Nova

1974, TV Show

Full Episodes(214)

Latest Episode: D-Days's Sunken Secrets

May 28, 2014 Season 41 Episode 22 watch on (Paid)

From PBS - On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. In less than 24 hours, more than 5,000 ships crossed the English Channel, along with thousands of tanks and landing craft and nearly 200,000 men. Hundreds of ships sank while running the gauntlet of mines and bunkers, creating one of the world’s largest underwater archeological sites. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to a unique collaboration between military historians, archeologists, and specialist divers to carry out the first complete survey of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. Dive teams, submersibles, and underwater robots will discover and identify key examples of the Allied craft that fell victim to German shellfire, mines, and torpedoes. D-Day’s Sunken Secrets unfolds a vivid blow-by-blow account of the tumultuous events of D-Day and reveals how the Allies’ intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to assure the success of the most ambitious and risky military operation ever launched.

D-Day's Sunken Secrets

Dec 06, 1983 Season 11 Episode 9

From PBS - On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to the first complete survey of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. D-Day's Sunken Secrets unfolds an account of the tumultuous events and reveals how the Allies' intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to the ambitious and risky military operation.
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Escape from Nazi Alcatraz [HD]

Nov 29, 1983 Season 11 Episode 8

From PBS - Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But at the end of World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up the ultimate escape plan: a two-man glider made out of bed sheets and floorboards. Now a crack team of engineers and carpenters rebuild the glider in the same attic using the same materials to find out if the legendary glider plan would have succeeded.
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Why Sharks Attack

Nov 22, 1983 Season 11 Episode 7

From PBS - To separate fact from fear, NOVA teams with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to uncover the science behind the great white's hunting instincts. With shark populations plummeting, scientists race to unlock the secrets of these powerful creatures of the deep in their quest to save people -- and sharks.
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Great Cathedral Mystery [HD]

Nov 15, 1983 Season 11 Episode 6

From PBS - The largest masonry dome on earth, Florence's cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is a masterpiece of ingenuity and a source of mystery. Historians and engineers have long debated how its architect, kept the dome perfectly aligned and symmetrical as the sides rose and converged toward the center. To test the latest theories, a team of U.S. bricklayers will help build an experimental, mini-Duomo, using period tools and techniques.
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Roman Catacomb Mystery [HD]

Nov 08, 1983 Season 11 Episode 5

From PBS - In 2002, maintenance workers stumbled through an opening in one of the tunnel walls and discovered a previously unknown complex of six small rooms, each stacked floor to ceiling with skeletons. It was a mass grave, locked away for nearly 2,000 years. Who were these people? Why were so many interred in one place, piled atop each other? And most important, what killed them?
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Ghosts of Murdered Kings

Nov 01, 1983 Season 11 Episode 4

From PBS - NOVA follows archaeologists and forensic experts in their hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of violent deaths of victims unearthed in bogs. A new theory suggests that they were ritually murdered kings, slain to assure the fertility of land and people.
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Killer Typhoon

Oct 25, 1983 Season 11 Episode 3

From PBS - It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan -- what some are calling "the perfect storm" -- slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with 200 mile-per-hour winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes, schools, and hospitals.
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Zeppelin Terror Attack

Oct 18, 1983 Season 11 Episode 2

From PBS - In the early days of World War I, Germany, determined to bring its British enemies to their knees, launched a new kind of terror campaign: bombing civilians from the sky. The aircraft delivering the lethal payloads weren't planes, they were Zeppelins, enormous airships, some the length of two football fields. With a team of engineers, explosives experts, and historians, NOVA investigates the secrets behind these deadly war machines.
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Alien Planets Revealed

Oct 11, 1983 Season 11 Episode 1

From PBS - It's a golden age for planet hunters: recently, they've discovered more than 750 planets orbiting stars beyond our sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even be able to harbor life. What would that life look like?
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Nova Clips & Interviews collapse view

Nova: Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
Nova: Descent Into The Ice
Nova: Cracking The Code Life
Nova: Building Pharaoh's Ship
Nova: Battle Of The X-Planes
Nova: Cancer Warrior
Nova: At The Edge Of Space
Nova: Nazi Prison Escape
Nova: Car Of The Future
Nova: Ground Zero Supertower
Nova: Death Of A Star
Nova: Ebola: The Plague Fighters
Nova: Animal Hospital
Nova: Escape From Nazi Alcatraz
Nova: Asteroid: Doomsday Or Payday?

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