Science Investigators airs
Wednesday, January 10, 2007,
8:00-9:00 p.m. EST.
Science Investigators is a new and groundbreaking television program that takes a 21st century, cutting-edge approach to the subject of science. The show will provide solutions to a series of scientific mysteries in a fresh, captivating way. Full of information told through compelling stories, the series is presented by four young, lively hosts armed with the latest gadgets and technology, who make this a science show with attitude for the blog generation. In the first episode, we ask: What can DNA from a more than 30,000-year-old Neanderthal man tell us about ourselves? Are vanishing frogs an early warning sign of hazards to come? Why is the knuckleball one of the most mind-boggling pitches in baseball? And will bacteria be used to power iPods in the future? We also tell the moving story of an injured Iraq war veteran searching for a better bionic arm. Finally, we ask whether NASCAR drivers are ready for a new kind of racecar—one that's all electric.
Science Investigators is a Lion Television and WGBH Science Unit Production. Executive Producers are Chris Bryson, Nick Catliff (British Academy Award winner), Tony Tackaberry (History Detectives, a top-rated PBS summer series), and Susanne Simpson, Academy nominee and Emmy winner. Hosts are Basil Singer, physicist and robotics expert; Victoria Bruce, geologist, author of the best-seller No Apparent Danger; Kevin Hand, astrobiologist at Stanford and Princeton universities; and Bahareh Azizi, biochemist and lecturer at Georgia Institute of Technology. Executive-in-Charge is Paula S. Apsell, Senior Executive Producer of NOVA, the most-watched science documentary series in the world.