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NSN | New Photos of Einstein's Brain

2013-06-27 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

Researchers who've studied Einstein's brain have long known that parts of his parietal lobe—a part of the brain involved in spatial imagination—were unusually large. But now, a collection of 14 photographs missing since 1955 have revealed that Einstein's right frontal lobe has four ridges instead of the standard-issue three, giving him more brain power. And, in an unusual twist, it turns out that the host of NOVA scienceNOW, David Pogue, shares this same trait. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. …

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(Refeed) NSN | Autism Genes

2013-06-20 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

Researchers have begun to zero in on genes that might be responsible for autism. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, 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.…

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(Refeed) NOVA Short | Quantum Confidential

2013-06-13 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.…

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The Egyptian Bow

2013-06-05 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

Water buffalo tusks, fish bladders, and animal sinew all went into the making of the ancient Egyptian composite bow. While the materials may seem primitive, this powerful weapon was not so different from the bows of today. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. …

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(Refeed) NSN | Profile: Luis von Ahn

2013-05-30 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

A computer scientist finds novel ways to stop spammers and harness the brainpower of millions of people. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers. pbs.org/nova/sciencenow 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.…

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(Refeed) Stem Cells Breakthrough

2013-05-23 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 14s

Three separate teams overcome a biomedical hurdle-creating stem cells without the use of human embryos. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 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.…

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(Refeed) NOVA Short | Chemotherapy and Breast Cancer

2013-05-16 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.…

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(Refeed) Brain Trauma

2013-05-09 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

Knocks to the head may seem funny in cartoons, sports replays, and YouTube videos, but even minor head injuries often lead to serious concussions. A concussion may leave no trace on a conventional MRI scan yet cause permanent memory loss, attention problems, and depression. NOVA scienceNOW investigates promising new leads in understanding this puzzling condition, which affects millions of people in the U.S., including many high-school and college athletes who suffer concussions yet are encouraged to return to the playing field. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 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.…

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(Refeed) NSN | Replacing Body Parts

2013-05-02 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

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 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.…

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(Refeed) NSN Short|Aiding Aging Muscles

2013-04-25 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

See how "exercise in a pill" could one day help the elderly and the bedridden. For more, visit pbs.org/sciencenow NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 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.…

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(Refeed) NSN | Public Genomes

2013-04-18 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

Thousands of people are signing up to post their DNA sequences on the Internet, for all to see. Are they crazy? Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 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.…

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(Refeed) NSN | Revealing the Origins of Life

2013-04-11 :: WGBH Science Unit

How did molecules first make the leap from non-living to living? An English chemist may have solved part of the mystery. Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.…

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(Refeed) Dark Matter

2013-04-04 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 14s

Learn more about dark matter, and how science is searching for it. Watch past episodes of the program, try out interactives, and more on our Web site: www.pbs.org/nova/sciencenow Funding for NOVA scienceNOW is provided by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and PBS viewers. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 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.…

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(Refeed) Personal Genome Project

2013-03-28 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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. Watch past episodes of the program, try out interactives, and more on our Web site: http://www.pbs.org/nova/sciencenow Video podcast produced by Julia Cort. Edited and narrated by Melissa Salpietra. Original footage and interviews for NOVA scienceNOW produced by Julia Cort. Stock footage provided by istockphoto.com. 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. National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by The Boeing Company. Major funding for NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 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.…

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(Refeed) Higgs Boson Revealed

2013-03-21 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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, and PBS viewers. To learn more about the Higgs boson, visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/…

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(Refeed) The Higgs Particle Matters

2013-03-14 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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. 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 about the Higgs boson, visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/…

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NOVA Short | The Volga Trade Route

2013-03-01 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

The Vikings didn't invent crucible steel, so where did it come from? Many experts believe that the Volga trade route supplied Vikings with prized crucible steel from the Middle East, where people were more practiced in the art of forging it. 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. © WGBH Educational Foundation…

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NOVA Short| When Hurricane Sandy Went Rogue

2013-02-21 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

Hurricane Sandy was born just like any other tropical storm: the warm water acts as a "heat engine" and produces strong winds. But an unfortunate turn catapulted Sandy into the Northeast—making it unusually devastating for those living on or near the coast. 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. © WGBH Educational Foundation…

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(Refeed) NOVA Short | Evolution in Action

2013-02-14 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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.…

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NSN Short | Egyptian Armor

2013-02-07 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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.…

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NOVA Short| Scripting the Truth

2013-01-31 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

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 Foundation…

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NOVA Short| Swarming Drones

2013-01-24 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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.…

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NOVA Short| A Neanderthal Burial

2013-01-17 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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.…

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NOVA Short| A Volcanic Labyrinth

2013-01-10 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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.…

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NOVA Short| Meet the Volcanoes

2013-01-03 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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.…

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SLoS|10 Questions for Bruce Jackson

2012-12-13 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

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 Foundation…

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SLoS|10 Questions for Ian Lipkin

2012-12-05 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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 Foundation…

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SLoS|10 Questions with Tom Yang

2012-11-29 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

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 Foundation…

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NOVA Short| Space Kids

2012-11-22 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

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 Foundation…

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NOVA Short| Finding Earth-Like Planets

2012-11-16 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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 Foundation…

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NSN Short| The Waggle Dance

2012-11-08 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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 Foundation…

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SLoS|10 Questions for Michelle Thaller

2012-10-31 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

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 Foundation…

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NSN Short| Five Reasons to Eat Insects

2012-10-24 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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 Foundation…

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NSN Short| David Pogue's Brain Scan

2012-09-27 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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 Foundation…

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NSN Short| Hippocampus Humor

2012-09-20 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

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 Foundation…

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(refeed) NSN | Emergence

2012-09-13 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

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 Foundation…

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(Refeed) NOVA Short | The Memorial Plaques

2012-09-07 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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.…

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NOVA |How to Land a Mars Rover

2012-08-16 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

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 Foundation…

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(refeed) SLoS | Student of Physics & Rock: Joe DeGeorge

2012-07-26 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

Meet Joe DeGeorge-a physics student by day and a rock star by night. 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…

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(refeed) SLoS | Climate Scientist & Juggler: Gavin Schmidt

2012-07-19 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

Meet Gavin Schmidt—a climate scientist by profession and juggler 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…

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Higgs Boson Revealed

2012-07-11 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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/…

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The Higgs Particle Matters

2012-07-05 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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/…

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(refeed) Comet Airburst Destruction

2012-06-20 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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/clovis…

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(refeed) NOVA Short | Founders of Modern Astronomy

2012-06-15 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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.…

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(refeed) Studying Elephant Seals

2012-06-06 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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.html…

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(refeed) SLoS | Synesthesia Researcher & Synesthete: Steffie Tomson

2012-05-23 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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.…

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(refeed) Profile: Pardis Sabeti

2012-05-16 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 8s

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.…

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(refeed) NSN | Detecting Earthquakes

2012-05-09 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

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.…

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(refeed) NOVA Short | Soccer-Playing Robots

2012-05-02 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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. …

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(refeed) NSN | Plasma Rockets

2012-04-25 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

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, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers.…

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NOVA Short | NOVA Elements iPad App

2012-04-18 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers. …

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NOVA Short | Light My Fire

2012-04-11 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

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. …

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NOVA Short | Elemental Bloopers

2012-03-28 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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. …

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NOVA Short | Chemotherapy and Breast Cancer

2012-03-21 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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.…

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(repeat) NSN | Profile: Julie Schablitsky

2012-03-08 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 9s

Meet an archeologist who is helping to rewrite the history of the Old West. 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.…

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(repeat) SLoS | Psycholinguist & Speed Demon: Jean Berko Gleason

2012-02-29 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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" is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 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, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, and PBS viewers.…

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(repeat) NSN | Earthquakes in the Midwest

2012-02-22 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

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. …

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(repeat) NSN | Profile: Maydianne Andrade

2012-02-15 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 9s

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. …

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(Repeat) NSN | Smart Bridges

2012-02-08 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

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. …

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NOVA Short | Drinking "Mastodon Juice"

2012-02-01 :: WGBH Science Unit

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. …

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NSN Short | Art Authentication

2012-01-25 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

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. …

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NOVA Short | Put a Lid on It

2012-01-25 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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/energy…

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NSN Short | Blocking Bitter Taste

2012-01-10 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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.…

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NSN | Obesity

2012-01-03 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

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.…

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NSN | Profile: Bonnie Bassler

2011-12-20 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 9s

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.…

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NOVA Short | The Weather on Mars

2011-12-13 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 5s

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.…

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NOVA Short | Evolution in Action

2011-12-06 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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.…

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NOVA Short | A Magical Migration

2011-11-29 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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/butterflies…

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NOVA Short | The Amazing Atomic Clock

2011-11-23 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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.…

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NOVA Short | The Making of the Quantum Club

2011-11-15 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 5s

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.…

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NOVA Short | Quantum Confidential

2011-11-08 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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.…

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NOVA Short | Heisenberg Humor

2011-11-01 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

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.…

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NOVA Short | Reflections on the 9/11 Memorial

2011-10-25 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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.…

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NOVA Short | Rebuilding 7 World Trade Center

2011-10-18 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

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.…

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NOVA Short | The 9/11 Memorial Mock-Up

2011-10-11 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

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.…

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NOVA Short | The Memorial Plaques

2011-10-04 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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.…

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NOVA Short | Solving an Engineering Problem

2011-09-27 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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.…

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NOVA Short | Walls of Glass

2011-09-20 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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.…

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NOVA Short | The Spacetime Lemonade Stand

2011-09-16 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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. …

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NSN | Profile: Jay Keasling

2011-08-26 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

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.…

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NSN | Smart Grid

2011-08-19 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 9s

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.…

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NSN | Robotic Cars

2011-08-12 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

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.…

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NSN | Detecting Earthquakes

2011-08-05 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

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.…

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NSN | Social Robots

2011-07-29 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

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.…

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NSN | Profile: Andre Fenton

2011-07-22 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

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.…

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NSN | Lice and Human Evolution

2011-07-15 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

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.…

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NSN | Revealing the Origins of Life

2011-07-08 :: WGBH Science Unit

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.…

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NSN | Origins of the Solar System

2011-07-01 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

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.…

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NSN | Profile: Irene Pepperberg & Alex

2011-06-24 :: WGBH Science Unit

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.…

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NSN | How Smart Is An Octopus?

2011-06-17 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

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.…

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NSN | How Smart Are Dolphins?

2011-06-10 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

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.…

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NSN | How Smart Are Dogs?

2011-06-03 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 15s

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.…

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NSN | Profile: David Eagleman

2011-05-27 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

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.…

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NSN | Magnetic Mind Control

2011-05-20 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

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.…

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NSN | Can Machines Think Like Us?

2011-05-13 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

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.…

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NSN | Magic and the Brain

2011-05-06 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

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.…

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SLoS | Climate Scientist & Evangelical Christian: Katharine Hayhoe

2011-04-29 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 8s

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.…

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NSN | Human Hibernation

2011-04-29 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 8s

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.…

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NSN | Profile: Jason Leigh

2011-04-22 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 9s

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.…

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NSN | Can We Slow Aging?

2011-04-15 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

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.…

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SLoS | Vegetarian Scientist & Rapper: Alan Sage

2011-04-15 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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.…

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NSN | Replacing Body Parts

2011-04-08 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

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.…

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NSN | Can My Car Live Forever?

2011-04-01 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 5s

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.…

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SLoS | Architectural Engineer & Rock Climber: Emily Whiting

2011-04-01 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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.…

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NSN | Profile: Vandi Verma

2011-03-25 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

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.…

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SLoS | Neuroscientist & Elephant Band Leader: Dave Sulzer

2011-03-18 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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.…

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NSN | Plasma Rockets

2011-03-18 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

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.…

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NSN | Space Food

2011-03-11 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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.…

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SLoS | Education Engineer & Dancer: Shaundra Daily

2011-03-04 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

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.…

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NSN | Next-Generation Space Suits

2011-03-04 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

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.…

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NSN | Space Dangers

2011-02-25 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

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?…

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SLoS | Neurobiologist & Meditator: Andre Fenton

2011-02-18 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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.…

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NOVA Short | Soccer-Playing Robots

2011-02-11 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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 Foundation…

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SLoS | Synesthesia Researcher & Synesthete: Steffie Tomson

2011-02-04 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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.…

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NSN Short | Magic and Autism

2011-01-28 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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 Foundation…

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SLoS | Product Designer & TV Host: Judy Lee

2011-01-24 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

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.…

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NSN Short | Cosmic Ray Danger

2011-01-24 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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 Foundation…

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NOVA Short | Taking the Heat

2011-01-14 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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 Foundation…

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SLoS | Physicist & Figure Skater: Michio Kaku

2011-01-07 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

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 Foundation…

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SLoS | Biology Teacher & Artist: Caryn Babaian

2010-12-17 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

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 Foundation…

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SLoS | Theoretical Physicist & Glider Pilot: Allan Adams

2010-12-03 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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 Foundation…

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SLoS | Cancer Researcher & Shofar Player: Len Zon

2010-12-02 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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 Foundation…

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SLoS | Physicist & Saxophonist: Stephon Alexander

2010-11-05 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

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 Foundation…

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NOVA Short | Surviving an Elevator Plunge

2010-11-02 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

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 Seamans…

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NOVA Short | Shabbat Elevator

2010-11-02 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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 Seamans…

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SLoS | Microbiologist & Wrestler: Rachel Collins

2010-10-22 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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 Foundation…

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NOVA Short | Gothic Cathedrals: Birth of Gothic

2010-10-15 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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. …

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SLoS | Psycholinguist & Speed Demon: Jean Berko Gleason

2010-10-08 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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 Foundation…

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NOVA Short | Gothic Cathedrals: A Colorful Past

2010-10-08 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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.…

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NOVA Short | Gothic Cathedrals: Science and Religion

2010-10-01 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

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. …

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SLoS | Neuroscientist & Cheerleader: Mollie Woodworth

2010-09-23 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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 Foundation…

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NSN Short | Snail Slime

2010-09-03 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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.…

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NSN Short | Dolphin Reading Test

2010-06-30 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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.…

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NSN | CERN

2010-06-07 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

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.…

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NSN | Profile: Sang-Mook Lee

2010-05-14 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

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.…

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NSN | Earthquakes in the Midwest

2010-05-07 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

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.…

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NSN | Public Genomes

2010-04-30 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

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.…

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SLoS | Astrophysicist & Tie Collector: Neil deGrasse Tyson

2010-04-23 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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 Foundation…

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NOVA Short | Hubble's Amazing Rescue

2010-04-16 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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.…

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NSN | Mystery of the Gakkel Ridge

2010-04-09 :: WGBH Science Unit

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.…

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NOVA Short | Founders of Modern Astronomy

2010-04-02 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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.…

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SLoS | Teen Astronomer & Singer: Caroline Moore

2010-03-26 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

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 Foundation…

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NSN | Algae Fuel

2010-03-19 :: WGBH Science Unit

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.…

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SLoS | Geologist & Native American Dancer: Alexandrea Bowman

2010-03-12 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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 Foundation…

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NSN | Profile: Lonnie Thompson

2010-03-05 :: WGBH Science Unit

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.…

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NSN | Secrets in the Salt

2010-02-19 :: WGBH Science Unit

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.…

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SLoS | Biochemist & Pageant Queen: Erika Ebbel

2010-02-12 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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 Foundation…

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NSN | Moon Smasher

2010-02-05 :: WGBH Science Unit

A NASA satellite called LCROSS heads to the moon in hope of finding buried water. 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.…

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SLoS | Climate Scientist & Juggler: Gavin Schmidt

2010-01-29 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

Meet Gavin Schmidt—a climate scientist by profession and juggler 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…

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NSN | Profile: Sangeeta Bhatia

2010-01-22 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

Intrigued by the idea of artificial organs, a biomedical engineer uses computer-chip technology to craft tiny livers. 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.…

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SLoS | Aerospace engineer & Sailor: Dava Newman

2010-01-15 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

Meet Dava Newman—an aerospace engineer by profession and sailor 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 Foundation…

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NSN | Smart Sea Lions and Talking Walruses

2010-01-08 :: WGBH Science Unit

Marine mammals are wowing researchers with more than just circus tricks. 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.…

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NSN | The Science of Picky Eaters

2009-12-31 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

Don't like broccoli? Your DNA may explain why. 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.…

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NSN | Profile: Franklin Chang-Díaz

2009-12-23 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

The first Latino-American astronaut is also a scientist designing a new generation of plasma-powered space vehicles. 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.…

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NSN | Dinosaur Plague

2009-12-18 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 15s

Insects caught in amber spark a controversial theory about what killed the dinosaurs. 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.…

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SLoS | Psychologist & Foot Photographer: Laurie Santos

2009-12-11 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

Meet Laurie Santos-a clinical psychologist by profession and a foot photographer 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 Foundation…

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NSN | Marathon Mouse

2009-12-04 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

With an "exercise pill," researchers turn couch-potato rodents into champion runners. 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.…

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SLoS | Student of Physics & Rock: Joe DeGeorge

2009-11-25 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

Meet Joe DeGeorge-a physics student by day and a rock star by night. 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…

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NSN | Hunt for Alien Earths

2009-11-20 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

Astronomers may be on the brink of finding Earth-like planets beyond our solar system. 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. …

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SLoS | Ethnobotanist & Dancer: Ina Vandebroek

2009-11-13 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

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. 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. …

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NSN | Profile: Maydianne Andrade

2009-11-06 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

By peering into the sex lives of Australian redback spiders, this evolutionary biologist has shown the upside of cannibalism. 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. …

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SLoS | Guitar Hero and Clarinetist: Eran Egozy

2009-10-30 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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.…

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NSN | Autism Genes

2009-10-23 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

Researchers have begun to zero in on genes that might be responsible for autism. 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.…

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SLoS | Engineer and Daredevil: Nate Ball

2009-10-16 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 9s

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. 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.…

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NSN | Anthrax Investigation

2009-10-09 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 14s

The new science of microbial forensics reveals the source of the anthrax used in the deadly attacks of 2001. www.pbs.org/nova/sciencenow 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.…

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SLoS | Researcher and Runner: Eva Vertes

2009-10-02 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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. Every two weeks on our website, pbs.org/nova/secretlife, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their collection of short videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife "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 to enhance pubic understanding of science and technology and to portray the lives of men and women engaged in scientific and technological pursuit.…

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NSN | Profile: Luis von Ahn

2009-09-25 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

A computer scientist finds novel ways to stop spammers and harness the brainpower of millions of people. 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. pbs.org/nova/sciencenow 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.…

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NSN | Auto-tune

2009-09-18 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

Can't carry a tune? Andy Hildebrand's pitch-correction software can help you sing like a star. 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. pbs.org/nova/sciencenow 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.…

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SLoS | Nanoscientist and Photographer: Rich Robinson

2009-09-11 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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. Every two weeks on our website, pbs.org/nova/secretlife, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their collection of short videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife "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 to enhance pubic understanding of science and technology and to portray the lives of men and women engaged in scientific and technological pursuit.…

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SLoS | "Leech Man" Mark Siddall

2009-09-04 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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. Every two weeks on our website, pbs.org/nova/secretlife, you'll have a chance to meet a new scientist or engineer. Watch their collection of short videos. Ask them questions. Find out how their surprising secret lives fuel their science, and vice versa. Visit pbs.org/nova/secretlife "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 to enhance pubic understanding of science and technology and to portray the lives of men and women engaged in scientific and technological pursuit.…

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NSN Short | What if? Falling into a Black Hole

2009-08-28 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

Neil deGrasse Tyson falls into a black hole. Ever wonder "What if? Send us your outlandish scenarios and other ideas. Go to pbs.org/sciencenow/cosmic and search for "What if?" NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Video produced and edited by Vincent Liota. 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.…

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NSN Short | A Memorable Snail

2009-08-21 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

In this short video, UCLA's David Glanzman shows what a spineless sea snail can teach us about our brains. Go to pbs.org/sciencenow for more science stories. NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Video podcast produced and edited by Melissa Salpietra; Original footage produced for NOVA by Sarah Holt. Image and Stock Footage Credits: (brain outline) © istockphoto.com/Julie Felton; (head and gears) © istockphoto.com/John Woodcock; (velvet rope) © istockphoto.com/Atomic Cupcake; (Aplysia) © Timothy Kang, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; (David Glanzman) © UCLA Newsroom; (Aplysia neurons) © Eric Kandel, Columbia University; (neuron video) © istockphoto.com/WaterFly; (human brain) © istockphoto.com/Max Delson. 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.…

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NSN Short | What if? The World Without Us

2009-08-14 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

Author Alan Weisman ponders the world without humans. Ever wonder "What if? Send us your outlandish scenarios and other ideas. Go to pbs.org/sciencenow/cosmic and search for "What if?" NOVA is produced by WGBH in Boston. Video podcast produced and edited by Vincent Liota. 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.…

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NSN Short | Ask the Astrophysicist: Meteors

2009-08-07 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

Neil deGrasse Tyson holds office hours in central park. Send us your science questions. Go to pbs.org/sciencenow/cosmic 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.…

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NSN Short | Ask the Astrophysicist: See the Beginning of Time

2009-07-31 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 1s

Neil deGrasse Tyson holds office hours in central park. Send us your science questions. Go to pbs.org/sciencenow/cosmic 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.…

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NSN Short | Ask the Astrophysicist: Antimatter Engines

2009-07-29 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

Neil deGrasse Tyson holds office hours in central park. Send us your science questions. Go to pbs.org/sciencenow/cosmic 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.…

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NSN Short | Martian Salt

2009-07-27 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

If cellulose survived 250 million years on Earth, could it survive in salt deposits on Mars? 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.…

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NSN Short | Blocking Bitter Taste

2009-07-24 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

In this video, Neil deGrasse Tyson meets a genetically modified mouse that can't sense bitter. 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.…

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NSN Short | Going Lunar for Less

2009-07-17 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

See how a mission to search for water on the moon is exploring a big question on a small budget. 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.…

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NSN Short | Aiding Aging Muscles

2009-07-10 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

See how "exercise in a pill" could one day help the elderly and the bedridden. For more visit pbs.org/sciencenow 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.…

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NSN | Diamond Factory

2009-07-03 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 14s

Visit a laboratory where entrepreneurs are growing perfectly pure diamonds. 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.…

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NOVA Short | Inside Oliver Sacks's Brain

2009-06-26 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

See an expanded version of the film's sequence on Oliver Sacks's brain as it reacts to different pieces of music. For more watch NOVA's Music Minds airing June 30 on PBS. www.pbs.org/nova/musicminds "Musical Minds" produced for NOVA by Ryan Murdock. 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.…

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NSN Short | Detecting Life

2009-06-19 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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. Learn more at pbs.org/nova/sciencenow Video podcast produced and edited by Melissa Salpietra. Original footage produced by Julia Cort. 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.…

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NSN | Profile: Arlie Petters

2009-06-12 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 8s

A boy from a rural village in Belize grows up to become a world-class mathematician and cosmologist. 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.…

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NSN | Epigenetics

2009-06-05 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

Our lifestyles and environment can change the way our genes are expressed, leading even identical twins to become distinct as they age. 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.…

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NSN | Profile: Julie Schablitsky

2009-05-29 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 9s

Meet an archeologist who is helping to rewrite the history of the Old West. 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.…

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NSN | Emergence

2009-05-22 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

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 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.…

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NSN | T. Rex Blood?

2009-05-15 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

Preserved soft tissue, including possible blood vessels and red blood cells, are turning up in dinosaur fossils. 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.…

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NSN | Profile: Bonnie Bassler

2009-05-08 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 9s

Her insight into how bacteria "talk" has launched a revolution in biological and medical research. 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.…

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NSN | Island of Stability

2009-05-01 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

Follow the decades-long quest to create the elusive element 114. 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.…

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Doctors' Lives: Jane

2009-04-03 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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 Wednesday 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/doctors…

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Comet Airburst Destruction

2009-03-27 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

In this video clip, see why an explosion three miles above Earth would act like a white-hot tornado on the surface. Watch NOVA every Wednesday 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/clovis…

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On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea: Part 4

2009-03-20 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

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. Watch NOVA every Wednesday 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. "On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea" is a production of Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc. in association with the Clark Science Center at Smith College. Produced by Lawrence R. Hott and Tom Litwin. For full credits, go to pbs.org/nova/extremeice/credits.html Copyright 2009 Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc. www.florentinefilms.org To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/extremeice…

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On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea: Part 3

2009-03-16 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 6s

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. Watch NOVA every Wednesday 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. "On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea" is a production of Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc. in association with the Clark Science Center at Smith College. Produced by Lawrence R. Hott and Tom Litwin. For full credits, go to pbs.org/nova/extremeice/credits.html Copyright 2009 Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc. www.florentinefilms.org To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/extremeice…

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On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea: Part 2

2009-03-13 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

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. Watch NOVA every Wednesday 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. "On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea" is a production of Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc. in association with the Clark Science Center at Smith College. Produced by Lawrence R. Hott and Tom Litwin. For full credits, go to pbs.org/nova/extremeice/credits.html Copyright 2009 Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc. www.florentinefilms.org To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/extremeice…

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On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea: Part 1

2009-03-06 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

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. Watch NOVA every Wednesday 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. "On Thin Ice in the Bering Sea" is a production of Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc. in association with the Clark Science Center at Smith College. Produced by Lawrence R. Hott and Tom Litwin. For full credits, go to pbs.org/nova/extremeice/credits.html Copyright 2009 Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc. www.florentinefilms.org To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/extremeice…

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Papyrus

2009-02-27 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 9s

Scraps of writings from a garbage dump in ancient Egypt reveal what life was like 2,000 years ago. 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.…

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A Plague of Rats

2009-02-20 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

In this excerpt from NOVA's "Rat Attack," see how an infestation of rats, triggered by flowering bamboo, threatens the Indian state of Mizoram. Watch NOVA every Wednesday 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/rats…

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Profile: Karl Iagnemma

2009-02-06 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

An innovative MIT roboticist is also an acclaimed fiction writer. 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.…

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Secret Surveillance

2009-01-30 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 5s

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. Watch NOVA every Wednesday 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/spyfactory…

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Obesity

2009-01-30 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

Examine the biology behind the compulsion to eat. 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.…

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A Magical Migration

2009-01-23 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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. 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/butterflies…

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California's Energy Bet

2009-01-16 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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. Watch NOVA every Wednesday 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/energy…

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Aging

2009-01-16 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

Will research into "longevity genes" help us live longer and healthier lives? 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.…

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Put a Lid on It

2009-01-12 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 2s

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. 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/energy …

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Profile: Judah Folkman

2009-01-09 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

Once scorned for his ideas about how cancer grows, the late Judah Folkman is now hailed as a visionary. 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.…

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Mammoth Mystery

2008-12-31 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

A pair of mammoth skeletons is found locked together by their tusks. What happened? 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.…

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Phoenix Mars Lander

2008-12-24 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

NASA's latest robot has already found frozen water and is looking for more signs that the Red Planet could support life. 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.…

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The Weather on Mars

2008-12-23 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 5s

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. 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/mars…

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The Strangest Form of Matter

2008-12-18 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

MIT physicist Daniel Kleppner explains how matter changes as it is reduced in temperature and nears -273 degrees F, or Absolute Zero. Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. "Absolute Zero" is a production of Windfall Films Ltd. and Meridian Productions for TPT/Twin Cities Public Television and WGBH/NOVA in association with the BBC. 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. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/zero…

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Brain Trauma

2008-12-18 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

Even so-called "mild" head injuries turn out to be anything but. 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.…

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War and Peace in Jamestown

2008-12-12 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 7s

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. Watch NOVA every Wednesday night on PBS. Or join us online at pbs.org/nova. Original footage produced by Lone Wolf Documentary Group. 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. To learn more, visit http://www.pbs.org/nova/pocahontas…

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Stem Cells Breakthrough

2008-12-12 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 14s

Three separate teams overcome a biomedical hurdle-creating stem cells without the use of human embryos. 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.…

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The Search for ET

2008-12-05 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

Astronomers have their radio telescopes tuned to receive signals from alien worlds. But is anybody out there? 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.…

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Leeches

2008-11-26 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 11s

A century after falling out of favor among doctors, medicinal leeches are back in hospitals, sucking away on patients' wounds. 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.…

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Studying Elephant Seals

2008-11-21 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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 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/ocean911…

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Smart Bridges

2008-11-21 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

Can we engineer bridges that tell us what's wrong with them before it's too late? 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.…

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Bird Brains

2008-11-14 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

Clues to the origins of human language are turning up in the brains of birds. 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.…

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Animating the Bible

2008-11-14 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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 Wednesday 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/bible…

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Portraying the Writers

2008-11-10 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

Find out how scenes for NOVA's upcoming two-hour special, "The Bible's Buried Secrets," were filmed. Watch NOVA every Wednesday 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/bible…

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Did God Have a Wife?

2008-11-07 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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 Wednesday 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/bible…

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Recreating the Temple

2008-11-07 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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 Wednesday 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/bible…

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Killer Microbe

2008-11-07 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 8s

A relatively benign bug becomes a highly lethal pathogen, known to U.S. soldiers as Iraqibacter. 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.…

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Profile: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

2008-10-31 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

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.…

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Nature's Hidden Geometry

2008-10-24 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 3s

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 Wednesday 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/fractals…

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First Primates

2008-10-24 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

Our most distant primate ancestors, which took the stage shortly after the dinosaurs left it, were tree-dwellers the size of mice. 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.…

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Saving Hubble

2008-10-17 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 13s

Two teams of spacewalkers take on the risky mission of reviving the ailing Space Telescope. 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.…

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No Simple Mission

2008-10-10 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 4s

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 Wednesday 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/columbia…

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Capturing Carbon

2008-10-10 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

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. 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.…

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Space Storms

2008-10-03 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 10s

Behind the dazzling display of the aurora borealis are space storms that could turn the lights off here on Earth. 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.…

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Profile: Pardis Sabeti

2008-09-26 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 8s

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 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.…

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Dark Matter

2008-09-19 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 14s

Learn more about dark matter, and how science is searching for it. Watch past episodes of the program, try out interactives, and more on our Web site: www.pbs.org/nova/sciencenow 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.…

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Personal DNA Testing

2008-09-12 :: WGBH Science Unit
Length: 12s

Genetic testing to assess risk factors for a handful of serious illnesses is now commercially available. But is it a good idea? Watch past episodes of the program, try out interactives, and more on our Web site: www.pbs.org/nova/sciencenow 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.…

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