Season 24, Episode 1 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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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • 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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