Scientific American Frontiers

Watch Scientific American Frontiers

  • TV-PG
  • 2005
  • 15 Seasons
  • 8.5  (88)

Scientific American Frontiers is a TV program that informs viewers about new inventions in science, medicine, and technology. It was a PBS production made in the United States. The very first show was filmed 1991 with an MIT professor as the host. His name was Woodie Flowers. Alan Alda became the host in 1993. He stayed until the show ended in 2005. Most programs use the format of three short documentaries within one program. Scientific American Frontiers ran for about 15 seasons. During season one, an episode showed how successful heart transplants saved young infants lives Another segments on the same show showed the link between your physical appearance and emotions. In season one, in another episode the audience learns about cancer fighting drugs made from ingredients from an endangered tree that help patients and they witness an ariel robotics contest. All the episodes highlight new inventions and devices in science and medicine that help humans in different ways. During Season 3, one episode highlights how scientists develop a toxin that stops muscle spasms and scientist's efforts to rescue the endangered ferret. Another program shows how doctors try to use the back muscle from a person to save the patient's failing heart. In Season 4, Alan Alda joins the show as a regular host. In one episode, he explores bionic technology that allows people to perform amazing feats in athletics. There is an episode that shows helicopters that fly without a pilot, a robot that performs simple operations with the help of a doctor, and the growing market for alternative medicine. Season 15 has episodes of automatic cars that do the thinking for the driver. Today we have many cars that give the driver directions and help navigate them to their destination. This series is geared for children in middle school, high school and college.

Filter by Source

Seasons
Robot Pals
10. Robot Pals
April 13, 2005
We'll meet three robots - including a future member of an astronaut team - that are trying to better understand us.
Cybersenses
9. Cybersenses
April 6, 2005
Replacement synthetic senses for people are now a reality.
The Secret Canyon
8. The Secret Canyon
March 30, 2005
The best kept secret of American archeology is now revealed - an entire canyon of perfectly preserved 1,000-year-old remains. Who were these people - and where did they come from? The segment introduces Utah's Range Creek Canyon that was recently sold to the state and federal governments. The canyon held a secret that the owners had kept to themselves - the whole place is filled with the surprisingly well-preserved remains of the Fremont people, a Native American culture that flourished in the region for about a thousand years. The Fremont are among the most enigmatic of America's ancient peoples. For some reason they built houses and storage granaries in extremely precarious and hazardous places. They were prolific creators of often mysterious rock art. And their way of life appears to have come to a sudden end around 1300 AD.
Hidden Motives
7. Hidden Motives
March 2, 2005
If you think you know why you do things, you're probably wrong.
Hydrogen Hopes
6. Hydrogen Hopes
February 23, 2005
We've all heard of hydrogen as the fuel of the future, but what will it take to get there from here?
Hot Planet - Cold Comfort
5. Hot Planet - Cold Comfort
February 16, 2005
So you think global warming won't affect you?
Chimp Minds
4. Chimp Minds
February 9, 2005
A visit with an engaging if unruly bunch of cousins that we formally broke up with about 6 or 7 million years ago.
Going Deep
3. Going Deep
February 2, 2005
The deep sub Alvin, past and future.
Cars That Think
2. Cars That Think
January 26, 2005
Cars that do your thinking for you are just around the corner.
Surgical Slimmers
1. Surgical Slimmers
January 19, 2005
In spite of the risks, people are lining up to solve their weight problems in the operating room.
Description

Scientific American Frontiers is a TV program that informs viewers about new inventions in science, medicine, and technology. It was a PBS production made in the United States. The very first show was filmed 1991 with an MIT professor as the host. His name was Woodie Flowers. Alan Alda became the host in 1993. He stayed until the show ended in 2005. Most programs use the format of three short documentaries within one program.

Scientific American Frontiers ran for about 15 seasons. During season one, an episode showed how successful heart transplants saved young infants lives Another segments on the same show showed the link between your physical appearance and emotions. In season one, in another episode the audience learns about cancer fighting drugs made from ingredients from an endangered tree that help patients and they witness an ariel robotics contest. All the episodes highlight new inventions and devices in science and medicine that help humans in different ways.

During Season 3, one episode highlights how scientists develop a toxin that stops muscle spasms and scientist's efforts to rescue the endangered ferret. Another program shows how doctors try to use the back muscle from a person to save the patient's failing heart. In Season 4, Alan Alda joins the show as a regular host. In one episode, he explores bionic technology that allows people to perform amazing feats in athletics.

There is an episode that shows helicopters that fly without a pilot, a robot that performs simple operations with the help of a doctor, and the growing market for alternative medicine. Season 15 has episodes of automatic cars that do the thinking for the driver. Today we have many cars that give the driver directions and help navigate them to their destination.

This series is geared for children in middle school, high school and college.Scientific American Frontiers is a series that is currently running and has 15 seasons (95 episodes). The series first aired on March 30, 2005.

Where to Watch Scientific American Frontiers

Scientific American Frontiers is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Scientific American Frontiers on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    March 30, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (88)