• NOVA -- DNA Vaccine
    DNA Vaccine
    For DNA vaccines researchers extract the particular genes that code for ...
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:00:38
  • NOVA -- DNA Patch
    DNA Patch
    The patch is made up of thin polymer films embedded with a DNA vaccine.
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:01:19
  • NOVA -- Plants White
    Plants White
    Lead researcher June Medford says her lab programmed the plants by taking ...
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:02:11
  • NOVA -- Muons
    Muons
    Early nuclear detectors couldn't pick-up radioactive emissions that were ...
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:01:25
  • NOVA -- Chicken Feathers
    Chicken Feathers
    When you heat chicken feathers to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, they become over 200 ...
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:01:56
  • NOVA -- Muon Detection
    Muon Detection
    When the muons hit denser material, like Uranium, they are deflected and their ...
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:01:52
  • NOVA -- How Batteries Work
    How Batteries Work
    One of the challenges to creating electricity-powered vehicles is creating a ...
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:00:49
  • NOVA -- KillaCycle
    KillaCycle
    Lithium batteries hold more energy in part because smaller atoms allow more ...
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:00:48
  • NOVA -- Hydrofoil
    Hydrofoil
    The hydrofoil blade at the bottom of the keel is curved; it creates enough lift ...
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:01:01
  • NOVA -- Sail Wing
    Sail Wing
    Sailboats can actually fly faster than the speed of the wind in their wings, ...
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:01:02
  • NOVA -- FinGripper
    FinGripper
    Festo designed its FinGripper based on the movements of a fish tail.
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:00:55
  • NOVA -- Elephant Arm
    Elephant Arm
    The arm is controlled by inflating an accordion-like tube on one side to bend ...
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:01:22
  • NOVA -- Robot Arm
    Robot Arm
    Clunky metal robotic arms can be dangerous for humans to work near.
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:00:56
  • NOVA -- Virus Battery
    Virus Battery
    Belcher has genetically engineered a common virus to get its outer coat to bond ...
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:02:21
  • NOVA -- Hagfish Defense
    Hagfish Defense
    The hagfish protects itself by releasing a mass of slime that chokes the ...
    Air Date 10/17/2013
    0:01:36
  • NOVA -- Slime Clothes
    Slime Clothes
    The mucin molecule is made up of a protein backbone with side chains of sugar, ...
    Air Date 10/17/2013
    0:01:00
  • NOVA -- Hagfish
    Hagfish
    Researchers are interested in the eel-like hagfish, which produces a slimey goo ...
    Air Date 10/17/2013
    0:00:51
  • 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