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NOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the big questions of today and tomorrow, from how our ancestors lived, to whether parallel universes exist, to how technology will transform our lives.

Genres: Adventure
Station: PBS (US)
Rating: 6.5/10 from 2 users
Status: Running
Start: 1974-03-03

NOVA Season 42 Air Dates

S42E01 - Vaccines—Calling the Shots Air Date: 11 September 2014 01:00 -

Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases and the risks of opting out.

S42E02 - Rise of the Hackers Air Date: 25 September 2014 01:00 -

Meet the new global geek squad racing to stay one step ahead of the hackers.

S42E03 - Why Planes Vanish Air Date: 09 October 2014 01:00 -

Get the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meet those who looked for the lost plane.

S42E04 - Surviving Ebola Air Date: 09 October 2014 01:00 -

S42E05 - Ben Franklin's Balloons Air Date: 23 October 2014 01:00 -

Watch the re-creation of an 18th-century hot air balloon, using period tools and materials.

S42E06 - First Air War Air Date: 30 October 2014 01:00 -

Uncover secrets of some colorful and deadly early flying machines and explore their role in WWI.

S42E07 - Bigger Than T. Rex Air Date: 06 November 2014 02:00 -

Follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing a terrifying carnivore dubbed Spinosaurus.

S42E08 - Emperor's Ghost Army Air Date: 13 November 2014 02:00 -

Investigate how and why life-sized terracotta statues were made for Emperor Qin Shi Huang of China.

S42E09 - Killer Landslides Air Date: 20 November 2014 02:00 -

Scientists investigate the specific local geological and climatic factors behind the 2014 collapse of a hillside in Oso, Washington. Learn what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades.

S42E10 - First Man on the Moon Air Date: 04 December 2014 02:00 -

A profile of Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), the first person to set food on the moon, featuring remarks from his family and friends.

S42E11 - Big Bang Machine Air Date: 15 January 2015 02:00 -

CERN scientists prepare to restart the Large Hadron Collider to examine the world's tiniest particles.

S42E12 - Sunken Ship Rescue Air Date: 22 January 2015 02:00 -

Follow the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship which capsized off the Italian coast on Jan. 13, 2012, killing 32 people.

S42E13 - Sinkholes—Buried Alive Air Date: 29 January 2015 02:00 -

Investigate what it's like to have your world vanish beneath your feet. http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/n/NOVA.aspx.

S42E14 - Colosseum: Roman Death Trap Air Date: 12 February 2015 02:00 -

Watch a team re-create a lifting machine and trap-door system to release a wolf into the Colosseum.

S42E15 - Petra: Lost City of Stone Air Date: 19 February 2015 02:00 -

Follow an archaeologist and sculptors to learn how the people of Petra built their city of stone.

S42E16 - Hagia Sophia: Istanbul's Ancient Mystery Air Date: 26 February 2015 02:00 -

Istanbul's Hagia Sophia survives numerous earthquakes.

S42E17 - The Great Math Mystery Air Date: 16 April 2015 01:00 -

Join NOVA on a mathematical mystery tour—a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math's signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy, and the spiral in the center of a sunflower. Math was essential to everything from the first wireless radio transmissions to the prediction and discovery of the Higgs boson and the successful landing of rovers on Mars. Astrophysicist and writer Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, follow math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond. It all leads to the ultimate riddle: Is math a human invention or the discovery of the language of the universe?

S42E18 - Invisible Universe Revealed Air Date: 23 April 2015 01:00 -

The Hubble Space Telescope's discoveries over past 25 years.

S42E19 - Nazi Attack on America Air Date: 07 May 2015 01:00 -

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Learn about a little-known attack from the ocean depths that claimed 5,000 American lives.

S42E20 - Lethal Seas Air Date: 14 May 2015 01:00 -

Follow scientists who seek solutions to rising ocean acidity and see their breakthrough discoveries.

S42E21 - Chasing Pluto Air Date: 16 July 2015 01:00 -

View New Horizon's historic capture of the first-ever detailed images of Pluto's icy world.

S42E22 - Nuclear Meltdown Disaster Air Date: 30 July 2015 01:00 -

Follow the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its aftermath.

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