Hamilton Land & Cattle, Inc. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Lockheed Martin Corporation and PBS viewers. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/ocean-animal-emergency.htmlmoreless
    • (refeed) Profile: Pardis Sabeti
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      By night she's a rocker. By day, she's a Harvard geneticist tracking the evolution of the human genome. Watch past episodes of the program, try out interactives, and more on our Web site: www.pbs.org/nova/sciencenow Watch NOVA on Wednesday nights on PBS. Check local listings. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • (refeed) NSN | Detecting Earthquakes
      Can we predict earthquakes? NOVA scienceNOW visits Haiti and California in search of answers. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • (refeed) NOVA Short | Soccer-Playing Robots
      They shuffle around, find the ball, plan their next move, and, of course, kick—all on their own. Designed by Manuela Veloso, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute and her team, these soccer-playing robots stand at the forefront of machines that can learn about the world and act appropriately. They can sense their surroundings and respond to changing conditions, like the arrival of another player in the vicinity. The long-term goal of Veloso's and other AI labs? To win the World Cup against humans by 2050. But they've got a few bugs to work out of their 'bots—like keeping them upright. For more, watch "The Smartest Machine on Earth" on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 9pm on PBS, or online at pbs.org/nova. Original footage produced for NOVA by Michael Bicks. Video (all) © WGBH Educational Foundation NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | NOVA Elements iPad App
      If you ever thought the periodic table was a boring collection of elements that has nothing to do with your life, this app will show you otherwise. “NOVA Elements” lets you explore an interactive periodic table, build the elements, play a game hosted by The New York Times technology correspondent David Pogue, or watch the two-hour NOVA program, “Hunting the Elements.” Find out why the periodic table is shaped the way it is, what gives each element its own unique set of properties, and even how elements combine to make everyday objects such as a cup of coffee. Watch NOVA's "Hunting the Elements" on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 9pm on PBS. Major funding for "Hunting the Elements" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding for "Hunting the Elements" is provided by the Department of Energy and by the Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation. This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Award Number DE-SC0007358. Disclaimer: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendations, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howamoreless
    • NOVA Short | Light My Fire
      NOVA Short | Light My Fire
      Episode 04.11.12
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      The ability of the elements to change phase—to transform from a solid to a liquid to a gas—is a perfect set-up for romantic comedy. Watch the story of an unlikely laboratory love affair, and learn about one of the basic properties of matter in the process. Watch NOVA's "Hunting the Elements" online: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/hunting-elements.html Watch NOVA on PBS every Wednesday night at 9pm. Major funding for "Hunting the Elements" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding for "Hunting the Elements" is provided by the Department of Energy and by the Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation. This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Award Number DE-SC0007358. Disclaimer: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendations, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Elemental Bloopers
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      Host David Pogue had his fair share of comic mishaps on the set of NOVA's "Hunting the Elements." Watch as David generally wreaks havoc on some of the most high-tech labs in the country, and makes even the most serious scientists laugh in the process. Watch NOVA's "Hunting the Elements" on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 9pm on PBS. Major funding for "Hunting the Elements" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding for "Hunting the Elements" is provided by the Department of Energy and by the Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation. This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Award Number DE-SC0007358. Disclaimer: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendations, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Chemotherapy and Breast Cancer
      It used to be standard practice that all patients received chemotherapy after surgery to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer. Today, a genetic test called Oncotype DX allows doctors to analyze the genome of a patient's cancer cells. The results can help oncologists determine whether a patient actually needs to endure chemotherapy post-surgery, thereby avoiding needless suffering. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. Watch NOVA's "Cracking Your Genetic Code" on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9pm on PBS.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Extract Your Own DNA
      Behold your very own DNA in this do-it-yourself science experiment. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. Watch NOVA Wednesdays at 9pm on PBS. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • (repeat) NSN | Earthquakes in the Midwest
      2/22/12
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      Three massive earthquakes struck the American Midwest in 1811-12. Could it happen again? Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • (repeat) NSN | Profile: Maydianne Andrade
      2/15/12
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      By peering into the sex lives of Australian redback spiders, this evolutionary biologist has shown the upside of cannibalism. Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | Smart Bridges
      NSN | Smart Bridges
      Episode 02.08.12
      2/8/12
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      Can we engineer bridges that tell us what's wrong with them before it's too late? Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Drinking "Mastodon Juice"
      2/1/12
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      Move over Evian. While filming "Ice Age Death Trap," the excavation team had some fun and quenched their thirst in an unusual way—by drinking water trapped in ancient mastodon and bison bones. What did they name their new beverage? Mastodon juice, of course! For more information, watch NOVA's "Ice Age Death Trap," airing February 1, 2012 on PBS, and visit our website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/ice-age-death-trap.html NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN Short | Art Authentication
      1/25/12
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      Vincent van Gogh has inspired several talented artists to turn their hands to forgery. Can computers be used to identify which works are really his? To find out, NOVA scienceNOW, working in cooperation with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, commissioned an expert in art reconstruction to make a meticulous copy of a van Gogh painting. Then, we challenged three different computer teams—from Princeton, Penn State, and Maastricht universities—to see if they could spot the imitation in a group that included five genuine van Goghs. Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Put a Lid on It
      1/18/12
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      Bill Nye, TV's "Science Guy," conducts a pasta-making experiment that can save you money. Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. Video podcast produced and edited by Melissa Salpietra. Original footage produced for NOVA by Larry Klein. Stock footage copyright istockphoto.com. Detailed credits available at pbs.org/nova/energy/credits.html. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/energymoreless
    • NSN Short | Blocking Bitter Taste
      1/10/12
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      In this video, Neil deGrasse Tyson meets a genetically modified mouse that can't sense bitter. Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | Obesity
      NSN | Obesity
      Episode 01.03.12
      1/3/12
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      Examine the biology behind the compulsion to eat. Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | Profile: Bonnie Bassler
      12/20/11
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      Her insight into how bacteria "talk" has launched a revolution in biological and medical research. Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | The Weather on Mars
      12/13/11
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      Is the weather on Mars anything like the weather on Earth? NOVA asked Vicky Hipkin from the Canadian Space Agency, who was part of the recent Phoenix Mission to explore conditions on the Red Planet. Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. Video podcast produced and edited by Melissa Salpietra. Still images and footage courtesy NASA, JPL, Caltech, University of Arizona, Texas A and M University, Cornell University and istockphoto.com. Detailed credits available at pbs.org/nova/mars/credits.html. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Evolution in Action
      12/6/11
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      NOVA visits David Wake, a renowned evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, as he explains why members of the same species of California salamander look and behave so differently. It's a case study of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, and an example, Wake says, that Darwin himself would have loved. Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. Video podcast produced by Melissa Salpietra and Susan K. Lewis. Edited and narrated by Melissa Salpietra. Original footage produced by Joe McMaster. "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial" is produced by NOVA and Vulcan Productions, in association with The Big Table Film Company. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | A Magical Migration
      11/29/11
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      In this excerpt from NOVA's “The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies,” see just how astounding the monarch butterfly's sense of navigation is, and learn how monarchs are tracked across North America. Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/butterfliesmoreless
    • NOVA Short | The Amazing Atomic Clock
      11/23/11
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      Dr. Steve Jefferts of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado is an expert on how we measure time. In fact, he uses one of the world's most accurate atomic clocks to calibrate time in the United States. But why do we need such accuracy? Learn why atomic clocks are so important in our everyday lives. Major funding for "The Fabric of the Cosmos" is provided by the National Science Foundation. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | The Making of the Quantum Club
      11/15/11
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      It took hundreds of hours to shoot and animate a scene in the so-called Quantum Club, from “The Fabric of the Cosmos” with Brian Greene. NOVA's Julia Cort, one of the producers of the show, explains how she and her colleagues created the scene to make the quantum world come alive. Major funding for "The Fabric of the Cosmos" is provided by the National Science Foundation. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Quantum Confidential
      11/8/11
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      If you were a spy, how could you ensure that an encrypted message got safely to your allies? Send it using entangled particles! Here, watch how a technique called quantum cryptography could save a state secret from falling into enemy hands. Major funding for "The Fabric of the Cosmos" is provided by the National Science Foundation. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Heisenberg Humor
      11/1/11
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      According to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, you can’t know both the location and momentum of a particle at the same time. You might not think this could be funny, but watch this video and you might think again. For more on the Uncertainty Principle, check out this article on "Inside NOVA.” And, post your own science joke on our Facebook page. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Reflections on the 9/11 Memorial
      After years of planning and construction, the 9/11 Memorial opened to the public on September 12, 2011. In this short video, visitors weigh in on the design and importance of the memorial. "It's very moving, it's graceful, and it's also dignified," says one visitor from Miami, Florida. "It's beautiful. The only other memorial that I can think of that comes close would be the Pyramids." NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Rebuilding 7 World Trade Center
      7 World Trade Center was the first tower rebuilt at Ground Zero after 9/11. Developer Larry Silverstein describes some of the building’s new features, and explains why he and architect David Childs made changes to the original design. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | The 9/11 Memorial Mock-Up
      10/11/11
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      Bronze, granite, and water will all play a role at the 9/11 Memorial. In this short video, the memorial’s architect and designer, Michael Arad, examines a small mock-up that has been assembled at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to see how the materials interact, how they hold up to the elements, and what the finished memorial will look like to visitors. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | The Memorial Plaques
      10/4/11
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      The names of the victims of September 11 are inscribed on 152 bronze panels that will line the 9/11 Memorial. In this short video, take a tour of the plant where the panels are fabricated with co-owner Jim Moretti to learn how these beautiful plaques are made. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Solving an Engineering Problem
      What are composting toilets, computers, and a restaurant doing suspended hundreds of feet above Ground Zero? In this short video, learn how an engineering conundrum allowed the steel company, DCM Erectors, to install modern amenities at the One World Trade Center worksite. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Walls of Glass
      NOVA Short | Walls of Glass
      Episode 09.20.11
      9/20/11
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      The glass façade, or curtain wall, of One World Trade Center does far more than let light into the building. In this short video, learn how state-of-the-art glass panels covering the tower offer strength, safety, and beauty to the new skyscraper. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NOVA Short | The Spacetime Lemonade Stand
      9/16/11
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      Would summer be complete without hot days, lemonade stands, and... cosmology? We asked people near the MIT campus to explain spacetime in exchange for free lemonade. See what they said. Got your own explanation for spacetime? Post your videos on our Facebook page. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. Major funding for "The Fabric of the Cosmos" is provided by the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | Profile: Jay Keasling
      NSN | Profile: Jay Keasling
      Episode 08.26.11
      8/26/11
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      A synthetic biologist's Nebraska farm roots are serving him well in his search for new, clean-burning biofuels. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Smart Grid
      NSN | Smart Grid
      Episode 08.19.11
      8/19/11
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      Our electric grid is a marvel of 20th-century engineering, but it's showing signs of strain. Can a "smart grid" help? NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Robotic Cars
      NSN | Robotic Cars
      Episode 08.12.11
      8/12/11
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      Tiny, battery-powered cars called EN-Vs, now in R&D, can talk to each other, come when called, even drive themselves. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Detecting Earthquakes
      NSN | Detecting Earthquakes
      Episode 08.05.11
      8/5/11
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      Can we predict earthquakes? NOVA scienceNOW visits Haiti and California in search of answers. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Social Robots
      NSN | Social Robots
      Episode 07.29.11
      7/29/11
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      Would you want a robotic friend who could chitchat, do chores, even take care of you? Such bots may be here soon. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Profile: Andre Fenton
      NSN | Profile: Andre Fenton
      Episode 07.22.11
      7/22/11
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      Can we erase bad memories with a shot? This neurobiologist has glimpsed the possibility. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Lice and Human Evolution
      7/15/11
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      Icky and itchy, yes, but lice hold important clues to our evolution in their DNA. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Revealing the Origins of Life
      7/8/11
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      How did molecules first make the leap from non-living to living? An English chemist may have solved part of the mystery. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Origins of the Solar System
      7/1/11
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      The shock wave from a supernova may have triggered the formation of our sun and planets five billion years ago. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Profile: Irene Pepperberg & Alex
      6/24/11
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      One woman's 30-year relationship with an African gray parrot transformed our understanding of bird intelligence. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | How Smart Is An Octopus?
      6/17/11
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      Hold your fork—octopuses and other mollusks are more intelligent than you may think. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | How Smart Are Dolphins?
      6/10/11
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      These brainy marine mammals can "read," plan ahead, and communicate in astounding ways. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | How Smart Are Dogs?
      NSN | How Smart Are Dogs?
      Episode 06.03.11
      6/3/11
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      Meet an extraordinary Border collie and other dogs that are changing our view of canine intelligence. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Profile: David Eagleman
      5/27/11
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      A neuroscientist finds inventive ways to study the brain—like sending test subjects into free-fall. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Magnetic Mind Control
      NSN | Magnetic Mind Control
      Episode 05.20.11
      5/20/11
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      Using magnetic wands, researchers can control the brain functions of human subjects and treat depression. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Can Machines Think Like Us?
      5/13/11
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      A computer named Watson is the latest contestant in machine versus human battles of the "mind." NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Magic and the Brain
      NSN | Magic and the Brain
      Episode 05.06.11
      5/6/11
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      Neuroscientists join Penn and Teller to explore why humans are so easily fooled by magic tricks. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Human Hibernation
      NSN | Human Hibernation
      Episode 04.29.11
      4/29/11
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      Medical researchers and ER doctors are testing therapies that cool down patients to save their lives. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • SLoS | Climate Scientist & Evangelical Christian: Katharine Hayhoe
      Meet Katharine Hayhoe, a Research Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas Tech University. In addition to doing cutting-edge research on climate change, Katharine is also a “climate change evangelist.” She recently wrote a book about climate change targeted toward the evangelical Christian audience. Her co-author? Her husband, who is the pastor at their church. Katharine is one of the scientists profiled in "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | Profile: Jason Leigh
      NSN | Profile: Jason Leigh
      Episode 04.22.11
      4/22/11
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      Computer scientist Jason Leigh has a novel way of achieving immortality—creating a lifelike avatar of himself. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Can We Slow Aging?
      NSN | Can We Slow Aging?
      Episode 04.15.11
      4/15/11
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      A gene called FOXO may be a real elixir of longevity. Can all of us harness its power? NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • SLoS | Vegetarian Scientist & Rapper: Alan Sage
      Meet Alan Sage, a finalist in Intel’s Science Talent Search who recently began his first year as an undergraduate at Yale. Alan’s research into the "root memory" of plants may have an impact on future Alzheimer’s treatments. In his spare time, Alan writes poetry and raps fiercely. Alan is one of the scientists profiled in "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | Replacing Body Parts
      NSN | Replacing Body Parts
      Episode 04.08.11
      4/8/11
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      Custom-made hearts, lungs, kidneys, and other organs could revolutionize organ transplantation. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • SLoS | Architectural Engineer & Rock Climber: Emily Whiting
      Meet Emily Whiting, a Ph.D. student at MIT who explores the intersection of architecture, structural engineering, and computer graphics. Using her studies of Gothic cathedrals and other very old buildings, Emily creates animations that help guide the efficient and effective creation of new buildings. When not thinking about megabytes and concrete, Emily scales really, really tall things—she's a rock-climber. Emily is one of the scientists profiled in "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | Can My Car Live Forever?
      4/1/11
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      Irv Gordon has driven his 1966 Volvo more than 2.7 million miles. But don't ask if you can drive it yourself. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Profile: Vandi Verma
      NSN | Profile: Vandi Verma
      Episode 03.25.11
      3/25/11
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      A daredevil engineer born in India now drives NASA's Mars rovers. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • SLoS | Neuroscientist & Elephant Band Leader: Dave Sulzer
      Meet Dave Sulzer, a neuroscientist at Columbia University who studies how different parts of the brain communicate with each other and what impact these processes could have in treating diseases. An accomplished musician in his own right, Dave conducts the "largest orchestra in the world," the Thai Elephant Orchestra. He is one of the scientists profiled in "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | Plasma Rockets
      NSN | Plasma Rockets
      Episode 03.18.11
      3/18/11
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      With a "small sun" for an engine, a new rocket might be able to zip us to Mars and back in under three months. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Space Food
      NSN | Space Food
      Episode 03.11.11
      3/11/11
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      How do you keep food fresh on a three-year round-trip to Mars? NASA scientist-chefs are cooking up some ideas. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Next-Generation Space Suits
      3/4/11
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      Today's suits are notoriously bulky. MIT's Dava Newman is out to change that with a radical, and sleek, new design. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.moreless
    • SLoS | Education Engineer & Dancer: Shaundra Daily
      Meet Shaundra Daily, a computer scientist and engineer who designs technologies to help adults and children reflect on their beliefs, values, and attitudes. She is one of the scientists whom we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | Space Dangers
      NSN | Space Dangers
      Episode 02.25.11
      2/25/11
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      A trip to Mars and back could take two to three years. Can humans survive the journey, fraught with deadly meteoroids, bone and muscle wasting, and perilous levels of radiation? Scientists are developing new ways to keep astronauts alive, using novel meteoroid-proof materials, artificial gravity, and exercise. But will they be enough?moreless
    • SLoS | Neurobiologist & Meditator: Andre Fenton
      Andre Fenton studies the biological basis of human memory. And he never forgets to find some quiet time to meditate. He is one of the scientists whom we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Soccer-Playing Robots
      2/11/11
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      They shuffle around, find the ball, plan their next move, and, of course, kick—all on their own. Designed by Manuela Veloso, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute and her team, these soccer-playing robots stand at the forefront of machines that can learn about the world and act appropriately. They can sense their surroundings and respond to changing conditions, like the arrival of another player in the vicinity. The long-term goal of Veloso's and other AI labs? To win the World Cup against humans by 2050. But they've got a few bugs to work out of their 'bots—like keeping them upright. For more, watch "The Smartest Machine on Earth" on pbs.org/nova. Original footage produced for NOVA by Michael Bicks. Video (all) © WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • SLoS | Synesthesia Researcher & Synesthete: Steffie Tomson
      Meet neuroscientist Steffie Tomson, who studies the fascinating phenomenon of synesthesia and happens also to be a synesthete herself. She is one of the scientists whom we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.moreless
    • NSN Short | Magic and Autism
      1/28/11
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      Tapping into social cues to trick their audience, magicians rely on a phenomenon called joint attention. Most audience members will pay attention to what a magician is looking at—so a magician can direct their attention away by looking in the opposite direction. People on the autistic spectrum can have trouble picking up on the cues of joint attention and may not be fooled by a magician's sleight of hand. Researchers are now looking to magic as a useful technique to teach children with autism how to read social cues. For more, watch "How Does the Brain Work?" on pbs.org/nova. Original footage produced for NOVA by Terri Randall. Video (all) © WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • SLoS | Product Designer & TV Host: Judy Lee
      Meet Judy Lee, a product designer and engineer who also hosts the tv show “Design Squad Nation.” She is one of the scientists whom we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.moreless
    • NSN Short | Cosmic Ray Danger
      1/24/11
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      Cosmic rays are inescapable in space. They can rip right through an astronaut, damaging DNA and possibly causing cancer and memory loss over the long-term. But recent research shows that antioxidants, found in certain berries and fruit, may decrease the effects of this type of radiation. For more, watch "Can We Make It To Mars?" on pbs.org/nova. Original footage produced for NOVA by Sarah Holt. Video (all) © WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • NOVA Short | Taking the Heat
      1/14/11
      0.0
      In his pursuit of strong materials, David Pogue, New York Times technology reporter and host of NOVA's "Making Stuff," wants to know how firefighters dress to boldly enter blazing buildings. In this video, Pogue visits with chemist Rich Young of DuPont to see how a material called Nomex withstands heat and flame. For more, watch "Making Stuff Stronger" airing January 19 on PBS. Or go to pbs.org/nova. Original footage produced for NOVA by Chris Schmidt, Powderhouse Productions. Video (all) © WGBH Educational Foundationmoreless
    • SLoS | Physicist & Figure Skater: Michio Kaku
      Meet Michio Kaku—a renowned physicist as well as an impressive figure skater. He is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • SLoS | Biology Teacher & Artist: Caryn Babaian
      Meet Caryn Babaian—a biology teacher for whom art is as essential as science. She is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • SLoS | Theoretical Physicist & Glider Pilot: Allan Adams
      Meet Allan Adams—theoretical physicist by profession and glider pilot on the side. He is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • SLoS | Cancer Researcher & Shofar Player: Len Zon
      Meet Len Zon—cancer researcher by profession and shofar player on the side. He is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • SLoS | Physicist & Saxophonist: Stephon Alexander
      Meet Stephon Alexander—theoretical physicist by profession and saxophonist on the side. He is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • NOVA Short | Shabbat Elevator
      11/2/10
      0.0
      For many Orthodox Jews, conventional elevators and observing the Sabbath don't mix. So how can they get to the top floors of tall buildings after sunset on Friday while still being true to their faith? Hotel managers in Miami Beach, together with rabbis, have come up with a clever solution: It is called the Shabbat elevator, and it allows Orthodox Jewish guests to ride an elevator to their hotel floor while still properly observing the Sabbath, even though it often means a longer ride. For more, watch "Trapped in an Elevator" airing November 2nd at 8pm on PBS. Or go to pbs.org/nova. Video podcast produced for NOVA by Joe Seamansmoreless
    • NOVA Short | Surviving an Elevator Plunge
      11/2/10
      0.0
      Everybody's worst nightmare: You're riding in an elevator, and suddenly it goes into free fall. Could you save yourself by jumping up at the last second, just before the plummeting car hits bottom? Joe Seamans, producer of NOVA's "Trapped in an Elevator," tests it out. For more, watch "Trapped in an Elevator" airing November 2nd on PBS. Or go to pbs.org/nova. Video podcast produced for NOVA by Joe Seamansmoreless
    • SLoS | Microbiologist & Wrestler: Rachel Collins
      Meet Rachel Collins—microbiologist by profession and wrestler on the side. She is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • NOVA Short | Gothic Cathedrals: Birth of Gothic
      Gothic architecture didn't appear all at once. In this video clip, see evidence of its gradual evolution. For more, watch "Building the Great Cathedrals" airing October 19th at 8pm on PBS. Or go to pbs.org/nova. Video podcast produced for NOVA by Providence Pictures.
    • NOVA Short | Gothic Cathedrals: A Colorful Past
      A restoration project is underway at Chartres Cathedral, where experts are getting a clearer view of just how colorful the cathedrals were in medieval times. For more, watch "Building the Great Cathedrals" airing October 19th at 8pm on PBS. Or go to pbs.org/nova. Video podcast produced for NOVA by Providence Pictures.moreless
    • SLoS | Psycholinguist & Speed Demon: Jean Berko Gleason
      Meet Jean Berko Gleason—psycholinguist by profession and speed demon on the side. She is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you’ll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • NOVA Short | Gothic Cathedrals: Science and Religion
      Even in the so-called "Dark Ages," faith and science struck a harmonious cord, and Chartres Cathedral is evidence. For more, watch "Building the Great Cathedrals" airing October 19th at 8pm on PBS. Or go to pbs.org/nova. Video podcast produced for NOVA by Providence Pictures.
    • SLoS | Neuroscientist & Cheerleader: Mollie Woodworth
      Meet Mollie Woodworth—neuroscientist by profession and cheerleader on the side. She is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you’ll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • NSN Short | Snail Slime
      NSN Short | Snail Slime
      Episode 09.03.10
      9/3/10
      0.0
      What do you get when you cross the world's most famous slowpoke with some of MIT's latest high-tech robotics? Robotics engineers at MIT are looking at snails for inspiration. Nature's famous slowpokes produce a "yield-stress fluid," better known as slime, that has remarkable properties. It can behave both as a solid glue and as a slippery lubricant. A slime-like synthetic substance could one day help tiny robots explore the human body and aid high-tech medicine. A NOVA Production by Diatom Media for WGBH/Boston © 2007 WGBH Educational Foundation Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • NSN Short | Dolphin Reading Test
      6/30/10
      0.0
      The ability to read is not just limited to humans. The trainers at Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences in Honduras have trained their dolphins to read two-dimensional symbols as commands. In this video, watch as the pupil, a dolphin named Cedana, puts her reading skills to the test. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Video podcast produced for NOVA scienceNOW by Doug Hamilton and edited by Rob Tinworth. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | CERN
      NSN | CERN
      Episode 06.07.10
      6/7/10
      0.0
      Beneath the Alps, the mother of all particle accelerators nears completion. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | Profile: Sang-Mook Lee
      5/14/10
      0.0
      A South Korean geophysicist paralyzed from the neck down defies stereotypes of the disabled. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | Earthquakes in the Midwest
      5/7/10
      0.0
      Three massive earthquakes struck the American Midwest in 1811-12. Could it happen again? NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • NSN | Public Genomes
      NSN | Public Genomes
      Episode 04.30.10
      4/30/10
      0.0
      Thousands of people are signing up to post their DNA sequences on the Internet, for all to see. Are they crazy? NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • SLoS | Astrophysicist & Tie Collector: Neil deGrasse Tyson
      Meet Neil deGrasse Tyson—astrophysicist by profession and tie collector on the side. He is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you’ll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • NOVA Short | Hubble's Amazing Rescue
      4/16/10
      0.0
      In this excerpt from NOVA's "Hubble's Amazing Rescue" watch as the nail-biting mission runs into its first hurdle. For more watch NOVA's "Hubble's Amazing Rescue" online at pbs.org/nova “Hubble's Amazing Rescue” is a NOVA Production by Lone Wolf Documentary Group for WGBH/Boston. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.moreless
    • NSN | Mystery of the Gakkel Ridge
      4/9/10
      0.0
      Scientists journeying deep beneath Arctic sea ice discover a world never before seen. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • NOVA Short | Founders of Modern Astronomy
      William Herschel often gets the credit, but his sister Caroline was also a pioneer astronomer. For more watch NOVA's Hunting the Edge of Space airing April 6 and 13 on PBS. www.pbs.org/nova/telescope “Hunting the Edge of Space” produced for NOVA by Brook Lapping Productions and TPT National Productions, in association with Green Umbrella Films, LLC NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.moreless
    • SLoS | Teen Astronomer & Singer: Caroline Moore
      Meet Caroline Moore—a teen astronomer by profession and singer on the side. She is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you’ll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • NSN | Algae Fuel
      NSN | Algae Fuel
      Episode 03.19.10
      3/19/10
      0.0
      In the search for alternatives to gasoline, are algae the answer? NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • SLoS | Geologist & Native American Dancer: Alexandrea Bowman
      Meet Alexandrea Bowman—a geologist by profession and Native American dancer on the side. She is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you’ll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • NSN | Profile: Lonnie Thompson
      3/5/10
      0.0
      A climatologist struggles to save ancient history preserved in ice that is now melting. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • SLoS | Geologist & Bassoonist: Adrienne Block
      Meet Adrienne Block—a geologist by profession and bassoonist on the side. She is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you’ll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • NSN | Secrets in the Salt
      NSN | Secrets in the Salt
      Episode 02.19.10
      2/19/10
      0.0
      Salt deposits that formed 250 million years ago hold tantalizing hints of early life. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • SLoS | Biochemist & Pageant Queen: Erika Ebbel
      Meet Erika Ebbel-a biochemist by profession and pageant queen on the side. She is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists," a web-exclusive series from NOVA. Every two weeks, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. "The Secret Life of Scientists" is produced for NOVA by Seftel Productions. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife Exclusive funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists" provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundationmoreless
    • NSN | Moon Smasher
      NSN | Moon Smasher
      Episode 02.05.10
      2/5/10
      0.0
      A NASA satellite called LCROSS heads to the moon in hope of finding buried water.
    • SLoS | Climate Scientist & Juggler: Gavin Schmidt
      Meet Gavin Schmidt-a climate scientist by profession and juggler on the side.
    • NSN | Profile: Sangeeta Bhatia
      1/22/10
      0.0
      Intrigued by the idea of artificial organs, a biomedical engineer uses computer-chip technology to craft tiny livers.
    • SLoS | Aerospace engineer & Sailor: Dava Newman
      Meet Dava Newman-an aerospace engineer by profession and sailor on the side.
    • NSN | Smart Sea Lions and Talking Walruses
      Marine mammals are wowing researchers with more than just circus tricks.
    • NSN | The Science of Picky Eaters
      12/31/09
      0.0
      Don't like broccoli? Your DNA may explain why.
    • NSN | Profile: Franklin Chang-Díaz
      12/23/09
      0.0
      The first Latino-American astronaut is also a scientist designing a new generation of plasma-powered space vehicles.
    • NSN | Dinosaur Plague
      NSN | Dinosaur Plague
      Episode 12.18.09
      12/18/09
      0.0
      Insects caught in amber spark a controversial theory about what killed the dinosaurs.
    • SLoS | Psychologist & Foot Photographer: Laurie Santos
      Meet Laurie Santos-a clinical psychologist by profession and a foot photographer on the side.
    • NSN | Marathon Mouse
      NSN | Marathon Mouse
      Episode 12.04.09
      12/4/09
      0.0
      With an "exercise pill," researchers turn couch-potato rodents into champion runners.
    • SLoS | Student of Physics & Rock: Joe DeGeorge
      Meet Joe DeGeorge-a physics student by day and a rock star by night.
    • NSN | Hunt for Alien Earths
      NSN | Hunt for Alien Earths
      Episode 11.20.09
      11/20/09
      0.0
      Astronomers may be on the brink of finding Earth-like planets beyond our solar system.
    • SLoS | Ethnobotanist & Dancer: Ina Vandebroek
      Meet Ina Vandebroek-an ethnobotanist by profession and a salsa dancer on the side. She is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists," a web-exclusive series from NOVA.
    • NSN | Profile: Maydianne Andrade
      11/6/09
      0.0
      By peering into the sex lives of Australian redback spiders, this evolutionary biologist has shown the upside of cannibalism.
    • SLoS | Guitar Hero and Clarinetist: Eran Egozy
      Meet Eran Egozy-a developer of Guitar Hero and Rock Band by profession and a clarinetist on the side. He is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists," a web-exclusive series from NOVA.
    • NSN | Autism Genes
      NSN | Autism Genes
      Episode 10.23.09
      10/23/09
      0.0
      Researchers have begun to zero in on genes that might be responsible for autism.
    • SLoS | Engineer and Daredevil: Nate Ball
      10/16/09
      0.0
      Meet Nate Ball-a mechanical engineer by profession and a daredevil on the side. He is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists," a web-exclusive series from NOVA.
    • NSN | Anthrax Investigation
      NSN | Anthrax Investigation
      Episode 10.09.09
      10/9/09
      0.0
      The new science of microbial forensics reveals the source of the anthrax used in the deadly attacks of 2001.
    • SLoS | Researcher and Runner: Eva Vertes
      10/2/09
      0.0
      Meet Eva Vertes-a cancer researcher by profession and a runner on the side. She is one of the scientists we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists," a web-exclusive series from NOVA.
    • NSN | Profile: Luis von Ahn
      NSN | Profile: Luis von Ahn
      Episode 09.25.09
      9/25/09
      0.0
      A computer scientist finds novel ways to stop spammers and harness the brainpower of millions of people.
    • NSN | Auto-tune
      NSN | Auto-tune
      Episode 09.18.09
      9/18/09
      0.0
      Can't carry a tune? Andy Hildebrand's pitch-correction software can help you sing like a star.
    • SLoS | Nanoscientist and Photographer: Rich Robinson
      Meet Rich Robinson-a nanoscientist by profession and a photographer on the side. He is one of the scientists we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists," a web-exclusive series from NOVA.
    • SLoS | "Leech Man" Mark Siddall
      9/4/09
      0.0
      Meet Mark Siddall-a leech expert by profession and a culinary adventurer on the side. He is one of the scientists that we are profiling on "The Secret Life of Scientists," a web-exclusive series from NOVA.
    • NSN Short | What if? Falling into a Black Hole
      Neil deGrasse Tyson falls into a black hole. Ever wonder "What if? Send us your outlandish scenarios and other ideas.
    • NSN Short | A Memorable Snail
      8/21/09
      0.0
      In this short video, UCLA's David Glanzman shows what a spineless sea snail can teach us about our brains.
    • NSN Short | What if? The World Without Us
      8/14/09
      0.0
      Author Alan Weisman ponders the world without humans. Ever wonder "What if?
    • NSN Short | Ask the Astrophysicist: Meteors
      Neil deGrasse Tyson holds office hours in central park.
    • NSN Short | Ask the Astrophysicist: See the Beginning of Time
      Neil deGrasse Tyson holds office hours in central park. Send us your science questions.
    • NSN Short | Ask the Astrophysicist: Antimatter Engines
      Neil deGrasse Tyson holds office hours in central park.
    • NSN Short | Martian Salt
      NSN Short | Martian Salt
      Episode 07.27.09
      7/27/09
      0.0
      If cellulose survived 250 million years on Earth, could it survive in salt deposits on Mars?
    • NSN Short | Blocking Bitter Taste
      7/24/09
      0.0
      In this video, Neil deGrasse Tyson meets a genetically modified mouse that can't sense bitter.
    • NSN Short | Going Lunar for Less
      7/17/09
      0.0
      See how a mission to search for water on the moon is exploring a big question on a small budget.
    • NSN Short | Aiding Aging Muscles
      7/10/09
      0.0
      See how "exercise in a pill" could one day help the elderly and the bedridden.
    • NSN | Diamond Factory
      NSN | Diamond Factory
      Episode 07.03.09
      7/3/09
      0.0
      Visit a laboratory where entrepreneurs are growing perfectly pure diamonds.
    • NOVA Short | Inside Oliver Sacks's Brain
      6/26/09
      0.0
      See an expanded version of the film's sequence on Oliver Sacks's brain as it reacts to different pieces of music.
    • NSN Short | Detecting Life
      NSN Short | Detecting Life
      Episode 06.19.09
      6/19/09
      0.0
      Once we find a planet that has Earth-like potential, how can we tell if there is life on it? Harvard astrophysicist Lisa Kaltenegger explains how scientists might sniff out life by looking at the planet's atmosphere.
    • NSN | Profile: Arlie Petters
      6/12/09
      0.0
      A boy from a rural village in Belize grows up to become a world-class mathematician and cosmologist.
    • NSN | Epigenetics
      NSN | Epigenetics
      Episode 06.05.09
      6/5/09
      0.0
      Our lifestyles and environment can change the way our genes are expressed, leading even identical twins to become distinct as they age.
    • NSN | Profile: Julie Schablitsky
      5/29/09
      0.0
      Meet an archaeologist who is helping to rewrite the history of the Old West.
    • NSN | Emergence
      NSN | Emergence
      Episode 05.22.09
      5/22/09
      0.0
      How does the "intelligence" of an ant colony or the stock market arise out of the simple actions of its members?
    • NSN | T. Rex Blood?
      NSN | T. Rex Blood?
      Episode 05.15.09
      5/15/09
      0.0
      Preserved soft tissue, including possible blood vessels and red blood cells, are turning up in dinosaur fossils.
    • NSN | Profile: Bonnie Bassler
      5/8/09
      0.0
      Her insight into how bacteria "talk" has launched a revolution in biological and medical research.
    • NSN | Island of Stability
      NSN | Island of Stability
      Episode 05.01.09
      5/1/09
      0.0
      Follow the decades-long quest to create the elusive element 114.
    • Kryptos
      Kryptos
      Episode 04.24.09
      4/24/09
      0.0
      A coded sculpture at CIA headquarters has yet to be fully broken.
    • CERN
      CERN
      Episode 04.17.09
      4/17/09
      0.0
      Beneath the Alps, the mother of all particle accelerators nears completion.
    • Doctors' Lives: Jay
      Doctors' Lives: Jay
      Episode 04.10.09
      4/10/09
      0.0
      Follow Jay Bonnar's journey from medical student in 1987 to his life in 2008 as a psychiatrist. Watch NOVA every Tuesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, Pacific Life, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/doctorsmoreless
    • Doctors' Lives: Jane
      Doctors' Lives: Jane
      Episode 04.03.09
      4/3/09
      0.0
      Do you have what it takes to be a doctor? Follow Jane Liebschutz's journey from medical student in 1987 to her life in 2008 as an M.D. Watch NOVA every Tuesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, Pacific Life, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/doctorsmoreless
    • Solving a Maya Mystery
      Solving a Maya Mystery
      Episode 04.02.09
      4/2/08
      0.0
      In the mid-20th century, Tatiana Proskouriakoff was one of very few women within the field of Maya archeology. Learn how she cracked an important puzzle in understanding ancient Maya history.
    • Comet Airburst Destruction
      Comet Airburst Destruction
      Episode 03.27.09
      3/27/09
      0.0
      In this video clip, see why an explosion three miles above Earth would act like a white-hot tornado on the surface.
    • On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea, Part 4
      3/20/09
      0.0
      In this series of video stories, "On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea," explore the past and future of the fast-changing Bering Sea region, its culture and people, and the new polar science that is emerging from an expedition on board the Coast Guard cutter Healy.
    • On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea, Part 3
      3/16/09
      0.0
      In this series of video stories, "On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea," explore the past and future of the fast-changing Bering Sea region, its culture and people, and the new polar science that is emerging from an expedition on board the Coast Guard cutter Healy.
    • On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea, Part 2
      3/14/09
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      In this series of video stories, "On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea," explore the past and future of the fast-changing Bering Sea region, its culture and people, and the new polar science that is emerging from an expedition on board the Coast Guard cutter Healy.
    • Sleep and Memory
      Sleep and Memory
      Episode 03.13.09
      3/13/09
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      Why do we need sleep? Part of the answer may be to strengthen memories.
    • On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea, Part 1
      3/6/09
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      In this series of video stories, "On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea," explore the past and future of the fast-changing Bering Sea region, its culture and people, and the new polar science that is emerging from an expedition on board the Coast Guard cutter Healy.
    • Papyrus
      Papyrus
      Episode 02.27.09
      2/27/09
      0.0
      Scraps of writings from a garbage dump in ancient Egypt reveal what life was like 2,000 years ago.
    • A Plague of Rats
      A Plague of Rats
      Episode 02.25.09
      2/25/09
      0.0
      In this excerpt from NOVA's "Rat Attack," see how an infestation of rats, triggered by flowering bamboo, threatens the Indian state of Mizoram.
    • Profile: Cynthia Breazeal
      Profile: Cynthia Breazeal
      Episode 02.20.09
      2/20/09
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      A daring engineer designs robots to communicate and interact the way people do.
    • 1918 Flu
      1918 Flu
      Episode 02.13.09
      2/13/09
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      A virus that killed up to 50 million people is brought back to life to decipher its deadliness.
    • Profile: Karl Iagnemma
      Profile: Karl Iagnemma
      Episode 02.06.09
      2/6/09
      0.0
      An innovative MIT roboticist is also an acclaimed fiction writer.
    • Secret Surveillance
      Secret Surveillance
      Episode 02.03.09
      2/3/09
      0.0
      In this excerpt from NOVA's "The Spy Factory," see how electronic information flows from Asia to the United States and how the National Security Agency is tapping into communications collected both from abroad and from within the U.S.
    • Obesity
      Obesity
      Episode 01.30.09
      1/30/09
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      Examine the biology behind the compulsion to eat.
    • A Magical Migration
      A Magical Migration
      Episode 01.23.09
      1/23/09
      0.0
      In this excerpt from NOVA's "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies," see just how astounding the monarch butterfly's sense of navigation is, and learn how monarchs are tracked across North America.
    • Asteroid
      Asteroid
      Episode 01/23/2009
      1/23/09
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      Will a doomsday rock the size of the Rose Bowl hit Earth in 2036?
    • California's Energy Bet
      California's Energy Bet
      Episode 01.16.09
      1/16/09
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      In this excerpt from NOVA's "The Big Energy Gamble," California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a.k.a. "The Governator," touts the possibilities for a green-technology revolution. Also, see how a company called Nanosolar is printing out state-of-the-art solar panels and what's powering Google.
    • Aging
      Aging
      Episode 01.16.09
      1/16/09
      0.0
      Will research into "longevity genes" help us live longer and healthier lives?
    • Put a Lid on It
      Put a Lid on It
      Episode 01.12.09
      1/12/09
      0.0
      Bill Nye, TV's "Science Guy," conducts a pasta-making experiment that can save you money.
    • Profile: Judah Folkman
      Profile: Judah Folkman
      Episode 01.09.09
      1/9/09
      0.0
      Once scorned for his ideas about how cancer grows, the late Judah Folkman is now hailed as a visionary.
    • Mammoth Mystery
      Mammoth Mystery
      Episode 12.31.08
      12/31/08
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      A pair of mammoth skeletons is found locked together by their tusks. What happened?
    • Phoenix Mars Lander
      Phoenix Mars Lander
      Episode 12.24.08
      12/24/08
      0.0
      NASA's latest robot has already found frozen water and is looking for more signs that the Red Planet could support life.
    • The Weather on Mars
      The Weather on Mars
      Episode 12.23.08
      12/23/08
      0.0
      Is the weather on Mars anything like the weather on Earth? NOVA asked Vicky Hipkin from the Canadian Space Agency, who was part of the recent Phoenix Mission to explore conditions on the Red Planet.
    • Brain Trauma
      Brain Trauma
      Episode 12.18.08
      12/18/08
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      Even so-called "mild" head injuries turn out to be anything but.
    • The Strangest Form of Matter
      12/18/08
      0.0
      MIT physicist Daniel Kleppner explains how matter changes as it is reduced in temperature and nears -273 degrees F, or Absolute Zero.
    • Stem Cells Breakthrough
      Stem Cells Breakthrough
      Episode 12.12.08
      12/12/08
      0.0
      Three separate teams overcome a biomedical hurdle-creating stem cells without the use of human embryos.
    • War and Peace in Jamestown
      War and Peace in Jamestown
      Episode 12.12.08
      12/12/08
      0.0
      At the present-day excavation site at Jamestown, archeologists are uncovering evidence of intriguing, harmonious relationships between the native Powhatan people and the English colonists. Other evidence, hidden in tree rings, hints at why hostilities between the two cultures mounted.
    • The Search for ET
      The Search for ET
      Episode 12.05.08
      12/5/08
      0.0
      Astronomers have their radio telescopes tuned to receive signals from alien worlds. But is anybody out there?
    • Leeches
      Leeches
      Episode 11.26.08
      11/26/08
      0.0
      A century after falling out of favor among doctors, medicinal leeches are back in hospitals, sucking away on patients' wounds.
    • Smart Bridges
      Smart Bridges
      Episode 11.21.08
      11/21/08
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      Can we engineer bridges that tell us what's wrong with them before it's too late?
    • Studying Elephant Seals
      Studying Elephant Seals
      Episode 11.21.08
      11/21/08
      0.0
      In this excerpt from NOVA's "Ocean Animal Rescue," join biologist Daniel Costa and his team in the field as they study the surprising behavior of northern elephant seals. Watch NOVA every Tuesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. "Ocean Animal Rescue" is a NOVA Production produced by Hamilton Land & Cattle, Inc. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/ocean911moreless
    • Bird Brains
      Bird Brains
      Episode 11.14.08
      11/14/08
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      Clues to the origins of human language are turning up in the brains of birds.
    • Animating the Bible
      Animating the Bible
      Episode 11.14.08
      11/14/08
      0.0
      Get a behind-the-scenes look at how filmmakers and visual-effects artists created a 3-D animation of the Hebrew Bible for NOVA's two-hour special, "The Bible's Buried Secrets." Watch NOVA every Tuesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. Original footage produced for NOVA by Gary Glassman; video podcast produced by Melissa Salpietra and Susan K. Lewis and edited by Melissa Salpietra. "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is a Providence Pictures Production for NOVA in association with National Geographic Channel. Materials provided by Handcranked Productions (www.handcrankedproductions.com). Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. Major funding for "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, and the Righteous Persons Foundation. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Skirball Foundation and by The Solow Art and Architecture Foundation. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/biblemoreless
    • Portraying the Writers
      Portraying the Writers
      Episode 11.10.08
      11/10/08
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      Find out how scenes for NOVA's upcoming two-hour special, "The Bible's Buried Secrets," were filmed. Watch NOVA every Tuesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. Original footage produced for NOVA by Gary Glassman; video podcast produced by Melissa Salpietra and Susan K. Lewis and edited by Melissa Salpietra. "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is a Providence Pictures Production for NOVA in association with the National Geographic Channel. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. Major funding for "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, and the Righteous Persons Foundation. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Skirball Foundation and by The Solow Art and Architecture Foundation. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/biblemoreless
    • Killer Microbe
      Killer Microbe
      Episode 11.07.08
      11/7/08
      0.0
      A relatively benign bug becomes a highly lethal pathogen, known to U.S. soldiers as Iraqibacter.
    • Recreating the Temple
      Recreating the Temple
      Episode 11.07.08
      11/7/08
      0.0
      Gary Glassman, producer and director of NOVA's two-hour special, "The Bible's Buried Secrets," and associate producer Tristan Barako take you behind the scenes on a tour of Solomon's Temple. Watch NOVA every Tuesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. Original footage produced for NOVA by Gary Glassman; video podcast produced by Melissa Salpietra and Susan K. Lewis and edited by Melissa Salpietra. "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is a Providence Pictures Production for NOVA in association with National Geographic Channel. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. Major funding for "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, and the Righteous Persons Foundation. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Skirball Foundation and by The Solow Art and Architecture Foundation. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/biblemoreless
    • Did God Have a Wife?
      Did God Have a Wife?
      Episode 11.07.08
      11/7/08
      0.0
      In this excerpt from NOVA's two-hour special, "The Bible's Buried Secrets," archeologist William Dever describes evidence that the ancient Israelite God, YHWH, had a female counterpart. Watch NOVA every Tuesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is a Providence Pictures Production for NOVA in association with National Geographic Channel. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. Major funding for "The Bible's Buried Secrets" is provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, and the Righteous Persons Foundation. Additional funding for this program is provided by the Skirball Foundation and by The Solow Art and Architecture Foundation. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/biblemoreless
    • Profile: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
      10/31/08
      0.0
      He jumped the fence from Mexico to work as a farmhand and ended up a leading brain surgeon. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by Pfizer, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0407101. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.moreless
    • Profile: Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
      10/31/08
      0.0
      He jumped the fence from Mexico to work as a farmhand and ended up a leading brain surgeon.
    • Nature's Hidden Geometry
      Nature's Hidden Geometry
      Episode 10.24.08
      10/24/08
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      In this excerpt from NOVA's "Hunting the Hidden Dimension," get a glimpse of the birth of a new branch of mathematics that explains geometric patterns found throughout nature. Watch NOVA every Tuesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/fractalsmoreless
    • First Primates
      First Primates
      Episode 10.24.08
      10/24/08
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      Our most distant primate ancestors, which took the stage shortly after the dinosaurs left it, were tree-dwellers the size of mice.
    • Saving Hubble
      Saving Hubble
      Episode 10.17.08
      10/17/08
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      Two teams of spacewalkers take on the risky mission of reviving the ailing Space Telescope.
    • No Simple Mission
      No Simple Mission
      Episode 10.10.08
      10/10/08
      0.0
      In this excerpt from NOVA's "Space Shuttle Disaster," get a glimpse of the factors that led to one of the worst accidents in the history of America's space program. Watch NOVA every Tuesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/columbiamoreless
    • Capturing Carbon
      Capturing Carbon
      Episode 10.10.08
      10/10/08
      0.0
      An eighth-grader's science fair project prompts her scientist father to develop a new way to pull excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
    • Space Storms
      Space Storms
      Episode 10.03.08
      10/3/08
      0.0
      Behind the dazzling display of the aurora borealis are space storms that could turn the lights off here on Earth.
    • Profile: Pardis Sabeti
      Profile: Pardis Sabeti
      Episode 09.26.08
      9/26/08
      0.0
      By night she's a rocker. By day, she's a Harvard geneticist tracking the evolution of the human genome.
    • Dark Matter
      Dark Matter
      Episode 09.19.08
      9/19/08
      0.0
      Learn more about dark matter, and how science is searching for it.
    • Personal DNA Testing
      Personal DNA Testing
      Episode 09.12.08
      9/12/08
      0.0
      Genetic testing to assess risk factors for a handful of serious illnesses is now commercially available. But is it a good idea?
    • Of Mice and Memory
      Of Mice and Memory
      Episode 09.05.08
      9/5/08
      0.0
      Mice placed in enriched environments can recover lost memories, giving hope to those who study Alzheimer's.
    • Art Authentication
      Art Authentication
      Episode 08.29.08
      8/29/08
      0.0
      See how clever computer algorithms can distinguish a master fake from a masterpiece.
    • Profile: Hany Farid
      Profile: Hany Farid
      Episode 08.22.08
      8/22/08
      0.0
      This self-proclaimed "accidental scientist" is a digital detective inventing new ways to tell if photos have been faked.
    • Hunting Meteorites
      Hunting Meteorites
      Episode 08.15.08
      8/15/08
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      Space scientist Rob Matson shows Neil deGrasse Tyson his favorite meteorite hunting ground.
    • Meet the Cuttlefish
      Meet the Cuttlefish
      Episode 08.08.08
      8/8/08
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      Roger Hanlon of the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole introduces us to one of his favorite cephalopods, the cuttlefish. This remarkable creature, a cousin of squid and octopus, can change the color, pattern, and even texture of its skin in the blink of an eye.
    • Elevator to Space
      Elevator to Space
      Episode 08.01.08
      8/1/08
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      Neil deGrasse Tyson visits a company with a prototype for a space elevator
    • A Plug-In Solution
      A Plug-In Solution
      Episode 07.25.08
      7/25/08
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      The 'Car Talk' brothers, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, visit the UC Davis lab of Andy Frank, inventor of the plug-in hybrid, to learn more about one of the possible ways we can transition our transportation system of off oil. Watch NOVA every Tuesday night on PBS. Or join us online at http://www.pbs.org/nova Funding for NOVA is provided by ExxonMobil, David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers.moreless
    • Kingdom of the Leeches
      Kingdom of the Leeches
      Episode 07.21.08
      7/21/08
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      Neil deGrasse Tyson embarks on a quest with leech expert Mark Siddall in the swamps of Connecticut to seek out the infamous decorated leech.
    • Hello, this is Earth.
      Hello, this is Earth.
      Episode 07.18.08
      7/18/08
      0.0
      Jill Tartar, director of the SETI Institute, has thought long and hard about what we could, should, and would say to an alien civilization.
    • Life of an Astronaut
      Life of an Astronaut
      Episode 07.03.08
      7/3/08
      0.0
      Hubble veteran, Mike Massimino, tells it like it is-the good and bad of being an astronaut.
    • Personal Genome Project
      Personal Genome Project
      Episode 06.27.08
      6/27/08
      0.0
      The Personal Genome Project, spearheaded by George Church, the Director of Harvard's Center for Computational Genetics, aims to recruit 100,000 people to offer up their DNA and personal life histories, all in an effort to further knowledge of human genetics and why we get-or don't get-diseases.
    • Journey Through The Center of The Earth
      6/24/08
      0.0
      Ever wonder what would happen if you dug a whole from one side of the Earth, through the center, out the other side, and then jumped in?
    • The Dark Matter Mystery
      The Dark Matter Mystery
      Episode 06.23.08
      6/23/08
      0.0
      We can't see dark matter, and some skeptics doubt its existence, but many scientists think it makes up 20-some percent of our universe. Astronomer Doug Clowe explains how the Bullet Cluster, a group of galaxies billions of light years away, may shed some light on this mysterious stuff.
    • Wisdom of the Crowds
      Wisdom of the Crowds
      Episode 06.20.08
      6/20/08
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      Ask enough people to estimate something, and the average of all their guesses will get you surprisingly close to the right answer.
    • Amazing Atoms
      Amazing Atoms
      Episode 06.13.08
      6/13/08
      0.0
      Throw away your textbooks. Here is the latest, atomically correct, version of our old friend, the atom.
    • Twin Prime Conjecture
      Twin Prime Conjecture
      Episode 05.30.08
      5/30/08
      0.0
      New insight into a 2,300-year-old mystery surrounding prime numbers inspires a song.
    • The Ant Whisperer
      The Ant Whisperer
      Episode 05.16.08
      5/16/08
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      World-renowned naturalist Edward O. Wilson explains amazing discoveries in ant communication and behavior.
    • A Second Chance
      A Second Chance
      Episode 05.12.08
      5/12/08
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      The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia has treated over 30,000 women who suffer from a birth injury called a fistula. These women, most of whom are rejected by society, get a second chance at life.
    • Roadside Garden
      Roadside Garden
      Episode 05.02.08
      5/2/08
      0.0
      Botanist Yin Kaipu and modern-day plant hunter Dan Hinkley stumble upon a roadside garden and find a treasure trove of famous flowers in their native birthplace.
    • NOVA Open Content: Car of the Future
      4/16/08
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      Raw footage shot for NOVA's "Car of the Future" documentary.
    • Marathon Stories: Sama
      Marathon Stories: Sama
      Episode 04.14.08
      4/14/08
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      For Sama ElBannan, the marathon is a way to work through grief and pay tribute to her late mother. Sama was grieving the death of her mother when she heard about NOVA's marathon challenge. Training was tough, but Sama was determined to run the marathon for the memory of her mother.moreless
    • Marathon Stories: Jonathan
      Marathon Stories: Jonathan
      Episode 04.11.08
      4/11/08
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      In the midst of a divorce, Jonathan Bush turns to marathon training to focus on something positive. Jonathan Bush is a busy man. When he was encouraged by a friend to join the NOVA Marathon team, he had his doubts. To Jonathan, the marathon became a symbol of pushing yourself to the extreme.moreless
    • Marathon Stories: Betsey
      Marathon Stories: Betsey
      Episode 04.10.08
      4/10/08
      0.0
      After major surgery and gaining 70 pounds, one woman sees the marathon as a chance to change her life. Betsey is not a runner. But after major surgery to remove a tumor from her spine, followed by severe weight gain, she decides to use the Boston Marathon as a way to get through a darker period in her life.moreless
    • Marathon Stories: Steve
      Marathon Stories: Steve
      Episode 04.09.08
      4/9/08
      0.0
      Why would former NFL linebacker Steve DeOssie take on the Boston Marathon? Because it's such an outrageous idea. Steve DeOssie is built and trained for football. He soon finds out that the marathon is a whole different ball game.
    • Marathon Stories
      Marathon Stories
      Episode 04.09.08
      4/9/08
      0.0
      Can novice runners handle the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon? Can novice runners handle the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon? NOVA intends to find out. In a series of video podcasts, follow four would-be marathoners from the beginning of their training all the way to the starting line.
    • Germany's Solar Experiment
      Germany's Solar Experiment
      Episode 03.13.08
      3/13/08
      0.0
      In this excerpt from NOVA's "Saved by the Sun," see why Germans are rapidly adopting solar power technologies.
    • China's Fantastic Fossils
      China's Fantastic Fossils
      Episode 02.21.08
      2/21/08
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      Join paleontologist Mark Norell of the American Museum of Natural History as he travels to Liaoning, China in search of the region's spectacularly preserved fossils.
    • The Royal Mummy Test
      The Royal Mummy Test
      Episode 01.27.08
      1/27/08
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      Zahi Hawass is Egypt's Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. He is an expert on Egyptian mummies.
    • Optical Tricks of the Parthenon
      1/23/08
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      Ancient Greek architects were on to something when they built the Parthenon with subtle curves and no right angles. While it remains debatable, some scholars argue that these features were intended to counter the brain's tendency to see optical illusions.
    • A Town Divided
      A Town Divided
      Episode 11.16.07
      11/16/07
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      In Dover, Pennsylvania, teachers and parents took a stand against the school board's push to teach intelligent design in science classes. What resulted was a landmark U.S. court case that reverberated throughout the small community, pitting neighbor against neighbor.
    • Evidence for Evolution
      Evidence for Evolution
      Episode 11.09.07
      11/9/07
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      Paleontologist Neil Shubin of the University of Chicago and the Field Museum explains how a 375 million-year-old fossil called Tiktaalik bridges the gap between primitive fish and four-legged animals. Found in the Canadian Arctic, Tiktaalik offers strong supporting evidence of Darwin's theory of evolution.
    • Evolution in Action
      Evolution in Action
      Episode 10.31.07
      10/31/07
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      NOVA visits David Wake, a renowned evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, as he explains why members of the same species of California salamander look and behave so differently. It's a case study of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, and an example, Wake says, that Darwin himself would have loved.moreless
    • Sleepless Surgeons
      Sleepless Surgeons
      Episode 06.20.07
      6/20/07
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      Jeff Ellenbogen at Harvard Medical School is hard at work on a study to find out how sleep affects the learning and performance of surgical skills. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the host of NOVA scienceNOW, visits Ellenbogen's lab and takes a crack at laparoscopic surgery.
    • Amber Slide Show
      Amber Slide Show
      Episode 06.06.07
      6/6/07
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      George Poinar, Jr., is a research fellow at Oregon State University. Together with his wife Roberta, he has coauthored several books on amber, including The Amber Forest: A Reconstruction of a Vanished World, where you can find these and other images of amber.
    • Trials and Tribulations
      Trials and Tribulations
      Episode 05.21.07
      5/21/07
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      The DARPA Grand Challenge is a U.S. Department of Defense competition open to the public and intended to inspire new designs of autonomous ground vehicles. In this video podcast, several Grand Challenge entrants experience the crashes and collisions that are par for the course.
    • Balancing Act
      Balancing Act
      Episode 05.21.07
      5/21/07
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      The DARPA Grand Challenge is a U.S. Department of Defense competition open to the public and intended to inspire new designs of autonomous ground vehicles. "Ghostrider" is the only motorcycle entrant in the Challenge. The bike's young inventor, Anthony Levandowski, designed his riderless robot vehicle to igneniously keep itself stable using steering alone.moreless
    • DAD's Big Day
      DAD's Big Day
      Episode 05.21.07
      5/21/07
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      The DARPA Grand Challenge is a U.S. Department of Defense competition open to the public and intended to inspire new designs of autonomous ground vehicles. Bruce Hall is one of the two eclectic brothers who make up Team DAD (short for Digital Auto Drive). In this episode, ride along with Hall on his vehicle's first significant qualifying test in front of Grand Challenge judges.moreless
    • Snail Slime
      Snail Slime
      Episode 03.01.07
      3/1/07
      0.0
      What do get when you cross the world's most famous slowpoke with some of MIT's latest high-tech robotics? Anna Lee Strachan, an associate producer for NOVA scienceNOW, finds out.
    • Making a Stone Age Weapon
      Making a Stone Age Weapon
      Episode 02.16.07
      2/16/07
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      Jeff Boudreau of the Massachusetts Archeological Society demonstrates how America's Stone Age explorers made the Clovis point, a weapon that could mean the difference between life and death.