Wired Science

2007, TV Show

Full Episodes(10)

Latest Episode: Earth: Icy Depths

Dec 26, 2007 Season 1 Episode 11 watch on (Paid)

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.

Space & Flight: Space Junkyard

Dec 19, 2007 Season 1 Episode 10

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.
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Technology: Geek Dad, Japanese Robots

Nov 21, 2007 Season 1 Episode 9

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.
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Space & Flight: Satellite Shopping

Nov 14, 2007 Season 1 Episode 8

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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Health: Bio Banking

Nov 07, 2007 Season 1 Episode 7

WIRED SCIENCE shows us how desert communities are facing the "peak water" crisis. Ziya Tong debates the difference between analog or digital audiophiles with the help of some "golden ears," and also hacks a disposable camera to show how anyone can do high speed photography. Adam Rogers looks at the X-Prize competition and we visit a Bio Bank where samples of organs and body parts are stored.
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Health: Blood Simple

Oct 31, 2007 Season 1 Episode 6

Ziya Tong sets out to settle the debate between analog and digital sound; Wired Science investigates how blind patients are enabled to see with their tongues; Adam Rogers takes viewers to the X Prize Foundation competition in which $10 million prizes are offered to those who can solve some of the world's biggest challenges; and Wired Scienc investigates the solar power technology of the future.
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Health: Body Builders

Oct 24, 2007 Season 1 Episode 5

Correspondent Tamara Krinsky visits with Dr. Anthony Atala and learns about building organs in his lab; Wired Science heads to two underground labs in search of neutrinos; Adam Rogers combs Kansas wheat fields for rocks from outer space; and Wired Science investigates bringing cloned animal meat and milk to the public.
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Physics & Chemistry: Ball Busters

Oct 17, 2007 Season 1 Episode 4

Milton Garces takes viewers through his studies on infrasonic waves; Ziya Tong visits a group of professionals redesigning wheelchairs; WIRED SCIENCE checks in with mechanical engineers to make sure every baseball that makes it to a major league game has the correct degree of hardness and bounce; and Adam Rogers travels to Oakland, California, where he tests out the "shot spotter" as he rides along with Oakland police.
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Earth: Flotsam Found

Oct 10, 2007 Season 1 Episode 3

Ziya Tong follows retired oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer as he discovers a giant garbage patch in the middle of the North Pacific Gyre. WIRED SCIENCE takes a look at new ways that water, wind and technology are being used to fight today's fires and investigates the impact of global warming on plant growth, and Adam Rogers tests out a new technology that claims to be able to "read your mind" and tell if you are lying.
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Technology: World War 2.0

Oct 03, 2007 Season 1 Episode 2

In the premiere episode of PBS' newest weekly series, Josh Davis of Wired magazine investigates an internet botnet attack of Estonia's banks and newspapers; WIRED SCIENCE reports on cardiac surgery performed by a "robo-doc"; Adam Rogers explores the disappearance of home chemistry sets; and Ziya Tong delves into technology that is helping children with Asperger's Syndrome by translating facial expressions into emotions.
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