Science & Technology TV Shows

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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
Monsuno
Monsuno
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
How It's Made
How It's Made
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
This Emotional Life
This Emotional Life
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Fight Science
Fight Science
Scientific American Frontiers
Scientific American Frontiers
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
The Universe
The Universe
Cosmos
Cosmos
The Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
TED Talks: Building Wonder
TED Talks: Building Wonder
Toy Hunters
Toy Hunters
Forbidden Science
Forbidden Science
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Who Was Jesus?
Who Was Jesus?
E2 Energy
E2 Energy
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Naked Science
Naked Science
Getting Started with OS X Lion
Getting Started with OS X Lion
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
The Difference
The Difference
Weapon Masters
Weapon Masters
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Vampire High
Vampire High
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Bang Goes the Theory, Technology Special
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Los Angeles Angels Game Highlights
Alien Files
Alien Files
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
NOVA: The Fabric of the Cosmos
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
Time Warp
Time Warp
Final Days of Planet Earth
Final Days of Planet Earth
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS6 & CC (Institutional Use)
Complete Training for Adobe Photoshop CS6 & CC (Institutional Use)
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Getting Started with Windows 8 (Institutional Use)
Getting Started with Windows 8 (Institutional Use)
The Alaska Experiment
The Alaska Experiment
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
TED Talks: Crime & Punishment
Defenders of the Earth
Defenders of the Earth
Nightmare in Jamestown
Nightmare in Jamestown
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
TEDTalks: Rad Invention
Thunderstone
Thunderstone
CES
CES
Frozen Angels
Frozen Angels
Catalyst
Catalyst
Prank Science
Prank Science
The New Medicine
The New Medicine
Lunar Landing
Lunar Landing
Most Amazing Moments
Most Amazing Moments
Appleseed XIII
Appleseed XIII
Dirty Pair
Dirty Pair
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers
Web Soup
Web Soup
Click
Click
Packages from Planet X
Packages from Planet X
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Discover: Space
Discover: Space
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
Rivers of North America
Rivers of North America
Explosions Gone Wrong
Explosions Gone Wrong
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words
Torchwood Declassified
Torchwood Declassified
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Rebel Design
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
TEDTalks: TransporTED
TEDTalks: TransporTED
Secrets of Everything
Secrets of Everything
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
TEDTalks: Doctors on the Cusp
Ultimate Gadgets
Ultimate Gadgets
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Ancient Clues
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion
Complete Training for GenArts Sapphire
Complete Training for GenArts Sapphire
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Super Tech
Super Tech
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
Charles Darwin & The Tree of Life
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Cyber Awe
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Defying Disease
TED Talks: Space Trek
TED Talks: Space Trek