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Web site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

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PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines.

TV Schedule

Making Stuff Wilder #4019 [TV-PG]
From underwater wi-fi based on dolphin communication, to robotic "mules" and "cheetahs" for the military, to swarms of robotic bees, David Pogue travels the world seeing the "wildest" ideas put into action in new inventions and technologies.

  • KET Wednesday, December 17 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, December 18 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, December 19 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 21 at 1:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 21 at 6:00 pm EST

Closed Captioned Making Stuff Colder #4020 [TV-PG]
David Pogue explores the frontiers of cold science, from saving the lives of severe trauma patients and cooling a warming planet to ultracold physics, where bizarre new properties of matter are the norm and the basis of new technologies.

  • KET Wednesday, December 17 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, December 18 at 3:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, December 19 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 21 at 2:00 am EST

Closed Captioned Building the Great Cathedrals #3711 [TV-G]
Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Teams perform hands-on experiments to investigate and reveal the architectural secrets that the cathedral builders used to erect their soaring, glass-filled walls. This program reveals the hidden formulas, drawn from the pages of the Bible itself, that drove medieval builders ever upward.

  • KET Wednesday, December 24 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, December 25 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, December 26 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 28 at 1:00 am EST

Great Cathedral Mystery #4105 [TV-G]
Using period tools and techniques, bricklayers build a mini version of the Duomo in Florence.

  • KET2 Thursday, December 25 at 3:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 28 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET Monday, December 29 at 4:00 am EST

Extreme Ice #3604 [TV-PG]
A photojournalist and a scientific team strive to create a unique photo archive of melting glaciers that could provide a key to understanding their runaway behavior.

  • KET2 Thursday, January 1 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 4 at 1:00 am EST

Rise of the Drones #4003 [TV-PG]
The explosive growth of airborne pilotless drones is transforming the armed forces of every nation. Discover the cutting-edge technologies that are propelling us toward a new chapter in aviation history.

  • KET Wednesday, January 7 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, January 8 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, January 9 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 11 at 1:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 11 at 7:00 pm EST

Big Bang Machine #4201 [TV-G]
Particle physicists attempt to close in on the Higgs Boson, thought to be responsible for giving all the stuff in the universe its mass.

  • KET Wednesday, January 14 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, January 15 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, January 16 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 18 at 1:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 18 at 7:00 pm EST

Sunken Ship Rescue #4202 [TV-PG]
The epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, is chronicled.

  • KET Wednesday, January 21 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, January 22 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, January 23 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 25 at 1:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 25 at 7:00 pm EST

Sinkholes - Buried Alive #4203 [TV-PG]
Filled with compelling eyewitness video of collapsing sinkholes and authoritative science from expert geologists, this program investigates what it's like to have your world vanish beneath your feet.

  • KET Wednesday, January 28 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, January 29 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, January 30 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, February 1 at 1:00 am EST

Vaccines - Calling The Shots #4114 [TV-PG]
Across the world, children are dying from preventable conditions because parents are avoiding shots. This program looks at the science behind vaccinations, tracks epidemics, and investigates the serious human costs of opting out.

  • KET2 Thursday, February 5 at 3:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, February 6 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, February 8 at 1:00 am EST

Closed Captioned Building Wonders: Colosseum - Roman Death Trap #4206 [TV-PG]
Archaeologists and engineers team up to re-create ancient Roman techniques to build a 25-foot lifting machine and trap-door system capable of releasing a wolf into the Colosseum's arena for the first time in 1,500 years.

  • KET Wednesday, February 11 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, February 12 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, February 13 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, February 15 at 1:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, February 15 at 7:00 pm EST

Closed Captioned Building Wonders: Petra - Lost City of Stone #4205 [TV-PG]
Experts carve a temple-tomb to find out how the ancient people of Petra built their city of stone.

  • KET Wednesday, February 18 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, February 19 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, February 20 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, February 22 at 1:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, February 22 at 7:00 pm EST

Closed Captioned Building Wonders: Hagia Sophia - Istanbul's Ancient Mystery #4204 [TV-G]
As Istanbul braces for the next big quake, a team of architects and engineers examine the seismic secrets of the dome of Hagia Sophia.

  • KET Wednesday, February 25 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, February 26 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, February 27 at 5:00 am EST
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Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

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