Nova

1974, TV Show

Full Episodes(226)

Latest Episode: Emperor's Ghost Army

Nov 12, 2014 Season 42 Episode 8 watch on (Paid)

From PBS and NOVA-In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats, and musicians, all built to serve China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife. Lost and forgotten for over 2,200 years, this clay army, 8,000-strong, stands poised to help the First Emperor rule again beyond the grave. Now, a new archaeological campaign is probing the thousands of figures entombed in the mausoleum. With exclusive access to pioneering research, Emperor's Ghost Army reveals how the Emperor directed the manufacture of the tens of thousands of bronze weapons carried by the clay soldiers including lethal crossbows engineered with astonishing precision. NOVA tests the power of these weapons with high-action experiments and reports on revolutionary 3D computer modeling techniques that are revealing new insights into how the clay figures were made. The program reveals the secrets of one of archaeology's greatest discoveries and brings to life the startlingly sophisticated world of Qin's legendary empire.

Crash of Flight 447

Mar 29, 1979 Season 6 Episode 10

On June 1st, 2009, Flight AF447, an Air France Airbus A330 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of all 228 lives.
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Quest for Solomon's Mines [HD]

Mar 15, 1979 Season 6 Episode 9

Now join NOVA and National Geographic as they embark on two groundbreaking expeditions to expose new clues buried in the pockmarked desert of Jordan and seek to reveal the source of the great wealth that powered the first mighty Biblical kingdoms.
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Secrets of Stonehenge

Mar 08, 1979 Season 6 Episode 8

Granted exclusive access to the dig site at Bluestonehenge, a prehistoric stone circle monument recently discovered about a mile from Stonehenge, NOVA cameras join a new generation of researchers finding important clues to the enduring mystery of Stonehenge.
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Dogs Decoded [HD]

Mar 01, 1979 Season 6 Episode 7

Dogs Decoded reveals the science behind the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs.
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Trapped in an Elevator

Feb 22, 1979 Season 6 Episode 6

In TRAPPED IN AN ELEVATOR, NOVA reveals the secret life of these ubiquitous machines. Once brawny but simple machines, elevators are getting a brainy makeover.
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Building the Great Cathedrals

Feb 08, 1979 Season 6 Episode 5

On this dazzling journey inside the jewels of Gothic architecture, NOVA reveals the hidden formulas, drawn from the pages of the Bible itself, that drove medieval builders ever upward.
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Mount St. Helens: Back from the Dead

Feb 01, 1979 Season 6 Episode 4

NOVA brings viewers on an inspiring journey of a landscape brought back from the dead.
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Mind Over Money [HD]

Jan 18, 1979 Season 6 Episode 3

why mainstream economists failed to predict the crash of 2008 and why we so often make irrational financial decisions.
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Telescope: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Ever Expanding Uni...

Jan 11, 1979 Season 6 Episode 2

(Part 2 of 2) In a two-hour special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has changed our understanding of our place in the universe.
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Telescope: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Mystery of the Mil...

Jan 04, 1979 Season 6 Episode 1

(Part 1 of 2) In a two-hour special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has changed our understanding of our place in the universe.
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