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Mystery of a Masterpiece Preview

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Follow a new breed of experts who approach “art mysteries” as if they were crime scenes.

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Art Authentication

Art Authentication

See if clever computer algorithms can distinguish a master forgery from a masterpiece.

Catching a Copy

Catching a Copy

See if you can tell a fake from a genuine van Gogh, and hear how one team of computer scientists did it.

Profile: Hany Farid

Profile: Hany Farid

This self-proclaimed "accidental scientist" is a digital detective inventing new ways to tell if photos hav...

Episodes of NOVA47

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Why Trains Crash

Can new crash prevention technology help us avoid deadly train accidents?

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Why Trains Crash

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The Origami Revolution

Engineers are using origami to design drugs, micro-robots, and future space missions.

53:50

The Origami Revolution

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Ultimate Cruise Ship

Join pioneering shipbuilders as they embark on a feat of maritime engineering.

52:55

Ultimate Cruise Ship

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Search for the Super Battery

Explore the hidden world of energy storage and how it holds the keys to a greener future.

53:32

Search for the Super Battery

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Our Origami World

Biology and the physical world around us appear to be governed by origami-like patterns.

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Our Origami World

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Is Fear Contagious

Fear may be able to spread from person to person—just like a virus.

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Is Fear Contagious

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Scientists Walking Confidently

NOVA has stood for science since 1974, bringing remarkable discoveries to TV and beyond.

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Scientists Walking Confidently

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Snot 101

Here's everything you didn't want to know about snot.

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Snot 101

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Our Energy Future, in Toasters

Every country wants to consume as much energy as the US. Where will that energy come from?

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Our Energy Future, in Toasters

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Supercharged Supercapacitors

A new way of making supercapacitors may help them store more energy than normal batteries.

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Supercharged Supercapacitors

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Super Battery Zimmerman Excerpt

Excerpt from "Search for the Super Battery"

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Super Battery Zimmerman Excerpt

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A Scientist Walks Into A Bar #1

An astrophysicist must explain her work on black holes so two comedians can understand it.

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A Scientist Walks Into A Bar #1

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Why Trains Crash Preview

Can new crash prevention technology help us avoid deadly train accidents?

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Why Trains Crash Preview

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NOVA

The Origami Revolution Preview

Engineers are using origami to design drugs, micro-robots, and future space missions.

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The Origami Revolution Preview

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Search for the Super Battery Preview

Explore the hidden world of energy storage and how it holds the keys to a greener future.

0:30

Search for the Super Battery Preview

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Ultimate Cruise Ship Preview

Join pioneering shipbuilders as they embark on a feat of maritime engineering.

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Ultimate Cruise Ship Preview

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