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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

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Season 5, Episode 10 The Mind Machines

First Aired: March 22, 1978

"The Mind Machines," an examination of computer technology. Shown: a machine being "taught" to make medical diagnoses; a computerized wheelchair that responds to voice commands; and a self-operating NASA rover slated to someday explore Mars. Also: a look at the way computers have been depicted in Hollywood films.

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March 8, 1978

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