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Watch any or all of the five segments from the January 25, 2005 premiere broadcast of NOVA scienceNOW, or visit the related Web content. This program is not available for downloading due to rights restrictions.

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Running time: 02:46

Mirror Neurons Mirror Neurons

Running time: 13:50
A recently discovered system in the brain may help explain why we humans can get so worked up watching other people.
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Hurricanes Hurricanes

Running time: 11:55
Predicting a hurricane's intensity is notoriously difficult, but new tools may make it easier.
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Profile: James McLurkin Profile: James McLurkin

Running time: 09:45
James McLurkin of MIT is one of the world's leading designers of robot "swarms"—groups of robots that work together for a greater purpose.
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Booming Sands Booming Sands

Running time: 06:47
Scientists look into a generations-old conundrum: how and why do certain sand dunes produce mysterious noises?
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Kinetic Sculptor Kinetic Sculptor

Running time: 03:51
Artist and self-taught engineer Arthur Ganson describes the process he uses to create his sculptures in motion.
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