• NOVA -- Swarming Robots
    Swarming Robots
    These swarming robots could help us in the future with search and rescue.
    These swarming robots could help us in the future with search and rescue.
    Air Date 10/21/2013
    0:01:31
  • NOVA -- Shelley
    Shelley
    Self-driving cars use multiple technologies to “see” the road and obstacles ...
    Self-driving cars use multiple technologies to “see” the road and obstacles along the way.
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:02:07
  • NOVA -- David Drives
    David Drives
    By measuring a driver's brain activity as he responds to different driving ...
    By measuring a driver's brain activity as he responds to different driving situations, the researchers can learn to better program self-driving cars.
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:01:27
  • NOVA -- Earthquake Test
    Earthquake Test
    By retrofitting this building with strong wooden beams that have a bit of give, ...
    By retrofitting this building with strong wooden beams that have a bit of give, researchers supported the building enough to withstand a massive earthquake.
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:02:03
  • NOVA -- DNA Vaccine
    DNA Vaccine
    For DNA vaccines researchers extract the particular genes that code for ...
    For DNA vaccines researchers extract the particular genes that code for anitgen, rather than simply injecting the whole microbe.
    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.
    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 ...
    Lead researcher June Medford says her lab programmed the plants by taking control of their natural signaling process
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:02:11
  • NOVA -- Muons
    Muons
    Early nuclear detectors couldn't pick-up radioactive emissions that were ...
    Early nuclear detectors couldn't pick-up radioactive emissions that were shielded by lead or steel
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:01:25
  • NOVA -- Muon Detection
    Muon Detection
    When the muons hit denser material, like Uranium, they are deflected and their ...
    When the muons hit denser material, like Uranium, they are deflected and their angle changes.
    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 ...
    One of the challenges to creating electricity-powered vehicles is creating a battery that holds enough energy.
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:00:49
  • NOVA -- KillaCycle
    KillaCycle
    Lithium batteries hold more energy in part because smaller atoms allow more ...
    Lithium batteries hold more energy in part because smaller atoms allow more flowing electrons and more electricity that can be generated by the battery.
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:00:48
  • NOVA -- Chicken Feathers
    Chicken Feathers
    When you heat chicken feathers to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, they become over 200 ...
    When you heat chicken feathers to 750 degrees Fahrenheit, they become over 200 times more absorbent and can hold hydrogen even without high pressure.
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:01:56
  • NOVA -- Hydrofoil
    Hydrofoil
    The hydrofoil blade at the bottom of the keel is curved; it creates enough lift ...
    The hydrofoil blade at the bottom of the keel is curved; it creates enough lift to raise the 5-ton boat entirely out of the water.
    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, ...
    Sailboats can actually fly faster than the speed of the wind in their wings, more than three times faster.
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:01:02
  • NOVA -- FinGripper
    FinGripper
    Festo designed its FinGripper based on the movements of a fish tail.
    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 ...
    The arm is controlled by inflating an accordion-like tube on one side to bend the arm the other way.
    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.
    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 ...
    Belcher has genetically engineered a common virus to get its outer coat to bond with tiny bits of metal.
    Air Date 10/19/2013
    0:02:21
  • NOVA -- Slime Clothes
    Slime Clothes
    The mucin molecule is made up of a protein backbone with side chains of sugar, ...
    The mucin molecule is made up of a protein backbone with side chains of sugar, which attract water molecules.
    Air Date 10/17/2013
    0:01:00
  • NOVA -- Hagfish Defense
    Hagfish Defense
    The hagfish protects itself by releasing a mass of slime that chokes the ...
    The hagfish protects itself by releasing a mass of slime that chokes the predator biting it.
    Air Date 10/17/2013
    0:01:36
  • NOVA -- Hagfish
    Hagfish
    Researchers are interested in the eel-like hagfish, which produces a slimey goo ...
    Researchers are interested in the eel-like hagfish, which produces a slimey goo as a defense mechanism.
    Air Date 10/17/2013
    0:00:51