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Making Stuff Faster

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Ever since humans stood on two feet we have had the basic urge to go faster. But are there physical limits to how fast we can go? David Pogue wants to find out, and in "Making Stuff: Faster," he’ll investigate everything from electric muscle cars and the America’s cup sailboat to bicycles that smash speed records.

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Our Automated Future

Our Automated Future

Internet-connected devices promise to automate our lives, but we still have to solve these three challenges.

Here to There, Fast

Here to There, Fast

Elon Musk is selling the hyperloop as “a fifth mode after planes, trains, cars and boats.” But is it much d...

Super Fast Cameras

Super Fast Cameras

A new high speed camera can capture light in motion and see around corners.

Episodes of NOVA41

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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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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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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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The Physics Behind Texting

When you send a text, how does your message make the journey to your friend’s phone?

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The Physics Behind Texting

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Saving the Montauk Lighthouse

A unique method to fight erosion saved the Montauk Point Lighthouse from disaster.

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Saving the Montauk Lighthouse

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Saving the Montauk Lighthouse

A unique method to fight erosion saved the Montauk Point Lighthouse from disaster.

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Saving the Montauk Lighthouse

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Gravity Changes Colors

This ingenious experiment proves that gravity changes the color of light all around us.

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Gravity Changes Colors

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Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

Real patients and families describe what it's like being in an Alzheimer's clinical trial.

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Alzheimer's Clinical Trials

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Bombing Hitler's Supergun Preview

Discover how Allied forces conspired to destroy one of Hitler’s most diabolical weapons.

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Bombing Hitler's Supergun Preview

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Operation Lighthouse Rescue Preview

Join engineers as they race to rescue a historic lighthouse from certain doom.

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Operation Lighthouse Rescue Preview

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Viking Unearthed Sneak Peek

Uncover the truth behind the legendary Vikings and their epic journey to the Americas.

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Viking Unearthed Sneak Peek

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Vikings Unearthed Preview

Uncover the truth behind the legendary Vikings and their epic journey to the Americas.

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Vikings Unearthed Preview

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