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 11, Episode 2 Super People

First Aired: November 28, 2000

This installment explores how people push themselves to the limits of endurance and performance. In one segment, host Alan Alda visits a French deep-diving team as they train. In another, he follows a New Jersey “memory consultant” as he trains high-school students for the contest called Memoriad. Also: reactions to mountain sickness in the Alps; and a profile of Dr. Jerry M. Linenger, a NASA astronaut who was weightless for five months while he was aboard the Russian space station Mir.

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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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