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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Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Monsuno
Monsuno
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
The Universe
The Universe
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
Vampire High
Vampire High
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Fight Science
Fight Science
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Sleek Geeks
Sleek Geeks
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Rewind
Rewind
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Time Warp
Time Warp
The Bionic Vet
The Bionic Vet
Brink: The Makers
Brink: The Makers
An Adventure in Space & Time
An Adventure in Space & Time
Wild China
Wild China
The Genius of Charles Darwin
The Genius of Charles Darwin
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Dirty Pair
Dirty Pair
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
The Safecrackers
The Safecrackers
Fight Quest
Fight Quest
Cosmos
Cosmos
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
Tech Toys 360
Tech Toys 360
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Frozen Angels
Frozen Angels
Brave New World with Stephen Hawking
Brave New World with Stephen Hawking
Moment of Death
Moment of Death
Asteroids: Deadly Impact
Asteroids: Deadly Impact
Herod's Lost Tomb
Herod's Lost Tomb
Nature's Fury
Nature's Fury
The Photographers
The Photographers
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
TED Talks: Video & Photo Mojo
The New Medicine
The New Medicine
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face
Haunted Encounters: Face To Face
Warrior Graveyard
Warrior Graveyard
Miami Marlins Game Highlights
Miami Marlins Game Highlights
Howcast Tech
Howcast Tech
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Patlabor The Mobile Police
Patlabor The Mobile Police
Explosions Gone Wrong
Explosions Gone Wrong
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
UFO Conspiracies
UFO Conspiracies
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric Pressure
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
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Special Features
Special Features
Wired Science
Wired Science
CNET News
CNET News
Against the Elements
Against the Elements
Naked Science
Naked Science
Web Soup
Web Soup
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
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
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
Click
Click
The Difference
The Difference
Edge of the Universe
Edge of the Universe
Wired
Wired
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
Weaponology
Weaponology
E2 Energy
E2 Energy
Darwin and Evolution
Darwin and Evolution
Beyond Tomorrow
Beyond Tomorrow
Modern Marvels: Energy
Modern Marvels: Energy
How Big Can You Get?
How Big Can You Get?
The Re-Inventors
The Re-Inventors
Safety Smart Science
Safety Smart Science
Wonders of the Universe Collection
Wonders of the Universe Collection
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
Mars Rising
Mars Rising
Mad Scientists
Mad Scientists
Jurrasic C.S.I.
Jurrasic C.S.I.
Catalyst
Catalyst
Prank Science
Prank Science
Moon Machines
Moon Machines
400 Years of the Telescope
400 Years of the Telescope
Lunar Landing
Lunar Landing
Ape to Man
Ape to Man
The Atom Smashers
The Atom Smashers
Human Body Collection
Human Body Collection
Discovery Atlas: Uncovering Earth
Discovery Atlas: Uncovering Earth
Extreme Bodies
Extreme Bodies
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
How Stuff Works: Food and Beverage
How Stuff Works: Food and Beverage
How'd They Build That?: Garbage Truck
How'd They Build That?: Garbage Truck
The Human Family Tree
The Human Family Tree
Incredible Human Machine
Incredible Human Machine
King Tut's Final Secrets
King Tut's Final Secrets
Life Beyond Earth
Life Beyond Earth
Monsters Resurrected
Monsters Resurrected
Most Amazing Moments
Most Amazing Moments
Top 5 in Tech
Top 5 in Tech
Dinosaur Hunters: Secrets of the Gobi Desert
Dinosaur Hunters: Secrets of the Gobi Desert
Dinosaurs Unearthed
Dinosaurs Unearthed
Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
Gabon: The Last Eden
Gabon: The Last Eden
Into the Great Pyramid
Into the Great Pyramid
Nightmare in Jamestown
Nightmare in Jamestown
Predators at War
Predators at War
Sky Monsters
Sky Monsters
Super Croc
Super Croc
The Incredible Human Body
The Incredible Human Body
The Natural History of the Chicken
The Natural History of the Chicken
Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty
Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty
Prehistoric Disasters
Prehistoric Disasters
Space Precinct
Space Precinct
Colossal Squid / Squid Invasion
Colossal Squid / Squid Invasion
Timecop
Timecop
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Space Trek
TED Talks: Space Trek
Defenders of the Earth
Defenders of the Earth
Animal X
Animal X
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: TransporTED
TEDTalks: TransporTED
Final Days of Planet Earth
Final Days of Planet Earth
Voyage of the Continents
Voyage of the Continents
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
Ray
Ray
World's Weirdest (2013)
World's Weirdest (2013)
Robotics;Notes
Robotics;Notes
Beautiful Minds
Beautiful Minds
Stephen Fry's Greatest Gadgets
Stephen Fry's Greatest Gadgets
Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII
Scoring With Science
Scoring With Science
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Celebrations
Destination Space
Destination Space
NASA X
NASA X
Skeleton, Inc.
Skeleton, Inc.
Ancient X-Files
Ancient X-Files
CES
CES
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Brainiac - Science Abuse
The Definitive Guide to Aliens
The Definitive Guide to Aliens
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Journey to Planet X
Journey to Planet X
Ever Wondered?
Ever Wondered?
Packages from Planet X
Packages from Planet X
Alien Files
Alien Files