• 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
  • 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