Season 7, Episode 3 Living Machines

First Aired: February 5, 1980

Studying how creatures adapt to environments. Included: prairie dogs, which dig burrows with ventilation systems; locusts, which protect eggs by burying them deep below the desert; and barnacles, whose shells discourage predators. Also observed: bird and insect aerodynamics. Don Webster is the program narrator.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: 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)

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