• NOVA -- Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb
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    S44 E8: Building Chernobyl's MegaTomb
    In 1986, in the heart of Ukraine, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded, ...
    In 1986, in the heart of Ukraine, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded, releasing 400 times more radiation than the Hiroshima Bomb. It was the world’s worst nuclear disaster. Thirty workers died, ...
    Air Date 4/26/2017
    0:52:55
  • NOVA -- Holocaust Escape Tunnel
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    S44 E7: Holocaust Escape Tunnel
    The Lithuanian city of Vilna, known also as the “Jerusalem of the North”, ...
    The Lithuanian city of Vilna, known also as the “Jerusalem of the North”, was one of the most important Jewish centers in the world until World War II, when the Nazis murdered about 95% of its ...
    Air Date 4/18/2017
    0:54:14
  • NOVA -- Why Trains Crash
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    S44 E6: Why Trains Crash
    From derailments to head-on collisions to drivers killed at road crossings, ...
    From derailments to head-on collisions to drivers killed at road crossings, deadly train accidents claim dozens of lives each year. But just how unsafe are the railroads? NOVA investigates recent rail ...
    Air Date 2/22/2017
    0:53:51
  • NOVA -- The Origami Revolution
    S44 E5: The Origami Revolution
    The centuries-old tradition of folding two-dimensional paper into ...
    The centuries-old tradition of folding two-dimensional paper into three-dimensional shapes is inspiring a scientific revolution. The rules of folding are at the heart of many natural phenomena, from ...
    Air Date 2/15/2017
    0:53:50
  • NOVA -- Ultimate Cruise Ship
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    S44 E4: Ultimate Cruise Ship
    Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven ...
    Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship. It ...
    Air Date 2/8/2017
    0:53:09
  • NOVA -- Search for the Super Battery
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    S44 E3: Search for the Super Battery
    We live in an age when technological innovation seems to be limitlessly soaring. ...
    We live in an age when technological innovation seems to be limitlessly soaring. But for all the satisfying speed with which our gadgets have improved, many of them share a frustrating weakness: the ...
    Air Date 2/1/2017
    0:53:32
  • NOVA -- Treasures Metals Eiffel Tower
    Treasures Metals Eiffel Tower
    Air Date 12/9/2016
    0:02:09
  • NOVA -- Super Tunnel
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    S43 E17: Super Tunnel
    Underneath the streets of London, a team of more than ten thousand construction ...
    Underneath the streets of London, a team of more than ten thousand construction workers race to build a brand new metro line—Crossrail. Costing almost $23 billion, it’s the biggest engineering ...
    Air Date 10/12/2016
    0:52:52
  • NOVA -- Great Human Odyssey
    S43 E12: Great Human Odyssey
    Our ancient human ancestors once lived only in Africa in tiny bands of a few ...
    Our ancient human ancestors once lived only in Africa in tiny bands of a few thousand hunter-gatherers. Then we moved out of our African cradle, spreading rapidly to every corner of the planet. How ...
    Air Date 10/5/2016
    1:53:07
  • NOVA -- 15 Years of Terror
    S43 E16: 15 Years of Terror
    On September 11, 2001, an unimaginable horror unfolded that devastated a nation ...
    On September 11, 2001, an unimaginable horror unfolded that devastated a nation and the world. Fifteen years later, we are still gripped by terror, but it has transformed. The attacks have been coming ...
    Air Date 9/8/2016
    0:54:30
  • NOVA -- Bombing Hitler's Supergun
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    S43 E14: Bombing Hitler's Supergun
    Spring 1943. World War II is slowly beginning to turn in favor of the Allied ...
    Spring 1943. World War II is slowly beginning to turn in favor of the Allied forces. But, growing desperate, Hitler hatches plans for a diabolical weapon: a bank of “superguns" housed in a massive ...
    Air Date 5/11/2016
    0:53:49
  • NOVA -- Operation Lighthouse Rescue
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    S43 E13: Operation Lighthouse Rescue
    On the picturesque bluffs at the very tip of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, ...
    On the picturesque bluffs at the very tip of the island of Martha’s Vineyard, disaster looms. The historic Gay Head Lighthouse is soon to become the next victim of the persistent erosion of the ...
    Air Date 5/4/2016
    0:52:52
  • NOVA -- Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?
    S43 E8: Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?
    Alzheimer’s disease strikes at the core of what makes us human: our capacity ...
    Alzheimer’s disease strikes at the core of what makes us human: our capacity to think, to love, and to remember. The disease ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide, and it is one of ...
    Air Date 4/13/2016
    0:52:51
  • NOVA -- Creatures of Light
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    S43 E9: Creatures of Light
    Deep in the ocean, animals that flash, sparkle, and glow use light to survive in ...
    Deep in the ocean, animals that flash, sparkle, and glow use light to survive in the dark.
    Air Date 2/3/2016
    0:53:07
  • NOVA -- Mystery Beneath the Ice
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    S43 E3: Mystery Beneath the Ice
    Tiny, transparent, and threatened, krill are crucial to the Antarctic ecosystem. ...
    Tiny, transparent, and threatened, krill are crucial to the Antarctic ecosystem. But the population of krill is crashing for reasons that continue to baffle the experts. A leading theory says that ...
    Air Date 1/20/2016
    0:52:51
  • NOVA -- Secret Tunnel Warfare
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    S43 E1: Secret Tunnel Warfare
    During World War I, the Allies and Germans repeatedly struggled to break the ...
    During World War I, the Allies and Germans repeatedly struggled to break the hideous stalemate of trench warfare. In the winter of 1916, Allied engineers devised a massive surprise attack: over 1 ...
    Air Date 1/6/2016
    0:52:52
  • NOVA -- Inside Einstein's Mind
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    S42 E23: Inside Einstein's Mind
    On November 25th, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: general ...
    On November 25th, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: general relativity. The theory transformed our understanding of nature’s laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back to the ...
    Air Date 11/25/2015
    0:53:07
  • NOVA -- Making North America: Life
    S42 E21: Making North America: Life
    How did life emerge on our primeval continent? Why was North America home to so ...
    How did life emerge on our primeval continent? Why was North America home to so many iconic dinosaurs like T. rex? And how did a huge sea filled with giant marine reptiles end up covering Kansas? We ...
    Air Date 11/11/2015
    0:53:32
  • NOVA -- Making North America: Origins
    S42 E20: Making North America: Origins
    The epic 3 billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From the palm ...
    The epic 3 billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From the palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to titanic eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of ...
    Air Date 11/4/2015
    0:53:31
  • NOVA -- A Labyrinth of Lava
    A Labyrinth of Lava
    The big island of Hawaii is shot through with an underground labyrinth carved ...
    The big island of Hawaii is shot through with an underground labyrinth carved out by lava.
    Air Date 11/2/2015
    0:01:13
  • NOVA -- A Massive Volcanic Eruption
    A Massive Volcanic Eruption
    This rock is what remains from one of the biggest volcanic eruptions from the ...
    This rock is what remains from one of the biggest volcanic eruptions from the history of our planet.
    Air Date 10/22/2015
    0:01:14