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First Air War Preview

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How did fighter planes evolve from rickety biplanes to deadly machines during WWI? Airing October 29, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Rise of the Hackers Preview

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A new global geek squad is harnessing cryptography to stay a step ahead of cybercriminals. Airing September 24, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Hunting Planets

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NASA’s Kepler mission lets us search for planets orbiting stars outside our solar system. Continue


The Pattern in Nature's Networks

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Science shows it’s a small world after all—and nature’s networks follow a similar pattern. Continue


Janna Levin: I'm Still That Same Kid

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her research focuses on the early universe, chaos and black holes. When she isn't trying to figure out why anything exists, Janna writes novels including the much-celebrated "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines." Continue


Sculpting a Young Artist

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A city-wide competition shaped the career of the architect behind Florence’s famous dome. Continue


Reconstructing the D-Day Gliders

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The Allies used silent wooden gliders to get behind enemy lines before the D-Day landings. Continue


What Is Gravity Made Of?

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A "cosmic fingerprint" reveals the universe’s beginning and gravity's microscopic secrets. Continue


The Mysteries of Optic Flow

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How do birds manage to fly through narrow spaces without constantly bumping into trees or buildings? It turns out that they use a trick of the eye called optic flow. Understanding what optic flow is and how birds use it could help us build a safer world for our feathered friends. Continue


Ben Franklin's Balloons Preview

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Experts recreate the French’s daring first manned flights, which Franklin had chronicled. Airing October 22, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Is There Life on Enceladus?

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Scientists discover evidence for the key ingredients for life on Saturn's moon Enceladus. Continue


Early Earth Bombarded By Comets

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Comets carrying chemicals necessary for life may have come to Earth billions of years ago. Continue


Janna Levin: 30 Seconds on Why We Should Care

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Janna Levin is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Her research focuses on the early universe, chaos and black holes. When she isn't trying to figure out why anything exists, Janna writes novels including the much-celebrated "A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines." Continue


Knotty Thrills

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Three physicists untie a 150-year-old tangle of a puzzle. Continue


Jill Tarter: Carl's Turning Over In His Grave

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Secret Life of Scientists
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Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that's exactly what Jill's been doing for almost her entire professional life. She was also the basis for the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact" and the character played by Jodie Foster in the film adaptation. Continue


Escape from Nazi Alcatraz

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A crack team rebuilds a glider that POWs hoped to catapult off the top of Colditz Castle. Continue


Noah Wyle as Dr. John Carter

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Pioneers of Television
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Noah Wyle holds the record of playing a doctor longer than anyone else in a primetime series. Wyle discusses his growth as an actor and playing Dr. John Carter. Continue


Escape from Nazi Alcatraz Preview

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NOVA
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A crack team rebuilds a glider that POWs hoped to catapult off the top of Colditz Castle. Airing May 14, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


STEM-sational Pancakes

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PBS Parents
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Mix in math and science when making pancakes with your child! Continue


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