Season 1, Episode 3 Scientific American Frontiers

First Aired: December 12, 1990

Segments include a metal ring that helps define the size, shape and location of brain tumors; glaciers used for energy in Switzerland; ants that use "odor trickery" to enslave other ants; whale-communication research.

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: Science, technology and nature are examined with insight, humor and an eye on the practical, with smartly paced reports on such subjects as the big-bang theory, robots, the relationship between stress and illness, and whether we are alone in the universe.… (more)

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