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
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
How It's Made
How It's Made
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Vampire High
Vampire High
Monsuno
Monsuno
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
The Universe
The Universe
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Lunar Landing
Lunar Landing
Cosmos
Cosmos
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Fight Science
Fight Science
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII
Sleek Geeks
Sleek Geeks
Alien Files
Alien Files
Rewind
Rewind
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Weaponology
Weaponology
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
Torchwood Declassified
Torchwood Declassified
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Brink: The Makers
Brink: The Makers
Naked Science
Naked Science
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Big Stuff
Big Stuff
An Adventure in Space & Time
An Adventure in Space & Time
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Moment of Death
Moment of Death
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
Space Precinct
Space Precinct
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Genius of Charles Darwin
How The Earth Got Its Shape
How The Earth Got Its Shape
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
CES
CES
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Super Croc
Super Croc
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
Secrets of the Arsenal
Secrets of the Arsenal
Herod's Lost Tomb
Herod's Lost Tomb
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
Getting Started with OS X Mountain Lion (Institutional Use)
Getting Started with OS X Mountain Lion (Institutional Use)
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
NASA X
NASA X
Ever Wondered?
Ever Wondered?
Ray
Ray
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Building Wonder
Warrior Graveyard
Warrior Graveyard
Explosions Gone Wrong
Explosions Gone Wrong
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
The Safecrackers
The Safecrackers
400 Years of the Telescope
400 Years of the Telescope
Moon Machines
Moon Machines
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
Modern Marvels: Energy
Modern Marvels: Energy
Darwin and Evolution
Darwin and Evolution
Wired
Wired
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
The Difference
The Difference
Click
Click
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Voyage of the Continents
Voyage of the Continents
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
The Definitive Guide to Aliens
The Definitive Guide to Aliens
Journey to Planet X
Journey to Planet X
Dirty Pair
Dirty Pair