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ASTROWORKERS

Science 

Increasingly, we venture into space not merely to go there but to accomplish specific tasks. This program looks at how the space environment affects and dictates what we want to do and how we do it.

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STAYING ALIVE

Science 

Humankind has evolved over millions of years to survive in the earth's environment. Now we enter space. This program explores the characteristics of this new environment, its impact on people, and how we survive in it.

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FLYING ON FIRE

Science 

Shows why the incredible power of rockets is necessary to break out of the earth's gravitational field and examines how this power is created and controlled.

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THE SPACE EXPERIENCE

Science 

Astronaut Marc Garneau, a veteran of the Challenger Space Shuttle, hosts this six-part series which takes us on a guided tour of space exploration.

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SUPERCONDUCTORS

Science 

Examines the phenomenon of electrical superconductivity, featuring actual demonstrations of what superconductors are, how they work, and their practical potential.

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SPACE PIONEERS: A CANADIAN STORY

Science 

Documents the little known story of the first generation of Canadian space pioneers. Archival footage is blended with contemporary interviews with scientists and engineers who, in discussing those early days, reveal the enthusiasm and sense of adventure so essential to the scientific spirit.

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THE PHYSICISTS

Physical Science  Science 

Offers a dazzling introduction to physics theory and experimentation, showing how physicists are challenging our concepts of matter, space and time, featuring interviews with some of the country's leading scientists.

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THE MASTER OF LIGHT

American Studies  Physical Science  Science 

Examines the life and scientific career of Albert A. Michelson (1852-1931), a pioneer in the world of physics who in 1907 became the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.

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GOD, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING ELSE

Physical Science  Religion & Spirituality  Science 

Features a provocative and wide-ranging conversation between three world- class scientists-Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan-on the nature of...well, everything.

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GENETICS: MAN THE CREATOR

Biology  Health  Science 

Examines the remarkable scientific and medical developments made possible by the discovery of the genetic code--including asexual human reproduction, genetic surgery and cloning--and the moral implications of genetic engineering.

ALBERT SZENT-GYORGYI: a special gift
ALBERT SZENT-GYORGYI: a special gift

Biology  Eastern Europe  Health  Science  Physical Science  Pacific Street Films 

Examines the life and work of one of the century's most important and original bio- medical scientists, and winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine.

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LAST PLANT STANDING

Biology  Environmental Studies  Science  Sociology 

While plants are essential for food, fuel, clothing and shelter, they also hold the key to probably the greatest challenge of our times-to feed a global population which will peak in the next twenty years.

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ALAN BEAN: ART OFF THIS EARTH

Short Films  American Studies  Art History  Physical Science  Science 

Profiles Alan Bean, the Apollo XII astronaut who in November 1969 became the fourth man to set foot on the moon, and who later turned to painting to share the vision he brought back from space.

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TO MAKE MAN IMMUNE FROM DISEASE

Technology  Science  Health  Environmental Studies  Anthropology 

Inside the incredibly complex immunization systems of our bodies the battle against disease is never-ending. Medical science has helped by creating vaccines against the plague, smallpox, typhoid, polio, and other scourges—only to be overtaken by cancer and heart disease.

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NEON: AN ELECTRIC MEMOIR

Science  Physical Science  Architecture 

Chronicles the history of neon, the luminescent gas discovered in 1898 by a British chemist, showing how neon is utilized today by designers, photographers, artists, sculptors and architects.

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