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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The Universe
The Universe
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Monsuno
Monsuno
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
NOVA
NOVA
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
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Fight Science
Fight Science
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Sleek Geeks
Sleek Geeks
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Secrets of the Universe
Secrets of the Universe
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Brink: The Makers
Brink: The Makers
An Adventure in Space & Time
An Adventure in Space & Time
All-American Makers
All-American Makers
Naked Science
Naked Science
Wild China
Wild China
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Genius of Charles Darwin
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Dirty Pair
Dirty Pair
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Fight Quest
Fight Quest
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Click
Click
Weaponology
Weaponology
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
Human Body Collection
Human Body Collection
Frozen Angels
Frozen Angels
Brave New World with Stephen Hawking
Brave New World with Stephen Hawking
Moment of Death
Moment of Death
Herod's Lost Tomb
Herod's Lost Tomb
The Incredible Human Body
The Incredible Human Body
Nature's Fury
Nature's Fury
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
Vampire High
Vampire High
The New Medicine
The New Medicine
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face
Warrior Graveyard
Warrior Graveyard
Howcast Tech
Howcast Tech
Explosions Gone Wrong
Explosions Gone Wrong
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
UFO Conspiracies
UFO Conspiracies
MythBusters' Favorites, Tory's Picks
MythBusters' Favorites, Tory's Picks
Bad Astronomy
Bad Astronomy
Beyond Human
Beyond Human
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Big Ideas for a Small Planet
Insider Secrets
Insider Secrets
MOJO's The Circuit
MOJO's The Circuit
Quick Tips
Quick Tips
Special Features
Special Features
Wired Science
Wired Science
CNET News
CNET News
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Time Warp
Time Warp
Against the Elements
Against the Elements
Cosmos
Cosmos
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Web Soup
Web Soup
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Big Stuff
Big Stuff
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Solving History with Olly Steeds
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Factory Made
Factory Made
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
FutureStates
FutureStates
E3 Live
E3 Live
The Difference
The Difference
Edge of the Universe
Edge of the Universe
The Farm Revealed
The Farm Revealed
Wired
Wired