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NOVA Season 23 (1996)
|23x01 Terror in the Mine Fields |
In one-third of the world's countries, a misstep can mean a lost leg-to a land mine. Planted during an ongoing conflict or a war long since over, these invisible weapons lurk, ready ...
|Jan. 09, 1996|
|23x02 The Day the Earth Shook |
On the same date in January one year apart, earthquakes of almost identical power shook Northridge, California (1994) and Kobe, Japan (1995). NOVA probes why almost 100 times more people ...
|Jan. 16, 1996|
|23x03 B-29 Frozen in Time |
Travel on a perilous mission to repair and refly a rare B-29 bomber stranded on a Greenland icecap for almost 50 years.Gleaming like a jewel this well preserved bomber from World War ...
|Jan. 30, 1996|
|23x04 Plague Fighters |
AKA Inside an Outbreak The Ebola filovirus causes a very deadly and highly contagious disease. Outbreaks thus far have been limited due to the implementation of strict isolation, sterilization, ...
|Feb. 06, 1996|
|23x05 War Machines of Tomorrow |
NOVA travels to the testing ranges and training grounds for a leaner, meaner and more effective United States military force that can fight and win on almost any battlefield in the ...
|Feb. 20, 1996|
|23x06 Kidnapped by U.F.O.'s? |
Thousands of Americans have come forward with tales of being kidnapped by space aliens, and millions of Americans believe them. NOVA searches for the truth behind real-life stories, ...
|Feb. 27, 1996|
|23x07 Flood! |
In 1993, the Mississippi River swept away bridges, levees, farms and entire towns in the largest flood ever recorded in America's heartland. NOVA covers the human drama of the flood-fight ...
|Mar. 26, 1996|
|23x08 Dr. Spock the Baby Doc |
NOVA profiles Dr. Benjamin Spock, whose best-selling baby and child care guide revolutionized the way Americans raise their children. At ninety-something, Dr. Spock continues to mix ...
|Apr. 02, 1996|
|23x09 Warriors of the Amazon |
NOVA travels to the Amazonian jungle to live among the Yanomami, one of the few remaining hunter/gatherer groups in the world, recording their healing ceremonies, death practices and ...
|Apr. 09, 1996|
|23x10 Bombing of America |
Oklahoma City, the UNABOMBER, the World Trade Center - these tragedies have thrust bombing into the national limelight. But such high profile events do not tell the whole story. They ...
|Apr. 16, 1996|
|23x11 Einstein Revealed |
This two-hour program chronicles Albert Einstein's life and scientific achievements from his birth in 1879 to his death in 1955. The first hour follows Einstein in his quest to understand ...
|Oct. 01, 1996|
|23x12 Lost City of Arabia |
Helped by remote sensing, an expedition searches Oman's vast al-Khali desert for the lost city of Ubar.
|Oct. 08, 1996|
|23x13 Three Men and a Balloon |
One of the final aeronautics challenges left in the world today does not involve the use of a plane, a rocket, or even an engine. No one has yet been able to circumnavigate the earth ...
|Oct. 15, 1996|
|23x14 Secrets of Making Money |
With a radically redesigned bill, the U.S. Treasury fights back against a new breed of counterfeiters.
|Oct. 22, 1996|
|23x15 Top Gun Over Moscow |
Flights in Russia's powerful fighter jets are for sale to foreign travelers. So is the Russian Air Force still in the game?
|Nov. 12, 1996|
|23x16 Shark Attack |
Sharks are known as the "perfect predators," but sometimes they slip up and attack the wrong prey—people.
|Nov. 19, 1996|
|23x17 Odyssey of Life: The Ultimate Journey (1) |
NOVA explores the links between our individual development and the evolution of life itself.
|Nov. 24, 1996|
|23x18 Odyssey of Life: The Unknown World (2) |
This program reveals some of the billions of practically invisible organisms that live on, in, and around us.
|Nov. 25, 1996|
|23x19 Odyssey of Life: The Photographer's Secrets (3) |
Lennart Nilsson, the famed photographer who brought us the spectacular insight into the mysteries of life before birth in Nova's Miracle of Life and Ultimate Journey shares some of ...
|Nov. 26, 1996|
|23x20 Cracking the Ice Age |
NOVA investigates an intriguing idea on the origin of the Ice Age: namely, the Himalayas did it. According to the theory, the crash of continents that produced Mount Everest also produced ...
|Dec. 31, 1996|
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