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A Next-Generation Drone

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The X-47B prototype can land on a flight deck without input from a pilot.

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Astrospies

Astrospies

An elite corps of secret U.S. astronauts is trained to gather intelligence on the Soviets during the Cold War.

How Dumb Are Drones?

How Dumb Are Drones?

The real questions are, how autonomous are they now and how autonomous can they get?

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See Spy Photos

A surveillance-image specialist analyzes photos of Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, and other political hots...

Where Combat Planes Retire

Where Combat Planes Retire

At an Air Force base in Arizona, thousands of aged fighters and bombers await a call to duty—or to the scra...

Episodes of NOVA45

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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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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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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

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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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