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Ultimate Mars Challenge

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In its search for life beyond Earth, NASA employs a "sky crane" maneuver to land the Curiosity rover on Mars.

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Can We Make It to Mars?

Can We Make It to Mars?

See new space suits, foods, and rockets that may support future Mars-bound astronauts, and meet a Mars rove...

Space Kids

Space Kids

Engineers who landed the <em>Curiosity</em> rover on Mars recall their early love of space.

Is There Life on Mars?

Is There Life on Mars?

The decades-long search for life on the Red Planet heats up with the discovery of frozen water.

Anatomy of a Mars Rover

Anatomy of a Mars Rover

Examine the robotic geologists Spirit and Opportunity and their suite of scientific instruments.

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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

53:40

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Treasures of the Earth: Gems

What processes in the depths of the Earth forge beautiful and precious stones?

53:40

Treasures of the Earth: Gems

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Super Tunnel

Join engineers as they build a massive new railway deep beneath the streets of London.

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Super Tunnel

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Nuestro Mundo de Origami

La biologia y el mundo físico al nuestro alrededor parecen estar gobernados por origami.

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Nuestro Mundo de Origami

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The Battery That Won't Explode

Mike Zimmerman’s battery endures abuse at the hands of David Pogue.

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The Battery That Won't Explode

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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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Holocaust Escape Tunnel Preview

At ground zero for the final solution, scientists uncover a story of hope and bravery.

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Holocaust Escape Tunnel Preview

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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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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.

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Search for the Super Battery Preview

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