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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 15, Episode 18 The Race for the Superconductor

First Aired: March 29, 1988

"Race for the Superconductor" examines efforts to perfect a chemical compound that will carry electricity without any resistance loss. Included: re-creations that follow breakthroughs in Switzerland, the U.S. and Japan.

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Season 15, Episode 17

March 22, 1988

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Season 15, Episode 19

April 5, 1988