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Here, find activity ideas for before and after viewing NOVA scienceNOW. For other useful educator resources, including science cafés, science news, and research projects, go to Get Involved.

By Date: October 18, 2005

Artificial Life

Artificial Life
Running time: 14:57
Are scientists on the verge of making living things from little more than dust?
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Lightning

Lightning
Running time: 9:08
Experts still aren't sure what triggers it, but they suspect cosmic rays from outer space.
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Profile: Erich Jarvis

Profile: Erich Jarvis
Running time: 12:22
The work of neuroscientist Erich Jarvis demonstrates the power of open-mindedness in the lab.
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By Date: July 26, 2005

Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells
Running time: 13:32
Hydrogen fuel cell cars promise pollution-free driving, but will we see them anytime soon?
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RNAi

RNAi
Running time: 15:37
A wayward petunia leads to the discovery of modest little molecules with enormous medical promise.
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By Date: April 19, 2005

Little People of Flores

Little People of Flores
Running time: 11:39
The remains of three-foot-tall humans are discovered on a remote Indonesian island.
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T. Rex

T. Rex
Running time: 08:03
An astonishing adolescent growth spurt accounts for T. rex's enormous size.
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Profile: Naomi Halas

Profile: Naomi Halas
Running time: 09:45
Naomi Halas is a pioneering nanotechnologist bent on seeing practical applications for her work—and soon.
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Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Running time: 14:40
What are they, and how do we find a balance between hope for cures and respect for life?
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By Date: January 25, 2005

Mirror Neurons

Mirror Neurons
Running time: 13:50
Discover the role mirror neurons may play in human actions and interactions and find out how scientists think mirror neurons work.
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Hurricanes

Hurricanes
Running time: 11:55
Learn about the potential impact a strong hurricane could have on New Orleans and see how satellite technology may help scientists better forecast hurricane intensity.
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Profile: James McLurkin

Profile: James McLurkin
Running time: 09:45
Meet MIT graduate student James McLurkin, a robotics engineer who plans his busy life so that he can "do it all."
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