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
Monsuno
Monsuno
How It's Made
How It's Made
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
First Peoples
First Peoples
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Universe
The Universe
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Fight Science
Fight Science
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
The Safecrackers
The Safecrackers
Sense8
Sense8
Vampire High
Vampire High
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Click
Click
Incredible Human Machine
Incredible Human Machine
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Beyond Human
Beyond Human
MOJO's The Circuit
MOJO's The Circuit
Time Warp
Time Warp
Cosmos
Cosmos
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Big Stuff
Big Stuff
The Human Spark
The Human Spark
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
Weaponology
Weaponology
Jurrasic C.S.I.
Jurrasic C.S.I.
Catalyst
Catalyst
Extreme Bodies
Extreme Bodies
Explorer: 25 Years
Explorer: 25 Years
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
TED Talks: Space Trek
TED Talks: Space Trek
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Torchwood Declassified
Torchwood Declassified
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Quick Tips
Quick Tips
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
CNET News
CNET News
Against the Elements
Against the Elements
Naked Science
Naked Science
Seconds From Disaster
Seconds From Disaster
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Mystery Gorillas
Mystery Gorillas
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Wild China
Wild China
E3 Live
E3 Live
The Difference
The Difference
Beyond Tomorrow
Beyond Tomorrow
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
Modern Marvels: Energy
Modern Marvels: Energy
The Re-Inventors
The Re-Inventors
Safety Smart Science
Safety Smart Science
Human Body Collection
Human Body Collection
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Sleek Geeks
Sleek Geeks
The Human Family Tree
The Human Family Tree
Life Beyond Earth
Life Beyond Earth
The Bionic Vet
The Bionic Vet
Moment of Death
Moment of Death
Most Amazing Moments
Most Amazing Moments
Egypt: Quest for Eternity
Egypt: Quest for Eternity
Sky Monsters
Sky Monsters
Super Croc
Super Croc
Space Precinct
Space Precinct
Timecop
Timecop
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Defying Disease
Animal X
Animal X
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
Thunderstone
Thunderstone