Season 40, Episode 8 Rise of the Drones

First Aired: January 23, 2013

The technologies behind drone aircraft are investigated. The planes can be as large as a jumbo jet or as small as a bird; and can kill enemy combatants. Included: remarks from Abe Karem, who was instrumental in the development of the Predator aircraft, and those who operate drones for the U.S. military.

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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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