• NOVA -- SLIPS
    SLIPS
    The pitchers' tube-shaped leaves have microscopic bumps that hold a thin layer ...
    The pitchers' tube-shaped leaves have microscopic bumps that hold a thin layer of water in place.
    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 ...
    This pitcher plant-inspired nonstick technology can be used for anti-icing coatings, weather-resistant apparel and even for blood-carrying devices.
    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 ...
    After Sandy nearly wiped out landlines in lower Manhattan, Verizon rebuilds its network.
    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 ...
    It may be hard to believe, but just 25 drop-off points means more than 15 trillion, trillion possible routes.
    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 ...
    Steffen found boarding people in alternate rows, with window seats first, then the middle, then the aisle, cut down on boarding time by over 50 percent.
    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 ...
    What’s one thing UPS built into its trip-routing algorithm that has cut fuel and reduced carbon emissions?
    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 ...
    David Pogue learns the secrets to running faster. NOVA's 4-part series "Making Stuff" premieres October 16, 2013 at 9 pm on PBS.
    Air Date 10/15/2013
    0:05:06
  • NOVA -- Bee Toxin
    Bee Toxin
    The microscopic nanodevices are designed to carry the bee toxin safely through ...
    The microscopic nanodevices are designed to carry the bee toxin safely through the body and release it at the target.
    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.
    Seeing the goldfish in glycerin shows how water feels to a tiny robot.
    Air Date 10/10/2013
    0:01:39
  • NOVA -- Corkscrew Robot
    Corkscrew Robot
    The researchers designed a tiny corkscrew tail for the robot, similar to the ...
    The researchers designed a tiny corkscrew tail for the robot, similar to the twisting flagella of some bacteria.
    Air Date 10/10/2013
    0:00:32
  • NOVA -- Eye Robot
    Eye Robot
    This non-mechanical microrobot is highly sensitive to magnetic fields, so ...
    This non-mechanical microrobot is highly sensitive to magnetic fields, so researchers guide it through the eye using magnetics outside the head.
    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 ...
    Neuroscientists are beginning to understand what happens when a person receives a concussion.
    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 ...
    Researchers are working on bending microwaves to create a cloak device, allowing invisibility from radar.
    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 ...
    Some day shape memory alloys could help build airplane wings that bend, more like a bird's wings.
    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 ...
    These buoys can move through the ocean for months with little more than a battery.
    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.
    These metals "remember" their original shape and revert to it when heated.
    Air Date 9/8/2013
    0:00:32
  • NOVA -- Graphene
    Graphene
    A sheet of graphene one atom thick still conducts electricity.
    A sheet of graphene one atom thick still conducts electricity.
    Air Date 9/5/2013
    0:01:11
  • NOVA -- Pizza Transistor
    Pizza Transistor
    Researchers are using nano-wires to cram more transitors into a computer chip.
    Researchers are using nano-wires to cram more transitors into a computer chip.
    Air Date 9/5/2013
    0:01:34
  • NOVA -- Shrinking Chips
    Shrinking Chips
    Using silicon transistors means engineers can shrink the transistor to the size ...
    Using silicon transistors means engineers can shrink the transistor to the size of a few atoms.
    Air Date 9/5/2013
    0:01:06
  • NOVA -- Silicon Transistors
    Silicon Transistors
    Silicon is a semiconductor, and makes an excellent transistor in a computer ...
    Silicon is a semiconductor, and makes an excellent transistor in a computer chip.
    Air Date 8/29/2013
    0:00:50
  • NOVA -- Life-Saving Non-Newtonian Fluids
    Life-Saving Non-Newtonian Fluids
    These materials are used in shock absorbers and to make buildings more ...
    These materials are used in shock absorbers and to make buildings more earthquake resistant.
    Air Date 8/29/2013
    0:01:43