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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 24, Episode 11 Kaboom!

First Aired: January 14, 1997

A look at the history of explosives, with demonstrations ranging from the simple firepower of flour to the destructive energy of nitroglycerin. Included: the experiments which helped Alfred Nobel produce and sell dynamite. Also: nuclear weapons.

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Season 24, Episode 10

December 31, 1996

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