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
NOVA
NOVA
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
How It's Made
How It's Made
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Nature's Weirdest Events
Nature's Weirdest Events
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
The Universe
The Universe
Naked Science
Naked Science
Fight Science
Fight Science
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
Click
Click
First Peoples
First Peoples
Beyond Human
Beyond Human
Exploring the Solar System
Exploring the Solar System
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Catalyst
Catalyst
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Nature's Fury
Nature's Fury
Voyage of the Continents
Voyage of the Continents
Ultimate Gadgets
Ultimate Gadgets
Super Tech
Super Tech
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
UFO Conspiracies
UFO Conspiracies
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Cisco ASA Firewalls
Working with Secure Shell (SSH)
Working with Secure Shell (SSH)
Cryptography
Cryptography
MTA Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366
MTA Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
The Five Keys: Opening Doors To The Future Series
Sense8
Sense8
Cosmos
Cosmos
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Wild China
Wild China
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Animal X
Animal X
Secrets of the Universe
Secrets of the Universe
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
The Human Family Tree
The Human Family Tree
Incredible Human Machine
Incredible Human Machine
The Bionic Vet
The Bionic Vet
Ray
Ray
Beautiful Minds
Beautiful Minds
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Brink: Singularity
Brink: Singularity
Alaska Mega Machines
Alaska Mega Machines
W
W
StartUp
StartUp
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Monsters Resurrected
Monsters Resurrected
Vampire High
Vampire High
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
The Safecrackers
The Safecrackers
Fire in the Hole
Fire in the Hole
The Quick and the Curious
The Quick and the Curious
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
Bad Astronomy
Bad Astronomy
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Car Tech
Car Tech
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
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Web Soup
Web Soup
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Popular Science's Future of
Popular Science's Future of
Big Stuff
Big Stuff
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds
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?