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Technology/Engineering

10th Planet

10th Planet
Running time: 5:27
A stunning discovery at the far reaches of our solar system raises questions about what makes a planet a planet.
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1918 Flu

1918 Flu
Running time: 12:52
A virus that killed up to 50 million people is brought back to life to decipher its deadliness.
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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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Asteroid

Asteroid
Running time: 12:11
Will a doomsday rock the size of the Rose Bowl hit Earth in 2036?
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Capturing Carbon

Capturing Carbon
Running time: 12:06
An 8th-grader's science project prompts her scientist father to develop a new way to pull excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.
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CERN

CERN
Running time: 12:20
Beneath the Alps, the mother of all particle accelerators nears completion.
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Emergence

Emergence
Running time: 11:45
How does the "intelligence" of an ant colony or the stock market arise out of the simple actions of its members?
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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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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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Island of Stability

Island of Stability
Running time: 13:10
Follow the decades-long quest to create the elusive element 114.
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Kryptos

Kryptos
Running time: 11:52
A coded sculpture at CIA headquarters has yet to be fully broken.
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Maya

Maya
Running time: 13:38
NASA archeologists use satellites to pinpoint ancient ruins buried deep in the jungle.
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Papyrus

Papyrus
Running time: 9:01
Scraps of writings from a garbage dump in ancient Egypt reveal what life was like 2,000 years ago.
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Profile: Hany Farid

Profile: Hany Farid
Running time: 13:13
This self-proclaimed "accidental scientist" is a digital detective inventing new ways to tell if photos have been faked.
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Profile: Naomi Halas

Profile: Naomi Halas
Running time: 9:45
Naomi Halas is a pioneering nanotechnologist bent on seeing practical applications for her work—and soon.
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Profile: James McLurkin

Profile: James McLurkin
Running time: 9:45
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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Saving Hubble

Saving Hubble
Running time: 13:01
Two teams of spacewalkers take on the risky mission of reviving the ailing Space Telescope.
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Sleep

Sleep
Running time: 12:48
Why do we need sleep? Part of the answer may be to strengthen memories.
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Smart Bridges

Smart Bridges
Running time: 9:54
Can we engineer bridges that tell us what's wrong with them before it's too late?
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Space Elevator

Space Elevator
Running time: 11:44
Can we build a 22,000-mile-high cable to transport cargo and people into space?
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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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