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.

The Great Robot Race

Mar 29, 2006 Season 33 Episode 17

Twenty-three bizarre looking vehicles line up at the starting gate of the DARPA Grand Challenge with one thing in common: there’s nobody behind the wheel. Sponsored by the Pentagon’s research agency, this race for robotic, driverless vehicles has a $2 million prize. Its ultimate goal is to gather new ideas for the future of unmanned warfare. With names like Terramax, Highlander, Ghostrider, and Stanley, these vehicles are armed with cutting-edge technology, including artificial intelligence, laser-guided vision, GPS navigation, and 3-D mapping systems. But can some of the world's most advanced robots overcome a grueling, 130-mile stretch of Nevada's scorching desert terrain? NOVA follows the competing engineering teams as they deal with the glitches, system crashes, and tight deadlines that threaten to derail them at every turn. NOVA's cameras capture the race's technical challenges, hilarious pitfalls, and a final twist as a surprise contender comes up from behind to steal the race.
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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: D-Day's Sunken Secrets
Nova: Lost King Of The Maya
Nova: At The Edge Of Space
Nova: Extreme Cave Diving
Nova: Escape From Nazi Alcatraz
Nova: Manhunt: Boston Bombers
Nova: Private Lives Of Dolphins

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