At first glance, it might seem like the students who attend the private K-12 New Roads School in Santa Monica, California, are simply playing video and computer games all day. But these students are actually taking part in a new experiment in educational innovation. The NewsHour’s April Brown report…
Sand storms, ice storms, and men with AK-47s. Barrington Irving - the first African American to fly around the world - gave NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists the inside scoop on his action-packed adventure. Watch here:
From American Experience: "Today, we are mourning the loss of John Seigenthaler, who died today at the age of 86. He was a former Assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and much-admired American Experience interviewee. This is one of our favorite of his stories:"
Just announced: Art21's “Art in the Twenty-First Century” series returns to PBS on October 24 with a seventh season, featuring 12 of the most compelling artists of our time. Meet each of the artists in the Season 7 trailer below.
The 20th century visionary competed with Thomas Edison and had a long list of inventions to his name: the Tesla coil, alternating current electricity, an electric motor, radio, X-rays and envisioning of the first smartphone technology in 1901. Continue reading →
Brazilian street artists used the spotlight of the World Cup to highlight a problem close to home. Special correspondent Sophia Kruz of Detroit Public Television reports on a movement in Brazil to spread awareness of domestic violence through the art of graffiti. Continue reading →
Salt is one of man's oldest, most-used and most important ingredients. But do you have any idea where your salt comes from? See how Jacobsen Salt Co. makes its acclaimed finishing salts along the seashores of Oregon. (via Original Fare and PBS Food)
Futurist Nikola Tesla, seen here at age 34 in 1890, is the inventor of the Tesla coil and alternating current machinery. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons. In honor of inventor Nikola Tesla‘s 157th birthday, we’ve turned to two Tesla experts and … Continue reading →
Levitating high-speed trains. Batteries grown by viruses. Bomb-sniffing plants. Vaccines administered like a painless tattoo. In NOVA's series "Making Stuff," technology columnist and best-selling author David Pogue investigates some of the most surprising and groundbreaking innovations taking place…
July 09, 2014 at 8:00 pm
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