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A Discovery That Might Rewrite the Story of Life As We Know It

Are we on the brink of a discovery that will rewrite the story of life as we know it? "Second Genesis" follows planetary scientist Carolyn Porco as she explores the scientific quest to find life beyond Earth, and makes the case for Saturn’s moon Enceladus — with its plumes of water vapor and evidence of hydrothermal vents in a liquid ocean — as the most promising place to look.

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Nova

Why Bridges Collapse

In 2018, Italy's Morandi Bridge collapsed, killing 43 people. NOVA investigates what went wrong and explores other bridge collapses across the United States. How can new engineering techniques make bridges safer and prevent such tragedies?

  • 2019-10-20T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-20T18:00:00-07:00
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Nova

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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Nova

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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Nova

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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