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Making Stuff: Cleaner Preview

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Can innovative materials help solve the energy crisis and lead to a sustainable future? David Pogue investigates.

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What's This Stuff?

What's This Stuff?

Think you know your stuff? Identify 10 mystery materials from a set of clues.

NOVA Elements iPad App

NOVA Elements iPad App

Explore an interactive periodic table, combine elements to make real stuff, and watch the two-hour NOVA pro...

The Stuff of Smartphones

The Stuff of Smartphones

See the materials and technologies that go into a smartphone as well as their environmental impact.

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The Nuclear Option

How will we power the planet without wrecking the climate?

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The Nuclear Option

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Secrets of the Sky Tombs

Evidence discovered in the world’s highest tombs reveals ancient rituals and beliefs.

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Secrets of the Sky Tombs

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Treasures of the Earth: Power

Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future.

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Treasures of the Earth: Power

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Treasures of the Earth: Metals

What is it about the nature of metals that have made them a pillar of human civilization?

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Treasures of the Earth: Metals

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Video thumbnail: NOVA Making a Samurai Sword

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Making a Samurai Sword

Japanese master craftsmen turned a pile of crude iron into the deadly Samurai sword.

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Making a Samurai Sword

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Zika: The Untold Story

Join the scientists who saw Zika coming as they trace the origins of this devastating viru

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Zika: The Untold Story

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Customizing Education

Alt School is an experiment in customized learning environments.

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Customizing Education

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Why Bats Share Blood

Vampire bats will sometimes share a blood meal—but only with friends and family.

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Why Bats Share Blood

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Quantum Physics to Protect Votes

You can make your vote incredibly secure on Election Day—all thanks to quantum mechanics.

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Quantum Physics to Protect Votes

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Unmaking an Islamic Terrorist

Mubin Shaikh went from young army cadet to self-radicalized Jihadist and back. Here’s what

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Unmaking an Islamic Terrorist

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The Importance of Immersion

For English language learners, inclusion in fluent English classes is crucial for growth.

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The Importance of Immersion

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Dancing to Learn... Science

A program uses choreography to get kids from diverse communities excited about science.

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Dancing to Learn... Science

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Video thumbnail: NOVA The Nuclear Option Preview

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The Nuclear Option Preview

How will we power the planet without wrecking the climate?

The Nuclear Option Preview

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Secrets of the Sky Tombs Preview

Evidence discovered in the world’s highest tombs reveals ancient rituals and beliefs.

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Secrets of the Sky Tombs Preview

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Treasures of the Earth: Metals Preview

What is it about the nature of metals that have made them a pillar of human civilization?

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Treasures of the Earth: Metals Preview

0:30

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Treasures of the Earth: Power Preview

Drill underground to see the treasures that power our world—today and into the future.

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Treasures of the Earth: Power Preview

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