Science & Technology TV Shows

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About Science & Technology

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
Monsuno
Monsuno
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
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Fight Science
Fight Science
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
The Universe
The Universe
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Building Wonder
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Cosmos
Cosmos
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
Naked Science
Naked Science
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
E2 Energy
E2 Energy
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
Lunar Landing
Lunar Landing
The Difference
The Difference
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Getting Started with Windows 8 (Institutional Use)
Getting Started with Windows 8 (Institutional Use)
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Final Days of Planet Earth
Final Days of Planet Earth
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Vampire High
Vampire High
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
The Bionic Vet
The Bionic Vet
The New Medicine
The New Medicine
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Frozen Angels
Frozen Angels
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
Defenders of the Earth
Defenders of the Earth
Animal X
Animal X
Nightmare in Jamestown
Nightmare in Jamestown
Catalyst
Catalyst
CES
CES
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
Most Amazing Moments
Most Amazing Moments
Explosions Gone Wrong
Explosions Gone Wrong
Alien Files
Alien Files
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Web Soup
Web Soup
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
Packages from Planet X
Packages from Planet X
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Click
Click
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: TransporTED
TEDTalks: TransporTED
Secrets of Everything
Secrets of Everything
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
Voyage of the Continents
Voyage of the Continents
Torchwood Declassified
Torchwood Declassified
The Safecrackers
The Safecrackers
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS6 & CC (Institutional Use)
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS6 & CC (Institutional Use)
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Getting Started with OS X Lion
Getting Started with OS X Lion
Complete Training for GenArts Sapphire
Complete Training for GenArts Sapphire
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Super Tech
Super Tech
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Space Trek
TED Talks: Space Trek