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Sea Slugs' Gigantic Neurons

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Gross Science
PBS


The California brown sea hare has gigantic neurons. It also has a very strange way of reproducing. Continue


Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail | Preview

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
PBS


Unlock the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth’s most controversial elements, with host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller. Born from the collapse of a star, uranium has brought hope, progress and destruction. It has revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare. This 2-part program premieres Tuesday, July 28 at 10 p.m. ET and continues Wednesday, July 29 at 10 p.m. ET. Check local listings. Continue


Nuclear Meltdown Disaster

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NOVA
PBS


Go inside the Fukushima power plants for the minute-by-minute story of what went wrong. Continue


Softer, More Human Robots

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NOVA
PBS


Engineers are making robots more human by turning them entirely flexible, inside and out. Continue


Iran Nuclear Deal & Big Money Raised in Election 2016

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Washington Week
PBS


The new nuclear deal with Iran has managed to rile up some in the U.S. and abroad. With the disapproval of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and politicians alike, the new deal leaves questions in its wake. Reporters break down the deal's future implications. Plus, a report on the staggering political fundraising that will impact the race to 2016. Continue


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The Bomb
PBS


A powerful story of the most destructive invention in human history, outlining how America developed the nuclear bomb, how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Witness the raw power and strangely compelling beauty of rare views of above-ground nuclear tests. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues July 29

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PBS Presents
PBS


Think Wednesday, Think PBS. Continues Wednesday July 29 at 8/7c Continue


Into Pripyat Hospital in Chernobyl

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
PBS


The first responders to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident were the firemen of Pripyat. They absorbed dangerous amounts of radiation and were taken to the Pripyat Hospital. Their contaminated clothing was taken to the basement where it remains to this day. Dr. Derek Muller and his traveling companion ‘Bionerd’ take us down into the hospital basement to see the firemen’s clothing. Continue


Mutually Assured Destruction

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
PBS


The Titan Missile facility in Arizona, operational from 1963 to 1982, was built to house the largest and most powerful nuclear missile weapons system ever deployed by the U.S. At the height of the Cold War the U.S. and Soviet Union threatened each other with these weapons. Dr. Derek Muller visits the Titan Missile Museum and meets with guide Chuck Penson to simulate launching a missile. Continue


Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail | Teaser

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
PBS


A two-part series exploring the incredible story of uranium, from its creation in an exploding star to its deployment in nuclear weapons, nuclear power and nuclear medicine. Join physicist and YouTube phenomenon Dr. Derek Muller as he reveals the untold story of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth. Premieres Tuesday, July 28 at 10 p.m. ET and continues Wednesday, July 29 at 10 p.m. ET. Continue


Born in the Death of a Star

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
PBS


Uranium was forged in the explosion of a star some six billion years ago. It's woven into the fabric of our earth, still crackling with the energy of that exploding star. Dr. Derek Muller travels to the Czech Republic to begin his journey to discover the incredible story of Uranium. He explains that everywhere on Earth is naturally radioactive; you are radioactive. Continue


A Tsunami Strikes

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NOVA
PBS


When an unimaginably colossal tsunami hits Fukushima, the results are catastrophic. Continue


2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible & 2016 Ford Edge

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MotorWeek
PBS


In this episode, we slather on some sunscreen for a top down test of the BMW 2 Series Convertible. Pat Goss spares us a little time down at Goss’ Garage. Yolanda Vazquez heads west, to the California Automobile Museum. Then we’ll drive the cutting edge of crossovers with the new Ford Edge. Continue


3-Car Performance Coupe Challenge & 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS

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MotorWeek
PBS


In this episode, we keep the top up for track work in the Porsche Boxster GTS. We rev up for a performance coupe showdown, where speed and style are the names of the game. Pat Goss has the pitfalls of being your own car care doctor. Later, we’ll plug in for a look at the current state of electric vehicles. Continue


How studying insects may lead to smarter drones

PBS NewsHour
PBS


When you watch an insect fly in slow motion, you get a whole new perspective on the complexity of movement and engineering. A new collaborative research project, funded by the U.S. Air Force, is devoted to studying how insects and animals fly so that humans can build smarter, more efficient aircraft. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue


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Humanity from Space
PBS


A trip through 12,000 years of development, this two-hour special shows how seemingly small flashes of innovation have changed the course of civilization. As our global population soars, humanity will face numerous challenges in order to survive. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues July 22

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PBS Presents
PBS


Think Wednesday, Think PBS. Continues Wednesday July 22 at 8/7c Continue


A Radioactive Bath

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
PBS


In the early 20th century, radiation cures and therapies became very popular. Some were harmless. Some were dangerous. The mining town of Jachymov in the Czech Republic reinvents itself as a heath spa using radioactive water from the mines. Dr. Derek Muller immerses himself in a radioactive bath. Continue


Uranium Does Something Incredible

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
PBS


The uranium atom has the largest naturally occurring nucleus on earth — 92 protons and usually 146 neutrons, so big that it is groaning under the strain. Uranium spits out pieces of itself and, when it does, it no longer has 92 protons. It’s become a completely different element. Uranium does this all by itself, spontaneously and naturally. Continue


Get a Closer Look at Uranium – Twisting the Dragon's Tail

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Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
PBS


Flip through photos of Uranium – Twisting the Dragon's Tail. Unlock the mysteries of uranium, one of Earth’s most controversial elements, with host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller. This 2-part program premieres Tuesday, July 28 at 10 p.m. ET and continues Wednesday, July 29 at 10 p.m. Check your local listings. Continue


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