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The 9/11 Memorial Mock-Up

Architect and designer Michael Arad takes us on a tour of his 9/11 Memorial mock-up.
Clip Length 01:54 Premiere: 8.24.11

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NOVA brings you stories from the frontlines of science and engineering, answering the big questions of today and tomorrow, from how our ancestors lived, to whether parallel universes exist, to how technology will transform our lives. Visit the official website to watch full-length documentaries, or explore our world through short-form video, on our digital publication NOVA Next.

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NOVA Universe Revealed: Age of Stars - S48 E15

The Hubble Space Telescope and a heat-resistant solar probe reveal new clues about the sun's 5-billion-year history.

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NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way - S48 E16

Explore the history of the Milky Way, including what shaped this spiral of stars, gas and dust and what its destiny will be.

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NOVA Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds - S48 E17

Join Nova on a visit to exotic worlds orbiting distant suns to answer an age-old question with thrilling new science: are we alone?

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NOVA Universe Revealed: Black Holes - S48 E18

Discover new science showing how black holes reshape entire galaxies, warp the fabric of space and time, and might even be portals to another universe.

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NOVA Universe Revealed: Big Bang - S48 E19

Nova probes the mystery of the Big Bang with stunning animation based on space telescope images.

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NOVA Universe Revealed: Age of Stars - S48 E15

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Edible Insects - S48 E14

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Arctic Drift - S48 E13

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Particles Unknown - S48 E12

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The Cannabis Question - S48 E11

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Season Episodes

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S48 E101 Length 20:37 Premiere Date 4.14.21

NOVA Universe Revealed: Big Bang

S48 E19 Length 53:27 Premiere Date 11.24.21

NOVA Universe Revealed: Black Holes

S48 E18 Length 53:27 Premiere Date 11.17.21

NOVA Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds

S48 E17 Length 53:27 Premiere Date 11.10.21

NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way

S48 E16 Length 53:26 Premiere Date 11.3.21

NOVA Universe Revealed: Age of Stars

S48 E15 Length 53:27 Premiere Date 10.27.21

Edible Insects

S48 E14 Length 53:28 Premiere Date 10.20.21

Arctic Drift

S48 E13 Length 53:32 Premiere Date 10.13.21

Particles Unknown

S48 E12 Length 53:28 Premiere Date 10.6.21

The Cannabis Question

S48 E11 Length 53:32 Premiere Date 9.29.21

Bat Superpowers

S48 E10 Length 53:23 Premiere Date 9.15.21

Ship That Changed the World

S48 E9 Length 53:12 Premiere Date 6.2.21

Great Electric Airplane Race

S48 E7 Length 53:06 Premiere Date 5.26.21

Hindenburg: The New Evidence

S48 E6 Length 53:13 Premiere Date 5.19.21

Fighting for Fertility

S48 E5 Length 53:06 Premiere Date 5.12.21

Reef Rescue

S48 E4 Length 53:21 Premiere Date 4.21.21

Picture a Scientist

S48 E3 Length 1:33:06 Premiere Date 4.14.21

Looking for Life on Mars

S48 E2 Length 53:46 Premiere Date 2.24.21

Secrets in our DNA

S48 E1 Length 53:26 Premiere Date 1.13.21

Surviving an Elevator Fall

Clip Length 01:31 Premiere Date 8.23.10

Shabbat Elevator

Clip Length 02:42 Premiere Date 8.23.10

Six Questions with David Pogue

Clip Length 02:33 Premiere Date 1.4.11

A Mind for Music

Clip Length 04:05 Premiere Date 2.9.11

Modeling a Comet Airburst

Clip Length 03:20 Premiere Date 2.9.11

Green Energy in China

Clip Length 05:09 Premiere Date 4.12.11

A Strict Carbon Diet

Clip Length 02:58 Premiere Date 4.12.11

Brian Greene Answers Your Questions

Clip Length 01:07 Premiere Date 8.2.11

The 9/11 Memorial Mock-Up

Clip Length 01:54 Premiere Date 8.24.11

Solving an Engineering Problem

Clip Length 02:49 Premiere Date 8.24.11

Walls of Glass

Clip Length 02:29 Premiere Date 8.24.11

The Memorial Plaques

Clip Length 02:31 Premiere Date 8.24.11

Rebuilding 7 World Trade Center

Clip Length 01:48 Premiere Date 8.31.11

Specials

Picture a Scientist (with Audio Description)

Length 1:52:37 Premiere Date 4.14.21

Looking for Life on Mars (with Audio Description)

Length 53:46 Premiere Date 2.24.21

Beyond the Elements: Life (with Audio Description)

Length 53:17 Premiere Date 2.17.21

Secrets in our DNA (with Audio Description)

Length 53:26 Premiere Date 1.13.21

Treasures Metals Eiffel Tower

Length 02:09 Premiere Date 12.9.16

A Labyrinth of Lava

Length 01:13 Premiere Date 11.2.15

Ancient Life

Length 00:28 Premiere Date 10.22.15

Millions of Years Captured in Chalk

Length 01:17 Premiere Date 10.22.15

A Fourteen-Foot Fish From Kansas

Length 01:38 Premiere Date 10.22.15

Hell Creek Formation

Length 01:10 Premiere Date 10.22.15

No Dinosaurs Above the Line

Length 02:00 Premiere Date 10.22.15

Mammal Survivors

Length 01:40 Premiere Date 10.22.15

Dinosaur Fossils

Length 01:53 Premiere Date 10.22.15

King of Gore

Length 02:00 Premiere Date 10.22.15

Driving Dinosaur Diversity

Length 01:47 Premiere Date 10.22.15

Pangea

Length 00:56 Premiere Date 10.22.15

Making Granite From Volcanic Rock

Length 02:16 Premiere Date 10.22.15

A Massive Volcanic Eruption

Length 01:14 Premiere Date 10.22.15

From Mud to Rock

Length 01:36 Premiere Date 10.22.15

Finding Stromatolites

Length 01:23 Premiere Date 10.22.15

Stromatolites Were Kings

Length 01:05 Premiere Date 10.22.15

From Lava to Land

Length 02:14 Premiere Date 10.21.15

Semi-Precious Pebbles

Length 00:57 Premiere Date 10.21.15

Five Steps of Volcanic Rock

Length 00:26 Premiere Date 10.21.15

Tearing North America Apart

Length 01:01 Premiere Date 10.21.15

Fossilized Sand Dunes

Length 01:15 Premiere Date 10.21.15

Volcanoes of Sand

Length 01:33 Premiere Date 10.21.15

Rockies 2.0

Length 02:00 Premiere Date 10.21.15

Manhattan Schist

Length 01:13 Premiere Date 10.21.15

Manhattan Skyline

Length 00:52 Premiere Date 10.21.15

New York's Mountains

Length 01:13 Premiere Date 10.21.15

Rock Time Capsules

Length 01:18 Premiere Date 10.21.15

The Sandstone Top of the Canyon

Length 01:15 Premiere Date 10.21.15

Fossil-Filled Limestone

Length 00:54 Premiere Date 10.21.15

The Grand Canyon's Oldest Rocks

Length 00:19 Premiere Date 10.21.15

Gooseberry Falls 1

Length 00:57 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Gooseberry Falls 2

Length 00:24 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Gooseberry Falls 3

Length 01:06 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Gooseberry Falls 4

Length 01:01 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Mount Kilauea

Length 01:30 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Grand Canyon 1

Length 01:19 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Grand Canyon 2

Length 01:05 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Grand Canyon 3

Length 00:58 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Grand Canyon 4

Length 00:19 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Mendenhall Glacier

Length 02:51 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Monument Rocks 1

Length 01:18 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Monument Rocks 2

Length 01:48 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Exuma Cays 1

Length 01:26 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Exuma Cays 3

Length 00:28 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Exuma Cays 4

Length 03:22 Premiere Date 8.2.15

Lethal Seas Excerpt 1

Length 04:11 Premiere Date 5.12.15

Lethal Seas Excerpt 2

Length 01:00 Premiere Date 5.12.15

Lethal Seas Excerpt 3

Length 00:35 Premiere Date 5.12.15

Lethal Seas Excerpt 4

Length 00:51 Premiere Date 5.12.15

The Mother of Hubble

Length 02:28 Premiere Date 4.14.15

Formation of a Typhoon

Length 01:34 Premiere Date 6.25.14

Flatfish Larvae

Length 00:51 Premiere Date 5.6.14

RNAi Explained

Length 01:47 Premiere Date 4.22.14

Dolphin Mirror

Length 03:18 Premiere Date 4.22.14

Dogs' Sense of Time

Length 01:28 Premiere Date 4.13.14

Cockatoo Excerpt

Length 01:30 Premiere Date 4.8.14

How Solar Cells Work

Length 00:33 Premiere Date 2.26.14

Solar Power's Promise

Length 00:51 Premiere Date 2.26.14

Microneedle

Length 01:41 Premiere Date 12.30.13

GM Plants

Length 01:27 Premiere Date 11.15.13

Non-Newtonian Gel

Length 01:00 Premiere Date 11.15.13

Soft-Story Buildings

Length 07:36 Premiere Date 11.13.13

Therapeutic Hypothermia 3

Length 01:43 Premiere Date 10.24.13

Therapeutic Hypothermia 4

Length 02:01 Premiere Date 10.24.13

Levitation

Length 00:50 Premiere Date 10.24.13

Superconductor

Length 01:47 Premiere Date 10.24.13

Animal Robot 1

Length 02:35 Premiere Date 10.24.13

Animal Robot 2

Length 02:02 Premiere Date 10.24.13

Therapeutic Hypothermia

Length 01:11 Premiere Date 10.24.13

Therapeutic Hypothermia 2

Length 01:07 Premiere Date 10.24.13

Swarming Robots

Length 01:31 Premiere Date 10.21.13

Sneak Peek: Making Stuff Wilder

Length 06:14 Premiere Date 10.21.13

DNA Patch

Length 01:19 Premiere Date 10.19.13

DNA Vaccine

Length 00:38 Premiere Date 10.19.13

Earthquake Test

Length 02:03 Premiere Date 10.19.13

David Drives

Length 01:27 Premiere Date 10.19.13

Virus Battery

Length 02:21 Premiere Date 10.19.13

Shelley

Length 02:07 Premiere Date 10.19.13

Robot Arm

Length 00:56 Premiere Date 10.19.13

Elephant Arm

Length 01:22 Premiere Date 10.19.13

FinGripper

Length 00:55 Premiere Date 10.19.13

Sail Wing

Length 01:02 Premiere Date 10.19.13

Hydrofoil

Length 01:01 Premiere Date 10.19.13

Chicken Feathers

Length 01:56 Premiere Date 10.19.13

KillaCycle

Length 00:48 Premiere Date 10.19.13

How Batteries Work

Length 00:49 Premiere Date 10.19.13

Muon Detection

Length 01:52 Premiere Date 10.19.13

Muons

Length 01:25 Premiere Date 10.19.13

Plants White

Length 02:11 Premiere Date 10.19.13

Pitcher Plant

Length 01:48 Premiere Date 10.17.13

SLIPS

Length 01:01 Premiere Date 10.17.13

Hagfish

Length 00:51 Premiere Date 10.17.13

Hagfish Defense

Length 01:36 Premiere Date 10.17.13

Slime Clothes

Length 01:00 Premiere Date 10.17.13

New York City One Year Later: Telecommunications

Length 03:14 Premiere Date 10.16.13

Sneak Peek: Making Stuff Faster

Length 05:06 Premiere Date 10.15.13

David's Race

Length 01:28 Premiere Date 10.15.13

Steffen's Plan

Length 01:59 Premiere Date 10.15.13

Traveling Salesman

Length 01:21 Premiere Date 10.15.13

Corkscrew Robot

Length 00:32 Premiere Date 10.10.13

Slow Goldfish

Length 01:39 Premiere Date 10.10.13

Bee Toxin

Length 01:31 Premiere Date 10.10.13

Eye Robot

Length 01:51 Premiere Date 10.10.13

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Length 03:36 Premiere Date 10.7.13

Invisibility Cloak

Length 01:22 Premiere Date 9.24.13

Shape Memory Alloys

Length 00:32 Premiere Date 9.8.13

Jellyfish

Length 00:38 Premiere Date 9.8.13

Bird Wings

Length 01:56 Premiere Date 9.8.13

Shrinking Chips

Length 01:06 Premiere Date 9.5.13

Pizza Transistor

Length 01:34 Premiere Date 9.5.13

Graphene

Length 01:11 Premiere Date 9.5.13

Life-Saving Non-Newtonian Fluids

Length 01:43 Premiere Date 8.29.13

Silicon Transistors

Length 00:50 Premiere Date 8.29.13

Wheat Straw Plastic

Length 01:04 Premiere Date 8.29.13

Solar Leaves

Length 00:53 Premiere Date 8.29.13

Battle Jacket

Length 01:49 Premiere Date 8.29.13

Oobleck

Length 00:40 Premiere Date 8.29.13

Magnetic Oobleck

Length 00:54 Premiere Date 8.29.13

Starling 8

Length 00:44 Premiere Date 7.15.13

sandy-raw-1-2

Length 00:04 Premiere Date 7.8.13

sandy-raw-5-1

Length 01:02 Premiere Date 7.8.13

Chemotherapy Goes Small

Length 01:17 Premiere Date 7.1.13

The Making of a Cloud Old

Length 03:10 Premiere Date 6.30.13

Why So Many Cloud Types?

Length 03:35 Premiere Date 6.30.13

Clouds and Weather

Length 03:21 Premiere Date 6.30.13

Severe Storms

Length 03:37 Premiere Date 6.30.13

The Climate Wild Card

Length 03:02 Premiere Date 6.30.13

Life on Europa?

Length 02:25 Premiere Date 6.9.13

CloudLab_Megastorm_03

Length 01:41 Premiere Date 5.29.13

CloudLab_Megastorm_04

Length 01:43 Premiere Date 5.29.13

CloudLab_Megastorm_05

Length 01:04 Premiere Date 5.29.13

CloudLab_Megastorm_06

Length 00:40 Premiere Date 5.29.13

CloudLab_Megastorm_07

Length 03:07 Premiere Date 5.29.13

CloudLab_Megastorm_01

Length 00:35 Premiere Date 5.28.13

CloudLab_Megastorm_02

Length 00:31 Premiere Date 5.28.13

What Made the 1918 Flu So Deadly?

Length 01:28 Premiere Date 5.13.13

How the 1918 Flu Infected People

Length 00:25 Premiere Date 5.13.13

Fertilizing the Amazon

Length 03:27 Premiere Date 4.21.13

Flu Probabilities

Length 01:53 Premiere Date 4.16.13

Rare Earth Elements

Length 04:17 Premiere Date 4.1.13

CHNOPS: Ingredients for Life

Length 02:36 Premiere Date 3.12.13

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Length 00:44 Premiere Date 2.28.13

MODIS Sensor

Length 00:26 Premiere Date 2.28.13

Solving the Storage Problem

Length 02:26 Premiere Date 10.25.12

Putting Energy to Use Old

Length 02:14 Premiere Date 10.8.12

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