Season 2, Episode 2 Scientific American Frontiers

First Aired: November 20, 1991

Included: the Pacific Yew tree as a source of medications; wheelchairs designed for use in the Boston Marathon; efforts to preserve the prairie in Buffalo Grove, Ill.; formica ants; a contest to design a flying robot; computer graphics of thunderstorms gathering force.

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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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