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Space Shuttle Disaster - Preview

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On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated just 16 minutes before it was due to land. All seven astronauts aboard perished, and the implications for the future of the space shuttle program were enormous. Through interviews with astronauts and their families, and with members of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, take a look at the Columbia tragedy — and at NASA itself.

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The Insider Who Knew

The Insider Who Knew

NASA engineer Rodney Rocha, whose warnings about the Space Shuttle Columbia went unheeded, looks back at th...

Force of Impact

Force of Impact

In this simulation, see how a piece of lightweight foam could cause catastrophic damage to the Space Shuttl...

Episodes of NOVA44

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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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School of the Future

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

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School of the Future

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15 Years of Terror

From 9/11 to today’s crowd-sourced violence, trace how terrorists’ strategies have evolved

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15 Years of Terror

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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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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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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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Treasures of the Earth: Gems Preview

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

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Treasures of the Earth: Gems Preview

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15 Years of Terror Preview

From 9/11 to today’s crowd-sourced violence, trace how terrorists’ strategies have evolved

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15 Years of Terror Preview

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