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Boldest Hoax, The

Boldest Hoax, The
Who perpetrated Piltdown Man, the greatest scientific fraud of the 20th century?

Daring Flight, A

Daring Flight, A
In 1909, Louis Blériot undertakes a heroic first-ever flight across the English Channel.

Einstein's Big Idea

Einstein's Big Idea
The story behind the world's most famous equation, E = mc2

Hitler's Sunken Secret

Hitler's Sunken Secret
An expedition to the bottom of Norway's Lake Tinn illuminates Nazi Germany's nuclear ambitions.

Mystery of the Megaflood

Mystery of the Megaflood
What unleashed a catastrophic flood that scarred thousands of square miles in the American Northwest?

Newton's Dark Secrets

Newton's Dark Secrets
Sir Isaac Newton, the eccentric genius who helped define modern science, was also an obsessive alchemist.

NOVA scienceNOW: January 25, 2005

NOVA scienceNOW: January 25, 2005
Correspondent Robert Krulwich hosts this new magazine-style series, airing five times a year. Topics covered in this first episode include mirror neurons, hurricanes, "swarm"-robot pioneer James McLurkin, and booming sand dunes.

NOVA scienceNOW: April 19, 2005

NOVA scienceNOW: April 19, 2005
In the second installment of NOVA's innovative science magazine show, host Robert Krulwich looks into things small and large, from the promise and peril of stem-cell research to a new addition to the human family tree, from frozen frogs that freeze solid in winter to the gigantism of T. rex. The episode also profiles "nanoshell" inventor Naomi Halas of Rice University.

July 26, 2005 (NOVA scienceNOW)

NOVA scienceNOW: July 26, 2005
The third episode of of NOVA's science magazine program examines hydrogen fuel cell cars, introduces a promising new form of gene therapy called RNAi, profiles two brilliant mathematicians who built their own supercomputer, and journeys to Greenland to chase the fastest-moving glacier in the world.

October 18, 2005 (NOVA scienceNOW)

NOVA scienceNOW: October 18, 2005
The fourth episode of NOVA's magazine-style series looks at attempts to create artificial life, the mysteries of lightning, surgery on pet fish, and more.

Supersonic Dream

Supersonic Dream
Engineers, pilots, and others who knew Concorde tell its remarkable story.

Saving the National Treasures

Saving the National Treasures
Restorers take on the preservation of the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

Sinking the Supership

Sinking the Supership
The tragic WWII story of the Yamato, the largest battleship ever built.

Storm That Drowned a City

Storm That Drowned a City
Experts and eyewitnesses reconstruct the devastating floods that Hurricane Katrina unleashed on New Orleans.

Viking Deception, The

Viking Deception, The
Is the Vinland Map a priceless depiction of the New World made before Columbus's voyage or a 20th-century fake?

Volcano Under the City

Volcano Under the City
A restless mountain threatens a bustling metropolis perched on its flanks.

Wave That Shook the World

Wave That Shook the World
Experts reconstruct the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in an effort to prepare for the next big one.

Welcome to Mars

Welcome to Mars
Two rovers roaming the surface of Mars find proof that it was once awash in water.

 

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