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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NOVA
NOVA
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
How It's Made
How It's Made
Monsuno
Monsuno
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Fight Science
Fight Science
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Cosmos
Cosmos
Getting Started with OS X Lion
Getting Started with OS X Lion
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
Naked Science
Naked Science
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
The Universe
The Universe
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS6 & CC (Institutional Use)
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS6 & CC (Institutional Use)
Prank Science
Prank Science
Vampire High
Vampire High
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
E2 Energy
E2 Energy
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
Dirty Pair
Dirty Pair
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Getting Started with Windows 8 (Institutional Use)
Getting Started with Windows 8 (Institutional Use)
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Final Days of Planet Earth
Final Days of Planet Earth
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
The New Medicine
The New Medicine
Nightmare in Jamestown
Nightmare in Jamestown
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
Animal X
Animal X
Frozen Angels
Frozen Angels
CES
CES
Catalyst
Catalyst
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
Defenders of the Earth
Defenders of the Earth
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Most Amazing Moments
Most Amazing Moments
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Alien Files
Alien Files
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Packages from Planet X
Packages from Planet X
Web Soup
Web Soup
Wild China
Wild China
Time Warp
Time Warp
Explosions Gone Wrong
Explosions Gone Wrong
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
Torchwood Declassified
Torchwood Declassified
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Secrets of Everything
Secrets of Everything
TEDTalks: TransporTED
TEDTalks: TransporTED
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
Complete Training for GenArts Sapphire
Complete Training for GenArts Sapphire
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Super Tech
Super Tech
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Building Wonder
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Space Trek
TED Talks: Space Trek
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo