Season 32, Episode 18 Nova scienceNow: Fuel Cells

First Aired: July 26, 2005

Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the hosts of NPR's “Car Talk,” help Robert Krulwich explore the pros and cons of hydrogen as an automotive fuel in the third edition of the “Nova” newsmagazine offshoot “scienceNow.” Also: melting glaciers in Greenland (there's 60 percent more melting now than a decade ago, according to reporter Peter Standring); the potential of RNA to “turn off” diseases; a profile of mathematicians Gregory and David Chudnovsky.

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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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