Nova - Season 38 Episodes

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Episode 2

Emergency Mine Rescue

NOVA chronicles the miners’ 69-day ordeal and the work of a global team of engineers who struggled tirelessly around the clock in a desperate bid to bring the trapped miners safely to the surface.

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Episode 3

Trapped in an Elevator

Elevators move millions of passengers every day. In TRAPPED IN AN ELEVATOR, NOVA reveals the secret life of these ubiquitous machines.

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Episode 4

Dogs Decoded

Dogs Decoded reveals the science behind the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs.

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Episode 5

Secrets of Stonehenge

The story of Stonehenge is being rewritten.

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Episode 6

Quest for Solomon's Mines

Join NOVA and National Geographic as they embark on two groundbreaking expeditions to expose new clues buried in the pockmarked desert of Jordan and seek to reveal the source of the great wealth that powered the first mighty Biblical kingdoms.

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Episode 7

Secrets Beneath the Ice

Can Antarctica?s climate past offer clues to what may happen to our warming planet?

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Episode 8

Deadliest Earthquakes

NOVA follows a team of US geologists as they first enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 epic earthquake, hunting for crucial evidence that will help them determine what the risks are of a new killer quake.

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Episode 9

Making Stuff: Stronger

What is the strongest material in the world?

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Episode 10

Making Stuff: Smaller

How small can we go?

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Episode 11

Making Stuff: Cleaner

Most modern materials are dangerous to the environment, but what about cleaning up our world?

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Episode 12

Making Stuff: Smarter

What can nature teach us about building smarter materials?

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Episode 13

The Smartest Machine On Earth

Augmenting human intelligence is a lot tougher than it looks, but scientists are edging closer with machines like “Watson,” an IBM computing system that is gearing up to compete on the game show JEOPARDY!

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Episode 15

Venom: Nature's Killer

NOVA reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die.

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Episode 16

Japan's Killer Quake

A unique look at the science behind the catastrophe.

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Episode 17

Power Surge

Can emerging technology defeat global warming?