Mar. 03, 1974
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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 44 (2017)

44x01 44 44x01 Secrets of The Sky Tombs
The towering Himalayas were among the last places on Earth that humanity settled. Scaling sheer cliff sides, a team of daring scientists hunts for clues to how ancient people found ...
Jan. 04, 2017
44x02 44 44x02 The Nuclear Option
Scientists and engineers work to control a nuclear renaissance five years after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Jan. 11, 2017
44x03 44 44x03 Search For The Super Battery
David Pogue investigates how batteries work and what the future may hold for technical innovation.
Feb. 01, 2017
44x04 44 44x04 Ultimate Cruise Ship
Shipbuilders in Italy work around the clock to build the Seven Seas Explorer, the world's largest and most luxurious cruise ship.
Feb. 08, 2017
44x05 44 44x05 The Origami Revolution
The centuries old Japanese art form has gone high tech. Building with examples in biology and applying sophisticated mathematics, computer software and good old fashion imagination ...
Feb. 15, 2017
44x06 44 44x06 Why Trains Crash
A look at several recent train crashes, their causes and a technological solution which should make such events occur much less often.
Feb. 22, 2017
44x07 44 44x07 Holocaust Escape Tunnel
Archaeologists discover a tunnel near Vilnius, Lithuania, which served as an escape route for Jews fleeing the Nazis during World War II.
Apr. 19, 2017
44x08 44 44x08 Building Chernobyl's Megatomb
An international team of engineers races to construct a gargantuan dome to contain the lingering radioactive materials and crumbling remains of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, decades ...
Apr. 26, 2017
44x09 44 44x09 Chinese Chariot Revealed
Experts reconstruct and test China's first super-weapon, the chariot, which dominated the battlefields for more than 1000 years.
May. 17, 2017
44x10 44 44x10 Poisoned Water
In this special report, NOVA investigates the water disaster in Flint and unravels a disturbing truth about the vulnerabilities of water systems across the country. Discover the delicate ...
May. 31, 2017
44x11 44 44x11 Eclipse Over America
The history of eclipse science and research into the solar corona.
Aug. 21, 2017
44x12 44 44x12 Death Dive to Saturn
For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn's breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. Join Nova on a suspenseful ride during Cassini's final ...
Sep. 13, 2017
44x13 44 44x13 Secrets of The Shining Knight
Discover what it was like to be a knight in shining armor and follow the historic manufacturing process. Master armorers re-engineer the Greenwich armor - considered some of the greatest ...
Oct. 04, 2017
44x14 44 44x14 Ghosts of Stonehenge
Who built Stonehenge and why? Groundbreaking archaeological digs have revealed major new clues about Britain's enigmatic 5,000-year-old site and the people who constructed it.
Oct. 11, 2017
44x15 44 44x15 Secrets of The Forbidden City
The architectural design of Beijing's ancient complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquake shocks.
Oct. 18, 2017
44x16 44 44x16 Killer Volcanoes
Volcanologists search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged the medieval earth into a deep freeze. Investigate the geologic evidence from Greenland all the way to Antarctica ...
Oct. 25, 2017
44x17 44 44x17 Killer Hurricanes
Killer Hurricanes pursues the riddle of an 18th century Caribbean superstorm that killed 20,000, the highest known death toll of any single weather event. To reconstruct its epic scale ...
Nov. 01, 2017
44x18 44 44x18 Killer Floods
Geologists examine extreme terrain on Iceland, the Scablands in Washington State, and submerged in the English channel to see if they were created by the same process, a sudden titanic ...
Nov. 08, 2017
44x19 44 44x19 Extreme Animal Weapons
Why some animals have extreme armaments, including claws, horns, fangs and stings.
Nov. 22, 2017
44x20 44 44x20 Bird Brain
Scientists test avian aptitude with brainteasers that reveal acute intelligence.
Dec. 20, 2017
44x21 44 44x21 Day The Dinosaurs Died
Scientists discover new clues as to the catastrophe that ended the reign of the dinosaurs on Earth.
Dec. 27, 2017

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