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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Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery
The Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus
Sense8
Sense8
Orphan Black
Orphan Black
Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy
How It's Made
How It's Made
Space's Deepest Secrets
Space's Deepest Secrets
Monsterquest
Monsterquest
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Doomsday: 10 Ways the World Will End
Mega Machines
Mega Machines
Alaska Mega Machines
Alaska Mega Machines
NOVA
NOVA
Building Alaska
Building Alaska
The Universe
The Universe
All-American Makers
All-American Makers
Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
The Ghost Inside My Child
The Ghost Inside My Child
Build It Bigger
Build It Bigger
How Do They Do It?
How Do They Do It?
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
StartUp
StartUp
Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories
Iconoclasts
Iconoclasts
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Ancient Aliens: Special Edition
Building Giants
Building Giants
World's Most Epic
World's Most Epic
Is It Real?
Is It Real?
Extreme Engineering
Extreme Engineering
Weaponology
Weaponology
SilverHawks
SilverHawks
Mystery Diagnosis
Mystery Diagnosis
How Big Can You Get?
How Big Can You Get?
Psycho-Pass
Psycho-Pass
E3 Live
E3 Live
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
Dr. G: Medical Examiner
LIFE: Discovery Channel
LIFE: Discovery Channel
Psychic Detectives
Psychic Detectives
Unsealed: Alien Files
Unsealed: Alien Files
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Discover: Prehistoric Planet
Cosmos
Cosmos
Eve of Destruction
Eve of Destruction
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Mighty Planes
Mighty Planes
W
W
Naked Science
Naked Science
Catastrophe
Catastrophe
Fight Science
Fight Science
First Peoples
First Peoples
Animal X
Animal X
American Made Inventors
American Made Inventors
TEDTalks: For Kids
TEDTalks: For Kids
Beautiful Minds
Beautiful Minds
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Action Bronson & Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Brainiac - Science Abuse
Engineering Catastrophes
Engineering Catastrophes
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Tribe, Animals, and Me
Meteorite Men
Meteorite Men
Planet of the Apps
Planet of the Apps
Fireball XL-5
Fireball XL-5
The Elephant Family and Me
The Elephant Family and Me
Vampire High
Vampire High
The Safecrackers
The Safecrackers
Ray
Ray
Working with Secure Shell (SSH)
Working with Secure Shell (SSH)
Top 10 Architecture
Top 10 Architecture
Popular Science's Future of
Popular Science's Future of
Human Body Collection
Human Body Collection
Getting Started with OS X Lion
Getting Started with OS X Lion
Wonders of the Universe Collection
Wonders of the Universe Collection
MTA Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366
MTA Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366
Tech Toys 360
Tech Toys 360
Big Stuff
Big Stuff
Mega Builders
Mega Builders
Catalyst
Catalyst
The Bionic Vet
The Bionic Vet
NASA X
NASA X
Monsters Resurrected
Monsters Resurrected
Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Celebrations
Rocket City Rednecks
Rocket City Rednecks
Sleek Geeks
Sleek Geeks
Click
Click
Deep South Paranormal
Deep South Paranormal
Top 5 in Tech
Top 5 in Tech
Forces of Nature
Forces of Nature
How Human Are You
How Human Are You
The Difference
The Difference
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars
Timecop
Timecop
Nightmare in Jamestown
Nightmare in Jamestown
The Quick and the Curious
The Quick and the Curious
Hemlock Grove
Hemlock Grove
Science Channel Specials
Science Channel Specials
How the Earth Was Made
How the Earth Was Made
Web Soup
Web Soup
The Bear Family & Me
The Bear Family & Me
CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor
CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor
Nature's Weirdest Events
Nature's Weirdest Events