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Pluto and Beyond

Join the mission as the New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by NASA's most distant target yet. Since it explored Pluto in 2015, New Horizons is zooming toward Ultima Thule, an object four billion miles from Earth.

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Look Who's Driving

Tech giants and car manufacturers alike are developing self-driving cars - and some of them are already on public roads. But what must computers be capable of to truly take the wheel? And could they eventually be safer than human drivers?

  • 2019-10-27T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-27T18:00:00-07:00
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Secrets of the Sky Tombs

A team of daring scientists reveals ancient secrets of the first people to settle the forbidding Himalayas. Join them as they climb into mountain tombs that preserve evidence of strange rituals designed to ward off the restless spirits of the dead.

  • 2019-11-03T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-03T17:00:00-08:00
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Dead Sea Scroll Detectives

What can new technology reveal about the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls? Join scientists as they investigate suspicious, newly surfaced fragments to see if they're forfeited, and use imaging techniques to digitally unravel the charred remains of a scroll.

  • 2019-11-10T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-10T17:00:00-08:00
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Decoding Da Vinci

Journey to Florence to discover how Leonardo da Vinci used science, from human dissections to innovative painting techniques, to create his legendary artwork. Learn why Mona Lisa's smile is so captivating - and what it took to create it.

  • 2019-11-17T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-11-17T17:00:00-08:00
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