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Air Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2023 9:00 PM
Thousands of Hawai‘i Island residents were uprooted in 2018 when Kīlauea erupted, sending rivers of lava through communities and into the ocean. This spike in Kīlauea’s activity transformed parts of the island into an inferno, spewing rock and causing massive destruction. Join scientists and locals as they head underground to investigate the geological cause of the eruption.
Air Date: Wed, Mar 8, 2023 9:30 PM
In the far reaches of the solar system, Uranus and Neptune dazzle with unexpected rings, supersonic winds, and dozens of moons. And NASA’s New Horizons gets a stunning up-close view of Pluto before venturing deep into the Kuiper Belt.
Air Date: Wed, Feb 22, 2023 9:00 PM
Join scientists as they use NASA’s brand new James Webb Space Telescope to peer deep in time to hunt for the first stars and galaxies in our universe, and try to detect the fingerprints of life in the atmospheres of distant exoplanets.
Air Date: Fri, Feb 17, 2023 8:00 PM
“Homo Techno” features stories—including that of a paralyzed former gang member who received brain implants allowing him to move a robotic arm by pure thought—that prompt Lightman to think about how advances in science and technology are causing us to evolve into a new species, Homo Techno, part human and part machine. What essential qualities will we want to preserve? Curiosity? Anger? Love?
Air Date: Fri, Feb 10, 2023 8:00 PM
“The Big & The Small” dramatizes the fact that humans are almost exactly the same distance—in terms of powers of ten—between an atom and a star. But where do we fit in the moral universe? Alan Lightman speaks with an advanced android and then a rabbi, a bio-ethicist, and the Dalai Lama about whether such a being could achieve consciousness and whether we could unplug her without asking permission.
Air Date: Fri, Feb 3, 2023 8:00 PM
“The Stars & The Osprey” begins with Lightman's late-night experience alone on the ocean when he felt connected to the stars and ends with a memorable eye-to-eye encounter with a wild creature. Alan attempts to reconcile these transcendent experiences with the material world of atoms and molecules. Can science explain such experiences in terms of the brain? Are we humans nothing but matter?
Air Date: Wed, Dec 28, 2022 10:00 PM
Dr. George McGavin and Dr. Zoe Laughlin (How to Make...) explore one of the U.K.’s biggest sewage works, a hidden world one might rarely choose to see. Processing one billion liters of waste water that 1.7 million people flush each day means there is a lot of sewage to be treated.
Air Date: Wed, Nov 23, 2022 8:00 PM
This film marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb and is a journey of exploration for Egyptian co-hosts Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad into the mysteries and unanswered questions about the boy king's life, his infamous father’s religious revolution, and those advising him as he takes the throne in one of the most tumultuous periods of Egyptian history.
Air Date: Wed, Nov 16, 2022 9:00 PM
NOVA: Zero to Infinity takes a look at how the mathematical concepts of zero and infinity have been invented and re-invented by different cultures over thousands of years.
Air Date: Wed, Jul 13, 2022 9:00 PM
NOVA presents the dramatic story of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope and the quest to peer deeper back in time than ever before in the hope of answering some of astronomy’s biggest questions.
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