Scientific American Frontiers

  • 1990
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

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. There's a good deal of fascinating information, but as long-time host Alan Alda notes in one episode,...read more

Season 6, Episode 5 21st-Century Medicine

First Aired: April 3, 1996

Alan Alda examines new medical technologies being developed with the help of computers. Included: the computer-aided removal of a brain tumor; a virtual-reality elevator that helps acrophobic patients; the artificial movement of paralyzed muscles.

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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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