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
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
How It's Made
How It's Made
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Monsuno
Monsuno
The Universe
The Universe
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Vampire High
Vampire High
Fight Science
Fight Science
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Space Precinct
Space Precinct
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Rewind
Rewind
NASA X
NASA X
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Sleek Geeks
Sleek Geeks
Cosmos
Cosmos
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Naked Science
Naked Science
All-American Makers
All-American Makers
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
Brink: The Makers
Brink: The Makers
Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Alien Files
Alien Files
Click
Click
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
An Adventure in Space & Time
An Adventure in Space & Time
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
The Safecrackers
The Safecrackers
How The Earth Got Its Shape
How The Earth Got Its Shape
Life Beyond Earth
Life Beyond Earth
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Genius of Charles Darwin
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
Moment of Death
Moment of Death
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Frozen Angels
Frozen Angels
Tech Toys 360
Tech Toys 360
Dirty Pair
Dirty Pair
Lunar Landing
Lunar Landing
Warrior Graveyard
Warrior Graveyard
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
400 Years of the Telescope
400 Years of the Telescope
UFO Conspiracies
UFO Conspiracies
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Defying Disease
The Difference
The Difference
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Wired
Wired
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face
Explosions Gone Wrong
Explosions Gone Wrong
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Herod's Lost Tomb
Herod's Lost Tomb
Howcast Tech
Howcast Tech
The Bionic Vet
The Bionic Vet
Beautiful Minds
Beautiful Minds
Robotics;Notes
Robotics;Notes
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS6 & CC (Institutional Use)
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS6 & CC (Institutional Use)
Voyage of the Continents
Voyage of the Continents
World's Weirdest (2013)
World's Weirdest (2013)
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
Final Days of Planet Earth
Final Days of Planet Earth
Ray
Ray
TEDTalks: TransporTED
TEDTalks: TransporTED
Animal X
Animal X
Fire in the Hole
Fire in the Hole
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
Secrets of the Arsenal
Secrets of the Arsenal
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids