Season 34, Episode 1 Nova scienceNow
First Aired: January 9, 2007
An episode of “Nova scienceNow” looks at the “space elevator” concept: dropping a 22,000-mile cable from a satellite to Earth. Also: extending human life span; NASA satellite-imaging technology that's used to locate and map Maya ruins; Princeton molecular-biology professor Bonnie Bassler, who has discovered how bacteria communicate. Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts.
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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)