NOVA

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  • TV-PG
  • 1974
  • 50 Seasons
  • 8.7  (2,409)

For the science lover in all of us, NOVA has been providing some of the very best content for years now, and it's not available on cable programming. This PBS show shows you don't need to go out and spend money on cable and satellite just to receive interesting and in depth material. With the programming you receive on NOVA, you don't need to worry about ordering higher tier stations, as you'll receive more in-depth reporting and information right on this program. Of course, with the wide spectrum of material and content NOVA looks over, you never know what you're going to receive, night in and night out. Every different show on NOVA is going to be a bit different from the episode prior. This is because NOVA doesn't focus on one specific set of information, but instead on different material. This ranges from Mars and the universe to animals and even history. This helps enlighten viewers on just about any subject imaginable. So, if you're watching a show during any given week and don't like the subject matter, you don't have to worry, because there is something new for you the next week which you might enjoy. One aspect of NOVA that sets it apart from the other science based programming is the overall beauty of the content. From high-definition video content is breathtaking, as everything from animal close-ups to brilliantly rendered graphics help put you right in the middle of the action, whether it be a Viking crafting a sword or the Mars Lander scouring the alien atmosphere. Whatever the content is and whatever the camera or computer is focusing on, you can rest assured it is going to be the very best quality. The producers of NOVA obviously care a great deal about the material the show produces and doesn't want to spare any expense at pushing the subject matter across to the viewers. For a truly remarkable treat, NOVA provides some of the very best content and programming out there, and best of all, you don't need to pay a dime for it. NOVA is fascinating, from its look in on wildlife to the very start of the universe, if you have an interest in any sort of science, there is something for you right here. Just make sure to check out the show by contacting your local PBS station and inquire as to when it airs.

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Ship That Changed the World
11. Ship That Changed the World
June 2, 2021
Five centuries ago, the Age of Exploration and Europe's imperial colonization of far-off lands was launched by a revolution in ship design that made long-distance ocean voyages practical. But exactly how this momentous innovation happened eludes historians. Now, the excavation of a rare intact wreck discovered off the coast of Sweden offers vital new clues to a maritime mystery.
Great Electric Airplane Race
10. Great Electric Airplane Race
May 26, 2021
Can new emission-free electric planes replace our polluting airliners and revolutionize personal transportation in our cities? NOVA takes you for a ride in some impressive prototypes that are already in the air, from speedy single-seat planes that can take off like a helicopter but are half as noisy to "self-flying" air taxis that already taking passengers on test flights in Chinese cities. But if electric airplanes are ever to advance beyond small, short-haul craft, significant hurdles of battery weight, energy storage and cooling remain to be overcome. How long will it be before the dream of super-quiet, super-efficient airliners becomes a reality?
Hindenburg: The New Evidence
9. Hindenburg: The New Evidence
May 19, 2021
The cause of the infamous Hindenburg crash has baffled experts for over 80 years, with theories about the airship's fire ranging from deliberate sabotage to a spark generated by the stormy conditions in which it landed. But new, never-before-seen amateur footage of the crash has surfaced, showing the airship's final seconds from a fresh angle and in unrivaled clarity. Taking clues from the footage and other sources, NOVA leads a fresh investigation at a leading scientific lab with eye-opening experiments that point to a final solution of the mystery.
Fighting for Fertility
8. Fighting for Fertility
May 12, 2021
In the United States, some 10% of people who wish to have children struggle with infertility. It's prevalent in the African American community, and fertility preservation can also be difficult for transgender individuals. But why is this? And what can be done about it? NOVA explores barriers to fertility, from the social to the biological, and the state of assisted reproductive technologies. Follow the journeys of people navigating challenges from structural inequalities and racism to falling sperm counts, egg freezing, and IVF.
Reef Rescue
7. Reef Rescue
April 21, 2021
Coral reefs are not just beautiful; they are also home to over a quarter of all marine life and are crucial to human societies around the globe. But as the climate changes and oceanic heatwaves become commonplace, corals are bleaching, and reefs are dying off. Now, marine biologists worldwide are teaming up to counteract this catastrophe with a technique called assisted evolution. Follow scientists as they attempt to crossbreed heat-resistant corals and even transplant corals' algae in a race to save the coral reefs from extinction.
Picture a Scientist
6. Picture a Scientist
April 14, 2021
Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States, and numbers are even lower for women of color. But there is a growing group of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists, exposing longstanding discrimination, and leading the way in making science more inclusive. A biologist, a chemist, and a geologist lead viewers on a journey through their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from outright harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, scientific visionaries, including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists, provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
Looking for Life on Mars
5. Looking for Life on Mars
February 24, 2021
Follow along as NASA launches the Mars 2020 Mission, perhaps the most ambitious hunt yet for signs of ancient life on Mars. In February 2021, the spacecraft will blaze into the Martian atmosphere at some 12,000 miles per hour and attempt to lower the Perseverance Rover into the rocky Jezero Crater, home to a dried-up river delta scientists think could have harbored life. Perseverance will comb the area for signs of life and collect samples for a possible return to Earth. Traveling onboard is a four-pound helicopter that will conduct a series of test flights
Beyond the Elements: Life
4. Beyond the Elements: Life
February 17, 2021
Without the chemistry of photosynthesis, ozone, and a molecule called Rubisco, none of us would be here. So how did we get so lucky? To find out, host David Pogue investigates the surprising molecules that allowed life on Earth to begin, and ultimately thrive. Along the way, he finds out what we're all made of
Beyond the Elements: Indestructible
3. Beyond the Elements: Indestructible
February 10, 2021
Glass so strong you can jump on it, rubber so tough it protects a clay pot dropped from 50 feet, endless varieties of plastic. Scientists and engineers have created virtually indestructible versions of common materials by manipulating the chains of interlocking atoms that give them strength
Beyond the Elements: Reactions
2. Beyond the Elements: Reactions
February 3, 2021
Just about every solid, liquid, or gas in the world as we know it begins with reactions between individual atoms and molecules. Host David Pogue dives into the transformative world of chemical reactions, from the complex formula that produces cement to the single reaction that's allowed farmers to feed a global population by the billions
Secrets In Our DNA
1. Secrets In Our DNA
January 13, 2021
Featured are the value of DNA testing and the risks of entrusting this private data to commercial enterprises and online databases.
Nova: Sinking The Supership
Nova: Sinking The Supership

Trailer - 1 min 14 sec

Nova: The Odyssey Of Life The Unknown World
Nova: The Odyssey Of Life The Unknown World

Trailer - 1 min 10 sec

Nova: Shark Attack!
Nova: Shark Attack!

Trailer - 54 sec

Nova: Solar Energy-Saved By The Sun
Nova: Solar Energy-Saved By The Sun

Trailer - 46 sec

Nova: The Bermuda Triangle
Nova: The Bermuda Triangle

Trailer - 1 min 6 sec

Nova: Volcano Under The City
Nova: Volcano Under The City

Trailer - 1 min 7 sec

Description

For the science lover in all of us, NOVA has been providing some of the very best content for years now, and it's not available on cable programming. This PBS show shows you don't need to go out and spend money on cable and satellite just to receive interesting and in depth material. With the programming you receive on NOVA, you don't need to worry about ordering higher tier stations, as you'll receive more in-depth reporting and information right on this program. Of course, with the wide spectrum of material and content NOVA looks over, you never know what you're going to receive, night in and night out.

Every different show on NOVA is going to be a bit different from the episode prior. This is because NOVA doesn't focus on one specific set of information, but instead on different material. This ranges from Mars and the universe to animals and even history. This helps enlighten viewers on just about any subject imaginable. So, if you're watching a show during any given week and don't like the subject matter, you don't have to worry, because there is something new for you the next week which you might enjoy.

One aspect of NOVA that sets it apart from the other science based programming is the overall beauty of the content. From high-definition video content is breathtaking, as everything from animal close-ups to brilliantly rendered graphics help put you right in the middle of the action, whether it be a Viking crafting a sword or the Mars Lander scouring the alien atmosphere. Whatever the content is and whatever the camera or computer is focusing on, you can rest assured it is going to be the very best quality. The producers of NOVA obviously care a great deal about the material the show produces and doesn't want to spare any expense at pushing the subject matter across to the viewers.

For a truly remarkable treat, NOVA provides some of the very best content and programming out there, and best of all, you don't need to pay a dime for it. NOVA is fascinating, from its look in on wildlife to the very start of the universe, if you have an interest in any sort of science, there is something for you right here. Just make sure to check out the show by contacting your local PBS station and inquire as to when it airs.

NOVA is a series that is currently running and has 50 seasons (899 episodes). The series first aired on March 3, 1974.

Where to Watch NOVA

NOVA is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch NOVA on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon and Microsoft Movies & TV and Google Play and Apple TV and PBS and.

  • Premiere Date
    March 3, 1974
  • IMDB Rating
    8.7  (2,409)