Season 1, Episode 5 Scientific American Frontiers

First Aired: February 27, 1991

Included: an engineering contest in Tokyo teaming American and Japanese college students; a voice-activated robotic pizzamaker; a sleep-deprivation experiment; a personality study using rhesus monkeys; re-creating ecosystems in a greenhouse.

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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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