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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Scientific American Frontiers Season 1
Produced in conjunction with Scientific American magazine and hosted by Alan Alda, the series investigates a spectrum of fascinating topics in the sci (more…)
Cars That Think
25:44 — Cars that do your thinking for you are just around the corner.
Hot Planet - Cold Comfort
25:29 — So you think global warming won't affect you?
Hidden Motives
25:33 — If you think you know why you do things, you're probably wrong.

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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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