NOVA: Season 34 (2007)

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Air date: Sep 5, 2006

"Building on Ground Zero" details some of the structural reasons for the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings, employing computer animation and 9/11 footage to explain a National Institute for Standards and Technology report on the subject. Included: proposals to revise American building codes, such as increasing the width of stairways. Also: WTC lead engineer Leslie Robertson leads a tour of a complex on which he is working, the 101-story Shanghai World Financial Center.

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Air date: Sep 26, 2006

Travel deep into the heart of Southeast Asia to examine the lingering evidence of the greatest volcanic eruption in the last 100,000 years in this installment of the award-winning PBS program Nova. On the surface it is a peaceful, placid lake nestled deep in the landscape, but a look beneath the surface reveals a massive magma chamber that, during the Ice Age, blotted out the sun by sending thick ash and dangerous gasses rocketing skyward. Many experts surmise that it was the Toba eruption which may have ushered in an unprecedented freeze while nearly pushing our distant human ancestors to the brink of extinction in the process. Now science buffs can follow along in an investigation of one of Earth's greatest mysteries as the filmmakers at Nova explore this unparalleled catastrophe while lingering on the questions it raises concerning human evolution and our planet's fragile ecosystem.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2006

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson debuts as host of "Nova scienceNow," the program's own magazine-format show. Stories include the possibility that Earth may be hit by a Rose Bowl-size asteroid in the next 30 years; nuclear chemist Ken Moody's attempts to create the 114th element; the role of genetics in determining body weight; and a profile of MIT researcher and fiction writer Karl Iagnemma.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2006

On March 27, 1977 two fully loaded jet planes collided on a fog-shrouded runway in the Canary Islands, killing 583 people. A tragic accident that was as shocking as it was inexplicable, the Tenerife crash prompted determined aviation to investigate the cause of the crash in hopes that they could prevent such an incident from ever occurring again. As the KLM 747 cut through the fog to make an unauthorized take-off, the Pan AM 747 taxiing on the very same runway was obliterated by the force of the oncoming plane. With the KLM's senior caption and head of safety at the helm, such a catastrophe seemed near impossible. Now, after decades of investigation, NOVA offers a ripping investigation of the historic accident by combining haunting testimony from the few lucky souls who survived the accident with realistic recreations and interviews with accident investigators. While many travelers mistakenly assume that such a calamity could never occur again, NOVA explores how, despite notable technological improvements in runway safety, near misses remain to be the number one cause of fatal aviation accidents.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2006

At the heart of the Milky Way dwells one of the most destructive forces in the universe - a super-massive black hole that appears to have been hiding in plain sight for as long as man has explored the stars. Recently, scientists have concluded that when the great void falls into its cannibalistic demise, jets of radiation will be projected millions of miles into surrounding space incinerating everything, including planet Earth, in its path. Join Nova as the popular PBS science program invites viewers to explore one of the cosmos' deepest, darkest secrets. Striking special effects and expert science speculations combines to take the viewer directly into the belly of the beast while speculating just when the remarkable black hole will erupt and destroy the entire Milky Way galaxy.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2006

The first European to fly an airplane and a pioneer in the field of dirigibles, fashionable, Brazilian-born aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont would fast become a popular celebrity as a result of his fearless innovation. Though he took great interest in pursuing his vision as the flying machine as a personal transportation vehicle, Santos-Dumont would find his days of making an airborne entrance to garden parties and trendy cafes numbered when the Wright Brothers eclipsed his success by unveiling the very first airplane in France. Subsequently disheartened to see the whimsical machine he had worked so hard to craft not only credited to others but appropriated for the purpose of dropping bombs as well, Santos-Dumont later slipped into irreversible illness and despair. With this release aviation buffs can fully explore the colorful yet ultimately tragic life of a forgotten pioneer whose brilliant technological innovation made him the toast of turn-of-the-century Paris.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2006

When scientist Uter Tan first discovered a rural Turkish family who walked on all fours back in 2005, the intense scientific debate that followed would erupt into a media sensation. Intrigued by Tan's theory that the family may in fact be "genetic throwbacks" who could provide a glimpse into our ancient human ancestry, German geneticist Stephen Mundlos embarked on a quest to uncover the genetic mutation that could have prompted early humans to stand upright. Yet despite this research, a number of prominent anthropologists and biologists have argued that the theories presented by Tan and Mundlos weren't just scientifically incorrect, but insulting as well. With this release the filmmakers at NOVA attempt to discern whether Tan's curious discovery is the anthropological revelation of the millennia or a mere medical anomaly.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2006

The "Nova scienceNOW" magazine delves into a case of mass extinction some 250 million years ago; investigates the 1918 influenza outbreak, which killed as many as 50 million people; details the work of MIT roboticist Cynthia Breazeal's efforts to create "sociable robots"; and examines attempts to decipher 2000-year-old papyrus scrolls. Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts.

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Air date: Dec 26, 2006

As a child Peter Robbins dreamed of exploring the ocean depths, as an adult he conjured his vision to life assembling the submarine that would allow him to explore the sunken wreckage of World War II-era German U-boats. Armed with nothing more than staunch determination, parts scavenged from the local shipyard, off-the-shelf components, and a plan, Robbins set about fashioning his very own submarine. Christened the "Alicia," Robbins' ship allowed him to explore the U-boats which, as a child, inspired him to pursue a career in engineering. Consisting of more than 2 million parts and budgeted at an astronomical $1.5 million, the boat not only allowed Robbins to achieve a lifelong goal, but inspired him to investigate the possibility of encouraging underwater tourism as well.

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Air date: Jan 9, 2007

An episode of "Nova scienceNow" looks at the "space elevator" concept: dropping a 22,000-mile cable from a satellite to Earth. Also: extending human life span; NASA satellite-imaging technology that's used to locate and map Maya ruins; Princeton molecular-biology professor Bonnie Bassler, who has discovered how bacteria communicate. Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts.

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