Wired Science 2007 | TV Show Watchlist
The magazine Wired comes to TV, where it explores stories from the worlds of science and technology; and examines their impact on business, culture and politics.
Premiered: January 3, 2007
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A Woods Hole Institute expedition sails to the Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic Ocean to deploy autonomous undersea vehicles in hopes of discovering new life forms; chemistry teacher Chris Schrempp turns cotton balls into smokeless gunpowder; Chris Hardwick and Kamala Lopez tour the WIRED Living Home; Ziya Tong explores the area in West Virginia known as "the quiet zone" and learns why this is the perfect site for radio astronomers searching for life on other planets; Adam Rogers goes behind the scenes to show us how Hollywood is cracking the code to create "perfect water" on screen; and Rainn Wilson joins Chris Hardwick to explore what's inside a popular product that relieves symptoms of the common cold.
Adam Rogers rummages through a "space junkyard" to see how spaceships are being reverse-engineered from 40-year-old technology; Ziya Tong interviews computer scientist Louis von Ahn about using human perception to digitize books; Wisconsin neuroscientists show off an invention that's helping blind patients see with their tongues; Chris Hardwick interviews maverick genomics pioneer Craig Venter; Ziya Tong travels to Napa Valley to find out what science has to do with creating the perfect bottle of wine.
Wired Science travels to Japan and meets up with a GeekDad who builds fighting robots for competitions; Adam sits down with Anne Wojcicki and Linda Avey, the co-founders of 23andMe, to chat about giving people insight into their genetic information; we meet medical professionals who are working to eliminate symptoms of various diseases by supplying electricity to the brain; chemistry teacher Chris Schrempp makes hot ice; we venture out to the first International Rocketbelt Convention in Niagara Falls; and Ziya Tong travels to Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park to discover how lasers aid in the preservation of ancient sites. Note: Program segments subject to change.
Wired Science watches as sensors are placed on a bridge to prevent its collapsing; Ziya Tong examines restless leg syndrome; Rocky Roccanova, CEO of TouchTable, Inc., demonstrates TouchTable's interactive interface; Jeff Hawkins chats with Adam Rogers about his quest to build the first genuinely intelligent machine; and Wired Science's very own Geek Dad, Dylan Tweeny, sets out to build a UFO hovercraft with his six year old daughter.
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- Premiered: January 3, 2007
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: The magazine Wired comes to TV, where it explores stories from the worlds of science and technology; and examines their impact on business, culture and politics. (more)