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As entertaining as it is informative, NOVA explores headline-grabbing innovation and discoveries, demystifying science and technology along the way while also highlighting the human side of the people "who make science happen." As the most-watched documentary series on PBS, NOVA programs have defined science television, helping us to understand the way things work while also exploring the social implications of the scientific findings that affect our past, present, and future. Ranging in topics covering everything from galaxies to atoms, the series opens viewers' imaginations to cutting-edge technology that is constantly pushing the limits of the real and possible.

Description

As entertaining as it is informative, NOVA explores headline-grabbing innovation and discoveries, demystifying science and technology along the way while also highlighting the human side of the people "who make science happen." As the most-watched documentary series on PBS, NOVA programs have defined science television, helping us to understand the way things work while also exploring the social implications of the scientific findings that affect our past, present, and future. Ranging in topics covering everything from galaxies to atoms, the series opens viewers' imaginations to cutting-edge technology that is constantly pushing the limits of the real and possible.

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    Deadliest Volcanoes

    Millions of people around the world live in the shadow of active volcanoes. Under constant threat of massive volcanic eruptions, their homes and their lives are daily at risk from these sleeping giants.

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    Millions of people around the world live in the shadow of active volcanoes. Under constant threat of massive volcanic eruptions, their homes and their lives are daily at risk from these sleeping giants.

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    • 53 Minutes
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    Bombing Hitler's Dams

    In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history, destroying two gigantic dams in Germany’s industrial heartland with a revolutionary bouncing bomb invented by British engineer Barnes Wallis. Now, NOVA re-creates the extreme engineering challenges faced by Wallis and the pilots.

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    In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history, destroying two gigantic dams in Germany’s industrial heartland with a revolutionary bouncing bomb invented by British engineer Barnes Wallis. Now, NOVA re-creates the extreme engineering challenges faced by Wallis and the pilots.

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    • 1 Hour 52 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    3D Spies of WWII

    During World War II, Hitler’s scientists developed terrifying new weapons of mass destruction. Allied intelligence pored over millions of air photos shot over German territory by specially converted, high-flying Spitfires. With 3D graphics that recreate exactly what the photo spies saw, NOVA tells the suspenseful, previously untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler.

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    During World War II, Hitler’s scientists developed terrifying new weapons of mass destruction. Allied intelligence pored over millions of air photos shot over German territory by specially converted, high-flying Spitfires. With 3D graphics that recreate exactly what the photo spies saw, NOVA tells the suspenseful, previously untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Cracking Your Genetic Code

    What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA—all three billion chemical letters of it—read, stored, and available for analysis? Cracking Your Genetic Code reveals that we stand on the verge of such a revolution.

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    What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA—all three billion chemical letters of it—read, stored, and available for analysis? Cracking Your Genetic Code reveals that we stand on the verge of such a revolution.

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    Hunting the Elements

    Where do nature’s building blocks, called the elements, come from? They’re the hidden ingredients of everything in our world, from the carbon in our bodies to the metals in our smartphones. Watch as David Pogue unlocks their secrets.

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    Where do nature’s building blocks, called the elements, come from? They’re the hidden ingredients of everything in our world, from the carbon in our bodies to the metals in our smartphones. Watch as David Pogue unlocks their secrets.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Deadliest Tornadoes

    Deadliest Tornado looks at the scientists striving to understand the forces at work behind last year's tornado outbreak. Could their work improve tornado prediction in the future? NOVA also talks to people whose lives have been upended by these extreme weather events in an effort to learn how we all can protect ourselves and our communities for the future.

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    Deadliest Tornado looks at the scientists striving to understand the forces at work behind last year's tornado outbreak. Could their work improve tornado prediction in the future? NOVA also talks to people whose lives have been upended by these extreme weather events in an effort to learn how we all can protect ourselves and our communities for the future.

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    • EPISODE 10

    Why Ships Sink

    Picking up from this winter's Costa Concordia disaster and looking both back to the Titanic disaster a century ago, and into the future of sea travel, NOVA looks at questions about cruise ship safety and the science of the ships' buoyancy.

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    Picking up from this winter's Costa Concordia disaster and looking both back to the Titanic disaster a century ago, and into the future of sea travel, NOVA looks at questions about cruise ship safety and the science of the ships' buoyancy.

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