• NOVA -- SLIPS
    SLIPS
    The pitchers' tube-shaped leaves have microscopic bumps that hold a thin layer ...
    Air Date 10/17/2013
    0:01:01
  • NOVA -- Pitcher Plant
    Pitcher Plant
    This pitcher plant-inspired nonstick technology can be used for anti-icing ...
    Air Date 10/17/2013
    0:01:48
  • NOVA -- New York City One Year Later: Telecommunications
    New York City One Year Later: Telecommunications
    After Sandy nearly wiped out landlines in lower Manhattan, Verizon rebuilds its ...
    Air Date 10/16/2013
    0:03:14
  • NOVA -- Traveling Salesman
    Traveling Salesman
    It may be hard to believe, but just 25 drop-off points means more than 15 ...
    Air Date 10/15/2013
    0:01:21
  • NOVA -- Steffen's Plan
    Steffen's Plan
    Steffen found boarding people in alternate rows, with window seats first, then ...
    Air Date 10/15/2013
    0:01:59
  • NOVA -- David's Race
    David's Race
    What’s one thing UPS built into its trip-routing algorithm that has cut fuel ...
    Air Date 10/15/2013
    0:01:28
  • NOVA -- Sneak Peek: Making Stuff Faster
    Sneak Peek: Making Stuff Faster
    David Pogue learns the secrets to running faster. NOVA's 4-part series ...
    Air Date 10/15/2013
    0:05:06
  • NOVA -- Corkscrew Robot
    Corkscrew Robot
    The researchers designed a tiny corkscrew tail for the robot, similar to the ...
    Air Date 10/10/2013
    0:00:32
  • NOVA -- Bee Toxin
    Bee Toxin
    The microscopic nanodevices are designed to carry the bee toxin safely through ...
    Air Date 10/10/2013
    0:01:31
  • NOVA -- Slow Goldfish
    Slow Goldfish
    Seeing the goldfish in glycerin shows how water feels to a tiny robot.
    Air Date 10/10/2013
    0:01:39
  • NOVA -- Eye Robot
    Eye Robot
    This non-mechanical microrobot is highly sensitive to magnetic fields, so ...
    Air Date 10/10/2013
    0:01:51
  • NOVA -- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
    Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
    Neuroscientists are beginning to understand what happens when a person receives ...
    Air Date 10/7/2013
    0:03:36
  • NOVA -- Invisibility Cloak
    Invisibility Cloak
    Researchers are working on bending microwaves to create a cloak device, allowing ...
    Air Date 9/24/2013
    0:01:22
  • NOVA -- Bird Wings
    Bird Wings
    Some day shape memory alloys could help build airplane wings that bend, more ...
    Air Date 9/8/2013
    0:01:56
  • NOVA -- Jellyfish
    Jellyfish
    These buoys can move through the ocean for months with little more than a ...
    Air Date 9/8/2013
    0:00:38
  • NOVA -- Shape Memory Alloys
    Shape Memory Alloys
    These metals "remember" their original shape and revert to it when heated.
    Air Date 9/8/2013
    0:00:32
  • NOVA -- Shrinking Chips
    Shrinking Chips
    Using silicon transistors means engineers can shrink the transistor to the size ...
    Air Date 9/5/2013
    0:01:06
  • NOVA -- Pizza Transistor
    Pizza Transistor
    Researchers are using nano-wires to cram more transitors into a computer chip.
    Air Date 9/5/2013
    0:01:34
  • NOVA -- Graphene
    Graphene
    A sheet of graphene one atom thick still conducts electricity.
    Air Date 9/5/2013
    0:01:11
  • NOVA -- Oobleck
    Oobleck
    Non-newtonian fluids are like a liquid and solid in one.
    Air Date 8/29/2013
    0:00:40
  • NOVA -- Solar Leaves
    Solar Leaves
    These solar "leaves" can produce more electricity than traditional solar panels.
    Air Date 8/29/2013
    0:00:53