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…)

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.
Chimp Minds
25:43 — A visit with an engaging if unruly bunch of cousins that we formally broke up with about 6 or 7 million years ago.
Cybersenses
25:33 — Replacement synthetic senses for people are now a reality.
Going Deep
25:44 — The deep sub Alvin, past and future.
Surgical Slimmers
25:53 — In spite of the risks, people are lining up to solve their weight problems in the operating room.
Robot Pals
25:36 — We'll meet three robots - including a future member of an astronaut team - that are trying to better understand us.
The Secret Canyon
25:34 — The best kept secret of American archeology is now revealed.
Hydrogen Hopes
25:35 — We've all heard of hydrogen as the fuel of the future, but what will it take to get there from here?

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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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