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Powerless Filmmakers Capture India’s Shocking Energy Crisis

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Independent Lens
PBS


Fahad Mustafa, who was born in Kanpur, and Deepti Kakkar tell us about how they decided to return to that industrial Indian city to make their film Powerless, including their own experiences growing up dealing with power shortages, working with Indian bureaucracy and discovering the "Robin Hood of Electricity." Continue


Ben Franklin's Balloons Preview

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NOVA
PBS


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


The Pattern in Nature's Networks

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NOVA
PBS


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


Kryptonite for Sharks

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NOVA
PBS


Marine biologist Patrick Rice is using rare earth elements to repel sharks. Continue


Harnessing the Sun

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Local, USA
PBS


The story of America's solar industry, and the promise of solar today and tomorrow: rise and fall of the 1970s American solar energy program; a non-profit dedicated to providing low income families with solar panels; the company that built “the worlds greenest office building;” and the Idaho couple blazing new solar paths for America’s highways. Continue


Wild Predator Invasion

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NOVA
PBS


Can we return apex predators to their natural environments without endangering humans? Continue


Zeppelin Terror Attack Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Discover how the first civilian bombing unfolded as Germany’s Zeppelins rained fiery terror on London in World War I. Continue


Judo with Nature

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NOVA
PBS


Planting trees in front of dikes is one way to keep large waves from flooding the shore. Continue


Reimagining New York

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NOVA
PBS


Disaster risk management expert Klaus Jacob speaks candidly about the effects of climate change and sea level rise on New York City. He says we need to think ahead to what New York will look like 400 years from now in order to plan effectively. Continue


Making Stuff Colder Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Cold is the new hot in this brave new world. For centuries we've fought it, shunned it, and huddled against it. Cold has always been the enemy of life, but now it may hold the key to a new generation of science and technology that will improve our lives. In "Making Stuff: Colder," David Pogue explores the frontiers of cold science from saving the lives of severe trauma patients to ultracold physic Continue


Gotham Greens

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Dark Rye
PBS


Gotham Greens built the first commercial-scale rooftop hydroponic greenhouse in the United States. They have a simple yet revolutionary vision of a megacity that can still produce inexpensive, delicious fruits and vegetables. By going vertical in the city, Gotham Greens is using less water, eliminating pesticides, ending fertilizer pollution and leading to a sustainable agricultural future. Continue


Return to Fukushima with Miles O'Brien

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Three years after the disaster at Fukushima, science correspondent Miles O'Brien returned to the Daiichi nuclear plant for an exclusive look at the site. Follow Miles on a never-before-seen tour of Daiichi's sister site, Fukushima Daini, which narrowly avoided a meltdown during the Tohoku earthquake. As the country debates turning its reactors back on, Miles asks: will Japan have a nuclear future? Continue


Why solar technology cannot save us

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman hears from former big pharma executive Chris Martenson about how our economy requires unsustainable resources. But technology cannot make alternative sources of energy; it can only help us find them. Continue


Putting the Freeze on Global Warming

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Moyers & Company
PBS


Bill talks with two leaders who helped inspire the new fossil fuel divestment movement. They are urging foundations, faith groups, pension funds, municipalities and universities to sell their shares in polluting industries and reinvest in companies committed to climate change solutions. Continue


Harnessing the Sun | Promo

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Local, USA
PBS


The story of America's solar industry, and the promise of solar today and tomorrow: rise and fall of the 1970s American solar energy program; a non-profit dedicated to providing low income families with solar panels; the company that built “the worlds greenest office building;” and the Idaho couple blazing new solar paths for America’s highways. Continue


One World Trade Center - Preview

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Super Skyscrapers
PBS


One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous modern landmark, is engineered to be the safest and strongest skyscraper ever built. This episode follows the final year of exterior construction, culminating with the milestone of reaching the symbolic height of 1,776 feet. Continue


Dutch Windmills

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NOVA
PBS


Explore an 18th century windmill with a modern day Dutch miller. Continue


Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday?

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NOVA
PBS


Will future asteroids trigger massive extinctions—or be mined for precious minerals? Continue


Making Stuff Faster

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NOVA
PBS


Ever since humans stood on two feet we have had the basic urge to go faster. But are there physical limits to how fast we can go? David Pogue wants to find out, and in "Making Stuff: Faster," he’ll investigate everything from electric muscle cars and the America’s cup sailboat to bicycles that smash speed records. Continue


RoboBees to the Rescue

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NOVA
PBS


Could tiny drones be the pollinators of the future? Credits Animated and Narrated by Anna Rothschild Cinematography by Steve McCarthy Original Footage ©WGBH Educational Foundation 2013 Additional Footage Courtesy Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering SLOW MOTION: Flying Hoverfly ©iStockphoto/Schroptschop Continue


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