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 8, Episode 4 The Art of Science

First Aired: January 21, 1998

Reports on the digital effects used in the movie “Titanic” help to examine the interplay of art and science. Also: computer-generated art painted on canvas by a a robot; “hyper instruments” that create music in response to body movements; painting and sculpture restoration. Alan Alda hosts.

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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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