October NOVA Episodes

PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science
behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA programs demystify science
and technology, and highlight the people involved in scientific pursuits.

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NOVA Feature

Rise of the Hackers

Our lives are going digital. We shop, bank and even date online. Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails, and all of our personal information. This data is precious—and Cyber-criminals want it. Now, NOVA goes behind the scenes of the fast-paced world of cryptography to meet the scientists battling to keep our data safe.

Sunday, October 5 at 7:00pm.
Thursday, October 9 at 11:00pm.

 

 

NOVA Feature

Building Pharaoh’s Chariot

A team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers, and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots. They discover astonishingly advanced features, including spoked wheels, springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bars, and even a convex-shaped rear mirror.

Sunday, October 12 at 7:00pm.
Thursday, October 16 at 11:00pm.

 

NOVA Feature

Why Planes Vanish

The disappearance of Flight MH370 stunned the world. In an era of smart-phones and GPS, how could a 270-ton passenger jet vanish into thin air? It was a rude awakening for all of us, showing just how far we are from the world we imagined we lived in—in which every move is monitored all the time. NOVA tells the inside story of the search for Flight MH370.

Sunday, October 19 at 7:00pm.
Thursday, October 23 at 11:00pm.

 

NOVA Feature

Why Ships Sink

Twenty million passengers embark on cruises each year, vacationing in deluxe "floating cities" that offer everything from swimming pools to shopping malls to ice skating rinks. And the ships just keep getting bigger: The average cruise ship has doubled in size in just the last ten years. Some engineers fear that these towering behemoths are dangerously unstable, and the recent tragedy of the Costa Concordia has raised new questions about their safety.

Sunday, October 26 at 7:00pm.
Thursday, October 30 at 11:00pm.


NOVA is underwritten by The Rock Island Post of Society of American Military Engineers.

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