Science & Technology TV Shows

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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Orphan Black
Orphan Black
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
How It's Made
How It's Made
NOVA
NOVA
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
The Universe
The Universe
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
America's Greatest Makers
America's Greatest Makers
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Monsuno
Monsuno
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
First Peoples
First Peoples
Fight Science
Fight Science
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Dirty Pair
Dirty Pair
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
All-American Makers
All-American Makers
Sense8
Sense8
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Cosmos
Cosmos
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
The Bionic Vet
The Bionic Vet
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Jurrasic C.S.I.
Jurrasic C.S.I.
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
Vampire High
Vampire High
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
NASA X
NASA X
CES
CES
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Journey to Planet X
Journey to Planet X
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Eve of Destruction
Eve of Destruction
Rewind
Rewind
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
Hashtags
Hashtags
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
The Safecrackers
The Safecrackers
Secrets of the Universe
Secrets of the Universe
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
Alaska Mega Machines
Alaska Mega Machines
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII
Secrets of the Arsenal
Secrets of the Arsenal
Space's Deepest Secrets
Space's Deepest Secrets
Bad Astronomy
Bad Astronomy
Beyond Human
Beyond Human
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Car Tech
Car Tech
Exploring the Solar System
Exploring the Solar System
Insider Secrets
Insider Secrets
MOJO's The Circuit
MOJO's The Circuit
Quick Tips
Quick Tips
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Special Features
Special Features
Wired Science
Wired Science
CNET News
CNET News
Time Warp
Time Warp
Fight Quest
Fight Quest
Against the Elements
Against the Elements
Naked Science
Naked Science
Web Soup
Web Soup
Popular Science's Future of
Popular Science's Future of
Big Stuff
Big Stuff
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Factory Made
Factory Made
Cantore Stories: On Top of the World
Cantore Stories: On Top of the World
Weather Proof
Weather Proof
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Wild China
Wild China
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
FutureStates
FutureStates
E3 Live
E3 Live
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