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NOVA ScienceNOW   -  Discontinued


Item Number:
168 min.
Closed Caption:
WGBH Boston Video
Grade Level:
7 - 12
NOVA ScienceNOW is a fast-paced science series that provides viewers with the inside track on the powerful intersection between the universe of scientific innovation and the everyday world, revealing the spirit of intellectual adventure that drives breakthrough research and the science behind the headlines. NOVA ScienceNOW covers:

Mirror Neurons: A recently discovered system in the brain may help explain why humans can get so worked up watching other people.

Hurricanes: Predicting a hurricane's intensity is notoriously difficult, but new tools may make it easier.

T. Rex: An astonishing adolescent growth spurt accounts for T. rex's enormous size.

Stem Cells: What are they, and how do we find a balance between hope for cures and respect for life?

Fuel Cells: Hydrogen fuel cell cars promise pollution-free driving, but will we see them anytime soon?

RNAi: A wayward petunia leads to the discovery of modest little molecules with enormous medical promise.

Profiles: James McLurkin of MIT, one of the world's leading designers of robot "swarms"; Naomi Halas, a pioneering nanotechnologist; and the brothers Chudnovsky, two brilliant mathematicians. Plus segments on booming sands, the little people of Flores, frozen frogs, how global warming affects glaciers, and more!

Special DVD features include: printable materials for educators, access to the NOVA Web site, scene selection, closed captions, and described video for the visually impaired.

For your STEM Curriculum Education needs.

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