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Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over.

NOVA Season 30 (2003)

30x01 30 30x01 Spies That Fly
The air war in Afghanistan showed that sometimes the hottest pilots are sitting on the ground operating the remote controls of UAVs—or unmanned aerial vehicles. In newly declassified ...
Jan. 07, 2003
30x02 30 30x02 Last Flight of Bomber 31
On March 25, 1944, a U.S. Navy bomber disappeared into the fog over the Bering Sea heading for a Japanese target. Fifty-five years later it has suddenly reemerged with a remarkable ...
Jan. 14, 2003
30x03 30 30x03 Ancient Creature of the Deep
NOVA chronicles the discovery of a "living fossil," a fish called the coelacanth that has remained relatively unchanged since prehistoric times. The program recalls Darwin's prediction ...
Jan. 21, 2003
30x04 30 30x04 Battle of the X-Planes
A behind the scenes look at the competition to build the Joint Strike Fighter. Cameras follow engineering teams from Boeing and Lockheed Martin as each makes fateful design decisio ...
Feb. 04, 2003
30x05 30 30x05 Mountain of Ice
In this high-altitude adventure, Jon Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, and their team of climbers, scientists, and filmmakers take a trailblazing ...
Feb. 11, 2003
30x06 30 30x06 Lost Treasures of Tibet
Before Leonardo da Vinci painted "The Last Supper," Tibetan craftsmen were creating stunning artistry of their deities in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. In "Lost Treasures ...
Feb. 18, 2003
30x07 30 30x07 Dirty Bomb
"Dirty Bomb" probes the realities and implications for public health policy of a disaster that many consider to be all but inevitable: a terrorist attack on a major city using a radioactive ...
Feb. 25, 2003
30x08 30 30x08 Deep Sea Invasion
In 1989 marine biologist Alexandre Meinesz went diving off southern France and was stunned by what he saw: a dense blanket of waving green fronds stretching around him in every direction ...
Apr. 01, 2003
30x09 30 30x09 Secret of Photo 51
On April 25, 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick published their groundbreaking discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, the molecule essential for passing on our genes and ...
Apr. 22, 2003
30x10 30 30x10 Infinite Secrets
A battered manuscript turns up after 1000 years revealing the mind of the Greek genius Archimedes
Sep. 30, 2003
30x11 30 30x11 Who Killed the Red Baron?
Forensic experts investigate the most famous aviation mystery of World War 1.
Oct. 07, 2003
30x12 30 30x12 The Elegant Universe: Einstein's Dream (1)
An introduction to string theory and its unification of general relativity and quantum mechanics.
Oct. 28, 2003
30x13 30 30x13 The Elegant Universe: String's the Thing (2)
In order to solve some of the deepest mysteries of the universe, the rules that govern large objects like galaxies must be combined with the rules that govern small objects like subatomic ...
Oct. 28, 2003
30x14 30 30x14 The Elegant Universe: Welcome to the 11th Dimension (3)
String theory is radically changing our ideas about the nature of space, opening up the possibility that extra dimensions, rips in the fabric of space, and parallel universes actually ...
Nov. 04, 2003
30x15 30 30x15 Wright Brothers' Flying Machine
Relive the engineering challenges that two bicycle makers overcame to become the first in flight.
Nov. 11, 2003
30x16 30 30x16 Magnetic Storm
Is the magnetic field protecting Earth from deadly radiation about to reverse direction or even dissapear?
Nov. 18, 2003
30x17 30 30x17 Volcano Above the Clouds
Join a scientific expedition to the glacier-capped summit of Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain.
Nov. 25, 2003

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