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Rise of the Drones

Video duration: 53:04Expires: 12/15/15Video has closed captioning.

Meet a new breed of flying robots, from tiny swarming vehicles to giant unmanned planes.

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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?

See Spy Photos

See Spy Photos

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

Program Note

Program Note

“Rise of the Drones” is produced by WGBH, which maintains complete editorial control over all episodes of N...

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Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?

Join investigators as they untangle the cause of Alzheimer’s and race to develop a cure.

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Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?

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Inside Einstein's Mind

Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality.

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Inside Einstein's Mind

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Making North America: Human

How has the land shaped our lives, from the arrival of the first Americans to today?

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Making North America: Human

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Making North America: Life

How did massive volcanic eruptions, inland seas, and land bridges pave the way for life?

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Making North America: Life

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Can Meditation Prevent Suicide?

A high school experienced several suicides so meditation was used to lower student stress.

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Can Meditation Prevent Suicide?

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Why More Testing Is Good

Students who get tested a lot without being graded can more easily recall what they learn.

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Why More Testing Is Good

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Where Your Face Comes From

When you were an embryo, a parade of molecules sculpted the cells that became your face.

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Where Your Face Comes From

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The Hole in the Sky

That time when NOVA reported on the first sign of the ozone hole's depletion...in 1986

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The Hole in the Sky

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The Serengeti Lion Project

After 50 years, Craig Packer & his team have records of the nearly 5,000 Serengeti lions.

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The Serengeti Lion Project

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NOVA Black Holes App

In this iPad app, navigate fields of cosmic objects in your quest to become a black hole.

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NOVA Black Holes App

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Make Your Own Hydrothermal Vent

A step-by-step guide to create your very own hydrothermal vent

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Make Your Own Hydrothermal Vent

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3 Things "Faster Than Light"

These three things have been said to go faster than light, but do they?

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3 Things "Faster Than Light"

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School of the Future Preview

How can the science of learning help us rethink the future of education for all children?

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School of the Future Preview

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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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Great Human Odyssey Sneak Peek

Follow our ancient ancestors’ footsteps out of Africa and into every corner of our planet.

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Great Human Odyssey Sneak Peek

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Great Human Odyssey Preview

Follow our ancient ancestors’ footsteps out of Africa and into every corner of our planet.

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