Nova

1974, TV Show

Full Episodes(217)

Latest Episode: Rise of the Hackers

Sep 24, 2014 Season 42 Episode 2 watch on (Paid)

From PBS and NOVA - Our lives are going digital. We shop, bank and even date online. Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails, and all of our personal information. This data is precious — and cybercriminals want it. Now, NOVA goes behind the scenes of the fast-paced world of cryptography to meet the scientists battling to keep our data safe. They are experts in extreme physics, math and a new field called "ultra-paranoid computing," all working to forge unbreakable codes and build ultra-fast computers. From the two men who uncovered the world's most advanced cyber weapon to the computer expert who worked out how to hack into cash machines and scientists who believe they can store a password in your unconscious brain, NOVA investigates how a new global geek squad is harnessing cutting-edge science — all to stay one step ahead of the hackers.

Ghost of Machu Picchu

Feb 08, 1976 Season 3 Episode 6

Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned more than four centuries ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site.
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Riddles of the Sphinx

Feb 01, 1976 Season 3 Episode 5

For 45 centuries, the Great Sphinx has cast its enigmatic gaze over Egypt's Giza plateau. The biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, its scale is staggering. How was it built, and who or what does it represent? NOVA's expert team of archaeologists carries out experiments that reveal the techniques and incredible labor that was invested in the carving of this gigantic sculpture.
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Building Pharaoh's Ship

Jan 25, 1976 Season 3 Episode 4

A magnificent trading vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious, treasure-laden land called Punt. Is this journey, intricately depicted on the wall of one of Egypt's most impressive temples, mere myth--or was it a reality? NOVA follows a team of archeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the mighty vessel shown in the mysterious carving, and then finally launch it in to the Red Sea on a unique voyage of discovery.
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What Are Dreams?

Jan 18, 1976 Season 3 Episode 3

What are dreams and why do we have them? NOVA joins the leading dream researchers as they embark on a variety of neurological and psychological experiments to investigate the world of sleep and dreams. Delving deep into the thoughts and brains of a variety of dreamers, scientists are asking important questions about the purpose of this mysterious world we escape to at night.
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Lizard Kings

Jan 11, 1976 Season 3 Episode 2

Though they may look like dragons and inspire stories, they are actually monitor lizards, the largest lizard to walk the planet. With acute intelligence, they are a very different kind of reptile, blurring the line between reptiles and mammals. NOVA follows expert lizard hunter, Dr. Eric Pianka, as he tracks the elusive creatures through Australia's heartland, for an unparalleled close encounter with these versatile 'living dragons.'
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Hubble's Amazing Rescue

Jan 04, 1976 Season 3 Episode 1

In the spring of 2009, NASA sent a shuttle crew on a risky mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope for the last time. The astronaut servicing team must carry out the first ever in-space repairs of Hubble's defective instruments, a task that requires ingenious engineering fixes and the most intensive NASA spacewalk ever. NOVA presents the inside story of the mission and the extraordinary challenges faced by the rescue crew.
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Nova Clips & Interviews collapse view

Nova: Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius
Nova: Rise Of The Hackers
Nova: Asteroid: Doomsday Or Payday?
Nova: What's Up With The Weather?
Nova: Riddles Of The Sphinx
Nova: Rat Attack
Nova: Mystery Of The Megaflood
Nova: Treasures Of The Great Barrier R
Nova: Mountain Of Ice
Nova: Hurricane!
Nova: First Flower
Nova: Lost King Of The Maya
Nova: At The Edge Of Space
Nova: Extreme Cave Diving
Nova: Escape From Nazi Alcatraz

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