The Smartest Night On TV

The Smartest Night On TV

Nova ScienceNow: How Smart Are Animals?
Wed, 2/9 at 9pm on WGBH 2/HD

How well can we understand what's going on in the brains of non-human animals? Do our pets have the same feelings we do? How smart are parrots and sharks really?

Nova: Making Stuff Smarter
Wed, 2/9 at 9pm on WGBH 2/HD

Host David Pogue looks into the growing number of smart materials that can respond, change, and even learn.
An army tanker truck that heals its own bullet wounds. An airplane wing that changes shape as it flies.
Clothing that can monitor its wearer's heart rate, health, and mood.

Nova: The Smartest Machines On Earth
Wed, 2/9 at 10pm on WGBH 2/HD

What's so special about human intelligence? And will scientists ever build a computer that rivals the flexibility
and power of a human brain? Nova takes viewers inside an IBM lab where a crack team has been working for
nearly three years to perfect a machine that can answer any question. The scientists hope their machine will be
able to beat expert contestants in one of the USA's most challenging TV quiz shows: Jeopardy.

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