NOVA, Vol. 9HDClosed 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 CaptioningVideoDoomsday Volcanoes||The eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 turned much of the northern hemisphere into an ash-strewn no-fly zone. Katla, an Icelandic volcano 10 times bigger, has begun to swell and grumble, and Hekla and Laki, could erupt without warning. Iceland is a ticking time bomb: When it blows, the consequences will be global. What can we do to prepare for the coming disaster?||52:58||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDecoding Neanderthals||Over 60,000 years ago, the first modern humans left their African homeland and entered Europe, then a bleak and inhospitable continent in the grip of the Ice Age. But when they arrived, they were not alone: the stocky, powerfully built Neanderthals had already been living there for hundreds of thousands of years. So what happened when the first modern humans encountered the Neanderthals? Did they make love or war?||53:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoRise of the Drones||NOVA reveals the amazing technologies that make drones so powerful. From cameras that can capture every detail of an entire city at a glance, to swarming robots that can make decisions on their own, to giant air frames that can stay aloft for days on end, drones are changing our relationship to war, surveillance and each other. Discover the cutting-edge technologies that are propelling us toward a new chapter in aviation history.||52:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWho Killed Lindbergh's Baby?||NOVA is reopening one of the most confounding crime mysteries of all time as a team of expert investigators employs state-of-the-art forensic and behavioral science techniques in an effort to determine what really happened to Charles Lindbergh’s baby... and why.||53:07||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBuilding Pharaoh's Chariot||In Building Pharaoh’s Chariot, a team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers, and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots. They discover advanced features, including spoked wheels, springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bars, and even a convex shaped rear mirror, leading one of them to compare the level of design to the engineering standards of 1930’s-era Buicks!||52:56||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEarth From Space||EARTH FROM SPACE is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, this special takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustain life on earth.||1:52:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMind of a Rampage Killer||What makes a person walk into a theater or a church or a classroom full of students and open fire? What combination of circumstances compels a human being to commit the most inhuman of crimes? Can science in any way help us understand these horrific events and provide clues as to how to prevent them in the future?||52:57||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMeteor Strike||On February 15th, car cameras and cellphones captured a blinding streak that flashed across the sky over Russia’s Ural Mountains, followed by an explosion that injured some 1,500 people. The meteor, weighing around 10,000 tons, was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since 1908. Within days, NOVA crews were in Russia following impact scientists as they hunted for debris from the explosion and clues to the meteor’s origin.||52:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoAncient Computer||An unpromising lump of metal found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck turns out to be an extraordinary treasure: the world’s first computer. NOVA follows the ingenious detective work that painstakingly discovered the truth about the ancient Greek device: it was an astonishingly sophisticated astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor, unrivaled until the era of modern science and believed to be from the workshop of Archimedes.||52:57||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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NOVA has always been a great science show!
Embarrassingly bad "science" show this season
This show has become an obnoxious bad joke. It's just like every other terrible "science" show on other networks. The ominous music, the overblown fear inducing nonsense. The show on the Russian meteor used some term like "death meteor" and it didn't kill anyone! It feels nearly as awful as those reality shows. Everything is hyped up at the expense of science. Footage is used over and over again in the same episode. This doesn't belong on PBS. The producers of this show should be horribly embarrassed at this trash. I can watch Faux News if I want this kind of fear mongering junk.
I have been watching NOVA for as long as I can remember and have always found it fascinating. NOVA delivers excellent stories of science and of late has delivered timely reports on events which require the analysis of scientists. Since I don't have TV I would normally stream the videos direct from WGBH, but my connection can be sporadic so the ability to subscribed for a whole season and download direct to my computer is convenient.
- HD Version
- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Jan 02, 2013
- © 2013 WGBH Educational Foundation
- CCin English