Science & Technology TV Shows

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Television's ability to inform and educate makes it well suited to programs that teach viewers about science and technology topics. PBS has long been home to informative science programming, with series such as "Nova" and "Scientific American Frontiers," and in the 1980s, several early cable channels, including The Learning Channel and the Discovery Channel, dedicated themselves almost entirely to similar kinds of informative programming.

As cable channels have shifted their focus toward entertainment and reality programming, real science is less well represented on TV, but science and technology documentaries still have a place in the schedule. Biological science of all flavors remains popular, with programs that explore both the inner workings of animals (and humans )and the environments in which they live. Indeed, the discussion of global climate change frequently finds its way onto TV in the form of programs about climate and geographical sciences.

A popular genre of technology program illustrates the process of manufacturing well-known consumer products, going behind the scenes in factories and manufacturing facilities. Other programs concern themselves with the development and evolution of technologies; transportation technologies are an especially popular subject.

Some cable channels have been subject to controversy in recent years after they've aired programs-about, for example, mysterious creatures-that present speculative reporting and unconfirmed information in a package that looks like a serious science show.

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The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
NOVA
NOVA
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
How It's Made
How It's Made
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Monsuno
Monsuno
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
The Universe
The Universe
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Fight Science
Fight Science
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Cosmos
Cosmos
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Robotics;Notes
Robotics;Notes
Sleek Geeks
Sleek Geeks
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
An Adventure in Space & Time
An Adventure in Space & Time
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Rewind
Rewind
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
Brink: The Makers
Brink: The Makers
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Genius of Charles Darwin
Weaponology
Weaponology
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
The Bionic Vet
The Bionic Vet
Ray
Ray
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Dirty Pair
Dirty Pair
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Alien Files
Alien Files
Wild China
Wild China
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Click
Click
Moment of Death
Moment of Death
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Warrior Graveyard
Warrior Graveyard
Brave New World with Stephen Hawking
Brave New World with Stephen Hawking
Frozen Angels
Frozen Angels
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Howcast Tech
Howcast Tech
Asteroids: Deadly Impact
Asteroids: Deadly Impact
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face
Time Warp
Time Warp
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Building Wonder
UFO Conspiracies
UFO Conspiracies
Vampire High
Vampire High
The New Medicine
The New Medicine
Nature's Fury
Nature's Fury
Herod's Lost Tomb
Herod's Lost Tomb
Lunar Landing
Lunar Landing
Tech Toys 360
Tech Toys 360
Darwin and Evolution
Darwin and Evolution
Modern Marvels: Energy
Modern Marvels: Energy
Patlabor The Mobile Police
Patlabor The Mobile Police
Catalyst
Catalyst
Explosions Gone Wrong
Explosions Gone Wrong
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Re-Inventors
The Re-Inventors
Scoring With Science
Scoring With Science
TEDTalks: TransporTED
TEDTalks: TransporTED
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Final Days of Planet Earth
Final Days of Planet Earth
Voyage of the Continents
Voyage of the Continents
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS5 (Institutional Use)
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS5 (Institutional Use)
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS6 & CC (Institutional Use)
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS6 & CC (Institutional Use)
World's Weirdest (2013)
World's Weirdest (2013)
Getting Started with OS X Lion
Getting Started with OS X Lion
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
All-American Makers
All-American Makers
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
Fire in the Hole
Fire in the Hole
Brink: Singularity
Brink: Singularity
Brink: MC10, Ekso Bionics and Houze
Brink: MC10, Ekso Bionics and Houze
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
Sinking of an Aircraft Carrier
Sinking of an Aircraft Carrier
Brink: Robotic Boston
Brink: Robotic Boston
Secrets of the Arsenal
Secrets of the Arsenal
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
Crowd Control
Crowd Control
How The Earth Got Its Shape
How The Earth Got Its Shape
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Science Presents
Science Presents
Getting Started with Windows 8 (Institutional Use)
Getting Started with Windows 8 (Institutional Use)
Beautiful Minds
Beautiful Minds
Secrets of Everything
Secrets of Everything
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Brainiac - Science Abuse
The Definitive Guide to Aliens
The Definitive Guide to Aliens
Packages from Planet X
Packages from Planet X
The Safecrackers
The Safecrackers
Hard Science
Hard Science
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Journey to Planet X
Journey to Planet X
Nature's Weirdest Events
Nature's Weirdest Events
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Miami Marlins Game Highlights
Miami Marlins Game Highlights
Super Tech
Super Tech
Brink: Masdar
Brink: Masdar
Ever Wondered?
Ever Wondered?
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Ultimate Gadgets
Ultimate Gadgets
Stephen Fry's Greatest Gadgets
Stephen Fry's Greatest Gadgets
Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII
Getting Started with OS X Mountain Lion (Institutional Use)
Getting Started with OS X Mountain Lion (Institutional Use)
Complete Training for GenArts Sapphire
Complete Training for GenArts Sapphire
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Celebrations
Destination Space
Destination Space
NASA X
NASA X
Eve of Destruction
Eve of Destruction
Skeleton, Inc.
Skeleton, Inc.
Ancient X-Files
Ancient X-Files
Torchwood Declassified
Torchwood Declassified
CES
CES
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
How Big Can You Get?
How Big Can You Get?
Beyond Tomorrow
Beyond Tomorrow
E2 Energy
E2 Energy
Wired
Wired
Edge of the Universe
Edge of the Universe
The Difference
The Difference
E3 Live
E3 Live
FutureStates
FutureStates
Safety Smart Science
Safety Smart Science
Wonders of the Universe Collection
Wonders of the Universe Collection
Mars Rising
Mars Rising
Human Body Collection
Human Body Collection
The Atom Smashers
The Atom Smashers
Ape to Man
Ape to Man
400 Years of the Telescope
400 Years of the Telescope
Moon Machines
Moon Machines
Prank Science
Prank Science
Jurrasic C.S.I.
Jurrasic C.S.I.
Mad Scientists
Mad Scientists
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Fight Quest
Fight Quest
CNET News
CNET News
Wired Science
Wired Science
Special Features
Special Features
Quick Tips
Quick Tips
Insider Secrets
Insider Secrets
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Beyond Human
Beyond Human
Against the Elements
Against the Elements
Naked Science
Naked Science
Web Soup
Web Soup
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Factory Made
Factory Made
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
Big Stuff
Big Stuff
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Bad Astronomy
Bad Astronomy
Discovery Atlas: Uncovering Earth
Discovery Atlas: Uncovering Earth
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
MOJO's The Circuit
MOJO's The Circuit
Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty
Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty
The Natural History of the Chicken
The Natural History of the Chicken
The Incredible Human Body
The Incredible Human Body
Super Croc
Super Croc
Sky Monsters
Sky Monsters
Predators at War
Predators at War
Nightmare in Jamestown
Nightmare in Jamestown