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 episod (more…)

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Season 9, Episode 1 Science in Paradise

First Aired: October 7, 1998

Studies in the Caribbean, including measuring volcanic growth in Montserrat. Also: the radio telescope at Arecibo; damage to coral reefs in the Virgin Islands; sea-turtle conservation. Alan Alda is the host.

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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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