Nova

Science documentaries about various topics.

Duration: 60 min

Quality: HD

Release: 1974

IMDb: 8.7

Season 1 - Nova
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Season 44 - Nova
2016-09-07
"From 9\/11 to today\u2019s crowd-sourced violence, trace how terrorists\u2019 strategies have evolved."
2016-09-14
"How the science of learning may change education for all children."
2016-10-05
"Follow our ancient ancestors\u2019 footsteps out of Africa and into every corner of our planet."
2016-10-12
"Join engineers as they build a massive new railway deep beneath the streets of London."
2016-11-02
"Gemstones like diamonds, rubies, opal and jade are the ultimate treasures. Delve into Earth's depths to discover how these precious stones are forged and what explains the unique allure of each captivating gemstone."
2016-11-09
"Gold, bronze, iron, steel... metals are pillars of our civilization, but what makes them so special? Discover their unique properties and explore how our mastery of metals has led us from the stone age to today's hi-tech world."
2016-11-16
"Drill down to discover how Earth's natural treasures provide bountiful energy to power our modern world yet are also driving us to seek new, cleaner alternatives that can help us keep the lights on."
2017-01-04
"The towering Himalayas were among the last places on Earth that humanity settled. Scaling sheer cliff sides, a team of daring scientists hunts for clues to how ancient people found their way into this forbidding landscape and adapted to survive the high altitude. They discover rock-cut tombs filled with human bones and enigmatic artifacts, including gold masks and Chinese silk dating back thousands of years, and piece together evidence of strange rituals and beliefs designed to ward off the restless spirits of the dead."
2017-01-11
"Five years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the unprecedented trio of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers are struggling to control an ongoing crisis. What\u2019s next for Fukushima? What\u2019s next for Japan? And what\u2019s next for a world that seems determined to jettison one of our most important carbon-free sources of energy? Despite the catastrophe\u2014and the ongoing risks associated with nuclear\u2014a new generation of nuclear power seems poised to emerge the ashes of Fukushima. NOVA investigates how the realities of climate change, the inherent limitations of renewable energy sources, and the optimism and enthusiasm of a new generation of nuclear engineers is looking for ways to reinvent nuclear technology, all while the most recent disaster is still being managed. What are the lessons learned from Fukushima? And with all of nuclear\u2019s inherent dangers, how might it be possible to build a safe nuclear future?"
2017-02-01
"Explore the hidden world of energy storage and how it holds the keys to a greener future."
2017-02-08
"Join pioneering shipbuilders as they embark on a feat of maritime engineering."
2017-02-15
"Aiming to skim less than 2000 miles above the cloud tops, no spacecraft has ever gone so close to Saturn, and hopes are high for incredible observations that could solve major mysteries about the planet\u2019s core. Join NASA engineers for the tense and triumphant moments as they find out if their bold reprogramming has worked, and discover the wonders that Cassini has revealed over the years."
2017-02-22
"From derailments to head-on collisions to drivers killed at road crossings, deadly train accidents claim dozens of lives each year. But just how unsafe are the railroads? NOVA investigates recent rail tragedies and advances in train tech that could help prevent them, taking a special look at Japan\u2019s superefficient bullet trains, which have a perfect safety record. What would it take to usher in a new golden age of safer, faster, more modern and reliable train travel?"
2017-04-19
"The Lithuanian city of Vilna, known also as the \u201cJerusalem of the North\u201d, was one of the most important Jewish centers in the world until World War II, when the Nazis murdered about 95% of its Jewish population. Now, an international team of archaeologists is excavating the remains of its Great Synagogue and searching for a lost escape tunnel dug by Jewish prisoners inside a Nazi execution site."
2017-04-26
"Engineers race to build a massive dome to contain the crumbling remains of the reactor."
2017-05-17
"For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields - dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China's first super-weapon."
2017-05-31
"NOVA investigates what happened in Flint, Michigan when local officials changed the city\u2019s water source to save money, but overlooked a critical treatment process. As the water pipes corroded, lead leached into the system, exposing the community\u2014including thousands of children\u2014to dangerous levels of poison. NOVA uncovers the science behind this manmade disaster."
2017-08-23
"On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans will witness the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in 99 years. While hordes of citizens prepare to flock to the eclipse\u2019s path of totality, scientists, too, are staking out spots for a very different reason: to investigate the secrets of the sun\u2019s elusive atmosphere."
2017-11-22
"From lobster claws and dog teeth to bee stings and snake fangs, every creature depends on a weapon. But some are armed to extremes that make no practical sense\u2014whether it\u2019s bull elks with giant 40-pound antler racks or tiny rhinoceros beetles with horns bigger than their body. What explains giant tusks, horns, and claws that can slow an animal down and even impair health and nutrition? NOVA investigates the riddle of outsize weaponry and uncovers a bold new theory about what triggers an animal arms race. In creatures as varied as dung beetles and saber-toothed tigers, shrimp and elephants, the same hidden factors trigger the race and, once started, these arms races unfold in exactly the same pattern. Join scientists as they crack the secret biological code that underlies nature\u2019s battleground."
2017-12-20
"Watch astonishing tests of avian aptitude: parrots that can plan for the future, jackdaws that can \u201cread\u201d human faces, and crows that can solve multi-step puzzles with tools like pebbles, sticks, and hooks. Could these just be clever tricks, based on instinct or triggered by subtle cues from their human handlers?"
2017-12-27
"66 million years ago, a seven-mile-wide asteroid collided with Earth, triggering a chain of events that coincide with the end of the dinosaurs. But experts have long debated exactly what happened when the asteroid struck and how the giant beasts met their end. Now, scientists have uncovered compelling new clues about the catastrophe."
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Season 45 - Nova
2018-01-10
"Astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin talks about black holes and their importance to the universe."
2018-01-31
"For the first time, two intrepid pilots fly a solar-powered airplane around the world."
2018-02-07
"Discover remains of a 13,000 year-old teenager in an underwater cave in Mexico."
2018-02-14
"How courage and ingenuity saved Allied troops during the epic Dunkirk operation in 1940."
2018-02-28
"Discover why some predictions succeed and others fail as experts forecast the future."
2018-04-18
"Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something\u2019s up with the weather, and many scientists agree. It\u2019s the result of the weather machine itself\u2014our climate\u2014changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. In this 2-hour documentary, NOVA will cut through the confusion around climate change."
2018-10-17
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Season 46 - Nova
2019-01-02
"Since it explored Pluto in 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft has been zooming toward NASA\u2019s most distant target yet. Join the mission team as the probe attempts to fly by Ultima Thule, an object 4 billion miles from Earth."
2019-01-09
"Einstein called it \u201cspooky action at a distance,\u201d but today quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from computers to cryptography. Physicists have gradually become convinced that the phenomenon\u2014two subatomic particles that mirror changes in each other instantaneously over any distance\u2014is real."
2019-01-23
"Journey to Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, which sent rivers of lava through communities and into the sea when it erupted in 2018. A group of scientists and locals investigate the spike in volcano activity that turned paradise into an inferno."
2019-02-06
"New archeological evidence sheds light on the stunning engineering of the Great Pyramid of Giza."
2019-02-13
"With new technologies, NASA and private companies are promising a new renaissance in space travel."
2019-02-20
"In the shadow of Vesuvius and Pompeii, a lesser-known volcano puts the city of Naples at risk."
2019-04-24
"DescriptionScientists, engineers and political leaders devise a plan to save the Dead Sea, whose levels have declined by more than 65 feet since 1976."
2019-05-08
"DescriptionScientists try to determine the cause for the increasing megafire threat by exploring the physics of fire, how firestorms move and travel and by analyzing aerial drone and satellite data to catch fires before they start."
2019-05-15
"DescriptionCanadian anthropologist Niobe Thompson travels to sites in Kazakhstan, genetics labs in Denmark and anthropology museums in Russia to unlock mysteries surrounding the first riders of wild horses."
2019-05-22
"DescriptionForensic archaeologist Cat Jarman and her team investigate the Great Heathen army, a legendary Viking fighting force that invaded England in the 9th century."
2019-07-10
"DescriptionFifty years after humans first stepped foot on the moon, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs engage in new discoveries to make life on the moon a reality."
2019-07-24
"The rocky planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars all have similar origins, but only one supports life."
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20 Nov 2019
"A journey through history and the human mind to explore violence, and how a more peaceful world can be achieved."
Season 47 - Nova
05 Feb 2020
"Paleontologist Kirk Johnson explores the polar extremes of the planet, including miles-high ice sheets and warm polar forests brimming with life."
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01 Apr 2020
"When the trade embargo left Cuba isolated from medical resources, Cuba was forced to get creative. Now they've developed lung cancer vaccines that show promise, some Americans are defying the embargo and traveling to Cuba for treatment."
08 Apr 2020
"The mysteries of fat and its role in hormone production, hunger and pregnancy."
13 May 2020
"Doctors strategize to stop the spread of COVID-19; researchers work toward finding treatments and vaccines; how the disease emerged, what it does to the human body, and how it became a pandemic."
20 May 2020
"Up-close footage provides a look at the strength, eyesight and flying skills of an eagle, and reveals the danger and drama of chicks as they struggle to survive."
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