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Scientific American Frontiers

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Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe (more…)

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Season 6, Episode 3 Flying High

First Aired: January 17, 1996

A look into the science of flight among insects, birds and man-made crafts. Included: a flight by a 100-foot-long, solar-powered flying wing; aerial robots; and computer systems for jetliners. Host: Alan Alda.