NOVA, Vol. 8HDClosed Captioning
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PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science and technology, and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSecrets of the Viking Sword||The Vikings were the most ferocious warriors of the Middle Ages. Especially fearsome were the select few who wielded a formidable weapon: a light, razor sharp, virtually indestructible sword with its maker’s name, ULFBERHT, inlaid along the blade. But who Ulfberht was, where the sword came from, and how it was made remained secrets for more than 1,000 years?||53:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoForensics On Trial||There is a startling gap between the glamorous television world of “CSI” and the gritty reality of the forensic crime lab. In Forensics on Trial, NOVA investigates how modern forensics can send innocent men and women to prison—and sometimes even to death row. NOVA will investigate today’s shaky state of crime science as well as cutting-edge solutions that could help investigators put the real criminals behind bars.||53:15||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMystery of Easter Island||Easter Island has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues, and how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders.||52:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoUltimate Mars Challenge||With inside access to the massive team of scientists and engineers responsible for the Curiosity rover's on-the-ground experiments, NOVA will be there for the exhilarating moments after Curiosity's landing on Mars —and for the spectacular discoveries sure to come.||53:12||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoInside the Megastorm||Inside the Megastorm takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, Inside the Megastorm gives scientific context to a new breed of storms.||53:12||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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Viking Sword is ridiculous in its claims
This show is so riddled with hopeful speculation that its creators continuously hide the actual facts.
1. Crucible steel of high purity is very hard to hammer out. It has a tendency to crack and break.
2. The Ulthbeart material evidence is in too sorry a state to properly identify the amount of impurities of the original steel.
3. Medeival swordmaking was far more advanced in the far east during the Viking age.
4. The Japanese forged high Quality steel or Tamahagane in a clay Tartare and the steel was refined during the process of forge welding the steel in layers by folding the billet and hammering it out. It was more malleable than crucible steel and ended up way more resilient and pure than any sword forged in west.
5. There is no comparison between ANY viking sword and the insights that led to the production of the Japanese Nihonto.
Why are the new epiosdes for this season taking so long to become available? Ultimate Mars Challenge aired on Nov 14, and Inside the Megastorm aired on Nov 18, but they have yet to be posted on iTunes as of Dec 2.
Where Are the Last Two Shows?
It's now December 3rd and still the shows from Nov. 14 and November 18 aren't yet available. Apple response to inquiries have been a great deal less than helpful - usually "content comes from the content provider."
- HD Version
- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Oct 10, 2012
- © 2012 WGBH Educational Foundation
- CCin English