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 Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
How It's Made
How It's Made
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Monsuno
Monsuno
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Fight Science
Fight Science
Cosmos
Cosmos
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
The Universe
The Universe
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Click
Click
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Naked Science
Naked Science
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
Dirty Pair
Dirty Pair
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
Nightmare in Jamestown
Nightmare in Jamestown
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
Wild China
Wild China
Alien Files
Alien Files
Lunar Landing
Lunar Landing
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
Darwin and Evolution
Darwin and Evolution
Vampire High
Vampire High
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Genius of Charles Darwin
Final Days of Planet Earth
Final Days of Planet Earth
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Sinking of an Aircraft Carrier
Sinking of an Aircraft Carrier
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
Time Warp
Time Warp
Animal X
Animal X
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
Catalyst
Catalyst
Tech Toys 360
Tech Toys 360
Defenders of the Earth
Defenders of the Earth
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
NASA X
NASA X
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Frozen Angels
Frozen Angels
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Celebrations
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
Web Soup
Web Soup
The New Medicine
The New Medicine
Moment of Death
Moment of Death
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Getting Started with Windows 8 (Institutional Use)
Getting Started with Windows 8 (Institutional Use)
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS5 (Institutional Use)
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS5 (Institutional Use)
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
Packages from Planet X
Packages from Planet X
Science Presents
Science Presents
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
Wired
Wired
The Difference
The Difference
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
Explosions Gone Wrong
Explosions Gone Wrong
Ever Wondered?
Ever Wondered?
Robotics;Notes
Robotics;Notes
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
Voyage of the Continents
Voyage of the Continents
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Complete Training for GenArts Sapphire
Complete Training for GenArts Sapphire
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: TransporTED
TEDTalks: TransporTED
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Space Trek
TED Talks: Space Trek
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
Getting Started with OS X Lion
Getting Started with OS X Lion